This Week at CUA
February 27 - March 6 View Archives


Upcoming Events


EEO and Diversity Training
Office Furniture Available
Student Employee of the Year Nominations
Spring Recess Hours for Central Buildings

For Your Benefit
CIGNA One-on-One Meetings

Health and Safety
Avoid Excessive Bottled-Water Consumption


Monday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 5
Spring recess.

Wednesday, March 1
Ash Wednesday.

As part of Women's History Month, the Department of History presents "Women at CUA," a daylong photo exhibition highlighting women's presence and contribution to CUA. Mounted by The American Catholic History Research Center and Archives. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, second floor. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484.

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Tuesday, March 7
5:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association presents "The Achievement of John Paul the Great," by George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Book signing and reception to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Susan White at

5:30 p.m., as part of Women's History Month, the Department of History presents "Sisterhood Becoming Powerful: Memories of Women in the Civil Rights Movement," by Leslie Tentler, professor. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Accompanied by "Women at CUA" photo exhibition. Reception to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484.

Thursday, March 9
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies to Geoffrey Wainwright, the Robert Earl Cushman Professor of Christian Theology at Duke University Divinity School. Following the medal presentation, Wainwright will give a lecture titled “Professor, Prefect and Pope: The Theological Consistency of Benedict XVI.” Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

5 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "John Chrysostom on Slavery," by Noel Lenski, associate professor of classics at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Light reception to follow. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., the Center for Irish Studies presents "Ending Terror? The IRA and the Northern Ireland Peace Process," by Richard English, professor of politics at Queen's University, Belfast. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Christina Mahony, director of the center, at 202-319-5488 or

Friday, March 10
2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents as part of its Graduate Student Spring Lecture Series "Essence and Definition in Aristotle," by Deborah Modrak of the University of Rochester. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy, Office of the Dean, at 202-319-5259.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a composition department recital. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Sunday, March 5
9 a.m., the men's baseball team hosts Clark College (double header). Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

1 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host Shenandoah University. DuFour Center Tennis Courts.

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EEO and Diversity Training
The Office of Equal Opportunity announces it is offering a seminar titled "EEO and Diversity Training," which will address topics including discrimination, sexual harassment and diversity. The seminar is available to all CUA employees and will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 323, from 10 a.m. to noon on the following dates:

  • March 7
  • May 9
  • July 11
  • Sept. 12
  • Nov. 14

Employees are required to get approval from their supervisors before signing up for the seminar. Those who wish to attend must call the Office of Equal Opportunity at 202-319-6594 or contact Janet Mudd, director, at

Office Furniture Available
The Department of Education announces it has a large metal brown/gray four-drawer desk and a yellow wooden two-shelve sliding-door book cabinet available to any CUA department or office. Interested parties should contact Dorothy Gray at 202-319-5572 or

The Office of the Property Manager announces it has several tables, file cabinets, desks, chairs and bookcases available to any CUA department or office. Interested parties should contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402 or

No CUA office furniture may be acquired for personal purchase or use.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations
The Office of Career Services announces that Father O’Connell has proclaimed the week of April 2-8 as Student Employment Week at Catholic University to honor student workers and their supervisors.

The career services office is calling on department and office supervisors to nominate one undergraduate-student employee and/or one graduate-student employee (work-study or non-work-study) from their respective areas for the Student Employee of the Year Award. The student should demonstrate reliability, high-quality work, creativity and independence. A university committee will select one undergraduate and one graduate student to each receive an award. Award recipients and all nominees will be publicly acknowledged. To nominate a student, complete the nomination form located at and submit it to the Office of Career Services by March 9. For more information, contact Katie Hutchens, student employment coordinator, at 202-319-5623, or

Spring Recess Hours for Central Buildings
Four central buildings will operate on an adjusted schedule during Catholic University’s spring recess:

Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
Friday, Feb. 24: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26, to Saturday, March 4: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 5: 8 a.m. to midnight

John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library
Friday, Feb. 24: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 26: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 27, to Saturday, March 4: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For the spring recess schedule for all of Catholic University’s libraries, visit

Raymond A. DuFour Center
Friday, Feb. 24, to Sunday, March 5: noon to 5 p.m.

Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center
Friday, Feb. 24: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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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 March. One-on-one meetings can help CIGNA members answer 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 on the following dates:

  • March 1 (preceded by the CIGNA Wellness Workshop beginning at noon)
  • March 14
  • March 30 (preceded by the CIGNA Wellness Workshop beginning at noon)

Registration for meetings and workshops is required. To register, call 202-319-5050. For more information, contact Maria Green-Hawkins, manager of benefits, at 202-319-4174.

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Avoid Excessive Bottled-Water Consumption
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety advises members of the university community that tap water comes to U.S. consumers through an energy-efficient infrastructure, whereas bottled water must be transported long distances and costs up to 10,000 times more. According to researchers, nearly one fourth of bottled water is shipped across national borders, which involves burning substantial quantities of fossil fuels. In countries where tap water is safe to drink, the consumption of bottled water can also produce unnecessary garbage. Water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate, 86 percent of which is land-filled or incinerated. To decrease dependence on oil, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety suggests purchasing and refilling a water bottle rather than frequently consuming bottled water. For more information, contact Joe Beres, director, at 202-319-6112.

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