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Monday, Oct. 6
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session about a Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting club. See Announcements.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "The Cube in the Desert," a lecture by Javier Artadi, Artadi Arquitectos, Lima, Peru, and professor, Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. Koubek Auditorium, Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. This lecture is part of the School of Architecture and Planning's Fall lecture series in cooperation with the Embassy of Peru. For more information, contact Temple Washington, associate professor of practice, at washinga@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 6; Wednesday, Oct. 8; and Friday, Oct. 10
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 will center on the thought of Paul Ricoeur and Mircea Eliade's, The Sacred and the Profane. Gibbons Hall, B12. For more information, contact Rev. George F. McLean at 202-319-5910 or mclean@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 7
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law Institute for Communications Law Studies presents "Convergence or Collision? Communications Law in the 21st Century," by Donna Coleman Gregg, communications scholar-in-residece and visiting assocate professor. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or Dedoulis@law.edu.

7:30 p.m., as part of Disability Awareness Month, there will be a screening of "Praying with Lior," a documentary about a young boy with Down syndrome preparing for his Bar Mitzvah. Before and after the movie, a discussion will be led by the film's director, Ilana Trachtman. Also prior to the movie, winners for the best resident assistant bulletin board contest will be announced. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. People needing 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.

Thursday, Oct. 9
Noon-1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session about Prudential Financial internship and full-time employment opportunities in insurance, investments and real extate led by a CUA alumnus. All students and alumni are welcome. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents a colloquium on "Achieving Relevance: School Library Media Programs in the 21st Century," with Gail Bailey, director of school library media programs for the Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools. Marist Hall, Room 132. For more information, contact David Shumaker, associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Gestures and Objects of Devotion in Early Christian Pilgrimage," by Blake Leyerle, John Cardinal O'Hara Associate Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Light refreshments to follow. For more information, call Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

9:30 p.m. as part of Disability Awareness Month, join a discussion on The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (available in the CUA Bookstore). Pryzbyla Center, Starbucks. This discussion will be continued at the same time and place on Oct. 16, 23
 and 30. For more information, call 202-319-5211.

Friday, Oct. 10                           
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Mind and Body in the Life to Come," by Marilyn McCord Adams, Oxford 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.

Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11
Homecoming & Reunions Weekend 2008, celebrating 10 reunion years: 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998 and 2003. Go to www.cuatoday.com for more information and see Homecoming & Reunions in Announcements.

Sunday, Oct. 12
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Chancellor's Concert performed by CUA's University Chorus, with Robert Grogan and Jonathan Laird on organ and conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, 1725 Rhode Island Ave.  N.W. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 7
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Washington College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, upper field.

Wednesday, Oct. 8
4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts York College of Pennsylvania. DuFour Center, upper field.

7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Center, gymnasium.  

Saturday, Oct. 11
1 p.m., the football team hosts Washington and Lee University for the Homecoming game. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

1 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Roanoke College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

5 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Stevenson University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Sunday, Oct. 12
12:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, upper field.

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

4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

HoCo Charity Ball
Monday, Oct. 6, officially kicks off Homecoming week. Start off your long Columbus Day weekend with the resident ministers at the HoCo Charity Ball, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale this week at the Pryzbyla Center during meal hours. Tickets are $20 per person and all proceeds go toward efforts to help children in Tanzania. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Mass Schedule Change
On Sunday, Oct. 12, the 4 p.m. university Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception's Crypt Church will be moved to 4:30 p.m. The normal schedule will resume on Oct. 19. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Men’s Discernment Group
The Men's Discernment Group will hold an evening of reflection and dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:15 p.m.  Join Rev. Bob Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., chaplain, and Rev. John Foster, J.C.D., in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Please e-mail Fr. Bob at schlagter@cua.edu  if you plan on attending. The evenings of reflection are open to all men who are discerning a vocation.

“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 http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/register/registration_dsp.cfm.

Yoga for Christians Seminar
A question-and-answer session on Yoga for Christians will be lead by Rev. Thomas Ryan, CSP, certified Kripalu yoga teacher, and coordinator of ecumenical and inter-religious relations for the Paulist community in the U.S. and Canada, on Monday, Oct. 6, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Prayer Room. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Monthly Memorial Mass
Please join us in prayer for the family members of the CUA community who have died in September at the monthly memorial Mass on Monday, Oct. 6, at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 13
Columbus Day. Holiday.

Monday, Oct. 13; Wendesday, 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 mclean@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 15
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. 

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. Light reception to follow. For more information, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or Dedoulis@law.edu.

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 http://drama.cua.edu.

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, 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 cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Oct. 17, 18, 24, 25 and 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. For ticket 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 http://careers.cua.edu and click on Upcoming Events.

Sunday, Oct. 19
The Office of University Admissions hosts an undergraduate open house for prospective students on Sunday, Oct. 19. 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

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.

Consulting Club
On Monday, Oct. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session about the establishment of a Booz Allen Hamilton Consulting club at CUA. The firm develops student-lead consulting clubs across the country allowing students to learn about the field of consulting under the leadership of professionals. Andrew Abela, associate professor of economics, will be the faculty adviser for the newly established club. Open to all majors. Internships are also available. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit
http://careers.cua.edu, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

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 summer.cua.edu. 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 http://libraries.cua.edu/libqual 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 libqual@mail.lib.cua.edu or call Kitty Tynan at 202-319-6473.

Disability Awareness Month
October is Disability Awareness Month. Throughout the month, the Office of Disability Support Services will sponsor activities in conjunction with various departments on campus. All month, persons with disabilities will be included in all religious service liturgy and prayers, and disability-related bulletin boards will be on display in all residence halls. More information on events this month can be found on Home@CUA.edu, at http://disabilitysupport.cua.edu/nes_CurrentEvents.cfm and in This Week @ CUA. People in need of accommodations (including alternative formats and interpreters or transcribers) should contact the disability support services office at 202-319-5211 or cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu to make arrangements.

Lathe Machine Available
The Asset Inventory Office announces the auction of a Clausing Manufacturing model 111 metal lathe machine. The bidding starts at $500. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of this lathe, which is available for viewing by appointment. Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope to Andrew Wolf in Leahy Hall, Room LL40, by Oct. 9. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402.

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Graduate students completing their degrees between Sept. 1, 2008, and Aug. 31, 2009, are eligible to apply for the federal government's Presidential Management Fellows Program. These are two-year paid positions at the GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12 levels, with potential for promotion to GS-13. Career fields include accounting, finance, human resources, engineering, statistics, environmental sciences, health/medical science, information technology, public policy, public administration, international affairs and others. For information, visit https://www.pmf.opm.gov/.

Rape Aggression Defense Systems
The Department of Public Safety offers free self-defense classes to faculty, staff and students.
Rape Aggression Defense Systems (R.A.D.) is nationally recognized as a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on self-defense training. For more information about the program, visit http://www.rad-systems.com/. To view public safety's class schedule and/or sign up, visit http://publicsafety.cua.edu/RADTraining.cfm.

Homecoming & Reunions Weekend 2008
The Office of Alumni Relations welcomes back CUA students from the past 50 years as part of Homecoming & Reunions Weekend 2008, Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11. Reconnect with old friends and classmates at each of the many events scheduled for this CUA tradition. Weekend highlights include a pre-game tent party, a Reunions Mass and an All-Class Homecoming Bash. For the complete schedule of events, or to R.s.v.p. online, visit www.CUAToday.com. For more information, contact the alumni relations office at 202-319-5608. 

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For Your Benefit

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.

Summary Annual Reports for 2007
The Summary Annual Reports for 2007 are posted on the CUA Web site. The reports, required by the Department of Labor, contain information about medical, dental, vision, life, accidental death, disability and retirement plans. On the CUA home page, www.cua.edu, click on Offices and Services, then Human Resources, and then Benefits, to see the new reports.

TIAA-CREF
TIAA-CREF has posted information about financial security on its Web site. There is an extensive section on the site about current events and their effect on TIAA-CREF. Go to www.tiaa-cref.org to access the information.

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