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Saturday, April 19
3 p.m., CUA’s Town and Gown Community Chorus will present its spring concert. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 619 Tenth St., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Monday, April 21
4:30 p.m., the Department of Politics presents a lecture by Luigi Vittorio Ferraris, the Italian ambassador, on "Italian Foreign Policy within NATO and EU." Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact the politics department at cua-politics@cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 22
4 p.m., the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship presents the Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture on Energy and Environmental Stewardship, "The Archaeology of Tomorrow: Beyond the Ecosphere," by Travis Price, adjunct professor, School of Architecture and Planning. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact 202-319-4794.

Wednesday, April 23
4:15 p.m.,  the School of Library and Information Sciences is holding the colloquium, “The International Children's Digital Library: Using Technology to Expand Access to Children’s Books.”  The speaker is Sheri Massey, a doctoral student at the University of Maryland. Marist Hall, Room 132. For more information, contact David Shumaker at shumaker@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 24, through Sunday, April 27
The Department of Drama presents Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Halo Wines, M.F.A. 1964. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27. Tickets are $12 general admission, $8 for senior citizens and alumni, faculty and staff; and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu

Friday, April 25
6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents the lecture,"The Muslim Experience of Coexistence with Other Religious Communities: The Ottoman Case," by Ali Bardakoglu, president of the Presidency of Religious Affairs, Republic of Turkey. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, visit http://lifecycle.cua.edu/events/conferences-recent.cfm 

The 19th American Cardinals Dinner will be held in Boston to raise money for CUA scholarships.

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Saturday, April 26
7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America Chorus presents an evening of sacred music for chorus and organ. The Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, contact the music school at  cua-music@cua.edu.

Sunday, April 27
4 p.m., the women's choruses of CUA and George Washington University will present a concert. Featured music includes works by Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, Gabriel Faure and Eric Whitacre. Saint Vincent Chapel. For more information, contact Giselle Becker at gbecker@cua.edu.

Monday, April 28
8 p.m., the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and Cardinal Student Association present a talk by Rudy Ruettiger, who inspired the movie Rudy based on his experiences playing football for Notre Dame. Edward J. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. All attending are asked to bring a canned food item to donate to a local food pantry. For more information, contact the Office of Athletics at 202-319-5286.

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Announcements

Student Leadership Recognition Celebration
The University Center Special Programs and Events invites you to the 61st annual Student Leadership Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 22, at 6 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. The celebration honors the student leaders who make student life at CUA an awesome and enjoyable experience.

Weight Watchers at Work
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to register for a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks this summer.The program will teach participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. The program fee for the 12 weeks is $168, payable in two installments. An information session will be held at noon on April 30 in Leahy Hall, Room 100. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or ficke@cua.edu. If you are not going to be on campus for the entire summer you can still join as your membership will be recognized at any Weight Watchers branch in the country.

Metrochek Changes
Effective June 1, 2008, all CUA employees who receive Metrochek and commute to work via Metrorail, Metrobus, county bus services in Maryland and Virginia,  or a commercial van pool service, will be required to participate in the SmartBenefits program and use a SmarTrip card to pay for their commuting costs.
The SmartBenefits program provides an electronically-distributed transit benefit. Your monthly commuter benefit amount will be issued through the SmarTrip card. When you use your SmarTrip card, you no longer need or use paper Metrocheks.  
SmarTrip cards are like credit cards and are embedded with special computer chips that keep track of the value of the card. They can be used to pay for travel on Metrorail, Metrobus, county bus services in Maryland and Virginia, and commercial van pool services.
You will download your monthly transit benefit onto your SmarTrip card at any Metro station, using the Passes/Farecards machine.You must claim your monthly benefit beginning the first day of the month through the last day of the month. You will have until the full-benefit month to claim your benefits.  If you do not claim it by the end of the month, you will lose that month's benefit and it will be refunded to you as taxable income on one of your paychecks.
Employees who ride in a commercial van pool will also be required to use the SmartBenefits program.   Each van pool passenger must have a SmarTrip card.  Van pool passengers will allocate their Smart Benefit via the Internet to their online Smart Benefits Van Pool Operator account. This allocation needs to be done only one time. After the initial allocation, no further action by the van pool passenger is required. For additional information about this process log on to www.wmata.com/smartbenefits and click on Step 1 in the van pool passenger section.
Employees who ride the MARC, VRE and regional commuter bus services will continue to receive the paper Metrocheks until these systems start accepting the SmarTrip card for fare payment in late 2008.
To implement these changes, call 202-319-5050 and provide your SmarTrip nine-digit serial number from the back of the card, or bring it to the Office of Human Resources no later than April 30 to get your correct June passes. All cards must be registered with WMATA. If you do not currently have a SmarTrip card you can purchase one at sales outlets in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Visit  www.wmata.com/smartbenefits for more information about SmarTrip cards and where to purchase them.
For more information, contact Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Online Transcipts
The week of April 21, the Office of the Registrar will launch a new online transcript request service. Students and alumni who have/had Cardinal Station accounts will be able to request transcripts electronically through Cardinal Station, using their login ID and password as their signature. For more information, contact the registrar’s office at 202-319-5829.

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