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December 9 to December 15, 2002

Monday, Dec. 9
7 p.m., the Freshman Musical Theater Showcase will be directed by Jane Pesci-Townsend. The event is free and open to the public. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, Dec. 10
7 p.m., the Sophomore and Junior Musical Theater Showcase will be directed by Ellwood Annaheim and Maureen Codelka. The event is free and open to the public. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, Dec. 11
1 p.m., the Office of Human Resources, Training and Development and the Office of Computer Planning and Information Technology offer their MS Office Brown Bag Seminar. The one-hour class deals with questions users may have about MS Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access. Leahy Hall Conference Room. Please bring a lunch. Space is limited, so to reserve a seat, contact Jeannetta Clayton at 202-319-5941.

Thursday, Dec. 12
5:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "A survey of the isomorphic non linear theory of Banach spaces," a colloquium lecture by Professor William B. Johnson, Texas A&M University. McMahon Hall, Room 318. Refreshments will be served at 4:30 p.m. in McMahon Hall, Room 207. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii, associate professor of mathematics, at 202-319-5221.

Upcoming Events
Thursday, Dec. 19
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., hosts the President's Annual Christmas Party. Faculty and staff are invited. Door prizes will be drawn at 4 p.m. Caldwell Auditorium.

Brief Power Outage
Pepco conducted a momentary power outage (10 seconds) at 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, to transfer high voltage feeders. A momentary outage (10 seconds) to return service to our normal feeder will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 6 a.m.

The following buildings will not be affected: Centennial Village, Flather Hall, Hannan Hall, Life Cycle Institute, Millennium North and South, Ryan and Regan Halls and North Dining. Please direct any concerns to the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or

Snow and CUA
In the event of a snowstorm or other severe weather condition that affects transportation in the Washington, D.C., area, please remember to check or call 202-319-5000 before you leave for work to find out if the university will be closed or opening late. The university posts an announcement about a delayed opening or closing of campus by 6 a.m. In addition, you may tune into reports by local radio and TV outlets for information on CUA's delayed opening or closing.
Heating Systems Over The Christmas Break
As the university prepares to leave for Christmas Break, there are a few things to remember. Windows should be closed. Even a small air leak can cause a heating unit to freeze up and flood. Heating units need to be left on and in the normal heating mode with the fan on where possible. The temperature should be set back (where adjustable) to approximately 65 degrees. Steam or hot water radiators should have the valves turned to a position that is slightly cooler than normal.

Remember, if you are unsure or don’t understand these heating requests, please call the Facility Service Center at 202-319-5121 before leaving. The Power Plant will be staffed 24 hours a day for the entire Christmas Break. All emergency requests for heat during this period should be directed to 202-319-5121.

Christmas Shoe Drive
The Guild of Catholic Lawyers, the CUA Student Bar Association and Delta Theta Phi sponsor their second annual Christmas Shoe Drive for the children at St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home. Last year's drive was a great success, raising $2,500. Send in your donation by Friday, Dec. 20, so that these children may have a pair of new shoes on Christmas morning.

Contributions (checks made payable to St. Ann's or gift certificates to local shoe stores such as PayLess, Sears, etc.) should be sent to the Columbus School of Law's Office of Student Life and Special Events, Room 341. For further information, contact Joan Vorrasi at 202-319-6126 or

Immigration Registration
The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service once more has expanded its registration requirements to include nonimmigrant males aged 16 and older from Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen. Men from these countries who entered the United States prior to Sept. 30, 2002, and who will remain beyond Jan. 10, 2003, are required to register at the local Immigration and Naturalization Service office. Registration deadline is Jan. 10, 2003.

Men from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan and Libya who entered the United States prior to Sept. 11, 2002, must report by Dec. 16 to the local INS office to register. Individuals subject to these requirements who fail to register by these dates will be considered illegally present in the United States. Citizens from the affected countries who will be leaving the United States for the holidays do not need to register now with INS because they will be registered when they return.
These requirements apply only to individuals from the specified countries who are considered to be nonimmigrants in the United States, and do not apply to naturalized citizens, permanent residents, individuals granted asylum or those who have applied for asylum prior to Nov. 6, 2002. Those interested can visit this site.

For more information, call the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at 202-319-5618, or visit this site.

Health & Safety
Preparing for Winter Driving
The leading cause of death during winter storms is transportation accidents. Preparing your vehicle for the winter season and knowing how to react if stranded or lost on the road are the keys to safe winter driving. Now is the time to have your mechanic inspect your vehicle and check the following important items: battery, antifreeze, wipers, lights, heater, brakes, defroster, oil level and tire treads. Keep a windshield scraper for ice and snow removal in your car and try to have at least a half tank of gas at all times. When taking long trips, listen to the radio to check on road conditions, try to drive during daylight hours, and travel with a companion. Finally, keep some type of winter car kit in your vehicle. It should include a flashlight, batteries, blanket, bag of sand and booster cables. For more information, contact Jeff Potts at 202-319-5865 or check the Federal Emergency Management Agency Web site at

This Week @ CUA is published weekly during the academic year. Please submit items to the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600; fax, 202-319-4440; e-mail, Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, December 16, 2002. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2002. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at

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