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Athletics

Announcements
Central Heating Start-Up
Weight Watchers at Work
Evening Tutoring

For Your Benefit
Tuition Exchange program

 

Calendar

Monday, Sept. 27
5:30 p.m., as part of its three-part fall lecture series on Austrian architecture, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Housing and Other Strategies," by Elsa Prochazka, an Austrian architect. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Sept. 28
12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., the Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service offers to the CUA community a free workshop titled "Note-Taking," which provides instruction on how to listen effectively and write intelligently during lectures. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

7 p.m., as part of the "Educating the Whole Person: A Series of Lectures and Dialogues with Faculty and Student Life" series, the offices of the vice provost, student life and housing and residential services present "Philosophy in the Undergraduate Curriculum," by Monsignor Robert S. Sokolowski, Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy.

Panelists include:
— Tricia Morrin Lloyd (B.A. 1987), executive director of the U.S. Office for the Pontifical North American College
— Joe Reyda (B.A. 1990), director of athletics at Gonzaga High School
— Matt Robenhymer, a CUA junior and president of the Residence Hall Association
— Kim Timpany, associate director for the Office of the University Center, Student Programs and Events
— Monsignor Sokolowski

The moderator will be John Fogarty (B.A. 1999), director of annual giving in the Office of University Development. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5017.

Wednesday, Sept. 29
4 p.m., the Department of Physics and Graduate Student Association present "3-Dimensional palarimetric imaging of coronal mass ejections," by Thomas Moran, researcher, NASA. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:45 p.m. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Charles Montrose, chair of the physics department, at 202-319-5347.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Discrete n-tuples in Hausdorff spaces," by Neil Hindman, professor, Howard University. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the Department of History, the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students present "The Importance of Being Italian: Italian Americans in American Popular Culture, 1960s to 1990s," by Timothy Meagher, associate professor. The commentator will be Gary Gerstle, professor, University of Maryland at College Park. Based on a pre-circulated paper. Light refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information or to request a copy of the paper, contact the history department at 202-319-5484 or solar@cua.edu.

6:30 p.m., as part of its 25th anniversary celebration, Metropolitan College presents "Values-Based Leadership," a presentation/discussion with Michael Eskew, chairman and chief executive officer of United Parcel Service. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Toni Khianthalat at 202-319-5256 or khianthalat@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 1
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Appetite, Anger and Shame: Aquinas on Moral Weakness," by Bonnie Kent, University of California, Irvine. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 1, and Sunday, Oct. 3
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kate Tamarkin and featuring soprano Sharon Christman. Selections include Berlioz's "Roman Carnival Overture"; Barber's "Knoxville, Summer 1915"; and Tchaikovsky's "Symphony No. 4."  The Oct. 1 performance will be held at 8 p.m. at Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria campus, 3001 North Beauregard St., Alexandria, Va. The Oct. 3 event will be held at 3 p.m. at Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md.
For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Sunday, Oct. 3
10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an open house for prospective students. High school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to visit campus for a tour and to meet current CUA students and faculty. Registration can be done online at http://admissions.cua.edu/visit/.
Two other open houses will be held on Nov. 7, 2004, and Jan. 23, 2005. For more information, call 202-319-5305.
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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 4
5:30 p.m., as part of its three-part fall lecture series on Austrian architecture, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "These Poolish Things," by Florian Wallnoefer, an Austrian architect. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Monday, Oct. 4, and Tuesday, Oct. 5
8 a.m., the Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative of the Columbus School of Law, together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, presents a comparative law colloquium titled “The Stem Cell Debate in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany." Speakers and panelists include leading U.S. and German scientists, medical ethicists, philosophers, law professors and others. The program, which runs two full days, will address the scientific and ethical issues of stem cell research. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or dedoulis@law.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Department of Chemistry presents "Peptide Substrate Libraries for Determining Substrate Specificity of Serine Proteases," by Josef Antal , researcher, National Institutes of Health. Maloney Hall, Room 212. Coffee and light refreshments will be served prior to the seminar. For more information, contact Ildiko M. Kovach, professor of chemistry, at kovach@cua.edu.

12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., the Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service offers to the CUA community a free workshop titled "Memory," which provides instruction on how to enhance working memory and minimize forgetfulness. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

Wednesday, Oct. 6
5:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Politics present "Postwar Croatia: Challenges and Opportunities of a Catholic Society in Transition," by Boris A. Miksic, president and CEO of the Cortec Corporation and author of American Dream: A Guy from Croatia. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5115.

Thursday, Oct. 7
7 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Red Violin" and "Altered States." CUA faculty and guest artists will give brief presentations before the film. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, Oct. 8
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Henry of Ghent and Duns Scotus on Incontinence," by CUA Assistant Professor Tobias Hoffman. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.
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Athletics

Tuesday, Sept. 28
4:30 p.m., the CUA men's soccer team hosts Hood College. DuFour Field.

Wednesday, Sept. 29
4:30 p.m., the CUA women's soccer team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Field.

7 p.m., CUA's volleyball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center.

Thursday, Sept. 30
4:30 p.m., the CUA men's soccer team hosts Gallaudet University at Trinity University.

Saturday, Oct. 2
1 p.m., the CUA women's soccer team hosts Villa Julie College. DuFour Field.

Monday, Oct. 4
4 p.m., the CUA men's soccer team hosts Chestnut Hill College. DuFour Field.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
7 p.m., CUA's volleyball team hosts St. Mary's College of Maryland. DuFour Center.

Friday, Oct. 8
8:30 a.m., the 12th Annual CUA Baseball Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament and Hole-in-One Shootout takes place at the Needwood Golf Course at 6724 Needwood Rd., Derwood, Md. All members of the university community are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring "foursomes" of friends or family. The cost — which includes greens fees, cart, range balls, refreshments, lunch, awards and a CUA baseball shirt — is $125 per player or $500 per foursome.

The tournament will feature prizes for low team scores, drives closest to the pin, and longest drives to hole. In addition, there will be a hole-in-one shootout for a 2004 Ford Mustang. An awards luncheon will follow immediately and will include a live auction. For more information or to register, contact Ross Natoli, CUA head baseball coach, at 301-622-5058.

Saturday, Oct. 9
1 p.m., CUA's football team hosts Washington and Lee University. DuFour Field.

4 p.m., the CUA men's soccer team hosts Neumann College. DuFour Field.

Sunday, Oct. 10
11 a.m., CUA's field hockey team hosts Roanoke College. DuFour Field.
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Announcements

Central Heating Start-Up
Robert Fawbush, associate director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations, announces that as the cold weather approaches, his office will begin shutting down the central air conditioning systems. Although this operation is tied to weather patterns, it normally occurs during the first part of October.

The start-up of the Central Heating Plant normally takes place two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down. This also is dictated by the weather.

The first priority will be the residence halls. After these are receiving heat and functioning properly, Facilities Maintenance and Operations will bring the remaining buildings on line. The cooperation and patience of the CUA community are requested during this time, as there may be occasions in the early morning when buildings will be chilly.

As always, after the steam plant is up and running, emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day at 202-319-5121.

Weight Watchers at Work
The Office of the Dean of Students and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite the CUA community to participate in the Weight Watchers at Work program. Registration for the fall session will be held on Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. The 10-week session runs from Oct. 7 to Dec. 16 and costs $125. Meetings will be held on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351 (no meeting on Thanksgiving). For more infomation, contact Andrea Cohen at 202-319-5402 or dicarlo@cua.edu.

Evening Tutoring
Campus Ministry announces that the Washington Jesuit Academy — which provides a tuition-free academic and extracurricular program for economically disadvantaged boys in grades six through eight — needs evening tutors to help the pupils with their studies and teach them good study skills and habits. Tutors must be flexible, organized and able to demonstrate “firm amiability.” The volunteer commitment would be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., one evening per week, Monday through Thursday. The academy is located at 900 Varnum Street N.E., near Providence Hospital in the Brookland neighborhood.

For more information, contact Emmjolee Mendoza, associate campus minister for community service, at mendozaE@cua.edu.
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For Your Benefit

Tuition Exchange Program
The Office of Human Resources is pleased to provide information about CUA's Tuition Exchange Program, a valuable benefit for members of the university community who have dependent children planning to enter college in fall 2005. The Tuition Exchange Program is a network of several hundred colleges and universities that accept a limited number of eligible students each year and offer full or partial tuition remission. The host university may provide scholarships up to full tuition for undergraduate study for a limited number of dependent children of eligible CUA faculty and staff.

Employees who presently have children participating in the Tuition Exchange Program are reminded to submit an application every year for their child's participation to be renewed. Applications submitted in October 2004 will be for the 2005-2006 academic year.

For more information on the Tuition Exchange Program, visit the human resources Web site at http://humanresources.cua.edu/announcements and click on the following resources:

Tuition Exchange Program Guidelines
Tuition Exchange Letter
Tuition Exchange Application

Those with questions can contact Sherill Sampson, benefits specialist, or Barbara Coughlin, director of human resources, at 202-319-5050.
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