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Monday, Jan. 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Holiday).

Tuesday, Jan. 22
Administrative Monday. Monday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes on this day only.

10:30 a.m., March for Life. See Campus Ministry.

11 a.m., the Office of Purchasing hosts an organizational seminar for faculty and staff. See Announcements.

Wednesday, Jan. 23
Noon, the Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International host an informational session for Weight Watchers at Work. See Announcements. 

4 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "To Read Or Not To Read: A Question of National Consequence," a colloquium featuring Sunil Iyengar, director of the Office of Research and Analysis at the National Endowment for the Arts. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

7-9 p.m., the Multicultural Education and Awareness initiative hosts a unity reception. See Announcements. 

Thursday, Jan. 24
12:10-1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Silk Purses, Sow Ears, Youth Civic Engagement," by James Youniss, professor of psychology. This talk is part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Sunday, Jan. 27
The Office of Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house for prospective students. For more information, go to or e-mail Christine Mica, director of admissions, at

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 Campus Ministry

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Faculty, staff, students and alumni are invited to participate in a day of service to honor Martin Luther King’s legacy of service and social justice. Campus Ministry will lead a group from CUA to perform service in D.C. public schools on Monday, Jan. 21, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and T-shirts will be provided. Students can sign up at Faculty and staff can e-mail Alumni should contact

March for Life
On Tuesday, Jan. 22, students may be excused from classes after 10 a.m. to attend the March for Life with Campus Ministry, but only if they meet all of the following criteria — sign up at, inform their professors ahead of time and make up any missed work, meet at Caldwell Hall at 10:30 a.m. to check in, march with the CUA group and be present for the attendance check downtown. For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

The Sacrament of Confirmation
The confirmation program begins Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m. For more information about receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation, contact Rev. Andy Santamauro, O.F.M. Conv., at or call 202-319-6579.

Be a Part of Liturgical Ministries
Information and training sessions will be held for altar servers on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.; and for hospitality ministers on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m; both in St. Vincent’s Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

2008-09 Student Ministers
Student Minister applications are due in the Campus Ministry office by 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23.  Applications can be downloaded from

Senior Retreat – “Falling Into Grace: Catholic after Catholic”
The Senior Retreat will take place Friday, Feb. 8, to Sunday, Feb. 10. Spend a fun, peaceful and reflective weekend with your classmates before graduation. The cost is $40; scholarships are available. For more information or to request special assistance, e-mail Emily Wallace at Sign up at

Join DC Reads
Work study positions are still available for DC Reads at $12 an hour and volunteers are always welcome. Transportation is provided. Tutoring sessions are available morning until evening every day, Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact Angela Rasmussen at or go to

Music Ministry
Pianists, organists and accompanists are invited to use their gifts to be a part of music ministry for Sunday Masses and Praise and Worship Adoration. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio in Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575 or

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Wednesday, Jan. 23
6 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Frostburg State University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

Saturday, Jan. 26
1 p.m., the swimming team hosts Salisbury University on Senior Day. DuFour Center, Pool.

6 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

Sunday, Jan. 27
4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

6 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, Gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jan. 29
12:10, CUA celebrates the Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas with a university Mass. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. Classes scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. should end at 11:50 a.m., and classes scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. should begin at 1:20 p.m. Faculty members are welcome to participate in the Mass in academic regalia. The celebrant of the Mass will be Very Rev. Joseph Baranger, O.P., prior of the Dominican House of Studies, and the homilist will be Very Rev. Steven Boguslawski, O.P., president of the Dominican House of Studies.

Wednesday, Jan. 30
5:15-6:15 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Securities Law Program and Securities Law Students Association present "Sub-primes: How Did We Get Here and How Are We Getting Ourselves Out?" by Ramon de Castor, senior vice president for Capital Markets-Mortgages, Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae). Columbus School of Law, Walter J. Slowinski Courtroom. A light reception will follow in the atrium. For more information, contact Constantia Dedoulis at

Thursday, Jan. 31
10 a.m., the Columbus School of Law's Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Religion presents "The International Criminal Court," by Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein, ambassador of Jordan to the United States. This discussion is part of the Middle East Religious Dialogue Program. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to R.s.v.p. (by Monday, Jan. 28), e-mail Constantia Dedoulis at

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Organizational Seminar
The Office of Purchasing invites faculty and staff to the Avery Dennison Get Organized Seminar on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 11 a.m., in the Leahy Hall first floor conference room. Learn tips on how to manage incoming information, organize e-mail and computer files, establish order in their workspaces, organize multiple people, and find software and formatting solutions. The seminar aims to help participants find a few extra minutes in the day, reduce stress and achieve greater productivity. For more information or to R.s.v.p., e-mail or call 202-319-6401.

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 an informational session on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at noon, for a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks this winter. 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. Leahy Hall, Room 100. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

Unity Reception
The Multicultural Education and Awareness initiative hosts a unity reception for CUA's multicultural students and student organizations on Wednesday, Jan. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. This reception will welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for the spring semester while showcasing the various multicultural and international students and student organizations on campus. Their talents will be expressed through ethnic performances, displays, food and more. The event will also be an opportunity for all students, especially those of multicultural background, to create CUA’s first Unity Quilt, to commemorate the unity and diversity of CUA. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, go to or contact Cynthia Eichele at or 202-319-5619, or Michael Andrews at

New Medical Insurance Information for Participating Students
The Office of Student Life announces there is new information available for students participating in medical insurance though the university. For more information, go to or choose from the following options:

  • For questions regarding student medical insurance, contact the Chickering Group Customer Service office at 1-877-480-4169. Operators are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • For questions regarding default enrollment or waiver process, contact CUA's student medical insurance administrator at
  • For billing questions, contact the Office of Student Accounts at 202-319-5036.

2007 W2 Forms
The Office of Payroll announces that employees' W-2 forms for 2007 will be in the mail no later than Jan. 31. Also, as a reminder, if you have recently moved and have not notified the Office of Human Resources of your current address, please complete an Employee Data Form. For more information, call payroll at 202-319-5512 or human resources at 202-319-5050. 

Voice-mail System Changes
CPIT announces that the replacement of the voice-mail system, which was scheduled to take place Monday, Jan. 21, will be postponed. A new date will be announced in the near future. For more information, contact Pierre Malochee at 202-319-5014 or

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