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April 19 to April 25, 2004

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Tuesday, April 20
5:15 p.m., the Department of English presents a poetry reading featuring Mary Jo Salter and Wyatt Prunty. Salter has written five collections of award-winning poetry and is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Poetry. Prunty has written six poetry collections and edits the Sewanee Writers¿ Series for Overlook Press. A reception and book signing will follow the readings. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

7 p.m., the Office of the University Center, Student Programs and Events sponsors the annual Student Leadership Recognition Ceremony, to be held in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Great Room. All members of the CUA community are invited to attend. Those interested in attending should R.s.v.p by picking up tickets in Room 204 of the Pryzbyla Center. For more information, visit http://universitycenter.cua.ed u/leader/slrc.cfm.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m., for its Second Annual Roland E. Murphy Memorial Lecture, the School of Theology and Religious Studies' Biblical Studies Program presents "Was There a Messiah Before Jesus?" by John J. Collins, professor, Yale Divinity School. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321-323. For more information, contact Terry Lafferty at 99lafferty@cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 20,
and Thursday, April 22

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the School of Engineering hosts two open houses for its graduate programs. Prospective graduate students will have the opportunity to talk with engineering department chairs and faculty members about the graduate programs at both the master¿s and doctoral levels. Pangborn Hall, Anthony J. Scullen Room. For more information, call 202-319-5160 or visit http://engineering.cua.edu.

Wednesday, April 21,
to Sunday, April 25

The Department of Drama presents Uncle Maroje, a comedy written by Croatian playwright Marin Drzic, who is considered to be one of the outstanding names of European Renaissance literature. The April 21-24 shows will be held at 7:30 p.m.; the April 25 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 Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Thursday, April 22
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Beyond Christendom: The Future Global Catholic Church," by Rev. Paul Sullins, assistant professor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

3 p.m., CUA's Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship presents the Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture on Energy and Environmental Stewardship. In "The State of the Environment 2004," Kevin Forbes, center director, will discuss whether the environment is deteriorating as badly as many say it is. A reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, call 202-319-4794.

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law, the School of Philosophy and the School of Theology and Religious Studies present "Can Islam Come to Terms with Democracy?" a lecture by Michael Novak, the American Enterprise Institute¿s George Frederick Jewett Scholar in Religion, Philosophy and Public Policy. The respondent will be Sidney Griffith, S.T., a CUA professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures. A reception will follow. Columbus School of Law, William J. Byron, S.J., Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity and the Graduate Student Association present "Marbles and Marvels: Late antique descriptions of the city of Rome," by Ralf Behrwald, professor, Universitat Bamberg. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., The School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Notre Dame Club of Washington, D.C., present as part of the Hesburgh Lecture Series "Globalization and Corporate Moral Responsibility," by Lee A. Tavis, professor of finance and director of the Program on Multinational Managers and Developing Country Concerns, University of Notre Dame. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Rev. John Ford at 202-319-6501.
Friday, April 23
7:30 p.m., the Fifteenth American Cardinals Dinner in support of The Catholic University of America and scholarship funds for its students will be hosted by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis at the Hilton Minneapolis.

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.

Saturday, April 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as a companion piece to its production of the 16-century comedy Uncle Maroje, to be performed April 21-25 at CUA¿s Hartke Theatre, the Department of Drama presents a one-day conference "Marin Drzic, Dubrovnik and the Renaissance," which will address Renaissance drama in Croatia, the works of playwright Marin Drzic (author of Uncle Maroje) and the legacy of Dubrovnik, Croatia, as a city of theater festivals. Callan Theatre. For more information, call Katie Lee or Chris Harrison in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

Noon to 4 p.m., the Program Board presents "Communiversity Day." Families of CUA students, staff and faculty are invited to join those from the Brookland community for games, food and shows for children and the young-at-heart. Various locations throughout the Pryzbyla Center. For more information, call the Office of the University Center, Student Programs and Events at 202-319-5291 or e-mail at cua-programboard@cua.edu.

Upcoming Events
Monday, April 26
3 p.m. to 5 p.m., to celebrate Earth Week and discuss the environmental and political obstacles to saving the Chesapeake Bay, CUA's Center for the Study of Energy and Environmmental Stewardship and the Center for International Social Development sponsor a lecture, book signing and reception with Howard Ernst, author of the book "Chesapeake Bay Blues." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C and Gallery. For more information, contact Maryann Cusimano Love at 301-855-0135.

3 p.m. to 6 p.m., CUA¿s Department of Biomedical Engineering and other sponsors present "Technology for Promotion of Health, Function and Independence through the Lifespan," a symposium that addresses how the rapidly growing elderly population worldwide is presenting challenges to the medical community. A panel of experts in aging, telecommunications, health and rehabilitation will discuss the role of technology in ensuring healthy, independent lives for senior citizens. Pangborn Hall, Anthony J. Scullen Room. For more information, call 202-319-5181.

7:30 p.m., the Office of Housing and Residential Services and the Residence Hall Association present "Sniper Trial: Commonwealth of Virginia v. John Allen Muhammad," by Colette Pumphrey, assistant commonwealth's attorney and one of the prosecutors on the case. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Kevin Valazza at 202-319-5521 or valazza@cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 27
10 a.m. to noon. Customer Service Training Initiative. (See "For Your Benefit.")

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Opera Workshop, directed by Elaine R. Walter. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Wednesday, April 28
2 p.m., as part of its speakers series on the general topic of "Progress in the Neuropsychology of Cognitive Function," the Department of Psychology presents a lecture by Lauren Kenworthy, director of the Neuropsychological Assessment Service at the Children's National Medical Center. She will speak on "Executive and Social Learning Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorders." O'Boyle Hall, Room 324. For more information, contact Pam Greenwood at 202-319-5816.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin, and Chamber Singers, conducted by Leo Nestor. 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.

Thursday, April 29
11 a.m. to noon. Customer Service Training Initiative. (See "For Your Benefit.")

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Is Jewish Identity in Contemporary Society Mutable or Immutable? Evidence from Qualitative and Quantitative Data," by Arnold Dashefsky, visiting scholar in sociology and Judaic studies, George Washington University. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.
Friday, April 30
Last day of classes.

Saturday, May 1
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mark Cook. Admission is free. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, May 2
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Latin American World Percussion Concert, directed by Luis Garay. Admission is free. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Announcements
Central Heating Plant Shutdown
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations has begun shutting down the university's central heating plant in preparation for the approaching warm weather and will soon start up air conditioning on campus.

The start-up of campus air conditioning normally begins three to four weeks after the heating season ends, depending on the weather patterns. Robert Fawbush, associate director of facilities, maintenance and operations, expresses his appreciation to the CUA community for its patience and understanding during this changeover time, "as there will undoubtedly be some overlap in heating and cooling needs."

According to Fawbush, once the cooling season starts, the university¿s electrical consumption typically doubles. The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations encourages the CUA community to adopt conservation measures, especially during the summer.

Some conservation tips include:

¿ Raising the thermostat setting to 78 degrees.

¿ Turning off air conditioning, especially window units, when not needed. This includes overnight and vacations.

¿ Turning off all lights and computers when not in use.

¿ Keeping outside doors shut (not propped open).

¿ Keeping windows closed when air conditioners are in use.

For more information, contact the Facility Service Center at 202-319-5121.

CUA Annual Fund
For the 2004-2005 CUA Annual Fund ¿ which supports scholarships, technology upgrades and other key operating projects ¿ the Office of Annual Giving is encouraging the CUA community to donate to the Faculty and Staff Campaign through small payroll deductions. To donate or for more information, contact Katie Acuff at 202-319-6927 or acuff@cua.edu.

Commencement Ushers Needed
The Office of the Dean of Students is looking for student volunteers to serve as ushers for the May 2004 commencement and to assist with various commencement activities from May 10 to 15. Ushers will receive a small stipend and resident students may remain in campus housing through May 15. Those interested in volunteering should sign up at the Office of the Dean of Students, Pryzbyla Center, Room 353, by April 21. For more information, call 202-319-5619.

Habitat for Humanity
CUA's chapter of Habitat for Humanity will soon be traveling to Hawaii to help build homes in that state. In an effort to raise money, the chapter's service team is hosting a Pizzeria UNO's "night" at Union Station on Saturday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to midnight. Those interested in attending should obtain fliers from Campus Ministry to present at the event. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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 April 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Session Two, "Dealing with Difficult Situations," will be held on April 29 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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