This Week at CUA
November 14 - November 21 View Archives


Upcoming Events


Mandated Power Outages
Thanksgiving Food Collection
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
CUA on the Move Fitness Program

For Your Benefit

Employee Open Enrollment Deadline: Nov. 18
LifeEra Program
Smoking Cessation Workshop
Weight Watchers Program


Monday, Nov. 14
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents as part of its fall graduate seminar series “Papillomavirus Vaccines to Prevent Cervical Cancer: Molecular Virology to Social Psychology,” by Dr. John Schiller of the Lab of Cellular Oncology at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi at 202-319-5274 or

Monday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 20
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. A full list of activities can be found at For more information, scroll down to "Announcements."

Wednesday, Nov. 16
5:30 p.m., the Department of History presents "The Case of Dr. Philipp Hauser: Antisemite and Catholic Priest During the Third Reich," by Kevin Spicer, C.S.C., Stonehill College professor and visiting fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Bjorn Krondorfer, associate professor of religious studies at St. Mary's College, will comment. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students. Light refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Location TBA. For more infomation, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484 or

7 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its fall film series "The Rural Studio Film" (United States, 2003), directed by Wolfgang Becker. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Thursday, Nov. 17
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Human Resources offers a smoking cessation workshop for CUA faculty and staff members. Leahy Hall, First Floor Conference Room. For more information, scroll down to "For Your Benefit."

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Department of Psychology and the Brain Injury Services of Norhtern Virginia co-sponsor a presentation by various survivors of serious traumatic brain injury. Speakers include a sufferer of Capgras Sydrome, which has caused him to perceive his wife as an imposter. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Professor Paul Fedio at 202-319-4621 or

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., CUA's Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents "The Problem of Empathy in Interreligious Dialogue," by Catherine Cornille, associate professor of comparative theology at Boston College. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact Norbert Hintersteiner, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, at

Thursday, Nov. 17, to Sunday, Nov. 20
The Department of Drama presents The Curator, by MFA playwriting candidate Warren Perry. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Student rush, senior citizen, alumni and subscriber discounts are available. Callan Theatre. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Nov. 18
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its annual fall lecture series "Politics Pointing Beyond the Polis and the Politeia: Aquinas on Natural Law and the Common Good," by University of Notre Dame Professor Mary Keys. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Sunday, Nov. 20
5 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Women's Chorus concert. Admission is free. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Monday, Nov. 21
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents as part of its fall graduate seminar series “A Clean Start: Protein Degradation During the Oocyte-to-Embryo Transition in C. Elegans,” by Geraldine Seydoux, professor of molecular biology and genetics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi at 202-319-5274 or

Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving recess.

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The CUA women's soccer team has won the Capital Athletic Conference and received a bid to the NCAA Division III tournament. Consult the CUA athletics Web site ( to monitor the team's schedule/results.

The CUA field hockey team has advanced to the semifinal round of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Tournament. Consult the Web site above for schedule/results.

Friday, Nov. 18
8 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Shenandoah University as part of the CUA Tip-Off Tournament. Raymond A. DuFour Center Gymnasium.

Saturday, Nov. 19
2 p.m., CUA women's basketball Tip-Off Tournament consolation game. DuFour Center Gymnasium.
4 p.m., CUA women's basketball Tip-Off Tournament championship game. DuFour Center Gymnasium.

Consult the Web site above for consolation and championship game match-ups.

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Mandated Power Outages
In order to comply with Pepco's high-voltage testing and maintenance procedures, CUA's Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will conduct mandated power outages between Nov. 21 and Nov. 29:

  • Monday, Nov. 21: 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle, Kane, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium, Pryzbyla).
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23: 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle, Kane, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium, Pryzbyla).
  • Monday, Nov. 28: 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Flather, Regan, St. Vincent, Ryan, Kane, Grounds/Vehicle Shop.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 29: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Life Cycle.

Mandated outages will also occur next month, beginning Dec. 21. Those outages have been scheduled in order not to interfere with exams. Check This Week @ CUA in December for a schedule of outages.

Thanksgiving Food Collection
The Office of Campus Ministry invites university offices and departments and individual faculty and staff members to participate in its Thanksgiving Food Collection. The collection is part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Grocery bags and lists of needed items can be picked up in the Office of Campus Ministry. Needed items also are listed on the campus ministry Web site ( Bags with donated items should be dropped off in the campus ministry office by Sunday, Nov. 20. They will provide Thanksgiving dinners for Washington, D.C., families served by Exodus Ministries.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
The Office of Campus Ministry also invites members of the university community to participate in other Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week activities:

Monday, Nov. 13
8 p.m., Homeless panel. Current and former homeless individuals share their experiences and insights about homelessness. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium.

Thursday, Nov. 17
CUA faculty and staff members are invited to join students in serving hot breakfast at the So Others Might Eat facility. Van leaves from the Office of Campus Ministry at 6:45 a.m. and returns at 9 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19
Help the Homeless Walkathon on the National Mall. Participants should meet in the Office of Campus Ministry at 7:30 a.m. and bring their own Metrorail fare. T-shirts will be sold for $5. For more information about the walkathon, visit

For more information about Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, contact Lauren Heckman at 202-319-5575.

CUA on the Move Fitness Program
The Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center announces its launching of a healthy lifestyle program titled CUA on the Move. All members of the CUA community are invited to:

  • Join the CUA Walking Group on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. for its 2000-step walk around campus. The walk lasts 25 minutes and begins in the parking lot behind the Life Cycle Institute. In cases of inclement weather, the group meets in the McMahon Hall basement for an indoor walk.
  • Participate in Yoga Thursdays at noon in the fitness center.
  • Participate in T'ai Chi on Mondays and Wednesdays at noon in the fitness center.

For more information, contact Marie Kennedy at 202-319-5707 or

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Employee Open Enrollment Deadline: Nov. 18
The Office of Human Resources reminds CUA employees that Nov. 18 is the deadline for submitting enrollment/re-enrollment applications for 2006 medical coverage and flexible spending accounts. Employees not currently signed up for CUA's medical and dental coverage plan or wishing to make changes to their coverage must enroll by Nov. 18. Those who wish to have their medical and dental coverage remain unchanged do not need to complete any forms for 2006.

Faculty and staff enrolled in a 2005 flexible spending account (i.e., a Dependent Care Spending Account and/or a Medical Reimbursement Spending Account) who wish to continue participation in 2006 must submit a new enrollment form by the Nov. 18 deadline. Participation in this plan is not automatic and requires participants to re-enroll each year.

All enrollment forms must be received in the Office of Human Resources by Nov. 18.

Flexible Spending Account enrollment forms are available on the HR Web site at:

LifeEra Program
The employee wellness benefit company LifeEra is offering CUA employees two free packets of informational articles:

  • Emotional Awareness explains that a positive attitude is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Researchers have discovered that a positive perspective can help people build successful relationships, handle stress and anxiety and heal from illness or injury.
  • Four Generations at Work explains that, for the first time in U.S. employment history, there is such a wide age diversity in the workplace that four generations may work equally alongside one another. Capitalizing on this diversity ensures a healthier and more enriching workplace.

CUA employees may obtain these two information packets by visiting the LifeEra newsletter Web site at, entering the CUA access code (12549) and clicking on Read the Newsletter. Employees also may submit requests via e-mail ( or phone (877-318-9400).

LifeEra specialists are available to talk to CUA employees 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and can be reached at 877-747-7126.

Smoking Cessation Workshop
The Office of Human Resources will sponsor a smoking cessation workshop titled "Choices and Challenges" on Thursday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1 p.m., in the First Floor Conference Room of Leahy Hall. The workshop will outline helpful ways to stop smoking, including individual lifestyle approaches. Facts about the hazards of smoking and benefits of quitting also will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore practical tips and activities to prepare for a smoking cessation program.
  • Understand the stages of the quitting process and identify the stage they are currently in.
  • Learn about the smoking cessation techniques deemed most effective by current research.
  • Make a personal plan to stop smoking.

To register, contact Cherylnn Teklemariam at 202-319-5050.

Weight Watchers Program

The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite CUA faculty and staff members to participate in the Weight Watchers at Work program. Participants may join an upcoming weekly lunchtime Weight Watchers group to learn how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. Dates and location are yet to be determined. Sessions will be held over 15 weeks. Cost is $150.00 per person. For more informationcontact Cherylnn Teklemariam at 202-319-5050.

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