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Monday, Oct. 15
Noon, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music present "Musical Life in Manila Before the American Invasion of 1898: Recent Rediscoveries," by William J. Summers, professor of music, Dartmouth College. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, e-mail Grayson Wagstaff at wagstaff@cua.edu.

5 p.m., the Military and National Security Law Students Association, Center for International Social Development, International Center for Civil Society and the International Law Students Association host “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, University of Virginia. 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 morshed@cua.edu or 202-319-6185.

7 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services sponsors a showing of the film “I Am Sam” as part of Disability Awareness Month. Millennium South, Lounge.  For more information or to request accommodations including alternative formats, interpreters or transcribers, contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu.

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
9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Health Services offers flu shots to students, faculty and staff. The cost of the shot is $30. Students can bill the shots to their student accounts. Faculty and staff must pay with cash or check. Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center. For more information, contact Terry Brady Novak at 202-319-5744.

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 Human Dignity," which is produced 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
12:30-2 p.m., Disability Support Services sponsors a lecture by architects Todd Anderson and Carol Lopez about accessibility concerns and how they are integrated into the design of a building. Crough Center. Koubek Auditorium. For more information or to request accommodations including alternative formats, interpreters or transcribers, contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu.

1:10 p.m., the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures offers a memorial service for Michael Patrick O’Connor, former chair and professor, who died on June 16, 2007. See Announcements.

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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 Athletics

Saturday, Oct. 20
Homecoming
1 p.m., the football team hosts Hampden-Sydney College. Raymond A. Dufour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, Oct. 21
Landmark Conference Doubleheader, Soccer Senior Day
1 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Moravain College. Dufour Center, Upper  Field.

3:30 p.m., the m
en's soccer team hosts Moravain College. Dufour Center, Upper Field.

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 Campus Ministry

Long-Term Service Workshop and Fair
Those interested in serving a community for one or two years domestically or internationally should come to the Long-Term Service Workshop on Monday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Millennium South Lounge.

The Long-Term Service Fair will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. Representatives of 50 domestic and international programs will be present with information about their organizations.

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.

Homecoming Mass
As part of Homecoming and Reunions Weekend a vigil Mass will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio at deprizio@cua.edu

Liturgical Planning Committee for Advent
December (and Advent) are fast approaching. Those interested in helping prepare the campus and the chapels for the season of Advent are invited to meet Monday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge for the first Advent Committee meeting. If you are interested in helping, but unable to make the meeting, contact Jessica DePrizio at deprizio@cua.edu

Sophomore Retreat Sign-ups
“One Step Closer” is the theme for this year’s Sophomore Retreat to be held Oct. 26-28. To sign up, go to http://ministry.cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct. 23
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts the Cardinal John Dearden Lecture, "The Role of Religion in a Pluralistic Society," by Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, William Cardinal Baum University Professor of Theology and CUA chancellor. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. Reception to follow. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

7 p.m., Disability Support Services sponsors a showing of the movie “Rain Man” as part of Disability Awareness Month. Gibbons Hall, Lobby.  For more information or to request accommodations including alternative formats, interpreters or transcribers, contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Students Association present "Acting Irrationally is Against God's Essence," by Thomas Mollenbeck, theological faculty of the University of Paderborn, Germany. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, call Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

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 “The Power of Forgiveness,” which examines the role forgiveness can play in alleviating anger and grief, as well as the physical, mental and spiritual benefits that come with forgiveness. Adele Schmidt, producer and editor, will talk about the movie. Linda Plitt Donaldson, assistant professor of social work, will facilitate the event. This is the third in a three-part documentary film series, "In Pursuit of Human Dignity," which is presented in conjunction with the $1 million Opus Prize. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5714.

Thursday, Oct. 25
4 p.m., the School of Canon Law hosts “Liturgy, 40 Years After Vatican II,” by Cardinal Godfried Danneels, archbishop of Malines-Bruxelles, Belgium. His lecture is the first in a series to honor Monsignor Frederick R. McManus, an alumnus and former professor/dean of the School of Canon Law. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. Reception to follow. For more information, call 202-319-5492 or e-mail cua-canonlaw@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents “Coptic Christology in Practice: the Incarnation and Egyptian Bodily Performance” by Stephen J. Davis,  professor of New Testament and Early Church History at Yale University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneb@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 26
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Anaxagoras: Science and Speculation in the Golden Age," by Daniel Graham, Brigham Young 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 cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 26, to Sunday, Oct. 28
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Evita, the musical by Andrew Llloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Hartke Theatre. For tickets or more information, call 202-842-5414.

Saturday, Oct. 27
10:30-11:45 a.m., Faculty and Staff Appreciation Tailgate. See Announcements.

Sunday, Oct. 28
2-5 p.m., as part of Disability Awareness Month, join the CUA chapter of Best Buddies in decorating pumpkins. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or
cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu.

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Announcements

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 griffith@cua.edu. For more information about the memorial service, contact the Semitics department at cua-semitics@cua.edu or call 202-319-5084.


Penny Wars

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 97hunkele@cua.edu.

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 cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu.

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 ford@cua.edu.

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 blount@cua.edu 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 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.

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