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*April 17: Odyssey Day and Mass to Celebrate Anniversary of Papal Visit*

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Tuesday, April 14
8 p.m., Catholic Athletes for Christ hosts NFL player Chris Horn speaking about his experience as a professional athlete and how he lives out his faith through athletics. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. For more information, contact Pat Quintana at 80quintana@cua.edu.

Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15
5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. See Announcements.

Wednesday, April 15
5 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents "Stealing Lincoln's Body" by Thomas J. Craughwell, author of the book by the same name as this lecture. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. For more information, call 202-319-5114.

5:15 to 7 p.m., the Department of History presents "The Ties That Divide? Geography and History in the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation, 1440-1556" by Christine Johnson, assistant professor of history, Washington University in St. Louis. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact solar@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the Oliveira Lima Library and the Washington Rare Book Group present “Images from History of the Eight-Year Governorship of Count Johan Maurits of Nassau Siegen in Brazil (1636-1644),” a lecture by Blanche Ebeling-Koning. For more information, call 202-319-5059.

Thursday, April 16
Jumpstart at CUA will hold Jumpstart-For-A-Day. See Announcements.

1 to 6 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents the conference "Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Translating Research to Policies." Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7:30 p.m., Resident Ministers sponsor the final CUA on Tap. William Mattison, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, will discuss Catholic dating. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact Hannah O'Sullivan at 26osullivan@cua.edu.

The Office of University Admissions and the University Honors Program will host the annual Honors Evening Dinner for prospective students invited into the honors program. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at
mica@cua.edu, or Associate Professor Michael Mack, director of the honors program, at mackm@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 17
8 p.m., Centerstage Theatre Company and the CUA Chapter of the Society of Composers, Inc. present "This is Not my Life," a musical by Master of Music student composer John Maggi with book by playwriting student Stephen Lewis. Hartke Theatre. For more information, contact Maggi at maggi.john@gmail.com.

Friday, April 17
The Office of University Admissions hosts Odyssey Day for admitted undergraduate students. The day allows them to experience firsthand the academic and student life that CUA has to offer. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at
mica@cua.edu, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/odyssey.html.

12:10 p.m., The Catholic University of America will celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to campus. Members of the university community along with families visiting for Odyssey Day are invited to attend the Mass. Father O'Connell will be the celebrant and homilist. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. For more information, visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/Releases/2009//09PapalAniversaryMass.cfm or call 202-319-5600.

2:10 to 4 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Pride of Humility? Aristotle or Confucius?" the inaugural Antonio S. Cua Memorial Lecture by May Sim, associate professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Friday, April 17, to Sunday, April 19
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Claudio Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, directed by Debbie Niezgoda and Rachel Barham. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, and CUA faculty and staff. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://music.cua.edu

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 Athletics

Monday, April 13
2:30 p.m., the softball team hosts Moravian College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, softball field.

Wednesday, April 15
3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Johns Hopkins University. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

4 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, April 18
Noon and 2:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

Noon, the women's lacrosse team hosts Scranton University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

1 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

2:30 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Scranton University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

2:30 p.m., the softball team hosts Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, softball field.

Sunday, April 19
Noon, the baseball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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Campus Ministry

Books for Brothers of Charity
Last summer, for the first time, CUA sent a mission trip to Tanzania to assist the Brothers of Charity in their good work in the small town of Kigoma. During this trip students witnessed firsthand the desperate need for basic educational resources.

During the next four weeks, the Office of Campus Ministry will gather books for the beginning of a university-level academic library in Kigoma. The Brothers have especially requested books in the fields of education, nursing and social work, but they will be grateful for any books in any field which could be part of a simple university-level academic library. They will also accept other university- and high school-level textbooks which will be distributed to local schools. CUA will also be sending some computers that were recently removed from CUA labs to a secondary school in the countryside near Kigoma.

Please bring all book donations to the Office of Campus Ministry before Friday, April 24. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Boxes for Tanzania
Campus Ministry is collecting empty copier paper boxes from any office on campus. All boxes will be used to ship books to Tanzania as part of the university-wide effort. To have boxes picked up, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Catholic Athletes for Christ Spring Retreat
CUA's Catholic Athletes for Christ will host its Spring Retreat Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26. The retreat will feature talks, discussions and competitions. All athletes are encouraged to attend. Sign-up is available at http://ministry.cua.edu

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 21
4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents "Is God a Mathematician?" by Mario Livio, astrophysicist and author of a book by the same title. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. A book signing will follow the lecture. For more information, call 202-319-5325.

7 to 9 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association presents "Issues and Trends in American Libraries," the 19th Annual Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture, by Camila Alire, president of the American Libraries Association. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. R.s.v.p.s are encouraged. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Anita Coleman at colemana@cua.edu.

Wednesday, April 22
9 to noon, The Catholic University of America and the Casey Tree Foundation will plant 35 large trees on the CUA mall in celebration of Earth Day. To volunteer to plant trees or for more information, go to http://planttrees.cua.edu/

4 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents "President Lincoln's Cottage: A New Approach to Interpreting the 16th President" by Erin Carlson Mast, curator and site administrator of President Lincoln's Cottage. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5114.

5:30 p.m., Pax Christi CUA and Witness Against Torture present "Disarming the Heart, Disarming the World: Gospel Nonviolence and Catholic Social Thought in a World of Violence" by Rev. John Dear, S.J. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information contact Chase Nordengren at 79nordengren@cua.edu.

Thursday, April 23, to Sunday, April 26
The Department of Drama presents "The Dining Room," directed by Brad Watkins. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for general audience; $8 for senior citizens and CUA faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for any student with a valid ID. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

Friday, April 24
Jumpstart at CUA will hold Jumpstart-For-A-Day. See Announcements.

Sunday, April 26
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the premiere of "Mother's Blood," a suite for women's chorus, soprano solo and chamber ensemble composed by Associate Professor of Music Andrew Simpson. CUA lecturer Keith Reas will conduct. Soprano Ashley Alden, senior in the opera vocal performance program, will join the Women's Chorus in the role of Athena. Washington, D.C.-based Dissonance Dance Theatre will join the performance with new choreography created by Artistic Director Shawn Short, adjunct professor of dance at CUA. Admission is free. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or contact Simpson at simpsona@cua.edu.

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Announcements

Jumpstart-For-A-Day
On Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 24, Jumpstart at CUA will hold Jumpstart-For-A-Day. The group will serve more than 100 children at Mary House and Bridges Public Charter School. During Jumpstar-For-A-Day, children participate in a variety of activity booths and learning stations led by volunteers and Jumpstart Corp Members. Each station involves a hands-on activity that corresponds to a children’s book. The goal of each learning station is to promote child involvement by providing fun and creative interactive activities. For more information or to volunteer, contact Brianna Flanagan at 94flanagan@cua.edu.

National Student Employment Week
The Office of Career Services announces National Student Employment Week Sunday, April 19, through Saturday, April 25. This observance provides the university the opportunity to recognize and thank student employees for their invaluable contributions. Career Services would like to congratulate Patrick Ratke, operations assistant in Athletics, for his selection as Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year, and Ashley Handrich, graduate assistant for student leadership, University Center, Student Programs and Events, for her selection as Graduate Student Employee of the Year. Many outstanding students were nominated, and all student employees deserve thanks and gratitude. For more information, visit http://careers.cua.edu.

Summer Job Opportunities
The Office of Career Services encourages all supervisors of student employees to post summer job opportunities as soon as possible. For more information, contact Amanda Jones at jonesa@cua.edu or 202-319-5623.

Career Services Hosts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
On Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15, from 5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. The EPA has co-op Student Career Experience programs as well as internships available year-round. The session on Wednesday will explain the process of applying for federal positions using the job listing service USAJobs.gov. The Federal Career Intern Program, the Student Career Experience Program and full-time positions will be discussed. Full-time listings will be provided at the session. Pre-registration is requested. For more information or to register,  go to http://careers.cua.edu/Eventreg.cfm or call 202-319-5623.

Tree Planting on Campus for Earth Day
On Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, The Catholic University of America and the Casey Tree Foundation will plant 35 large trees on the CUA mall as part of Earth Day. To volunteer to plant trees or for more information, go to http://planttrees.cua.edu/

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 http://housing.cua.edu/. 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 http://careers.cua.edu/.

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 For Your Benefit

Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees who still have a balance in Flexible Spending Accounts for the 2008 calendar year have until Thursday, April 30, to submit receipts to United Healthcare. The form to submit can be found at http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms/FSAHRA_GenericClaimForm.pdf. The CUA group number is 710902 and employees' individual IDs are the subscriber IDs on United Healthcare insurance cards. For more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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