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Monday, Jan. 26
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and musicology colloquium class present "Charlotte Le Pelletier's Journal of Musick (1810)," a lecture by Elise Kirk, author of American Opera (2001). Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858.

Tuesday, Jan. 27
12:10 p.m., the university celebrates the Patronal Mass for the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. Classes scheduled to begin at 11:10 a.m. should end at 11:50 a.m., and classes scheduled to begin at 12:35 p.m. should begin at 1:20 p.m. Faculty members are encouraged to attend and participate in the Mass in academic regalia.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry, the Columbus School of Law's Office of Law and Social Justice Initiatives and the Department of Media Studies sponsor a screening of "The Trials of Darryl Hunt," as part of their ongoing Screening Justice Film Series. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. A reception in the law school atrium will follow. For more information, e-mail Sandy Ogilvy, professor of law, at 
ogilvy@law.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Jan. 28
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents two information sessions on employers: XM Satellite Radio in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321, and the U.S. Department of Commerce in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. All CUA 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.

Thursday, Jan. 29
4 to 6 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents "The Obama Administration and the Catholic Social Agenda." Stephen Schneck, director, Life Cycle Institute, will introduce the panel, which will be moderated by William Barbieri, associate dean and associate professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies. Panelists will include Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of politics and fellow at the Life Cycle Institute; Leslie Tentler, professor of history and fellow at the Life Cycle Institute; John Steinbruner, professor and director of the Center of International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland; and Rev. John Langan, S.J., Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Professor of Catholic Social Thought, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University. Curley Hall, Vincent Walter Room. R.s.v.p. required. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5999.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents "Ethics and Communion: The New Frontier in Ecumenism?" by Canon Paul Avis, general secretary of the Church of England’s Council for Christian Unity and author of The Identity of Anglicanism: Essentials of Anglican Ecclesiology (2008). Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5684.

6 to 8 p.m., the Department of Art hosts the opening of "Regarding Territories and Bodies," an exhibit of paintings by Lisa Blas, visiting artist at American University, and member of the senior core faculty at the Corcoran College of Art + Design and the drawing and painting faculty at George Washington University. Part of the bicentennial celebration of Lincoln's birth, this exhibit features paintings that recreate iconic Civil War sites. The exhibit runs through March 6. Salve Regina Hall, Gallery. For more information, call the Department of Art at 202-319-5282.

Friday, Jan. 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts "Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science." James Rettig, American Library Association president, will serve as keynote speaker. Marist Hall, Information Commons. Registration is required. For more information and to register, go to
http://slis.cua.edu/symposium/symposium_2009.cfm.

2:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music hosts Noah Getz, saxophonist, in a composition seminar. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music, at
simpson@cua.edu or 202-319-5564.

5:30 p.m., Pax Christi CUA presents "The Love of Christ Towards Migrants," by Archbishop Agostino Marchetto, secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Chase Nordengren at
79Nordengren@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a recital of new music featuring guest saxophonist Noah Getz. Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music, will accompany him on the piano. The recital will feature music by Simpson, Bernard Rands and others. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. Reception will follow. For more information, contact Simpson at
simpson@cua.edu or 202-319-5564.

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Campus Ministry

Be Part of the Lent Committee
To volunteer to help the university community prepare for Lent and Easter, attend the first meeting of the Lent Committee on Monday, Jan. 26, at 6:45 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. Meetings will follow each Monday. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Men’s Discernment Evening of Reflection and Dinner
Join the Men's Discernment group on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 6:10 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Confirmation Information Session
Those interested in receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Easter Vigil are invited to attend an information session in Campus Ministry on Tuesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

CUA on Tap
On Thursday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m., Campus Ministry's CUA on Tap presents "Catholic in the Real World," by Rev. William Byrne, pastor of St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Capitol Hill. The event will include free pizza and sodas (beer for students over 21) and will take place in Caldwell Auditorium. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

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 http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/.

RENEW
RENEW Spring Semester begins this week. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

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 20moser@cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 2
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 morshed@cua.edu 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 in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. All students and alumni are welcome to attend. This program will include information on internships, student career experience programs, foreign service, and full-time opportunities. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

5 to 6 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 http://careers.cua.edu, call 202-319-5623 or stop by the career services office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Wednesday, Feb. 4
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an Employer Information Session on the Peace Corps. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. All students and alumni are welcome to attend. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu, 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. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Meet with representatives from major engineering and construction management firms that are offering full- and part-time jobs as well as summer internships. For a list of who is already registered, visit http://careers.cua.edu.

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Announcements

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 http://cuabroad.cua.edu/about/Scholastic%20Brochure.pdf.

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 cua-cge@cua.edu.

New Streamlined Undergraduate Tutoring Process
The Center for Academic Success announces that undergraduate students seeking a better understanding of their course material will initially be directed to meet with their instructors. After the meeting(s), either during office hours or other mutually agreeable times, if the student and the instructor believe that the student can benefit from tutoring, the instructor will make a referral to the center. Once tutoring has begun, the instructor meets with the student to determine if that student has a better understanding of the course material.

Staff members in the center are available to introduce undergraduate students to the new process in order to better prepare the students to meet with their instructors. For more information, call 202-319-5655.

Nominate Student Leaders for Recognition
On Tuesday, April 21, the Office of University Center, Student Programs and Events is hosting the annual Student Leadership Recognition Celebration. Outstanding student leaders will be recognized along with exceptional faculty and staff. Visit http://leadership.cua.edu/slrc to nominate students, faculty and staff for their significant leadership role within the CUA community. For more information, contact Ashley Handrich at 57handrich@cua.edu.

Apply to Be Part of Orientation 2009
Staff applications are online now at http://orientation.cua.edu for students interested in becoming a part of the orientation experience. Applications are due to the Office of the Dean of Students, Pryzbyla Center, Room 353, by noon on Friday, Feb. 6. An information session will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327, on Monday, Jan. 26, at 5 p.m. Pizza will be provided. For more information, e-mail Nikki Stephanou at 38Stephanou@cua.edu.

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. 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 three installments. Meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in Leahy Hall, Room 100, beginning Jan. 28. For more information, contact Marion Ficke at 202-319-5870 or ficke@cua.edu.

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 For Your Benefit

Faculty and Staff — No More Excuses ... Get Fit!
CUA faculty and staff are invited to join CUA students as they participate in the annual “Get Fit!” program.
The program includes:

  • Forming a team of three to six members. Challenge your colleagues.
  • Being active for 30 minutes per day, five days a week for six weeks. 
  • Earning CUA Fitness Awards and chances to win prizes.
  • Starting activity logs the day a team registers.

Sign up through Jan. 31 by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

New Year, New Benefits
Now that it is 2009, here is a reminder on how to access your 2009 benefits:

  • CUA medical plans are administered by United HealthCare. The policy number is 710902. If you did not yet receive a card, please let the Office of Human Resources know by calling 202-319-5050. For more information on the medical plan, visit www.myuhc.com or call customer service at 1-866-633-2446. All plans use the Choice network name.
  • CUA dental plans are administered by DeltaDental. The policy number is 1252. Your Social Security number can be used as the subscriber ID until you receive your dental card. For more information, call customer service at 1-800-932-0783 or go to www.deltadentalins.com.
    • For those with the EPO plan, search for providers under the heading "Delta Dental PPO." (Remember, there are only in-network benefits.)
    • For those with the PPO plan, search for providers using either the "Delta Dental PPO" heading or the "Dental Dental Premier" heading.
  • The CUA vision plan is administered by UHC Vision (policy #F796).  To find participating providers, go to the directory online at www.myuhc.com or call 1-800-638-3120.

For assistance with any CUA benefit plan, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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 Save Your Energy

Energy Alert
Students living in residence halls should make sure the fan setting on room thermostats is in the “Auto” mode and not on “Run.” The run mode wastes energy and will clog air filters faster. Room thermostats should be set at 68 degrees. Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, thanks students for their cooperation.

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