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Employee Open Enrollment Deadline: Nov. 18
Smoking Cessation Workshop
Weight Watchers Program
New Vision Provider

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Monday, Nov. 7
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents as part of its fall graduate seminar series “Deconstructing Notch: The Double Life of a Developmental Regulator,” by Dr. Edward Giniger of the Axon Guidance and Neural Connectivity Unit of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi at 202-319-5274 or corsi@cua.edu.

4:45 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association hosts Vespers, followed by a potluck dinner and presentation of papers. Vespers will take place at 4:45 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. Paper presentations will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall's Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. Featured papers can be viewed at http://strssa.cua.edu. R.s.v.p. is required, and potluck dinner donations are welcomed. To R.s.v.p., contact Donna Moga at 10moga@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its fall lecture series "Distillations," by architect John Ronan. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Nov. 8
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Université de Paris Professor Dan Ferrand-Bechmann and CUA Adjunct Professor Ahmad Iravani will speak at a symposium on cultural tolerance. William Barbieri, associate professor of theology and religious studies, Rev. George McLean, O.M.I., professor emeritus of philosophy, and Bronislaw Misztal, professor of sociology, will lead a panel discussion to follow. The event is co-sponsored by the schools of arts and sciences, law and social work, and others. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact Father McLean at 202-319-6089 or 202-319-5910. 

6 p.m., the Department of English, the School of Arts and Sciences and the Irish Studies Program present Fall Poetry Reading, featuring Irish poet and Vassar College Professor of English Eamon Grennan. Reception and book signing to follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
3:30 p.m., the Department of Psychology presents "Disasters, Terrorism and Mental Health: An Overview," by Dr. Stacey Kaltman of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Reception to follow. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Judith Falk at 202-319-5750 or falk@cua.edu.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents as part of its fall lecture series "A Palm Sunday Procession in the Byzantine Tradition? A Look at the Constantinopolitan Evidence," by Rev. Mark Morozowich, assistant professor of theology and religious studies. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light reception to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Friday, Nov. 11
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its annual fall lecture series "Natural Law as Fact, as Theory and as Sign of Contradiction," by University of Texas at Austin Professor J. Budziszewski. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Composition Department Recital. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


Saturday, Nov. 12
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty concert featuring composer and violinist Helmut Braunlich, professor emeritus. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Sunday, Nov. 13
Undergraduate admissions Open House. For more information, contact Christine Mica at
mica@cua.edu.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion co-sponsors "40 Years Since Nostra Aetate: A Reaffirmation Ceremony," with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, and Rabbi Jonathan Schnitzer, president of the Washington Board of Rabbis. R.s.v.p. is required, and space is limited. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road, NE. To R.s.v.p., contact Barbara Burke at bburke@jcouncil.org

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Upcoming Events

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 corsi@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its fall Brown Bag Series "Leading the War on Terror: Government's New Breed of Change Agents," by independent researcher Daniel P. Forrester, B.A. 1993. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at kasprzyk@cua.edu.

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. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Thursday, Nov. 17
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, Happel Room. For more information, contact Norbert Hintersteiner, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, at hintersteiner@cua.edu.

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 DePaul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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The CUA field hockey and women's soccer teams each have advanced to the championship game of their respective Capital Athletic Conference tournaments. CAC champions are eligible to receive bids to NCAA Division III tournaments. Consult the CUA athletics Web site (http://athletics.cua.edu) to monitor the field hockey and women's soccer schedules/results.  

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Announcements

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 kennedym@cua.edu.

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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: 
http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms/Enrollform%20Flex2006.doc.


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. 

New Vision Provider
The CIGNA HealthCare will cover routine vision care services to enrolled plan members through the Vision Service Plan network, effective Jan. 1, 2006 . With more than 22,000 provider locations, VSP is one of the nation’s largest providers of eye care services.


Also beginning January 2006, enrolled plan members may receive eye exams through optometrists and ophthalmologists in the VSP network. VSP providers always accept new patients. VSP has many convenient locations and offers a wide selection of frames and contact lenses. Visit
www.vsp.com or call VSP at 800-877-7195 to locate a provider in your area. Members can also contact Member Services at the toll-free number on their CIGNA HealthCare ID card for assistance in locating a provider.


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