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Upcoming Events

End-of-Year Payroll Information
Mandated Power Outages
Office Chairs Available

For Your Benefit
Open Enrollment 2006

Monday, Nov. 13
9 a.m., a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Leahy Coffee Kiosk in Leahy Hall Lobby. The Leahy Coffee Kiosk will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, offering espresso beverages, Java City coffee and Bewley's hot tea. A variety of pastries and cookies also will be available.


4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion presents "Shi'a Islam and the Political Language of Iran," by William Beeman, Ph.D., professor of anthropology and director of Middle East studies at Brown University. This talk is part of the Middle East Religious Dialogue Program. Light refreshments will be served. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, e-mail Constantia Dedoulis at

Tuesday, Nov. 14
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Developing and Examining Multi-systemic Interventions with Migrant Preschoolers, Families and Head Start Programs," by Sandra Barrueco, assistant professor of psychology. This lecture is part of the LCI Brown Bag series. Life Cycle, 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science invites residents of O'Boyle, Life Cycle, Marist and Marist Annex to an Open House and blessing by Rev. Bob Schlageter. Marist, Information Commons. For more information call 202-319-5085.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents world-renowned theologian Rev. Gerald O'Collins, S.J., who currently holds the Wade Chair of Theology at Marquette University, with CUA's Johannes Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies. After the presentation he will give an informal talk titled "Jesus and the Gentiles." A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Wednesday, Nov. 15
4 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Precautionary Principle vs. Risk Assessment: The State of the Debate and Why It Matters," by Peter Montague, executive director of the Environmental Research Foundation. The lecture is part of the Life Cycle Institute's "Foundations of Public Policy Analysis" series. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. Reception to follow. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Assocation presents "The Contemplative Educator: From the Self-as-Idol to the Self-as-Icon," by Mary Frolich, R.S.C.J., associate professor of spirituality, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. Refreshments will follow. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact

Thursday, Nov. 16
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Disciplinary Exclusion in an Era of Zero Tolerance: Socio-cultural correlates of suspension and expulsion of youth with behavioral and learning disabilities," by Georgianna Achilles, assistant professor of psychology. This lecture is part of the LCI Brown Bag series. Life Cycle, 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4 p.m. the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciece presents "Information Hiding: An Information Theory Perspective," Phillip A. Regalia, professor in the School of Engineering. This is the first presentation of the newly introduced IEEE-ACM Seminar series. Light refreshments will be served. Pangborn Hall, SIP Laboratory 216. For more information call 202-319-5019 or e-mail

Thursday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 19
The Department of Drama presents Alfred Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," directed by MFA directing candidate Jennifer John. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Entrance fee is $12. Student, senior, alumni and subscriber discounts are available. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Nov. 17
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Subject and Substance in Augustine's Thought," by Gerard O'Daly of the University College London. The lecture is part of the School of Philosophy's fall lecture series titled "Augustine and Augustinianism." Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

4 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "The 'Reel' Maid of Orleans: The Film Lives of Joan of Arc," by Kevin J. Harty, La Salle University professor of English. Light reception to follow.  Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. The lecture has been scheduled to correspond with the Nov. 18 opening of the Corcoran Gallery of Art's exhibition on Joan of Arc. For more information, contact Joan Grimbert, professor of modern languages and literatures, at

Saturday, Nov. 18
7:30 a.m., CUA Campus Ministry invites all faculty, staff and their families to join CUA students in DC’s Annual Help the Homeless Walkathon as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. To participate with the CUA Team, please sign up online at by Nov. 12. The group will meet outside Campus Ministry and travel downtown by Metrorail. For more information, contact Lauren Heckmen, associate campus minister for women's issues and social justice, at 202-319-5575.

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Saturday, Nov. 18

2 p.m., the swim team hosts Marymount University. Dufour Center.

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Wednesday, Nov. 22, to Sunday, Nov. 26
Thanksgiving Recess.

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Important Year-End Payroll Information

As the end of 2006 approaches, please help the Payroll Department by turning in all timesheets and leave reports by the due date.  The Payroll Department will not have time to process pay if timesheets or other documents are submitted late. Note that no off-cycle checks will be disbursed for late timesheets, late hiring forms or retroactive pay.  Timesheet deadlines for the rest of the year are:

 Nov. 15, Nov. 30 and Dec. 15 by noontime.  November leave reports are due Dec. 5.  Documentation for any employment activity must be submitted to Human Resources, signed by the cognizant vice president, at least 14 days prior to the effective date to allow time for the departments in the approval cycle to complete their review and return the forms to Human Resources.   Be sure you have money for Christmas gifts this year — please don’t delay in turning in your timesheet/leave report.

Have you moved this year?  The Payroll and Human Resources departments want you to receive your 2006 Form W-2 in a timely manner.  If your home address has changed and you have not submitted the change to Human Resources or Payroll, please update your home address by filling out the top half of the Employee Data Form and sending it to the Human Resources Department – Leahy 107.  The form is available at .  No additional signatures are required for an address change.

Mandated Power Outages
In order to comply with Pepco's high-voltage testing and maintenance procedures, CUA's Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will conduct mandated power outages between Nov. 20 and Nov. 28. The outages have been scheduled as follows in order not to interfere with exams:

  • Monday, Nov. 20: 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., campuswide, except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle, Fitness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Grounds, Millennium and Pryzbyla.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., campuswide, except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law, Life Cycle, Fitness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Grounds, Millennium and Pryzbyla.
  • Monday, Nov. 27, 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., Feeder No. 10, Regan, St. Vincent's, Ryan, North Fitness Center, Grounds 
  • Tuesday, Nov. 28, 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., Life Cycle

Office Chairs Available
Development Services has three slightly stained, blue cloth office/workstation chairs available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information, contact Barbara Humora at 202-319-6919 or


Open Enrollment 2007
The Office of Human Resources invites employees to learn more about the benefits that will be available in 2007, by attending an information session or a question and answer session to get information on new employee benefits available in 2007.   Employees must re-enroll if they want to participate in the one of the CUA health insurance plans, dental plans or flexible spending accounts. Forms are due in Human Resources no later than Nov. 28.

• Information meetings will be held on Nov. 16, 2006, to hear about new health and dental benefits.  Representatives from United HealthCare and Delta Dental will discuss the benefit plans available in 2007 at two sessions:

Pryzbyla Center – Room 321/323
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

• "Drop-In" Q and A sessions will be offered for employees to discuss questions or get additional information from the Human Resources staff. Q and A sessions will be offered at the following times: 

Leahy Hall – Conference Room, 1st floor
Nov. 13 – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Nov. 14 – Noon to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 20 – 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.and Noon to 2 p.m.
Nov. 21 –  Noon to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


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