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October 13 to October 19, 2003

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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. Life Cycle Institute, 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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. (Note: this is a new location from the one previously announced.) For more information, contact James Growdon at jgrowdon@usccb.org.

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
3 p.m., CUA's Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship and the University Honors Program present "FreedomCAR: A Partnership to Create a Clean Energy Future," which discusses the transition away from vehicles powered by internal combustion engines to those run by hydrogen fuel cells. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Kevin Forbes, chair, Department of Business and Economics, at forbes@cua.edu.

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, professor, Pennsylvania State University, and author of The Next Christendom: The Rise of Global Christianity and The New Anti-Catholicism. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Perfect Difference Ideals and the Difference Version of the Nullstellenzats," by Alexander Levin, CUA associate professor. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221.

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. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. R.s.v.p. to 202-319-5057 or visit http://admissions.cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services invites the CUA community to its open house, where it will showcase some of the services offered to CUA students with disabilities. Pryzbyla Center, Room 207. For more information, contact Terra Cusack Meyer at 202-319-5211.

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.

8 p.m. Campus Ministry sponsors several events to commemorate the papal jubilee. (See "Announcements" section.)

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. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Oct. 17
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Nursing and the Office of Undergraduate Admission host a "Nursing Day" open house for prospective undergraduate nursing students. Gowan Hall. For more information, contact Diana McCown at 202-319-5057 or mccown@cua.edu.

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 Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Oct. 20
6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents the second lecture in its "Continuance" series, which features local architects who are building modern architecture in the Washington, D.C., area. The lecture will be delivered by Robert M. Gurney of Robert M. Gurney Architects, who won the 2003 American Institute of Architects Housing Award. Gurney will discuss his firm’s work in the District, including the renovation of an abandoned row house into a modern townhouse, for which he was featured on the ABC program "Good Morning America." Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Oct. 21
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 "Discover Your Learning Strengths and Preferences to Maximize Your Academic Experience." 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 "Meeting Challenges of Intellect and Ideology," by V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor, and Timothy Noone, associate professor. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Jean De Groot at degroot@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open house sponsored by the Office of Human Resources to promote Open Enrollment for CUA benefits. (See "For Your Benefit" section.)

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and CUA's Graduate Student Association present "Women's Gossip," a lecture by Maryanne Kowaleski, Fordham University. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

7 p.m., to commemorate Disability Awareness Month, the Office of Disability Support Services presents "The Waterdance," a film about a writer, played by Eric Stoltz, who becomes a paraplegic as the result of a hiking accident and must adjust to his disability. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call Terra Cusack-Meyer at 202-319-5211.

Thursday, Oct. 23
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents its Mary Charles Bryce, O.S.B., lecture. "The Professional Religious Educator and the Official Church: Perspectives on What Is and What Might Be" will be given by Zeni Fox, Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, Seton Hall University. A reception, sponsored by the Theology Religious Studies Students' Association, will follow. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Thursday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 24
CUA's Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan, Italy, will host "Italic Identities and Pluralistic Contexts Toward the Development of Intercultural Competencies," a conference that will explore Italian cultural identity and the issues presented by globalization. The conference is free and open to the public and will feature prominent scholars, business people and journalists from Italy, the United States, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Life Cycle Institute. For more information, contact Rev. George F. McLean, O.M.I., at 202-319-6089 or mclean@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 24
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Rereading Hannah Arendt's 'Truth and Politics'," by Ronald Beiner, University of Toronto. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Singers and Players, conducted by Leo Nestor. Selections include Orlando Gibbons' London Street Cries; Paul Hindemith's Since All is Passing; Edward Elgar's As Torrents in Summer; Russell Woollen's "Alexandria Suite, Op. 32"; and Johannes Brahms' "Im Herbst, Op. 104," "Nachtwache: Leise Töne der Brust, Op. 104, No. 1," "Nachtwache: Ruh’n sie?, Op. 104, No. 2," "Spätherbst, Op. 92, No. 2" and "Nänie, Op. 82."

Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, Oct. 24,
to Sunday, Oct. 26

Family Weekend.

On Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society induction ceremony will take place in Caldwell Auditorium. For more information about this and other Family Weekend events, call the Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events, at 202-319-5291.

Saturday, Oct. 25
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Singers, directed by Maureen Codelka. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Oct. 26
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Liszt, Religion and Love, a faculty recital featuring Professor Emeritus Thomas Mastroianni, piano. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring pianist Michael Cordovana and tenor Russell Penney. Selections include Gerald Finzi's Oh, Fair to See; Nicolas Flagello's The Contemplations of Michelangelo; and "Invanno, Alvaro," duet from La Forza del Destino. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Athletics
Friday, Oct. 24
4:30 p.m., the women's field hockey team will host Franklin & Marshall College.

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

Saturday, Oct. 25
1 p.m., the football team will host Hampton-Sydney College at DuFour Field.
3 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts York College of Pennsylvania.

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

Announcements
Pope John Paul II's
Silver Jubilee

This month Campus Ministry will sponsor several events commemorating the 25th anniversary of Pope John Paul II's election as pope. All members of the CUA community are invited. The events are as follows:

Thursday, Oct. 16, 8 p.m., a reflection on the apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, issued in October 2002 to open the Year of the Rosary, will be held. It will be followed by the praying of the Rosary and a Eucharistic Adoration. Caldwell Chapel.

Monday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., a viewing of the photo exhibition "At the Altar of the World," to be followed by a discussion titled "The Life and Times of John Paul II As We See It," will take place. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road, NE, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 4 p.m., a community forum titled "Strength of John Paul II’s Speech for Beginning of Pontificate 25 Years Later," will be held to discuss the relevance of Pope John Paul II’s installation speech 25 years after it was given. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium.

For more information about these events, contact Anthony Franchina at 78FRANCHINA@cua.edu.

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 CUA-FMO@cua.edu.

PeopleSoft Training Sessions
In conjunction with the PeopleSoft Financials system upgrade, the Office of Business Services is scheduling a series of training classes 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 warshawsky@cua.edu, or Laura Sweet, director of business systems and support, at sweet@cua.edu.

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.

For Your Benefit
Open Enrollment for Benefits
The Office of Human Resources announces that it will hold its Open Enrollment period for 2004 employee benefits from Tuesday, Oct. 14, to Friday, Nov. 14. During this time, CUA faculty and staff who are eligible for benefits can reevaluate their benefits options and selections. CUA employees can elect to change their benefits choices. Eligible employees who are not currently enrolled in the university’s benefits plan can participate beginning Jan. 1, 2004, but must sign up during the open enrollment period. Those who do not enroll may not be eligible to participate in the benefits program next year.

The university has not made any design changes to the 2004 health-care plan, and employees who do not wish to make any changes to their health-care benefits need not take any action this year.

To help make the Open Enrollment drive a success, the Office of Human Resources will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. CUA health care providers will offer free health and fitness assessments, information on stress management and blood glucose screenings. Representatives from TIAA-CREF, Optum Assistance (CUA’s employee-assistance plan) and DentaChek of Maryland (a free standing dental HMO benefit) will attend. A Spanish translator will be present at the open house.

The Office of Human Resources plans to have all information about the Open Enrollment period and the open house (including a Spanish version) available on its Web site (http://humanresources.cua.edu) by Oct. 14. For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.



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