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Changes in Admissions Procedures
Central Heating Startup
Disability Awareness Month
Cardinal Students Training for Staff

Health and Safety
Laboratory Safety

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Friday, Sept. 30, to Sunday, Oct. 16
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for general audience members and $10 for seniors, students, staff and children. Ward Recital Hall. For additional details or to reserve tickets, call 202-319-5416.

Monday, Oct. 3
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents as part of its fall graduate seminar series “Mapping Complex Traits in the Domestic Dog,” by Dr. Elaine Ostrander, head of the Comparative Genetics Section and chief of the Cancer Genetics Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi at 202-319-5274 or corsi@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 4
12:15 p.m., Mass honoring the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Caldwell Chapel.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents its annual Daughters of Isabella Lecture. Author Thomas Frank will discuss his book, titled "What's the Matter With Kansas?" Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at negash@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association presents its first annual paper reading series. Presentations include "In How Many Logoi Did Clement of Alexandria Believe?" by Oleh Kindiy (5:30 p.m.); "Catechesis and Conquest: Communion?" by Sister Annette Pelletier (6 p.m.); and "Theological Aesthetics and Medieval Thought: Conventia of the Incarnation in the Thought of Thomas Aquinas," by Brendan Sammon (6:30 p.m.). Refreshments will be served. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Happel Room. For more information, contact Susan White at 66white@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 7
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its annual fall lecture series "Versions of Political Philosophy," by St. Francis College Professor Frank Slade. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Instrumental Ensembles. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Oct. 8
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Orchestra concert conducted by Kate Tamarkin, associate professor. Admission is free. Church of the Epiphany at Metro Center, 1317 G St., NW. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 10
Columbus Day (holiday).

Tuesday, Oct 11
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents as part of its fall graduate seminar series “Assembly of Developing Blood Vessels — Lessons From the Zebrafish,” by Dr. Brant Weinstein of the Section on Vertebrate Organogenesis and the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi at 202-319-5274 or
corsi@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its annual fall lecture series "Natural Law and the Problem of Public Reason," by V. Bradley Lewis, associate professor of philosophy. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents as part of its fall lecture series "The Battles Surrounding Declarative and Deductive Theology in Medieval Universities" by Boston College Professor Stephen Brown. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light reception to follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

7 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its fall film series "Children of Heaven" (Iran, 1997), directed by Majid Majidi. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Thursday, Oct. 13
5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services and the Department of Sociology present as part of Disability Awareness Month guest speaker John D. Kemp, Esq., member of the U.S. Department of State Committee on Persons With Disabilities. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Solwinski Court Room. For more information, call 202-319-5211.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents as part of its fall lecture series "Enforcing Orthodoxy in Byzantium," by Oxford University Professor Averil Cameron. Co-sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association. Light reception to follow. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Thursday, Oct. 13, to Sunday, Oct. 16
The Department of Drama presents The Government Inspector, by Nikolai Gogol. Directed by MFA candidate James Phillips. 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 subscribor discounts are available. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Oct. 14, to Sunday, Oct. 16
Homecoming Weekend. For more information, contact Dani Fay, associate director of alumni relations, at 202-319-5608.

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Tuesday, Oct. 4
3 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts the University of Mary Washington. Trinity College Soccer Field.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Upper Field.

Thursday, Oct. 6
4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Marymount University. DuFour Soccer Field.

 

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Announcements

Changes in Admissions Procedures
The Office of Enrollment Management announces that the following changes have been made to the admissions process:

Early Action Replaces Early Decision 
For undergraduate applicants, the Early Action (non-binding) option has replaced the Early Decision (binding) option. High school students who apply under Early Action terms receive admissions notification sooner than those who apply under Regular Decision terms. Early Action admission standards are more rigorous than those of Regular Decision.

New Standardized Tests
The College Board has re-formatted the SAT I exam to include Critical Reading, Math and Writing sections. In addition, the Math section now covers three years of high school math education; previously, it covered two. Undergraduate applicants must submit scores from either the new SAT I or the ACT. The highest combination of scores will be considered. Students submitting scores for the ACT in lieu of the SAT I should submit the optional writing section of the ACT as well. Admissions decisions will not be based on the writing section for either standardized test; however, they will be used for admitted students as part of course placement.

For more information on these two changes, contact Christine Mica, director of admissions, at mica@cua.edu.

 

New Policy for Students With Disablities
Students with disabilities who are applying to CUA must complete the current application and apply through the standard application procedures. Admitted students who wish to request support services for students with disabilities are encouraged to contact DSS beginning June 1 to begin the registration process. For more information, contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211, 202-299-2899 (TTY) or cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu, or visit the DSS Web site at http://disabilityservices.cua.edu.

Central Heating Startup
Robert Fawbush, associate director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations, announces that as the cold weather approaches, his office will begin shutting down the central air-conditioning systems. Although this operation is tied to weather patterns, it normally occurs during the first part of October.

The startup of the Central Heating Plant normally takes place two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down. This also is dictated by the weather.

The first priority will be the residence halls. After these are receiving heat and functioning properly, Facilities Maintenance and Operations will bring the remaining buildings on line. The cooperation and patience of the CUA community are requested during this time, as there may be occasions in the early morning when buildings will be chilly.

As always, after the steam plant is up and running, emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day at 202-319-5121.

Disability Awareness Month
The Office of Disability Support Services announces that October is Disability Awareness Month. Events will be listed in This Week @ CUA and posted on CUA's Calendar of Events. For more information, call 202-319-5211.

Cardinal Station Training for Staff
The Office of Business Services is offering “Training for Cardinal Station: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0” to university staff. This course is designed to familiarize new administrative support staff and refresh current users with the necessary navigational skills for Cardinal Station. It loosely follows the structure of the Navigation Training Guide available at http://cardinalstation.cua.edu.

Each class is limited to five participants. Specific areas of training will be determined by the needs of those in attendance. Training will be held in Leahy Hall, LL 40, on designated Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The remaining dates for fall training are:

— Oct. 4
— Oct. 18
— Nov. 1
— Nov. 15
— Dec. 13


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Laboratory Safety

With the start of a new academic year, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety reminds all laboratory workers to be aware of their surroundings and follow the safety steps listed below:


— Do not drink, eat, smoke, chew gum, apply cosmetics or handle contact lenses within a laboratory setting.
— Do not store food or drinks in laboratory refrigerators, freezers, etc.
— Never pipette by mouth.
— Wash hands with soap and water as an effective means of removing chemical and infectious agents.
— When removing personal protective equipment, remove your gloves last.
— Read Material Safety Data Sheets to learn about the hazards of the materials you use.
— Be aware of emergency response procedures regarding personal area spills, fires, etc.
— Ensure that heavy objects and chemicals are not stored above five feet.
— Do not wear sandals or open-toed shoes in a laboratory where hazardous chemicals are used or stored.
— Avoid positioning flammable storage cabinets next to laboratory fire exits.


Please contact your immediate supervisor or principal investigator if you have questions relating to your laboratory. For more information, contact Angela Ragan at 202-319-4461 or
ragan@cua.edu.

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