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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 http://music.cua.edu.

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 Johnsong@cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 10
3:30 p.m., CUAbroad and the Office of Career Services present "Back in the USA: Putting Education Abroad to Work," an event for CUA students who recently returned from education abroad programs.  Former participants in both CUA and non-CUA programs may attend. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided.  Please bring your resume, photos and stories to share. McMahon Hall, Room 112. R.s.v.p. by Monday, March 9, to cuabroad@cua.edu or to Madison Bolls at bolls@cua.edu.

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session on internship opportunities and full-time positions at AFLAC. For more information, see announcements.

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 http://disabilitysupport.cua.edu or call 202-319-5211.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session by First Command Financial Services. For more information, see announcements.

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 http://composition.cua.edu/filmdance.cfm.

Thursday, March 12
11:30 a.m., CUAbroad and the Center for Global Education present education abroad program director training for CUA faculty and staff who led – or intend to lead in the future – groups of CUA students, alumni or faculty overseas on academic and travel  programs. Such programs include study, internships, spring break trips, alumni tours and mission trips. The workshop will emphasize health and safety information, CUA guidelines and procedures, liability issues as well as resources for further information and training. A light lunch is provided. McMahon Hall, Room 112.  R.s.v.p. is required by Monday, March 9, to Ella Sweigert at sweigert@cua.edu

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 weavera@cua.edu 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 kauffman@cua.edu.


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 Athletics

Tuesday, March 10
3 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Guilford College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts McDaniel College. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Baseball Field.

Wednesday, March 11
3:30 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Richard Stockton College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, March 12
3 p.m., the softball team hosts Gallaudet University. DuFour Center, Softball Field. 

4 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts McDaniel College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, March 14
1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Christopher Newport University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, March 15
2 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Roanoke College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

Lenten Retreat
The Office of Campus Ministry sponsors "Out of the Darkness ... and into the Light," the Going Deeper into Lent Retreat, Friday, March 20, to Sunday, March 22, 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 http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/register/registration_dsp.cfm.

Lenten Adoration
The university community is invited to participate in Lenten Adoration, a yearly tradition on campus. 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.

Stations of the Cross
The university community is invited to participate in Stations of the Cross each Monday throughout Lent at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Days of Fast and Abstinence
Catholics are reminded that all Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence, during which Catholics should abstain from eating meat. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio Cole at deprizio@cua.edu.

Lenten Confessions
The opportunity to make Lenten confessions begins in the residence halls the week after Spring Break. The schedule will be posted at http://ministry.cua.edu/.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 16
4:10 p.m., the music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a lecture on Mendelssohn and the Old Testament by Larry Todd, professor of music at Duke University. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall.

6:10 p.m., the departments of English and media studies present "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" (1940) 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 Johnsong@cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 17
11:10 a.m., the music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents “A Plea for Justice: Catholic University and the American Church’s Condemnation of the Nazis in 1938” a lecture by Maria Mazzenga, CUA archivist, and Joseph Santo, assistant dean of the music school. The two will discuss the 1938 broadcast from CUA of a radio program condemning Nazi atrocities. Santo’s new work “Malachey Elyon,” which will be performed by the CUA Symphony Orchestra on March 18, was inspired by the radio broadcast. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall.

Wednesday, March 18
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Program of Italian Studies of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Graduate Students Association, and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C., present "From Grazia Deledda to Melania Mazzucco: Italian Literary Narrative Trajectory into the 21st Century." The symposium will feature keynote speakers Margherita Heyer-Caput, professor of Italian at the University of California-Davis; Cristina Della Coletta, professor of Italian at the University of Virginia; and Stefania Lucamante, associate professor of modern languages and literatures at Catholic University. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Lucamante at lucamante@cua.edu or 202-319-5240.

4 p.m., the School of Canon Law sponsors the Sixth Annual James H. Provost Memorial Lecture: "A Theory of Bonum Coniugum," by Klaus Lüdicke, professor of canon law from Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat Münster. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5492.

7:30 p.m., the music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents a performance by the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, with the CUA Women’s Chorus. The concert will feature music of Claude Debussy and Mendelssohn as well as Copland’s “A Lincoln Portrait,” which will be narrated by Very Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., Catholic University president. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the births of both Lincoln and Mendelssohn. Joseph Santo, assistant dean of music, will also present “Malachey Elyon,” an original work based on radio broadcast recordings discovered in CUA’s archives featuring the responses of several U.S. bishops and leading Catholics to Nazi persecution during World War II. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, seniors, and CUA faculty and staff.

Thursday, March 19
11 a.m.  to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Spring Career Fair. The fair will feature opportunities for May grads looking for full-time jobs after graduation and students looking for summer jobs and for internships to round out work experience. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For a list of attending organizations, go to http://careers.cua.edu.

1 to 9 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute, the Center for International Social Development of The Catholic University of America and the Catholic Leadership Council of the National Religious Coalition Against Torture sponsor "Torture, Conscience and the Catholic Moral Tradition." Columbus School of Law, Moot Court Room. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Friday, March 20
10 a.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Order of Malta Federal Association, U.S.A., present the Year of St. Paul Symposium in honor of the 2,000th anniversary of the birth of the apostle Paul. The speakers include Rev. Frank Matera, Andrews-Kelly-Ryan Professor of Biblical Studies; Hellen Mardaga, assistant professor of New Testament; Rev. John Paul Heil, professor of New Testament; and Paul J. Achtemeier, professor emeritus of biblical interpretation at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information about the symposium, call 202-319-5683. To register for the event, visit http://trs.cua.edu/yearofpaul/registration.cfm.

Friday, March 20, and Sunday, March 22
8 p.m. the music school, as part of the President's Festival of the Arts, presents Mendelssohn’s “Elijah, Op. 70” by the CUA Chorus, under the direction of Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music, and the CUA Symphony Orchestra. The concert is presented in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Mendelssohn. St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. A freewill offering will be collected.

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Announcements

Career Services Information Sessions
The Office of Career Services hosts information sessions for the following companies:

AFLAC: Tuesday, March 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. The representative from AFLAC will also be at the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, March 19.

First Command Financial Services: Wednesday, March 11 from 5 to 6 p.m. Open to all majors.

Sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

Furniture Available
The Office of Asset Inventory announces the availability of several wood bookcases and desks for any office or department. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-6402.

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.

Pryzbyla Food Court Happy Hour Specials
The Office of Dining Services invites students, faculty and staff to stop by the Pryzbyla Center Food Court for the following specials every Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Hour promotions cannot be used with block meal plan meal exchanges.

  • Bene Pizza — Buy one slice of pizza and get the second half off.
  • Fusion — Purchase a Fusion bowl and receive a free cookie and 22-ounce beverage.
  • Grille Works — Purchase any grilled sandwich and receive a free combo — fries and a 22-ounce beverage.
  • Grab-N-Go — Buy a Grab-N-Go salad or sandwich and get the second half off.
  • Friday Special — Save 10 percent on your total purchase when the last number of Friday's date matches the last number of your student ID card. This promotion can be combined with other Happy Hour promotions in the Food Court.

Also, purchase a Starbucks beverage and return with your receipt on the same day during Happy Hour to receive 20 percent off your entire purchase (cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts.)

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

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 Save Your Energy

Keep Them Closed
How much carbon dioxide do various fuels add to the atmosphere?

One gallon of gasoline adds 19.6 pounds of carbon dioxide.

One kilowatt hour (kwh) of electricity adds 1.5 pounds of carbon dioxide, while every 100 cubic feet of natural gas adds 100 pounds of carbon dioxide.

The power plant at Catholic University, which uses natural gas as its primary fuel, has emitted more than 10 million pounds of carbon dioxide since the boilers were started on October 21, 2008. That is why the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations asks you to keep the windows closed and not waste heat.

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