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October 27 to November 2, 2003

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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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Center for Planning and Information Technology holds its annual Technology Expo and Open House. Featured this year will be live demonstrations of Blackboard and WebCT, Web streaming, video conferencing and wireless networking. Cardinal Financial System upgrades, assistive learning technologies and Web application development will also be highlighted. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact 202-319-5373.

Noon to 1:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies will hold an open house for spring 2004 classes. Professors will meet students and describe the courses they will teach. Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m., as part of its Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service (ATLAS), the Counseling Center presents "Tutoring Basics: Tools and Tips Of The Trade." Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 327 and 323. For more information, contact the center at 202-319-5018 or cua-atlas@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Department of Politics presents "The New Real Majority: What It Means, How We Got Here and Where We are Going," by John K. White, professor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Thursday, Oct. 30
10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Office of Career Services hosts a coffee hour for supervisors of student work-study employees to discuss tracking allocations and filling out timesheets. Pryzbyla Center, Room 205. For more information, contact Beth Andrews at 202-319-5623 or andrewsb@cua.edu.

12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Counseling Center's ATLAS presents "Tutoring Students with Learning Disabilities." Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 327 and 323. Another session will be held from 7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location. For more information, contact the center at 202-319-5018 or cua-atlas@cua.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 1
4 p.m. to 5 p.m., the CUA bookstore presents Helen Thomas, former White House bureau chief for UPI, who will sign copies of her new book Thanks for the Memories, Mr. President. Pryzbyla Center, Bookstore. For more information, visit http://www.cua.bkstr.com or call 202-319-5232.

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 violinist Jody Gatwood and pianist Marilyn Neeley. 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.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Nov. 4
12:15 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies will host a memorial Mass for the late Monsignor Stephen Happel, former dean of the school, who died on Oct. 4. Rev. Francis J. Moloney, the school's new dean, will serve as homilist. Caldwell Chapel. A reception will follow in the foyer of Caldwell Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

7 p.m., as part of its "Exploring Faith and Forming Intellect" series, the School of Philosophy presents "Spirituality in Fides et Ratio," by Michael Gorman, assistant professor, and Therese-Anne Druart, professor. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Jean De Groot at degroot@cua.edu.
Wednesday, Nov. 5
4 p.m., CUA's Center for American Catholic Studies presents "A People Adrift: The Crisis of the Roman Catholic Church in America," by Peter Steinfels, who writes The New York Times' "Beliefs" column on ethics and religion. The event is free and open to the public. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Leslie Tentler, professor of history and director of the Center for American Catholic Studies, at 202-319-5484.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Cardinal Composer's Society, which features new works by CUA composers. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, Nov. 6
4:30 p.m., as part of the 2003 Lecture Series in Law, Philosophy and Religious Traditions, the Columbus School of Law and the Department of Politics present "Anatomy of a Love-Hate Relation: America and International Organizations," by W. Michael Reisman, professor, Yale University. Responses will be given by CUA professors Claes G. Ryn and Geoffrey R. Watson. Columbus School of Law, Walter A Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-6081.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies, the School of Arts and Sciences and CUA's Graduate Student Association present "How Art Changes Morality: Dante's Purgatorio X-XII," a lecture by Giuseppe Mazzotta, professor, Yale University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

Saturday, Nov. 8,
and Sunday, Nov. 9

The CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin, will perform at the Takoma Theatre. Selections include Richard Wagner's "Prelude to Die Meistersinger"; Ralph Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music; George Butterworth's The Banks of the Green Willow; and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 17, 'Little Russian.' " The Nov. 8 show will be at 8 p.m.; the Nov. 9 performance will be at 3 p.m. Admission is free. The Takoma Theatre, 6833 4th St., N.W., Washington, DC. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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

Thursday, Oct. 30
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. 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
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 & 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.

Saturday, Nov. 8
1 p.m., the football team hosts Guilford College.

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:

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

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

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

Announcements
O'Boyle Hall Parking Lot Closure
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that O'Leary Asphalt Inc. will be repairing O'Boyle Hall's parking lot and overflow lot on Tuesday, Oct. 28, and Wednesday, Oct. 29. It will be necessary to close both lots while repairs are being made. Questions and concerns can be directed to the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or CUA-FMO@cua.edu.

National Service Week
CUA's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega will hold a series of events to commemorate National Service Week, which lasts from Monday, Nov. 3, through Sunday, Nov. 9. Service projects include a "community cleanup" day, a blood drive, a clothing drive and a Habitat for Humanity trip. For more information, contact Katie Caban at 67cavan@cua.edu.

ATLAS Clinics
The Counseling Center announces that its ATLAS clinics are up and running. Members of the CUA community can attend the classes to ask questions, address academic concerns and work with the center's tutors. ESL clinics will be held on Mondays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., science clinics on Tuesdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and math clinics on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All clinics will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 342. For more information, call 202-319-5018.

For Your Benefit
Open Enrollment for Benefits
Open Enrollment for 2004 employee benefits is underway 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.

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.

Health & Safety
Walking for Health and Safety
Walking is great exercise, a means of transportation and good for the environment. To maintain a healthy walking regimen, it is important to observe safety precautions. With daylight hours decreasing, pedestrians and drivers need to be more aware of their surroundings.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 78,000 pedestrians were injured in traffic crashes in 2000. Pedestrian fatalities, totaling 4,739, most often occurred at night, in urban areas at non-intersection locations under normal weather conditions. During the last decade, more than one million pedestrians were either killed or injured in pedestrian-vehicle crashes.

To ensure safety when walking, look both ways when crossing streets, pay attention to traffic signals and wear bright, reflective clothing to increase visibility. Drivers should pay attention to their environment and anticipate pedestrian presence at intersections and on roadways near shopping areas and sidewalks.

For interesting statistics on pedestrian traffic safety, visit http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/p df/nrd-30/ncsa/tsf2000/2000ped facts.pdf. For more information on pedestrian safety, visit http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/fou rthlevel/ped.htm or contact Kelly Scanlon at 202-319-4461.



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