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Monday, Feb. 16
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium class present "Not-so-simple Gifts: Musical Dedications and the Economy of Exchange, 1800-1850" by Emily H. Green, doctoral candidate at Cornell University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

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 and literatures, at
lucamante@cua.edu 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
morshed@cua.edu 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
Johnsong@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with the U.S. Department of Commerce. See Announcements.

7 to 9 p.m., the CUA chapter of the African Council Committed to Enlighten Students and Society (ACCESS) sponsors "Race, Class and Stereotypes," a lecture by Frank Adjisegbe, president of Higher Education and Responsibility through Overseas Exchange (HEROS). Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 322A. For more information, contact Jenna Boyer at 94boyer@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 18
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with the U.S. Department of Justice/Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization). See Announcements.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. See Announcements.

7 to 9 p.m., the CUA chapter of the African Council Committed to Enlighten Students and Society (ACCESS) sponsors a cultural show of African traditional dance, spoken word and poetry readings. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, contact Jenna Boyer at 94boyer@cua.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 19
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with the National Journalism Center. See Announcements.

12:30 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "Just Peace," by Maryann Cusimano Love, Life Cycle fellow and associate professor of politics. This lecture is part of the Life Cycle Institute's Brown Bag Lunch Series. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science sponsors "African American Folklore at the Library of Congress: From Personal Research to Public Access," a colloquium with Michael Taft, head of the archive of folk culture, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with First Command Financial Services. See Announcements.

5:15 to 7 p.m., the Department of History and Graduate Student Association present “Justice Interrupted: Historical Perspectives on Promoting Democracy in the Middle East” by Elizabeth F. Thompson, associate professor of history at the University of Virginia. Pryzbyla C
enter, Room 351. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at solar@cua.edu.

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 Athletics

Tuesday, Feb. 17
3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Stevenson University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Baseball Field.

Saturday, Feb. 21
1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Gwynedd-Mercy College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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

Sunday, Feb. 22
Noon, the women's lacrosse team hosts Adrian College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Noon, the baseball team hosts SUNY Cortland. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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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 Workshop on 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 mendozae@cua.edu.

Men’s Discernment Group
The Men's Discernment Group will meet for Mass and dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 17, beginning at 6:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. Dinner follows Mass in the Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. Rev. Mark Smith, a student in the School of Canon Law, will reflect on his vocation to the priesthood. All young men are invited to attend. To register, go to http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/register/registration_dsp.cfm.

Arise DC 2009
Arise DC 2009, a young adult festival, will take place at the Pryzbyla Center on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 1 to 9 p.m. Singer and worship-leader Matt Maher and Paul George, founder of Adore ministries, are part of the program. CUA students can receive discounted admission ($10) if they sign up online at http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/register/registration_dsp.cfm.

Mardi Gras Dance
Join the Office of Campus Ministry for an evening of fun and dancing the night away with the residents at the Little Sisters of the Poor on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. Sign up online at http://ministry.cua.edu. For more information or special accommodations, contact Emmjolee Mendoza Waters at 202-319-5575 or mendozae@cua.edu.
 
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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 23
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "The Radical Picturesque," by Lars Spuybroek, principal architect of Netherlands-based Nox. 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. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Adnan Morshed at morshed@cua.edu or 202-319-6185.

6:10 p.m., the departments of English and media studies present "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939) 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 Johnsong@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Ash Wednesday.

Administrative Monday — Monday classes meet instead of Wednesday classes on this day only.

Thursday, Feb. 26
10:30 to 11 a.m., Catholic University will conduct a drill of its Emergency Notification System. At that time, all students, faculty and staff on campus will be instructed to follow directions that will be provided during the drill. For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

12:30, p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents “Resilient Leadership — A Work in Progress” by Rev. Robert Duggan, Life Cycle fellow. This lecture is part of the Life Cycle Institute's Brown Bag Lunch Series. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

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Announcements

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 asks 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 cua.edu 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).

Office of Career Services Information Sessions
The Office of Career Services hosts information sessions with the following organizations this week:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 17, noon to 1 p.m., the U.S. Department of Commerce. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, noon to 1 p.m., the U.S. Department of Justice/Interpol (International Criminal Police Organization). Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, 5 to 6 p.m.,  the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.
  • Thursday, Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m., the National Journalism Center. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351.
  • Thursday, Feb. 19, 5 to 6 p.m., First Command Financial Services. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.

All students and alumni are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Black History Month Lunch
The Office of DIning Services announces a Black History Month Lunch that will be offered on Thursday, Feb. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Food Court. Menu selections include:

  • Smothered chicken, succotash, Hoppin' John (black eyed peas, onions, tomatoes, red and green peppers, rice, pork, jalapenos), corn bread, peach bread pudding, dessert and a 22-ounce beverage for $8.99
  • A grill special of Caribbean jerk chicken sandwich for $5.29
  • A fusion special of Jollof rice with beef or chicken for $6.79

A soul food dinner will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. in the student restaurant.

For more information, visit www.cua.campusdish.com.

Payroll Reminder — Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate
Employees who claimed exempt status in 2008 and prior and wish to continue their exemption for 2009 must submit a new form to the payroll department by Feb. 27. Employees should complete only Boxes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 7 and sign the form to validate it. Individuals may not claim exempt status in 2009 if their income exceeds $950 and includes more than $300 of unearned income and they can be claimed as a dependent on another person’s tax return. For more information, call the Office of Payroll at 202-319-5512.

Student Employee Documentary Film — Nominees Requested
The Office of Career Services announces that it will be creating a short documentary-style clip of student employees for National Student Employment Week (April 19 to April 25). The students in the film will describe something they have learned, what they like best about their job, a special project they have worked on, an impact the job has had on them or a contribution they have made to the community. Student supervisors should contact Amanda Jones with the names of students who could be in the film at jonesa@cua.edu or 202-319-5623.

Survey of Interest in CUA Electronic Job Board
The Office of Career Services is exploring the possibility of creating an electronic job board where members of the CUA community (faculty, staff and students) could post their need for students to fill short-term/quick cash opportunities (i.e., babysitting, moving furniture, dog-walking, house-sitting), and where students would post their availability. The career services office requests that the university community assist in evaluating the need for this service by responding to the survey at https://surveys.cua.edu/soundings?srv=jobs by Friday, Feb. 27. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

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 http://careers.cua.edu/seoty.cfm.  For more information, contact the career services office at 202-319-5623.

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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 www.deltadentalins.com or call the Delta Dental customer service number, 1-800-932-0783.

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 Save Your Energy

Recyclemania Update
CUA has completed the first week of Recyclemania, a 10-week competition with 500 other colleges and universities to recycle on-campus waste. The results from the first week are as follows:

Material                        Pounds
Glass                                  60
Newspaper                      1,300
Aluminum Cans                  760
Plastic                            1,300
Cardboard                       2,280
Mixed Office                  10,600

Total                             16,300

A great start! Stay focused on filling up those blue recycling containers!

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