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September 8 to September 14, 2003

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Tuesday, Sept. 9
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 titled "Reading: How to Comprehend, Retain and Complete Assignments Better and Faster." Open to the university community. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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, Great Upper Church.

Thursday, Sept. 11
12:10 p.m., CUA will join the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for a Mass commemorating the events of Sept. 11, 2001. The Mass will be held in the basilica's Great Upper Church. Although noon classes will not be cancelled, CUA faculty, students and staff who are able to attend are invited and encouraged to do so.

12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Counseling Center will sponsor a group discussion to offer support to CUA students, faculty and staff dealing with the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. There will be opportunities for individual meetings with counselors; ongoing support from the center will be offered. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Dorothy Van Dam at 202-319-4342 or vandam@cua.edu.

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." Registration is $20. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 703-242-2067 or 301-530-9525.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Sept. 16
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 titled "Notetaking: How to Listen Effectively and Write Intelligently in Lectures." Open to the university community. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

Friday, Sept. 19
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Practical Reason in Plato's Republic," by David Roochnik, Boston University. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

Friday, Sept. 19,
and Saturday, Sept. 20

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin. Selections include Mozart's "Overture to The Magic Flute"; Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings; Bedrich Smetana's The Moldau; and Beethoven's "Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36." Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Sept. 21
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring Associate Professors Jody Gatwood, violin, and Robert Newkirk, cello, and Professor Marilyn Neely, piano. Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Announcements
Chalk Boards Available
The Purchasing Department has five chalk boards available for department use. This offer will last through Sept. 17. For more information, contact Ralph Newsom at 202-319-6402.

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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