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Opus Hall Experience
Food for Fines at Mullen Library
Student Employee Appreciation Reception
Student Leadership Recognition Celebration
Introducing UPS Discount Rates

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Employee Wellness Day


Monday, April 9
7 p.m., Associate Professor of Drama Gary Sloan performs his one-man show, "Haunted Prince: The Ghosts of Edwin Booth," as part of the School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Celebrations and the citywide Shakespeare in Washington Festival. The National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 202-275-0570. An additional performance will be April 16.

Tuesday, April 10
Founders Day.

11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Campus Wellness Committee hosts its first annual Fitness Fair, featuring personal fitness assessments, dorm room workouts, nutrition information, BMI assessments and more. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jill Dombrowski at dombrowski@cua.edu.

Wednesday, April 11, to Friday, April 13
The Opus Hall Experience. See Announcements for details.

Wednesday, April 11
9 a.m.-4 p.m., a representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one retirement plan counseling sessions for employees by appointment only. Leahy Hall, First Floor Conference Room. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 202-637-0090.

12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Islam and the U.S.: Asymmetries in Science and Technology and Their Policy Implications," a Brown Bag Series lecture by Jon Anderson, professor of anthropology. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association sponsors the 17th annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture "Culture Shock: The Changing Nature of Library Science Education," featuring Deanna Marcum, associate librarian for library services at the Library of Congress and dean of the school from 1989 to 1992. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and C. A reception will follow. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5593 or e-mail colemana@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 12
6:30 p.m., the University Honors Program and the Office of Admissions present the annual Honors Evening, held for prospective students invited into the honors program beginning fall 2007. Dinner included. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Christine Mica, director of undergraduate admissions, at mica@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences' Center for Irish Studies presents "The Origins of Irish Identity," a lecture by Tom Garvin, professor of politics at University College, Dublin, and Burns Library Scholar at Boston College's Irish studies program. Life Cycle Institute, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5251.

Friday, April 13
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the undergraduate admissions office hosts Odyssey Day for admitted undergraduate students and their guests. The day includes academic discussions, entertainment and fellowship throughout campus. For more information and to view the schedule of events, visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/odyssey.html or contact Christine Mica, director of undergraduate admissions, at mica@cua.edu.

2:10 p.m., the graduate students of the School of Philosophy and the Graduate Student Association present "St. Thomas and the Political Common Good," by John Goyette of Thomas Aquinas College. Life Cycle Institute, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or go to
http://philosophy.cua.edu.

4 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences hosts "Almost Absolute Zero: the Story of Laser Cooling and Trapping," a lecture by Nobel Prize-winning physicist William Phillips, as part of the school's Centennial Celebrations. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information on the line-up of centenary events, visit
http://arts-sciences.cua.edu/100years/.

7 p.m., the CUA Composition Department Recital is held in Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Wednesday, April 11
1:30 p.m., women's lacrosse team hosts Marymount University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

4 p.m., men's lacrosse team hosts St. Mary's College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, April 12
3 p.m., men's and women's tennis teams host McDaniel College. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

Saturday, April 14
1 p.m., women's lacrosse team hosts St. Vincent College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Monday, April 16, through Friday, April 20
Mullen Library offers Food for Fines. See Announcements.

Monday, April 16
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Trafficking and function of the sialomucin endolyn: from lysosomes to long-term memory," by Gudrun Ihrke, research assistant professor in the department of pharmacology at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. McCort-Ward, Room 215. For more information, contact Pamela Tuma at 202-319-6681 or
tuma@cua.edu.

12:10 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts an information session on the certificate program in pastoral ministry for undergraduates. Presentations will be made by Sister Kate Dooley, director of the certificate program, Rev. James Wiseman, associate dean of the school, and Therese Thomas, a student enrolled in the program. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5701.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents  “Interpreting the Pantheon,” a lecture by Mark Jarzombek, director of the History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture and Art program and professor of the History of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jarzombek’s talk is part of the architecture and planning school's Spring 2007 Lecture Series and offers AIA continuing learning units. Edward M. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Adnan Morshed at
morshed@cua.edu or 202-319-6185.

7 p.m., Associate Professor of Drama Gary Sloan performs his one-man show, "Haunted Prince: The Ghosts of Edwin Booth," as part of the School of Arts and Sciences Centennial Celebrations and the citywide Shakespeare in Washington Festival. The National Portrait Gallery, Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Admission is free. Reservations are encouraged. For more information, call 202-275-0570.

Tuesday, April 17
Noon, the Department of Psychology and the Life Cycle Institute host the symposium "Youth in Palestine, Northern Ireland and Urban America: Development in Everyday Difficult Conditions," including panelists Brian Barber, professor of child and family studies at the University of Tennessee; Daniel Hart, professor of psychology at Rutgers University-Camden; and Marcie Goeke-Morey, assistant professor of psychology. Michael Foley, assistant professor of politics and Life Cycle fellow, will comment and Sandra Hanson, professor of sociology and Life Cycle fellow, will moderate. Life Cycle Institute, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or e-mail Jim Youniss at youniss@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences hosts the Annual Mastrangelo Lecture on Italian Culture, "Not a Renaissance but a Recovery: Count Malvasia's anti-Vasarian History of Art," by Elizabeth Cropper, dean of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B.  For more information on the line-up of centenary events, visit
http://arts-sciences.cua.edu/100years/.

Wednesday, April 18
5:15, p.m., the Department of English presents a spring poetry reading featuring two of America's leading poets, Jeffrey Harrison and Jeanne Marie Beaumont. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. A reception and book signing will follow the readings. For more information, call the Department of English at 202-319-5488.

Thursday, April 19
Noon, the Office of Career Services sponsors a Student Employee Appreciation Reception for all student employees and supervisors in honor of National Student Employment Week. See Announcements. 

6 p.m., University Center, Student Programs and Events sponsors a Student Leadership Recognition Celebration. See Announcements.

7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences hosts a lecture and reading by Johnathan Galassi, poet and president of Farrar, Straus & Giroux Publishers, as part of the Centennial Celebrations. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information on the line-up of centenary events, visit
http://arts-sciences.cua.edu/100years/.

7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Students' Association and the Graduate Student Association present the 2007 Roland Murphy Memorial Lecture "The Metamorphosis of Law into Gospel: Gerhard von Rad's Attempt to Reclaim the Old Testament for the Church," by Bernard M. Levinson, Berman Family Chair in Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible, University of Minnesota. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Refreshments to follow. For more information, contact
88Rouleau@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 22
The Department of Drama presents Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, directed by BettyAnn Leesberg-Lange, associate chair of the drama department. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12. Student, senior, alumni and subscriber discounts are available. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-4000.

Friday, April 20
7 p.m., CUA Instrumental Ensembles perform in Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Saturday, April 21
7:30 p.m., the CUA Symphony Orchestra presents "Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6." Rock Creek Cemetery Great Hall, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Rock Creek Parish, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Sunday, April 22
7 p.m., the CUA University Chorus presents "Night Music: The Great Choruses," conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Admission is free. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Pryzbyla Center Easter Break Hours
University Center, Student Programs and Events announces the Pryzbyla Center will operate over Easter Break as follows:
Thursday, April 5, through Sunday, April 8 — closed
Monday, April 9 — noon to midnight

Opus Hall Experience
The Office of Housing Services invites the university community to learn more about Opus Hall, CUA's newest residential project. The Opus Hall Experience will take place April 11 to 13 on the third floor of the Pryzbyla Center. On April 11, from noon to 7 p.m., and April 12, from 9 a.m. to noon, there will be visual displays, voting opportunities on color selections and a full-size mock-up of a suite.  On April 13 displays will be available in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 209.  For more information, contact housing services at cua-housing@cua.edu or 202-319-5615.

Food for Fines at Mullen Library
The John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library offers Food for Fines, a weeklong canned goods donation in exchange for library fines. From Monday, April 16, to Friday, April 20, students can bring canned food, 8 oz. or larger, to the circulation desk in Mullen Library in exchange for $1 credit toward CUA library fines, up to $20. Emmaus Services for the Aging will receive the donations. For more information, call the library at 202-319-5064.

Student Employee Appreciation Reception
For the 10th year, the Office of Career Services celebrates National Student Employment Week April 15-21. As part of the week, a Student Employee Appreciation Reception will be held for all student employees and their supervisors on Thursday, April 19, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Third Floor Gallery. The event will include refreshments and door prizes. Student Employees of the Year will be recognized later that day at the Student Leadership Recognition Celebration. Receiving the awards will be graduate student Mark Brzozowski, who is employed in the School of Library and Information Science, and undergraduate student John Mason, who works for athletics. For more information, call career services at 202-319-6972.

Student Leadership Recognition Celebration
University Center, Student Programs and Events invites the campus community to this year's Student Leadership Recognition Celebration. Each year, the university confers awards to outstanding members of the university community at this celebration, scheduled for April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Live music and dancing will follow the event. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Introducing UPS Discount Rates
UPS delivers many benefits to the faculty, staff and students of Catholic University — reliability for overnight, international and domestic ground services, plus shipping alerts, detailed tracking and much more.

The Office of Purchasing announces that on Monday, March 26, a new UPS discount contract began.  Based on Catholic University’s shipping history, the university will save at least $24,500 per year. 

The university has negotiated the following discounts off the UPS 2007 published rates:
— Unlimited weight Next Day Air letter rate
— 40 percent off Next Day Air and Next Day Air Saver
— 36 percent off 2nd Day Air
— 31 percent off  3 Day Select
— 12 percent off ground commercial packages weighing 1-5 pounds
— 21.3 percent off ground commercial packages weighing 6-10 pounds
— 23.3 percent off ground commercial packages weighing 11-20 pounds
— 25.3 percent off ground commercial packages weighing 21-30 pounds
— 27.3 percent off ground commercial packages weighing 31-150 pounds
— 3.5 percent off ground residential packages weighing 1-5 pounds
— 8.5 percent off ground residential packages weighing 6-10 pounds
— 12.5 percent off ground residential packages weighing 11-20 pounds
— 14.5 percent off ground residential packages weighing 21-30 pounds
— 18.5 percent off ground residential packages weighing 31-150 pounds
— International discounts from 30-50 percent off published rates

To help streamline our current processes and to receive the volume discount, UPS has set up special shipper numbers for the university.  Please make sure your office is assigned to one of the designated shipper numbers that will bill back to your purchase card.

For more information on how to set up your account under this new agreement, please contact the purchasing office at 202-319-5044. 

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Employee Wellness Day
The Office of Human Resources announces that United HealthCare will sponsor a wellness day for CUA faculty and staff on Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center. During the event, faculty and staff can receive free cholesterol, body fat and blood pressure screenings, attend wellness workshops, learn about features available on myUHC.com including the online health assessment and personal health manager and talk to UHC representatives about health insurance coverage. Screenings will be held in Room 322A and workshops will be held in Room 327.


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