Memorial Service for Michael Patrick O'Connor
The Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures offers a memorial service on Friday, Oct. 19, for Michael Patrick O’Connor, former chair and professor, who died on June 16, 2007. The memorial Mass will be celebrated in Caldwell Chapel at 1:10 p.m., followed by a reception in the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. Those wishing to concelebrate the Mass are asked to contact Rev. Sidney H. Griffith at email@example.com. For more information about the memorial service, contact the Semitics department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-319-5084.
The Biology Club, Nursing Students Association, CUA Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Green Club sponsor Penny Wars to raise money to send T-shirts collected by Associate Professor of Education Tom Long to children in Kigoma, Tanzania. In the spirit of the Opus Prize, Penny Wars will take place in the Pryzbyla Center Oct. 15-19 during dining hours (11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.). The university has been divided into seven groups that will compete against each other to raise the most money. The groups are divided by residence neighborhoods — North Campus One and Two, South Campus, Central Campus and Centennial Village. The remaining two groups are made up of commuter students and university faculty and staff.
A penny in a team’s jar will earn the group a point. But a “silver” coin or paper money in a jar will deduct points for what it’s worth — a nickel deducts five points; a dime, 10, a dollar, 100, etc. The more silver and paper a team puts in its opponents' jars, the better off the team will be. The organizations sponsoring the competition will throw a party for the winning group. For more information, contact Christine Hunkele at email@example.com.
Open Enrollment for 2008 Benefits
The Office of Human Resources announces that it’s open enrollment time for 2008 benefits. The open season begins on Oct. 17 and lasts through Nov. 16. It will kick off on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room with the opportunity to talk with benefits representatives and the chance to take part in a variety of screenings and health activities. For more information, contact Barbara Coughlin at 202-319-5598.
The Librarians Are Out
Librarians are leaving the library and taking their expertise on the road — anywhere the university’s wireless network is available. Librarians will be in classroom buildings, the Pryzbyla Center, the residence halls — who knows where? They'll be out two or three times every week between Oct. 8 and Nov. 30. They welcome you to stop and chat, ask a question or get advice and a head start on a research project. This ongoing program is being sponsored by the University Libraries. For more information, call 202-319-6695.
October is Disability Awareness Month
During the month of October, the Office of Disability Support Services, together with other departments on campus, is hosting events to celebrate Disability Awareness Month. Events include movies about disabilities being shown in residence halls, a service activity with Best Buddies, guest speakers, displays in the library and the inclusion of people with disabilities in all religious service liturgy and prayers throughout the month. More information can be found on posters and flyers throughout campus, at Home@cua.edu, and at http://disabilitysupport.cua.edu/News_CurrentEvents.cfm.
All events are in locations that are wheelchair accessible. For more information or to request accommodations (including alternative formats, interpreters or transcribers), contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course on Theology of St. Paul offered in Spanish
The Hispanic Pastoral Leadership Program will offer a course on the Theology of St. Paul in Spanish on the following Saturdays: Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 10 and Nov. 17. The courses will meet in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The course is intended as preparation for the "Year of St. Paul," which has been announced by Pope Benedict XVI. There is no charge for university students, faculty, and staff; however, registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Rev. John Ford, C.S.C., at email@example.com.
Staples Digital Copying Solutions Training
In an effort to continue consolidating the university's purchasing power, maximize savings and streamline operating efficiency, the Office of Purchasing established a partnership with Staples Business Advantage to supply CUA with digital copying needs. Staples Business Advantage offers faculty, staff and students the following:
- Fully customized program
- Dedicated account management to provide personalized and professional services
- 2nd-day delivery for orders placed by noon
- Convenient Internet ordering via StaplesPrintSolutions.com
- Free delivery for orders of more than $50
- Black-and-white copies starting at 4 cents, down to 1.8 cents per copy
- Color copies starting at 23 cents per copy, down to 17 cents
Training sessions for the new program will be offered on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 10 and 11 a.m. in Leahy Hall, Room 100. To register, contact Willandria Blount at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-319-6401.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.