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Monday, Nov. 16
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents a lecture by Craig Wilkens, director of the Detroit Community Design Center at the University of Michigan. His recent book lays the framework for moving past a state of architectural discourse, which he views as inherently racist, to a more fluid state that changes with the demands of a multicultural society. This is part of the 2009 Fall Architecture Lecture Series, "Race, Identity and Architecture." Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, visit http://architecture.cua.edu/news/Lectures.cfm.

7 to 9 p.m., the Program Board hosts Mo Rocca, best known for his offbeat news reports and satirical commentary on VH1 and Comedy Central. Tickets are $10 for CUA students, $12 for alumni and graduate students, $15 for faculty, staff and students of other universities and $20 for the general public. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. To purchase tickets, visit programboard.cua.edu. For more information, contact Haley Jackson at 973-462-9884.

Tuesday, Nov. 17
2 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management offers a seminar to review the online scheduling process at http://events.cua.edu. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 18
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Economic Development and Ethnic Assimilation: The Experience of Hispanics in Washington, D.C." by Enrique Pumar, IPR fellow and associate professor of sociology. The lecture is part of the Brown Bag series. Maloney Hall, Room 302. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5962 or 202-319-5999.

1 p.m., the Office of Human Resources and Carebridge Corporation present a seminar "Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Stress." See For Your Benefit.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science sponsors "SPARC: Opening Access to Research Through Collective Action," a colloquium with Jennifer McLennan, director of communications for the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 19
1 to 4 p.m., the Graduate Student Association and the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies sponsor the seminar "How to Give an Effective Presentation," by Andrew Abela, chair of business and economics. This seminar is specifically geared toward graduate students. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Damian Lenshek at 30lenshek@cardinalmail.cua.edu or 202-319-5773.

4 to 8 p.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values sponsors "Faith in a Secular Age," a public forum led by Cardinal Francis George of Chicago and Charles Taylor, Board of Trustees Professor of Law and Philosophy at Northwestern University. Talks by the two speakers will be followed by an open discussion. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. Light refreshments will be served. To register, visit www.crvp.org. For more information, e-mail cua-cscv@cua.edu or call 202-319-6089.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Thanksgiving Dinner and Chemistry — What's the Connection?" by Diane Bunce, professor of chemistry, as part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Malloney Hall, Rice Auditorium. For more information, go to http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

Thursday, Nov. 19, to Sunday, Nov. 22
The Department of Drama presents “Ngala Muti” by Emily Solomon, a Master of Fine Arts candidate in the playwriting program. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Callan Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni and staff, and $5 for students. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 20
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "Having the Right Attitudes," by John Drummond, Robert Southwell, S.J. Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University. This is the 11th lecture of the Fall 2009 Lecture Series, "The Issue of Truth — In Honor of Robert Sokolowski." Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259, e-mail cua-philosophy@cua.edu or visit http://philosophy.cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 22
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Le Nozze di Figaro," directed by CUA voice instructor Gene Galvin and conducted by Assistant Professor David Searle, director of orchestral activities and conducting studies. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, seniors and CUA alumni. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Nov. 21
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an information session and tour for prospective students. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at mica@cua.edu, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/tours/html.

Sunday, Nov. 22
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Town and Gown Chorus. St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment Group Meeting
The Men’s Discernment Group will meet Monday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. for evening prayer, a light supper and a presentation by Brother Isaac Slater of the Trappist Abby of Our Lady of the Genesee in Piffard, New York. Brother Isaac, a CUA student, will talk about the vocation to contemplative life. Those planning to attend should sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Mission Latin America
Campus Ministry wants to put together two Mission Latin America teams for service in two Central American countries. The mission groups will travel to their respective countries after graduation and return to campus the first week in June. Information sessions on Mission Latin America will be held Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 9:15 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Applications will be available on both evenings as well as at http://ministry.cua.edu.

CUA Hockey Game
The House invites students to cheer on the CUA Men's Hockey Team. The group will meet at the House at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, for face painting and sign making before the game. Admission and transportation are free, but students are asked to bring a canned food item as part of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Athletes Retreat
Athletes are invited to join the Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) on the annual athletes' retreat, Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 22. The retreat is a weekend of prayer, fellowship and competition among athletes. Those planning to attend should sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Thanksgiving Dinner with Father Bob and His Mom
Rev. Robert Schlageter, O.F.M. Conv., university chaplain, and his mother invite CUA students to join them for Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 26, in Curley Hall. Those planning to attend should sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/activities.

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 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

For more information on any of the following events, visit http://ministry.cua.edu//Hunger%20and%20Homelessness%20Awareness%20Week.cfm.

Sunday, Nov. 15, to Sunday, Nov. 22
Grocery bags will be available at the Pryzbyla Center to be filled and returned to Campus Ministry by Sunday, Nov. 22. The bags will be donated to the Brookland Family Collaborative and A Simple House to feed local families this Thanksgiving. For a list of items for the bags, visit the link above.

Tuesday, Nov. 17
6:45 to 9 a.m., a group will leave from Campus Ministry to serve breakfast at So Others Might Eat.

7 to 9 p.m., a group will leave from Campus Ministry to serve hot beverages to those experiencing homelessness in downtown D.C.

9 p.m., FOCUS (Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students) presents Advocacy Night in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happell Room.

Wednesday, Nov. 18
7 p.m., the Program Board and the College Democrats present a screening of "The Human Experience" in Hannan Hall, Room 106. The filmmakers will also be present.

10:30 p.m., the Hope for the Hungry and Homeless Sleep-out will take place in Centennial Village Circle. The event will include entertainment, a prayer service and service opportunities that will support homeless food runs.

Thursday, Nov. 19
6:45 to 9 a.m., a group will leave from Campus Ministry to serve breakfast at So Others Might Eat.
 
7 p.m., representatives from the National Coalition for the Homeless will take part in the Faces of Homelessness Panel discussion in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A.

Friday, Nov. 20
3:30 to 5:30 p.m., a group will leave from outside the Loft C-Store on the first floor of the Pryzbyla Center to deliver hot meals and bagged lunches to those experiencing homelessness in downtown D.C.

Saturday, Nov. 21
8 a.m., Students for Life sponsor a team for the Help the Homeless Walk-A-Thon on the National Mall in downtown D.C. The team will meet by the benches at the CUA Metrorail stop.

Sunday, Nov. 22
1 to 3 p.m., a group will leave from outside the Loft C-Store on the first floor of the Pryzbyla Center to deliver meals to those experiencing homelessness in downtown D.C.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov. 24
3 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management sponsors an event planning seminar on service providers. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 25, to Sunday, Nov. 29
Thanksgiving recess. University closed.

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Announcements

Presidential Survey
The Presidential Search Committee is seeking input from all members of the university community on short- and long-term goals for CUA and the qualities and attributes most desirable in the next president.

In order to gather opinions, an e-survey has been developed and can be accessed by clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=K_2fE4zHRr812serTgLyt2ww_3d_3d. This survey is easy to use and will only take a few minutes to complete.

Thanksgiving Lunch
The Office of Dining Services announces a Thanksgiving Banquet to take place Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Pryzbyla Food Court from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed green beans, sauteed squash and assorted cakes and pies. The meal will cost $9.99 and will include a 20-ounce beverage. For more information, visit www.cua.campusdish.com.

Pryzbyla Center Thanksgiving Hours
The Pryzbyla Center will operate as follows for the week that includes Thanksgiving:

  • Monday, Nov. 23, from 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 28, closed
  • Sunday, Nov. 29, from noon to midnight

Normal operating hours resume Monday, Nov. 30. For more information, visit http://pryzbyla.cua,edu or call 202-319-5200.

Mandated Electrical Power Outages
The university is required to comply annually with Pepco’s high voltage testing and maintenance procedures. The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations makes every effort to schedule these annual outages during periods that will have the least impact on the daily operations of the university. The schedule below was developed after careful review of university calendars.

  • Monday, Nov. 16, from 7 to 8:15 a.m.: Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan Hall, Law School, Aquinas Hall, Fitness Center, Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Curley Court, Millenniums, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Opus Hall, St. Vincent's Chapel and Pryzbyla Center)
  • Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 7 to 8:15 a.m.: Campuswide (except Centennial Village, Hannan Hall, Law School, Aquinas Hall, Fitness Center, Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Curley Court, Millenniums, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Opus Hall, St. Vincent's Chapel and Pryzbyla Center)
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, St. Vincent's Chapel, Fitness Center and Health Center.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 23, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Feeder #20, Gowan Hall, Nursing Biology Building, McCort-Ward Hall, Maloney Hall, Mullen Hall and Power Plant Boilers

    7 a.m. to 10 a.m. only: Feeder #40, Cardinal Hall, McGivney Hall, Shahan Hall, Conaty Hall, Spalding Hall, Spellman Hall and Gibbons Hall
  • Monday, Dec. 28, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Feeder #30, Power Plant 2nd floor, Crough Center, Pangborn Hall, McMahon Hall, Stucco Building and McCarthy Building

    7 to 8 a.m.: Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall and Hartke Hall
  • Tuesday, Dec. 29, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall and Hartke Theater
  • Wednesday, Dec. 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Feeder #40, Cardinal Hall, McGivney Hall, Shahan Hall, Conaty Hall, Spalding Hall, Spellman Hall and Gibbons Hall
  • Thursday, Dec. 31, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Hannan Hall, Centennial Village, Millenniums, Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Law School, Pryzbyla Center, Opus Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Flather Hall and Fitness Center
  • Monday, Jan. 4, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.: Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall and Marist Annex

For more information, call 202-319-5121.

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 For Your Benefit

On Demand Workshops
The Carebridge Corporation and the Office of Human Resources have partnered to provide faculty and staff with free multimedia presentations on the topics of "Stress Management and Healthy Habits for the Holidays" and "Personal Money Management." To view these presentations, go to http://www.myliferesource.com/index.aspx. Enter access code HSBH4, and follow the directions to log in. A user name and password will need to be created. Presentations will be available for viewing until February 2010. For more information, call 202-319-4177.

Work/Life Seminars for Faculty and Staff
The Carebridge Corporation and the Office of Human Resources offer a seminar on "Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Stress," on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. in Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323. Brown bagged lunches are welcome. No R.s.v.p. is necessary. For more information, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/training/.

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