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Monday, Oct. 8
Columbus Day Holiday

Tuesday, Oct. 9
Administrative Monday. Monday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes this day only.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
5:10 p.m., the schools of architecture and planning and theology and religious studies host "Church Building Since Vatican II," a lecture by Rev. R. Kevin Seasoltz, editor of Worship and former CUA theology and religious studies professor. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

7 p.m., the Division of Student Life and the Opus Prize Committee, in collaboration with CUA’s academic departments, host a screening of the 2007 documentary “Sold: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade,” which follows three abolitionists from three different faith traditions, each working to combat slavery in a different part of the world. Jody Hassett Sanchez, director and producer, will be on hand to talk about the movie. William Barbieri, associate dean for graduate studies, School of Theology and Religious Studies, and director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program, will facilitate the event. This is the first in a three-part documentary film series, "In Pursuit of Dignity," which is being organized in conjunction with the $1 million Opus Prize. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5714.

Thursday, Oct. 11
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., the Counseling Center offers information on National Mental Health Screening Day. Students are encouraged to stop by tables in the Edward J. Pryzybla University Center and Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center to fill out a survey and learn more about mental and emotional health. Counselors will be available to answer questions and provide more information regarding the services offered by the Counseling Center. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

12:10, p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Nondenominational Meets the 'New Paradigm': Black and White Church Characteristics," by Jacqueline Wenger, doctoral student in sociology. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. This talk is part of the Life Cycle Institute's Brown Bag Series. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:30-1:20 p.m., the Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service sponsors a workshop on foreign language study for students and staff to help them speak, memorize and study. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact the Counseling Center at 202-319-5765.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts "Sacred Space, the Arts and Theology: A Historical Perspective," a lecture by Rev. R. Kevin Seasoltz, editor of Worship and former CUA theology and religious studies professor. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Friday, Oct. 12
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents " 'Changing, It Rests': Flux and Constancy in Heraclitus," by Kenneth Dorter, University of Guelph. 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
cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Saturday, Oct. 13
10 a.m., the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety offer a CPR class. See Announcements.

7 p.m., the CUA Chorus presents the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams and Samuel Barber. Great Hall, St. Paul’s Center, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Oct. 14
The Office of Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house for prospective students. For more information, go to
http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/openhouse.html or e-mail Christine Mica, dean of undergraduate admissions, at mica@cua.edu.

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 Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 9
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Virginia Wesleyan College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

Saturday, Oct. 13
Landmark Conference Doubleheader
1 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Upper Fields.

3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Upper Fields.

Sunday, Oct. 14
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Villa Julie College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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 Campus Ministry

Columbus Day – No Mass in Caldwell
There will be no 12:15 p.m. Mass on Monday, Oct. 8, in Caldwell Chapel because the university is closed in observance of Columbus Day. Masses at the National Shrine are at 7 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:10 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-6972.

Gratia Plena
Join Gratia Plena in a week of faith and fellowship as their Week of Grace kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 9, with Mass celebrated by Rev. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., dean of the School of Philosophy, at 7:30 a.m. in Caldwell Chapel. Activities are planned throughout the week, ending with the commitment ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 14. Look for the full week's schedule on flyers around campus. For more information, e-mail Emily Wallace at 18wallace@cua.edu.

Habitat for Humanity Retreat
Habitat for Humanity will be taking its annual retreat to Rocky Mount, N.C., Oct. 12-14. Sign up online at ministry.cua.edu. The cost for the retreat is $40. Register at the Campus Ministry office by paying the fee and filling out an insurance waiver form as soon as possible. An e-mail will follow with a list of things to bring. For more information, e-mail Martine La Porta at 29LaPorta@cua.edu.

Change in Mass Schedule on Sunday, Oct. 14
On Sunday, Oct 14, the Campus Ministry Mass in the Crypt Church of the National Shrine will be at 4:30 p.m. The 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Masses at St. Vincent's remain unchanged. The regular schedule will resume the following weekend. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Ho-Co Ball
Student ministers sponsor “Dance in the District,” the annual Red and Black Ho-Co Charity Ball on Friday, Oct. 19, from 8 p.m. to midnight. All proceeds benefit St. Anthony's Catholic School in Brookland. Tickets are $20 and are on sale in the Pryzbyla Center during lunch and dinner hours. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 15
5 p.m., the Military and National Security Law Students Association hosts “The Humanitarian Crisis in Sudan and U.S. Policy Responses,” a talk by Andrew S. Natsios, President George W. Bush's special envoy for Sudan, on the refugee crisis in Darfur. Columbus School of Law, William J. Byron Auditorium. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at 202-319-5438 or e-mail haederle@law.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Rediscovering Sacred Space," by Louis P. Nelson, assistant professor from the University of Virginia. This lecture is part of the "Spirituality and Architecture" fall lecture series and offers AIA Continuing Education learning units. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at morshed@cua.edu or 202-319-6185.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
The Office of Admissions hosts a graduate open house for prospective students. For more information, contact Julie Schwing, director of graduate admissions, at schwing@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
7 p.m., the Division of Student Life and the Opus Prize Committee, in collaboration with CUA’s academic departments, host a screening of the 2006 documentary "Black Diamonds,” which looks at the impact of surface coal extraction on the environment and communities of West Virginia. Catherine Pancake, director and producer, will talk about the film afterward. Jennifer Horne, assistant professor of media studies, will facilitate. This is the second in a three-part documentary film series, "In Pursuit of Dignity," which is being organized in conjunction with the $1 million Opus Prize. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5714.

Thursday, Oct. 18
6 p.m., the Knights of Columbus sponsor a lecture about Our Lady of Guadalupe. See Announcements. 

Friday, Oct. 19
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Parmenides, Astronomy, and Scientific Realism," by Alexander P. D. Mourelatos, University of Texas at Austin. 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 cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Cardinal Composer’s Society. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20
CUA hosts Homecoming and Reunion Weekends 2007. Several gatherings for alumni are taking place including the homecoming football game against Hampden-Sydney College at 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information and a complete lineup of events, go to 
http://alumni.cua.edu/homecoming/Homecoming2007//ScheduleOfEvents.cfm.

Saturday, Oct. 20
4 p.m., the Knights of Columbus sponsor a lecture on Our Lady of Guadalupe. See Announcements.

Sunday, Oct. 21
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Chamber Choir. Great Hall, St. Paul’s Center, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


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Announcements

Are You Ready?
A text message could be a lifesaver in an emergency! Tragedies like the ones at Virginia Tech and Delaware State can happen anywhere, at any time. There is no need for alarm, but it makes sense to prepare for the unexpected emergency now. It's easy and here's how: Visit the “Alert DC” home page (https://textalert.ema.dc.gov) and create an account (click the New User link in the last paragraph). After selecting CUA and other communities/neighborhoods, you may also select the level of alerts that you wish to receive. The few minutes invested now in signing up could save you from danger in a serious emergency. For more information call 202-319-5600 or e-mail public-affairs@cua.edu.

Be Inspired: Opus Prize Videos
Two videos highlighting the Opus Prize are available online at http://opusprize.cua.edu/. The videos were created by Dustin White, remote education technology coordinator. For more information about the prize, go to http://opusprize.cua.edu/about/faq.cfm.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Lectures
In honor of the 475th anniversary of the appearance of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego, the Knights of Columbus has organized a nationwide speaking tour by Rev. Eduardo Chavez, one of the most renowned experts on the Marian apparitions at Tepeyac, the postulator of St. Juan Diego’s cause for sainthood and author of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Juan Diego: The Historical Evidence.

"Our Lady of Guadalupe: The Woman who Changed the Face of the Hemisphere," a 90-minute talk and accompanying slide show tells the story of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe, and shows how Our Lady of Guadalupe provided the “perfectly inculturated” example of evangelization that has helped to build the future that all nations share in the Americas. Lectures will be held in Caldwell Hall, Auditorium, on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 4 p.m. The lectures will be delivered in Spanish, with simultaneous English translation. 

Shutting Down Air Conditioning, Turning On Heat
Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that as colder temperatures approach they will begin shutting down the central air-conditioning systems. This operation is tied to weather patterns, but normally occurs at the beginning of October. The start-up of the central heating plant normally occurs two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down, but has on occasion taken place as late as mid-November. This also is dictated by the weather and temperature ranges. The first priority will be the residence halls. After these buildings are heated properly, facilities will bring the remaining buildings on line. Facilities asks for patience during this time as there may be occasions in the early morning when offices are chilly. Emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day at 202-319-5121.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Tailgate
Provost James Brennan, CUA’s athletic staff and student athletes invite faculty and staff to an appreciation event at the home football game against Emory and Henry College on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the DuFour Center. The tailgate party will include food and beverages. Please R.s.v.p. with the number in your party by Monday, Oct. 22, to Cantwell@cua.edu

Quiznos Announcement
Due to an extensive number of construction projects in the District of Columbia, the Office of Dining Services announces a prolonged delay in obtaining the permit to begin the construction of Quiznos Subs in the Pryzbyla Food Court. The permit must be obtained before the construction can begin. To expedite the installation, Quiznos equipment was purchased and has been on campus for several months. The project will start approximately a week after the permit is in hand and should take about two months to complete. Construction will start after the lunch rush each day. If the permit is received soon, it is projected that Quiznos could be operational by spring 2008. Dining services will continue to provide updates. For more information, e-mail cua-diningservices@cua.edu.

New Member of the Catering Team
ARAMARK announces the newest member of its dining team. Doria Brooks has joined the catering department. She is a seasoned catering manager, working many years in various country club and hotel environments, throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. For more information on what’s new with ARAMARK Catering or to book your next catered event, please contact Brooks and the CUA catering team at cua-cardinalcatering@cua.edu or call 202-319-6492.

Fair Trade Coffee
Fair Trade coffee is now available on campus at designated retail locations, including the Food Court. For more information, contact dining services at cua-diningservices@cua.edu.

Art Show
"Monster Show" will be on display in Salve Regina Gallery through Oct. 26. For more information, call the Department of Art at 202-319-5282.

CPR Classes
The Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety will offer an American Heart Association CPR class for the CUA community on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the fitness center. Registration is $30 and space is limited. For more information call 202-319-5705.

Vehicles for Auction
The Office of Purchasing is auctioning two vehicles the university recently replaced — a 1987 Chevrolet Astro van and a 2002 Ford Escape SUV. The bidding will start at $500 for the van and $3,500 for the SUV. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of these vehicles, which are available for viewing at the north end of the McMahon parking lot. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope by Friday, Oct. 12, to Andrew Wolf in Leahy Hall. For more information, call Wolf at 202-319-6402.

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