This Week at CUA
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Upcoming Events

Volunteers Sought for Family Weekend
New Assistant Dean of Students
Cardinal Station Training

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

Tuesday, Sept. 26
Noon to 1 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service and CUA's National Research Center for Child and Family Services present "Voices of Vigilance: Against Human Trafficking," by Mary Ellen Dougherty, S.S.N.D., head of the Anti-Human Trafficking Services Program, Migration and Refugee Services, for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Light lunch provided. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Michaela Farber, assistant professor of social work, at

Wednesday, Sept. 27
5:15 p.m., the Department of History presents as part of its 2006 colloquium series "Landholding and Persistence: The Economic Foundation of a Provincial Notability in Tlaxcala, Mexico, 1640-1790," by James Riley, associate professor of history. John Tutino of Georgetown University will commentate. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 322-B. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

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 For information about volunteering opportunities, see Announcements.

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 Institute 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 Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture 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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Tuesday, Sept. 26
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Frostburg State University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, DuFour Gymnasium.

Wednesday, Sept. 27
4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Field.

Thursday, Sept. 28
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Gallaudet University. DuFour Upper Field.

Saturday, Sept. 30, and Sunday, Oct. 1
The women's tennis team hosts the Capital Fall Tennis Classic. DuFour Tennis Courts.

Sunday, Oct. 1
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Randolph Macon College. DuFour Field.

3 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Columbia Union College. DuFour Upper Field.

The women's tennis team hosts Goucher College. Time TBA. DuFour Tennis Courts.

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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 reception to follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

Wednesday, Oct. 4
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and 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. Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321/323. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Thursday, Oct. 5
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 finger painter Erik Sandberg. Salve Regina Hall Art Gallery. For more information, call Candace Keegan at 202-319-5282.

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 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

Monday, Oct. 9
Columbus Day. (Holiday)

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Volunteers Sought for Family Weekend
Kim Timpany, associate director for student programs, invites CUA faculty and staff members to consider volunteering their time during Family Weekend, which is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 1.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • Stuffing welcome packets and staffing registration tables
  • Decorating, setting up and cleaning up event sites
  • Greeting guests, ushering, collecting fees
  • Hosting tables during brunch

To register as a volunteer, visit or attend the volunteer meeting, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 321 of the Pryzbyla Center. For more information about Familiy Weekend, contact Timpany at 202-319-5291 or or visit the Web site above.

New Assistant Dean of Students
Jonathan Sawyer, associate vice president for student life and dean of students, announces that Kathryn (Katie) Jennings has been appointed assistant dean of students and began employment on Sept. 11.  Jennings has extensive experience in orientation programs, alcohol and substance abuse issues and student support services at both St. John’s University and the University of Maine.

The former assistant dean, Ellen Thorp, officially resigned from her position in May, but continued in this capacity until Sept. 8 to ensure a successful undergraduate orientation program.  Effective Sept. 11, Thorp accepted an appointment for a part-time position in the Office of Disability Support Services and will continue her employment at CUA in this new capacity.

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:

  • 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.

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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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