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Upcoming Events

Cardinal Station Training
Newly Appointed Senior Budget Analyst
Office Furniture Available
New Online Feature for Interlibrary Loan

For Your Benefit
CIGNA One-on-One Meetings
Tuition Exchange Deadline is Oct. 2

Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21
The Life Cycle Institute presents "The Catholic Church in America: 2006," a conference on the state of the Church in the United States, its current realities, the dynamics and movements at work and the challenges and promises ahead. Speakers include Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president, Washington Post journalist E.J. Dionne and fomer Congressman Timothy Roemer. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. To register, visit For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5999 or

Thursday, Sept. 21
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents the Mellon Lecture, titled "Remembering Constantine: Ambrose and Others" and presented by Philip Rousseau, Andrew Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies. Light refreshments to follow. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

Friday, Sept. 22
1:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Biology present "Biodefense and Pandemic Influenza: The Research and Public Health Interface," by Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Presented as part of the School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Series and the Department of Biology's annual graduate student symposium. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, assistant professor of biology, at

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Real Humanism: Bonaventure's Philosophy of Human Nature," by Christopher Cullen of Fordham 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.

2 p.m., the Council for Research and Values in Philosophy and the Center for the Study of Culture and Values present the opening session of a 10-week seminar titled "History and Cultural Identity." Following the opening session, the seminar will continue each Thursday through Nov. 16. All sessions will be held at 2 p.m. in Room 300 of St. Bonaventure Hall. Faculty members and students who wish to participate must contact Rev. George McLean, O.M.I., professor emeritus of philosophy, at 202-319-5910 or

2:10 p.m. to 3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a lecture-demonstration by flautist Nina Assimakopoulos of Bowling Green State University. Ward Hall, Room 127. Held in conjunction with the music school's 8 p.m. guest chamber recital (see below).

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a guest chamber recital, which will include the world premiere of The Dead Are Dancing, by Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music. Featuring Simpson on piano and Nina Assimakopoulos on flute. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Tuesday, Oct. 19
4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts St. Mary's College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, DuFour Field.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
3 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host the University of the District of Columbia. DuFour Tennis Courts.

7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Center Gymnasium.

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Thursday, Sept. 28, and Friday, Sept. 29
The Columbus School of Law presents the "Roundtable on Religion in the Public Square: Religious Traditions Shaping Law and Public Policy." The keynote speakers will be Veryl Miles, dean of the law school, and U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, RKan. Columbus School of Law. For more information, visit or e-mail

Friday, Sept. 29, to Sun., Oct. 1
Family Weekend. For more information, visit or contact Kim Timpany, associate director of student programs, at

Friday, Sept. 29
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Henry of Ghent and Seeing Augustine through Plato-Colored Glasses," by Steven P. Marrone of Tufts University. The lecture is part of the School of Philosophy's fall lecture series titled "Augustine and Augustinianism." Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Saturday, Sept. 30
7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies, St. Anselm's Abbey and CUA's Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative present the 33rd annual Thomas Verner Moore Lecture, titled "Catholics in the Public Square: Conscience, Culture and Compromise in the Common Good." Presented by Peter Steinfels of Fordham University. Reception to follow. Columbus School of Law, William J. Byron, S.J., Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5519.

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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

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:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 19 
  • 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 (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, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Newly Appointed Senior Budget Analyst
Cathy Wood, associate vice president for finance and budget, announces that Brian O'Connell, senior budget analyst, will step down from his position on Friday, Sept. 15. According to Wood, "Brian's contribution to the budget office and university has been extremely valuable."

Effective Wednesday, Sept. 20, Karen Haskins will join the budget office as senior budget analyst. A former CUA employee within the general accounting department, Haskins has many years of accounting and finance experience and most recently worked with Marriott International. Haskin's desk will be located in Room 230 of Leahy Hall, and her phone number will be 202-319-6355.

Wood invites the university community to wish Brian O'Connell well in his future endeavors and to welcome Karen Haskins back.

Office Furniture Available
The School of Nursing announces it has a 10-foot-long wooden table and a large wooden cabinet with locks and sliding glass doors available to any CUA office or department. Interested parties should contact Dana Coles at

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

New Online Feature for Interlibrary Loan
CUA Libraries announces that Aug. 1 marked the beginning of a new system for interlibrary loan requests. In addition to several behind-the-scenes changes, users now have the ability to track the status of their requests online.

Interlibrary loan now is available to CUA undergraduates, graduate students, faculty and staff. To access the interlibrary loan policies and request form, visit For more information, or to register a username if it is not in the system upon logging in, e-mail

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For Your Benefit

CIGNA One-on-One Meetings
The Office of Human Resources announces that a CIGNA health care representative will be on campus once a month to assist participating CUA employees with unresolved claims issues and answer questions about health and dental plans. The representative's next visit to campus is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28, from noon to 3 p.m. in Room 205 of the Pryzbyla Center.

CUA employees wishing to meet with the representative must schedule an appointment in advance. To schedule an appointment, contact the human resources office at 202-319-5050 by Wednesday, Sept. 27. CUA employees should consult the following checklist prior to arriving for their appointments:

  • Make initial attempts to resolve claims issues by contacting CIGNA's members services department using the phone number listed on the back of your CIGNA membership card
  • Collect all relevant correspondence, including provider bills and member services tracking information
  • Enroll in CIGNA's member services program by visiting (Employees should bring their user IDs and passwords to their appointments on campus. This will allow the CIGNA representative to access claims information.)

Employees who miss an appointment will not be able to meet with the CIGNA representative until his next scheduled visit. For more information, call 202-319-5050.

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 For information on scholarship awards and participating institutions, visit To review frequently asked questions about the program, visit For more information, call 202-319-5050.

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