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October 20 to October 26, 2003

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Monday, Oct. 20
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Student Health Services will provide 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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5744.

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. Caldwell Auditorium. (See "For Your Benefit" section.)

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Campus Ministry sponsors a long-term, volunteer service fair. More than 30 organizations will be present to recruit potential volunteers. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Noon. 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. (Note: This event is rescheduled from an earlier date.) Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call the School of Theology and Religious Studies at 202-319-5683.

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.

5:30 p.m., CUA's Department of History, Graduate Student Association and Association of History Graduate Students present "Religious Diversity and Political Unity: Hermann Conring's Confessional Writings and the Preface to Aristotle's Politics of 1637," by Constatin Fasolt, professor, University of Chicago. Robert Schneider, chair of the history department, will be the commentator. Based on a pre-circulated paper. Light refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.For more information, contact the Department of History at 202-319-5484 or solar@cua.edu.

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.

4 p.m., CUA’s programs in media studies and Italian studies and the Capri in the World Institute, which sponsors the 2003 Washington, Italia Film and Music Festival, present "An Evening with Italian Film Director Pupi Avati." The event will feature the trailer for Avati's 2002 work "il cuore altrove" ("A Heart Elsewhere") and a question-and-answer session with him. The movie will have its American premiere at the film festival, to be held Oct. 22-26 at the Visions Cinema Bistro Lounge near Dupont Circle. Free and open to the public. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact call Lisa Gitelman, director of CUA’s Program in Media Studies, at 202-319-5601, or Stefania Lucamante, director of the Italian studies program, at 202-319-5240.

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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Oct. 27
2 p.m. to 4 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "National Library of Medicine Grant Programs in Biomedical Informatics," by Valerie Florance, program officer, National Library of Medicine's Extramural Program. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

3 p.m., CUA's Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship and the University Honors Program present a forum on legislation that is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Daniel Lashof, deputy director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s climate center; Vicki Arroyo, director of policy analysis for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change; and Ernest M. Zampelli, CUA professor of business and economics, will provide their assessment of the legislation. A reception will follow the event, which is free and open to the public. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For additional information, call the CUA Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship at 202-319-4794.

6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents the third 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 to be given by Suzane Reatig of Suzane Reatig Architecture. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Saturday, Nov. 1
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA University Chorus, conducted by Leo Nestor. Titled Music for Saints and Souls, the concert features Henry Purcell's Funeral Sentences for Queen Mary; Maurice Durufle's "Requiem"; Benjamin Britten's Festival Te Deum; William Henry Harris' Faire is the Heaven; and Richard Proulx's Prayer of the Venerable Bede. The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Nov. 2
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring Associate Professor Jody Gatwood, violin, and Professor Marilyn Neeley, piano. Selections include Cesar Franck's "Sonata in A Major"; Arvo Paert's "Fratres"; and Johannes Brahms' "Sonata in D minor, Op. 108." 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.

Homecoming
Campus Events
The following is a list of this year's Homecoming events:

Thursday, Oct. 30
Noon to 2 p.m., the School of Engineering will hold a reception honoring its Alumni Achievement Award recipient, Robert S. O'Neil, M.C.E. 1970. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. R.s.v.p. to Peggy Wheeler at 202-319-5160 or wheeler@cua.edu by Oct. 20.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Columbus School of Law will celebrate the accomplishments of its Alumni Achievement Award recipient, Francis J. Lorson, A.B. 1966, J.D. 1971, former chief deputy clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court. Columbus School of Law, Louise H. Keelty and James Keelty Jr. Atrium. Reservations are required. R.s.v.p. by Oct. 24 to 202-319-5670 or cualawalumni@law.edu.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science will hold a reception celebrating the accomplishments of its Alumni Achievement Award recipient, author and poet Sharon Bell Mathis, M.S.L.S. 1975; its Outstanding Graduate of the Year, Mari-Jana Phelps, M.S.L.S. 2003; and Associate Professor Mary June Roggenbuck, who will retire after more than 30 years with the School of Library and Information Science. Dean Martha Hale will speak. Marist Hall Lobby. R.s.v.p. to 202-319-5085.

Friday, Oct. 31
3 p.m., Campus Ministry and the Office of Alumni Relations welcome Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., author of Dead Man Walking, who will discuss her book and her fight against the death penalty. A question-and-answer session will be held at 3:45 p.m., and from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sister Prejean will sign copies of her book. Refreshments will be served. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

6:30 p.m., the Office of the President presents "An Evening of Celebration," during which CUA's Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented. Sister Prejean will receive the James Cardinal Gibbons Medal, the highest honor bestowed by Catholic University’s Alumni Association. Special invitation event. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

Saturday, Nov. 1
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service will hold a series of lectures about "Living in a Fearful World" as well as the NCSSS Alumni Association Meeting. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. To register, please contact Janet Rosenkrantz at 202-319-5454 or rosenkrantz@cua.edu.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations hosts an Alumni Board of Governors meeting. Open to CUA alumni only. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. R.s.v.p. to Renee Underwood at 202-319-5608.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m., CUA will hold a ceremony inducting former student athletes and a former coach into its Hall of Fame. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

9 p.m., CUA will hold its GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) Homecoming Bash at the Pryzbyla Center's Great Room. All alumni are invited to join the classes of 1993 to 2003 for a night of dinner and dancing. The cost is $40, which includes hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and a gift. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

Athletics
Friday, Oct. 24
7 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Millikin University.

Saturday, Oct. 25
1 p.m., the football team will host Hampden-Sydney College at DuFour Field.

3 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts York College of Pennsylvania.

4 p.m., the women's field hockey team hosts Franklin & Marshall College.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
7 p.m., the volleyball team will host York College of Pennsylvania.

Saturday, Nov. 1
1 p.m., the football team will play its homecoming game against Emory and Henry College. A pre-game tent party will be held at 11 a.m. in the parking lot of the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center for alumni.

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

Free Football Game Broadcasts
The Department of Athletics announces that members of the CUA community can hear the final four football games of the 2003 season for free on the Internet and on the telephone. This will be done in conjunction with TEAMLINE, which broadcasts CUA's football games via the Web and telephone.

Cardinal fans can log on to http://athletics.cua.edu/footb all.htm and follow the links to the TEAMLINE Web site to access the games and hear instructions on how to listen to the games via telephone. Each broadcast will start 20 minutes before kickoff with a pre-game show.

The following is a schedule for the remaining games:

Oct. 25, 1 p.m., hosting Hampden-Sydney College.

Nov. 1, 1 p.m., hosting Emory and Henry College.

Nov. 8, 1 p.m., hosting Guilford College.

Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m., at Bridgewater College.

Announcements
Pope John Paul II's
Silver Jubilee

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

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." 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" 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.

Extended Bookstore Hours
The CUA bookstore will extend its hours for Family Weekend, which will be from Friday, Oct. 24, to Sunday, Oct. 26. The hours are:

Oct. 24: 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 25: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Oct. 26: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Barbara Hoy at 202-319-5232 or visit http://www.cuabkstr.com.

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.

Registration for the next session will take place on Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Room 105; the sessions will begin on Oct. 30 and will be held in that room.

The program helps people make decisions about nutrition and exercise through weekly group meetings that provide motivation, mutual support, encouragement and instruction.

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. For more information on Weight Watchers International, visit their Web site at http://www.weightwatchers.com.

Fax Difficulties
In response to reports about CUA employees having trouble sending faxes to other campus offices, the Office of the Telecom makes the following reminder:

The procedure for sending a fax to another campus office is no different from making a campus phone call. Those sending faxes first should dial the four-digit extension of the destination, then follow the sending instructions for their respective fax machines. Do not dial "202-319-..." first. If difficulties persist, contact the Office of Telecommunications at x5505.

For Your Benefit
Open Enrollment for Benefits
The Office of Human Resources announces that its Open Enrollment for 2004 employee benefits has commenced and will continue through 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 benefit 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 has all information about the Open Enrollment period and the open house (including a Spanish version) available on its Web site (http://humanresources.cua.edu). For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.



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