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April 28 to May 4, 2003

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Monday, April 28
4 p.m., CUA's American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives presents the inaugural George G. Higgins lecture by John T. McGreevy, who is the John A. O'Brien Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. McGreevy will discuss his latest book Catholicism and American Freedom. A reception will follow. Life Cycle Auditorium. The George G. Higgins Lecture Series was established to honor the late Monsignor George G. Higgins, who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work as an activist and scholar on behalf of working people and religious and ethnic harmony. For more information, contact the research center at 202-319-5065.

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
4 p.m., the Department of Physics Colloquium presents "Smectic Phases with Cubic Symmetry: The Play Analog of the Blue Phase," a lecture by Brian DiDonna, professor of physics, University of Pennsylvania. A reception will follow. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Robin Selinger, associate professor, at 202-319-6740.

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.

Upcoming Events
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
4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Metropolitan College hosts an open house. Those interested in continuing or completing their undergraduate studies can hear about the college's programs and obtain academic advice and information about financial aid. The Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5256.

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.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musician in Modern Society class presents The Carnival of the Artists, a concert of music, poetry and visual art celebrating the animal kingdom. Featured works will include fables of Aesop and La Fontaine; music by Copland, Fauré, Ravel, Rossini and Saint-Saëns; and a student art exhibit. Ward Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5861 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

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.

Piano Sale
Dean Murry Sidlin of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music announces that many new pianos provided to the music school through the piano loan program during the past academic year are now available for purchase, along with instruments from similar programs.

The fine pianos used in the music school include baby grands, larger grands, studios and consoles. These instruments from Kawai were specifically selected for the music school and have been meticulously maintained. Other new and used pianos and digital pianos from companies such as Steinway & Sons, Yamaha and Roland will also be available. Most of the instruments are less than a year old and carry the original manufacturer's warranty.

Those interested may select a piano prior to the public sale by calling the music school and making a private appointment. Priority will be given to faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the music school. This ensures the best selection and pricing in advance of the public sale, which will be held on Sunday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the music school.

The appointment dates are Thursday, May 22, through Saturday, May 24, and again on Monday, May 26. To make an appointment or for more information, contact the music school piano appointment desk at 202-319-5448.

Health & Safety
Barbecue Food Safely
With the warm weather approaching, many people will take advantage of the pleasant temperatures to fire up their grills. Here are some guidelines for safe handling of food for barbecuing:

— Keep meat and poultry refrigerated until they're ready for cooking. If storing food in a cooler, keep it out of the direct sun. Pack beverages in one cooler and perishables in a separate one.

— Cook food to a safe internal temperature to destroy harmful bacteria. Use a food thermometer to be sure the food has reached a safe internal temperature. Visit www.fsis.usda.gov for appropriate temperatures.

— After cooking meat or poultry on the grill, keep the food hot and serve at 140 degrees F or warmer. Keep cooked meats hot by setting them to the side of the grill rack. When taking food off the grill, use a clean platter. Don't put cooked food on the same platter that held raw meat or poultry. Any harmful bacteria present in the raw meat's juices could contaminate safely cooked food. In hot weather never let food sit out for more than an hour. Discard any food left out over two hours (one hour if temperatures are above 90 degrees).

For more information, contact Jeff Potts at 202-319-5865, the Meat and Poultry Hotline at 800-535-4555 or www.fsis.usda.gov.



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