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Monday – Friday (Sept. 22 – 26)
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts the international seminar “Sacred and Secular: Complementary and/or Conflictual.” The discussion for the week is on John Rawls’ “The Idea of Public Reason Revisited,” University of Chicago Law Review (Summer 1997, 64.3) and Juergen Habermas’ “Religion in the Public Sphere,” 2005 Holberg Lecture. Gibbons Hall, B12. For more information, contact Rev. George F. McLean at 202-319-5910 or

Monday, Sept. 22
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Thomas Riis, professor, University of Colorado, who will discuss "The First African-American Musical Comedy." Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5835.

2 p.m., the University Center, Student Programs and Events will offer workshops on how to schedule meetings and seminars by navigating Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291.

6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the University Libraries hosts "preview" by members of the American Society for Information Science and Technology who will also be giving presentations at the society's national meeting in Columbus, Ohio, in October. May Gallery, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. The cost is $15 for ASIS&T members, $20 for non-members and free for students. For registration and more information, visit

7 p.m., the staff of Cardinal Yearbook is having an informational meeting for those interested in joining the yearbook staff. Pryzbyla Center,  Room 127. For more information, contact Sashi Murthy at or Justine Garbarino at

Tuesday, Sept. 23
12 to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Center for Global Education present "Internship and Study in London," Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. If you are thinking about studying abroad as part of your education at CUA, consider attending this information session. Leslie Zweigman from London-based Anglo American Educational Services will discuss internship and housing opportunities for students interested in studying abroad. Freshmen are encouraged to attend. For further information, go to Pre-registration is required. To register visit or call 202-319-5623.

6:45 p.m., Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president,  will deliver the annual John Carroll Society Lecture on “The Journey Continues: St. Paul Today.” An organ recital prior to the lecture will begin at 6:15 p.m. Admission is free. The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Sept. 24
3:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success and the Writing Center offer a workshop on writing papers, “Create, Research, Outline and Edit Papers,” Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Enroll online at or in the center, Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or call 202-319-5655.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents a lecture on "Chaucer and Images of Nation," by Lynn Staley, professor, Colgate University. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321-323. For further information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Thursday, Sept. 25
11:10 a.m., the Columbus School of Law hosts part of the 2008 Just the Beginning Foundation Conference
on "Robes in Schools." A racially and gender diverse panel of judges will speak to young people and share the obstacles they overcame, their paths to the bench, strategies for success and insight into opportunities in the law. Law school, Room 307. For more information, visit

12:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success and the Writing Center offer a workshop on writing papers, “Create, Research, Outline and Edit Papers.” Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Enroll online at or in the center,  Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or call 202-319-5655.
4:30 p.m., the Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture presents a lecture, “Natural Reason, Religious Conviction and the Justification of Coercion in Democratic Societies,” by Robert Audi, professor, University of Notre Dame. Columbus School of Law, Room 213. For further information, contact Margaret Pooley at 202-319-6205 or
6 p.m, the Department of Sociology and the District of Columbia Sociological Society present a lecture by Jose Casanova, professor, Georgetown University, on "Public Religions in the Modern World." Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, contact 202-319-5999.

Friday, Sept. 26
Deadline for students with Federal work-study awards to hand in their authorization forms. If you have a completed form, return it for processing to the Office of Career Services, Pryzbyla Center, Room 202. For more information, contact Amanda Jones at or 202-319-5623.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents a lecture on “Thomas Aquinas on Demonstrating God’s Providence” by  Rev. Brian Shanley, O.P., president of Providence College. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5259.

Saturday, Sept. 27
The School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts a graduate student conference on "Religion and the Polis." Caldwell Hall. For more information or to register visit,

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Wednesday, Sept. 24
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts the Merchant Marine Academy. Raymond A. DuFour Center, upper field. 

7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Washington College. DuFour Center.

Thursday, Sept. 25
4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Frostburg State University. DuFour Center, upper field.

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 Campus Ministry

Attention CUA Nursing Students
Register online for Servi Advocatique, the Nursing Spirituality Group. The group meets on Wednesdays from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., or Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the fourth floor nursing lounge in Gowan Hall. For more information or to register, visit

Brookland Community Outreach
Support the Brookland neighborhood. Come join the newest branch of the Office of Campus Ministry as we get to know our neighborhood. Meet at Campus Ministry Saturday, Sept. 27, at 9:45 a.m., to decorate the Ronald McDonald House, which helps families with children struggling with terminal illnesses. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign-up, e-mail Rob VanBenschoten at or Sam Alves at

CUA On Tap
This year’s first CUA on Tap is on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. From the Archdiocese of Arlington, Rev. Richard Mullins, director of multi-cultural ministries, and Sister Clare Hunter, F.S. E., director of the diocesan Respect Life office, will present a comic routine with the theme “The Real World."  Keep an eye out this week for flyers.

Father Bob Celebration
Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M., Conv., university chaplain and director of campus ministry, is celebrating his
25th anniversary as a priest Sunday, Sept. 28. Celebrate with him after the 9 p.m. Mass, outside St. Vincent’s Chapel (rain location: Millennium South Lounge).

Friday Night with the House
Join the House to go see The Dark Knight on IMAX on Friday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $7. The movie starts at 8:45 p.m. For more information, contact Kara Fitzgerald at or Casey O'Connor at

Off-Campus House Blessings
If you live off-campus and want your house blessed, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Room Blessings
Room blessings take place Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Monday, Sept. 29. Have your room blessed and have a peaceful year. Flyers will be available through your resident assistant or student minister. Hang the flyer on the door of your room and one of the priests will stop by to bless it. The blessings begin at 7:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 22: Gibbons and Spellman halls
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23: Magner and Engelhard houses and Conaty Hall
  • Thursday, Sept. 25: Flather Hall (starts at 8 p.m.) and Unanue and McDonald houses
  • Monday, Sept. 29: Reardon and Quinn houses

Registration for RENEW will end Monday, Sept. 22. So far, more than 320 students have signed up for RENEW small faith-sharing groups. You can register for the day and time that work best for you by visiting

Spring Break Mission Jamaica
The application for Mission Jamaica 2009 is now available online at If you did not attend either of the information sessions this past week, you can still apply. The applications should be completed and turned in at Campus Ministry by 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, and while you’re there, take a few moments to reserve a time for an interview. Interviews will be held from Sept. 23 through Oct. 1. For more information, e-mail Tom Giuliani at or Dan Varroney at

Volunteer Tour Guides
Volunteer tour guides are needed at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in nearby Brookland, during the week, at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Contact the monastery at 202-526-6800, extension 490, if interested.

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 Upcoming Events

Monday – Friday (Sept. 29 – Oct. 3)
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts the international seminar “Sacred and Secular: Complementary and/or Conflictual.” This week's discussion will center on the work of Jürgen Habermas and H.G. Gadamer on mutual communication between the religious and secular communities in a pluralistic society. Gibbons Hall, B12. For more information, contact Rev. George F. McLean at 202-319-5910 or

Monday, Sept. 29
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the lecture "Conducting Archival Research in American Music: Reconstructing the 1853-54 American Tour by Louis Jullien's Orchestra," by Katherine Preston, professor, the College of William and Mary. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

Wednesday, Oct. 1
1 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the lecture "Music, Civility, and Print Culture in 16th-century France", by Kate van Orden, editor, Journal of the American Musicological Society. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

Friday, Oct. 3                           
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents a lecture on "Why Is Metaphysics Called First Philosophy in the Middle Ages?" by Jan Aertsen, University of Cologne. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5259.

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Center for Global Education
The Center for Global Education, which includes CUAbroad and International Students and Scholar Services, is now located in McMahon 111 and open for business Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center coordinates and facilitates university-wide global education by sponsoring international exchanges of students and faculty and serving as a resource for departments and schools on campus that undertake international initiatives. In coordinating these initiatives, the center advances the international character of the university by promoting, supporting and developing a wide range of international and intercultural educational opportunities for members of the CUA community. The center offers a variety of services to the university community including the issuance of the international student/teacher identification card, overseas emergency evacuation insurance coverage and a travel resource library. For more information, call the center at 202-319-5618 or e-mail

Education Abroad Advising for Students
CUAbroad, the education abroad unit of the Center for Global Education, offers Education Abroad 101 information sessions on Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for students interested in learning about CUA's education abroad programs. This session features information on semester and yearlong programs, including exchanges, language programs and internships, and CUA short-term study tours led by CUA faculty as well as non-CUA programs. Walk-in advising hours are also available on Thursdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-6010 or e-mail

CUA Costa Rica Spring Break Tour
Co-sponsored by the Center for Global Education and the Office of Alumni Relations, the tour features opportunities to discover the natural wonders of Costa Rica while exploring national parks, ecotourism projects and rain-forest reserves. Participants will have a chance to see active volcanoes, relax on tropical beaches and experience rich Mesoamerican culture and cuisine. This program runs Feb. 28 to March 7, 2009, and is open to CUA students and non-CUA students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends. Space is limited, so apply today. Visit or call 202-319-6010 for more information. The deadline to apply is Dec. 19, 2008.

Graduate School and Professional Fair
The Graduate School and Professional Fair –  the largest on the east coast –  takes place Monday, Sept. 22 and Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the The George Washington University campus. The nearest Metrorail stop is Foggy Bottom on the Blue/Orange Line. Nearly 200 schools will be present for Graduate School Day, Sept. 22. More than 100 law schools will be present for on Law School Day, Sept. 23. The event is free. For more information, visit

Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2008
The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes back CUA students from the past 50 years as part of Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2008, Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11. Reconnect with old friends and classmates at each of the many events scheduled for this CUA tradition. Weekend highlights include a pre-game tent party, a Reunions Mass and an All-Class Homecoming Bash. For the complete schedule of events, or to R.s.v.p. online, visit For more information, contact the alumni relations office at 202-319-5608.

Free Practice Tests
The Office of Career Services and Kaplan Inc. are co-sponsoring free practice tests for the GREs, LSATs, MCATs and GMATs. The practice tests take place Saturday, Oct. 18, at 10:30 am. The entire CUA community is invited to attend, including students, alumni, faculty and staff.  All tests will be held in Hannan Hall, and pre-registration is required. For more information and to sign-up, go to and click on Upcoming Events.

Open House
The Office of University Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house for prospective students on Sunday, Oct. 19. For more information, contact Christine Mica at or visit

Visited the Photo Gallery Lately?
Visit to view photos from CUA's 9/11 Memorial Service, Freshman Convocation on Sept. 10 and the Mass of the Conversion of St. Paul on Aug. 28. An archive of other past events can be found at

Display of 2009 Calendars
The Office of Procurement Services is holding a 2009 calendar show. Varieties of calendars will be on display. The event takes place Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, e-mail Willandria Blount at

Mailbox Station Available
The Office of Asset Inventory has a standing rotary mailbox station available to any CUA department or office. Interested parties should contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402, or e-mail, and are responsible for pick-up and transportation. No CUA equipment may be acquired for personal purchase or use.

For Your Benefit

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions
Individuals can discuss personal finances on a confidential basis with a TIAA-CREF consultant to make more informed retirement choices. Sessions take place on Tuesday, Oct. 14, and  Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 342. To schedule an appointment, go to

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