This Week at CUA
November 12 - November 19 View Archives


Campus Ministry

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

Upcoming Events



Monday, Nov. 12
9 a.m.-5 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an "Open Office." See Announcements.

12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Barenboim in Ramallah, Olivero in Jerusalem: Politics in Israeli Classical Music," a lecture by Ronit Seter, adjunct researcher at the Jewish Music Research Centre, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Spirituality in the Architecture of Le Corbusier," by Francesco Passanti, research fellow from the University of Texas at Austin. This lecture is part of the "Spirituality and Architecture" fall lecture series and offers AIA Continuing Education learning units. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at or 202 319-6185.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
11 a.m.-2 p.m., the Office of Career Services holds its annual Fall 2007 Part-time Job/Internship Fair. See Announcements.
12:15 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services hosts a brown bag lunch. See Announcements.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
5:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences with the Department of Sociology sponsor "Social Development and Social Policy in the Middle East," a lecture by His Royal Highness Prince Firas bin Raad of Jordan. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5445.

Thursday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 18
CUA’s Department of Drama presents "Listen," the thesis play of Meg Schadl, a graduate student in playwriting. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Hartke Theatre. For more information and tickets, call 202-319-4000 or e-mail

Friday, Nov. 16
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Francis Bacon's Third Sailing," by John McCarthy, associate professor. This lecture is part of the "Early Greek Philosophy: Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy" lecture series. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information contact the Office of the Dean at 202-319-5259 or e-mail

Friday, Nov. 16, to Sunday, Nov. 18
he Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Elixir of Love," an opera by Gaetano Donizetti, performed in Italian. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for students, staff and seniors. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ward Recital Hall. For tickets or more information, call 202-841-5414 or visit

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 Campus Ministry

Junior Retreat
The Junior Retreat — NOT ALONE: Relationships, Communication and the Holy Spirit — will take place Nov. 16-18. The cost for the weekend is $40; scholarships are available. Sign up at For more information, contact Casey O'Connor at

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  National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

The following events are all part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. For more information, visit or contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Sock Drive at Campus Masses
On Sunday, Nov. 11, at the 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. Masses, new or clean used socks or winter clothes will be collected for the homeless of D.C.

Thanksgiving for D.C. Seniors
Grocery bags for Emmaus Services will be available at campus Masses or in the Pryzbyla Center all week. Fill a bag with groceries noted on the list attached to the bag and drop it off in Campus Ministry by Sunday, Nov. 18.

National Coalition for the Homeless Panel Discussion
Ever wonder how and why homelessness is possible, and what can be done? Hear firsthand accounts of former homeless individuals who have overcome the odds at the homeless panel discussion on Monday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.  

So Others Might Eat and Food & Friends
Meet at Campus Ministry on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 6:45 a.m. to volunteer at So Others Might Eat. Another group will volunteer that afternoon at Food & Friends from 3 to 5 p.m. This group will also meet at Campus Ministry.

Run for Socks
Make a Target run with Campus Ministry to pick up socks for the homeless. Meet at Campus Ministry at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Pizza and Advocacy Night
Join university professors as they explain how you can make a difference in the world at 9:30 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium, on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

24-Hour Fast
Join members of Campus Ministry at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, for a bagel and pancake breakfast in The Cellar at The House, Caldwell Hall, and the beginning of a 24-hour fast.

Food Runs to the Homeless
Meet at Campus Ministry at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, to take soup and hot chocolate to those on the streets of D.C. Another food run will leave campus on Friday, Nov. 16, from outside the Loft C-Store at 3:30 p.m.

“Grate” American Sleep-Out
Experience the biting cold while spending a night in Centennial Village Circle beginning at 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Bring blankets and wear warm clothes.

So Others Might Eat
Meet at 6:45 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15, at Campus Ministry to volunteer at So Others Might Eat.

Grocery Run
On Thursday, Nov. 15, meet at Campus Ministry at 5:30 p.m. to take a grocery run to buy Thanksgiving food at Giant.

Poker Tournament
Feeling Lucky? On Thursday, Nov. 15, at 9 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Food Court, come listen to great “Noise in the Pryz” and compete in a poker tournament while raising money for those in need. Donate $5 or five canned goods to play. Prizes include gift certificates to local restaurants.

Walk for Change
On Saturday, Nov. 17, join in the Help the Homeless Walk-a-thon. Sign up at and meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Metro. If 70 students register and walk, The Northwest Center will reach its goal of 500 walkers and an award of $10,000. The Northwest Center provides housing for homeless, needy woman who chose life for their unborn babies.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 19
12:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Debate in Malaysia about the Nature of an Islamic State," by Joseph Tamney, visiting Life Cycle Institute associate fellow. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. This lecture is part of the Life Cycle Institute's Brown Bag Lunch series. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Sunday, Nov. 25
Thanksgiving Recess.

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T-Shirts for Tanzania
Education Professor Thomas Long is still collecting T-shirts for refugee children in Tanzania. This project, which began in August, will continue through the end of this calendar year. He is also accepting athletic equipment. Call Long at 202-319-5809 to have new or gently used items picked up and forwarded to the Brothers of Charity in Kigoma, Tanzania, or drop them off at O’Boyle Hall, Room 222.

Celebrate Veterans Day All Week
The sophomore class will be selling camouflage wristbands for $1 in the lobby of the Pryzbyla Center Nov. 12-16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. The class will also be collecting letters at their table in the Pryzbyla Center to send to soldiers overseas. For more information regarding these events, e-mail Maureen Martin at or Cynthia Eichele, program coordinator, at

Visit Soldiers
Visit wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with members of the sophomore class on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. Transportation is available, but a limited number of visitors is allowed. To sign up, e-mail Maureen Martin at

Mail Service on Veteran's Day
Postal services will be limited on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the Veterans Day Holiday. This is not a CUA holiday, but it is a federal holiday. There will be no regular mail delivery to homes or businesses, with the exception of Express Mail. There will be no retail window service, however the Student Package Room will be open as usual. Regular mail delivery will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 13. For more information, call CUA's Office of Postal Services at 202-319-5021.

Career Services "Open Office"
Students are invited to stop by the Office of Career Services on Monday, Nov. 12, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to have their resumes critiqued before the Fall 2007 Part-Time Job and Internship Fair. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

Fall 2007 Part-Time Job and Internship Fair
Career services holds its annual Fall Part-time Job/Internship Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Representatives of organizations from a wide range of fields will be available to discuss internships and part-time jobs for spring and summer 2008. A list of organizations is available at Resumes are encouraged. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

Dining Services Thanksgiving Break Hours of Operation
Dining Services announces the following hours for Thanksgiving Break:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 20, Law School Cafe — 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Starbucks — 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Student Restaurant — 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; The Loft C-Store — 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Food Court — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21, to Saturday, Nov. 24, all eateries closed.
  • Sunday, Nov. 25, the Student Restaurant reopens at 5 p.m.

For more information, contact
After extensive research of CUA purchase card program expenditures, the Office of Purchasing noticed that an enormous amount of money was being spent at Staples stores and online. As a way to continue leveraging the procurement power of the university, the purchasing office has negotiated a partnership with Staples Business Advantage. This agreement offers Catholic University a 20 percent discount on retail prices.

Visit to register for a username and password. For more information, call Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401.

CUA Renegotiates Deer Park Water Contract
The Office of Purchasing has renewed the annual service contract with Deer Park Water with a 36-percent savings to the university. All product pricing will be guaranteed through October 2008.

Lease rates for bottled dispensers per unit:
Hot/Cold: $3.99/month 
Room Temperature/Cold: $3.99/month

Lease rates for hard-wired water dispensers:
Filtration Units Hot/Cold: $26.99
Filtration Units Room Temperature/Cold: $25.99

Bottled Water Pricing:
Five-Gallon Spring Water: $3.49 
Five-Gallon Purified Drinking Water: $3.49
Half-Liter Bottle, 24-pack: $4.99

Note: The customer must maintain bottled water dispenser. This includes routine cleaning. If a unit becomes unserviceable, it will be swapped out immediately.

For more information, contact Norman Brown at 202-319-6538 or

Disability Awareness Training
The Office of Disability Support Services will host a brown bag lunch on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 12:15 to 1:25 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. The lunch is geared toward faculty, but open to the CUA community. Two more brown bag lunches will be offered during the spring semester. 

Some of the topics that will be covered in the presentations include: Responsibilities of Disability Support Services, Students and Faculty; Working with Students with Disabilities; and Reasonable Accommodations vs. Over-Accommodation.

For more information, go to the disability support services Web site at, or contact Lauren Colandreo at 202-319-5211 or by e-mail at

Year-End Power Outages
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that, while complying with Pepco’s high voltage testing and maintenance procedures, it has made every effort to schedule the university's annual outages during periods that will have the least impact on daily operations. The schedule below was developed after careful review of the university calendars and the electrical needs for the construction of Opus Hall. Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • Monday, Nov. 19, 8-9:15 a.m. Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law School, Aquinas, Fitness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium, Marist, Marist Annex and Pryzbyla Center)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 21, 8-9:15 a.m., Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law School, Aquinas, Fitness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium, Marist, Marist Annex and Pryzbyla Center)
  • Monday, Nov. 26, 6-9 a.m., Aquinas, Marist, Marist Annex
  • Tuesday Dec. 17, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Centennial Village
  • Tuesday Dec. 17, at 7 a.m., to Thursday, Dec. 20, at 3 p.m., Feeder #10, Ryan, Regan, Flather, St. Vincent's and the Health and Fitness Center. Note: Feeder will be down in order to splice cables for Opus Hall.
  • Sunday, Dec. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Aquinas, Marist and Marist Annex
  • Wednesday, Dec. 26, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #20, Gowan, Nursing-Biology, McCort-Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant boilers
    7-10 a.m. only, Feeder #40, Pryzbyla Center, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman
  • Thursday, Dec. 27, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #30, Power Plant second floor, Crough, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco, McCarthy, Feeder #50, Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke
  • Friday, Dec. 28, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Hannan, Centennial Village, Millennium, Aquinas, Marist, Marist Annex, Law School, Pryzbyla Center and Opus Hall construction site
  • Monday Dec. 31, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Feeder #40, Pryzbyla Center, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding and Spellman

For more information, contact the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.

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