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Monday, Nov. 2, through Monday, Nov. 9
The German and history clubs celebrate the 20th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall. See Announcements.

Monday, Nov. 2
All Souls Day

12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Protein Quality Control and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress: New Target for Cancer Therapy” by Yihong Ye, tenure track investigator, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or dautin@cua.edu.

12:15 p.m., the University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Illness, Sainthood and Meaning in Egyptian Monastic Narrative," by Andrew Crislip, professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Tuesday, Nov. 3
2 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management offers a seminar to review the online scheduling process at http://events.cua.edu. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 4
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., the CUA Bookstore presents a Faculty Regalia Sale of academic apparel by Herff Jones. For more information, visit www.cua.bkstr.com.

Noon to 6 p.m., the Zeta Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the National Co-ed Service Fraternity, hosts a Blood Drive. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Donors can sign up in the Pryzbyla Center on Nov. 2 and 3 or at https://www.membersforlife.org/rccm/bdc/login.php with Sponsor Code 13918. For  more information, contact Jenni Tyliszczak at 41tyliszczak@cardinalstaiton.cua.edu or 203-520-8853.

12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "What Do Catholic Elementary and Secondary Students Know About Their Faith?" by John Convey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education. 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.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Who Is the American Voter in the Age of Obama?" by John Kenneth White, professor of politics, as part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, go to http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

Thursday, Nov. 5
1 p.m., the Office of Human Resources and Carebridge Corporation offer a "Managing Work Time Effectively" seminar. See For Your Benefit.

2 p.m., the Graduate Student Association and Department of Politics sponsor "Natural Law, Freedom of Conscience and American Constitutionalism," by James Stoner, professor of political science, Louisiana State University. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Light refreshments will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5803.

4 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family hosts a lecture on “Food Production and Family-Friendly Farming (Everything I Want to Do is Illegal)” by Joel Salatin of Polyface Farms in Swoope, Va. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. This event is free of charge, but tickets are required. For information or to reserve a ticket, call 202-526-3799 or e-mail information@johnpaulii.edu.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents “The World Digital Library” by Allene Hayes, digital projects coordinator for the Library of Congress. Marist Hall, Room 132. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 6
1 p.m., the Office of Human Resources and Carebridge Corporation offer a "Personal Money Management" seminar. See For Your Benefit.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "We Don't Do Truth," by John Rist of the University of Toronto and the Istituto Patristico Augustinianum. This is the 10th 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.

Saturday, Nov. 7
10 a.m. to noon, the School of Library and Information Science hosts an open house on its Master of Library and Information Science degree program. St. Charles Borromeo Church, 3304 North Washington Blvd., Arlington, Va. For more information or to R.s.v.p., e-mail grayl@cua.edu or go to http://slis.cua.edu/openhouse/.

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 Campus Ministry

University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
The University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed will be celebrated on Monday, Nov. 2, All Souls Day, at 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Campuswide Capture the Flag
On Friday, Nov. 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m., the House sponsors a campuswide game of Capture the Flag. The game will begin at the House. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Attention All Eagle Scouts
The offices of student life and campus ministry are offering Eagle Scouts a simple dinner and the opportunity to get to know each other and trade scouting stories. Eagle Scouts can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/activities: Click "sign up for an activity" and register for “I am an Eagle Scout.” A date and location will be scheduled once all scouts have signed up.

Men’s Discernment Group Meeting
There will be a Mass and Men’s Discernment Group meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Mass will be in Caldwell Chapel at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and a discussion in the Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. The guest speaker will be Rev. David Toups, associate director, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations.

Junior Retreat
The Junior Retreat — "Love: Is It in you?" — will be held Nov. 13 to 15. The cost is $40 (scholarships are available). For more information, e-mail Jeff Ossinger at ossinger@cua.edu

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Nov. 10
5:30 to 6:15 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies presents "Honoring Those Who Have Served: A Veterans Day Reflection with the American Legion National Commander Clarence E. Hill." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Seats are limited. To R.s.v.p., contact Charis Choe-Joaquin at choec@cua.edu or 202-319-6213.


Wednesday, Nov. 11
12:10 to 1 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities hosts "From Combat to Classroom," by CUA student Sgt. James Nolan who has served in Iraq and Haiti, in honor of Veterans Day. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch. For more information, call 202-319-6003 or e-mail cua-activities@cua.edu.

2 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management offers an event planning seminar about online requests. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents the 2009 Lecture in Law, Philosophy and Religious Traditions, “The Consequence of Human Differences,” by Joseph Vining, Harry Burns Hutchins Collegiate Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-5140.

5:30 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Getting into Grad School and Law School: What You Need to Know," with Shani J.P. Butts, director of admissions for the Columbus School of Law, and Julie Schwing, director of graduate admissions. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. Registration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu, call 202-319-5623 or stop by Pryzbyla Center Room 202.

Thursday, Nov. 12
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "How Are Models of Charitable Giving and Volunteering Estimated and Does It Really Matter to the Findings?" by Ernest M. Zampelli, IPR fellow and associate professor of economics. 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.

Friday, Nov. 13
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts Focus on Engineering, Focus on Music, Focus on Nursing and Focus on Politics events for prospective students to learn more about these majors. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at mica@cua.edu, or go to http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/aed.html.

Sunday, Nov. 15
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an open house. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at mica@cua.edu, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/openhouse.html.

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Announcements

20th Anniversary of the Collapse of the Berlin Wall
On Monday, Nov. 2, a replica of the wall will be installed outside the Pryzbyla Center to begin the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. On Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., the German and history clubs will screen a documentary on the history and fall of the wall in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Afterward, participants — divided into two groups — will enter Great Room B from different sides. Separated by a replica of the wall, they will tear it down and celebrate with catered German Oktoberfest food and German music.

Specially designed T-shirts, which must be worn to gain entrance to the celebration on Nov. 9, will be on sale in the Pryzbyla Center Nov. 2 through Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Nov. 2, there will also be a German bake sale to raise money for the event, which is open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, e-mail Claudia Bornholdt, assistant professor of German, at Bornholdt@cua.edu.

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. For more information, call 202-319-5121.

  • Monday, Nov. 16, from 8 to 9:15 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 8 to 9:15 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)
  • Monday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 9 a.m.: Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall and Marist Annex
  • Monday, Dec. 14, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Centennial Village and Flather Hall
  • Monday, Dec. 21, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Feeder #20, Gowan Hall, Nursing-Biology Building, McCort-Ward Hall, Maloney Hall, Mullen Library and Power Plant boilers

    7 to 10 a.m. only: Feeder #40, Cardinal Hall, McGivney Hall, Shahan Hall, Conaty Hall, Spalding Hall, Spellman Hall and Gibbons Hall
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Centennial Village
  • 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

Veterans Day Honors at Halftime
The Office of Campus Activities is sponsoring an event on Saturday, Nov. 7, to honor veterans during halftime of the CUA football game. Those who would like to be honored should e-mail their names to Gabrielle Cugini at 24Cugini@cardinalmail.cua.edu by Nov. 2.

CUA International Scholar of the Month Contest        
CUA's Center for Global Education (CGE) would like to acknowledge students, staff or faculty members who have crossed borders to study abroad, teach, or conduct research. CGE is sponsoring a monthly contest in which members of the CUA community will be recognized as international scholars who have taken the initiative to place CUA on the global map. To nominate someone who has made a global contribution via a cross-cultural experience, complete a brief application found at http://cge.cua.edu/news/ and e-mail it to cua-cge@cua.edu.

Winners will be featured on the CGE Web site as CUA International Scholars of the month and they will receive a gift of chocolate. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or e-mail cua-cge@cua.edu.

Lounge Furniture Available
The Environmental Health and Safety Office announces the sale of several types of lounge furniture and miscellaneous equipment that the university no longer needs. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of this equipment, which is available for viewing by appointment. All sales are first-come, first-serve.  For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or wolfa@cua.edu.

Disability Self-Identification to the University
In an effort to enhance the university's existing emergency response plans, CUA has developed an online process to assemble a listing of university faculty, staff or students with permanent disabilities who may need assistance with evacuating a building in an emergency. Self-identification is voluntary. Individuals with a temporary disability that would require assistance in the event of an emergency during the duration of their disabling condition should notify their area coordinator, residence assistant or supervisor.

Individuals with identified permanent disabilities who believe that they may need assistance during an emergency are strongly encouraged to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire. The questionnaire is available at http://dss.cua.edu/self-identification.

The Office of Disability Support Services is available to assist students and/or address questions that may arise when completing the form. The office is located in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 207. For more information e-mail cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu

Faculty and staff may direct concerns or questions to the Equal Employment Office in Leahy Hall, Room 280, by e-mailing humanresources@cua.edu.

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 For Your Benefit

H1N1 Vaccine Resource for CUA Employees
CUA employees interested in finding H1N1 vaccine clinics should visit http://www.flu.gov/individualfamily/vaccination/locator.html. Vaccine distribution is being managed by individual states. The Web site provides state-specific information about available clinic sites and hours of operation.

On Demand Workshops
Beginning Nov. 1, 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.

Employee Benefits Open Enrollment Information Sessions
The Office of Human Resources offers the following opportunities to learn about the improved CUA employee benefit plan for 2010 and the specifics of each plan:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3, Pryzbyla Center, Room 320 A, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 4, Pryzbyla Center, Room 320 A, 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Employees will be able to pick up their information packets at the sessions on Oct. 28 and 29. After these sessions, the remaining packets will be mailed.

For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

Work/Life Seminars for Faculty and Staff
The Carebridge Corporation and the Office of Human Resources are offering five free seminars on various work/life topics for faculty and staff in November. All seminars will be held at 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center. Brown bagged lunches are welcome. No R.s.v.p. is necessary.

  • Managing Work Time Effectively, Thursday Nov. 5 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)
  • Personal Money Management, Friday Nov. 6 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)
  • Identity Theft, Tuesday Nov. 10 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)
  • Gaining Control of Debt, Thursday Nov. 12 (Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A)
  • Control Your Thoughts, Control Your Stress, Wednesday, Nov. 18 (Pryzbyla Center, rooms 321 and 323)

For more information visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/training/.

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