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Monday, March 17
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents discussions of faith and reason and Islam. Discussions are scheduled for the same time March 18, 20 and 21. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, contact Rev. George F. McLean at

12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Latin American Center for the Graduate Study of Music present a lecture, "Staging the Nation: Mexican Opera of the 1940s," by musicologist Leonora Saavedra, University of California-Riverside. Ward Hall, Room 211.  For additional information, contact Grayson Wagstaff at

Thursday, March 20, to Monday, March 24
University closed for Easter.

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 Campus Ministry

Campus-Wide Candlelight Way of the Cross
Tuesday night, March 18,  is the annual campus-wide candlelight Way of the Cross. Join us as we journey through campus for Stations of the Cross. Meet at 8 p.m. at Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio in Campus Ministry at

Easter on Campus
Students staying on campus for Easter can assist with music, liturgical ministries or preparing the chapel. Contact Jessica DePrizio in Campus Ministry at to find out the many ways to help.

Operation Rice Bowl
If you have been participating in Operation Rice Bowl, please return your rice bowl full of spare change at any of the Masses. 

Triduum begins Thursday, March 20. If you are staying on campus or in the area for Easter break, please join us. The schedule is as follows: 

Holy Thursday, March 20
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8 p.m.

Good Friday, March 21
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
3 p.m.

Holy Saturday, March 22
Easter Vigil
8 p.m.

All services are in St. Vincent’s Chapel. 

Also, there will be no university Masses on Easter Sunday.  If you are on campus, join us for the Easter Vigil, Saturday night.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, March 26
5:15 p.m., the Department of History sponsors "Practicing History, Conceptualizing Historiography," a colloquium led by Gabrielle Spiegel, professor, Johns Hopkins University. Katherine Jansen, associate professor, history, will be the commentator. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

Thursday, March 27, through Sunday, March 30
CUA’s Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture presents an international symposium titled “A Common Morality for the Global Age: In Gratitude for What We Are Given,” with a keynote address, “The Luminousness of Being and the Light of Moral Insight,” presented via video by Cardinal Angelo Scola, patriarch of Venice, Italy. Organized in response to the personal appeal of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger before he became Pope Benedict XVI, this symposium seeks to elicit ideas and concepts for the renewal of a global culture that can sustain the moral insight necessary for addressing our world’s pressing problems. Leading thinkers from philosophy, theology, ethics and politics will gather for several days of plenary addresses, discussion and common reflection centered on this question. Columbus School of Law. For more information, visit

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Cardinal Visit Days
The Office of Admissions will host Cardinal Visit Days on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April. Information sessions and campus tours geared specifically for high school sophomores and juniors will be offered at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. on April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29 and 30. For more information, contact Christine Mica at or visit

Career Services
The Office of Career Services encourages all supervisors of student employees to post their summer job opportunities as soon as possible on Cardinal Connection. For more information, contact Amanda Jones at or 202-319-5623.

Construction Behind Centennial Village
Rubio Construction has begun road maintenance improvements behind Centennial Village. During this time, the road will remain open for vehicular and pedestrian traffic. The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will coordinate road closures with the Department of Public Safety when and if they are necessary. Direct concerns to the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or e-mail

Dining Hours During Easter Break
The Office of Dining Services will observe the following schedule during Spring Break:

Food Court:               
March 19, 7:30 a.m-5 p.m.
March 20 to March 24 CLOSED

March 19, 7:30 a.m-8 p.m.
March 20 to March 23 CLOSED
March 24, 5 p.m-11 p.m.

The Loft C-Store:        
March 19, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
March 20 to March 23 CLOSED
March 24, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Student Restaurant:   
March 19, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
March 20 to March 23 CLOSED
March 24, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.

Law School Café:        
March 19, 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
March 20 to March 24 CLOSED

Leahy Coffee Kiosk:   
March 19, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
March 20 to March 24 CLOSED

Regular hours resume March 25. For more information, please contact Dining Services at

Honors Program Dinner
The Office of Admissions and the University Honors Program will host the annual Honors Evening and Dinner Thursday, April 10. The dinner is for prospective students invited into the Honors program and takes place in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room, beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Christine Mica at or Christopher Kaczor at

Odyssey Day
The Office of Admissions will host Odyssey Day for admitted undergraduate students and their guests Friday, April 11. The day allows admitted students to experience first-hand the academic and student life offered at the university. For more information, contact Christine Mica at or visit to view a schedule of events.

Off-Campus Housing Fair
Housing Services will host the Off-Campus Housing Fair on Monday, April 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Great Room at the Pryzbyla Center. Representatives from local apartment complexes will be present to advertise their housing options for students and members of the CUA community. Other off-campus housing vendors/community agencies will also be present representing renter’s insurance, furniture rentals, utilities, Metro safety, tenant rights and other concerns faced by renters, especially those living off-campus for the first time. For more information, visit the Off-Campus Housing Fair page of the Housing Services Web site at or contact Housing Services at or 202-319-5615.

Papal Visit—Student Essay Contest
You are only 500 words away from the pope. This is the last chance to enter the Papal Visit Student Essay Contest. The deadline for entries is March 18. Bring your writer’s skill, your desire to meet Pope Benedict XVI and your years of Catholic education together in the CUA Student Essay Contest, “How Catholic education has changed my life.” If your 500-word essay is chosen as the best, you will personally be introduced to Pope Benedict XVI by CUA President Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., prior to the Holy Father’s address on the campus of Catholic University. Then you will attend the address and post-address reception as an invited guest.  Second-place honors earn you a seat in the audience of Catholic educators at the papal address and an invitation to the post-address reception. Open to all registered CUA students — undergraduate, graduate and law. Let the world know how and why your Catholic education has been important to you. For complete rules, submission instructions and other important information, please visit For more information, contact Emilie Wittenberg in the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5238 or

Student Administration and Human Resource System Update
The Office of Information Systems and Services continues to upgrade its PeopleSoft student administration and human resource system. This yearlong initiative will be completed in August when the new version will become available to all campus users. To learn more about our PeopleSoft systems and the upgrade itself go to: Check back periodically as progress reports will be posted to the Web site.  If you have any questions or comments about this upgrade send an e-mail to

Summer Housing for CUA Students
Information on summer housing opportunities for CUA students is available at To be eligible for an on-campus summer assignment through Housing Services, applicants must be a current CUA student or a visiting college student enrolled in summer courses at CUA. Current CUA students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes to be eligible for summer housing. This is a great opportunity for CUA students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the Washington, D.C., area during the summer months. Information on summer internships is available in the Office of Career Services and at

Weight Watchers at Work
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to join a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks this semester. The program teaches participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. The program fee for the 12 weeks is $168, payable in two installments. The program began in late January but participants may join at any time during the 12 weeks and pay a prorated fee. Meetings are at noon on Wednesday each week in Leahy Hall, Room 100. For more information, e-mail Marion Ficke at

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