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Monday, Oct. 26, Wednesday, Oct. 28, and Friday, Oct. 30
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values international seminar "Sacred and Secular: Complementary and/or Conflictual," will explore the topic of "Philosophical Paradigms for Achieving Complementarity between the Sacred and the Secular." Gibbons Hall, Room B12. Faculty members and graduate students who would like to participate are invited to contact Rev. George McLean at mclean@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 26
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Shiga Toxins of Escherichia coli Promote Intestinal Colonization and Cause Systemic Disease" by Alison O’Brien, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or dautin@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Angels in Neoplatonism," by Matthias Vorwerk, assistant professor of philosophy. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents a lecture by Yolande Daniels of Studio Sumo architects in New York. Her design projects including "Black City" investigate the overlay of cultural and racial identities in the urban environment. This is part of the 2009 Fall Architecture Lecture Series, "Race, Identity and Architecture." Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, visit http://architecture.cua.edu/news/Lectures.cfm.

8 p.m., Pax Christi CUA will stage a performance of "Speak Truth to Power: Voices from Beyond the Dark." The award-winning play includes the stories of peacemakers Helen Prejean, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elie Wiesel, the Dalai Lama and others. Desserts will be provided following the performance. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Food Court. For more information, contact Chase Nordengren at chase.nordengren@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 27
Noon, CUAbroad will hold a special information session on CUA in Rome featuring David Dawson Vasquez, program director. McMahon Hall, Room 112. For more information on the program, visit http://cuabroad.cua.edu/programs/Rome.cfm.

5:30 p.m., Metropolitan School of Professional Studies hosts an Information Session on its undergraduate degrees and certificates, student services and student development activities. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5256, or e-mail metropolitan@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Academic Technology Services offers Blackboard training for faculty to demonstrate asynchronous and synchronous communication capabilities of Blackboard 8. Discussion boards, collaboration and e-mail will be discussed. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Lisa Hawkins at 202-319-4768 or hawkinsl@cua.edu.

12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (formerly the Life Cycle Institute)  presents "Irish Catholic Democrats and the New Deal" by Timothy Meagher, associate professor of history and university archivist. The lecture is part of the Brown Bag series. Maloney Hall, Room 302. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5962 or 202-319-5999.

12:30 p.m., CUAbroad will conduct a pre-departure orientation featuring David Dawson Vasquez, Rome program director, for students planning on going there during the spring 2010 semester. McMahon Hall, Room 112. For more information, call 202-319-6010.

Thursday, Oct. 29
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology colloquium present "Ralph Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis: New Research on Structure and Reception," by Allan Atlas, distinguished professor of music, Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or gwagstaff@hotmail.com.

5:30 p.m., Metropolitan School of Professional Studies hosts an information session on its Master of Science in Management degree program. The program has five tracks that include Leadership, Professional Communication, Sport Management, Human Resources Management and Federal Contracts and Acquisitions. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, call 202-319-5256, or e-mail metropolitan@cua.edu.

5:30 to 7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts an open house on the Master of Library and Information Science degree program. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information or to R.s.v.p., e-mail slis@cua.edu or visit http://slis.cua.edu/openhouse/RSVP-Oct-29-2009.cfm.

6 to 8 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning hosts an open house on the Master of City and Regional Planning degree program and the Master of Science in Sustainable Design degree program. Crough Center, Joseph Miller Exhibition Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

6 to 8 p.m., the School of Engineering hosts an open house on its master's and doctoral programs. Pangborn Hall. For more information, e-mail engineering@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 30
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "The Singularity of Love," by James Hart, professor emeritus of religious studies, Indiana University. This is the ninth lecture of the Fall 2009 Lecture Series, "The Issue of Truth — In Honor of Robert Sokolowski." Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259, e-mail cua-philosophy@cua.edu, or visit http://philosophy.cua.edu.

5 p.m., the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures hosts a public recital of "Readings in Neo-Aramaic Poetry," by Shawqi N. Talia, instructor in the Semitics department. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, call Monica Blanchard, curator, Semitics/ICOR Collections at 202-319-5084 or e-mail cua-semitics@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 30, to Sunday, Nov. 1
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie," directed by Jane Pesci-Townscend, co-chair of musical theater. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students with ID. Hartke Theater. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Campus Ministry

Mission Jamaica
Students who submitted applications for Mission Jamaica should stop by the Office of Campus Ministry between Monday, Oct. 26, and Thursday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., to sign up for an interview. Interviews will take place Friday, Oct. 30, and Saturday, Oct. 31, at Campus Ministry. For more information, e-mail Jeff Ossinger at ossinger@cua.edu

Gratia Plena
All CUA women are invited to attend the opportunities for prayer, sisterhood and service. For more information on Gratia Plena's daily events, visit http://ministry.cua.edu.

Community of Hope
A group of students leaves from Campus Ministry each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. to visit Community of Hope, which provides transitional housing for homeless families. The group goes to the park, watches movies and plays Wii with residents. For more information, contact Mary Eileen Sullivan at 93sullim@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Halloween Costumes
Campus Ministry is collecting Halloween costumes and monetary donations for children at St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home through Tuesday, Oct. 27. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Advent Committee
The first meeting of the Advent Committee will be held Monday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information, contact Jonathan Jerome at 43jerome@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

All Souls Remembrance Cards
All are invited to submit the names of loved ones on Remembrance Cards. The cards can be picked up in Campus Ministry or printed from http://ministry.cua.edu. Cards should be returned to Campus Ministry on or before Friday, Oct. 30. For more information, contact Amy Gleason at 202-319-5575 or 71gleason@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
The University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 2, All Souls Day, at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Students, Staff and Faculty: Bring Your Kids to "Halloween on Campus"
Have a safe and fun Halloween. Children of CUA students, faculty and staff are invited to Curley Court on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. for candy, face painting, games and more. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Lani Collins at collinsL@cua.edu or 202-319-5575.

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 Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 27
3 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Wesley College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

Wednesday, Oct. 28
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Gallaudet University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Thursday, Oct. 29
3:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 31
1 p.m., the football team hosts Emory and Henry College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, Nov. 1
12:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

3 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 2
All Souls Day

12:15, the University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Illness, Sainthood and Meaning in Egyptian Monastic Narrative," by Andrew Crislip, professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Tuesday, Nov. 3
2 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbla Management offers a seminar to review the online scheduling process at http://events.cua.edu. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 4
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (formerly the Life Cycle Institute)  presents "What do Catholic Elementary and Secondary Students Know About Their Faith?" by John Convey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education. The lecture is part of the Brown Bag series. Maloney Hall, Room 302. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5962 or 202-319-5999.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Who is the American Voter in the Age of Obama?" by John Kenneth White, professor of politics, as part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, go to http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

Thursday, Nov. 5
4 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family hosts a lecture on “Food Production and Family-Friendly Farming (Everything I Want to Do is Illegal)” by Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Va. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. This event is free of charge, but tickets are required. For information or to reserve a ticket, call 202-526-3799 or e-mail information@johnpaulii.edu.

Friday, Nov. 6
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "We Don't Do Truth," by John Rist of the University of Toronto and the Istituto Patristico Augustinianum. This is the 10th lecture of the Fall 2009 Lecture Series, "The Issue of Truth — In Honor of Robert Sokolowski." Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259, e-mail cua-philosophy@cua.edu or visit http://philosophy.cua.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 7
10 a.m. to noon, the School of Library and Information Science hosts an open house on its Master of Library and Information Science degree program. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 North Washington Blvd., Arlington, Va. For more information or to R.s.v.p., e-mail grayl@cua.edu or go to http://slis.cua.edu/openhouse/.

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Announcements

Disability Self-Identification to the University
In an effort to enhance the university's existing emergency response plans, CUA has developed an online process to assemble a listing of university faculty, staff or students with permanent disabilities who may need assistance with evacuating a building in an emergency. Self-identification is voluntary. Individuals with a temporary disability that would require assistance in the event of an emergency during the duration of their disabling condition should notify their area coordinator, residence assistant or supervisor.

Individuals with identified permanent disabilities who believe that they may need assistance during an emergency are strongly encouraged to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire. The questionnaire is available at http://dss.cua.edu/self-identification.

The Office of Disability Support Services is available to assist students and/or address questions that may arise when completing the form. The office is located in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 207. For more information e-mail cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu

Faculty and staff may direct concerns or questions to the Equal Employment Office in Leahy Hall, Room 280 by e-mailing humanresources@cua.edu.

2009 Tax Withholding Information
The Office of Payroll would like to remind employees that the new 2009 withholding tables issued to implement The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA’s Making Work Pay Credit) may place some employees in a slightly “under withheld” situation by the end of the year. In particular, the following people may be affected:

  • Married couples with both spouses earning wages.
  • Individuals working multiple jobs at one time.
  • Anyone who may be claimed as a dependent on another person’s return.
  • People receiving income from a pension.
  • Individuals receiving Economic Recovery Payments.

The Internal Revenue Service’s online Withholding Calculator has been updated to reflect the impact of the Making Work Pay Credit. Anyone who thinks they may be at risk of under withholding may wish to use the calculator and then file a new W-4 form. For more information, visit Publication 15-T at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf or www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0.,id=96196,00.

For more information on filing a new W-4 form, go to http://treasurer.cua.edu/forms.cfm.

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 For Your Benefit

Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Information Sessions
The Office of Human Resources offers the following opportunities to learn about the improved CUA employee benefit plan for 2010 and the specifics of each plan. For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 28, Caldwell Hall, Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 29,  Caldwell Hall, Auditorium, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, Pryzbyla Center, 320 A, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, Pryzbyla Center, 320 A, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Employees will be able to pick up their information packets at the sessions on Oct. 28 and 29. After these sessions, the remaining packets will be mailed.

Work/Life Seminars for Faculty and Staff
The Carebridge Corporation together with Human Resources is offering five free seminars on various work/life topics to all faculty and staff in November. All seminars are held at 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center. Brown bagged lunches are welcome. No R.s.v.p. is necessary.

  • Managing Work Time Effectively, Thursday Nov. 5 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)
  • Personal Money Management, Friday Nov. 6 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)
  • Identity Theft, Tuesday Nov. 10 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)
  • Gaining Control of Debt, Thursday Nov. 12 (Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A)
  • Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Stress, Wednesday, Nov. 18 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)

For more information visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/announcements/.


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