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February 9 to February 15, 2004

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Monday, Feb. 9
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Celebrations," a program arranged by musical theater student Dane Edidi to celebrate Black History Month. "Celebrations" pays homage to African Americans who have influenced classical music, musical theater and jazz. It features the work of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Margaret Bonds and John Cornelius II. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, contact Dominic Traino at 202-319-6331 or traino@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 10
5 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents, as part of the CUA International Economics Series, "Promoting Economic Development Through Microcredit Financing," by Damian von Stauffenberg, president, MicroRate. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Rooms 322 B and C. Refreshments will be served immediately after the lecture. For more information, contact Sophia Aguirre, associate professor, at aguirre@cua.edu.

7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m., ATLAS Tutor Training Seminar. (See "Announcements.")

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Noon. MS (Microsoft) Office brown bag seminar. (See "For Your Benefit.")

4 p.m., the Department of Astronomy and the Graduate Student Association present "The Growth of Understanding in Astrophysics," by Martin Harwit, professor, Cornell University. Hannan Hall, Room 106. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Edward Colbert at 202-319-5319.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute and the Center for American Catholic Studies present "The Transformation of American Religion," by Alan Wolfe, author of One Nation, After All and The Transformation of American Religion. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Finitely Generated Difference Field Extensions," by Alexander Levin, associate professor. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents "Challenges of a Jewish and Democratic State: Developments in Israeli Public Law," by Elyakim Rubinstein, former attorney general, State of Israel. Reception to follow. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or haederle@law.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 12
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents, as part of its brown bag lunch series, "Research on Why Protestant Pastors Leave Local Church Ministry: Findings of the Duke University Study," by LCI Director Dean R. Hoge and doctoral student Jacqueline E. Wenger. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m., ATLAS Tutor Training Seminar. (See "Announcements.")

Thursday, Feb. 12,
through Saturday, Feb. 21

The Department of Drama presents Le Bourgeois Avant-Garde. The Feb. 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 shows will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the Feb. 15 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 Studio Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Feb. 13
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present, as part of their Graduate Student Lecture Series, "Against Materialism," by Alvin Plantinga, professor, University of Notre Dame. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

8 p.m., the CUA Chamber Singers will perform Russell Woollen's Alexandria Suite. Leo Nestor will conduct. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Feb. 14
7 p.m., internationally acclaimed medieval music ensemble Anonymous 4 will perform a public concert of polyphonic music and chant titled "la Bele Marie." Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. Reserved seating is $20 for general admission and $10 for senior citizens and students. Advance ticket sales only. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5416.

9 p.m. to midnight, CUA's Ballroom Dancing club hosts a Valentine's Day Swing Dance. A free beginner's lesson will be provided from 8:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for general admission and $5 for students. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact Helen Tocco at 37tocco@cua.edu.

Sunday, Feb. 15
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring violinist Jody Gatwood, cellist Robert Newkirk and pianist Marilyn Neeley. 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
Monday Feb. 16
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Graduate Student Association present "The Qur'an in Abbasid Christian Texts (750-1258)," by graduate student Clare Wilde. McMahon Hall, Room 309. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. in McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call 202-319-5795.
Tuesday, Feb. 17
7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m., ATLAS Tutor Training Seminar. (See "Announcements.")

Wednesday, Feb. 18
8 p.m., the College Republicans and the Undergraduate Student Government classes of 2005 and 2006 present ¿The Daily Briefing: An Inside Look at Today¿s Current Events,¿ by Ari Fleischer, former press secretary to President George W. Bush. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. Question-and-answer session to follow. For more information, contact Jackie Ducci at 202-238-1546 or 75ducci@cua.edu.



Thursday, Feb. 19
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents, as part of its brown bag lunch series, "They Call Him Pastor: Married Men in Charge of Catholic Parishes," by Ruth A. Wallace, Emerita Professor of Sociology, George Washington University. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:15 p.m., the Office of Public Affairs hosts "Academia and the Media: What Journalists Want," a brown bag lunch for all campus faculty. Amy Argetsinger, higher education reporter for The Washington Post, and Andrea Roane, news anchor for WUSA-TV, will explain how they cover the news and share their perspectives on the role that faculty experts can and do play. Beverages will be provided. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

Friday, Feb. 20,
to Sunday, Feb. 22

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the opera Coronation of Poppea. Stephen Czarkowski is the music director; Michael Scarola is the stage director. The Feb. 20 and 21 performances will be at 8 p.m. and the Feb. 22 show at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Athletics
Wednesday, Feb. 11
The women's and men's basketball teams host Mary Washington College. The women play at 6 p.m. and the men at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 14
The women's and men's basketball teams host St. Mary's College of Maryland. The women play at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21
The women's and men's basketball teams host Goucher College. The women play at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.

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

Announcements
Black History Month
To commemorate Black History Month, the Office of the Dean of Students offers a complete list of on- and off-campus events and general information on the month at http://multicultural.cua.edu. For more information, contact Akima Rogers, associate dean of students, at 202-319-5619 or rogersa@cua.edu.

ATLAS Tutor Training Seminars
ATLAS announces the following training seminars for members of the CUA community who wish to be tutors:

¿ Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m., "The First Tutoring Session: Problem Assessment." Location to be announced.

¿ Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m., "Tutoring Basics: Tips and Tools of the Trade." Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.

¿ Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7:10 p.m. to 8 p.m., "Tutoring Basics: Tips and Tools of the Trade." Location to be announced.

Information packets regarding seminar topics are available at O'Boyle Hall, Room 101. In the future, ATLAS plans to hold a foreign language seminar, to be conducted by a faculty member from one of the foreign language departments.

Those who have questions or suggestions about the seminars, or who want to find out the locations of the Feb. 10 and 17 workshops, should contact ATLAS at 202-319-5018 or cua-atlas@cua.edu.

ATLAS Academic Clinics
ATLAS is offering free academic clinics to all CUA students. The science clinics will meet on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Room 105. The math clinics will meet on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Room 103. Students can bring questions about course content, concepts and homework. In the future, ATLAS hopes to establish an ESL conversation group. For more information about the clinics, contact ATLAS at 201-319-5018 or cua-atlas@cua.edu.

Kitchen Donations
The Office of Campus Ministry is asking faculty and staff to donate old, mismatched or outdated kitchenware and cooking utensils to the recently opened Resident Ministers' "Cellar," a newly refinished meeting space used to host all kinds of on-campus programs, events and receptions. Campus Ministry would greatly appreciate donations of old pots, pans, plates, flatware or cooking utensils. For more information, contact Rev. Robert Schlageter, director of Campus Ministry, at 202-319-5575.

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty and staff how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways to find out are to check the CUA Web site at www.cua.edu or to call the university¿s main number ¿ 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio outlets, and they too report the information.
Family and Couples Therapy
As part of its clinical psychology doctoral program, the Department of Psychology is offering family and couples therapy to the CUA community. The sessions, which each cost $10, will be held Thursdays at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and will be conducted by doctoral students under the supervision of department faculty. O'Boyle Hall, Third Floor (room has yet to be determined). For more information or to book an appointment, contact Barry Wagner, associate professor, at 202-319-5762 or 703-485-4535.

Alumni Association Awards
CUA's Alumni Association is soliciting nominations for the following awards, which will be conferred during 2004 and beyond:

The Alumni Achievement Awards recognize alumni from the various schools of the university who have excelled in their fields of endeavor.

The Young Alumni Merit Award honors alumni who demonstrate high levels of professional achievement, leadership ability, potential for future leadership roles and a commitment to serving others. Nominees must have been alumni for no more than 15 years.

The James Cardinal Gibbons Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the CUA Alumni Association. It recognizes an individual, who may or may not be a CUA alumnus, for distinguished and meritorious service to the church, the nation, or The Catholic University of America.

The George J. Quinn '50 Distinguished Service Award recognizes alumni who have given "conspicuous and meritorious service" to the CUA Alumni Association, and may be presented to no more than five alumni each year.

The Frank A. Kuntz '07 Award honors the "unsung heroes" of CUA whose efforts might otherwise go unrecognized.

The Edward J. Pryzbyla '25 Award for the Support of CUA Athletics. Named in honor of the late Edward J. Pryzbyla, B.A. 1925, CUA's most generous benefactor, this award recognizes those who have rendered extraordinary service and support to the CUA athletics program.

Athletics Hall of Fame. Located in the Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center, the Hall of Fame honors former CUA athletes distinguished for their outstanding performance, leadership or coaching ability. Nominations are currently being sought for the 2005 induction ceremony.

Those who submit nominations should attach a statement indicating why they feel the nominee should be considered for the award, as well as supporting materials such as résumés, newspaper clippings and Web page addresses. Nominations for all of the awards listed here can be made online at http://alumni.cua.edu/nominati onform.cfm. Nominations for the 2004 awards will be accepted until Feb. 13. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608.

For Your Benefit
Reimbursement Deadline
The Office of Human Resources reminds all CUA employees that the deadline to file for reimbursement for expenses incurred in 2003 is Feb. 29, 2004. All requests for reimbursement should be sent to: Employee Security Inc., 7125 Thomas Edison Drive, Suite 105, Columbia, MD, 21046. Claims also may be submitted by fax to 410-997-3796. CUA employees are encouraged to keep a copy of any claim information sent to any university vendors. In keeping with the requirements of the plan, requests for reimbursement received after the Feb. 29 deadline will not be considered. Any questions regarding flexible spending benefits may be addressed to ESI or to the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

MS (Microsoft) Office Brown Bag Seminar
On Feb. 11 at noon, the Office of Human Resources and the Center for Planning and Information Technology invite CUA employees to attend an MS Office seminar on Excel (intermediate level). Those who are having problems in any area of MS or have questions concerning this topic should be ready to discuss them here. To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Jeannetta Clayton at 202-319-4176.

Health & Safety
Treating Those in Shock
A person who has fainted or is in shock may feel light-headed, confused or might be unconscious. Usually, a victim's pulse is weak and fast, the breathing slow and shallow, and the pupils might be enlarged.

If you encounter someone who has fainted or is in shock, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety recommends the following:

¿ Contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111 on campus or call 911 off campus.

¿ Lay the victim on his or her back with feet elevated above the heart. If the person is vomiting or bleeding from the mouth, position the victim on their side to prevent choking.

¿ Keep the victim warm by covering him or her with a coat or blanket.

¿ Loosen tight clothing that may restrict blood flow.

For more information, contact Joe Beres at the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-6112.



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, cua-public-affairs@cua.edu. Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, February 16, 2004. Deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2004. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at http://www.cua.edu.

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