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*Open Enrollment Begins This Week. All Employees Must Enroll Online. See For Your Benefit.*

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Monday, Nov. 3
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Office of Human Resources sponsors an Open Enrollment Kickoff. See For Your Benefit.

12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musicology Colloquium presents "American Music: Problems and Solutions" by Joseph Horowitz, artistic director of the Post Classical Ensemble and author of Classical Music in America: A History of Its Rise and Fall. Ward Hall, Room 210. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5858. 

12:15 p.m., University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed. See Campus Ministry.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents “Architecture and Context: A Changing Definition,” a lecture by Frederick Cooper Llosa, from Cooper Grana Nicolini Arquitectos, Lima, and dean of the School of Architecture and Urbanism, Pontificia Universidad Católica del 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. 4
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session by the Corporate Executive Board on internships and full-time jobs. Open to all majors. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information or to register, call 202-319-5623 or visit http://careers.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session by the U.S. Department of Treasury on internships and fulltime positions. Open to all majors. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information or to register, call 202-319-5623 or visit http://careers.cua.edu.

12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Post Election Debriefing," by Matthew Green, assistant professor of politics. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. This lecture is part of Life Cycle's annual Brown Bag Lunch series. Those planning to attend must R.s.v.p. to
cua-lci@cua.edu. For more information, call 202-319-5999. 

3:10 pm, the Department of Politics hosts a presentation on the 2008 election results by John Kenneth White, professor of politics, and Matthew Green, assistant professor of politics. McGivney Hall, Room 106. For more information, call 202-319-5667.

3:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents the workshop "Effective Listening — Improve Your Auditory Input and Storage." Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. To enroll, visit http://success.cua.edu/, stop by the center in Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or call 202-319-5655.

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the Columbus School of Law's Initiative for Portuguese and American Legal Dialogue presents "Worker's Civil Rights from a European Union Perspective" by Luís Menezes Leitão, law professor from the University of Lisbon Law School, Lisbon, Portugal. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. A light reception will follow. For more information and to R.s.v.p., contact Stephanie Adams at 64adams@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 6
12:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents the workshop "Effective Listening — Improve Your Auditory Input and Storage." Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. To enroll visit http://success.cua.edu/, stop by the center in Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or call 202-319-5655.

5:30 to 7 p.m., Metropolitan College hosts a small-group information session on the Master of Science in Management program and its concentrations in leadership and professional communication. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, call 202-319-5256.

Friday, Nov. 7   
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Office of University Admissions — in conjunction with the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, the School of Nursing and the School of Engineering — hosts an academic event day for prospective students interested in studying music, nursing or engineering at CUA. For more information, contact Christine Mica at
mica@cua.edu or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/aed.html.  
   
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "On Angels and Human Beings," by Carlos Bazan, philosophy professor at the University of Ottawa. 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.

Sunday, Nov. 9
The Office of Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house for prospective students. For more information, contact Christine Mica at
mica@cua.edu or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/openhouse.html.

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Campus Ministry

All Souls Day
University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will take place on Monday, Nov. 3, at 12:15 p.m. with a Memorial Mass in Caldwell Chapel. Remembrance cards can be found online at ministry.cua.edu. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Are You Called to Marriage? 
On Monday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 7 p.m., the Women’s Discernment Group will gather in the Campus Ministry lounge for Discernment and Desserts to discuss the vocation of marriage. All women are welcome and encouraged to bring friends. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Long-Term Service Workshop
Save the date for Campus Ministry's Long-Term Service Workshop on Monday, Nov. 10.  Details to follow. For more information, go to http://ministry.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.

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Upcoming Events

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
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
12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Momentum of Posthumous Conception: A Model Act," by 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. 

Thursday, Nov. 13
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 resourses generalist and federal human resources. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, call 202-319-5256.

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.

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Announcements

Catholic Identity Survey
Christine (Brickman) Bhutta, doctoral candidate in theology and religious studies, is conducting a study of Catholic identity for her dissertation. Through a short online survey, she is collecting information on the experiences and beliefs of individuals who were confirmed Catholic, regardless of whether or not they still identify themselves as Catholic. Those interested in taking the survey should e-mail her at 63brickman@cua.edu.

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 For Your Benefit

Open Enrollment Starts This Week — Nov. 3 to Nov. 16 

Open Enrollment Packets
Each eligible faculty and staff member should have received an Open Enrollment packet last week by campus mail or U.S. mail. The Open Enrollment packet provides how-to instructions for using the new online enrollment process and detailed information on the benefit plan options for 2009. 

Flu Shots for Employees and Families at Open Enrollment Kickoff
Flu shots will be offered to employees, their spouses and children 14 and older at a cost of $26 at the Pryzbyla Center Great Room on Monday, Nov. 3, the first day of open enrollment for benefits, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kickoff for open enrollment will include seated massages, vision screenings and more. For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Open Enrollment Benefits Hotline
Have questions about Open Enrollment? Call one of the following hotline numbers for assistance:

On Campus: Call CUA1 or CUA2.
Off Campus: Call 202-299-CUA1 or 202-299-CUA2.

Please remember, all employees must enroll online this year!

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 Save Your Energy

How to Heat
This week, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations has begun providing heat to residence halls and offices on campus. Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, reminds everyone that the university's policy is to set thermostats at 68 degrees. For every one degree a thermostat is turned up, about one percent more energy is consumed.

Also, as a safety reminder, the facilities office does not recommend the use of space heaters. Electric space heaters can overload electrical circuits and are always a fire hazard, particularly when left unattended. For more information, call 202-319-5121.

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