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March 3 to March 9, 2003

Monday, March 3
Spring recess begins.

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 10
Classes resume.

Tuesday, March 11
4:30 p.m., the School of Religious Studies presents "The Catholic Church in Sweden of Today: a Prophetic Voice in a Post-Lutheran Society?" a lecture by Bishop Anders Arborelius, OCD, bishop of Stockholm. Caldwell Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Wednesday, March 12
5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages presents the eighth annual Crisafulli Lecture, titled "Revolution and the Reality of the Body in Bertolt Brecht's Drums in the Night," by Brigid Doherty, professor of German, Princeton University. Life Cycle Institute. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

5:30 p.m., the Department of History sponsors a visit by historian Lucy Barber, who will discuss her recently published book "Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition." Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Roman Sola at 202-319-5484.

Saturday, March 15
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts its Open House/Career Day for prospective students and applicants. Attendees will spend the morning session touring the school and meeting faculty. During the afternoon session, a panel of professionals will discuss the job prospects and career opportunities in the library and information science field. Box lunches will be provided. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact William L. Turner Jr., assistant dean, at 202-319-5085 or

Thursday, March 20
8 p.m, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents guest pianist Kevin Orr, professor of piano, University of Florida. He will play Beethoven's "Sonata Op. 13," Prokofiev's "Sarcasms" and Brahms' "Four Ballads." Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Friday, March 21, and Saturday, March 22
The Center for American Catholic Studies presents "Decline and Fall? Roman Catholicism Since 1950 in the United States, the Republic of Ireland and the Province of Quebec." Experts in history, theology, sociology and anthropology will gather for a multidisciplinary conference exploring Roman Catholicism. The March 21 sessions will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.; the March 22 sessions are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Life Cycle Institute. For more information, call 202-319-5484.
The Department of Modern Languages presents "The Symbolism and Politics of the Sacred," an international symposium in French and English. French scholars from the University of Nantes and other universities in the United States will join their colleagues at Catholic University for an interdisciplinary symposium examining the symbolism of transcendence and the sacred in politics, art, literature, philosophy and anthropology. The March 21 program is from 9:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; the March 22 program begins at 9:15 a.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For abstracts of papers and other information, visit l/faculty/shoemaker/sacre/symp osium.html. You may also contact Peter Shoemaker, assistant professor of modern languages, at 202-319-5240.

Sunday, March 23
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents guest pianist James Giles, professor of piano, Northwestern University. He will play Liszt's "On the Death of Laszlo Telecky"; Schubert's "Sonata in B-flat major, Opus posthumous D. 960"; Augusta Read Thomas' "Two New Etudes," "Cathedral Waterfall — homage to Messiaen" and "On Twilight — homage to Boulez"; Stephen Hough's "Suite R-B"; Lowell Lieberman's "Sonata No. 3 Op. 82"; and Earl Wild's "Mexican Hat Dance." Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Job Description Questionnaire
The Staff Compensation Study Team has begun distributing via e-mail its Job Description Questionnaire to all supervisors. This questionnaire is designed to collect information about the duties and responsibilities of all full-time and part-time staff positions. Supervisors are asked to complete a separate questionnaire for each staff member. Although supervisors are ultimately responsible for determining their staff's job responsibilities, the completed forms should be reviewed and signed by employees.

The completed questionnaires must be returned to the Office of Human Resources by Friday, March 28. Questions regarding the process may be directed to Chuck Mann, associate vice president for business services, at 202-319-5046, or Barbara Coughlin, director of human resources, at 202-319-5598.

Bookstore Closing
The CUA bookstore in the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies will be closed from Saturday, March 1, to Sunday, March 9. It will resume regular business hours on Monday, March 10, at its new location in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

Orders for Caps and Gowns
From Wednesday, March 12, to Friday, March 14, the CUA bookstore will take orders for caps and gowns from those who are eligible to walk in May's commencement ceremony. Faculty who need to buy or rent academic regalia should do so during those days. All orders must be paid for at the time of ordering.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations
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 undergraduate and graduate awards.

Supervisors should complete the nomination form located at tm. Submissions must be made by Tuesday, March 11. For more information, contact Lauri Wood, assistant director of experiential programs, at 202-319-5623.

Health & Safety
Building Evacuation Reminders
When entering a building, especially an assembly area, study your surroundings, particularly the locations of exits. When you are in an unfamiliar building, look around and identify the closest exit. During September's and January's evacuation drills, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety stressed the importance of knowing the locations of several of your building's exits. During an evacuation, go to the closest exit, not necessarily the one you regularly use. The closest exit may set off an alarm, but that is not a problem. If you have any questions about emergency evacuations, call Louis Alar at 202-319-5789.

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