This Week at CUA
November 27 - December 4 View Archives


Upcoming Events

Year-End Payroll Information
Mandated Power Outages
Meet Facilities Maintenance and Operations
CUA Giving Tree
Bookstore News

Enhancement Training for Runners

Monday, Nov. 27
5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "Constantinople: The Telling and the Taking," by Michèle Longino, professor of French at Duke University. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Joan Grimbert, professor of modern languages and literatures, at

Wednesday, Nov. 29
12:15 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Globalization, Modernization and Diversity within Malaysian Islam," by Joseph Tamney, visiting professor of sociology. This presentation is part of the Brown Bag Series. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information call 202-319-5999.  

5:15 p.m., the Department of History presents as part of its 2006 colloquium series "Theodora's Rhetorical Legacy: Power-Hungry Byzantine Empresses and the Functions of Women in Byzantine Historical Narrative," by Leonora Neville, associate professor of history. Elizabeth Fisher of George Washington University will comment. Pryzbyla Center, Room 322-B. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

Thursday, Nov. 30
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Resonances of Stoicism in High Medieval Thought: Adiaphora, Synderesis and Conscience," by Marcia Colish, professor emerita of Oberlin College and visiting professor of history at Yale University. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light reception to follow. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Friday, Dec. 1
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Augustine: Philosophical Questions, Theological Answers," by John Rist of the University of Toronto and the Istituto Patristico. 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.

5:15 p.m., CUA holds the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The event features carols, readings and prayers. Refreshments will be served. McMahon Circle. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

7:30 p.m., the 18th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity will feature performances by the CUA Chorus and Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. The Basilica Choir, under the direction of Peter Latona, will also perform. The concert is free and open to the public; a freewill collection will be taken up during the performance. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Upper Church. For more information about the concert, call 202-319-5600.

Sunday, Dec. 3
7:30 p.m., Theological College will celebrate an Advent Service of Lessons and Carols.  A light reception will follow the service. Theological College Chapel. For more information, contact Rev. David D. Thayer, S.S. at

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Tuesday, Dec. 5
8 p.m., CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus presents "A Winter Concert," directed by Kevin O'Brien, doctoral candidate. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. Admission is free. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5414.

Thursday, Dec. 7
Last day of classes.

3 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents “Pain Management for the Terminally Ill: The True Right to Die with Dignity,” by Dr. Kathleen Foley, chair of neurology and pain management/palliative care at Sloane Kettering Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Foley will speak about the medical and ethical issues concerning pain management, with particular attention to Oregon’s physician-assisted suicide law. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Thursday, Dec. 7, through Sun. Dec. 10
The Department of Drama presents the D.C. premiere of a basketball musical, "The Perfect Game," written and composed by CUA alumnus John Grissmer. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings, and the Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m. Free and open to the public. Callan Theatre. For more information or to make reservations, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, Dec. 8
Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception (Holiday).

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Important Year-End Payroll Information
As the end of 2006 approaches, 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:
noontime for both Nov. 30 and Dec. 15. November leave reports are due Dec. 5.  

Documentation for any employment activity must be submitted to the Office of 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 the human resources office.

Did you move this year? To receive 2006 Form W-2s in a timely manner, submit address changes by filling out the top half of the Employee Data Form and sending it to the Office of Human Resources in Leahy 107. The form is available at No additional signatures are required for an address change.

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

  • 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

Meet Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Faculty and staff are invited to the first Annual Facilities Maintenance and Operations Meeting to meet the director, assistant directors, managers and supervisors associated with FMO. It will be an opportunity for those who work on campus to familiarize themselves with the operational policies and procedures for requesting the many services provided by FMO. 

Meetings will be held:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Gowan Hall Auditorium.
  • Thursday, Nov. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium.

For more information contact Karen Kreamer at

CUA Giving Tree
CUA will be helping to provide gifts to the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative. Each year, the Edgewood/Brookland staff creates a toy store in their office the week before Christmas and invites parents to choose gifts for each of their children, free of charge. CUA's Campus Ministry is supporting this initiative by collecting gifts and money.

Members of the CUA community wishing to help fill the Edgewood/Brookland toy store are invited to bring all gifts/donations to the Campus Ministry office by Monday, Dec. 11. For more information, contact Emmjolee Mendoza, associate campus minister for community service, at

Bookstore Events
The CUA Bookstore will host Student Appreciation Day on Tuesday, Dec. 5, offering a 20 percent discount on CUA clothing to students. The bookstore will begin its book buyback process for course books on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Inquire in the bookstore for more details or call 202-319-5232.

Enhancement Training for Runners
Are you a serious runner who wants to improve your time, distance and overall performance? If so, the Sports Science Research Group at CUA invites you to sign up for a research study workshop it is offering. The workshop, based on Mindfulness Meditation, teaches runners mental skills thought to improve athletic performance.

There will be two sets of sessions. The first workshop began Thursday, Oct. 26. The second workshop will begin Thursday, Nov. 30, and will run for four consecutive Thursdays. Sessions will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the NW Sport and Health Club near the Tenleytown Metrorail station in Washington, D.C. The sessions are free but there is an $18 materials fee to purchase the meditation CDs. This workshop is for serious runners who are committed to improving their running performance. Space is limited.

For more information or to register, contact Lili De Petrillo at 617-851-4413 or

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