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November 10 to November 16, 2003

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Monday, Nov. 10
4 p.m., CUA's School of Library and Information Science and the Fairfax County Public Library Center for the Book present the Digital Libraries Series lecture "Debating, Decrying or Forgetting the USA Patriot Act," by Michael Abbott, an attorney for a regional library system in Virginia. He'll discuss how the USA Patriot Act may affect our public library systems and our freedoms. Fairfax County Government Center, Conference Rooms 9 and 10, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Va. For more information, call 202-319-5085.

6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents another lecture in its "Continuance" lecture series, which features local architects who are building modern architecture in the Washington, D.C., area. The lecturer will be Thomas L. Kerns, who will discuss his recent work with Kerns Group Architects. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Monday, Nov. 10,
to Friday, Dec. 5

The Department of Art hosts a ceramics exhibit by local artist Mary Wolff at Salve Regina Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5282.

Tuesday, Nov. 11
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the Washington, D.C., chapter of the American Composers Forum and Canada's National Arts Centre Orchestra will sponsor the following events:

Noon to 1:30 p.m., NAC composer-in-residence Denys Bouliane will teach a master class on composition, during which CUA students will present their compositions for Bouliane's review.

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bouliane will give a lecture titled "The Compositions of Denys Bouliane," during which he'll discuss his own work and a future project with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

Both events are free and open to the public and will be held at Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5416.

6 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and the family of Lewis W. Britton present the sixth annual Lewis W. Britton Lecture and Reading. "The Variorum Shakespeare and the Growth of Shakespeare Criticism" will be given by Richard Knowles, Dickson-Bascom Professor in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Construction of Civil Society and Ecclesial-based Communities in Cuba," by Bronislaw Misztal, professor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Institutional Advancement presents a luncheon/seminar about fund raising. "Building Partnerships with Corporations and Foundations" will be presented by Kathryn A. Blackstone, who graduated from CUA in 1969 and currently serves as corporate and foundation relations director for Rutgers University. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 322. For more information, call 202-319-6910.

5 p.m., CUA's Association for Undergraduate Religion Students sponsors a memorial Mass for the late Monsignor Stephen Happel. The Mass will be student led, with Rev. Timothy Friedrichson, assistant professor, presiding and Steve Koppi, executive director of the Office of Alumni Relations, delivering the eulogy. Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

5:10 p.m., the centers for medieval and Byzantine studies and Catalan studies, the Department of Semitics and CUA's Graduate Student Association present "Latin Kalam and an Imitation of the Scriptura Sarracenorum: Ramon Marti and Late Medieval Orientalism," by Adnan Husain, professor, New York University. A reception will follow. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

Thursday, Nov. 13
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the nursing and music schools and CUA's Kappa chapter of Sigma Theta Tau present "Music Thanatology: Implications for Care of the Dying," a conference featuring harpist Therese Schroeder-Sheker, founder of music thanatology. Through performance and audience discussion and interaction, Schroeder-Sheker will demonstrate the principles of music thanatology and how it can enrich care of the dying. She and other experts also will discuss the influence of cultural practices and traditions on care of the dying. The morning session will be in Gowan Auditorium, the afternoon session in Caldwell Auditorium. For more information and to register, contact Gail Hartnett at 202-319-6537 or hartnett@cua.edu.

Nov. 13-16 and 20-22
The Department of Drama presents its production of William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Peformances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13-15 and 20-22; there will be a 2 p.m. showing on Nov. 16 and a 10 a.m. student matinee on Nov. 21. Admission is $12 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens; and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Nov. 14
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., to commemorate National Recycling Day on Nov. 15, CUA's Environmental Action Committee, composed of various university departments and student organizations, sponsors "CUA Recycles Day." The event will be held outside the Pryzbyla Center and will feature games about recycling awareness, prizes, food and music. For more information, contact Christopher Vetick or Joe Beres at 202-319-5121.

2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Practical Reason in Aristotle," by Kevin Flannery, S.J., Pontifical Gregorian University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.
Friday, Nov. 14,
to Sunday, Nov. 16

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Working - A Musical, based on the best-selling book by Studs Turkel. The Nov. 14 and 15 performances will begin at 8 p.m.; the Nov. 16 show will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for senior citizens and CUA students. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Nov. 15
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science will host an open house for potential graduate students. Attendees can learn how to pursue a master's degree, and a panel of industry professionals will talk about career opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area. A box lunch will be provided. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Library and Information Science at 202-319-5085 or turnerjr@cua.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 16
10:30 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will hold an open house for prospective undergraduate students. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Diana McCown at 202-319-5057 or mccown@cua.edu.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov. 17
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and CUA's Graduate Student Association present a biology research seminar on the detection and identification of biohazardous agents. The talk, "Use of Real-Time PCR in the Detection and Identification of Biothreat Agents," will be given by Lt. Col. David A. Kulesh, a CUA alumnus and senior scientist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-5773.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Career Services will hold a workshop about legal issues regarding student employment, which will be conducted by Barbara Coughlin, director of human resources, and Kathryn Bender, associate general counsel. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information or to reserve a spot, call 202-319-5623.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Nilus of Ancyra as Prophetic Reformer: Exercising Parrhesia and Interpretation," by Anne Seville, doctoral student. McMahon Hall, Room 304. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., to thank the campus community for its continued support, the CUA Bookstore hosts a faculty and staff appreciation event. Refreshments will be served and the bookstore will offer special discounts on merchandise. For more information, call 202-319-5232.

Thursday, Nov. 20
5:10 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Third- and Fourth-Century Coptic Papyri and early Monasticism in Egypt," by Malcolm Choat, research fellow, Macquarie University. Light refreshments will follow. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., CUA's Center for Irish Studies presents as part of its annual speakers series "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye - Irish Sovereignty and Alienation from Irish-American Agendas," a lecture by Tom Hachey, executive director of Boston College's Center for Irish Programs. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Professor Christina Mahony at 202-319-5488 or mahonyc@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 21
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "How Can Irony Change the Soul?" by Jonathan Lear, professor, University of Chicago. 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.

Saturday, Nov. 22
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Women's Chorus. Diana V. Saez is the conductor. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Announcements
Mail Boxes to Remain
on Campus

After recently conducting a density survey, the U.S. Post Office had concluded that all the blue mail drop boxes on CUA's campus should be removed because of insufficient use. The Post Office had posted notices indicating they would be removed on Nov. 3. Associate Treasurer and Budget Director Michelene Sheehy announces that the U.S. Post Office reversed its decision after receiving a high volume of calls opposing the move. Thus the boxes will not be removed. Mrs. Sheehy thanks the members of the CUA community who made their opinions known to the U.S. Postal Service.

CUA Libraries Online:
A New Electronic Newsletter

CUA Libraries Online, a new electronic newsletter, has been launched to keep the university community abreast of what the Catholic University Libraries have to offer. The site features search tips from librarians, database descriptions, book reviews and what's new in Web and print research. To view the first issue, visit http://libraries.cua.edu/issue 1.html. Questions and comments can be directed to cualibonline@mail.cua.edu.
CRUX Submissions Call
CRUX, a CUA literary journal, announces its call for submissions. Visual arts (e.g., painting, drawing, photography, litho) and creative writing (e.g., poetry, short stories, drama) are welcome. CRUX is open to the entire CUA community. Submissions can be dropped off at the Pryzbyla Center, Room 204, or e-mailed to cua-crux@cua.edu. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 2. For more information, contact Felicity Loome at 202-299-2827.

Mandated Power Outages
In order to comply with Pepco's testing and maintenance procedures, CUA's Facilities Maintenance and Operations will conduct the following mandated power outages between Nov. 24 and Jan. 2:

— Monday, Nov. 24: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle Institute, Student Wellness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium and the Pryzbyla Center).

— Wednesday, Nov. 26: 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle Institute, Student Wellness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium and the Pryzbyla Center).

— Monday, Dec. 1: 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Flather, Regan, St. Vincent's, Ryan, Student Wellness Center, Grounds.

— Tuesday, Dec. 2: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Life Cycle Institute only.

— Monday, Dec. 15: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Village only.

— Wednesday, Dec. 24: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Power Plant (second floor), Crough Center, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco, McCarthy.

7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke.

— Friday, Dec. 26: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke.

— Monday, Dec. 29: 7 a.m. to noon, Gowan, Nursing-Biology, McCort-Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant boilers.

7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Cardinal Hall, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman.

— Tuesday, Dec. 30: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cardinal Hall, Keane, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman.

— Wednesday, Dec. 31: 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Ryan, Regan, Flather, St. Vincent's, Student Wellness Center and Grounds. There also will be momentary outages throughout the day at Life Cycle Institute, Law, Millennium, Centennial Village, Hannan, Power Plant, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Gowan, McCort-Ward, Nursing-Biology, Crough, Maloney, Power Plant, Pryzbyla Center and Pangborn.

Friday, Jan. 2: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hannan, Centennial Village, Millennium, Life Cycle Institute, Law and Pryzbyla Center.

For Your Benefit
Benefits Reminder
Barbara A. Coughlin, director of human resources, reminds faculty and staff that this year's Open Enrollment period for benefits becoming effective in January 2004 closes on Nov. 21, 2003. All forms must be received by the Office of Human Resources (Leahy Hall, Room 170) by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21. Open Enrollment information can be accessed by going to the human resources Web site at http://humanresources.cua.edu and selecting "Open Enrollment." Those with questions about benefits or changing benefit selections may call 202-319-5050.

Customer Service Training
The Office of Human Resources, Training and Development invites faculty and staff to participate in the Customer Service Training Initiative II. Session One, titled "A Culture of Service" and "The Fish Philosophy," will be held on Nov. 17-18 and Dec. 9-10. On each date, classes are from 10 a.m. to noon.

Session Two, titled "Dealing with Difficult Situations," will be on Nov. 19 and Dec. 19. On each date, classes are from 11 a.m. to noon. All classes for Session One and Session Two will be held at the Life Cycle Institute, Room 201.

The classes are open to all CUA faculty and staff. To reserve a space or for more information, contact Jeannetta Clayton at 202-319-4716 or clayton@cua.edu.

Annual Leave Review
CUA has now reached the mid-point of its fiscal year. Because the university's annual leave year coincides with its fiscal year, CUA employees are encouraged at this time to review their available annual (vacation) leave and work with their supervisors to schedule remaining leave as needed.

Exempt employees may carry over up to a maximum of seven days of annual leave to the next fiscal year; non-exempt employees may carry over either 21 or 30 days (based on date of hire) to the next fiscal year. Any days in excess of the maximum allowable carryover days will be forfeited. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.



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