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Library and Pryzbyla Center Operating Hours During Easter Recess
CUA Libraries Appoints Associate Director for LIbrary Technology
Heating Shutdown and AC Startup
Football Field Renovations
Faculty and Staff Giving


For Your Benefit
CIGNA One-on-One Meetings


Calendar

Monday, April 10
Founders Day.

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag Lecture Series "Redefining Relationships: American Families in the 21st Century," by John White, professor of politics. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at kasprzyk@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents as part of its spring lecture series in collaboration with the Japan Information and Cultural Center, Embassy of Japan, "Imagined and Realized: From Recent Works," by Fumihiko Maki. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

8 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry presents the campus-wide Way of the Cross. Interested parties should meet in front of the Office of Campus Ministry. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Wednesday, April 12
2:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning offers a presentation highlighting the work and design concepts for the Anacostia River and the adjacent waterfront development by Irish Miller, adjunct associate professor, and her students. Reception included. R.s.v.p. required. Crough Center, Locraft Room. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Miller at irislarrymiller@comcast.net.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Robert Gerle Memorial Tribute. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

9 p.m., Theological College celebrates Triduum with Tenebrae, the traditional service of shadows, containing psalms and lessons for Holy Week. Theological College Chapel. For more information, contact Rev. David Thayer, S.S., vice rector, at dthayer@theologicalcollege.org.

Thursday, April 13, through Monday, April 17
Easter recess.

Thursday, April 13
Holy Thursday.

7:30 p.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper in Theological College Chapel.

8 p.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper in St. Vincent's Chapel.

Friday, April 14
Good Friday.

3 p.m., the Celebration of Our Lord's Passion to be held both in St. Vincent's Chapel and in Theological College Chapel.

Saturday, April 15
Holy Saturday.

8 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass to be held both in St. Vincent's Chapel and in Theological College Chapel.

Sunday, April 16
Easter Sunday.

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Monday, April 17
Easter Monday.

Wednesday, April 19
12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag Lecture Series "E-Mail: Best Practices and Helpful Tips," by Leslie Knoblauch, assistant records manager of the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at kasprzyk@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Department of English presents a poetry reading by award-winning poets Stanley Plumly and Carolyne Wright. Reception and book signing to follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

5:30 p.m., the Department of History presents "The Business of Conversion: Jesuit Evangelizing in Late Ming and Early Qing China," by Princeton University Professor Liam Brockey. Co-sponsored by the Oliveira Lima Library, the Graduate Student Association and the Association of History Graduate Students. Refreshments to be served at 5:15 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, call 202-319-5484.

Thursday, April 20
10 a.m., the Office of Environmental Health and Safety presents as part of the GreenDC Week Lecture Series "Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble," by Janet Larson, director of research at the Earth Policy Institute. Pryzbyla Center. To view the full list of GreenDC lectures, visit www.greendcweek.net. For more information, contact Joe Beres, director of environmental health and safety, at beres@cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the CUA German Club presents "Brecht and the Bible: A Look at Mother Courage," by Rev. G. Ronald Murphy, S.J., Georgetown University professor of German. McMahon Hall, Room 202. Reception with the speaker to be held at 4 p.m. in McMahon Hall, Room 208. For more information, contact Kerstin Gaddy, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, at 202-319-6532 or gaddy@cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents as part of its Lecture Series in Law and Literature "Stories Can Punish: Treason and the National Imagination in the Trial of Aaron Burr," by Columbia University Law School Professor Robert E. Ferguson. Co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture and the School of Arts and Sciences. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-6081.

7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association presents the 2006 Roland Murphy Lecture for Biblical Studies, "The Paul Who Wants to Die: A Close Reading of 2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10," by Rev. Jan Lambrecht, S.J. Caldwell Hall, Room 100. For more information, contact Patrick Kennedy at patrick442000@yahoo.com.

7:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry presents "Behind the Swoosh: Sweatshops and Social Justice," a lecture on Nike labor practices presented by the co-founders of Educating for Justice, Inc. Co-sponsored by the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, the Center for American Catholic Studies, Catholic Peacebuilding, CoRAL, Amnesty International and Pax Christi. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Lauren Heckman, associate campus minister for women's issues and social justice, at 202-319-5575.

Friday, April 21
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the undergraduate admissions office hosts Odyssey Day for admitted high school seniors and their families. For more information, visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/odyssey.html or contact Christine Mica, director of admissions, at mica@cua.edu.

2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its Graduate Student Spring Lecture Series "Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Outlawed Philosopher," by Jaako Hintikka of Boston University. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy, Office of the Dean, at 202-319-5259.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Instrumental Ensembles. Ward Recital Hall. For more information call 202-319-5414.

Saturday, April 22
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty concert led by Edward Alan Moore, organist. Free and open to the public. Franciscan Monestary, 1400 Quincy St., NE. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Sunday, April 23
5 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Women's Chorus. St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Wednesday, April 12
3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Mary Washington University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

4 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Marymount University. DuFour Center, Upper Field.

Thursday, April 13
3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Columbia Union College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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Library and Pryzbyla Center Operating Hours During Easter Recess
Certain buildings on campus will operate on adjusted schedules during Easter Recess.

The hours for CUA Libraries are as follows:

Mullen Library
Thursday, April 13, to Saturday, April 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 16: closed
Monday, April 17: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Special Collections Libraries
The American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives, the Semitics/ICOR Library, Rare Books and Special Collections and the Oliveira Lima Library will be closed throughout the recess.

Other Campus Libraries
The engineering, architecture, math and physics, nursing/biology and music libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, and remain closed until Tuesday, April 18, at 9 a.m.

For more information on library hours, contact Marianne Jig at jig@cua.edu.

The hours for the Pryzbyla Center are as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 12: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 13, to Sunday, April 16: closed
  • Monday, April 17: noon to midnight.

For more information, contact Tim Gregory, associate director of operations for University Center, Student Programs and Events, at 202-319-5291.

CUA Libraries Appoints Associate Director for Library Technology
Michael McLane, director of libraries, announces the appointment of Stephen Connaghan as associate director for library technology, effective March 1. Connaghan will provide leadership for all aspects of information systems and facilities for the university libraries, set goals and standards for library technology, and develop and implement new services and infrastructure that support the mission of CUA Libraries. He received a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a master's degree in library and information science from CUA. He has been a member of CUA Libraries since 1993.

Heating Shutdown and AC Startup
Usually in mid-April the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations begins shutting down the university's central heating plant in preparation for the approaching warm weather.

The startup of campus air conditioning normally begins three to four weeks after the heating season ends, depending on the weather patterns. Robert Fawbush, associate director of facilities maintenance and operations, expresses his appreciation to the CUA community for its patience and understanding during this changeover time, "as there will undoubtedly be some overlap in heating and cooling needs."

According to Fawbush, once the cooling season has started, the university’s electrical consumption typically doubles.  Any and all conservation measures that the campus community can observe are encouraged, especially during the summer.

Some conservation tips include:

  • Raising the thermostat setting to 78 degrees.
  • Turning off air conditioning, especially window units, when not needed. This includes overnight and vacations.
  • Turning off all lights and computers when not in use.
  • Keeping outside doors shut (not propped open).
  • Keeping windows closed when air conditioners are in use.

For more information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121.

Football Field Renovations
Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that Field Turf Builders, Inc., has been awarded the DuFour Center football field-renovation project, and work began on April 3. Heavy equipment and machinery will be used throughout the project from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m each day for approximately three months. The finish date is subject to weather conditions. A perimeter fence has been installed approximately 15 feet out from the track to prevent access to the football field and track during contruction. A Web Cam will be installed to enable the university community to watch the renovation process online. For more information, contact Karen Kreamer Porter, manager of the Facilities Service Center and Business Services, at 202-319-5121. 

Faculty and Staff Giving
The Office of University Development advises the university community that making regular contributions to Catholic University is not reserved for alumni, parents and friends. CUA faculty and staff members may do so as well. Some CUA employees make a one-time gift each year. Other employees make their gift by withholding a specified amount from either one or multiple paychecks. Enrolling in a giving program is easy and makes a large difference to CUA. For more information, contact Katie Acuff, associate director of annual giving, at 202-319-6972.


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CIGNA One-on-One Meetings
The Office of Human Resources announces it will sponsor one-on-one meetings with a CIGNA representative in April. One-on-one meetings can help CIGNA members get answers to questions about outstanding medical and dental claims, healthcare and dental HMO policies, the CIGNA Web site and other CIGNA programs such as Healthy Rewards and Disease Management. Meetings will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Room 342 of the Pryzbyla Center and are preceded by the CIGNA Wellness Workshop beginning at noon. Dates for the meetings are:

  • April 12
  • April 25

Registration for meetings and workshops is required. For more information or to register, call 202-319-5050.

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