|April 7 to April 13, 2003|
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., the CUA bookstore celebrates its grand opening at The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Steve Pribyl, senior vice president of sales and operations, Follett Higher Education Group, will be the guest speaker. There will be refreshments and prize drawings. For more information, visit www.cua.bkstr.com.
Tuesday, April 8
7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., Commuter students will have the opportunity to begin their day with coffee, juice and pastries. Sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Commuter Student Association, and The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Dedication Week committee. Pryzbyla Center, Room 209. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents "Fun with Chemistry," an interactive demonstration by Associate Professor Diane Bunce. Students, staff and faculty can learn how to make silly putty, predict the weather and use a variety of common household products to conduct tabletop chemistry experiments. Pryzbyla Center Atrium, Third Floor. For more information, call 202-319-5600.
2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Dedication Week committee presents "A Touch of Sinatra" and Coffee Break for staff and faculty. Richie G., a well-known Washington, D.C.-area singer, will perform. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court Stage. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
4:30 p.m., the School of Religious Studies presents "The Task of the Theologian in the Church Today," a lecture by Archbishop Josef Doré, archbishop of Strasbourg. A reception will follow. Caldwell Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5683.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., CUA, in conjunction with the National Capital Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics, presents "An Introduction to Behavioral Economics — With an Interim Report on the Analysis for Decision Making by Corporate Economists," a seminar by Hugh Schwartz, formerly of the Inter-American Development Bank and several universities. Life Cycle Auditorium. A reception will follow. Those interested in attending can visit www.ncc-nabe.org. For more information, contact Arsene Aka, Department of Business and Economics, at 202-319-5238, or Alan Deaton at 202-898-7038.
9 p.m., Impulse Control, CUA's student improv comedy troupe, will perform for the campus community. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
Wednesday, April 9
Noon to 4 p.m., The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Dedication Week committee presents the "Pryz Bounce" dance. Pryzbyla Center, west lawn. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., the dedication week committee presents "Peace Movements and the Pope's Position on 'Just War': A Dialogue on Iraq," a brown bag discussion with Columbus School of Law Dean Douglas Kmiec; William Barbieri, associate professor of religion and religious education; and Michael Foley, associate professor of politics. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A, Third Floor. For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
3 p.m., The Digital Libraries Series at the School of Library and Information Science sponsors "Building an Enterprise Knowledge Infrastructure," a lecture by Laura M. Eisenmann, KWeb Architecture manager, Ernst & Young's Center for Business Knowledge. A reception will follow. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact William Turner, assistant dean, library and information science school, at 202-319-5085 or email@example.com.
4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents "Superstring Pictures and the Observation of the Cosmological Constant," a colloquium by S.J. Gates, John S. Toll Professor of Physics and director of the Center for String and Particle Theory, University of Maryland. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Lawrence Fagg at 202-319-5315.
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Englishness Reconsidered: The Dismantling of an Early Medieval Problem," a lecture by Bruce O'Brien, professor of history, Mary Washington College. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. Refreshments will follow. Cosponsored by the Graduate Student Association. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.
5:30 p.m., the Department of History presents "Barbarians, Romans and the Legitimization of Vandal Power in Late-Antique North Africa," a colloquium with Jonathan Conant, scholar in residence, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. William Klingshirn, associate professor, Department of Greek and Latin, is the commentator. Based on a precirculated paper. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more more information, call the history department at 202-319-5484.
7:30 p.m., the Program Board presents comic hypnotist Tom Deluca. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
9 p.m., Sodexho presents the band Carbon Leaf, with Jump, Little Children, as the opening act. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, call 202-319-5291.
Wednesday, April 9, through Sunday, April 13
The Department of Drama presents Radium Girls, a play written by CUA alumna Dolores Whiskeyman. The April 9 to April 12 shows will be at 7:30 p.m.; the April 13 show will begin at 2 p.m. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens, groups of 10 or more and CUA staff, faculty and alumni; and $3 for students and children. To buy tickets or for more information, call the Hartke Theatre box office at 202-319-4000.
Thursday, April 10
Noon. The Department of Psychology's Children, Families, and Cultures colloquium series continues with "Face Processing Impairment: A Core Deficit in Autism?" a lecture by Cheryl Trepagnier, National Rehabilitation Hospital. O'Boyle Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Barry M. Wagner, associate professor, at 202-319-5762 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Noon to 1:30 p.m., a Brown Bag Lunch titled "CUA Past and Present" will be hosted by CUA Archivist Timothy Meagher and Michael Scott, the architect who designed The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. The pair will discuss architectural changes to the campus that have occurred over the years. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5615.
4 p.m., OFFICIAL DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR THE EDWARD J. PRYZBYLA UNIVERSITY CENTER. Pryzbyla Center west entrance. University community is invited. For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.
7:30 p.m. As part of CUA's third annual International Week, the Black Organization of Students at CUA and the International Week Committee present "Taste of Cultures," an evening of food and fun during which attendees can sample international cuisine. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Akima Rogers, associate dean of students, at 202-319-5619 or email@example.com.
Friday, April 11
To commemorate the 80th birthday of Visiting Professor Kenneth Schmitz, the School of Philosophy, the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center's Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Culture present "The Recovery of Being in Contemporary Thought," a symposium, divided into three lectures, celebrating Schmitz and his work.
1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., the Rev. W. Norris Clark, S.J., emeritus professor of philosophy, Fordham University, will discuss "The Integration of Person and Being in 20th-Century Thomism."
2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Robert Wood, professor of philosophy, University of Dallas, will lecture on "Potentiality, Creativity and Rationality: A 'New' Transcendental?"
3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m., Matthew L. Lamb, professor of theology, Boston College, will discuss "The Gift of Redemption: Trinitarian and Christological Transpositions of Kenneth Schmitz's Notions of Metaphysical Interiority and Singularity." Each lecture will feature a response from Schmitz.
A general discussion and reception will follow. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, Pope John Paul II Theater. For more information, contact the philosophy school at 202-319-5259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|7 p.m. to 9 p.m. As part of International Week, the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students and the International Week Committee
present the third annual "International Night," featuring singers, dancers, poets and musicians. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Akima Rogers at 202-319-5619 or email@example.com.
8 p.m., the CUA Wind Ensemble performs a tribute concert to Robert Garofalo, chairman of the Department of Instrumental Music, who will retire in May. Selections include Holst's "Second Suite in F" and Leemans' "March of the Belgian Paratroopers." Richard Fazio is the director. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5416.
Saturday, April 12
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Singers. Leo Nestor is the conductor. Along with traditional Palm Sunday music, the performance will feature vocal chamber music by Orlandus Lassus, Claudio Monteverdi, Johannes Brahms, Rodolfo Halffter, Benjamin Britten and Vincent Persichetti. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.
Sunday, April 13
2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Jazz Ensemble. Paul Scimonelli is the director. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.
4 p.m., the music school presents the CUA Women's Chorus. Diana V. Saez is the conductor. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call the school at 202-319-5416.
4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents as its annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture "A Place in the Sun for the Neutrino," by R.G. Hamish Robertson, Center for Experimental Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics, University of Washington. A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact the physics department at 202-319-5315.
5:15 p.m. To commemorate its launch, CRUX, a new CUA literary magazine, presents a poetry reading by award-winning poet T.R. Hummer, editor of The Georgia Review, one of the nation's top literary publications. A reception, book signing and open mic session will follow. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
6 p.m., the School of Nursing's Child and Family Community Behavioral Health Center hosts "Issues in Parenting," during which CUA faculty and staff will discuss issues such as parenting, limit setting, anger management and recognition of suicidal tendencies in children. Refreshments will be provided. The program is free and open to the public. The center is located at The Pentacles apartment complex at 1515 Benning Rd., N.E., Washington, D.C. (across from the Old Hechinger Mall). For more information, contact Carly Gumbert at 202-319-6451 or email@example.com.
Thursday, April 17
Holy Thursday. No Classes; Easter recess begins.
Tuesday, April 22
4:30 p.m., Rev. Francis Moloney, S.D.B. will deliver his inaugural lecture as the Katharine Drexel Chair of Religious Studies. The lecture is titled "Can Everyone be Wrong? A Reading of John 11:1-12:8." A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call the School of Religious Studies at 202-319-5683.
Thursday, April 24, and Friday, April 25
The Department of Drama presents as part of its graduate Directing Experiments Workshop Series Faces of Joan, a theatrical exploration of Joan of Arc. There will be 6 p.m. performances on both days, as well a 2 p.m. show on April 25. Callan Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-319-4000.
Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Agamemnon, a one-act opera written by CUA Associate Professor Andrew Earle Simpson (composer) and Adjunct Professor Sarah B. Ferrario (librettist).
The opera will feature student and professional singers, musicians and dancers. Agamemnon is the first in a series of operas chronicling the tragedies of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy. Those interested can visit http://music.cua.edu/agamemnon.
The April 25 and 26 performances will be held at 8 p.m.; the April 27 show will be held at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children and $8 for students. Hartke Theatre. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact 202-319-5416.
Friday, April 25, to Saturday, May 17
The Department of Art will present its senior art show from Friday, April 25, through Saturday, May 17, at Salve Regina Gallery. The opening reception will be held April 25 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call the art department at 202-319-5282.
Saturday, April 26
3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Minority Voices, composed of the Black Organization of Students at Catholic University of America, Latin Alliance, the National Society of Black Engineers and the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students, hosts a minority achievement banquet, featuring food, awards and a disc jockey. Life Cycle Institute, Second Floor. For more information, contact William Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 29
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Town and Gown Singers. Professor Leo Nestor is the conductor. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.
Wednesday, April 30
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Scenes, a CUA Opera Workshop. Professor Elaine R. Walter is the director. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.
The following update on the Brookland Metrorail renovation was provided by Vice President for Student Life Susan Pervi on April 3, 2003:
In a letter from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority dated March 18, 2003, the CUA Department of Public Safety was informed of a decision to proceed with a capital improvement project at the Brookland-CUA metrorail station.
A canopy installation project was scheduled to close the access at the west entrance (CUA main campus side) from April 14 to June 6, 2003. The information was disseminated to the CUA community shortly thereafter.
At no time prior to receipt of the letter were CUA administrators consulted.
On Thursday, April 3, WMATA officials met with CUA representatives on campus to address concerns about the decision, its implementation and notification processes. CUA participants included the Public Safety management -- Thomasine Johnson and James Battle -- and VP for Student Life Susan Pervi.
As a result of the meeting, WMATA officials have agreed to revise their original schedule to better address the access, security and safety concerns of the CUA community. They have already postponed the original April 14 closing and have accommodated the main campus and law school commencement periods. WMATA officials are committed to developing further schedule revisions to minimize or eliminate other periods of access disruption. A new schedule and information for specific security and safety measures are expected shortly. After these have been reviewed by university officials, an updated communication will be provided to the campus community.
The CUA Department of Public Safety will coordinate and monitor the situation.
CUA Counsel Online
The lastest issue of CUA Counsel Online, published by the Office of General Counsel, is available at http://counselonline.cua.edu.
In the "Front Page" section, Associate General Counsel Kathryn Bender outlines the legal issues involved in providing students with safe internships and externships off campus. The article explores the requirements for affiliation agreements with off-campus internship sites, avoiding discrimination claims in the operation of such activities and other ways to minimize liability for faculty and the university.
|Under "Hot Legal Topics," Assistant General Counsel Margaret O'Donnell reviews the status of the University of Michigan's affirmative action cases, providing online links to CUA's amicus
brief in the case and to transcripts of April 1 arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court.|
There are also notes on how to protect your personal privacy, with specific attention to telephone solicitors and the www.google.com Web site, through which someone can often obtain a map to a person's home address simply by knowing his or her phone number. (See "Privacy and the Internet" at the "Hot Legal Topics" page.)
Finally, there is a reminder about the need for all contracts at CUA to be reviewed by the general counsel's office. The article focuses on the process for hiring independent contractors and includes a short checklist of items to include in preparing a contract for review.
Hosts Needed for Foreign High School Students
CUA, the U.S. State Department and the Open Society Institute are sponsoring the Southeast European Youth Leadership Institute, which will be held on campus Wednesday, July 2, through Saturday, Aug. 2. The event is a politics, law and debate camp for 46 high school students and 12 adult participants from Serbia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria.
The institute wants the students to spend some time with local families and is looking for people who would be interested in hosting a foreign student from July 20 to August 1. For more information, contact Aaron Fishbone, assistant director, Southeast European Youth Leadership Institute, at 202-319-6871 or email@example.com.
The Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students, in conjunction with the other multicultural groups on campus, the Office of the Dean of Students and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, will be hosting Catholic University's third annual International Week and International Night. The festivities begin on Monday, April 7, and will culminate with an international, multi-cultural celebration on the night of Friday, April 11. The theme of this year's celebration is "Beyond the Horizon."
International Week is filled with activities and food from various parts of the world.
"A Taste of Cultures" on Thursday, April 10, promises to be a delicious and entertaining evening as students and employees from around the world share dishes from their home countries with the CUA community.
International Night, which takes place on April 11, will be a night of celebration, summing up the week's events with cultural performances and delicious food!
In order for International Night to be a success, FOCUS asks for full
participation from the entire CUA community. It would like to see CUA faculty and staff be an integral part of this growing CUA tradition! For more information, contact Erin Mones, FOCUS president, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heating Shutdown, Air Conditioning Start Up
As the warm weather approaches, the university will begin shutting down the central heating plant. This operation is tied to weather patterns, but normally occurs during mid-April.
The start up of the air conditioning on campus normally begins three to four weeks after the heating season ends, depending on weather patterns.
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations expresses its appreciation to the university community for its patience and understanding during these changeover times, as there will undoubtedly be some overlap in heating and cooling needs.
After the cooling season starts, the university’s electrical consumption normally doubles. Any and all conservation measures that the campus community can adopt are encouraged, especially during the summer.
Here are some hints to help conserve energy over the summer:
— Raise your thermostat setting to 78 degrees.
— Turn off air conditioning, especially window units, when it's not needed. This includes overnight and vacations.
— Turn off all lights and computers when not using them.
— Do not leave outside doors propped open.
— Keep windows closed when air conditioners are in use.
For more information, contact the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.
Student Employment Week
To honor CUA's student workers and their supervisors, the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, has proclaimed the week of April 6-12 as Student Employment Week at the university.
The Office of Career Services has named two winners of the "Student Employee of the Year" award. The undergraduate winner is Greg Jasina, who works in the Office of Admissions; the graduate winner is Jeff Dee, who serves in the Office of Housing and Residential Services. There were 27 nominees for the awards. The two winners are invited to attend the April 24 Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony, which will be held in The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center's Great Room. For more information, contact Lauri Wood, career services office, at 202-319-5623 or email@example.com.
Campus Jobs for Students
Supervisors who have non work-study positions available in their offices and departments can list such job openings with the Office of Career Services by visiting http://careers.cua.edu/forms/p osition.htm. The career services office will then post the opening on its Web site. For more information, contact Lauri Wood at 202-319-5623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lent at CUA
Campus Ministry is hosting religious services during Lent. Masses are held Mondays through Fridays at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 12:10 p.m. in the Mary, Mirror of Justice, Chapel in the Columbus School of Law. Eucharistic Adoration takes place in Caldwell Chapel Mondays through Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Stations of the Cross are said in Caldwell Chapel on Fridays at 4:30 p.m.
Pryz Center Jelly Bean Contest
April 7 to 11. Students, staff and faculty can stop by the information desk at The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center and guess how many jelly beans are in a jug located at the desk. The closest guess wins the jelly beans. The winner will be announced on the morning of Friday, April 11.
Throughout the spring and summer months, properly trained pesticide applicators may perform chemical treatments to control weed growth or insect populations. Treatment areas will vary, but they may be inside or outside of campus buildings.
CUA practices Integrated Pest Management, an EPA-recommended pest control program. Pesticide use is a last resort, warranted only after trained professionals have examined the situation and ruled out other means of pest control.
If you have a pest problem in your work area, do not try to handle the problem yourself with over-the-counter chemicals. Contact the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 to place a work order. Your concern will be promptly handled.
For more information regarding Integrated Pest Management, visit http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/ ipm/.
Administrative and academic buildings on campus have representatives called "watch captains." In addition to posting crime alerts and security bulletins, these volunteers are trained to assist building occupants in the event of an emergency. They will receive and relay important information from the Department of Public Safety on what has occurred and how to assist building occupants. In the event of an incident, building occupants should protect their well-being by listening to their watch captain. For further information, contact Joe Beres, director, Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-6112.
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, email@example.com. Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, April 14, 2003. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 09, 2003. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at http://www.cua.edu.
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