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April 21 to April 27, 2003

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Tuesday, April 22
Classes resume.

4:30 p.m., the 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.

Wednesday, April 23
5:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Book Thickness of Graphs: Theory and Applications," a lecture by Paul Kainen, professor of mathematics, Georgetown University. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 24, to Saturday, April 26
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 April 24 and 25, as well a 2 p.m. show on April 26. Callan Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-319-4000.

Friday, April 25
6:30 p.m., The Catholic University Student Chapter of The American Society for Information Science and Technology presents Martin Kalfatovic, head of the Smithsonian Libraries' New Media Office. He will discuss collaborations between museums and libraries in the areas of taxonomic literature and historical trade catalogs, and how the creation of online exhibits can make libraries more museum-like. Hannan Hall, Room 108. Refreshments will be served at 6 p.m. Those interested in attending must respond by April 24. To respond or for more information, contact Erin Haggerty at haggertyerin@hotmail.com.

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, $8 for seniors and $5 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, and Sunday, April 27
The west entrance of the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station will be closed for the weekend. It will reopen on Monday, April 28. (See Announcements.)

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 50ellis@cua.edu.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students and the Philippine Cultural Society of George Washington University present their third annual cultural show, "Tandaan: From Here to There." The event features traditional Filipino dances and cuisines. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Tickets are $7 pre-sale and for students or $10 at the door. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact Erin Mones at 202-299-2671 or 93mones@cua.edu.
Sunday, April 27
2 p.m., the School of Nursing's Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International holds its annual induction ceremony. The ceremony will honor STTI's founders by recognizing the academic achievements of the new members who are being inducted. The keynote speaker will be Brig. Gen. William T. Bester, commander, U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine. A reception will follow. Gowan Auditorium. For more information, contact Kathleen M. Buckley, assistant professor, at 202-319-6484 or buckleyk@cua.edu.

Upcoming Events
Monday, April 28
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service's Minority Concerns Committee presents "Rooted Together, Unity Through Diversity: ERACISM," a program featuring food, a panel presentation and a play about diversity. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Elizabeth M. Bertera, assistant professor, at 202-319-5782.

Tuesday, April 29
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag lecture series "A Demonstration that School-Based Required Service Does Not Deter, but Heightens Volunteerism," by James Youniss, professor of psychology, and Ed Metz, research assistant. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call the LCI at 202-319-5999.

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.

Thursday, May 1, to Saturday, May 3
The departments of modern languages and drama present Parece Blanca, a Spanish-language play by award-winning Cuban playwright Abelardo Estorino. The play draws from works of Cuban and Latin American fiction and features graduate and undergraduate students directed by Harold Ruiz. All performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. An English-language summary will be available. Callan Theatre. For more information, contact the Department of Modern Languages at 202-319-5240.

Thursday, May 1
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the School of Nursing's Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International holds its annual dinner and business meeting. The guest speaker will be Capt. Virginia Beeson, N.C., U. S. Navy, senior nurse executive of the National Naval Medical Center, who will present "If I had only known then what I know now." New board members will also be elected. Uniformed Services University, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Md. For more information, contact Michelle Jones at 703-575-9080 or mjones2924@aol.com.

Friday, May 2
7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Archdiocese of San Francisco host the 14th American Cardinals Dinner at The Fairmont San Francisco. The event's purpose is to raise money for scholarships for CUA students. For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

Saturday, May 3
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its World Percussion Concert. Luis Garay is the director. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Monday, May 5
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its Freshman Musical Theatre Showcase. Jane Pesci-Townsend is the director. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, May 6
Final examination period begins.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its Sophomore and Junior Musical Theatre Showcase. Ellwood Annaheim is the director. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5416.
Thursday, May 8
7 p.m., to mark the 108th birthday of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, a CUA alumnus and former professor, and to pray for his canonization, the Archbishop Sheen Foundation sponsors a Mass and reception at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Bishop Joseph Perry of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be the main celebrant. The Rev. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., postulator for the cause for Archbishop Sheen’s canonization, and the Rev. William Cleary, O.S.A., a foundation member, will be the concelebrants. A reception will be held after Mass in the Shrine's Memorial Hall. For more information, contact Thomas J. Craughwell at 203-778-9867 or Craughwell@aol.com.


Announcements
Revised Work Schedule for Brookland-CUA Metro Station
Vice President for Student Life Susan Pervi announces that as of April 15, 2003, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) officials have revised the capital improvement schedule for the Brookland-CUA Metrorail station to minimize disruption to the CUA community. The revised schedule is as follows:

SPRING SEMESTER 2003

No closures through Friday, April 25.

Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27: CUA Station side (west) entrance closed for canopy installation work. The rain dates are Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4.

During the closures a shuttle bus will make regularly scheduled trips from the Brookland (east) entrance to the CUA campus. Further service information will be posted at the station and by CUA. The WMATA transit police will provide enhanced security during these closures.

Station entrances remain open as usual during periods not specified for closure.

SUMMER 2003

Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1: CUA Station side (west) entrance closed for canopy installation work.

Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29: CUA Station side (west) entrance closed for canopy installation work.

During the closures a shuttle bus will make regularly scheduled trips from the Brookland (east) entrance to the CUA campus. Further service information will be posted at the station and by CUA. The WMATA transit police will provide enhanced security during these closures.

Station entrances remain open as usual during periods not specified for closure.

Nursing Professors' Radio Appearance
The School of Nursing announces that on Thursday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m., Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., professor, and Sharon Dudley-Brown, assistant professor, will appear on the Paul Berry Radio Show on WTNT (AM 570). They will discuss the nation's current nursing shortage and ways to draw people to nursing careers and CUA programs. Listeners will have an opportunity to call in with questions and comments. For more information, visit http://nursing.cua.edu/graduat e/MSN/CVP/main/index.cfm.



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