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*Learn about the 2009 employee benefits open enrollment process at meetings during October.
Details in For Your Benefit.*


Monday, Oct. 13
Columbus Day. Holiday.

Monday, Oct. 13; Wednesday, Oct. 15; and Friday Oct. 17
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 (the final one) will center on the effort to elaborate a new paradigm capable of enabling the sacred and the secular to be complementary rather than conflictual. Gibbons Hall, B12. For more information, contact Rev. George F. McLean at 202-319-5910 or

Wednesday, Oct. 15
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the Office of Career Services will hold Walk-In Wednesday for quick resume critiques in preparation for the Fall Career Fair on Oct. 16. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 202. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society," by Joe Palacios, assistant professor of sociology, Georgetown University. 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 sponsors the workshop “Foreign Language Study — Speak, Memorize, Study and Pass.” Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Enroll online at or in the Center for Academic Success office, Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or by phone at 202-319-5655.

5:15 p.m., the Securities Law Program and Securities Law Students Association present "The Regulation of Investment Banks and Current Market Dislocation," by Erik R. Sirri, director of the Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. Reception to follow. For more information, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session by Northrop Grumman for students majoring in information systems. Freshmen are encouraged to attend and explore possibilities of internships. All students are invited to attend. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Oct. 16
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services will hold the Fall Career Fair. More than 55 organizations will be in attendance offering spring/summer internships, summer jobs and jobs for May graduates. All students and alumni are invited to attend. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For a list of organizations planning to attend, visit

12:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success sponors a workshop, “Foreign Language Study — Speak, Memorize, Study and Pass.” Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Enroll online at or in the Center for Academic Success office, Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or by phone at 202-319-5655.

Thursday, Oct. 16, through Sunday, Oct. 19
The Department of Drama presents "The Serpent Woman" by Carlo Gozzi, directed by Jay Brock, Master of Fine Arts candidate in the directing program. Performances take place on Oct. 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and on Oct. 18 and 19 at 2 p.m. The performance on Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. will be sign-language interpreted. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or go to

Friday, Oct. 17                           
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "The Role of Metaphysics in Theology according to Godfrey of Fontaines," by Stephen Brown, professor of theology at Boston College. 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

2 p.m., the Columbus School of Law's Middle East Religious Dialogue Program, the Life Cycle Institute and CUA's Peace and Justice Studies Program co-sponsor "Islam and the 'Other': The View of an Israeli Muslim Cleric," a lecture by Ghassan Manasra, imam and sheik of the Quadi Sufi Center, director of the Anwar Il-Salaam, and teacher of Sufi Philosophy and Islam. Columbus School of Law, Room 220. Please R.s.v.p. by Tuesday, Oct. 14, to Constantia Dedoulis at

Friday, Oct. 17; Saturday, Oct. 18; Friday, Oct. 24; Saturday, Oct. 25; and Sunday, Oct. 26
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Presents Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," directed by Jane Pesci-Townsend with N. Thomas Pendersen as music director. Performances will take place on Oct. 17, 18, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Ward Recital Hall. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for CUA faculty and staff and any college students bearing ID. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Oct. 18
10:30 a.m., the Office of Career Services and Kaplan, Inc., are co-sponsoring free GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT practice tests for CUA students, alumni, faculty and staff. Hannan Hall. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to sign up, go to and click on Upcoming Events.

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

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Thursday, Oct. 16
4 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Shenandoah University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, upper field.

Saturday, Oct. 18
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

Trick-or-Treat with Brookland Children on Campus
Join the CUA community in welcoming children from Brookland to Curley Court for a night of Trick-or-Treating and Halloween fun on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. Donations of Halloween candy can be dropped off in advance at the Campus Ministry office. For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Be a Part of Advent Committee
The Liturgical Planning Committee will begin meeting to prepare for Advent on Monday, Oct. 20, at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Meetings will continue every Monday until Advent. Whatever your skills, whether it is decorating or organizing, the group can use your help. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, at

Game Night, Rock Band/Halo I Tournaments
Habitat for Humanity sponsors a game night and Rock Band and Halo I tournaments on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $2 to enter and play a wide variety of games for Wii, PS2, XBox and N64; $5 to enter the tournaments. Snacks and Cinnabons will be provided and prizes will be awarded to the winning band and Halo team. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Gustavo Torres at or 415-596-1047. 

"Come … Walk with Me” Sophomore Retreat
The Sophomore Retreat will be held Friday, Oct. 17, to Sunday, Oct. 19. More details are coming soon. Sign up at

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 20
4 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies sponsors "Kalaupapa: Uncommon Service on Common Ground," by Fred Woods, Richard L. Evans Chair and Professor of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University. The lecture will explore the interfaith relationship between Catholics, Protestants and Latter-day Saints. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, e-mail Rev. John Ford, professor of theology, at

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents “The Landscape Revealed,” a lecture by Jean Pierre Crousse, Barclay and Crousse Architecture, Paris, and Lima, Perú, and professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Koubek Auditorium, Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. 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

Tuesday, Oct. 21
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics sponsors, "Gospel Values and Business Competitiveness: Can They Work Together?" a discussion on the Economy of Communion project. Economy of Communion entrepreneurs will speak about the history of the project and how it is being realized in their companies. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Andrew Abela, associate professor of marketing, at

Wednesday, Oct. 22
5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents a lecture on "The Intersection of Politics, Economics and Piety in Charlemagne's Diplomas," by Jenifer Davis, assistant professor of history. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at

Friday, Oct. 24                           
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "The Transformation of Metaphysics in Late Antiquity," by Dominic O’Meara, professor of philosophy, University of Fribourg. 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

Sunday, Oct. 26
1-3 p.m., in celebration of Disabilities Awareness Month, DC Best Buddies chapters will go Halloween Bowling at the George Washington University Hippodrome. The group will meet at noon at Campus Ministry. All are welcome. People in need of accommodations (including alternative formats and interpreters or transcribers) should contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or to make arrangements.

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Dining Services Hours of Operation for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 13
Food Court — Closed
Starbucks Coffee — 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The Loft C-Store — Noon to midnight
Student Restaurant — 8:30 a.m. to midnight
Law School Café — Closed
Leahy Coffee Kiosk — Closed

For more information, contact the Office of Dining Services at

Grand Opening of Quiznos
The Office of Dining Services invites the CUA community to the grand opening of Quiznos Subs on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 10:45 a.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Food Court. The first 25 customers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will have the chance to spin a prize wheel and win prizes. For more information, contact

Safety Awareness Week and Alcohol Awareness Week…United
The CUA Department of Public Safety, Counseling Center, and the Division of Student Life Intentional Programming Committee will sponsor a Safety Fair on Monday, Oct., 20, in the Pryzbyla Center Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Safety Fair will consist of various CUA offices and local law enforcement agencies displaying personal and property safety information that will assist members of the campus community in protecting themselves and their personal property. The primary focus of the safety fair is personal safety and alcohol awareness. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

University Announces New Travel Services Portal
The Office of Procurement Services, in conjunction with the CUA Travel Services Committee, has developed a new Travel Service Portal.

The travel portal provides direct links to a number of airlines, rail service providers including Amtrak and Metro and the most widely used discount carriers: Southwest, Air Tran and Spirit. There are discounts on expedited passport and visa fees, net rates on international airline consolidators and a wide variety of hotel options, including local contract rate hotels as well as direct access to hotel discounts in New York, Nashville, New Orleans and Philadelphia through the discounted contracts of sister institutions like Tulane, Vanderbilt, Columbia and New York University. As for the major airlines, while the fares obtained through these links may be the same as those obtained elsewhere, the convenience of having them all in one place may save time and energy in shopping for the best available rate.

The portal is a work in progress and will be updated as new deals become available. Please utilize the site when planning for your next business or personal travel.

For more information, contact Norman Brown or Teresa Chandler in the Office of Procurement Services at 202-319-5044. To visit the Travel Portal, go to

Annual University Service Awards Dinner
Around Thanksgiving each year, Father David O'Connell hosts a dinner, pays special tribute and thanks those university staff and faculty who have provided 10 or 20 years of continuous service to the community. This year's honorees will have been employed full time at the university for 10 or 20 continuous years beginning on Sept. 1 and ending on Aug. 31, of academic years 1987-88 and 1997-98. Invitations to the honorees, along with faculty and staff who have previously celebrated their 20 years of service and continue to serve the university community, will be mailed to their campus addresses in mid-October. If you believe that you qualify to be honored at this year’s dinner and do not receive an invitation by the end of October, please contact the Office of the President at 202-319-5100.

Air-conditioning Shutdown and Central Heating Plant Start-up
As colder temperatures approach, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will begin shutting down the central air-conditioning systems. This operation is tied to weather patterns, but normally occurs the first part of October.

The start-up of the central heating plant normally occurs two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down, but has on occasion taken place as late as mid-November. This also is dictated by the weather and temperature ranges.

The first priority is the residence halls. Once these buildings are up and functioning properly, remaining buildings will be brought on line. The facilities maintenance and operations office asks for your cooperation and patience during this time, as there may be occasions in the early morning when buildings are chilly.

Emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day at 202-319-5121.

Why I Love Summer Sessions at CUA Video Contest
Summer Sessions is looking for unique, creative videos about why summer at CUA rocks. Entries are now being accepted from all CUA students for the “Why I Love Summer Sessions at CUA” video contest. Winners will receive up to $1,000 in cash. Contest application, instructions and other important information can be found at Video entries are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24. For more information, contact Maleika Matthews at 202-319-5257.

Library Survey
The CUA Libraries are conducting a survey of all users called LibQual+. All CUA students, faculty and staff are invited to take a few minutes between Oct. 6 and Oct. 31 to visit and complete the survey.

To show their appreciation for your time (about 12 minutes), the libraries also offer the chance to win prizes — including an iPod Touch, gift cards donated by the CUA bookstore or a variety of prizes donated by Starbucks — to those who complete the survey and then enter their e-mail address at the end.

For more information contact the LibQUAL+ team at or call Kitty Tynan at 202-319-6473.

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For Your Benefit

Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Information Sessions
Don’t miss this chance to learn about the improved CUA employee benefit plan for 2009. There are some important changes to this year’s open enrollment process, which begins in November. Join the Office of Human Resources at any of the following open enrollment information sessions to learn the specifics of each plan. For more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

Oct. 16 at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium
Oct. 21 at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. in Pryzbyla Center, Room 351
Oct. 23 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium

Flu Shots for Employees and Families
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.

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