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Monday, Nov. 10
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents “Desert Matters,” a lecture by Ruth Alvarado Pflücker, architect, Lima, Peru. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. Part of the School of Architecture and Planning Fall lecture series in cooperation with the Embassy of Peru. For more information, contact Temple Washington, associate professor of practice, at
washinga@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 11
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., the Department of Mathematics hosts "A Comparative Analysis of Teaching Mathematics at World Leading Universities," by Alexander V. Mikhalev, vice president of Moscow State University. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information, call 202-319-5221 or 202-319-5222.

5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "Achieving Relevance: The University Library in the 21st Century," a colloquium with Bill Mayer, university librarian for American University. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor of library and information science, at
shumaker@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts Walk-In Wednesday. Students may stop by (no appointment needed) to ask questions or have resumes and cover letters critiqued. Przybyla Center, Room 202. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts a Work-Study Supervisor Brown Bag Luncheon. Join Amanda Jones, student employment coordinator, for a discussion: “Supervising Students — Easy? Hard? What's Your Experience?” Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5623.

12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Momentum of Posthumous Conception: A Model Act," by Rev. Ray O'Brien, professor of law. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. This lecture is part of Life Cycle's annual Brown Bag Lunch series. For more information, call 202-319-5999. 

3:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents the workshop "Stress and Test Anxiety — Reduce Stress and Cope with Anxiety." Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Walk in or enroll by visiting http://success.cua.edu/, stopping by the center in Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or calling 202-319-5655.

4:15 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts a colloquium "The U.S. Book Publishing Industry: 2006-2011," featuring Albert N. Greco, economist and professor of marketing at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business Administration. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor of library science, at shumaker@cua.edu.

5:15 to 7 p.m., the Department of History and Graduate Student Association present a colloquium on “The Sacraments and the Problem of Peace in the Third-Century North African Church” by Jehangir Malegam, professor of history at George Washington University. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at solar@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 13
12:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents the workshop "Stress and Test Anxiety — Reduce Stress and Cope with Anxiety." Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Walk in or enroll by visiting http://success.cua.edu/, stopping by the center in Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or calling 202-319-5655.

5:30 to 7 p.m., Metropolitan College hosts a small-group information session on the Master of Arts in Human Resource Management and its concentrations in human resources generalist and federal human resources. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, call 202-319-5256.

7 to 9 p.m., the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents “Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II: Being True in Body and Soul,” a lecture by Cardinal James Francis Stafford on the 40th anniversary of Humanae Vitae. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. A reception will follow. For more information, contact mrice@johnpaulii.edu or 202-526-3799.

Thursday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 16
The John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family hosts the international conference “Understanding the Body: Toward an Anthropology of Love” in honor of the 20th anniversary of the institute's founding. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact mrice@johnpaulii.edu or 202-526-3799.

Friday, Nov. 14                         
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "God's Simplicity, the Knowledge of Persons, and the Knowledge of God," by Eleonore Stump, The Robert J. Henle Professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University. This lecture is part of 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.

Saturday, Nov. 15
11:30 a.m., Alpha Phi Omega hosts Kids on Campus Day. Faculty and staff are invited to bring their children ages 13 and under to the event hosted for kids from neighboring communities. The event will inlcude free food, arts and crafts, face painting and field day activities before the final CUA Cardinals football game of the year. Raymond A. DuFour Center. For more information or to R.s.v.p. (before Thursday, Nov. 13), e-mail Amanda Cooper at 85cooper@cua.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 16
4 p.m., CUA's Town and Gown Chorus presents "Glorious Sounds and Spaces," conducted by Jennifer Seighman. Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Admission is free. For more information, contact Seighman at 202-347-0370.


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 Athletics

Saturday, Nov. 15
1 p.m., the football team hosts Bridgewater College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

7 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Stevenson University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Campus Ministry

Mission Trip Spring Break Fundraiser
Joe Corbi’s Pizza and Cookie Dough are being sold for the next two weeks in the Pryzbyla Center during lunch and dinner hours to help support the Spring Break mission trips to Jamaica and Honduras. Stock up before finals. For more information, contact Rev. Andy Santamauro, assistant chaplain for RCIA and faith development, at Santamauro@cua.edu or Jeff Ossinger, associate campus minister for retreats and men's issues, at Ossinger@cua.edu

Advent Adoration
Anyone interested in helping organize Advent Adoration should attend a brief meeting in the Campus Ministry lounge on Monday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Men’s Discernment Group — Evening of Reflection and Dinner
The Men's Discernment Group will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/register/registration_dsp.cfm

Long-Term Service Workshop
Those interested in long-term service after graduation can attend a workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. Meet former volunteers and get ready for the Long-Term Service Fair. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Long-Term Service Fair
Representatives from 50 domestic and international programs will offer information on long-term service opportunities on Wednesday, Nov. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or special accommodations, contact Emmjolee Mendoza Waters at mendozae@cua.edu.

Save the Date for Junior Retreat! 
The Junior Retreat, “True Life — All You Need Is...” will take place Friday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 16. The cost is $40. To sign up to attend or help as support staff, go to http://ministry.cua.edu. Deadline for sign-ups and payment is Wednesday, Nov. 12.

Advent Residence Hall Confessions
Priests will visit residence halls Nov. 17 through Nov. 20 to give students the opportunity to offer confessions before Christmas. The schedule will be posted on the Campus Ministry Web page, http://ministry.cua.edu.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 17 to 22
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week will kick off with the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive and Sock Drive.

Pick up a brown grocery bag after Masses on Sunday, Nov. 17, or in the Campus Ministry office during the following week, and provide a hot meal on Thanksgiving for a local senior in need. Fill the bag with non-perishable Thanksgiving foods on the attached grocery list and drop it off in Campus Ministry anytime during the week of Nov. 17. 

Participate in the sock drive throughout the week in the Pryzbyla Center by dropping off new socks or donating money so socks can be purchased for the homeless.

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 17
7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts a colloquium, "Achieving Relevance: Special Libraries in the 21st Century," by Stephen Abram, president of the Special Libraries Association. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor of library science, at shumaker@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Nov. 18
5 p.m., the Department of Greek and Latin sponsors “An Overview of the Poetry of Manuel Philes (1275-1345)” by Marina Bazzani, instructor of classics at Oxford University. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, Timothy C. May Gallery. For more information, contact Kathleen Powell at 202-319-5216.

Wednesday, Nov. 19
10  to 10:45 a.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m., the Office of Procurement sponsors a seminar by FedEx Office on how to submit orders via Print-Online. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Samiha Muhammad, FedEx Office field account representative, at samiha.muhammad@fedexkinkos.com; or Dennis Largess, customer service representative at dennis.largess@fedexkinkos.com.

12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Resiliency Among People Who Were Homeless During the 2002 D.C.-Area Sniper Attacks," by Linda Donaldson, assistant professor of social work, and Fred Ahearn, professor of social work. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. This lecture is part of Life Cycle's annual Brown Bag Lunch series. For more information, call 202-319-5999. 

4:30 p.m., the Office of Law and Social Justice Initiatives of the Columbus School of Law, the Department of Media Studies and Campus Ministry sponsor a screening of "Made in L.A." as part of a social justice film series, "Screening Justice." Jennifer Horne, assistant professor of media studies, will lead a discussion following the film. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Sandy Ogilvy, professor of law, at ogilvy@law.cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 23
The Department of Drama presents the premiere of "Miranda is Morning," by Master of Fine Arts candidate Stephen Spotswood. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for general audiences; $8 for senior citizens and CUA faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for any student with a valid ID. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 21                         
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Merely Metaphysical Possibility," by James Ross, professor of philosophy and law, University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is part of 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.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Solemn Vespers for the Feast of St. Cecilia for the Catholic University Community. The University Chorus, Chamber Choir and musicians of CUA Campus Ministry will perform. The concert will be conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, accompanied by Jonathan Laird, graduate minister for music, on organ. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Announcements


Spam E-mails Ask for Personal Information
The Center for Planning and Information Technology reports that many members of the CUA community have received junk e-mail (spam) that claims to be from the CUA Help Desk or "management," asking users to confirm their CUA computer user account information. CPIT never sends bulk e-mail asking for details about computer user accounts. Messages like these are junk mail and should not be replied to.

Here are some general tips for avoiding junk e-mail scams designed to steal a user's identity:

  • Be suspicious of any e-mail with requests for a user name or password or personal financial information and do not reply to the message or click links that it may contain.
  • Always be sure to run anti-virus and anti-spyware software on CUA networked computers and keep them updated. (Note that desktop and notebook computers deployed by CPIT are already configured with this software.)
  • Always ensure that a Web site is secure (HTTPS) when submitting credit card or other sensitive information via a Web browser.
  • Don't click on the links in an e-mail or instant message to get to any Web page if you suspect the message might not be authentic or you don't know the sender or user's screen name.

If you have any question about the validity of an e-mail message that you receive at your cua.edu address, or if you have replied to one of these scam messages, please contact CPIT's Information Center Help Desk at 202-319-4357 (HELP).

Habitat for Humanity Spring Break Trips
CUA's Habitat for Humanity chapter will be travelling to Delray Beach, Fla; Olympia, Wash.; and Belgrade, Mont., next semester over spring break — Saturday, Feb, 28, to Sunday, March 8. Students interested in participating are reminded that they need to sign up by Monday, Nov. 10, to be a core member, or Tuesday, Nov. 11, to be a general member. For more information, contact Andrew Schichtel at 25schichtel@cua.edu.

Mandated Electrical Power Outages
The university is required to comply annually with Pepco’s high voltage testing and maintenance procedures. The Office of Facilites, Maintenance and Operations makes every effort to schedule these annual outages during periods that will have the least impact on the daily operations of the university. The schedule of outages below was developed after careful review of the university calendars:

  • Monday, Nov. 17, 8 to 9:15 a.m., Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law School, Aquinas, Fitness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium, Marist, Marist Annex, Opus, St. Vincent's and Pryzbyla Center)
  • Wednesday, Nov.19, 8 to 9:15 a.m., Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan, Law School, Aquinas, Fitness Center, Flather, Ryan, Regan, Curley Court, Millennium, Marist, Marist Annex, Opus, St. Vincent's and Pryzbyla Center)
  • Monday, Nov. 24, 6 to 9 a.m., Aquinas, Marist and Marist Annex
  • Monday, Dec. 15, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Centennial Village
  • Monday, Dec. 22, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder No. 20, Gowan, Nursing-Biology, McCort-Ward, Maloney, Mullen and Power Plant boilers

    7 to 10 a.m., Feeder No. 40, Cardinal Hall, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding, Spellman and Gibbons
  • Monday, Dec. 29, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder No. 30, Power Plant second floor, Crough, Pangborn, McMahon, Stucco and McCarthy

    7 to 8 a.m., Feeder No. 50, Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke
  • Tuesday, Dec. 30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder No. 50, Leahy, Caldwell, Ward, Curley, Salve Regina and Hartke
  • Wednesday,  Dec. 31, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feeder No. 40, Cardinal Hall, McGivney, Shahan, Conaty, Spalding, Spellman and Gibbons
  • Friday, Jan. 2, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Hannan, Centennial Village, Millennium, Aquinas, Marist, Marist Annex, Law School, Pryzbyla Center, Opus, Ryan, Regan, Flather and Fitness Center

For more information, call the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.

Important Year-End Payroll Information
As the end of 2008 approaches, the Office of Payroll asks that all time sheets and leave reports be turned in by the due date. Note that no off-cycle checks will be disbursed for late time sheets, late hiring forms or retroactive pay. Time sheet deadlines for the rest of the year are: Friday, Nov. 14; Tuesday, Nov. 25; and Monday, Dec. 15, by noon. November leave reports are due Wednesday, Dec. 3. October leave reports should already be in the payroll office. 

Documentation for any employment action or salary action must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources, signed by the cognizant vice president, at least 14 days prior to the effective date to allow time for the departments in the approval cycle to complete their review and return the forms to the human resources office. If unanticipated situations arise that may make it impossible to meet the deadlines, please contact the human resources office as soon as you become aware of the situation.  

The offices of payroll and human resources want all employees to receive university mailings in a timely manner. If your home address has changed and you have not submitted the change to the human resources office, please update your home address by filling out the top half of the Employee Data Form and sending it to the human resources office in Leahy Hall, Room 160. The form is available at http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms/employeedata.doc.  No additional signatures other than the employee’s are required for an address change. 

For more information, call 202-319-5512.

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 For Your Benefit

Benefits Open Enrollment — Have You Enrolled Online?
Open enrollment for the 2009 employee benefits plan is currently underway and will continue through Nov. 16. All staff and faculty must enroll during this year’s enrollment process (even if you do not select medical, dental and/or vision insurance).

Need Assistance with the Online Process?
Stop by the Leahy Hall conference room or Room 342 in the Pryzbyla Center for help enrolling online. For more information, go to http://humanresources.cua.edu/announcements/Enrollment%20Meetings.doc.

Are You Ready to Enroll?
To access the enrollment site and read instructions, go to http://humanresources.cua.edu/announcements/2009%20Enrollment%20Instructions.doc. You can enroll from any computer having Internet access.

Enrollment Tips

  • Have CUA employee ID number available.
  • Have social security numbers and birth dates for dependents available.
  • Have emergency contact information available — names and phone numbers.

Have other questions?  Call the benefits hotline at  202-229-CUA1 or 202-229-CUA2.

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 Save Your Energy

Save Energy on Laundry
Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, reminds everyone to save energy while washing clothes, by using cold water for all your laundry and doing only full loads. Ninety percent of the energy used by a washing machine is for heating the water. Cold water also prevents colors from fading.

If every household in America used only cold water to wash clothes, 1 billion kilowatt hours of energy could be saved per year — enough electricity to power all the households in Athens, Ga. And carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced by 680,000 tons.

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