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National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Athletics

Campus Ministry

Upcoming Events

Announcements

*The campus public address alert system will be tested on Tuesday. See Announcements for details.*

For Your Benefit

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



Calendar

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 J. Happel Room. For more information, e-mail Rev. John Ford, professor of theology, at
ford@cua.edu.

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
washinga@cua.edu.

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
abela@cua.edu.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Campus Wellness Committee sponsors a session on time management as part of Stress Management Week. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jean Toth, chairperson of the wellness committee, at
toth@cua.edu or 202-319-6555.

5:30 to 7 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service sponsors "Elections: What They Mean, What People Anticipate and Why Elections Play a Role in Promoting Justice and Peace," by John Katunga, regional technical adviser for peacebuilding and justice for Catholic Relief Services in East Africa, and E.J. Dionne, member of the Brookings Institution and columnist for The Washington Post. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Frederick Ahearn, professor of social work, at
ahearn@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Campus Wellness Committee sponsors a session on dealing with stress through spirituality as part of Stress Management Week. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jean Toth, chairperson of the wellness committee, at
toth@cua.edu or 202-319-6555.

4 to 6 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents a colloquium on "The Catholic Vote 2008." The panel of speakers will include: Mark Rozell, professor at the School of Public Policy at George Mason University; Gregory Smith, research fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, and John White, professor of politics at CUA and Life Cycle Institute fellow. William D’Antonio, adjunct professor of sociology at CUA and Life Cycle Institute fellow, will serve as respondent and Sandra Hanson, CUA professor of sociology and Life Cycle Institute fellow, will serve as the panel’s moderator
. McGivney Hall, Auditorium. For more information or to R.s.v.p. for the colloquium, contact the Life Cycle Institute at 202-319-5999.

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 Jennifer Davis, assistant professor of history. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneyb@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 23
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Campus Wellness Committee sponsors a session on how to alleviate stress through relaxation and exercise as part of Stress Management Week. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jean Toth, chairperson of the wellness committee, at
toth@cua.edu or 202-319-6555.

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
cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

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. 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.


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
cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu to make arrangements.

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 National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week

Oct. 19 to Oct. 25 is National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. For more information on how CUA is celebrating the week, see events below, go to http://counseling.cua.edu/alcohol/, or call the Counseling Center at 202-319-5765.

Monday, Oct. 20, to Saturday, Oct. 25
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events and the Counseling Center sponsor a Wall of Remembrance and information table. The wall creates a place for people to understand that they are not alone in their struggles and to see the effect substance use/abuse can have and how we are connected to each other. Space will be available for people to write notes on how alcohol or drug abuse has affected their lives. Information on alcohol and substance abuse will be available. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Lobby.

The Counseling Center sponsors E-Chug, an online survey that poses the questions: How much do you spend in a week on alcohol? What else could this buy you? What are the laws regarding alcohol use? How does your usage compare to other college students? The survey can be found online at http://counseling.cua.edu/alcohol/.

Student Health Services will offer alcohol screening questionnaires throughout the week.

Monday, Oct. 20
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Department of Public Safety sponsors a fair focusing on personal safety and alcohol awareness. The fair will feature 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. For more information, call 202-319-5111. Pryzbyla Center, Room 109. 

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Counseling Center and Alpha Phi Omega sponsor "One Shot, Two Shot, Three Shot," beer games (played with water) that will demonstrate what constitutes a standard-sized alcoholic beverage. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Health Services will be offering flu shots to students as part of the Safety First, Safety Always, Safety Fair. The $30 fee can be charged to Student Accounts. Pryzbyla Center, Room 109. For more information, contact Terry Brady-Novak at bradynovak@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 21
9 to 10 p.m., the Counseling Center sponsors "Mindfulness Meditation," a chance to relax by practicing mindfulness and being guided in meditations. Centennial Village, Great Room.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kappa Tau Gamma sorority, Alpha Delta Gamma fraternity, Facilities Maintenance and Operations, the Counseling Center and the Department of Public Safety sponsor a Drunk Driving Course. Come and drive a golf cart through an obstacle course while wearing Fatal Vision goggles. This is a live demonstration of the effects of drinking and driving. Public safety will also administer sobriety field tests to those wearing the Fatal Vision goggles. CUA Mall.

3:10 to 4 p.m., the Center for Academic Success sponsors a memory improvement workshop by Emily Rocque, assistant director. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Enroll online at http://success.cua.edu/ or in person in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or by phone at 202-319-5655. Walk-ins welcome.

5 p.m., the Office of Dining Services sponsors the 2nd Annual Dining Services Oktoberfest with Root Beer Kegs. Root beer mugs will be given out to the first 200 students attending. Root beer floats will also be served. Pryzbyla Center, Student Restaurant.

10 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors a poker tournament to raise funds for St. Ann's Infant and Maternity Home. Facts on aclohol use will be available. Centennial Village, Magner House.

Thursday, Oct. 23
Noon to 2 p.m., the Counseling Center offers an alcohol questionnaire and chance to try on Fatal Vision goggles. Pryzbyla Lobby and outside the Columbus School of Law Lounge.

12:10 to 1 p.m., the Center for Academic Success sponsors a memory improvement workshop by Emily Rocque, assistant director. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Enroll online at http://success.cua.edu/ or in person in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or by phone at 202-319-5655. Walk-ins welcome.

Friday, Oct. 24
6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Office of Residence Life sponsors the Fall Festival. The evening will include games, crafts, free food, shirts and pumpkin decorating. North Neighborhoods 1 and 2.

Saturday, Oct. 25
3 to 11 p.m., the Program Board and Cardinal Adventures sponsor a trip to Fright Fest at Six Flags Amusement Park. The cost is $15 and includes transportation and admission. Sign up at the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 21
3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, upper field.

Wednesday, Oct. 22
4 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, upper field.

Thursday, Oct. 23
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Rowan University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 25
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

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 deprizio@cua.edu

CUA on Tap
On Thursday, Oct. 23, at 8 p.m., Stephen Schneck, associate professor of politics, will speak about Catholic social teachings and how they relate to voting. Come early at 7 p.m. to check out open mic night. If you’re 21, don’t forget your ID and money for beverages. Those interested in participating in the open mic should contact Sarah Hayes at 55hayes@cua.edu.

Get Lost in a Cornfield
This Friday The House brings back the popular fall event — the Corn Maze. Meet at The House at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, to catch the bus ride to the Field of Screams in Olney, Md. Tickets are $5 and available in the Pryzbyla Center. For more information, contact Joshua Baum at 42baum@cua.edu or call 202-319-5578.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 27
4 to 5:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law hosts a "Town Hall Discussion on the Financial Meltdown" for CUA faculty and students. The discussion will feature Ralph Rohner, law professor; Heidi Schooner, law professor; David Lipton, law professor and director of the school's Securities Regulation Program; Andrew Miller, deputy general counsel for Fannie Mae; Rev. Seamus Finn, O.M.I., a representative of institutional investors; Melanie Fein, a banking expert; and John Dean, an expert on student financial assistance programs. A light reception will follow. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-6081.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
5:30 to 7 p.m., Metropolitan College hosts an open house for undergraduate degree programs in management, information technology, interdisciplinary studies, social science and social work. Experts will be available to talk about financial aid, prior learning assessment and combined bachelor's/master's programs. For more information call 202-319-5256.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Making Citizens: American Film and Civil Discourse," by Jennifer Horne, assistant professor of media studies. 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, Oct. 30
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services sponsors a Resource and Volunteer Fair. Information will be available about the resources available to people with disabilities and volunteer activities available through groups including: DC Autism Society, Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, Best Buddies and American Council of the Blind. Pryzbyla Center, Third Floor Atrium. People needing accommodations (including alternative formats and interpreters or transcribers) should contact disability support services at 202-319-5211 or cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu to make arrangements.

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law hosts “Liturgy and Ecclesiastical Law: Some Canonical and Pastoral Challenges,” by Rev. R. Kevin Seasoltz, O.S.B., professor of theology at the College of St. Benedict, St. John’s University. His lecture is the second in a series to honor Monsignor Frederick R. McManus, an alumnus and former professor/dean of the School of Canon Law. Przybyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. Reception to follow. For more information, call 202-319-5492, e-mail cua-canonlaw@cua.edu or visit http://canonlaw.cua.edu/events.

Friday, Oct. 31                          
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "The Fragile Convergence: Structures of Metaphysical Thinking," by Andreas Speer, professor of philosophy and director of the Thomas Institut at the University of Cologne. 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.

Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Giacomo Puccini's "La Boheme," directed by Matthew Gardiner and Fabiana Bravo with music direction by David Searle. Performances will take place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $20 for general audiences, $10 for seniors, CUA faculty and staff and any college student with ID. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


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Announcements

Campus Public Address Alert Test on Tuesday
The Department of Public Safety wishes to inform the CUA community that a test of the public address alert system will be conducted on campus Tuesday, Oct. 21, beginning at 9 a.m. The testing will occur for short periods of time individually at each of the 23 outdoor stanchions throughout campus where the security devices are installed. At each location, the test will consist of activation of a strobe light, activation of a siren and an announcement that the test of the system is underway. The campus community is being advised in advance so that the testing process does not cause concern. In addition to testing each unit individually, the vendor will also test one group of stanchions simultaneously along John McCormack Road. The process of testing the entire system on campus is anticipated to take approximately six hours, though individual tests will be brief. A member of the Department of Public Safety will be on hand during each test to address questions from passersby. For more information, call the Department of Public Safety at 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 http://www.campustravel.com/university/0004/index.htm.

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.

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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. 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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