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December 8 to December 14, 2003

Monday, Dec. 8
Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception. University holiday.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its Freshman Musical Theatre Showcase, directed by Jane Pesci-Townsend. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, Dec. 9
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its Sophomore and Junior Musical Theatre Showcase, directed by Ellwood Annaheim. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, Dec. 10
Noon to 2 p.m., the Office of Student Health Services hosts an open house to showcase the new Health and Fitness Center, which opened in September, in the space previously occupied by North Dining Hall. Rev. Robert Schlageter, university chaplain, will bless the center at 12:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 202-319-5744.

Thursday, Dec. 11
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a chamber music recital, directed by Robert Newkirk. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

7 p.m., CUA's Council for Research in Values and Philosophy and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center's Intercultural Forum for Studies in Faith and Culture present "Torah: Aspects of Jewish Thought and Some Christian Reflections," by Rev. Francis Martin, the forum's chair for Catholic-Jewish Theological Studies. The event is free. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-6089.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, Dec. 17
4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "A single-valued approach to integration of set-valued functions," a colloquium talk given by Alberto Castejon, professor, Universidad de Vigo, Spain. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or
Thursday, Dec. 18
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., CUA faculty and staff are invited to attend the President's Annual Christmas Party. Door prizes will be drawn at 4 p.m. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

Sunday, Dec. 14
2 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts North Carolina Wesleyan College.

4 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts North Park University.

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

Weekend Baseball Camps
CUA will conduct weekend instructional baseball camps in the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center from Saturday, Dec. 27, to Monday, Dec. 29, and on Friday evenings and Saturday and Sunday mornings from Jan. 2 to Feb. 8. The camps will be open to players ages 8 to 18, of all ability and experience levels. Attendees will be instructed by CUA baseball coaches, local college and high school coaches and college and professional players. Emphasis will be placed on baseball fundamentals such as hitting, pitching, baserunning and fielding, as well as exposing talented high school prospects to college recruiters. Individual videotaping included. Group, team and CUA employee and alumni discounts are available. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Brochures and applications can be downloaded at /baseball.htm. For more information, contact CUA Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli at 301-622-5058 or

Mandated Power Outage
In order to comply with Pepco's testing and maintenance procedures, CUA's Facilities Maintenance and Operations will conduct a mandated power outage on Monday, Dec. 15, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Village only.

New Year's Eve
at the Kennedy Center

On Wednesday, Dec. 31, at 8:30 p.m., Murry Sidlin, dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, will be the guest conductor at the National Symphony Orchestra’s New Year’s Eve gala, to be held in the concert hall of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. During the program, CUA Lecturer Sharon Christman will be the featured soprano soloist. For ticket prices and more information, visit calendar.

Health & Safety
Product Safety
Ever wonder if the products you are using at home or in the office are safe? The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risks of injuries or deaths associated with around 15,000 types of consumer products. The agency uses various means to inform the public, including local and national media coverage, publication of numerous booklets and product alerts, a Web site, a telephone hotline, the National Injury Information Clearinghouse, a public information center and responses to Freedom of Information Act requests. For more information about the CPSC, visit e.html.

This Week @ CUA is published weekly during the academic year. Please submit items to the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600; fax, 202-319-4440; e-mail, Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, December 15, 2003. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, December 10, 2003. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at

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