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Monday, April 20
5:30 p.m., the Department of Early Christian Studies presents "I Was a Boy With Power to Talk (Conf. 1.8.13): Augustine and Ancient Theories of Language Acquisition" by Tarmo Toom, associate professor of theology and religious studies. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneb@cua.edu.

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. 

5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events hosts a student leadership recognition celebration for student, faculty and staff leaders. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more infomation, contact Ashley Handrich at 202-319-6006 or 57handrich@cua.edu.

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 a.m. 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/

2 p.m., the Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship presents the annual Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture, "Is Global Warming a Hoax?" by Christopher D. Barnet, an atmospheric scientist who formerly worked at NASA. Gowan Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Kevin Forbes, chair of the business and economics department and director of the center, at forbes@cua.edu.

3:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the Ellis Lecture in Church History, "James Norris: From Caldwell Hall Desk to Shrine Mosaic" by Monsignor Raymond Kupke, professor of Church history at Seton Hall University/Immaculate Conception Seminary, archivist of the Diocese of Paterson and pastor of Holy Family Parish in Florham Park, N.J. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Suzanne Guerin at 20guerin@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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 Athletics

Wednesday, April 22
3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Christopher Newport University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Saturday, April 25
Noon and 2:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Sunday, April 26
Noon, the baseball team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

1 p.m., the softball team hosts Hood College. DuFour Center, softball field.

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Campus Ministry

Mass Schedule for Sunday, April 26
Because of Movies on the Mall, Campus Ministry is adding a 7 p.m. Mass on Sunday, April 26. The complete Mass schedule is as follows: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's and 4 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church.

Redline A Cappella Invitational
Redline a Cappella and Campus Ministry host the Redline Invitational on Saturday, April 25, at 8 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. The invitational will feature groups from the University of Maryland, American University, Geoge Washington University, CUA and other schools. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale in the Pryzbyla Center this week. Proceeds will benefit CUA's summer mission trips.

Post-Graduation Plans
Names of members of the class of 2009 who are planning on taking part in long-term service or entering the priesthood or religious life or the military next year will be placed in the Baccalaureate Mass program. There will be a blessing for all seniors who have committed to long-term service or the priesthood or religious life. In order to have a name added to the program, e-mail Emmjolee Mendoza Waters at mendozaE@cua.edu by Wednesday, April 22, with the following information: name, organization, job placement and volunteer location or name and religious order or diocese.

Those interested in applying for long-term service opportunities after graduation who would like assistance can stop by the Campus Ministry office and talk to Emmjolee Mendoza Waters. It is not too late to begin the applications process. 

Campus Ministry Wants Feedback
Campus Ministry is conducting a survey and wants to know what all undergraduate and graduate students think. Students should look for the survey in their CUA e-mail this week and take the time to fill it out. For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

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 work in the small town of Kigoma. During this trip students witnessed firsthand the desperate need for basic educational resources.

The Office of Campus Ministry is gathering books to begin 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 accept any books in any field that could be part of a basic university-level academic library. They will also accept other university- and high school-level textbooks that will be distributed to local schools. CUA will also be sending computers that were recently removed from CUA labs to a secondary school in the countryside near Kigoma.

Book donations can be dropped off at the Office of Campus Ministry through Friday, April 24. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Boxes for Tanzania
Campus Ministry is collecting empty copier paper boxes from offices on campus. All boxes will be used to ship books to Tanzania as part of the universitywide 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

Monday, April 27
Last day of classes. (Law School)

Tuesday, April 28
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its annual Opera Scenes Program. It will include graduates and undergraduates majoring in voice performance, and also students in the divisions of composition, conducting and musicology. Scenes from two recent operas by graduate composition majors John Diomede and Michael Oberhauser open the program, each preceded by brief remarks on the creation of their works by the composers. The program continues with multiple scenes from Erich Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt, with remarks by graduate musicology candidate Janet McKinney and conducted by graduate student Randall Steward. All vocal participants are enrolled in the opera workshop course or in opera practicum, under the direction of Elaine Walter, professor of music. No tickets required. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Friday, May 1
Last day of classes.

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Announcements


Jumpstart-For-A-Day
On Friday, April 24, Jumpstart at CUA will hold Jumpstart-For-A-Day. The group will serve more than 100 children from Mary House and Bridges Public Charter School. During Jumpstart-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 the children's 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 congratulates Patrick Ratke, operations assistant in the Department of 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.

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 receipts 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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