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Monday, March 2, to Friday, March 6
Spring Break.

Tuesday, March 3
5:30 to 7 p.m., Metropolitan College will offer an Open House for Active Military Service Members and Veterans. GI Bill and federal financial aid experts will be available to answer questions. Military dependents and spouses are also invited. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, visit To R.s.v.p., e-mail or call 202-319-5256.

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Friday, March 6
1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts DeSales University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, March 8
Noon, the men's lacrosse team hosts Randolph-Macon College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

3 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

Lenten Adoration
The university community is invited to participate in Lenten Adoration, a yearly tradition on campus. Continuing through the season of Lent (excluding the week of Spring Break), the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed daily following the 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel. Adoration will take place on Mondays until 6 p.m., followed by Stations of the Cross; Tuesdays until 8 p.m.; Wednesdays and Thursdays until 10 p.m.; and Fridays until 5 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Lenten Retreat
The Office of Campus Ministry sponsors "Out of the Darkness ... and into the Light," the Going Deeper into Lent Retreat, preached by Rev. Frank Donio, S.A.C. The retreat is open to all CUA students but especially intended for those who have gone on a retreat before. It will include opportunities for liturgical prayer, silent meditation, talks on spirituality and meeting new people. Sign-up at

Lenten Confessions
The opportunity to make Lenten confessions will begin in the residence halls the week after Spring Break. The schedule will be posted at
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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 9, to Sunday, March 22
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the annual Catholic University President's Festival of the Arts. The theme of this year's festival of music, lectures and discussions is If It's Not One Thing, It's Another. For more information on any of the following related events or to purchase tickets to the concerts, call 202-319-5416 or visit

Monday, March 9
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and musicology colloquium present "Research in American Musical Theater and Special Collections in the Library of Congress" by Mark Horowitz, senior music specialist, the Library of Congress. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

4:10 p.m., the music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a lecture on Stephen Sondheim by Mark Horowitz, author of Sondheim on Music: Minor Details and Major Decisions on Stephen Sondheim. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall.

5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Students Association present "Marie de France's Architecture of Memory" a lecture by Logan E. Whalen, associate professor of French at the University of Oklahoma. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

6:10 p.m., the departments of English and media studies present "Young Mr. Lincoln" (1938) as part of 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, March 10
7:30 p.m., the music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a performance by the Rome Trio. The performance will feature music by Dvorak, Beach and Stephen Gorbos, assistant professor of music. The Rome Trio features violinist Jody Gatwood, associate professor of music; cellist Michael Mermagen, assistant professor of music; and pianist Ivo Kaltchev, associate professor of music. Soprano Sharon Christman, associate professor of music, will accompany the trio. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall.

Wednesday, March 11
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services hosts the final bi-monthly brown bag lunch series. Topics that will be covered in the presentations include: responsibilities of disability support services, students and faculty working with students with disabilities, and reasonable accommodations versus over-accommodation. The session is open to any member of the CUA community but primarily geared toward faculty. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 331. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5211.

7:30 p.m., the music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents “Silent Explosions, Invisible Jumps: Music, Dance and Film Create a Ruckus,” a multimedia performance event. Seven original scores for silent films written by CUA composers will be performed by the D.C.-based Snark Ensemble (with Andrew Simpson, associate professor of music on piano). The ensemble will alternately provide accompaniment for seven dance performances as well as seven screenings of the silent films that originally inspired the musical scores. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, visit

Thursday, March 12
3 p.m., The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Defending Seneca from his Detractors (Ancient and Modern)," by Ellen Rosand, professor of music at Yale University and author of Monteverdi's Last Operas: A Venetian Trilogy. Ward Hall, Room 127. This talk 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 to 19.  For more information, contact Assistant Professor Andrew H. Weaver at or 202-319-5413.

Friday, March 13, through Sunday, March 15
The music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents Stephen Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George,” to be performed by the Musical Theater program, directed by Jane Pesci-Townsend. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, and CUA faculty and staff.

Sunday, March 15
2 p.m., The School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the Catholic Daughters of the Americas annual lecture, "On the Border of Parish Life: Ethnic Mexicans and Church Activism, 1945-1965," by Gina Marie Pitti, a visiting lecturer of comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford University. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Christopher Kauffman at

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Pryzbyla Center Hours for Spring Break
The Pryzbyla Center will operate on the following schedule for Spring Break:

  • Saturday, Feb. 28, to Saturday, March 7:8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 8: 7 a.m. to midnight

For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Spring Break Dining Hours, Monday, March 2, to Sunday, March 8
The Office of Dining Services announces that dining hours will be modified as indicated during Spring Break, Monday, March 2, to Sunday, March 8. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, March 9. For additional information, contact

  • Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor (all-you-care-to-eat)
    Monday through Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Food Court, Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor (a-la-carte and meal exchange)
    Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Law School Cafe
    Monday through Sunday: Closed
  • Leahy Coffee Kiosk
    Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Starbucks, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor
    Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • The Loft C-Store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor
    Monday through Friday: noon to 5 p.m.
    Saturday: Closed
    Sunday: 5 p.m. to midnight

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 career services office at 202-319-5623.

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 Save Your Energy

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

Material                        Pounds
Paper                            23,880
Cardboard                        4,580
Bottles and Cans              8,520

Week One Total              16,300
Week Two Total              18,360
Week Three Total            32,720

Stay focused on filling up those blue recycling containers!

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