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February 17 to February 23, 2003

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Monday, Feb. 17
8 p.m. To commemorate Black History Month, the Black Organization of Students at CUA presents "Unsung Heroes," a panel discussion about past and current black leaders and the future of the black community. University Center, The Rathskeller. For more information, contact BOSACUA at bosacua_cua@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
Noon. Karibu Books, a Maryland-based, African-American-owned bookstore visits CUA to sell books and calendars. The Black Organization of Students at CUA is sponsoring the event. University Center East, Main Lounge. For more information, contact BOSACUA at bosacua_cua@yahoo.com.

7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Washington Theological Consortium present the Annual Celebration of Christian Unity. The Rev. Lucy Hogan, Wesley Theological Seminary, will be the homilist. The homily and vespers will be held at Caldwell Hall Chapel. A reception will follow in the Department of Theology lounge. For more information, contact the Washington Theological Consortium at 202-832-2675.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Noon. To commemorate Black History Month, the offices of the dean of students and human resources present a concert by Archbishop Carroll High School's gospel choir. University Center East, Main Lounge. For more information, contact Al Sullivan Jr., CUA's manager of training and development, at 202-319-5353, or Akima Rogers, director of Multicultural Student Services, at 202-319-5619.

4 p.m., the Physics Department Colloquium presents "Superstring Pictures and the Observation of the Cosmological Constant," a lecture by S. J. Gates Jr., professor of physics, University of Maryland. Hannan Hall, Room 106. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Lawrence Fagg at lfagg@shentel.net.

5 p.m., the offices of the dean of students and human resources present "What Does Black Culture Really Mean?" a discussion about perceptions of African-Americans in music, society and the media. Caldwell Hall, Room 119. For more information, contact Al Sullivan Jr. at 202-319-5353, or Akima Rogers at 202-319-5619.

Thursday, Feb. 20
Noon, the offices of the dean of students and human resources present the African Drum Ensemble, a Baltimore, Md.-based performance group featuring three drummers and a poet. The ensemble is directed by Yerodin Sanders, B.A. 1999. University Center East, Main Lounge. For more information, contact Al Sullivan Jr. at 202-319-5353, or Akima Rogers at 202-319-5619.

3 p.m., The Digital Libraries Series at the School of Library and Information Science sponsors "Transforming Library Services in the Digital Age," a lecture by Tamara J. Miller, head of planning and program development, University of Tennessee Libraries. The lecture will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Va. Directions can be obtained by visiting www.co.fairfax.va.us/maps/locatMap.htm. Transportation is available. For more information, contact William Turner, assistant dean of the library and information science school, at 202-319-5085 or turnerjr@cua.edu.
7 p.m., the Black Organization of Students at CUA presents "A Taste of Cultures," a food fair spotlighting dishes that make up the African-American experience. There will be meals from the Caribbean and Africa, as well as U.S. regional cooking. There will also be a performance by the Georgetown University Step Team. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact BOSACUA at bosacua_cua@yahoo.com.

Friday, Feb. 21
2 p.m., The Graduate Student Lecture Series at the School of Philosophy sponsors "The Seduction of Images: A Look at the Roles of the Image in Husserl's Phenomenology," a lecture by John Brough, professor of philosophy, Georgetown University. The re-scheduling of the Feb. 7 lecture "Petty Thievery and the Root of All Evil: Augustine's Theft of the Pears," by Scott MacDonald, Norman K. Regan Professor in Christian Studies, Cornell University, will be announced. The lecture was cancelled due to snow. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call the Office of the Dean of the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259.

8 p.m., Richard Fazio directs The Catholic University of America Wind Ensemble. The ensemble will perform Ippolitov-Ivanov's "Procession of the Sadar (from Caucasion Sketches)," William Schuman's "Chester," John Philip Sousa's "Hands Across the Sea," and Erickson Frank's "Toccata for Band." John Paul Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5414.

Saturday, Feb. 22
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the offices of the dean of students and human resources present 1,001 Black Inventions, a comedy performed by the Pin Points Theatre, a Washington, D.C., acting troupe. The play focuses on an American family trying to survive in a world without African-American inventions. The performance will be held at the Imani Learning and Arts Center, 6015 Old Central Ave., Capitol Heights, Md. For more information, contact Al Sullivan Jr. at 202-319-5353, or Akima Rogers at 202-319-5619.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Feb. 24
4:30 p.m., Professor Geoffrey Wainwright of Duke University receives the Annual Ecumenism Award from the Washington Theological Consortium. A lecture and reception will follow. The event is cosponsored by the School of Religious Studies. Caldwell Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. As part of the Black History Month commemoration, the offices of the dean of students and human resources present When We Were Kings, an Academy Award-winning documentary about the 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight championship fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. University Center, Main Lounge. For more information, contact Al Sullivan Jr. at 202-319-5353, or Akima Rogers at 202-319-5619.

Monday, Feb. 24, and Tuesday, Feb. 25
The School of Nursing and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music present "Music Thanatology: Implications for the Care of the Dying." In a two-day residency, harpist, singer and composer Therese Schroeder-Sheker talks about and demonstrates her program of palliative care that incorporates music, medicine and spirituality in the care of the dying. The Feb. 24 presentation is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the Feb. 25 presentation is from noon to 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information and classroom locations, contact the nursing school at 202-319-6537 or the music school at 202-319-5414.
Wednesday, Feb. 26
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Department of Art hosts a reception for artist Michelle Vitale Loughlin, B.A. 1993. Loughlin's "Shroud" exhibit is on display through Feb. 26. Using hand-knit blankets as her canvas, Loughlin combines craft, sculpture and painting. Salve Regina Gallery. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the art department at 202-319-5282.

Thursday, Feb. 27
4 p.m. to 7 p.m., the offices of the dean of students and human resources present a Black History Month dinner. Recipes from Africa, the West Indies and the Caribbean will be featured. University Center, Cardinal's Nest Food Court. Sodexho Marriot cosponsors the event. For more information, contact Al Sullivan Jr. at 202-319-5353, or Akima Rogers at 202-319-5619.

Athletics
Home Basketball Games
The CUA women's and men's basketball teams face York College of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The women's game will be at 6 p.m., and the men's game will be at 8 p.m. DuFour Center. For more information, call 202-319-5286.

Announcements
National Student Employment Week
The Office of Career Services will celebrate its sixth annual National Student Employment Week (April 6 to 12) with the "Student Employee of the Year" recognition program, which honors reliable, creative students who perform high-quality work. Student-employee supervisors are asked to nominate one undergraduate and/or graduate student from their offices (if there are several student employees in a department) for the awards.

A committee of readers composed of staff members from various CUA departments will select an undergraduate and a graduate student for the awards. All nominees will be publicly acknowledged on campus, and the two winners will be invited to attend the April 24 "Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony," where they will receive certificates and plaques. The ceremony will be held in Caldwell Auditorium.

Supervisors wishing to nominate students from their offices should complete the nomination form located at http://careers.cua.edu/seoty.h tm. Submissions must be made by Tuesday, March 11. For more information, contact Lauri Wood, assistant director of experiential programs, at 202-319-5623.

Bookstore Sale
In preparation for its move to the new Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, the CUA bookstore will hold a clearance sale on all merchandise from Monday, Feb. 17, to Friday, Feb. 28. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. For more information, contact Barbara Hoy at 202-319-5232.



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