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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, professor of law; Heidi Schooner, professor of law; David Lipton, professor of law 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.

5 to 6 p.m., CUAbroad sponsors an information session on CUA in Rome with David Dawson Vasquez, program director. McMahon Hall, Room 112. For more information go to http://cuabroad.cua.edu or call 202-319-6010.  

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session on opportunities at St Luke’s House, an organization providing housing and psychiatric rehabilitation and comprehensive mental health services in Montgomery County, Md. The session is open to all majors; internships are available all year. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information or to register, call 202-319-5623 or visit
http://careers.cua.edu.

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. 

3:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents the workshop “Learning Style — Adapt Your Studying According to Your Preferences.” Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. To enroll visit
http://success.cua.edu/, stop by the center in Pryzbyla Center Room 201, call 202-319-5655 or just come to the workshop.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association present "Between Philosophy and Religion: The Epistemological Foundations of Science in Medieval Muslim Societies," by Ahmad Dallal, associate professor and chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. A light reception will follow. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

6:30 p.m., the Graduate Student Association presents "Religion, Politics and the 2008 Election," by Lyman Kellstedt, professor of political science at Wheaton College. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Chris Born at
29born@cua.edu or 513-508-4816.

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 for people with disabilities and the volunteer activities sponsored by 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.

12:10 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents the workshop “Learning Style — Adapt Your Studying According to Your Preferences.” Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. To enroll visit
http://success.cua.edu/, stop by the center in Pryzbyla Center Room 201, call 202-319-5655 or just come to the workshop.

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. This is the second annual lecture honoring Monsignor Frederick R. McManus, a CUA alumnus and former professor/dean of the School of Canon Law. Przybyla Center, Great Room 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 audience, $10 for seniors, CUA faculty and staff and any college student with valid ID. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


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Athletics

Saturday, Nov. 1
11 a.m., the volleyball team hosts Marymount University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

12:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, upper field.

3 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, upper field.

3 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Lebanon Valley College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Campus Ministry

Little Sisters of the Poor Fall Ball
Come to the Little Sisters of the Poor Fall Ball on Monday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. Meet at the Campus Ministry office at 6:45 p.m. Dress to impress, but modest is hottest: no spaghetti straps, strapless or low-cut tops, or short skirts. For more information, e-mail 24horstmann@cua.edu or 98dunne@cua.edu.

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.

Looking for something to do on Halloween?
Join Residence Life and The House for a Halloween party in McMahon parking lot and at The House. Fall festivities, scary movies and costume contests will take place, and the legend of the Caldwell exorcist room will be exposed on Friday, Oct. 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The House. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Admission for the Exorism room in Caldwell Hall is one canned good. For more information, contact 43jerome@cua.edu

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.

Save the Date for Junior Retreat! 
The Junior Retreat will take place Friday, Nov. 14, to Sunday, Nov. 16. More details to follow. To sign up to attend or help as support staff, go to http://ministry.cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

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

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.

Wednesday, Nov. 5
12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Post Election Debriefing," by Matt 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.

Thursday, Nov. 6
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. 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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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.

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 final information session and the 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 Monday, Nov. 3. All employees must re-enroll during the open enrollment process this year. Join the Office of Human Resources on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium to learn the specifics of each plan. For more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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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 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 the campus. Brian Alexander, the 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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