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October 6 to October 12, 2003

Tuesday, Oct. 7
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the School of Engineering presents "The (Re-)Formation of Professions: University Challenges Relative to Engineering," by Daniel R. Lynch, McLean Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College. Light refreshments will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the talk will begin at noon. Pangborn Hall, Room 110. For more information, call the School of Engineering at 202-319-5160.

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 "Taking the GRE: Overview and Strategies." Open to the university community. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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

Wednesday, Oct. 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Student Health Services will give flu shots to members of the CUA community. The cost is $20. Students' fees can be billed to their student accounts; faculty and staff must pay by cash or check. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, call 202-319-5744.

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 Chapel. For more information, call the School of Theology and Religious Studies at 202-319-5683.

5:15 p.m., a poetry reading will be held by Minority Voices at CUA; CRUX Magazine; the Department of English; and the offices of the dean of arts and sciences, the dean of students and the vice president for student life. The readers will be Washington, D.C., poets Judith Harris, professor, George Washington and George Mason universities, and E. Ethelbert Miller, director of Howard University's African-American Resource Center. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call the Department of English at 202-319-5488.

Thursday, Oct. 9
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Counseling Center sponsors a National Depression Screening Day event, during which students can receive free screenings and obtain information about depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and stress. Those students who are screened can receive confidential, individualized feedback from Counseling Center staff members. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, call the center at 202-319-5765.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to recognize Disability Awareness Month, the offices of disability support services and the general counsel, the Center for Planning and Information Technology and the departments of education and psychology present "Universal Design for Learning: Reaching and Retaining Every Student," by William "Skip" Stahl, co-founder of the Center for Applied Special Technology, based in Wakefield, Mass. The seminar explores how digital media and tools can enhance the possibility of success for students with diverse learning needs. For more information, call the Office of Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211.

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

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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Oct. 13
Columbus Day Holiday.

Tuesday, Oct. 14
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., as part of its brown bag lecture series, the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Religious Values and Behaviors of Undergraduate Students: A Comparative Analysis," by Vince Boldus, Saint Michael's College in Vermont. LCI, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Graduate Student Association presents a lecture by Rev. Stanley L. Jaki, professor, Seton Hall University. The discussion will focus on John Henry Cardinal Newman's letters about the development of doctrine. Caldwell Hall, Room 121. For more information, contact James Growdon at

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents as the Kelly-Quinn Lecture in Ecclesiastical and Legal History "Monks in a Changing Medieval World, 1100-1150," by Brian Tierney, professor emeritus, Cornell University. Prior to the lecture, Tierney will receive the 2003 Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Wednesday, Oct. 15
4 p.m., the Department of Physics and Graduate Student Association present a colloquium titled "Overview of Mars Exploration Missions for the Decade, with Emphasis on the 2005 Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the 2009 Mars Telecommunications Orbiter Missions," by Ramon P. De Paula, Office of Space Science, Code SM, headquarters of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Pete Macedo at 202-319-5329.
4:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents its Daughters of Isabella lecture. "Catholicism and the New Global Christianity" will be given by Philip Jenkins, Pennsylvania State University, and author of The Next Christendom: The Rise of Global Christianity and The New Anti-Catholicism. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an open house for CUA's graduate schools. Representatives from each of the university's 11 schools will be present. Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. R.s.v.p. to 202-319-5057 or visit

Thursday, Oct. 16
Noon. Archbishop Gabriel Montalvo, apostolic nuncio (Vatican ambassador) to the United States, will celebrate a Mass to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's election as pope. Members of the CUA community are invited to participate. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church. For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m., CUA's Department of Greek and Latin, Howard University's Department of Classics and the Archeological Institute of America present "The Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron," by John Camp II, professor, Randolph-Macon College. He will discuss his recent work as director of excavations of the Sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron, located near Athens. A reception will be held from 6:15 p.m. to 7 p.m., with the lecture to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5216.

Thursday, Oct. 16,
to Saturday, Oct. 25

The Department of Drama presents At the Black Pig's Dyke. The Oct. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 shows will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the Oct. 19 performance will be at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for senior citizens, CUA staff, faculty and alumni, and groups of 10 or more; and $5 for children and CUA students. Callan Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Oct. 17
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Aristotle and Kant on the Nature of Reasons," by Christine Korsgaard, Harvard University. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles, conducted by Richard Fazio. Selections include Ernst Krenek's "Three Merry Marches"; Vincent Persichetti's "Serenade No. 1"; Gaetano Donizetti's "Sinfonia for Winds"; Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Scherzo alla Marcia"; and Malcolm Arnold's "Three Shanties." Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Oct. 19
2 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents as part of the centennial celebration of the Catholic Daughters of America "World, Work and Family: Women's Leadership is Shaping a Culture of Life," by Most Rev. Charles Chaput, O.F.M., archbishop of Denver. Columbus School of Law, William J. Byron, S.J., Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 12
4:30 p.m., the women's field hockey team will host Frostburg State University.

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

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 5:30 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 or call 202-637-7000.

Air Conditioning and Heating Systems
As the cold weather approaches, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will begin shutting down the university's central air-conditioning systems. Although the action is tied to local weather patterns, it normally occurs during the first part of October.

The start up of CUA's central heating plant normally occurs two or three weeks after the chillers have been shut down. This also is dictated by the weather but usually takes place in mid-October.

The center's first priority will be the residence halls. Afterwards, the remaining campus buildings will be attended to. The facilities office asks for the patience of all members of the CUA community during the changeover period.

After the steam plant is up and running, emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day by calling 202-319-5121. Please direct any concerns to the Facilities Services Center at 202-319-5121 or
PeopleSoft Financials Upgrade
The Office of Business Services announces that on Tuesday, Oct. 14, CUA will be moving to a new, upgraded version of PeopleSoft Financials, to be called Cardinal Financials.

In order to allow sufficient time for the upgrade, the Office of Business Sevices has designated the Columbus Day weekend as the "migration weekend" during which it will occur. The current PeopleSoft Financials system will be taken off line at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, and should be up and running again on the morning of Oct. 14. Cardinal Students will not be affected by this upgrade to the financial system.

During the upgrade, members of the CUA community won't be able to enter requisitions online, inquire into budgets or run nVision reports or queries. The Purchasing Office won't be able to prepare purchase orders nor will the Office of Accounts Payable be able to cut checks. For more information about the PeopleSoft upgrade, contact Laura Sweet, director of business systems and support, at 202-319-6098 or

PeopleSoft Training Sessions
In conjunction with the PeopleSoft Financials system upgrade, the Office of Business Services is scheduling a series of training classes from Monday, Oct. 6, through Friday, Oct. 24. Those who use PeopleSoft are asked to sign up for one three-hour training session and to choose at least two sessions in case classes are full or scheduling conflicts arise. These sessions will cover logging into the system, entering requisitions (including budget checking, workflow approvals and receiving), inquiring into available funds and running reports (nVision and query). PeopleSoft users can view class dates and times in the mass e-mail sent to them by the Office of Business Services. For more information or to schedule a class, e-mail Susan Warshawsky, implementation specialist, at, or Laura Sweet, director of business systems and support, at

For those who choose not to attend one of the "hands-on" training sessions, system demonstrations will be held at Leahy Hall, LL40. These classes will be held through Thursday, Oct. 23, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and will review system navigations; training manuals also will be distributed.

Within the next few weeks, the Office of Business Services hopes to post training and procedures manuals as well as a "frequently asked questions" section on the CUA Web site. It will send out an e-mail once this information has been posted.

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 to be placed on the pre-registration list. For more information on Weight Watchers International, visit their Web site at

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 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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