This Week at CUA
March 6 - March 13 View Archives


Upcoming Events


New Acting Director of Disability Support Services
EEO and Diversity Training
Office Furniture Available

For Your Benefit
Weight Watchers Program on Campus
CIGNA One-on-One Meetings

Health and Safety
Avoid Excessive Bottled-Water Consumption


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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

Wednesday, March 8
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Limitless Possibilities: Avicenna on the Infinite and Traversing the Infinite," by Jon McGinnis, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Co-sponsored by the School of Philosophy, the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures and the Graduate Student Association. Light refreshments to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

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
1 p.m., registration for the Weight Watchers at Work program. See For Your Benefit.

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.

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Monday, March 13
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its Brown Bag Series "Analyzing the Catholic Identity of Individuals," by Dean Hoge, professor of sociology. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, contact Ann Kasprzyk at

Tuesday, March 14
4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents as part of its Lecture Series in Law and Literature "The One-Size-Fits-All Poet: Dickinson and Whitman in the 19th-Century American Mind," by The Johns Hopkins University Professor Dave Smith. 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.

5:30 p.m., as part of Women's History Month, the Department of History presents "Women Writing the Italian Diaspora to the United States in Melania Mazzucco's Vita," by Stefania Lucamante, associate professor of Italian and comparative literature. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484.

Thursday, March 16, to Sunday, March 19
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutti. Directed by Cindy Oxberry and conducted by Kate Tamarkin, associate professor of music. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings. Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. General admission tickets are $15. Student, staff and senior tickets are $10. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, March 16
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Is There Room for Two? Cyril's Single Subjectivity and the Prosopic Union," by George Kalantzis, associate professor of the history of Christianity and Greek at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. Light refreshments to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

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The men's basketball team has won the Capital Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the Division III NCAA Tournament. To monitor schedules and results visit

Tuesday, March 7
Noon, the softball team hosts Trinity University. Raymond A. DuFour Center Softball Field.

2:30 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host the University of the District of Columbia. DuFour Center Tennis Courts.

3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Rutgers University, Camden. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Saturday, March 11
1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts York College. DuFour Center Upper Field.

1 p.m., the softball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center Softball Field.

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New Acting Director of Disability Support Services
The Office of the Dean of Students announces that Bonnie McClellan has retired from the position of director of disability support services, effective Feb. 28. She will continue to serve in an advisory capacity to the associate vice president for student life and dean of students for the remainder of the academic year.

Effective March 1, Terra Cusack Meyer began serving as acting director of disability support services, reporting directly to the associate vice president for student life and dean of students. Cusack Meyer is the primary contact point for faculty and staff regarding all matters related to disability support for students and can be reached at 202-319-5211 or

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
Four CUA offices and departments have announced they have office furniture available for other CUA offices/departments. No CUA office furniture may be acquired for personal purchase or use. Following is a list of furniture and contacts.

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has a large 12-drawer gray metal cabinet, two gray metal bookcases, one brown bookcase and one gray metal cabinet. Contact: Oriel Edwards at 202-319-5193 or

The Program in Media Studies has five pink chairs with cloth bottoms and backs. The chairs do not have armrests. Contact: Brianne Palmieri at 202-319-5601 or

The Department of Education has a large metal brown/gray four-drawer desk and a yellow wooden two-shelve sliding-door book cabinet. Contact: Dorothy Gray at 202-319-5572 or

The Office of the Property Manager has several tables, file cabinets, desks, chairs and bookcases. Contact: Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402 or

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Weight Watchers Program on Campus
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite CUA faculty and staff members to register for the Weight Watchers at Work program, to be held on campus each Friday at 1 p.m. for 13 weeks. This lunchtime program will teach participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. The program fee is $150 per participant. Registration will be held Friday, March 10, at 1 p.m. in Leahy Conference Room (on the first floor). At least 15 participants are needed to launch the program. The start date and location of classes are yet to be determined. Individuals who cannot attend the registration but wish to sign up may do so by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050 or Mabel McGlothlin at 202-319-5252.

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 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, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

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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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