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Habitat for Humanity Car Wash

ATLAS Survival Workshops
Farewell Celebration for Michael Driscoll
Warning Against Hurricane Katrina Web Scams
Last Call for Free T-Shirts
Counselors Available to Talk About Hurricane Katrina
Cardinal Station Training for Staff
Cardinal Station Training for Faculty

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Monday, Sept. 12
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology presents as part of its fall graduate seminar series “Cross-Contamination and Misidentification of Cell Cultures: A Global Crisis and Scandal,” by Roland Nardone, professor emeritus of biology. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi at 202-319-5274 or corsi@cua.edu.

1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the National Federation of Priests' Councils and CUA's Center for American Catholic Studies present a symposium titled "The Spirituality of the American Priest." Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Dean Hoge, professor of sociology, at 202-319-5999 or hoge@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 13
Noon, King Abdullah II of Jordan speaks at the Columbus School of Law on “Traditional Islam: The Path to Peace.” Attendance is by invitation only. However CUA’s Center for Planning and Information Technology will simulcast the lecture for the CUA community in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B/C. For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

Wednesday, Sept. 14
5 p.m., Freshman Convocation. Freshmen are excused from 5:10 p.m. classes/labs. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church.

Thursday, Sept. 15
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents its annual Andrew Mellon Lecture "Henri de Lubac and the Patristic Age," by Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies and director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity. Light refreshments to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795. 

Friday, Sept. 16
9:25 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., the Department of Biology presents a biology graduate research symposium. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi at 202-319-5274 or corsi@cua.edu.

12:10 p.m., Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, will preside at a Mass for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The event will coincide with the National Day of Prayer for hurricane victims declared by President George W. Bush, and there will be a collection to benefit the relief efforts along the Gulf Coast. Members of the CUA community are encouraged to attend. However, the class schedule for that day will remain unchanged.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its annual fall lecture series "Virtues and the Moral Law," by Boston College Professor Jorge Garcia. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 19, to Friday, Sept. 23.
Undergraduate Student Government sponsors "Safety First! Safety Always!" a week-long program focusing on campus safety. Themes include personal safety, vehicular safety, alcohol safety and fire safety. The Department of Public Safety and the offices of the dean of students; university center, student programs and events; health services; and environmental health and safety are co-sponsors. For more information, contact Dan Favarulo at cua-usg@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 20
7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Department of Politics and in celebration of Constitution Day, presents "Origins of the 1787 Constitution," by Stephen Schneck, associate professor and chair of the Department of Politics. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5128.

Thursday, Sept. 22
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., CUA's Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents "The Shape of Christianity in the World of Islam: Apologetics and Ecclesial Self-Definition in the Churches of the Early Califate," by Rev. Sidney Griffith, professor of Semitics. Caldwell Hall, Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact Norbert Hintersteiner, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, at hintersteiner@cua.edu.

Friday, Sept. 23
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its annual fall lecture series "Teleology and Evidence: Reasoning about Human Nature," by Jean De Groot, associate professor of philosophy. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Saturday, Sept. 24
8 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Columbus School of Law's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative and St. Anselm's Abbey present the 32nd annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture, by Cardinal Avery Dulles. Columbus School of Law, William J. Byron, S.J., Auditorium. Reception to follow. For more information, contact Rev. Joseph Jensen at jensen@cua.edu.

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Wednesday, Sept. 14
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Gettysburg College. DuFour Upper Field.

Saturday, Sept. 17
The volleyball team hosts the following teams in the CUA Guetle Invitational (all matches will take place in the Raymond A. DuFour Center Gymnasium):

10 a.m., University of the District of Columbia.
Noon, Mary Washington University

2:30 p.m., Messiah College

Sunday, Sept. 18
1 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Shepherd University. DuFour Upper Field.

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Announcements

Habitat for Humanity Car Wash
The CUA student branch of Habitat for Humanity sponsors a car wash on Friday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the McMahon Hall Parking Lot, directly in front of the Office of Campus Ministry. $5 donations are requested. For more information, contact Kathryn Hills at 202-319-1757.

ATLAS Survival Workshops
ATLAS (Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service) is offering CUA students free "Survival 101" workshops over the next five weeks. Workshops will be held on designated Tuesdays, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., in Room 200 of McMahon Hall. The schedule is as follows:

— Sept. 13, Reading. Comprehend, retain and complete assignments better and faster.
— Sept. 20, Note-Taking. Listen effectively and write intelligently during lectures.
— Sept. 27, Writing Papers. Get started, outline and use the library and Internet.
— Oct. 4, Test-Taking. Predict, memorize and answer test questions.
— Oct. 11, Foreign Language Study. Speak, memorize, study and pass.

Workshops are instructed by Reading and Study Skills Counselor Emily Rocque.

No registration is required. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 202-319-5765.

Farewell Celebration for Michael Driscoll
The Office of the Registrar cordially invites members of the university community to a farewell celebration for Associate Registrar Michael Driscoll on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Room 309 of McMahon Hall. For more information, contact Meghan Brown at 202-319-5309.

Warning Against Hurricane Katrina Web Scams
The Center for Planning and Information Technology advises members of the university community to take special care to avoid falling victim to various Web scams designed to exploit the goodwill of donors in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. According to several sources, Internet opportunists have begun trying to cash in on public sympathy for Katrina's victims. Several Web sites have emerged, bearing such names as Katrinahelp.com, katrinadonations.com and katrinarelief.com, with the promise to forward money to relief workers. These sites ask for money to be sent through Paypal, but there is no way to verify who receives the money.

The university administration is encouraging members of the CUA community to help hurricane victims by donating to Catholic Charities, USA.  For more information, visit http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ .

Following are rules to observe if you wish to avoid becoming a victim of Katrina Web scams:
— Do not respond to any e-mail solicitation asking for donations of any kind.    
— Be suspicious of any e-mail with urgent requests for aid.      
— Remain vigilant against e-mails claiming to contain attached photos of the disaster. Viewing or clicking on these files could launch malicious codes, such as viruses or worms.   
— Actively seek out reputable organizations to receive your donations. 
— Always ensure that you are using a secure Web site when submitting credit card or other sensitive information via your Web browser.     
— Ensure that your browser is up-to-date and that security patches are applied.

Last Call for Free T-Shirts
Members of the university community are invited to pick up from the Office of Public Affairs a free T-Shirt displaying the cover of the Summer 2005 issue of CUA Magazine. The only available size is L and quantities are limited. The public affairs office is located in Room 311 of McMahon Hall. 

Counselors Available to Talk About Hurricane Katrina
The CUA Counseling Center announces that its staff members are ready and available to talk with CUA students directly and indirectly affected by Hurricane Katrina about their concerns. The center encourages students to take advantage of counseling and other support services on campus. For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Monroe Rayburn at 202-319-5765.

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 dates for fall training are:

— Sept. 20
— Oct. 4
— Oct. 18
— Nov. 1
— Nov. 15
— Dec. 13

For more information or to register, contact Rana Silver at silver@cua.edu.

Dates, locations and times for the spring 2006 training term will be announced in December.

Cardinal Station Training for Faculty
The Office of Business Services is offering “Self-Service Navigation Review: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0.” to university faculty. This course is designed to briefly help faculty members and advisers navigate through Cardinal Station self-service. It is done on a departmental basis.

To schedule a course for your department, contact Rana Silver at silver@cua.edu.

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Liberty Mutual Auto and Residence Insurance Representative on Campus
The Office of Human Resources announces that a Liberty Mutual auto and residence insurance representative will be stationed in the First Floor Conference Room of Leahy Hall on Sept. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., to assist CUA employees with auto and residence insurance quotes. Liberty Mutual, one of the nation's largest insurers, offers group discounts on automobile, homeowner's and tenant insurance.
To schedule an appointment, contact Liberty Mutual Representative Darell Rector at 202-728-1199. 

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