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Monday, Jan. 19
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (University closed)

Tuesday, Jan. 20
Inauguration Day (University closed)

Wednesday, Jan. 21
3:10 to 4 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents a hands-on workshop, “Time Management: Get Scheduled for Your Spring Semester.” Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information, visit Emily Rocque, assistant director of the Center for Academic Success, in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or call her at 202-319-6941.

7:30 p.m., the university community is invited to attend an overflow Mass for the National Prayer Vigil for Life at St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. Most Rev. William E. Lori, bishop of Bridgeport, chairman of the Board of Trustees and a CUA alumnus, will celebrate. Very Rev. David. M. O'Connell, C.M., university president, will concelebrate. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thursday, Jan. 22
Annual March for Life. See Campus Ministry.

12:15 to 1:15 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services holds faculty awareness training. See Announcements.

Friday, Jan. 23
The House goes to Monster Truck Jam. See Campus Ministry.

Sunday, Jan. 25
1 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry holds an information session on eucharistic ministry to the sick. See Campus Ministry.

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

The Office of Campus Ministry holds RENEW Sign-up Sunday. See Campus Ministry.

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Friday, Jan. 30
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Raymond A. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the United States Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Jan. 31
2 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Campus Ministry

Martin Luther King Jr. Day: A Day ON Not a Day OFF
Spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 19, serving the Washington, D.C., community. Join members of Campus Ministry as they volunteer at Anacostia High School. Students can sign up at Faculty and staff can e-mail Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, associate campus minister for community service, at

March for Life
Sign up to volunteer for the pro-life hospitality overnight on Wednesday, Jan. 21. For more information, contact Erin Craine, associate campus minister, in Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

To join CUA at the March for Life on Thursday, Jan. 22:

  • Inform your professors you will be at the march. Students will be required to make up all missed work.
  • Sign in at 10:30 a.m. in Caldwell Auditorium on Thursday, Jan. 22. NOTE: You MUST march with CUA to be excused from class. Students will be required to sign in with a CUA representative downtown as well.
  • Please purchase a Metro card in advance to avoid being delayed by crowds.

Monster Truck Jam
Join The House Friday, Jan. 23, to see the Monster Truck Jam show at the Verizon Center. Tickets will be sold throughout the week. For more information, contact Casey O'Conor at or call 202-319-5578.

Sign-ups for Spring RENEW prayer groups will take place Sunday, Jan. 25, after all Campus Ministry Masses and online at

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick
The Office of Campus Ministry will hold an information session on eucharistic ministry to the sick on Sunday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Be Part of the Lent Committee
To volunteer to help the university community prepare for Lent and Easter, attend the first meeting of the Lent Committee on Monday, Jan. 26, at 6:45 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. Meetings will follow each Monday. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Senior Retreat 2009
Seniors, spend a weekend with your class preparing for the real world. The senior retreat, "Real World ... CUA: Catholic after Catholic" will take place from Friday, Feb. 6, to Sunday, Feb. 8. The cost is $40. (Scholarships are available. Inquire at Campus Ministry.) To sign up, go to

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 26
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and musicology colloquium class present "Charlotte Le Pelletier's Journal of Musick (1810)," a lecture by Elise Kirk, author of American Opera (2001). Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
12:10 p.m., the university celebrates the Patronal Mass for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. Classes scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. should end at 11:50 a.m., and classes scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. should begin at 1:20 p.m. Faculty members are encouraged to attend and participate in the Mass in academic regalia.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry, the Columbus School of Law's Office of Law and Social Justice Initiatives and the Department of Media Studies sponsor a screening of "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," as part of their ongoing Screening Justice Film Series. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. A reception in the law school atrium will follow. For more information, e-mail Sandy Ogilvy, professor of law, at

Wednesday, Jan. 28
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents two information sessions on employers: XM Satellite Radio in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321, and the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. All CUA students and alumni are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required. To register, visit, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Thursday, Jan. 29
4 to 6 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Obama Administration and the Catholic Social Agenda." Stephen Schneck, director, Life Cycle Institute, will introduce the panel, which will be moderated by William Barbieri, associate dean and associate professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies. Panelists will include Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of politics and fellow at the Life Cycle Institute; Leslie Tentler, professor of history and fellow at the Life Cycle Institute; John Steinbruner, professor and director of the Center of International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland; and Rev. John Langan, S.J., Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University. Curley Hall, Vincent Walter Room. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents "Ethics and Communion: The New Frontier in Ecumenism?" by Canon Paul Avis, general secretary of the Church of England’s Council for Christian Unity and author of The Identity of Anglicanism: Essentials of Anglican Ecclesiology (2008). Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5684.

6 to 8 p.m., the Department of Art presents "Regarding Territories and Bodies," an exhibit of paintings by Lisa Blas, visiting artist at American University, and member of the senior core faculty at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and the drawing and painting faculty at George Washington University. Part of the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth, this exhibit features paintings that recreate iconic Civil War sites. The exhibit runs through March 6. Salve Regina Hall, Gallery. For more information, call the Department of Art at 202-319-5282.

Friday, Jan. 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts "Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science." James Rettig, American Library Association president, will serve as keynote speaker. Marist Hall, Information Commons. Registration is required. For more information and to register, go to

2:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music hosts Noah Getz, saxophonist, in a composition seminar. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music, at or 202-319-5564.

5:30 p.m., Pax Christi CUA presents "The Love of Christ Towards Migrants," by Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Chase Nordengren at

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a recital of new music featuring guest saxophonist Noah Getz. Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music, will accompany him on the piano. The recital will feature music by Simpson, Bernard Rands and others. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. Reception will follow. For more information, contact Simpson at or 202-319-5564.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Inauguration and March for Life Dining Hours
The Office of Dining Services announces that dining hours will be as follows on Monday, Jan. 19, through Thursday, Jan. 22. Note that the Loft C-store and Starbucks Coffee will be open at 6 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Tuesday, Jan. 20. Stop by and pick up coffee and lunch before heading to the ceremony. Grab 'n go salads and sandwiches will be available in the C-store along with snacks and bottled beverages. For more information, call 202-319-5295

Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor (all-you-care-to-eat):
Jan. 19 and Jan. 20: 8:30 a.m. to midnight
Jan. 21 and Jan. 22: 7:30 a.m. to midnight

Food Court, Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor (a-la-carte and meal exchange):
Jan. 19 and Jan. 20: Closed
Jan. 21: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Jan. 22: 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Regular hours resume on Jan. 23.

Law School Café
Jan. 19 and 20: Closed
Jan. 21 and 22: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Leahy Coffee Kiosk
Jan. 19 and Jan. 20: Closed
Jan. 21 and Jan. 22: 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Starbucks, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
Jan. 19: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Jan. 20: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Jan. 21 and Jan. 22: 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Loft C-Store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor
Jan. 19: noon to midnight
Jan. 20: 6 a.m. to midnight
Jan. 21 and Jan. 22: 9 a.m. to midnight

New Streamlined Undergraduate Tutoring Process
The Center for Academic Success announces that undergraduate students seeking a better understanding of their course material will initially be directed to meet with their instructors. After the meeting(s), either during office hours or other mutually agreeable times, if the student and the instructor believe that the student can benefit from tutoring, the instructor will make a referral to the center. Once tutoring has begun, the instructor meets with the student to determine if that student has a better understanding of the course material.

Staff members in the center are available to introduce undergraduate students to the new process in order to better prepare the students to meet with their instructors. For more information, call 202-319-5655.

Nominate Student Leaders for Recognition
On Tuesday, April 21, the Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events is hosting the annual Student Leadership Recognition Celebration. Outstanding student leaders will be recognized along with exceptional faculty and staff. Visit to nominate students, faculty and staff for their significant leadership role within the CUA community. For more information, contact Ashley Handrich at

Facutly Awareness Training
The Office of Disability Support Services will host a bi-monthly brown bag lunch series that is open to any member of the CUA community, but primarily geared toward faculty. Some of the topics that will be covered in the presentations include: responsibilities of the Office of Disability Support Services, students and faculty; working with students who have disabilities; and reasonable accommodations versus over-accommodation.

The faculty training lunches will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 331, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, and Wednesday, March 11.

The Disability Support Services Web site ( continues to be updated with resources applicable to faculty. More information about the brown bag lunch series will be posted throughout the year on Home @ CUA. For more information, call 202-319-5211.

Apply to Be Part of Orientation 2009
Staff applications are online now at for students interested in becoming a part of the orientation experience. Applications are due to the Office of the Dean of Students, Pryzbyla Center, Room 353, by noon on Friday, Feb. 6.  Information sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 26. at 5 p.m. Pizza will be provided. For more information, e-mail Nikki Stephanou at

Summer Housing for CUA Students
Summer housing is available for CUA students in Opus Hall. Caldwell and Seton halls are also available for graduate and law students seeking summer housing. More information, including the application, is available at In order to be eligible for an on-campus summer assignment through the Office of Housing Services, individuals must be current CUA students or visiting college students enrolled in summer courses at CUA. Current CUA students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes in order to be eligible for summer housing. This is a great opportunity for CUA students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the D.C. area during the summer months. Information on summer internships is available in the Office of Career Services and at

Weight Watchers at Work
The Office of Human Resources and the Washington, D.C., branch of Weight Watchers International invite students, faculty and staff to join a Weight Watchers at Work program to be held on campus for 12 weeks. The program will teach participants how to make wise choices, eat healthy, enjoy food and exercise. The program fee for the 12 weeks is $168, payable in two installments. Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays  in Leahy Hall, Room 100, beginning Jan. 21. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty and staff how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways to find out are to check the CUA Web site at or to call the university’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on those days when weather conditions are poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio outlets, and they too report the information.

Winter Baseball Camps
Catholic University Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli will conduct instructional baseball camps for players ages 7 to 18 of all ability and experience levels. Camps will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Feb. 15. Quality professional instruction is provided by college coaches, high school coaches and Washington area college and professional players. Emphasis will be on fundamentals, skills development and college prospect exposure. Group and team discounts are available. Registration is limited. For more information, call Natoli at 202-319-6092 or e-mail A brochure and application are available at

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 For Your Benefit

New Year, New Benefits
Now that it is 2009, here is a reminder on how to access your 2009 benefits:

  • CUA medical plans are administered by United HealthCare. The policy number is 710902. If you did not yet receive a card, please let the Office of Human Resources know by calling 202-319-5050. For more information on the medical plan, visit or call customer service at 1-866-633-2446. All plans use the Choice network name.
  • CUA dental plans are administered by DeltaDental. The policy number is 1252. Your Social Security number can be used as the subscriber ID until you receive your dental card. For more information call customer service at 1-800-932-0783 or go to
    • For those with the EPO plan, search for providers under the heading "Delta Dental PPO" (remember there are only in-network benefits).
    • For those with the PPO plan, search for providers using either the "Delta Dental PPO" heading or the "Dental Dental Premier" heading.
  • The CUA vision plan is administered by UHC Vision (policy #F796).  To find participating providers, go to the directory online at or call 1-800-638-3120.

For assistance with any CUA benefit plan, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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 Save Your Energy

Energy Alert
Students living in residence halls should make sure the fan setting on room thermostats is in the “Auto” mode and not on “Run.” The run mode wastes energy and will clog air filters faster. Room thermostats should be set at 68 degrees. Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, thanks students for their cooperation.

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This Week @ CUA is published weekly. Please submit items to the Office of Public Affairs.
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