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Monday, Nov. 19
Noon, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "An Admonition to a New Bride," a lecture by Laura Youens, professor of music, The George Washington University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 20
2 p.m., the Department of Sociology presents "The Denial Syndrome and its Consequences: Serbian Political Culture Since 2000," by Sabrina Petra Ramet, professor of political science at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and senior research associate of the Center for the Study of Civil War of the International Peace Research Institute, Norway. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. For more information, call 202-319-5445.

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

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 Campus Ministry

Mission Latin America Info Sessions
Were you inspired by ministries honored by the Opus Prize? If you have interest in participating in a CUA mission trip, consider applying to Mission Latin America. Groups of students will be going to Belize and Honduras during the last two weeks of May. The mission trips will be spiritually based, involving daily reflections and service. The teams will be serving community needs, which might include helping in schools, building a church or spending time with the elderly. A mission trip is a spiritual, mental and financial commitment. For more information, attend an info session in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m.; or Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 9 p.m. Applications for the trips are due Wednesday, Nov. 28. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thanksgiving Dinner with Father Bob and His Mom 
Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., director of Campus Ministry, invites any students staying on campus over Thanksgiving to join him and his mother for Thanksgiving dinner. Dinner will be at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22, in Curley Hall. Sign up by Tuesday, Nov. 20, at so he knows how many people are coming. Father Bob asks that if faculty or staff would like to help, they could donate desserts for the students. Desserts (pies, cakes, etc.) can be dropped off with Peggy Morris in Campus Ministry by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20. For more information, call Father Bob at 202-319-5575 or e-mail him at

Mass Schedule for Sunday, Nov. 25

On Sunday, Nov. 25, there will be no 11 a.m. or 4 p.m. Campus Ministry Masses because of the holiday weekend. There will still be a 9 p.m. Mass for those returning from Thanksgiving Break.

Advent Confessions
Advent confessions in the residence halls will begin the week of Nov. 26. They will begin at 8 p.m. (unless noted) on the following nights:

  • Monday, Nov. 26 — Engelhard, Father Bob; Walton, Rev. Brad Heckathorne; Reardon, Rev. Damian Ference; Unanue, Rev. Anthony Pilegi; Regan, Rev. Andrew Santamauro
  • Tuesday, Nov. 27 — Conaty, Father Bob; Millennium South, Father Brad; Ryan, Father Andrew
  • Wednesday, Nov. 28 — Seton and Caldwell, Caldwell Chapel, after adoration, 10 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 29 — Trailer 23, Father Bob; Gibbons, Father Brad
  • Monday, Dec. 3 — Millennium North, Father Brad; Spellman, Father Bob
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4 — Flather, Father Andrew

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Prepare for Christ’s Coming with Advent Adoration
The university communitiy is invited to participate in Advent Adoration, a yearly tradition on campus. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed daily following the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel beginning on Monday, Dec. 3, and lasting through Friday, Dec. 14. Campus Ministry needs people to commit to praying before the Blessed Sacrament for hour-long time slots. Sign up in Campus Ministry or after Campus Ministry Masses. 

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Tuesday, Nov. 20
8 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Haverford College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

Wednesday, Nov. 21
6 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Trinity University. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Nov. 28
5:15 p.m., the Department of History sponsors "The Three Faces of Humphrey Gilbert: D.B. Quinn and the Continuing Search for Colonies, Conquest and Empire," a colloquium led by Patrick Griffin, professor, University of Virginia. Owen Stanwood, assistant professor, history, will be the commentator. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

7-9 p.m., Open Mic Night. See Announcements.

Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30
Faculty and Staff Appreciation Days at the bookstore. See Announcements.

Friday, Nov. 30
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Primal Truth, Errant Tradition and Crisis: The Pre-Socratics in Late Modernity," by Richard Velkley, Tulane University. 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

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a composition program recital of new music. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Saturday, Dec. 1
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA’s Women’s Chorus. St. Vincent’s Chapel. For more information, call 202-841-5414.

Sunday, Dec. 2
4 p.m., CUA’s Town and Gown Singers present a Musique de Noël concert. The program will include the performance of Camille Saint-Saëns' Christmas Oratorio, Hector Berlioz's The Shepherd's Farewell and traditional carols for Advent and Christmas. Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Opus Prize Pictures Online at Photo Gallery
Photos are available online of the Opus Prize Dinner, which was held on Nov. 8, and all the activities leading up to it. To view the photos, go to CUA’s online photo galleries at

Letterpress Exhibit on Display in the May Gallery
Rare Books and Special Collections and the Chesapeake Chapter of the American Printing History Association sponsor an exhibition of locally-produced letterpress printing. The exhibition, on display through the end of the semester, is taking place in the May Gallery of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library and illustrates the ongoing vitality of the craft of letterpress printing and the creative diversity of its practitioners. For more information, call 202-319-5090 or e-mail

Open Mic Night
The Office of the Dean of Students sponsors Open Mic Night on the last Wednesday each month in Starbucks. The next Open Mic Night will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. To sign up to perform, send an e-mail to stating what you would like to perform. Performances should last no more than 10 minutes. For more questions e-mail the address above, call the dean of students office at 202-319-5631 or visit

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Savings at the Bookstore

The CUA Bookstore presents its annual CUA Faculty and Staff Appreciation Event on Thursday, Nov. 29, and Friday, Nov. 30. The bookstore is extending a 20 percent discount to all faculty and staff members on general books, supplies and CUA emblematic clothing and gifts during store hours. Holiday refreshments will be served. CUA faculty authors will be on hand during the lunch hour to sign and discuss their publications. During this event the bookstore will launch its first children's holiday book drive, co-sponsored by Campus Ministry. For more information, call 202-319-5232.

Spring Housing Internship Program
A pilot program, called Spring Housing Intern Program (SHIP), is being introduced for the spring 2008 semester. During the semester, individuals who are at least 18 years old and are participating in educational internships in the greater Washington, D.C., area will have the option to live in vacant rooms in campus residence halls. These individuals will be given the opportunity to experience campus life at CUA while engaging in a meaningful, educational experience at an organization, government office or other location in Washington, D.C. The development of this program is a collaborative effort between the offices of conferences and event planning, residence life and housing services. For more information, visit

T-Shirts for Tanzania
Education Professor Thomas Long continues to collect 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.

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

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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