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January 13 to January 19, 2003

Monday, Jan. 13
Classes resume.

Wednesday, Jan. 15
10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Customer Service Training Initiative begins. (See Announcements.)

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law and Dean Douglas W. Kmiec present "Shaping the Church: Resisting Scandal and Avoiding Secularization," a Brendan Brown Lecture delivered by Mark Chopko, general counsel, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The lecture will address the ways in which the Catholic Church has been under intense pressure in recent years to conform to secular values and opinions. Slowinski Courtroom. A reception will follow in the Louise H. Keelty and James Keelty Jr. Atrium. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or

Upcoming Events
Monday, Jan. 20
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday).

Tuesday, Jan. 21
8 p.m., Vigil Mass for Life will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Anthony Bevilaqua, chairman of the U.S. Catholic bishops' Pro-Life Committee, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. CUA will provide accommodations in DuFour Center for high school students arriving from out of town for the annual March for Life.

Wednesday, Jan. 22
CUA community participates in the annual March for Life on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
Tuesday, Jan. 28
12 p.m., Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. University Mass. Noon classes are cancelled. Classes that usually meet at 1:10 p.m. will commence at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31, to Sunday,
Feb. 2

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Best Foot Forward, a music theater research project. Ellwood Annaheim is director; Maureen Codelka is music director. Ward Recital Hall. The performance will be held at 8 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 2. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $5 for students. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Customer Service Training
The Office of Human Resources, Training and Development invites faculty and staff to participate in the Customer Service Training Initiative. The first session, titled "Culture of Service," will be held twice each day on Jan. 15 and 29.

Session Two, "The Fish Philosophy," will be held twice each day on Feb. 5 and 19. Session Three, "Dealing with Difficult Situations," will be held on March 5 and 19.

On each date, classes are from 10 a.m. to noon and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. All classes will be conducted at the Life Cycle Institute, Room 201.

To reserve a space and for more information, contact Jeannetta Clayton at 202-319-5941 or

Fitness Classes
Everyone is invited to try out fitness classes at the DuFour Center. Evening classes will be held Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and are open to all. Strength training and fitness classes for faculty and staff only will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. Classes are free of charge the week of Jan. 13-17. For more information, contact Jone Dowd at 202-319-6043 or (She will not be available Jan. 10-14.)
Health & Safety
Fireplace Safety
Some reminders to help you stay safe and warm by the hearth:

Check your chimney annually for cracks in the walls, animal nests or excessive creosote buildup.

Use a fireplace screen to keep sparks inside the fireplace.

Never leave a fire unattended. Make sure the fire has been completely extinguished before leaving or going to bed.

Dry, seasoned wood burns hotter and cleaner. Do not burn lumber that is old or that may have been chemically treated.

Gas-burning fireplaces need to have jets cleaned and all lines and connections checked.

For additional information, contact Kelly Scanlon, Office of Environmental Health and Safety, 202-319-4461.

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