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September 1 to September 7, 2003

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Monday, Sept. 1
Labor Day (Holiday).

Tuesday, Sept. 2
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., as part of its Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service (ATLAS), the Counseling Center presents a "study strategies" workshop on time management, working within a schedule and preventing procrastination. Open to the university community. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

Thursday, Sept. 4
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the fall part-time job/internship fair, during which time off-campus employers will hire interns and part-time employees. For a full list of employers, visit http://careers.cua.edu. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact the career services office at 202-319-5623 or careers@cua.edu.

12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts an information session for students interested in participating in the school's undergraduate certificate program in pastoral ministry. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Sister Catherine Dooley, O.P., at 202-319-6885.

Friday, Sept. 5
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Welfarism in the Theory of Practical Rationality," by Mark C. Murphy, Georgetown University. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

2 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents "Misperceptions About Islam: Past and Present," by S.H. Nasr, professor, George Washington University. A reception will follow. Columbus School of Law, Room 204. A reception will follow. R.s.v.p. to Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or dedoulis@law.edu. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or haederle@law.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 7
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring John Robilette, adjunct professor, piano. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Sept. 9
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., as part of its Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service, the Counseling Center presents a "study strategies" workshop on comprehension, retaining information and completing assignments more efficiently. Open to the university community. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
5 p.m., Freshman Convocation. Freshmen are excused from 5:10 p.m. classes and labs to attend. J. Steven Brown, chair of the School of Engineering’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, will be this year's speaker. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church.

Friday, Sept. 12
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Practical Reason: the Inner Paidagogos," by Felicitas Munzel, University of Notre Dame. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 14
9 a.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Focolare Movement sponsor the Marian Convention, for which this year's theme is "Contemplating Christ through the Eyes of Mary." Early registration by Sept. 5 is encouraged. The early registration fee is $15; registration at the door is $20. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 703-242-2067 or 301-530-9525.

For Your Benefit
CIGNA Optional Life Insurance
In response to employee requests for an additional voluntary life insurance benefit, CUA and CIGNA have partnered to offer university employees the opportunity to purchase additional life and accident insurance.

This fall, employees may select additional life insurance coverage of one to five times their salary, to a maximum of $500,000. They may also select spousal coverage equal to 50 percent of their benefit — to a maximum of $250,000 — as well as life insurance for their unmarried, dependent children. When CUA employees purchase additional life insurance, they will also receive accident insurance, which can help their families pay expenses in the event of a serious accident.

By purchasing this insurance through CUA, employees benefit from affordable group rates, convenient payroll deductions and access to knowledgeable service representatives.
If employees take advantage of this opportunity during the initial enrollment period (which ends on Sept. 19, 2003), they and their dependents are entitled to choose insurance coverage up to the guaranteed amounts, without having to provide evidence of good health or other medical information.

Employee participation is necessary to make this benefit offering a success. CUA must have a participation level of 20 percent (or approximately 250 employees) in order to offer this benefit. Those interested should respond as soon as possible to this offering so that the Office of Human Resources may determine if it has met its goal. Employees are advised not to cancel any existing life insurance policies until their enrollment in the university plan has been confirmed. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Tuition Benefits
The Office of Human Resources reminds employees that the last day to add or drop classes for the fall 2003 semester is Wednesday, Sept. 3. All applications for tuition assistance benefits for the fall semester must be received by the human resources office no later than the close of business on Sept. 3. For more information, contact Sherill Sampson at 202-319-4177.

Health & Safety
National Cholesterol
Education Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Members of the CUA community should ask themselves: Do I know my cholesterol numbers? What is my risk for coronary heart disease? How likely am I to develop heart disease or have a heart attack?

More information about cholesterol and heart disease can be obtained at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute's Web site at http://hin.nhlbi.nih.gov/cholm onth/. For more information, contact Joe Beres at 202-319-6112.



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