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Announcements
Pryzbyla Center Thanksgiving Recess Operating Hours
Bookstore Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
Academic Regalia Orders
Call for Participation in Black History Month
Farewell Reception for Rev. John Smolko
Mandated Power Outages

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LifeEra Program

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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 corsi@cua.edu.

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

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Tuesday, Nov. 29
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Customizing an Electorate: A Theory of Cultural Campaigning," by David C. Leege, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Notre Dame and guest professor of political science at the University of Arizona. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at kasprzyk@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 30
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag Series "A Critical Introduction to the Compendium of Catholic Social Doctrine," by Rev. Paul Sullins. George Garvey, vice provost and dean for graduate studies, will respond. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at kasprzyk@cua.edu.

3:30 p.m., the Department of Psychology and the Life Cycle Institute present "Getting Involved in Public Policy! Advocating Through the Legislative Process," by Annie Toro, J.D. Life Cycle Institute, Room 102. For more information, conatact Giorgianna Achilles, assistant professor of psychology, at achilles@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the Department of History presents “A Barely Remembered Earthquake: Hobbes, Spinoza and the Intellectual Landscape of Western Modernity,” by Jerry Z. Muller, professor of history. Richard Velkley, professor of philosophy, will respond. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at solar@cua.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 1
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "O Altitudo: Some Problems in Augustine and Julian of Eclanum About Justice and Mercy: Making Philosophical Sense of Some Pauline Ideas," by University of Toronto and Istituto Patristico Augustinianum Professor John Rist. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light refreshments to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Friday, Dec. 2
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its annual fall lecture series "Aesthetics and Ethics: Some Common Problems of Foundationalism," by University of Toronto and Istituto Patristico Augustinianum Professor John Rist. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

5:15 p.m., CUA holds the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event features carols, readings, prayers and a reflection by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M. Refreshments will be served. McMahon Circle. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the Choir of the National Shrine and the CUA University Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. Admission is free, but a collection will be taken to support SOAR (Save Our Aging Religious), a nonprofit agency dedicated to securing the future for elderly members of Catholic religious congregations in the United States. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

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Tuesday, Nov. 22
7 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Haverford College. Raymond A. DuFour Center Gymnasium.

Saturday, Nov. 26
2 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Gymnasium.

4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Gymnasium.

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Announcements

Pryzbyla Center Thanksgiving Recess Operating Hours
University Center, Student Programs and Events advises members of the university community that the Pryzbyla Center will operate on the following schedule during the Thanksgiving recess:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 22: Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Saturday, Nov. 26: Closed.
  • Sunday, Nov. 27: Open noon to midnight.

For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Bookstore Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day
The CUA Bookstore announces it will hold its annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Faculty and staff receive a 20 percent discount on general books, clothing, gifts and supplies (including sale merchandise). A drawing will be held for a $50 gift card. Refreshments will be served. The bookstore is located on the second level of the Pryzbyla Center.

For more information, call 202-319-5232.
 

Academic Regalia Orders
The CUA Bookstore announces that a representative from Herff-Jones will be stationed in the lobby of the Pryzbyla Center on Wednesday, Nov. 30., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take orders for the purchase of academic regalia. For more information, call 202-319-5232.

Call for Participation in Black History Month
Assistant Dean of Students Michael Andrews invites members of the CUA community to participate in planning for Black History Month.

Black History Month is an annual observance in February, celebrating the past and present achievements of African-Americans. In February 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, proposed the establishment of "Negro History Week" to honor the history and contributions of blacks to American life. Dr. Woodson, known as the "Father of Black History," chose the second week of February because it commemorates the birthdays of two men who greatly affected the African-American community: Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12) and Frederick Douglass (Feb. 14). Negro History Week became Black History Week in the early 1970's. In 1976, the week-long observance was expanded to a month in honor of the nation's bicentennial.

In 2006, CUA will observe Black History Month in conjunction with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday (Jan. 16) by focusing on the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans to American society. We encourage all constituents of the university community to participate in and contribute to the celebration of Black History Month in events both on and off campus.

The Office of the Dean of Students will coordinate a calendar of campus and local events in association with Black History Month. If you are interested in planning an event, assisting on the planning committee or would like your event to be placed on the Black History Month calendar, please view and complete the Black History Month Participation Form, found on the dean of students Web site, or contact Michael Andrews at 202-319-5619 or andrewsm@cua.edu.

Farewell Reception for Rev. John Smolko
The School of Theology and Religious Studies invites CUA faculty and staff members to a farewell and appreciation reception honoring Rev. John Smolko, lecturer for the School of Theology and Religious Studies. The reception will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room of Caldwell Hall. R.s.v.p. should be made by Monday, Nov. 28, to Christopher Conlan at 202-319-5684 or conlan@cua.edu.

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 also will 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.

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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 www.liveandworkwell.com, entering the CUA access code (12549) and clicking on Read the Newsletter. Employees also may submit requests via e-mail (lifeera_articles@uhc.com) 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.



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