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Monday, April 6
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and musicology colloquium present "Dancing the Myth of Venice: Opera, public statuary, and il ballo delle statue," by Wendy Heller, professor of music, Princeton University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor of music, at
weavera@cua.edu.

4 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Center for Academic Success present a “How to Choose a Major” workshop. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information and to register, visit
http://careers.cua.edu.

4:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a preview performance of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. The performance includes scenes from the opera with commentary from members of the production team and guest speaker Wendy Heller, professor of music at Princeton University and author of Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. This event is presented as part of "The Poppea Project," a semester-long examination of Claudio Monteverdi's last opera, L'incoronazione di Poppea, which will be performed at the music school April 17-19. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Andrew H. Weaver at
weavera@cua.edu or 202-319-5413.

Tuesday, April 7
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Campus Wellness Committee sponsors the Third Annual Fitness Fair. The fair will feature blood pressure screenings, fitness assesments, body mass index measurements, nutrition counseling, the opportunity to play Dance-Dance Revolution and information on outdoor physical activity safety. Pryzbya Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jean Toth at toth@cua.edu or 202-319-6555.


Wednesday, April 8
3 to 4 p.m., the Department of Public Safety holds a town hall meeting on "How We Manage Emergencies." See Announcements. Among the topics to be reviewed will be procedures that CUA community members need to follow under the "shelter in place" and "evacuation" scenarios. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

Thursday, April 9, to Monday, April 13
Easter Holiday. (University closed.)


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 Athletics

Thursday, April 9
4 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Marymount University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

School Supply Drive
This Lent, the Office of Campus Ministry is collecting school supplies to send to the summer mission trip destinations in Belize and Honduras. New and slightly used school supplies can be dropped off in designated boxes in Campus Ministry, Leahy Hall or the Pryzbyla Center Information Desk before Easter break. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575. 

Holy Week Schedule
On Monday, April 6, the annual Campuswide Candlelight Way of the Cross will begin at 8 p.m. at Campus Ministry. On Thursday, April 9, the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 8 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel. On Friday, April 10, the Living Stations of the Cross will take place at noon in Caldwell Chapel and the Good Friday Service with Veneration of the Cross will take place at 3 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel. On Holy Saturday, April 11, the Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel.

There will be no Praise and Worship Adoration on Wednesday, April 8. 

Students who are staying on campus or will be in the area are invited to help with preparation for and/or participation in liturgical and music ministries for the Triduum Services. For more information, contact Jessica Deprizio Cole at deprizio@cua.edu.

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.

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 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.

Thursday, April 16
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.

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., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "This is Not my Life," a musical by Master of Music student composer John Maggie with book by playwriting student Stephen Lewis. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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.

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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Announcements

CUA Launches New Web Site
The CUA community is invited to view the new CUA Web home page launched on April 2. This is the first stage in the overhaul of the entire university Web site, which will proceed in phases over the next six months.

Town Hall Meeting on Emergencies
The Department of Public Safety invites all members of the university community to attend a town hall meeting on "How We Manage Emergencies." Public safety and environmental health and safety administrators will talk about the university's preparations for responding to emergencies and solicit feedback from members of the university community. Among the topics to be reviewed will be procedures that CUA community members need to follow under the "shelter in place" and "evacuation" scenarios. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

Commencement Volunteers Needed
The Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events is seeking CUA students to assist with Commencement 2009 by volunteering to serve as ushers at the Baccalaureate Mass, main Commencement exercises and various school diploma ceremonies. In addition, student volunteers will be asked to complete up to five hours of service for a university office (to be assigned) during the week of May 11 to May 15. 

Students who are selected to serve as Commencement volunteers must be in good disciplinary standing. Students will receive a small remuneration, and those who are currently campus residents will be permitted to remain in campus housing through noon on Sunday, May 17.

Students interested in serving as Commencement volunteers should register by Monday, April 13. To register, go to http://universitycenter.cua.edu/, or stop by Pryzbyla Center, Room 204, during normal business hours. For more information, contact Kim Parrott  at 202-319-5291 or e-mail cua-ucspe@cua.edu.

Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Hours for Easter
The Pryzbyla Center will operate on the following schedule for Easter:

Wednesday, April 8: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, to Sunday, April 12: Closed.
Monday, April 13: Noon to midnight.

For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Dining Services Hours for Easter
Dining Services will operate as follows:

  • Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor (all-you-care-to-eat)
    Wednesday, April 8: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 9, to Sunday, April 12: Closed.
    Monday, April 13: 5 p.m. to midnight.
  • Food Court, Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor (a-la-carte and meal exchange)
    Wednesday, April 8: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, April 9, to Monday, April 13: Closed.
  • Law School Café
    Wednesday, April 8: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 9, to Monday, April 13: Closed.
  • Leahy Coffee Kiosk
    Wednesday, April 8: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Thursday, April 9, to Monday, April 13: Closed. 
  • Starbucks, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
    Wednesday, April 8: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 9, to Sunday, April 12: Closed.
    Monday, April 13: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The Loft C-Store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor
    Wednesday, April 8: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 9, to Sunday, April 12: Closed.
    Monday, April 13: 3 p.m. to midnight.

For more information, e-mail cua-diningservices@cua.edu.

Library Hours for Easter Break
John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library hours are as follows:

Wednesday, April 8: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, to Saturday, April 11: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 12: Closed.
Monday, April 13: 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

For hours at other university libraries, visit http://libraries.cua.edu/about/camhours.html. For more information, call 202-319-5077.

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.

Federal Tax Credit
The “Making Work Pay” tax credit was recently passed by Congress. As a result, the Internal Revenue Service has released new tax tables that the Office of Payroll has put in place with an effective payroll date of March 25, 2009. The new tables will implement a $400 per individual/$800 per married couple tax credit on 2009 and 2010 tax returns. Employees should look for a decrease in the amount of federal tax withheld on each paycheck, and an increase in net pay. For more information, contact the payroll office at 202-319-5512.

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

SmartBenefits®
Recent legistation increased the pre-tax deduction allowed for Metro, MARC and other commuter rides to $230 per month. An account can never exceed $300, however, without losing value. To take advange of SmartBenefits, employees should fill out the form located at http://humanresources.cua.edu/forms/Smartbenefits.doc before Tuesday, April 14, and benefits will be available in May. Metro riders must first buy a SmarTrip® card and register it at www.wmata.com. For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

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.

Get Fit Results
The Office of Human Resources would like to thank all the employees who participated in the staff and faculty members’ “Get Fit” challenge. During the six-week challenge, all participants put forth great effort in staying fit. The team averages for the past six weeks are as follows:

Leahy Cardinals – 42 points

Team CPIT Fit – 24.25 points

The RegiSTARS – 34.75 points

Development Divas & Dudes – 33.75 points

The Human Race Horses – 28.5 points

Team 315 – 33.75 points

The Healthy Resources – 24.25 points

ATS Team – 22 points

STRS Deans – 35.5 points

Congratulations to the top three teams — Leahy Cardinals, The STRS Deans and the RegiSTARS — who will be receiving a healthy luncheon to celebrate their success. A Presidential Active Lifestyle Award certificate will be given to all participants who scored a total of 30 points or more during this six-week period and all participants will receive a certificate in recognition of their participation.

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