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September 2 to September 8, 2002

Thursday, Sept. 5
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services will sponsor a part-time job and internship fair for CUA students. More than 20 employers from the Washington, D.C., area will be available to interview students for potential jobs. Students should dress appropriately and bring copies of their resume. University Center East Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Sept. 5
3 to 5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science kicks off its lecture series -- "Tomorrow's Digital Libraries: Are You Ready?" -- with a lecture entitled "Blurring the Boundaries," presented by Robert Martin, director of the Institute of Library and Museum Services. Columbus School of Law, Byron Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5085.

Friday, Sept. 6
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy begins its Franklin J. Matchette Foundation fall lecture series with a lecture entitled "Aristotle's Door," presented by CUA School of Philosophy Dean and Associate Professor Kurt Pritzl. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Sept. 9
1:30 to 5:30 p.m., CUA's Center for American Catholic Studies hosts a research symposium entitled "Priestly Identity in a Time of Crisis." Panel discussions will focus on current research about the clergy, including findings by CUA researchers on parish life, the priesthood and reasons why clergymen may choose to leave. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-319-5999.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
Noon, The Catholic University of America community commemorates the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States by participating in a special Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. All 12:10 p.m. classes will be cancelled.

Friday, Sept. 13
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy continues its Franklin J. Matchette Foundation fall lecture series with a lecture entitled "Truth and the Ways of the Good in Plato," presented by Mitch Miller of Vassar College. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Fitness Class
12:10 to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, The athletics department is offering a fitness class for faculty and staff only. For more information, contact Jone Dowd at 202-319-6043.

Health & Safety
Water Conservation
The EPA estimates that on average our households can experience a 14 percent loss of water through leaks without ever using appliances. The typical family of four spends about $820 a year on water supply and sewer fees, and an additional $230 to heat the water. In many communities, water and sewer costs can be twice that amount or higher.
Many do not realize how much money they can save by taking simple steps to conserve water, and they don't know the cumulative effects such small changes can have on water resources and environmental quality. To reduce water consumption, fix leaky faucets, toilets and lawn watering systems. Changing to water-efficient plumbing fixtures and appliances can result in major water and energy savings as well.

Water quantity and quality may become the biggest environmental issues we face in the 21st century. The drought this summer is reminding us to appreciate clean water as an invaluable resource. Take whatever steps you can to save and conserve it.

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