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September 29 to October 5, 2003

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Monday, Sept. 29
6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents the first lecture in its "Continuance" series, which features local architects who are building modern architecture in the Washington, D.C., area. The lecture, whose title has not yet been determined, is given by Todd Ray and John Burke, who work at Studio 27 Architecture. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Sept. 30
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., as part of its Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service (ATLAS), the Counseling Center presents the Study Strategies Workshop "Test Taking: How to Better Predict, Memorize and Answer Test Questions." Open to the university community. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
5:10 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the Center for Medieval Byzantine Studies, along with the Center for Catalan Studies and the Graduate Student Association, present "Knightly Fetishes and Uncourtly Love in the 15th-century Catalan Chivalry Novels 'Curial e Guelfa' and 'Tirant lo Blanc,'" by Montserrat Piera, Temple University. A light reception will follow. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Friday, Oct. 3
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "The Coherence of Duns Scotus's Ethical Theory," by Stephen D. Dumont, University of Notre Dame. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

5 p.m. to 8 p.m., a "Meet and Greet" barbeque will be held by Minority Voices, composed of National Society of Black Engineers; the Black Student Organization at CUA; the Latin Alliance; the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students; the African Student Organization; the Vietnamese Student Association; and the Muslim Student of Islam Awareness Association. There will be food, prizes and a guest DJ. Pryzbyla Center, Front Lawn. For more information, contact William Ellis at 50ellis@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 3,
to Sunday, Oct. 5

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Mozart's opera Die Zauberflote - The Magic Flute, performed in German with English subtitles. The CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin will participate. All shows will be held at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $25, $20 and $15; $15 for seniors and CUA students, faculty and staff. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Oct. 5
3 p.m., the the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a guest artist recital featuring Martin Hackleman, horn, and Kelly Ker Hackleman, piano. Selections include Barber's "Seven Songs"; Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in C Major, Op. 32, No. 1" and "Prelude in B-flat Minor, Op. 32, No. 2"; Billy Strayhorn's Lush Life; A.C. Jobim's Wave; Michael Baker's "Cantilena, Op. 46"; and Eric Ewazen's "Ballade, Pastorale and Dance." 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.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Oct. 7
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., as part of its Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service, the Counseling Center presents the Study Strategies Workshop "Taking the GRE: Overview and Strategies." Open to the university community. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

7 p.m., as part of its "Exploring Faith and Forming Intellect" series, the School of Philosophy presents "Faith and Reason: Intellectual Formation of Oneself," by Jean De Groot, associate dean of the philosophy school, and Monsignor John Wippel, the Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Jean De Groot at degroot@cua.edu.
Wednesday, Oct. 8
12:15 p.m., a memorial Mass will be held for the late Rev. William Cenkner, O.P., who taught at CUA from 1969 until 2001 and who served as dean of the School of Religious Studies (now the School of Theology and Religious Studies) from 1985 until 1993. Caldwell Hall. For more information, call the School of Theology and Religious Studies at 202-319-5683.

Friday, Oct. 10
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Thinking Like a Citizen: Political Activity and Practical Reason in Aristotle's Politics," by Stephen G. Salkever, Bryn Mawr College. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

Sunday, Oct. 12
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty/alumnus recital featuring soprano Sharon Christman, bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi and pianist Marilyn Neeley. Selections include Mozart's "Bei mannern," Duet from The Magic Flute; Purcell's No, Resistance is But Vain; Beethoven's An Die Ferne Geliebte; Donizetti's "Al Dolce Guidami," Aria from Anna Bolena; Saint-Saens' Sub tuum; Verdi's "Tutte le Feste al tempio," Duet from Rigoletto; Peter Cornelius' Four Duets; Stephen Flaherty's Our Children (Ragtime); and Lehar's "Music Playing, Softly Saying," Duet from The Merry Widow.

Admission is free. 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.

Athletics
Thursday, Oct. 2
4:30 p.m., the women's field hockey team will host Villa Julie College.

Sunday, Oct. 5
3 p.m., the men's and women's soccer teams host Columbia Union College.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts York College.

7 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Gallaudet University.

Wednesday, Oct. 8
4:30 p.m., the women's field hockey team will host Salisbury University.

Thursday, Oct. 9
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Mary Washington College.

Saturday, Oct. 11
3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts LaRoche College.

For more information about athletic events, call the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center at 202-319-5286.

Announcements
Copy Center in Mullen Library Closing
Adele R. Chwalek, director of libraries, announces that effective Oct. 1, the IKON copy center located in the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library will close. This action is a business decision forced by continued low usage of the center's services and its inability to sustain itself financially.

This means that all copies made in the libraries must be made on convenience (walkup or self-service) copier machines.

IKON cards will continue to be available for purchase in card dispensers at the following locations: the second floor of Mullen Library; the School of Library and Information Science's library in Marist Hall; the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's library in Ward Hall; the library for engineering, math and architecture in Pangborn Hall; and the library for biology and nursing in Gowan Hall.

All cards must be purchased with cash from the card dispensers, and copies are 10 cents each. Also, the public fax machine and high-speed machines (color and black and white) will no longer be available at Mullen Library.

Bulk copying can be arranged through academic departments and university offices by calling services such as:

— Kinko's, Capitol Hill, 715 D Street, SE (on D between 7th and 8th), Washington, DC, 202-547-0421.

— Copy General Corp., 2000 L Street, NW, Washington, DC, 202-547-0421, or 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 202-944-5488.

Brookland/CUA Metrorail
to Close Oct. 10-13

In order to replace a section of track on the Red Line between the Fort Totten and Union Station stops, Metrorail will close down the Brookland/CUA and Rhode Island Avenue stations completely from 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, to 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, during the Columbus Day Weekend.
Metrorail has announced that although the Brookland/CUA station will be closed, Metrorail attendants will be on hand near both entrances providing directions to passengers.

Free shuttle bus service will be provided to customers traveling between Fort Totten and Union Station, making regular stops at the Brookland/CUA and Rhode Island Avenue stations. Those wishing to board Metrorail from Brookland/CUA or Rhode Island Avenue must take a shuttle bus from their station to either Fort Totten or Union Station, depending on where they are headed.

Riders traveling on the Red Line from Glenmont will need to transfer to the Green Line at Fort Totten, then re-board the Red Line at the Gallery Place/Chinatown station. Those traveling toward Glenmont should transfer to the Green Line at Gallery Place/Chinatown and re-board the Red Line at Fort Totten.

For more information about the closing, visit http://www.metroopensdoors.com or call 202-637-7000.

Weight Watchers Program
CUA faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the Weight Watchers at Work program, cosponsored by the Office of the Dean of Students and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International.

The 12-week program helps people make decisions about nutrition and exercise through weekly group meetings that provide motivation, mutual support, encouragement and instruction. Meetings will start in mid-October and will be held during lunchtime on Wednesdays and Thursdays; an exact time has not yet been determined.

There is no registration fee, but the program costs $150. Payment can be made by cash, credit card or check (for the full amount or two $75 checks). Those interested in joining should contact Andrea Cohen, research associate, Vitreous State Laboratory, at 202-319-5402 or dicarlo@cua.edu to be placed on the pre-registration list. For more information on Weight Watchers International, visit their Web site at http://www.weightwatchers.com.

Health & Safety
National Fire Prevention Month
October is National Fire Prevention Month. Four elements are needed to create a fire: fuel, oxygen, heat and chemical reaction. Eliminate any one of these and fires will be prevented. If a fire does occur, however, it is important to know what to do. The Office of Environmental Health and Safety asks all members of the CUA community to review the emergency policy posters that appear in all campus buildings. These posters provide a step-by-step procedure to follow in case of a fire emergency. They also display evacuation routes from buildings and a central gathering place once outside. Families should develop and discuss their own procedures to take should a fire occur in their home. The following are some quick tips for both home and work to prevent fires from occurring:

— Do not leave burning candles unattended.
— Do not overload outlets or extension cords.
— Develop and practice fire drills.
— Install smoke detectors and test them regularly.

Those interested can visit the National Fire Protection Association's Web site at http://www.nfpa.org. For information about CUA policies or procedures contact either Jeff Potts at 202-319-5865 or Louis Alar at 202-319-5789.



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