Tuesday, Nov. 29
Wednesday, Nov. 30
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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
Saturday, Nov. 26
4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Gymnasium.
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Pryzbyla Center Thanksgiving Recess Operating Hours
For more information, call 202-319-5291.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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:
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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This Week @ CUA is published weekly during the academic year. Please submit items to the Office of Public Affairs.
202-319-5600 • Fax 202-319-4440 • E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, Nov. 28, 2005.
Deadline is 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005. CUA's Calendar of Events is updated regularly at http://www.cua.edu.
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