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Tuesday, Oct. 23
Noon, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music present "Carlos Chavez and Henry Cowell: Examination of a Friendship," a talk by Christina Taylor-Gibson, doctoral candidate in musicology at the University of Maryland. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, e-mail Grayson Wagstaff at wagstaff@cua.edu.

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. 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.

7-11 p.m., Habitat for Humanity and CUA Ultimate Frisbee invite students to play Wii, Super Nintendo, NES, Play Station 2 and Xbox 360 games. Students can also enter or watch the Guitar Hero 2/Halo 3 tournaments. Prizes will be awarded and refreshments provided. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. The cost is $3 to play and $5 to enter a tournament. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity. For more information contact Cara Montufar at 76Montufar@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
12:10-1 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Paper City and Southern Parish: American Catholics in Postwar Social Science Research," by William Dinges, professor, theology and religious studies. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. This presentation is part of the Life Cycle Institute's Brown Bag Lunch series. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

2-4 p.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents "China's Contribution to a Philosophy for Our Global Future," a seminar led by Ouyang Kang, vice president of Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. Gibbons Hall, Room B12. For more information, contact Rev. George F. McLean at 202-319-6089 or mclean@cua.edu.

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 Lloyd 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., 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. The tailgate party will include food and beverages. Raymond A. DuFour Center. To R.s.v.p. with the number in your party by Tuesday, Oct. 23, e-mail Cantwell@cua.edu or call 202-319-5244. 

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.

3 p.m., a concert will be held in memory of Marilyn Neeley, former professor and dean of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, who passed away May 30, 2007. A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall. At 5:30 p.m., Solemn Vespers will be sung for Professor Neeley. Crypt Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For more information, contact Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, at 202-319-5863 or nestor@cua.edu.  


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 Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 23
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Gallaudet University. Senior Night. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
4 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Friday, Oct. 26
6 p.m., the swim team hosts American University and The George Washington University. DuFour Center, Pool.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Noon, the football team hosts Emory and Henry College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

4 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Susquehanna University. Senior Day. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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 Campus Ministry

Prayer Books
Student Ministers will be giving out copies of Now and Forever, a prayer book that was written by CUA students, Oct. 22-26 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the Pryzbyla Center. For more information about the book, call 202-319-5575.

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

Wanted: Awesome Costumes
Campus Ministry is collecting Halloween Costumes for children (newborn-12 years old) of St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home. Drop off costumes to Campus Ministry by Wednesday, Oct. 24. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Sophomore Retreat Sign-ups
“One Step Closer” is the theme for this year’s Sophomore Retreat to be held Oct. 26-28 at the Melwood Retreat Center in southern Maryland. The cost is $40. Scholarships are available. See J.P. Winchester, associate campus minister for retreats, for more information. To sign up, go to http://ministry.cua.edu.

University Masses for All Saints and All Souls Days
All Saints Day Masses will be celebrated on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 12:10 p.m. in the Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel, Columbus School of Law; 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel; and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel.

University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will take place on Friday, Nov. 2, at 12:15 p.m. with a memorial Mass in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Servi Advocatique
CUA's Nursing Spirituality Groups — Servi Advocatique — are forming for this semester. Meetings will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7, and Thursday, Nov. 8. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

CUA will celebrate National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week Oct. 21-27. This year’s theme is "RU Connected." Organized by the Office of the Dean of Students, the purpose of the initiative is to encourage students to make safe decisions about alcohol consumption and connect them to the resources that will help them stay safe. For more information about the following listings, go to http://deanofstudents.cua.edu/alcohol/ or e-mail jenningk@cua.edu.

CORE Survey
The Office of the Dean of Students is working to assess how often and in what quantity CUA students use alcohol and/or drugs so that it can better identify what programs and services it should offer. To help assess this, the CORE institute, a reasearch assessment and development organization serving alcohol and drug prevention programs nationally, will randomly select 1,700 CUA undergraduate students from Oct. 22 to Nov. 2 and ask them to complete an annoymous survey on alcohol and drug use online. Those who complete a survey will have the chance to enter a drawing to win a $100 American Express gift card.

Monday, Oct. 22, to Friday, Oct. 27
10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students sponsors the Tetris Experience Wall and information table in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby. Students are invited to write on Tetris pieces how drug or alcohol abuse has affected their lives and post the pieces on the game board, creating a place to understand that no one is alone in their struggles.

Monday, Oct. 22
7 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors a beer goggles obstacle course. Conaty Hall, Basement.

9 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors a root beer pong tournament. Millennium South, 1st Floor Lounge.

Tuesday, Oct. 23
5-7 p.m., University Center, Student Programs and Events and Aramark sponsor mocktail hour with alcohol free beverages. Pryzbyla Center, Student Restaurant.

9 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors happy hour. Students will also be able to make chocolate lollipops for friends who do not attend and attach facts about alcohol abuse to the candy. Conaty Hall, Basement.

9 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors Beer Goggles Olympics. Flather Hall will have a building-wide program including obstacle courses, typing with Fatal Vision Goggles and sobriety tests.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
7 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors drinking game night. Mocktails will be served during a game designed to educate students about the effects of alcohol use and abuse. Conaty Hall, Basement.

7 p.m., the Office of Residence Life hosts a viewing of the Lifetime original movie "The Party Never Stops." Mocktails will be served. Spellman Hall, 4/5 Lounge.

8 p.m., the Office of Residence Life hosts Tropical Night. Make non-alcoholic tropical drinks while discussing alcohol use and abuse. Conaty Hall, Basement Lounge.

9 p.m., the Office of Residence Life invites students to enjoy cocktails while playing "Alcohol Consequences," a trivia game testing their knowledge of the effects of alcohol use and abuse. Spellman Hall, 2/3 Lounge.

Thursday, Oct. 25
11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m., the Counseling Center and the Office of the Dean of Students invite students to try on Fatal Vision Goggles, pick up information about alcohol and fill out an alcohol-use questionnaire in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby.

6:30 p.m., Cardinal Students Association hosts Double Dare. Students can test their knowledge by answering trivia questions or dare others to answer first. Physical challenges will show the effects of alcohol use and abuse. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court.

8 p.m., the Office of Residence Life invites students to a movie night to enjoy mocktails and watch a movie about the effects of alcohol use and abuse. Spellman Hall, 2-3 Lounge.

8 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors a Girls Night In to watch ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" while enjoying mocktails (males also welcome). Engelhard Hall, Roundtable Room.

Friday, Oct. 26
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students, Kappa Tau Gamma, Alpha Delta Gamma, Department of Public Safety and Facilities Maintenance and Operations sponsor a drunk driving course on the mall adjacent to the National Shrine. Golf carts will be available to drive through an obstacle course while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles and the Department of Public Safety and Metropolitan Police Department will administer sobriety field tests to those wearing the goggles.

Noon-6 p.m., the Office of Residence Life invites students to attempt to play Nintendo Wii games while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles. Magner Hall, Roundtable Room.

The Friday Nights Planning Committee and Campus Ministry sponsor a trip to a local corn maze. Go to http://ministry.cua.edu/activities/Friday/ for more information.

Saturday, Oct. 27
9 a.m.-1 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students and the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center sponsor a Cardinal Adventures biking trip on the C&O Canal. Cost is $10. Sign-up at the fitness center. For more information and registration, contact kennedym@cua.edu or the fitness center at 202-319-5707.

Noon, cheer on the Cardinal football team as it plays Emory and Henry College. During half-time, the Cardinal Students Association and the Office of the Dean of Students invites students to test their punting, passing and kicking skills while wearing Fatal Vision Goggles. Dining Services Advisory Board and College Democrats will provide alcohol-free beverages during the game.

8:30 p.m.-midnight, the Office of the Dean of Students and the crew team sponsor a Halloween dance. Team members will be selling tickets in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby all week and at the door. Tickets are $6 with a costume or $8 without. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 29
7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science holds a colloquium "Preserving Memories through Holocaust Survivor Documents: The Esther Lurie Papers," by Cathey Dugan, graduate student in library science. Marist Hall, Information Commons 132. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 29, to Tuesday, Oct. 30
9 a.m.-5 p.m., the School of Engineering's Center for Environment and Energy sponsor "International Workshop on Curbing the Global Warming by Carbon Sequestration," a workshop aimed at bringing together multinational experts from the United States, China and Africa on the global warming abatement by carbon sequestration. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Frank Pao at 202-319-6142 or pao@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents “The Crucial Alliance: The United Kingdom and the United States in 2007,” a lecture by Sir Patrick Cormack, British member of Parliament and London coordinator of CUA’s Westminster parliamentary internship program. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call the dean's office at 202-319-5115 or e-mail gribbin@cua.edu.

7 p.m., Disability Support Services sponsors a showing of the film “Murder Ball” as part of Disability Awareness Month. Spellman Hall, 4-5 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.

Thursday, Nov. 1
All Saints Day. See "Campus Ministry" section for Mass listings.

9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship and the Life Cycle Institute sponsor a mini-conference on "United States Energy Policy in a World of Rising Energy Demands and Constrained Supplies" with guest speakers Kenneth B. Medlock, III, Rice University; Shirley Neff, Columbia University and the Association of Oil Pipelines; Andrew J. Slaughter, Shell Exploration & Production Company; Adam E. Sieminski, Deutsche Bank AG; James Smith, Southern Methodist University; and James Sweeney, Stanford University. This conference will review findings of the United States National Petroleum Council and examine its proposed strategies. Aquinas Hall. Space is limited. Please R.s.v.p. to Forbes@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 2
9 a.m.-3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "Language Access Outreach Training: Reaching Multiple Language Communities," a workshop for librarians lead by District of Columbia Public Library staff. Marist Hall, Information Commons 132. The workshop is presented as part of the WebJunction Spanish outreach initiative, a project of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.webjunction.org or contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu. The workshop is free, but registration is required. R.s.v.p. to patricia.pasqual@dc.gov or call 202-727-2313 by Friday, Oct. 26.

12:15 p.m., University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. See "Campus Ministry" section.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Source and Quotation: Early Greek Philosopher in Medieval Commentaries on Arlistotle's Metaphysics," by Georg Wieland, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen. 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, Nov. 3
10 a.m.-noon, Engraving & Printing Federal Credit Union sponsors a tailgate party before the Cardinal football team takes on Guilford College. The party will include free ice cream, popcorn and candy bars as well as information about the credit union and member benefits. For more information, call Bernice Thomas, branch manager, at 202-526-4528.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert of the CUA Orchestra including Mozart's Symphony No. 39, Ravel's "Sheherazade" featuring faculty soloist Melanie Sonnenberg and Sibelius' Symphony No. 3. The performance will be the first under the direction of recently appointed CUA conductor David Searle. The Great Hall at St. Paul’s Center, Rock Creek Church Road and Webster Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or e-mail simpson@cua.edu.

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Announcements

Furniture Available for Office Use
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events announces that it has a limited number of sofas and armchairs available to any CUA department or office. Interested parties should contact Brian Mount, associate director for operations, at 202-319-6327 or mount@cua.edu. No CUA furniture or equipment may be acquired for personal purchase or use.

Feedback on Document Management/Storage Needs
The Office of Purchasing asks that offices and departments provide feedback on their document management/storage needs. If an office is interested in a service, e-mail Norman Brown, director of procurement services, at brownn@cua.edu or call 202-319-5045.

Open Enrollment for 2008 Benefits
The Office of Human Resources announces that it is open enrollment season for 2008 benefits. The open season lasts through Friday, Nov. 16. 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 through Friday, 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.

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.

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