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Monday, Sept. 8
2:30 p.m., Mass and dedication of McGivney Hall. Mass will be celebrated by Most Rev. Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The dedication will be held immediately following the Mass, at approximately 4 p.m., at the north entrance to McGivney Hall on Pryzbyla Plaza.    

Tuesday, Sept. 9
5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents a lecture by Ginnie Cooper, director of the District of Columbia Public Library, titled "Achieving Relevance: Library Services for An Evolving Society." Marist Hall, Room 132.

Wednesday, Sept. 10
4 p.m., Freshman Convocation. Freshmen are excused from 4:10 p.m. classes and labs to attend the convocation. National Shrine, Upper Church.

Friday, Sept. 12
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Aquinas on Substance as a Metaphysical Genus," by Gregory Doolan, assistant professor of philosophy. This lecture is the first in the "Metaphysical Themes, In Honor of John F. Wippel" 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.

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 Athletics

Thursday, Sept. 11
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Shenandoah University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, upper field.

Saturday, Sept. 13
10 a.m., the volleyball team hosts Trinity University. DuFour Center.

1 p.m., the football team hosts Franklin & Marshall College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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 Campus Ministry

Monthly Memorial Mass
The 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel on Monday, Sept. 8, will be a memorial Mass for all those who passed away throughout the summer and who are remembered in our University Remembrance. All are welcome.

Freshman Retreat
Due to weather, the Freshman Retreat has been postponed until Sept. 12-14.

Jamaica Spring Break Info Sessions
There will be two information sessions this week on the Jamaica Spring Break Mission Trip: Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 9:15 p.m. (after House Mass) and Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 8:15 p.m (before Adoration). Both sessions will be held in the Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information or if you cannot make either meeting, contact Tom Giuliani at 11giuliani@cua.edu or Dan Varroney at 53varroney@cua.edu

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick
There will be an information session for those interested in Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Those involved make a commitment to visit with the residents of nearby Carroll Manor Nursing Home. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Interested in Becoming a Catholic? 
The Office of Campus Ministry will begin instruction in the Catholic faith soon. Please sign up for RCIA online at ministry.cua.edu.  For more information call Rev. Andy Santamauro, assistant chaplain for RCIA and faith development, at 202-319-5575.

RCIA Team
Campus Ministry is forming the RCIA team to assist Father Andy. If interested, attend a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Campus Ministry office. Participating as a team member is a wonderful opportunity to share your faith and experiences as a Catholic. Sign up online at ministry.cua.edu. If you have any questions, call Father Andy at 202-319-5575.

Yoga for Christians
Those interested in learning more about Yoga for Christians can sign up on the Campus Ministry Web page at http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/.

Graduate Student Retreat 
Graduate and law students looking to deepen their faith, make new friends and learn more about the intellectual vocation are invited to register for the Graduate/Law Student Retreat at
https://www.seattletech.com/registrations/index.php?1335-221-i-t. The retreat will be held at Camp Maria in Southern Maryland from Friday, Sept. 19, to Saturday, Sept. 20. The bus leaves at  5 p.m. on Friday and returns at 9 p.m. on Saturday. The theme of the retreat is "The Mystery of the Cross as Wisdom for the Mind." Led by Rev. John Martin Ruiz-Mayorga, O.P., and Rev. Thomas White, O.P., the retreat will consist of talks, quiet prayer, small-group discussions, Mass, adoration, confession and evening prayer. This retreat has been organized entirely by CUA graduate and law students. For more information, e-mail Flor Salvador at 97salvador@cua.edu or Colleen Weir at 09weir@cua.edu.

RENEW Sign-ups
RENEW is more than just a prayer group. It’s made up of small groups of students coming together once a week to share a time of prayer, the word of God, service and friendship. Groups meet all over campus. The location depends on what time your group meets. Upperclassmen can sign up online at
ministry@cua.edu. Sign-up Sunday will be Sept. 14 after all the Masses.

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 Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 15
1 p.m., Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., university president, and Julie Englund, vice president for finance and administration, host a town hall meeting for the CUA community to present plans for the development of South Campus. Jim Abdo, CEO of Abdo Development, will make a presentation. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

Monday, Sept. 15, to Friday, Oct. 17
On Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 9 a.m. to noon, CUA's Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts the seminar “Sacred and Secular: Complementary and/or Conflictual” about ways people shape and are shaped by their history and how this affects the interaction between peoples. Gibbons Hall, B12. For further details, please see www.crvp.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 16
4:30 p.m., the Criminal Law Society, Legal Services Society and CUA Innocence Project present Brian Stolarz, J.D., 1998, and Bethany Nikfar and Craig Gaver of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP, lecturing on “...nothing but one big setup,” their habeas corpus representation of a Texas death row inmate they believe is innocent. Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. Reception to follow. For more information call 202-319-6149.

Wednesday, Sept. 17
4:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law presents its 40th Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture, “Six Phenomena that Bear on the Politics of Trade and Globalization,” delivered by Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky, senior international partner, WilmerHale, and former U.S. trade representative, CUA Law Class of 1975. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. Reception to follow in the Keelty Atrium. For more information call 202-319-6149.

Friday, Sept. 19
1:30 p.m., David Acheson, assistant commissioner for food protection, Food and Drug Administration, delivers the the Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium keynote lecture, "What is the FDA Doing to Protect the Food Supply?" Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B (322B). For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at corsi@cua.edu.

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Announcements

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty and staff how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways to find out are to check the CUA Web site at www.cua.edu or to call the university’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio outlets, and they too report the information.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation Day Football Game
Provost James Brennan and members of CUA’s Athletics staff and student athletes invite CUA faculty and staff to Faculty and Staff Family Appreciation Day at the football game between CUA and McDaniel College on Saturday, Sept. 20. The reception will include food and beverages from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. outside the DuFour Center prior to the game at 1 p.m. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the Hall of Fame Area on the second floor of the DuFour Center. Admission will be free for CUA faculty, staff and their families. Please R.s.v.p. with the number in your party on or before Wednesday, Sept. 17, to Cantwell@cua.edu

Alumni/Employee Happy Hour
CUA alums who work on the CUA campus are invited by the Office of Alumni Relations to a special Alumni Staff Happy Hour. Please join us on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pryzbyla Arbor in front of Cardinal Hall for drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The event is free but a reservation is required. To register, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608.

Employer Information Sessions
Interested in exploring current or future internships and career opportunities? The Office of Career Services invites all students and alumni to attend employer information sessions in the Pryzbyla Center. From Sept. 8 to Sept. 12 the session will focus on the following organizations: the FBI, USA Today/Gannett and the American Enterprise Institute. Find out more about the sessions and their exact locations at http://careers.cua.edu.

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Attention Exempt Employees — Vacation Leave Carry-Over Hours
As an end-of-summer reminder, the Office of Human Resources requests that employees remember to update monthly leave reports to include any of the carry-over vacation time used between May 1 and Aug. 31. Payroll will be adjusting leave accruals during the month of September and the adjusted accruals will appear on September pay stubs. For more information, call human resources at 202-319-5598. 

Tuition Exchange Application Deadline
Applications for participation in the Tuition Exchange Program for the 2009-2010 academic year are being accepted. Completed applications for Fall 2009 must be received in the Office of Human Resources no later than Monday, Oct. 3, 2008. All current Tuition Exchange participants must reapply for the program by the established deadline each year. For more information on the Tuition Exchange Program, go to http://humanresources.cua.edu/exchange.cfm, or contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5590.

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 fall. 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 will most likely be held at noon each Wednesday in Leahy Hall, Room 100, starting Sept. 17. The information session and sign-up will be Sept. 10 at noon in 100 Leahy. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or ficke@cua.edu.

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