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Monday, Feb. 2
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium class present "On Nature's Behalf: 'Thinking Like a Mountain' in Music," by Denise von Glahn, associate professor of music at Florida State University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Recent Works" by Nathalie de Vries, principal architect and founder of the Netherlands-based architecture, urbanism and landscape design practice MVRDV. This lecture is part of "The Dutch Element at HH400 Commemorating the 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's Voyage to the Americas" spring lecture series and offers AIA Continuing Education learning units. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at or 202-319-6185.

Tuesday, Feb. 3
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an Employer Information Session on the U.S. Department of State. All students and alumni are welcome to attend. This program will include information on internships, student career experience programs, foreign service and other full-time opportunities. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

6 to 9 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents “Job Search Crash Course” by four executives with years of experience in hiring and coaching people in their job search in various industries. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information or to register, go to, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Office of Career Services will hold Walk-In Wednesday for resume and cover letter critiques and quick career questions. Pryzbyla Center, Room 202. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an Employer Information Session on the Peace Corps. All students and alumni are welcome to attend. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Thursday, Feb. 5
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Engineering Job and Internship Fair. Meet with representatives from major engineering and construction management firms that are offering full- and part-time jobs as well as summer internships. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For a list of who is already registered, visit

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Saturday, Feb. 7
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Juniata College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

Sunday, Feb. 8
2 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. Dufour Center, gymnasium.

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Campus Ministry

Volunteers Needed to Gather Donations
CUA and the Office of Campus Ministry are undertaking a project to send a shipping container full of educational supplies to Tanzania in Eastern Africa. The Office of Campus Ministry is in need of enthusiastic students who want to help gather the donations to fill the container. Those who are interested should attend a meeting on Monday, Feb. 2, at 9 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Confirmation Classes Begin
Those interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil are invited to attend the first class in the Campus Ministry lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. For more information, call Rev. Andy Santamauro, O.F.M. Conv., at 202-319-5575.

Men’s Discernment Evening of Vespers, Reflection and Dinner
Join the Men's Discernment group on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 6:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. Sign up at

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

Homeless Food Runs
Students going on homeless food runs will meet at the Loft C-Store in the Pryzbyla Center every Friday at 3:30 p.m. to go downtown and bring food and conversation to the homeless of D.C. For more information, contact Joseph Moser at

Thank you!
The Office of Campus Ministry wishes to thank all who participated in pro-life hospitality and/or the March for Life. Thank you for helping CUA be a witness to life. 

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 9
6:10 p.m., the departments of English and media studies present "The Birth of a Nation, Part I" (1915) as part of Professor Glen Johnson's Lincoln in Literature and Film course being given in celebration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth. McMahon Hall, Room 200. The viewing is open to all CUA students. For more information, contact Johnson at

Tuesday, Feb. 10
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the rescheduled XM/SIRIUS Radio information session in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351, and a Hudson Institute information session in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Internship opportunities are available at XM/SIRIUS Radio throughout the year in Washington and New York and include positions in sales and marketing, advertising, video production, finance and accounting. This session is open to all majors. Freshmen are encouraged to attend. The Hudson Institute is an international think tank based in Washington, D.C. Internships are available in the institute's policy center and range from social justice to economics, science, religion and finance. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

4 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Politics presents "Lincoln and the Executive Perogative," a lecture by Mark Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. A light reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5114.

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research information session. Internships are available to juniors and seniors and graduate students in the following concentrations: economics, political science, religion, philosophy, history, public relations, information systems, marketing and human resources. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Feb. 12
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an Employer Information Session on the FBI. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. All students and alumni are welcome to attend. Recruiters attending this session will discuss entry-level positions for May 2009 graduates as well as internship opportunities, which are available year-round. Resumes will be accepted at the session, which is open to all majors. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Thursday, Feb. 12, to Sunday, Feb. 15
The Department of Drama presents "The Duchess of Malfi," directed by Ryan Whinnem, Master of Fine Arts directing candidate. 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

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2009 Room Selection
Current CUA students will have the opportunity to participate in the 2009 Room Selection Lotteries in March. All CUA students, including graduate and law students, are eligible to participate this year. Recent improvements to on-campus residential living options include the addition of Opus Hall, ongoing renovations to Gibbons Hall, wireless Internet access in all the residence halls and upgrades to the cable television channel line-up.

Students interested in participating in the Room Selection Lotteries will need to submit an Intent Form and $500 housing prepayment to the Office of Housing Services (Cardinal Hall, Room 160) no later than Friday, Feb. 13. For more information about Room Selection Lotteries, visit

The university requires all freshman and sophomore undergraduate students to live in campus housing. As is the case on most residential campuses, on-campus housing for junior and senior students is not automatically guaranteed. Spaces for graduate and law students have been limited in the past, but for the upcoming year, Caldwell and Seton halls are being transitioned to graduate/law housing.

Call for Nominations: Who's Who Among Students
The Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Award is a highly regarded and long-standing national honors program. Students who receive this recognition have achieved excellence not only in academics, but also in participation and leadership within the CUA community and extracurricular activities, through community involvement and leadership roles. To nominate a CUA student for this award, and many others to be awarded at the Student Leadership Recognition Celebration, visit the Leadership and Student Programs Web site at The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 13.

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 this winter. 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. each Wednesday in Leahy Hall, Room 100. The first meeting of the session will be held Feb. 4. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

Travel Emergency Evacuation Coverage Information
The Center for Global Education is responsible for coordinating travel emergency evacuation coverage for CUA schools and departments through the university’s chosen provider, OnCall International. For more information, go to

CUA faculty, staff and students traveling on overseas programs or official university business should coordinate coverage through the center. Please note that coverage is required for university liability reasons and costs should either be picked up by the school/department or priced into the overseas program ($18/person per quarter, $33/person per semester and $66/person per year). For more information on OnCall International coverage, contact the center at

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 For Your Benefit

Application for Tuition Assistance Deadline Approaching
CUA faculty and staff who wish to receive the tuition assistance benefit for dependents who will be incoming freshmen and transfer students in the fall 2009 semester must submit the "Application for Tuition Assistance Form C" to the Office of Human Resources by Sunday, Feb. 15.

Employees must submit an application for tuition assistance by the deadline for every semester that they wish to receive the benefit. For more information on the tuition assistance benefit, go to Applications for tuition assistance are available at For more information, call human resources at 202-319-5050.

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 Save Your Energy

Let The Recycling Games Begin!
Sure, there’s NCAA basketball, but the real competition on America's college campuses this spring will be RecycleMania. RecycleMania pits colleges and universities in a nationwide contest to see who can reduce, reuse and recycle the most campus waste over a 10-week period from Monday, Feb. 2, to Sunday, April 5.

This year's 510 participating schools, the most in the competition's history, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

RecycleMania helps campus recycling coordinators rally student, faculty and staff participation in recycling and waste prevention programs, while offering bragging rights and special awards made out of recycled materials to the winning schools. Through the course of the competition, colleges and universities learn to recognize that bottles, cans, cardboard and paper are valuable recyclable materials.

Each week, the standings are posted online for all participants to see, motivating campuses to work harder as they aim not only for the top prizes, but also to beat out their own rival schools. So look for CUA’s recyclable containers, pitch in and let’s beat George Washington and Georgetown in "trash" talking.

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