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September 15 to September 21, 2003

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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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents Gerald Stern, author of The Buffalo Creek Disaster, which chronicles a deadly man-made flood that occurred in West Virginia in 1972, resulting in the deaths of 118 people. Stern was the principal attorney for survivors suing a coal company for negligent strip mining. William J. Byron, S.J., Auditorium. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or haederle@law.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Open Room Exchange, sponsored by the the Office of Housing and Residential Services, kicks off this semester's on-campus room change process. The exchange consists of three selection sessions. On-campus residents interested in pursuing a room change or room swap are encouraged to attend and should see their resident advisers for more information about how the process works and which sessions they should attend. Proxy information for those students who have class or other commitments during this time is available in each residence hall office. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact the Office of Housing and Residential Services at cua-housing@cua.edu.

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, music director. 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. Admission is free. A reception follows each performance in the upper lobby of Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Sept. 21
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the inaugural concert of its new chamber music concert series, Chamber Music from Catholic University. The concert features the Rome Trio, composed of associate professors Jody Gatwood, violin, and Robert Newkirk, cello, and Professor Marilyn Neely, piano. Selections include Beethoven's "Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 97 'Archduke'; Brahms' "Piano Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101"; and Thomas Bramel's "Trio." Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Sept. 22
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., as part of its Digital Libraries lecture series, CUA's School of Library and Information Science and the Fairfax County Public Library Center for the Book present "Global Information Flow," by William Wresch, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The lecture will address how new technology such as the Internet can give underdeveloped countries access to information. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5085.

Tuesday, Sept. 23
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 "Memory: How to Increase Working Memory while Minimizing Forgetfulness." Open to the university community. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag lecture series "Voice of the Faithful: A Sociological Study of a Lay Catholic Social Movement," by William D'Antonio, adjunct professor, and the Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, formation adviser, Theological College. LCI, Room 201. For more infomation, call 202-319-5999.

7 p.m., as part of its "Exploring Faith and Forming Intellect" series, the School of Philosophy presents "The Principle of Harmony Between Faith and Reason," by Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P., associate professor, and Monsignor Robert Sokolowski, the Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Jean De Groot, associate dean of the philosophy school, at degroot@cua.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 25
4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents as part of its lecture series in Law, Philosophy and Religious Traditions "The Moral Priority of Strict Criminal Liability," by John Gardner, University College, Oxford. V. Bradley Lewis, assistant professor, and Clifford S. Fishman, professor, will give a short response. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Constantia S. Dedoulis at dedoulis@law.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "The Pious Household and the Virgin Chorus: Reflections on Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Macrina," its Annual Mellon Lecture, given by Philip Rousseau, center director and CUA's Andrew Mellon Professor. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Mark Cook and Friends Jazz Concert, a faculty recital featuring Cook, an adjunct professor. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, Sept. 26
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Aquinas on Practical Reason and the Order of Emotions," by Kevin White, CUA associate professor. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 28
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring Lecturer James Lizelman, piano. Selections include Faur├ę's "Nocturne No. 1 in E-flat Minor, Op. 33, No. 1" and "Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat Major, Op. 63"; Schumann's "Davidsb├╝ndler Dances, Op. 6"; Mompou's "Variations on a Theme of Chopin"; Franck's "Prelude, Chorale and Fugue"; and Scriabin's "Fantasy in B Minor, Op. 28." Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
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.

Information sessions will be held in Leahy Hall's first-floor conference room on Monday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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.

Financial Counseling Sessions
The Office of Human Resources invites CUA employees to attend free one-on-one counseling sessions with financial consultants from TIAA-CREF. The sessions are available by appointment only and may cover topics such as long-term investment strategies, protecting one's assets against inflation, finding the right investment allocation, new savings opportunities and TIAA-CREF retirement income flexibility.

All appointments will be held between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Leahy Hall's first-floor conference room. Available dates are Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. To schedule an individual appointment, sign up online at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call Ruth Fortunato at 202-637-8944. Any questions regarding CUA's retirement plan may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.



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