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Monday, March 30, to Wednesday, April 8
The University Archives presents "James Magner: Catholic University Priest, International Traveler and Collector." This exhibit opening coincides with International Week, organized by the Center for Global Education. Monsignor Magner served as vice rector for business and finance and director of The Catholic University of America Press from 1940 to 1969. Objects from his travels around the world will be on display for the first time. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact the University Archives at 202-319-5065.

Monday, March 30
Noon to 2:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education, International Affairs Association, Delta Sigma Theta and CUA international students present the CUA Global Fair featuring cultural displays, international food and music. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. From noon to 1:30 p.m., the fair will feature the CUA Overseas Program Showcase. The fair also will feature Culture Fest 2009:

  • Taste of Cultures, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Members of the university community are invited to participate in the Taste of Cultures by sharing their heritage with the CUA community while enjoying someone else’s. Those taking part will bring a favorite ethnic food to share with the community. For more information, contact the Center for Global Education at 202-319-5618.
  • Sounds of Culture, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. A live demonstration of Andean music (indigenous South American music) will be presented by CUA's international students.

For more information about the CUA Global Fair, contact the center at 202-319-5618.

12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and musicology colloquium present "Voices of a Nation: Reflections of World War I in American Magazine Music," by Bonny H. Miller, independent scholar, Washington, D.C. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at wagstaff@cua.edu.

1 to 2 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents Todd Walker, founding principal of Archimania in Memphis, Tenn. He will speak on several of his award-winning green design projects. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Temple Washington, associate professor of practice, at washinga@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Eusebius of Emesa, Commentary on Genesis," a lecture by Lucas van Rompay, professor of religion at Duke University. The seminar will be followed by a buffet supper. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

5:30 p.m., the lecture "Urban Education: America's Inner City Schools" by Andres Alonso, CEO of the Baltimore Public School System has been canceled.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents Leon Krier, renowned architect, planner and author of The Architecture of Community, who will give a lecture about his book. A reception and book-signing will follow. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact edwardssh@cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of its International Film Festival, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents Lista De Espera (The Waiting List). The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of International Week. Gowan Hall, Auditorium. For more information, visit http://international.cua.edu/I-week.

Tuesday, March 31
12 to 1:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education presents "Conversations Across Cultures," a brown bag lunch featuring international students and scholars who will share their individual experiences of coming to study in the United States and at CUA. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

4 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Politics present "Lincoln and the Constitution" by Herman Belz, professor emeritus of history at the University of Maryland and academic adviser to the president of the James Madison Foundation. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5114.

6 p.m., the University Honors Program and Honors Council host "When Is a Fairy Story a Faerie Story?" by Verlyn Flieger, English professor at the University of Maryland. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. For more information, contact Karen Dottore at 07dottore@cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of its International Film Festival, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents La Doublure (The Valet). The film will be shown in French with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of International Week. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, visit http://international.cua.edu/I-week.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April
The Office of University Admissions hosts Cardinal Visit Days with information sessions and campus tours geared specifically toward high school sophomores and juniors. For more information, contact Chrstine Mica, dean of admissions, at mica@cua.edu, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/jvd.html.

Wednesday, April 1 
12:15 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents a video of the Society for the Sociological Study of Religion's tribute to the late Dean Hoge, professor emeritus of sociology. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7 p.m., as part of its International Film Festival, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents Manual D'Amour. The film will be shown in Italian with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of International Week. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, visit http://international.cua.edu/I-week.

Thursday, April 2
5:30 p.m., the Department of Physics presents "From Comets to Black Holes," a lecture by Duilia de Mello, associate professor of physics, in celebration of the 100 Hours of Astronomy for the International Year of Astronomy. A star party will follow in front of Hannan Hall. Telescopes will be provided but attendees also are encouraged to bring their own. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, e-mail de Mello at demello@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies' biblical studies program presents "The Construction of Psalms by Means of Matching Panels," the annual Roland E. Murphy Memorial Lecture, by Rev. Lawrence E. Boadt, C.S.P., professor emeritus of Washington Theological Union. Refreshments will be served. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact Pete Brown at 33brown@cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of its International Film Festival, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents Advertising Rules! Victor Vogel — Commercial Man. The film will be shown in German with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of International Week. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, visit http://international.cua.edu/I-week.

Friday, April 3
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service and the Howard University School of Social Work co-sponsor a Social Work Job and Career Fair. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Janet Rosenkrantz at 202-319-5454.

7 p.m. the Endless Reel Society and Department of Media Studies present Persepolis. The film will be shown in French, Persian, German and English with English subtitles. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of International Week. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, visit http://international.cua.edu/I-week.

Sunday April 5
2 to 5:30 p.m., CUA's African Council Committed to Enlighten Students and Society (ACCESS) sponsors the C-United Soccer Cup. Law School, lawn. This event is part of International Week. For more information, visit http://international.cua.edu/I-week.


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 Athletics

Tuesday, March 31
3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts St. Mary's College (Md.). Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Wednesday, April 1
4 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Shenandoah University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Friday, April 3
2:30 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host Gettysburg College. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

Saturday, April 4
Noon and 2:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

Noon, the men's and women's tennis teams host Drew University. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

Sunday, April 5
Noon, the baseball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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Campus Ministry

Residence Hall Confessions
Residence hall confessions continue. The schedule follows:

  • Monday, March 30
    8 to 10 p.m., Magner, Unanue, Camalier and Walton 
  • Tuesday, March 31
    8 to 10 p.m., Regan Hall

For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Lenten Observances
Living Stations of the Cross, a traditional Lenten devotion, will be held Monday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

Lenten Adoration continues each weekday in Caldwell Chapel following the 12:15 p.m. Mass. All are invited to spend time before the Blessed Sacrament in prayer. Lenten Adoration will conclude with all-night Eucharistic Adoration, which will begin Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m. and continue until Saturday, April 4, at 7 a.m. Individuals and groups are encouraged to commit to an hour of prayer. Sign up in Campus Ministry.

Remember that the Church asks us to abstain from eating meat on Fridays throughout Lent. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575. 

School Supply Drive
This Lent, the Office of Campus Ministry is collecting school supplies to send to the summer mission trip destinations in Belize and Honduras. New and slightly used school supplies can be dropped off in designated boxes in Campus Ministry, Leahy Hall or the Pryzbyla Center Information Desk before Easter break. For more information, call Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575. 

Taize Lenten Prayer
All are invited to Campus Ministry's annual Taize Lenten Prayer — an evening of sung prayer, meditation and scripture — on Tuesday, March 31, at 9 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Palm Sunday and Holy Week Schedule
Sunday, April 5, is Palm Sunday. University Masses will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel and 4 p.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica. On Monday, April 6, the annual Campuswide Candlelight Way of the Cross will begin at 8 p.m. at Campus Ministry. 

On Thursday, April 9, the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated at 8 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel. On Friday, April 10, the Living Stations of the Cross will take place at noon in Caldwell Chapel and the Good Friday Service with Veneration of the Cross will take place at 3 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel. On Holy Saturday, April 11, the Easter Vigil will be celebrated at 8 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel.

Students who are staying on campus or will be in the area are invited to help with preparation for and/or participation in liturgical and music ministries for the Triduum Services. For more information, contact Jessica Deprizio Cole at deprizio@cua.edu.

800 Years of the Franciscan Gospel Proposal
In celebration of 800 years of the Franciscan tradition, Rev. Regis Armstrong, O.F.M. Cap. will deliver a lecture about the tradition on Wednesday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5575. 

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 6
12:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and musicology colloquium present "Dancing the Myth of Venice: Opera, public statuary, and il ballo delle statue," by Wendy Heller, professor of music, Princeton University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor of music, at weavera@cua.edu.

4 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Center for Academic Success present a “How to Choose a Major” workshop. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information and to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu.

4:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a preview performance of Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea. The performance includes scenes from the opera with commentary from members of the production team and guest speaker Wendy Heller, professor of music at Princeton University and author of Emblems of Eloquence: Opera and Women's Voices in Seventeenth-Century Venice. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. This event 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 17-19. For more information, contact Assistant Professor Andrew H. Weaver at weavera@cua.edu or 202-319-5413.

Wednesday, April 8
3 to 4 p.m., the Department of Public Safety holds a town hall meeting on "How We Manage Emergencies." See Announcements. Among the topics to be reviewed will be procedures that CUA community members need to follow under the "shelter in place" and "evacuation" scenarios. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

Thursday, April 9 to Monday, April 13
Easter Holiday. (University closed)

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Announcements

Anniversary of Pope's Visit to be Celebrated During Odyssey Day
The Catholic University of America will celebrate the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to campus during this year's Odyssey Day on Friday, April 17. Members of the university community along with families visiting for Odyssey Day are invited to attend a Mass in the Crypt Church of Basilica at 12:10 p.m. For more information, visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/Releases/2009//09PapalAniversaryMass.cfm or call 202-319-5600.

Town Hall Meeting on Emergencies
The Department of Public Safety invites all members of the university community to attend the final town hall meeting on "How We Manage Emergencies." Public safety and environmental health and safety administrators will talk about the university's preparations for responding to emergencies and solicit feedback from members of the university community. Among the topics to be reviewed will be procedures that CUA community members need to follow under the "shelter in place" and "evacuation" scenarios. The final meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 8, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

Federal Tax Credit
The “Making Work Pay” tax credit was recently passed by Congress. As a result of this, the Internal Revenue Service has released new tax tables that the Office of Payroll has put in place with an effective payroll date of March 25, 2009. The new tables will implement a $400 per individual/$800 per married couple tax credit on 2009 and 2010 tax returns. Employees should look for a decrease in the amount of federal tax withheld on each paycheck, and an increase in net pay. For more information, contact the payroll office at 202-319-5512.

Tree Planting on Campus for Earth Day
On Wednesday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, The Catholic University of America and the Casey Tree Foundation will plant 35 large trees on the CUA mall as part of Earth Day. To volunteer to plant trees or for more information, go to http://planttrees.cua.edu/

Summer Housing for CUA Students
Summer housing is available for CUA students in Opus Hall. Caldwell and Seton halls are also available for graduate and law students seeking summer housing. More information, including the application, is available at http://housing.cua.edu/. In order to be eligible for an on-campus summer assignment through the Office of Housing Services, individuals must be current CUA students or visiting college students enrolled in summer courses at CUA. Current CUA students do not need to be enrolled in summer classes in order to be eligible for summer housing. This is a great opportunity for CUA students to pursue internships and other career opportunities in the D.C. area during the summer months. Information on summer internships is available in the Office of Career Services and at http://careers.cua.edu/.

Cardinal Basketball Academy Camp Dates Announced
The Catholic University men's and women's basketball programs will host a series of instructional camps throughout the summer at the Raymond A. DuFour Center. The camps are scheduled for June 15 to 19, June 22 to 26, and Aug. 17 to 21.

Open to students ages 7 to 15, the camps will aim to improve the fundamental skills of basketball while increasing each athlete's understanding and confidence in all phases of the game. With a small counselor-to-camper ratio, the Cardinal Basketball Academy will offer all players the opportunity to receive individual attention during the week.

Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.cuacardinals.com/links/2009_CARDINAL_BASKETBALL_ACADEMY.pdf?dec=. For more information, call Steve Howes, men's basketball coach, at 202-319-6046.

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 For Your Benefit

Get Fit Results
The Office of Human Resources would like to thank all the employees who participated in the staff and faculty members’ “Get Fit” challenge. During the six-week challenge, all participants put forth great effort in staying fit. The team averages for the past six weeks are as follows:

Leahy Cardinals – 42 points

Team CPIT Fit – 24.25 points

The RegiSTARS – 34.75 points

Development Divas & Dudes – 33.75 points

The Human Race Horses – 28.5 points

Team 315 – 33.75 points

The Healthy Resources – 24.25 points

ATS Team – 22 points

STRS Deans – 35.5 points

Congratulations to the top three teams — Leahy Cardinals, The STRS Deans and the RegiSTARS — who will be receiving a healthy luncheon to celebrate their success. A Presidential Active Lifestyle Award certificate will be given to all participants who scored a total of 30 points or more during this six-week period and all participants will receive a certificate in recognition of their participation.

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