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March 22 to March 28, 2004

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Tuesday, March 23
10 a.m. to noon. Customer Service Training Initiative. (See "For Your Benefit.")

6 p.m. to 7 p.m., CUA Ballroom offers the second set of classes in its Ballroom Dance Lesson Series with beginner hustle. 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. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, visit http://studentorg.cua.edu/ball room.

Wednesday, March 24
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies, together with the Peace and Justice Studies Program, presents "The Passions Over 'The Passion'." This panel discussion of the Mel Gibson film "The Passion of the Christ" will include Rev. Timothy Friedrichsen, CUA assistant professor; CUA associate professors William Loewe and William Dinges; and Rabbi Jack Moline, who heads the Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Va. All members of the CUA community are welcome. William Barbieri, CUA associate professor, will serve as moderator. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information contact barbieri@cua.edu.

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.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of its international film festival titled "Confronting Change: Friendship and Family in Contemporary World Cinema," the Department of Modern Languages presents "L'Auberge espagnole" (The Spanish Apartment). The film is in French, with English subtitles. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

Thursday, March 25
11 a.m. to noon. Customer Service Training Initiative. (See "For Your Benefit.")

3 p.m., CUA retirement convocation. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For details, see "Announcements."

Thursday, March 25,
to Saturday, March 27

The Department of Drama presents three one-act plays by Thornton Wilder: Pullman Car Hiawatha, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden and The Long Christmas Dinner. All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for faculty and staff and $5 for students. Callan Theatre.

After the March 27 performance, there will be a panel discussion of the plays, featuring Tappan Wilder, literary executor of Thornton Wilder's estate; Jackson Bryer, professor of English, University of Maryland; and Christopher Wheatley, CUA vice provost for undergraduate studies. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, March 26
10 a.m. to noon, Metropolitan College hosts a meeting of the Washington Educational Coalition for Adults Returning to Education, a non-profit coalition of educational, civic and corporate organizations that seeks to provide adults returning to education with easier access to information about educational and financial aid opportunities. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Charlene Wallace at 202-319-5256.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of its international film festival titled "Confronting Change: Friendship and Family in Contemporary World Cinema," the Department of Modern Languages presents "El Hijo de la novia" (The Son of the Bride). The film is in Spanish, with English subtitles. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, March 29
Noon. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services presents "Science through the Prism of Different Cultures: Experiences of Hispanic, African-American and Asian-American Women." The lecture will be given by Sandra Hanson, chair of the Department of Sociology, and graduate students Michelle Giles, Melissa Cidade, LaToya Barnett and Monica Meng. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., a welcome reception will be held for the members of acclaimed early music ensemble Anonymous 4, who will spend the week of March 29 to April 2 in residence at CUA, giving presentations in various classes as part of this semester's interdisciplinary course "Sacred and Secular Music in Medieval Culture." McMahon Hall Foyer. The event is open to all CUA faculty and staff. For a complete listing of the group's activities on campus March 29-April 2, contact Grayson Wagstaff at wagstaff@cua.edu. For more information about the reception, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, March 30
1 p.m., the Office of International Student and Scholar Services presents "Interreligious Dialogue: What? Why? How?" by Rev. James Wiseman, O.S.B., associate professor. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5618.
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, to be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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 (64hare@cua.edu), Melissa Clifford (02clifford@cua.edu) or Helene Robertson (robertsh@cua.edu).

6:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning, the Embassy of Switzerland, Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne present "Details: 'Poetical Purism,' " by architect Heinrich Degelo, of the architecture firm Morger & Degelo in Basel, Switzerland. This is the third and final lecture in a series about Swiss architecture. It is free and open to the public. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of its international film festival titled "Confronting Change: Friendship and Family in Contemporary World Cinema," the Department of Modern Languages presents "Bella Marta" (Mostly Martha). The film is in German, with English subtitles. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Cardinal Composer's Concert, featuring new works by CUA composers. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, April 1
Noon. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services presents a "Study Abroad Reunion" lunch featuring students who studied abroad last year or last semester and who will share their experiences. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

7 p.m., CUA's Center for Irish Studies presents as part of its annual speakers series "Irish/British Relations in Northern Ireland, 1969-2003," a lecture by Garret FitzGerald, former prime minister of Ireland, who negotiated the Anglo-Irish Agreement with Margaret Thatcher, former British prime minister. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Christine Mahony at 202-319-5488 or mahonyc@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Office of International Student and Scholar Services presents "Cultural Immersion: Feed Your Body and Mind," which will feature the food and music of various cultures. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

Friday, April 2
Noon. The Office of International Student and Scholar Services presents "Culture Shock on a Short Trip? Who Knew?" by Carmen Luca (Romania) and Joyce Hermoso (Philippines), international graduate students in the National Catholic School of Social Service. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present as part of their Graduate Student Lecture Series "The Unity of Nature: Putnam vs. Thomas Aquinas," by John O' Callaghan, professor, University of Notre Dame. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m., CUA's Center for Irish Studies presents as part of its annual speakers series "Ireland, The European Union and The United States - A View to the Future," a graduate seminar taught by Garret FitzGerald, former prime minister of Ireland. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. Space is limited, so graduate students wishing to attend should contact Christine Mahony at 202-319-5488 or mahonyc@cua.edu.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a "Master Class with Anonymous 4," a lecture by the early music ensemble about the singing of Latin, particularly chant, liturgical drama and polyphony. Free and open to the public, the class will conclude the week-in-residence of Anonymous 4 and is one of the highlights of this semester's interdisciplinary course "Sacred and Secular Music in Medieval Culture." Ward Hall, John Paul Rehearsal Room. Those interested in attending should reserve a seat. To make reservations or for more information, call 202-319-5416.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of its international film festival titled "Confronting Change: Friendship and Family in Contemporary World Cinema," the Department of Modern Languages presents "Io non ho paura" (I'm Not Afraid). The film is in Italian, with English subtitles. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring soprano Regina McConnell, tenor Russell Penny and pianists Michael Cordovana and Thomas Reilly. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, April 3
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages presents its annual modern languages and literatures colloquium. "Mapping Identities: Urban Landscapes and the Discourses of Space" will feature as its keynote speaker Kris Lane, professor, College of William and Mary. Lane's topic will be "Find a City: Enrique Otte's Cartas privadas de emigrantes a Indias and the Language of Longing in Early Colonial Spanish America." Pangborn Hall, Rooms 302 and 303, and Gowan Auditorium. Those interested can visit http://faculty.cua.edu/shoemak er/colloquium/colloq.html. For more information, contact Gizella Meneses, assistant professor of modern languages, at 202-319-5240 or meneses@cua.edu.
Announcements
Call for Commencement Volunteers
The Division of Student Life assists the Office of the Provost in the coordination of several components of commencement activities. In past years, university staff members have assisted with coordinating the processionals for the Baccalaureate Mass and the main commencement ceremony, as well as serving as ushers at the main commencement ceremony. Each function takes only a few hours and greatly contributes to the smooth functioning of commencement exercises.

Staff members who are interested in volunteering should contact Jeri Patterson, executive assistant to the vice president for student life, at 202-319-5714 or patterson@cua.edu.

Undergraduate Student Government Elections
The Undergraduate Student Government will be holding General Elections on Wednesday, March 31. All faculty and staff are invited to attend the speeches for the executive board on Monday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Hannan Hall's Herzfeld Auditorium and the general speeches on Tuesday, March 30, at 7 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Food Court.

Faculty and staff are also invited to meet and congratulate the newly elected officers at the USG Inauguration Ceremony on Tuesday, April 13, at 4:45 p.m. in Pryzbyla Center lobby.

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. For more information, contact Suzanne McCarthy at 202-319-5811 or mccarths@cua.edu.

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 thorp@cua.edu.

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.

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.

For Your Benefit
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 March 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Session Two, "Dealing with Difficult Situations," will be held on March 25 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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