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Study Tour to Turkey
New Bottled Water Agreement
Air-Conditioning Shutdown and Central Heating Plant Startup
Cardinal Station Training


For Your Benefit
Tuition Exchange Deadline is Oct. 2

Monday, Oct. 2
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Ascetics and Society in Nilus of Ancyra: Old Testament Image, Practice and Reform," by Anne Seville. 300 McMahon Hall. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneb@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning and the Embassy of Norway present “Snøhetta: From Norway with an International Crew via Alexandria to Manhattan,” a talk by Craig Dykers, partner with the architectural firm Snøhetta, Norway. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed, assistant professor of architecture and planning, at 202-319-5188 or Morshed@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 4
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval Byzantine Studies presents "Mystics of Andalusia," by Lourdes Alvarez, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. Light reception to follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

6 p.m., CUA’s Oliveira Lima Library presents the lecture “Go-Betweens and the Colonization of Brazil,” by Alida Metcalf, professor of history at Trinity University in San Antonio. The Timothy C. May Gallery, The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. For information, call 202-319-5059.

Thursday, Oct. 5
5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association sponsors a lecture titled "More Progress on Paradigms and Theories in Sociology of Religion" by R. Stephen Warner, professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago. Refreshments to follow, Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Louis Rouleau at 88Rouleau@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Department of Art presents "The Virtue of Vice: Inspiring Self-Reflection and Self-Expression in Studio Art," an illustrated lecture by Washington-based figure painter Erik Sandberg. Salve Regina Art Gallery. For more information, call 202-319-5182.

Friday, Oct. 6
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Augustine's Short History of Philosophy" by James Wetzel of Villanova University. 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.

Sunday, Oct. 8
The Office of Admissions hosts an open house for high school students. For more information, contact Christine Mica, director of admissions, at mica@cua.edu.

3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Rome Trio: Marilyn Neeley, Michael Mermagen and Joseph Gatwood performing the music of Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn and Amy Beach.  Ward Recital Hall.  Admission is free.  For more information call 202-319-5416.

Monday, Oct. 9
Columbus Day. (Holiday)

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Monday, Oct. 2
4:30 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts Gallaudet University. DuFour Field.

Friday, Oct. 6
7 p.m., the swimming program hosts an alumni meet. Raymond A. DuFour Center.

Saturday, Oct. 7
1 p.m., the football team hosts Washington and Lee University. DuFour Field.

Monday, Oct. 9
4 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Christopher Newport University. DuFour Field.


4 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Emory University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, DuFour Gymnasium.

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Thursday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 15
The Department of Drama presents Jean Cocteau's Orpheus, directed by M.F.A. directing candidate Tim Chamberlain. 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, Oct. 13, and Saturday, Oct. 14
Homecoming. For more information, visit http://alumni.cua.edu/Homecoming/homecoming%202005.cfm or contact Dani Barnett, associate director of alumni relations, at 202-319-6745.


Friday, Oct. 13

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents the lecture "God and Evil in Augustine and Descartes," by Gareth Matthews of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 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.

Monday, Oct. 16
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning and the Embassy of Norway present “New Norwegian Architecture: Code for the Future,” a talk by Henning Kaland, senior partner with the firm Code: Arkitektur, Oslo, Norway. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed, assistant professor of architecture and planning, at 202-319-5188 or Morshed@cua.edu.


Monday, Oct. 23

4 p.m., the International Affairs and the Congressional and Presidential Studies Programs of the Department of Politics present the talk "Safeguarding America: National Security in the 21st Century" by Tim Roemer, 9/11 Commission member and former congressman. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Open to the Public. Reception prior to the talk at 3 p.m. Call 202-319-5128 or e-mail rich@cua.edu for more information.

Monday, Oct. 30
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning and the Embassy of Norway present “Norwegian Master Builders: Christian Norberg-Schulz and Sverre Fehn,” a talk by Thomas Thiis-Evensen, professor, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed, assistant professor of architecture and planning, at 202-319-5188 or Morshed@cua.edu.

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Announcements

Study Tour to Turkey
Rev. John Paul Heil, professor of theology and religious studies, is planning to lead a study tour of the biblical and Christian sites in Turkey from May 21 to June 7, 2007. Full details of this tour can be found at http://faculty.cua.edu/heil/turkey.htm. The tour is intended especially for graduate students in religious studies but is open to anyone who may be interested. Father Heil has printed brochures about the study tour. Projected cost is $4,075 per person in double accommodations (single supplement: $750). Registration with a $350 deposit is due by Dec. 1, 2006. For more information, contact Father Heil at 202-238-1642 or heil@cua.edu.

New Bottled Water Agreement
Director of Procurement Services Norman Brown announces a university agreement with Deer Park water open to all offices, departments and schools.  In the past, the university had purchased water from various suppliers, at a cost much higher than the market rate.  Under the old pricing structure, CUA's average cost for a 5-gallon bottle of spring water was $7.52 and the cooler rental was $10.48/ month.  Under the Nestles Deer Park Agreement, that price was reduced substantially, by about 31.5 percent.  The cost for a 5-gallon bottle of water is now $5.49 and cooler rental is $5.99 per month. To place an order for this service, contact sales representative Peter Hess at 301-731-2354 or peter.hess@water.nestle.com.  This information will also be added to the purchasing department’s list of preferred vendors, available at http://treasurer.cua.edu/purc/.

Air-Conditioning Shutdown and Central Heating Plant Startup
Robert Fawbush, associate director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations, announces that as the cold weather approaches, the university will begin shutting down the central air-conditioning systems. This operation is tied to local weather patterns but normally occurs in early October. The startup of the central heating plant normally takes place two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down. This also is dictated by the weather.
 

The first priority will be the residence halls. After the heat is functioning properly there, the facilities office will bring the remaining buildings on line. The cooperation and patience of the university community are requested during this time, as there may be occasions in the early morning when buildings are chilly. As always, after the steam plant is up and running, emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day to 319-5121.

Cardinal Station Training
The Office of Business Services is offering “Intro to Cardinal Station: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0” to university administrative staff. This course is designed to familiarize new users and refresh current users with the necessary navigational skills for Cardinal Station. It loosely follows the structure of the navigation training guide available at http://cardinalstation.cua.edu.

Please note the following prerequisites for attendance:

  • A database username and password
  • Perusal of the training guide

Each class is limited to five participants. Specific areas of training will be determined by the needs of those in attendance. Each training session will be held in Leahy Hall, LL 40, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The dates for fall training are:

  • Monday, Oct. 2
  • Monday, Oct. 16
  • Monday, Nov. 6
  • Monday, Nov. 20
  • Monday, Dec. 4

For faculty administrators and faculty members interested in learning how to use Cardinal Station, the Office of Business Services offers "Self-service Navigation Review: PeopleSoft Student Administration v8.0." To engage in this review, consult the faculty training guide after logging onto http://cardinalstation.cua.edu. (There is no centralized training for faculty.)

Dates, locations and times for spring 2007 training will be announced in January. For more information or to register, contact Rana Silver, implementation specialist, at 202-319-6403 or silver@cua.edu, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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For Your Benefit

Tuition Exchange Deadline is Oct. 2
The Office of Human Resources announces that applications for participation in CUA's Tuition Exchange Program for the 2007-2008 academic year are currently being accepted. Applications must be received by the human resources office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2.

To access an application form or to review the Tuition Exchange Program guidelines, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/exchange.cfm. For information on scholarship awards and participating institutions, visit www.tuitionexchange.org. To review frequently asked questions about the program, visit www.tuitionexchange.org/apply.cfm. For more information, call 202-319-5050.

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