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Monday, Nov. 24
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium class present “ 'World music' in Rio de Janeiro at the Turn of the 20th Century," by Cristina Magaldi, associate professor of music at Towson University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

Wednesday, Nov. 26, through Friday, Nov. 28
Thanksgiving Recess. University closed.

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Campus Ministry

Advent Residence Hall Confessions
Priests will visit the following residence halls from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, to give students the opportunity to offer confessions before Christmas: McDonald, Walton, Reardon, Magner, Camalier and Quinn. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Advent Calendars for Sale
Advent Calendars are on sale in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center from Monday, Nov. 24, to Friday, Dec. 5. The calendars are $1 for traditional calendars, $3 for chocolate-filled ones. All proceeds will benefit A Simple House. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thanksgiving Dinner with Father Bob and His Mother
As part of a wonderful tradition at CUA, Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., university chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, and his mother are having Thanksgiving Dinner for anyone who is staying on campus. Dinner will be at 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27, in Curley Hall. Sign up at ministry.cua.edu by Tuesday, Nov. 25. For more information, call Father Bob at 202-319-5575 or e-mail him at Schlageter@cua.edu.

Mass Schedule Changes
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, there will be only one Campus Ministry Mass on Sunday, Nov. 30, at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel. There will be one campus Mass for the Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Dec. 8. The Mass will be at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

2009-2010 Student Minister Applications
Are you interested in applying to be a student minister for the 2009-2010 school year? The first information session will be held after Thanksgiving. More information will be posted at http://ministry.cua.edu.

CUA Giving Tree
After Thanksgiving, Campus Ministry will begin collecting new toys and clothes for the CUA Giving Tree. The gifts will benefit the Edgewood/Brookland Family Support Collaborative. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Advent Adoration
Join your peers and the CUA community in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament this Advent season. Sign up in the Office of Campus Ministry, outside Caldwell Chapel or in St. Vincent's Adoration Chapel. Adoration takes place Monday through Friday, Dec. 1 to Dec. 12, after the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel. Adoration hours are from 1 to 8 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 1 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Fair Trade Fair
A Fair Trade Fair will be held in the Pryzbyla Center atrium on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact Erin Craine, associate campus minister for women's issues and social justice, at craine@cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Dec. 1
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium class present “Aspects of Compositional  Planning and Properization in the Old Hispanic Sacrificia," by Rebecca Maloy, assistant professor of musicology at the University of Colorado. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

4:30 p.m., the Office of the President and the School of Theology and Religious Studies present "The Synod of Bishops on the Word of God: An Insider's View," by Most Rev. Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, university chancellor and Cardinal William W. Baum Professor of Theology. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5
Faculty and staff appreciation days at the CUA Bookstore. See Announcements.

Friday, Dec. 5                         
Last day of classes.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "The Science of Being as Being," by Monsignor Robert Sokolowski, Elizabeth Breckinridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy. This is the final lecture 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.

5 p.m., Light the Season: CUA’s Annual Holiday Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting. See Announcements.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the 20th Annual Christmas Concert for Charity. This year's concert will benefit the Little Sisters of the Poor, who operate the Jeanne Jugan Residence for the elderly poor in Washington, D.C. National Shrine, Great Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Announcements

Thanksgiving Dining Hours
The dining schedule from Nov. 24 to Nov. 30 is as follows:

  • Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor (all-you-care-to-eat):
    Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 26, to Saturday, Nov. 29: closed
    Sunday, Nov. 30: 4 p.m. to midnight
  • Food Court, Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor (a-la-carte and meal exchange):
    Tuesday, Nov. 25: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Nov. 30: closed
  • Law School Cafe
    Tuesday, Nov. 25: 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Nov. 30: closed
  • Leahy Coffee Kiosk
    Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Nov. 30: closed
  • Starbucks, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
    Tuesday, Nov. 25: 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 26, to Saturday, Nov. 29: closed
    Sunday, Nov. 30: 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The Loft Convenience Store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor
    Tuesday, Nov. 25: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Wednesday, Nov. 26, to Saturday, Nov. 29: closed
    Sunday, Nov. 30: 4 p.m. to midnight

Normal dining hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 1. For more information, contact cua-diningservices@cua.edu.

Food for Fines
The week of Dec. 1 to Dec. 5, Catholic University Libraries will sponsor a Food for Fines amnesty intended to collect non-perishable food for those in need. Patrons with library fines at CUA libraries only will be allowed to bring non-perishable food items to the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library circulation desk. Fines from other consortium institutions do not qualify for exchange nor do fees for lost-item replacement or lost-item processing. Patrons’ fines will be forgiven $1 for every non-perishable item presented to the library. In conjunction with Campus Ministry, all food gathered will be donated to SOME (So Others Might Eat).

For more information, contact the Mullen Library circulation desk at 202-319-5060.

Faculty and Staff Appreciation at the Bookstore
The CUA Bookstore invites faculty and staff to its annual appreciation event on Thursday, Dec. 4, and Friday, Dec. 5. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Refreshments will be served and faculty and staff will be offered a 20-percent discount on select merchandise (see store for details). For more information, call 202-319-5232.

Light the Season: CUA’s Annual Celebration and Christmas Tree Lighting
Join your colleagues and friends on Friday, Dec. 5, at 5 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center atrium for CUA’s annual Christmas tree lighting. The celebration will include refreshments, music and a visit from Santa Claus. For more information, contact Bill Jonas, director of the Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events, at jonas@cua.edu.  

Library Hours for Finals Week
In collaboration with the Student Government Association, the Mullen Library will remain open 24 hours on each of four days during the fall reading and exam period. Mullen Library will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, and remain open until 2 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Library hours for the rest of exam week are:
Thursday, Dec. 11, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 12, 8 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, Dec. 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Not all reading rooms and services will be available during extended hours. For details, call the information desk at 202-319-5070.

Surplus Office Chairs Available
The Office of Admissions has a surplus of office chairs available to any office or student group in need of rolling swivel chairs. For more information, contact Britt Freitag at 202-319-6936 or freitag@cua.edu or stop by McMahon Hall, Room 102.

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. 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 2nd 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 Tuesday, Nov. 25, and Monday, Dec. 15, by noon. November leave reports are due Wednesday, Dec. 3.

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.

Winter Baseball Camps
Catholic University Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli will conduct instructional baseball camps for players ages 7 to 18 of all ability and experience levels. Camps will take place Dec. 12 to 14, Dec. 27 to 29, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Jan. 10 to Feb. 15, 2009. Quality professional instruction is provided by college coaches, high school coaches and Washington area college and professional players. Emphasis will be on fundamentals, skills development and college prospect exposure. Group and team discounts available. Registration is limited. For more information, call Natoli at 202-319-6092 or e-mail
natoli@cua.edu. A brochure and application are available at www.cuacardinals.com/sports/bsb/index.


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 For Your Benefit

Thank You!
The Office of Human Resources team extends a big “thank you” to all faculty and staff who participated in this year’s enrollment process for 2009 benefits.  For more information on benefits or enrollment, call 202-319-5050. Happy Thanksgiving from the Office of Human Resources!

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 Save Your Energy

Go Cold Turkey
When heading home for the Thanksgiving break, faculty and staff as well as students can take steps to save energy on campus, or in their homes, if they are travelling. Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, asks that everyone remember to:

  • Turn thermostats to 60 degrees.
  • Unplug all electrical appliances including printers, copiers, etc.
  • Turn refrigerators to lowest setting.
  • Remove perishable food from room refrigerators and common areas.
  • Bag and remove any trash containing food waste.
  • Turn off dehumidifiers.
  • Turn radiator settings to 2.
  • Set fan coil units on low speed.
  • Close all windows and lower blinds or shades.

The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations hopes everyone has a safe and relaxing holiday.

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