This Week at CUA
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Monday, April 7
3 to 5 p.m., the Office of the President and the Life Cycle Institute are co-sponsoring several discussions of "The Future of Catholic Peacebuilding." Discussions include:
"Catholic Peacebuilding and Integral Human Development: Tensions and Insight from Practice"
"What Kind of Peace Do We Seek? Emerging Norms in Peacebuilding Institutions" 
"Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Interfaith Dialogue and Catholic Spirituality" and
"Peacebuilding in Africa." Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Maryann Cusimano Love at 202-319-5128.

5:15 p.m., the Department of History sponsors "Tocqueville and Democracy in America and France, 1607-2007," a colloquium led by James Kloppenberg, professor, Harvard University. Jerry Muller, professor, history, will be the commentator. Edward J.Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at

Tuesday, April 8
5:30 p.m., Pax Christi CUA presents the second discussion in the Monsignor John A. Ryan Discussion Series, "Let the Earth Rejoice: Environmentalism in the Tradition of St. Francis and St. Claire," with Rev. Jim Edminson, O.F.M. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. Refreshments, including fair trade coffees, teas, and homemade pie, will be provided. For more information, contact Chase Nordengren at

7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the Roland Murphy Lecture, “First Peter 3:18-22: Descent or Ascent?” by Paul J. Achtemeier, past president of both the Catholic Biblical Association of America and the Society of Biblical Literature. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happell Room. For more information, contact 202-319-5683.

Friday, April 11
The Office of Admissions hosts Odyssey Day for admitted undergraduate students. For more information, e-mail Christine Mica, director of admissions, at

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 Campus Ministry

Coffee, Cookies, and Chesterton
Join your resident ministers and the Cardinal Students Association on Thursday, April 10, for "Coffee, Cookies, and Chesterton."  EWTN host Dale Ahlquist will present "Catholic Social Teaching: How the Left and the Right Get It Wrong."  The talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Herzfeld Auditorium in Hannan Hall.  All students are welcome. For further information, e-mail Nick at

Come to the Cherry Blossom Charity Ball
Campus Ministry is holding a semi-formal charity ball at 8 p.m. April 11, in Caldwell Auditorium. Tickets are available in the Pryzbyla Center for $10 each. All proceeds go to support CUA summer mission trips.

National Prayer Breakfast
Volunteers are needed to serve breakfast at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Friday, April 18. Breakfast for volunteers is included. Sign up at

Novena for the Holy Father
Join us in prayer for the success of our Holy Father’s visit to CUA. Beginning Sunday, April 6, and continuing for nine days until April 14, we will say a novena for the success of the Holy Father’s visit to CUA. The prayers will be said at the daily and Sunday Masses, and can be said individually in private. Prayer cards are available through Campus Ministry. The prayer can also be found on our Web page at

The Pope is Coming and We Need Your Help

Campus Ministry is looking for groups of students to help organize the following: Campus-Wide Candlelight Rosary, Poster/Banner Gathering, All-Night Prayer Vigil in St. Vincent’s Chapel, and the Columbus School of Law lawn. Sign up at

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, April 13
2 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the Catholic Daughters of the America's annual lecture, “‘The Wageless Work of Paradise’: Catholic Sisters in Parochial Schools" by Kathleen Cummings, associate director of the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism and assistant professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld
Auditorium. For more information, contact Christopher Kauffman at

Monday, April 14
12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents the lecture, "The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whitaker Chambers and the Lessons of Anti-Stalinism," by Michael Kimmage, professor of history. Maloney Hall, Room 302 B. For more information, contact 202-319-5999.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Ruthless Optimism," by architect Lorcan O'Herlihy. This lecture is part of the "Exploration of Irish Design Culture and Built Heritage" spring lecture series and offers AIA Continuing Education learning units. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectual Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at or 202-319-6185.

Tuesday, April 15
5:30 p.m., Pax Christi CUA presents the third discussion in the Monsignor John A. Ryan Discussion Series, "Who Would Jesus Deport? Stories from the Front Lines of U.S. Immigration Policy," with Helene Robertson, director of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services offices at CUA. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. Refreshments, including fair trade coffees, teas, and homemade pie, will be provided. For more information, contact Chase Nordengren at

Wednesday, April 16
University closed (except for essential services).

Thursday, April 17
University closed (except for essential services).

Pope Benedict XVI will address presidents of Catholic colleges and universities and U.S. diocesan education leaders on the topic of Catholic education in the Pryzbyla Center. For more information, go to

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.

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Fitness Fair
On Thursday, April 10, the Campus Wellness Committee presents the Second Annual
Fitness Fair for students, faculty and staff. The event includes:
• Blood Pressure Screening
• Fitness Assessment
• Body Mass Index
• Ask the Nurse
• Nutrition Counseling
• Wii Sports
• Dance-Dance Revolution
• Outdoor Physical Activity Safety
The fitness fair takes place in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A.

Information Science and Technology Career Day
Tuesday, April 15, the CUA chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is hosting a career day panel of speakers from the Washington, D.C., area, including librarians from the U.S. Department of State, the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution and U.S. Navy Research Laboratory. The event will be held in the Information Commons of Marist Hall. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit the CUA ASIST Web site, or blog For questions, contact Meghan Gates at

National Student Employment Week
The Office of Career Services invites all student employees and their supervisors to a cake and punch reception Thursday, April 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center third floor gallery, as part of our celebration of National Student Employment Week. This observance provides the university with the opportunity to recognize and thank our student employees for their invaluable contributions.  We would like to congratulate Jennifer Nguyen, a DC Reads team leader, for her selection as Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year.  Many outstanding students were nominated, and all our student employees deserve our thanks and gratitude. For more information, please contact Career Services at 202-319-5623.

Turning Down the Heat
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will shut down the heat on campus in mid-April. Three to four weeks later Facilities and Operations will start on-campus air conditioning, depending on weather patterns. Once the cooling season has started, the university’s electrical consumption typically doubles.  Suggestions for any and all conservation measures that the campus community can help with are looked for and encouraged, especially during the summer.  The office also provides the following tips to help with conservation:
• Raise your thermostat setting to 78 degrees
• Turn off air conditioning, (especially window units), when not needed
• Turn off all lights and computers when not in use
• Do not leave outside doors propped open
• Keep windows closed when air conditioner is in use
For more information, contact 202-319-5121.

Weight Watchers
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to join 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. Meetings may be held at noon each Wednesday  in Leahy Hall, Room 100, depending on the availability of the participants. An information session will be held at noon in 100 Leahy on Wednesday, April 30. The 12-week session would begin the following week if there are 15 participants. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

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