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March 29 to April 4, 2004

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Monday, March 29
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of National Alcohol Screening Week, the Division of Student Life hosts an alcohol screening program. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. (See "Announcements.")

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,
and Wednesday, March 31

Noon to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services will host resume clinics in the second floor lobby of the Pryzbyla Center. No appointment is necessary. For more information, contact 202-319-5623 or careers@cua.edu.

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 co-sponsor 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).

4 p.m., the Department of Physics and the Graduate Student Association host "Beyond the Dragon's Lair: Black Holes Disturbing the Neighborhood," a presentation by Kimberly Weaver, astrophysicist, NASA. Hannan Hall, Room 106. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Lawrence Fagg at lfagg@shentel.net.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Results and problems on covering systems of residue classes," by Stefan Porubsky, professor, Institute of Computer Science, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

6 p.m., as part of National Alcohol Screening Week, the Division of Student Life hosts an alcohol screening program. Pryzbyla Center Foyer. (See "Announcements.")

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
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts its annual spring job fair for students. Visiting employers are seeking to fill full-time openings for May graduates and continuing or graduating graduate students, as well as summer jobs and paid summer internships. For an up-to-date list of organizations, positions and majors sought, visit http://careers.cua.edu/HANDOUT S/SJF2004Employersforweb.doc. For other information, contact 202- 319-5623 or careers@cua.edu.
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.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m., as part of National Alcohol Screening Week, the Division of Student Life hosts an alcohol screening program. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center. (See "Announcements.")

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 Christina 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
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of National Alcohol Screening Week, the Division of Student Life hosts an alcohol screening program. Pryzbyla center Atrium. (See "Announcements.")

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., 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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, April 5
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the School of Nursing presents "The State of the Challenge: Increasing the Number of Hispanic Nurses," a series of workshops focusing on how demographic patterns have influenced the need to produce more Hispanic nurses. Various locations in the Pryzbyla Center. For more information, contact Judith Jones at 202-319-6039 or jonesj@cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 6
5 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents as part of its 2004 International Economics Series "The European Union Expansion: Incoming Countries' Perspective," by Piritta Sorsa, deputy division chief, European Department, International Monetary Fund. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B and C. For more information, contact Maria Sophia Aguirre at 202-319-4957 or aguirre@cua.edu.
Thursday, April 8
Holy Thursday. No classes. Easter recess begins.

Friday, April 9
Good Friday.

Saturday, April 10
Founders' Day.

Sunday, April 11
Easter Sunday.

Monday, April 12
Easter Monday.

Tuesday, April 13
Classes resume.

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 the Pryzbyla Center lobby.

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 display information in the Pryzbyla Center and will conduct alcohol screening programs (during which participants can complete a screening questionnaire and meet with a representative from the Counseling Center) at several campus locations.

The screening programs will be held on the following dates:

¿ Monday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pryzbyla Center Great Room.

¿ Wednesday, March 31, 6 p.m. Pryzbyla Center Foyer.

¿ Thursday, April 1, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center, Second Floor.

¿ Friday, April 2, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pryzbyla Center Atrium.

For more information, visit http://deanofstudents.cua.edu/ alcohol/ or contact Ellen Breipohl Thorp, assistant dean of students, at 202-319-5619 or thorp@cua.edu.

PrayerNet
Campus Ministry reminds the CUA community that PrayerNet is available on its Web site (http://ministry.cua.edu). Those wishing to submit prayer requests can do so online. After submissions are reviewed by Campus Ministry friars, they are posted online for general viewing. For more information, visit the Web site or call 202-319-5575.

Health & Safety
Be Kind to Your Eyes
With spring right around the corner, most of us will be spending more time outdoors to enjoy the great weather. When doing so, don¿t forget to protect your eyes from the sun's ultraviolet rays. Sunglasses are the best way to guarantee protection (and they can be stylish, too). Good sunglasses will reduce glare, enhance the normal light-filtering capabilities of your eyes and filter out up to 100 percent of two types of UV rays: UV-A and UV-B.

Both children and adults should wear eye protection when spending long hours in the sun. If you take certain medications that make you more sensitive to UV rays, consult your physician for specific instructions regarding UV protection. When selecting sunglasses, make sure that they fit comfortably, are suitable to your types of outdoor activities, have impact-resistant lenses and are large enough to shield the eyes from most angles. No one is immune to sunlight-related eye disorders, so protection is the key to prevention.



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