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February 23 to February 29, 2004

Calendar
Monday, Feb. 23
5:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Studio X: Kaleidoscope Concert," featuring student and faculty performers. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, Feb. 24
10 a.m. to noon. Customer Service Training Initiative. (See "For Your Benefit.")

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Ash Wednesday. Campus Ministry invites the CUA community to attend one of the following Masses:
— 8:30 a.m., Columbus School of Law, Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel.
— 12:15 p.m., Caldwell Chapel or at the Columbus School of Law, Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel.
— 5 p.m., Caldwell Chapel.
— 5:30 p.m., Columbus School of Law, Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel.
— 9 p.m., St. Vincent de Paul Chapel.
Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, will preside at the 9 p.m. Mass. For more information, contact Elizabeth McGrane at 202-319-5575.

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Community service and civic development in adolescence in Germany and the United States," by Heinz Reinders, visiting researcher, German Academic Exchange Service. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4 p.m., the Department of Physics and the Graduate Student Association present "Multi-scale Discrete Dislocation Plasticity Analysis of Geometrically Necessary Dislocation Boundaries," by Shafique Khan, postdoctoral fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Robin Selinger, associate professor of physics, at 202-319-6740.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles, directed by Richard Fazio. Admission is free. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, Feb. 26
11 a.m. to noon. Customer Service Training Initiative. (See "For Your Benefit.")

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Graduate Student Association present "Autonomy, Free Will and Housework: Jacob of Serug on Mary at the Incarnation," by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, professor, Brown University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., Minority Voices, the Black Organization of Students at The Catholic University of America, the College Democrats, the College Republicans and the Junior Class will host "Soul School Jeopardy," a competition among all CUA student organizations for a chance to win food for one group's meetings for an entire year. Door prizes and free food will be available. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, South Food Court. For more information, contact William Ellis at 50ellis@cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Resident Ministry program presents the first installment of its Spring 2004 Lecture Series. "Inside the Da Vinci Code: Exploring the Secrets and Searching for the Truth behind Dan Brown's Bestseller," will be given by Rev. John P. Beal, associate professor of canon law, and Rev. Berard Marthaler, O.F.M., Conv., professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies and executive editor of The New Catholic Encyclopedia. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A question-and-answer session and a reception will follow. For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Friday, Feb. 27
Noon to 2 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Graduate Student Association present "Revisiting the Daughters of the Covenant: Women's Choirs and Sacred Song in Ancient Syriac Tradition," a seminar by Susan Ashbrook Harvey, professor, Brown University. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5795.
Upcoming Events
Monday, March 1
Spring recess begins.

Friday, March 5
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., CUA's Office of Housing and Residential Services, in conjunction with American University, hosts the 2004 Professional Live-In Conference for the Mid-Atlantic Association of College and University Housing Officers. The conference is aimed at entry-level, live-in student affairs professionals from Washington, D.C., Maryland, West Virginia Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. Graduate students who plan on pursuing careers in student affairs are also welcome to attend. Pryzbyla Center, Third Floor. For more information, visit http://housing.cua.edu/live-in conf/ or contact Jaime Parker at 202-319-5720.

Sunday, March 7
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring pianist Ivo Kaltchev. 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.

Announcements
Tickets for Gillespie-McAuliffe Debate
CUA will host the first debate of its kind between the chairmen of the Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee on March 18 at 8 p.m., in the Pryzbyla Center's Great Room. Tickets for the debate between the two CUA alumni, Terry McAuliffe, B.A. 1979, and Edward Gillespie, B.A.1983, will be available in early March.

Students may pick up tickets beginning March 8. Half of all the tickets to the event have been reserved for students. Alumni, faculty and staff tickets will be available beginning March 1. Seating for the event is limited to 725 and tickets will be available only to members of the CUA community. To accommodate as many members of the Catholic University community as possible wishing to attend this historic debate, no tickets will be available for the general public but the debate will be broadcast live via the Internet at http://www.cua.edu.

Tickets may be obtained as follows:

— Beginning March 8, students may obtain tickets on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desk in the Pryzbyla Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. A CUA photo ID will be required to obtain a ticket and only one per student will be issued.

— Beginning March 1, alumni may obtain tickets by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608. Ticket availability is limited.

— Beginning March 1, CUA staff may obtain tickets on a first-come, first-served basis at the Information Desk in the Pryzbyla Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A CUA photo ID will be required to obtain a ticket and only one per staff member will be issued.

— Beginning March 1, faculty may obtain tickets from the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences, 109 McMahon, 202-319-5115.

Simulcast: Since demand for tickets is expected to exceed available supply due to space limitations, special overflow seating will be available in the Pryzbyla Center for members of the CUA community without tickets who wish to enjoy the debate via video simulcast. The debate will be simulcast in the Pryzbyla Food Court, in various meeting rooms throughout the Pryzbyla Center and on the Internet at www.cua.edu. The general public is encouraged to view the webcast.

Security: Attendees are advised to refrain from bringing book bags, briefcases and backpacks to the event, as they may need to be checked and/or searched prior to entering the Great Room. CUA faculty, staff and students should be prepared to show their CUA ID for entrance into the hall. Videotaping, audiotaping and flash photography of the event are prohibited.
Schedule: The debate will begin promptly at 8 p.m. Those not seated by 7:45 p.m. will be considered "no-shows" and will forfeit their seats. No exceptions will be permitted.

Format: Questions for the debate will be submitted primarily by members of the faculty of the Department of Politics and by CUA students. Students who wish to submit a question should e-mail it, along with their full name, major, year of graduation and hometown to debate-questions@cua.edu.

Student Employee
of the Year Nominations

To honor CUA's student workers and their supervisors, Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, has proclaimed the week of April 11-17 as "Student Employment Week" at CUA.

During that week, the university will honor one undergraduate and one graduate "Student Employee of the Year." The Office of Career Services is calling on supervisors to nominate from their areas one undergraduate and/or one graduate student employee (work-study or non-work-study) whose contribution to that office or department the supervisor believes is exceptional.

The Office of Career Services will begin accepting nominations on Feb. 18 and is looking for students who are reliable, do high-quality work, and show creativity and independence in dealing with work situations. A committee of readers will select one undergraduate and one graduate student for the award. Each nominee, along with award recipients, will be publicly acknowledged on campus. Supervisors should visit http://careers.cua.edu/seoty.h tm, complete a nomination form and submit it to career services by March 12.

For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at 202-319-5623.

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.

Customer Service Training
The Office of Human Resources invites faculty and staff to participate in the Customer Service Training Initiative.

Session One, titled "A Culture of Service" and "The Fish Philosophy," will be held on Feb. 24. Each session meets from 10 a.m. to noon.

Session Two, "Dealing with Difficult Situations," will be held on Feb. 26. Each session meets from 11 a.m. to noon.

The sessions will be conducted at the Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. To reserve a space and for more information, contact Jeannetta Clayton at 202-319-4716 or clayton@cua.edu.



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