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Upcoming Events

Announcements

Training for Cardinal Station

Presentations by Director of Library Candidates
Heating Shutdown and AC Startup
Habitat for Humanity Auctions
Volunteers for Commencement

Health and Safety
Preventing Child Poisoning

 

Calendar

Wednesday, April 20
4 p.m., the Department of Physics and the Graduate Student Association present "Feeding and Evolution of Active Galactic Nuclei," by Dr. Henrique Schmitt, Naval Research Laboratory. Hannan Hall, room 106. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. For more information, contact Steven Kraemer, associate professor of physics, at 202-319-4335.

8 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Original Live Music to Silent Film Comedies." CUA faculty and guest artists will give brief presentations before the film. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, April 21, to Sunday, April 24

The Department of Drama presents "Love's Labours Lost," directed by Gary Sloan. The Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday perfomance is at 2 p.m. Hartke Theatre. Complimentary tickets are available to members of the CUA community for the Friday performance only. For more information and ticket prices, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

Thursday, April 21
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Beer and Protest: Police Behavior at Campus Disorderly Gatherings" by John McCarthy, Pennsylvania State University professor of sociology and former CUA professor of sociology. Life Cycle Institute, room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

8 p.m., the Resident Ministry Program presents The Cross of Cancer: A Modern Day Passion, a play depicting the parallels of Christ’s Passion and the suffering of those with cancer. Saint Vincent’s Chapel. Donations are greatly appreciated. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information, conatact Kathleen Evans at 58evans@cua.edu.

Friday, April 22
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the Office of Enrollment Management hosts admitted high school students for Odyssey Day. The program includes a welcome by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president, faculty presentations, a student life fair and an optional night out on the town. For more information, call 202-319-5305.

Noon to 7 p.m., a celebration of Earth Day, sponsored by the university Environmental Action Committee:
Noon, tree planting, west lawn, Pryzbyla Center, to promote environmental stewardship.
4 p.m., a lecture, “The Chesapeake Bay: A Case Study in Environmental Science,” by Aaron Barkatt, professor of chemistry, Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A.
5:30 p.m., recycling games, west lawn, Pryzbyla Center.
7 p.m., music by RedLine, Washington, D.C., area top-40 classic rock 'n’ roll band, patio outside Pryzbyla Center. In the event of rain, the band will perform in the Great Room.

7 p.m., as part of its 2005 film series, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Brazil," directed by Terry Gilliam. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectual Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Saturday, April 23
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Capital Area Association for Peace Studies presents the 18th annual student conference “Peacemaking, Diversity and Social Change.” Hannan Hall. For more information, call 202-319-6886 or visit http://pjsp.cua.edu/.

3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mark Cook.  Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, April 24
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Singers, directed by Maureen Codelka. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 25, and Tuesday, April 26
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., CUA’s Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, with a team of leading scholars from Iran, presents “Islam and the Political Order.” Themes include the sovereignty of God; the role of humankind; the distinction and pluralism of religion; and the separation of religion from the political order. Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms B and C. An Iranian luncheon will be held April 25 at noon. A discussion on religion and responsibility will be held April 26, 7:30 p.m., at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. For more information, call Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081.

Tuesday, April 26

7:30 p.m., as part of its opera workshop presentation, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents scenes from "The Magic Flute," "Manon" and "The Tales of Hoffman." Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

 

Thursday, April 28

6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles, directed by Timothy Roberts. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

 

Thursday, April 28, to Sunday, May 1

The Department of Drama presents "Two Days Folly" by Grace Wessbecher and "Give Unto Caeser" by Stephen Sportswood. The plays were the grand prize winners in a national competition for one-act plays devoted to Catholic themes. The Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday perfomance is at 2 p.m. Hartke Theatre. Complimentary tickets are available to members of the CUA community for the Friday performance only. For more information and ticket prices, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

 

Thursday, April 28, to Saturday, April 30

7:30 p.m., the Department of Drama presents "Experiments II." Hartke Theatre. For more information and ticket prices, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

Thursday, April 28
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Department of English presents “On Shakespeare: The Book That Chesterton Did Not Write” by Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society. Pryzbyla Center, room 321. For more information, contact Ashley Ahlquist at 57ahlquist@cua.edu.

Friday, April 29

Last day of classes.

Saturday, April 30

Last day of classes for the law school.

Sunday, May 1
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Latin American World Percussion Ensemble, directed by Luis Garay. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


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Announcements

Training for Cardinal Station
The Office of Business Services will provide voluntary training on the new Cardinal Station system. Those who wish to participate may attend one of the following classes:

April 19: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
May 3: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
May 17: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
May 31: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
June 14: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

June 28: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
July 12: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
July 26: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug. 9: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Aug 23: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All classes will be held in Leahy Hall, Room LL40. Each class is limited to five participants. Specific areas of training will be determined by the needs of those in attendance. For more information or to sign up, contact Rana Silver at silver@cua.edu.

Presentations by Director of Library Candidates
The School of Library and Information Science invites all members of the CUA community to sit in on the presentations of three candidates vying to fill the position of director of libraries.

Each presentation will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Stephen Happel Room of Caldwell Hall. The schedule is as follows:

—April 15, Ms. Wanda Dole, dean of libraries, Washburn University, Topeka, Kan.
—April 20, Dr. Lynn Scott Cochrane, director of libraries, Denison University, Granville, Ohio
—April 25, Mr. Michael McLane, executive director, Central New York Library Resources Council

For more information, contact Dean Martha Hale at 202-319-5085 or halem@cua.edu.

Heating Shutdown and AC Startup
Usually in mid-April the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations begins shutting down the university's central heating plant in preparation for the approaching warm weather.

The startup 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 has started, the university’s electrical consumption typically doubles.  Any and all conservation measures that the campus community can help with are encouraged, 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.


Habitat for Humanity Auctions
On Monday, April 18, Habitat for Humanity will hold a silent auction at the Pryzbyla Center during lunch and dinner hours. On Tuesday, April 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the group will hold a live auction in Caldwell Auditorium. Live music will be staged and refreshments will be served. Members of the CUA community are invited to both auctions. To support the auctions, the group asks for gift donations, which can be submitted to Emmjolee Mendoza, director of liturgy and worship, Office of Campus Ministry. Suggested donations include baskets, bottles of wine, movie tickets, DVDs and gift certificates. For more information, contact Kaitlyn Helling at 732-674-3106 or 22helling@cua.edu.

Volunteers for Commencement
The Division of Student Life seeks volunteers to serve as ushers during the 2005 Commencement ceremonies. For more information, contact Martha Krichbaum at 202-319-5619 or krichbaum@cua.edu.

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Health and Safety

Preventing Child Poisoning
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that most child poisonings result from common household products. About 78,000 children under 5 years old visited U.S. hospital emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings in 2003. Most of these poisonings occurred at home with readily available household products.

Many poisoning incidents occur while the products are in use and a parent or caregiver steps away or is distracted for a moment. Children can get hold of a product and swallow it during the short time it takes to answer a phone call or doorbell.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 1 million calls about poison exposures in 2003 involved children 5 years and younger. Some examples of these exposures:

— Personal care products, including baby oil and mouthwash containing ethanol
— Cleaning substances, including drain openers and oven cleaners
— Over-the-counter pain relievers, including ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, and cough and cold medicines
— Hydrocarbons, such as lamp oil and furniture polish
— Adult-strength vitamins and supplements containing iron

If your child swallows or handles a potentially dangerous product, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a 24-hour hotline for emergencies: 800-638-2772.

For more information, contact Donald Luster at 202-319-5206.

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