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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 Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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 yearround. 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.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents "Which Liturgy is the Church's Liturgy?" a lecture addressing some of the issues surrounding Pope Benedict XVI's motu proprio on the Tridentine Mass, some of the adjustments in liturgies celebrated by the Pope and possible changes in the Order of Mass. The lecture will be delivered by Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean and Walter J. Schmitz Chair of Liturgical Studies. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, e-mail Julia Burton at or call 202-319-5684.

Friday, Feb. 13
Housing Intent Forms and prepayment due to the Office of Housing Services. See Announcements.

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

Sunday, Feb. 15
3 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Magnum Opus," a new chamber opera in one act with libretto and music by Michael Oberhauser, Master of Music Composition candidate. It will be directed by Jay Brock, Master of Fine Arts candidate. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Campus Ministry

Long-Term Service Workshop
Seniors: Looking for free room and board, health insurance, a monthly stipend and an opportunity to change others' lives? Learn how at the Long-Term Service Workshops on Saturday, Feb. 14, and Monday, Feb. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Millennium South lounge. For more information, contact Emmjolee Mendoza Waters, associate campus minister for community service, at

Lent/Triduum Committee
Those interested in planning upcoming liturgies and events for Lent and Holy Week should attend committee meetings held on Monday evenings, beginning Feb. 9, at 6:45 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio Cole, associate campus minister for liturgy, at

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 16
5 p.m., the Program of Italian Studies of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "The Italian Renaissance and the Classics: Lorenzo Valla's Image of Aristotle" by Chris Celenza, professor of German and romance languages at Johns Hopkins University. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Stephania Lucamante, associate professor of modern languages, at or 202-319-5240.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Dutch Horizons," by Edzo Bindels, director of West 8, the Netherlands-based international urban design and landscape firm. 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.

6:10 p.m., the departments of English and media studies present the film "Abraham Lincoln" (1930) 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

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Spam E-mails “Phish” for Personal Information
The Center for Planning and Information Technology reports that many members of the CUA community are receiving junk e-mail (spam) that claims to be from the CUA Help Desk or "management," asking users to confirm their CUA user name and password. Often, the pretext given in these junk e-mail messages is a system upgrade or potential violation of terms and conditions. These messages are scams designed to “phish” for your log-on credentials in order to compromise the computer systems.

CPIT never sends bulk e-mails asking for details about computer user accounts. Messages like these are junk e-mail “phishing” attempts and should never be replied to.

Some general tips for avoiding junk e-mail scams designed to steal a user's identity:

  • Be suspicious of any e-mail that requests you to reply with a user name or password or personal financial information no matter how realistic the pretext. Do not reply to the message or click links that it may contain.
  • Always be sure to run anti-virus and anti-spyware software on CUA networked computers and keep them updated. Note that desktop and notebook computers deployed by CPIT are already configured with this software.
  • Always ensure that a Web site is secure (HTTPS) when submitting credit card or other sensitive information via a Web browser. Use your browser to check the site's security certificate to make sure that it is registered to the company that owns the Web site you are accessing.
  • Don't click on the links in an e-mail or instant message to get to any Web page if you suspect the message might not be authentic or you don't know the sender or user's screen name.

If you have any questions about the validity of an e-mail message that you receive at your address, or if you have replied to one of these scam messages, contact CPIT's Information Center Help Desk at 202-319-4357 (202-319-HELP).

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.

Nominate Outstanding Students, Faculty and Staff Today
The Student Leadership Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 21, is quickly approaching. Submit nominations for outstanding student leaders and exceptional faculty and staff on campus no later than Friday, Feb. 13. Visit to nominate students, faculty and staff for their significant leadership role within the CUA community.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations
The Office of Career Services seeks candidates for “Student Employee of the Year.” Submissions must be made by Thursday, March 12. Nomination forms are available online at  For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at 202-319-5623.

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. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or

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 For Your Benefit

Delta Dental Subscriber Card Update
Delta Dental failed to send out all of the dental cards as promised for 2009 subscribers (some participants did receive cards). Because of this error, the Office of Human Resources has requested that Delta resend cards to all enrolled subscribers. If you have already received your Delta Dental card, you may receive a duplicate card. If so, you should keep the second card as an extra.

What to expect on your Delta Dental card: If you selected the EPO plan, your Delta Dental card will read “PPO.” Remember, all of the dentists in the PPO network will be in your plan. If you selected the PPO Buy-Up plan, your Delta Dental card will read “PPO Premier.” Remember that you can use dentists in the PPO and the Premier networks.

If you need to go to the dentist prior to receiving your card, you can simply use your policy number and ID. The policy number is 1252. Your Social Security number can be used as the subscriber ID for you and for family members covered by your plan. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050, visit Delta Dental's Web site at or call the Delta Dental customer service number, 1-800-932-0783.

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 the human resources office 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 through 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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