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March 15 to March 21, 2004

Monday, March 15
5 p.m., the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library holds its rededication ceremony. A reception and tours of the library will immediately follow. Deanna B. Marcum, associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress and former dean of the School of Library and Information Science, will give the address. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library Foyer. For more information, call 202-319-5070.

7 p.m., CUA's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative presents "Reflections on Conversion," by Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., professor, Fordham University, and a panel of CUA students. Caldwell Auditorium. Cardinal Dulles will lead a liturgy at 8 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For information or to reserve a seat, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or

Tuesday, March 16
2 p.m., CUA's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative presents "The Evangelization of Culture and the Role of the Catholic University," by Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., professor, Fordham University. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room.

4 p.m., CUA's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative presents "Problems of Faith and Culture in Interdisciplinary Perspective," a colloquium and panel discussion. V. Bradley Lewis, CUA assistant professor, will serve as moderator. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom.

Colloquium presentations will be given by:

¿ Rev. Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B., dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies

¿ Monsignor Robert S. Sokolowski, professor, School of Philosophy

¿ William J. Wagner, professor, Columbus School of Law

¿ Monsignor Brian E. Ferme, dean, School of Canon Law

Panelists include:

¿ Cardinal Avery Dulles, S.J., professor, Fordham University

¿ Rev. J. Bryan Hehir, Catholic Charities, Archdiocese of Boston

¿ M. Cathleen Kaveny, professor, University of Notre Dame

¿ V. Bradley Lewis, assistant professor, School of Philosophy.

For information about the 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. events or to reserve a seat, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or

4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts an information meeting for students interested in pursuing the undergraduate certificate in pastoral ministry. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Donna Jones at 202-319-5701.

Wednesday, March 17
ATLAS will sponsor a two-session Tutor Training Seminar on Tutoring Foreign Languages. Faculty from the Department of Modern Languages will facilitate. The first session will run from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. McMahon Hall, Room 202. The second session will run from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact ATLAS at 202-319-5018 or

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Diagonalization of a Self-Adjoint Operator," a lecture by Parfeny Saworotnow, professor emeritus, who recently celebrated his 80th birthday and 50 years of work at CUA. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or

Thursday, March 18
R.s.v.p. deadline for March 25 retirement convocation. (See "Announcements.")

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents the inaugural James H. Provost Memorial Lecture. "James Provost: Canon Law in the Service of Communion," will be given by Rev. Joseph Komonchak, professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Canon Law at 202-319-5492.

6:30 p.m., Reception for all CUA students, faculty, staff and alumni preceding the McAuliffe-Gillespie debate. Pryzbyla Center. For details, see "Announcements."

8 p.m., Gillespie-McAuliffe Debate. CUA will host the first debate of its kind between Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Edward Gillespie, chairman of the Republican National Committee, in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. All tickets for the debate between the two CUA alumni have been distributed. Those who have registered for tickets may pick them up beginning at 7:20 p.m. All ticketholders must be in their seats by 7:45 p.m. For additional information, see "Announcements."

Friday, March 19
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Center for American Catholic Studies presents "Confession: Historical, Theological and Pastoral Reflections on Changes in the Sacrament of Penance," a symposium that explores the decline in the number of Catholics attending confession since the Second Vatican Council.

During the first session from 10 a.m. to noon, history and theology experts will provide a historical overview of the sacrament of penance. During the second session from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., experts will present theological and pastoral perspectives on this era of change in the Church. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Coffee will be served from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Life Cycle Institute lobby. For more information, contact Leslie Tentler, professor of history and director of the Center for American Catholic Studies, at 202-319-5484 or

Friday, March 19,
and Saturday, March 20

The School of Canon Law sponsors "Church Governance in a Time of Crisis: A Workshop for Canon Lawyers and Church Leaders Called to Heal and Strengthen the Church." Presenters include Rev. John P. Beal, associate professor, and William Dinges, associate professor, and Monsignor Thomas J. Green, professor. Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. Prospective participants must call the School of Canon Law at 202-319-5492 to register.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents The Libation Bearers, a one-act opera written by CUA Associate Professor Andrew Earle Simpson (composer) and Adjunct Professor Sarah B. Ferrario (librettist). Samuel Bill is the music director. The opera will feature student and professional singers, musicians and dancers. The Libation Bearers is the second in a series of operas chronicling the tragedies of Aeschylus' Oresteia trilogy. Those interested can visit earers. Both shows are at 8 p.m. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.
Sunday, March 21
9:30 a.m., admitted students for fall 2004 who have been invited to participate in the University Honors Program will meet with honors faculty and CUA students. Registration is in the Pryzbyla Center. The students are invited to spend the night on campus and attend classes on Monday. Reservations are required. For more information, visit rs.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, March 23
6 p.m. to 7 p.m., CUA Ballroom offers the second set of classes in its Ballroom Dance Lesson Series with beginner hustle. Caldwell Auditorium. The group also will offer West Coast Swing II from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and beginner Salsa II from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Space is still available in the classes. Cost of one series of lessons is $20, two or more, $30. For non-students, the prices are $30 and $50, respectively. The lessons continue April 6, 13 and 20. For more information, visit room.

Wednesday, March 24
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association present "From Byzantium to Islam in Syria, 550-750 A.D.," by Clive Foss, professor, Georgetown University. McMahon Hall, Room 201. A light reception will follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Thursday, March 25
3 p.m., CUA retirement convocation. Pryzbyla Center Great Room. For details, see "Announcements."

Saturday, March 27
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts an Open House/Career Day for prospective students. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact William Turner at 202-319-5085.

Sunday, March 28
2 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas present the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Annual Lecture. "Dorothy Day and Catholic Personalism," will be presented by James T. Fisher, professor, Fordham University. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. At the reception that follows, authors Carol Clement and Rev. Berard L. Marthaler, O.F.M. Conv., professor emeritus, will sign copies of their new book, "The Catholic Daughters of the Americas: A Century in Review." For more information, contact Christopher Kauffman, professor of theology and religious studies, at 202-319-6899.

Wednesday, March 31
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., CUA¿s chapter of Habitat for Humanity and the Office of International Student and Scholar Services are co-sponsoring an International Bake-Off/Bake Sale in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity¿s annual Coffeehouse and Silent Auction. Individuals who contribute homemade baked items to Habitat for Humanity will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a prize. Pryzbyla Center Foyer. For more information, contact Stephanie Hare (, Melissa Clifford ( or Helene Robertson (

Lead Tests Determine
CUA Water is Safe

In response to recent reports of high levels of lead in some of the drinking water supplied in the District of Columbia, CUA's Office of Environmental Health and Safety collected water samples for lead analysis on March 1 and 2. The samples were taken from drinking fountains, kitchen faucets and bathroom faucets across campus, representing the various water service lines that feed water to the buildings from water mains. It is important to note that CUA is not serviced by lead pipes.

The water samples were analyzed by an Environmental Protection Agency-certified lab. The results indicate that the lead content in buildings currently in use on campus is below the Environmental Protection Agency's action level of 15 parts per billion (15 parts of lead per billion parts of water). This means that CUA's water is well within EPA guidelines for safe water.

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-6112.

Gillespie-McAuliffe Debate
The Pryzbyla Center will be abuzz with pre-debate receptions on March 18 as Edward Gillespie, chairman of the Republican National Committee, and Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, prepare for an 8 p.m. face-off in the center's Great Room. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., all CUA students are invited to the Pryzbyla Food Court for a reception hosted by the Soap Box Coalition, a non-partisan get-out-the vote organization targeted at 18-to-30 year-olds.

In addition, a reception for all university faculty, staff, alumni and special guests will be held in the Pryzbyla Atrium Lounge, lower level, also starting at 6:30 p.m., sponsored by the CUA Alumni Association, Office of University Development and the Office of the President. All alumni, faculty and staff are invited to the Atrium Lounge reception.

Members of the CUA community who do not have tickets to the debate are encouraged to participate in the receptions in the Pryzbyla Food Court and Pryzbyla Atrium Lounge. Television monitors will broadcast the debate live for those without tickets. The debate also will be simulcast on the Internet at bate/. The general public is encouraged to view the webcast.

Questions for the debate will be submitted primarily by faculty members 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

Ticketholders are requested to read and adhere to the following guidelines:

*All ticket holders must present a ticket and be seated in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room no later than 7:45 p.m. Otherwise, the ticket will be forfeited and admission denied. Doors for seating in the Great Room open at 7:20 p.m., and all ticket holders are encouraged to arrive in the Pryzbyla Center by 7:30 p.m.

*The following will not be permitted in the Great Room: Food, drinks, banners, signs, placards, videotaping, audiotaping and flash photography.

*Please help maintain a respectful atmosphere during the event, withholding applause and vocal comment until the end of the debate.
*Security: Attendees are advised to refrain from bringing book bags, briefcases and backpacks to the event, as they will 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.

*For information prior to the debate, please call the appropriate number:
-Staff/students: 202-319-5200
-Alumni/ae: 202-319-5608
-Faculty: 202-319-5114
-Press: 202-319-5600
-Special guests: 202-319-5811

* On the day of the debate, questions may be directed to the Pryzbyla Center, 202-319-5200 or 202-319-5291.

* Since tickets are limited, if you discover that you will not be able to attend the debate, please call the appropriate number so that someone else might use your ticket.

* Because parking on campus is limited, guests are encouraged to take Metrorail. The CUA-Brookland Metrorail Red Line stop is located adjacent to the CUA campus. Limited parking will be available on the main grounds of campus and in the garage located below the Columbus School of Law on John McCormack Road.

New Computer Viruses
The Center for Planning and Information Technology reports that the most recent new viruses circulating on the Internet are W32.Beagle/Bagle and W32.Netsky, both of which arrive as e-mail messages with attachments.

CUA uses anti-virus protection at several points in the campus network. Messages are scanned as they arrive on the campus network. They are scanned again when they arrive at the campus e-mail server and when they are delivered to the recipient's mailbox. Staff and faculty computers are protected with desktop anti-virus software.

However, new viruses appear frequently, and there is often a period of time from a few hours to a few days before the anti-virus software recognizes the new viruses. Here are some things to keep in mind, to help protect yourself and the campus network.

E-mail attachments may contain viruses.
E-mail attachments are a primary way of spreading computer viruses. A message that contains a virus may appear to come from someone you know. Unless you and the sender arranged in advance that an attachment would be sent, it is safest never to open e-mail attachments.

If you do receive an unexpected e-mail attachment that appears to be legitimate, contact the sender to verify that he/she actually sent it before you attempt to open the attachment.

Web pages can download and install unsafe software.
If you are visiting a Web page and are prompted to install software unexpectedly, click "No" or "Cancel."

Many e-mail messages are written in the same language as Web pages; these may contain malicious code. To help avoid this, turn off the message preview pane in your e-mail program.

Anti-virus software needs to be up-to-date to be effective.
Faculty and staff computers on the campus network are configured to update the anti-virus software automatically. It is useful to confirm periodically that your computer is performing this function properly.

To do this, right-click the VirusScan shield in the Windows system tray at the bottom right corner of the screen, near the clock. Select "About" from the popup menu. In the resulting window, look for the date in the "Created on" line.

If the "Created on" date is more than two weeks old, please log a trouble ticket with the Information Center by browsing to

Your password should remain your secret.
Do not share your password with anyone else, including the Center for Planning and Information Technology. Never send your password in an e-mail. If someone learns your password, change it immediately.

Choose hard-to-guess passwords for your network logon. A password should have a minimum of 8 characters; include uppercase letters, lowercase letters and numbers; and be as meaningless as possible, e.g., DgbRt589.

For more information, visit irus.

Retirement Convocation
On March 25 at 3 p.m., CUA will honor fifteen 2003-2004 academic year retirees during a retirement convocation in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. A reception will follow. Those interested in attending should R.s.v.p. to 202-319-5811 or by March 18.

The retirees are:

¿ Richard Catron, building engineer, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Helene Clark, assistant professor, School of Nursing

¿ Gordon Conner, administrative assistant, CUA Press

¿ Rev. Alexander Di Lella, O.F.M., professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies

¿ Barbara Etta, assistant professor, National Catholic School of Social Service

¿ Rev. Robert Friday, assistant professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies

¿ James Hawkins, custodial, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Louis Hayes, loan manager, Office of Student Accounts

¿ Ann Johnson, custodial, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Elaine Jones, custodial, Facilities Maintenance and Operations

¿ Stephen Kerst, associate professor, Department of Education

¿ Wesley McClaren, accounts control manager, Office of the Controller

¿ Roland Reed, associate professor, Department of Drama

¿ Mary Roggenbuck, associate professor, School of Library and Information Science

¿ Monica Rohner, director of alumni relations, Columbus School of Law

National Alcohol Screening Week
The Division of Student Life is sponsoring National Alcohol Screening Week Monday, March 29, to Saturday, April 3, to raise awareness of the health consequences of excessive drinking. Student Life will conduct an alcohol screening program at several campus locations. For more information, contact Ellen Breipohl Thorp, assistant dean of students, at 202-319-5619 or

Campus Ministry Thanks
CUA Community

The Office of Campus Ministry would like to thank all members of the university staff and faculty who donated kitchen supplies to the Resident Ministry Cellar. Thanks to the overwhelming number of donations, the cellar kitchen is now fully operational. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

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