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Monday, Nov. 30
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "The genes that were missed: an expanding universe of small RNAs and small proteins" by Gisela Stroz, senior investigator and deputy director, Cell Biology and Metabolism Program, National Institute of Child Heath and Development. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or dautin@cua.edu.

3 to 5 p.m., reception for Craig Parker. See Announcements.

Tuesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 3
9:30 to 10:50 a.m., Assistant Professor of English Todd Lidh's undergraduate Shakespeare class will be performing "As You Like It" and "The Taming of the Shrew." Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lidh at lidh@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Dec. 1
5:30 to 8 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents an open house for courses in Spanish for Health Care. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Jennifer Maxwell at maxwellj@cua.edu or 202-319-5057.

Wednesday, Dec. 2
10 a.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.

12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Female Leaders in Historically Male Settings: A Research Project on Women in Leadership in Theological Education" by Barbara Brown Zikmund, project director, Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada. 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 "Personality Styles and Why They Matter" by John Parkhurst, psychology lecturer, as part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, go to http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

5:15 to 7 p.m., the Department of History, Oliveira Lima Library and Graduate Student Association present the History Department Colloquia Series, "Exemplary Lives: Muhammad and Christ in the Italian Renaissance" by Margaret Meserve, Carl E. Koch Associate Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Przybyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Ramon Sola at 202-319-5484 or solar@cua.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 3
4:30 p.m., the the School of Theology and Religious Studies will present the Quasten Medal for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies to Rev. Jared Wicks, S.J., professor of theology and former academic dean of the faculty of theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

5 to 6:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents "The Future of Consumer Finance Regulation" by Ralph J. Rohner and Heidi Mandanis Schooner, professors of law. National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at haederle@law.edu.

5:10 p.m., the Center of Medieval and Byzantine Studies sponsors a Gala Book Party to celebrate its 40th anniversary. More than 15 faculty from the program will talk about their recently published books. The CUA Bookstore and CUA Press will have copies for sale. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Writing Center and John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library are offering term-paper clinics  to help students with end-of-semester writing projects. Writing Center consultants and research librarians will be available to assist students on a first-come-first-served basis. Mullen Library, Meric Lab. For more information, visit http://english.cua.edu/res/docs/Due-date-approaching3.pdf.

Friday, Dec. 4
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "Aquinas on Creation: A Philosophical or Theological Issue?" by Monsignor John Wippel, Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy. This is the final 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.

5 p.m. the university community is invited to “Light the Season” at CUA’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. The celebration will include refreshments, music and a visit from Santa Claus. Pryzbyla Center, Third-Floor Atrium (across from Starbucks). For more information, contact the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003.

7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception present the 21st Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, featuring the combined CUA Orchestra and University Chorus. A collection will be taken to benefit the Consortium of Catholic Academies. Basilica, Great Upper Church. For more information, call 202-526-8300.

Saturday, Dec. 5
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.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Dec. 6
2 to 6 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors a trip to Arundel Mills outlet mall. The group will leave from the 2nd floor Pryzbyla Lobby. To register, visit the "D.C. Excursions" area of http://activities.cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Women's Chorus winter concert. St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

7 p.m., Theological College presents Lessons and Carols. Theological Chapel. For more information, call 202-756-4900.

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 Campus Ministry

Advent Calendars
Advent Calendars will be on sale in the Pryzbyla Center the week of Nov. 30, during the lunch and dinner hours. Chocolate calendars are $3 and non-chocolate calendars are $2. For more information, call 202-319-6972.

Summer Latin America Mission Trips
Those interested in the summer mission groups that go to Belize and Costa Rica shortly after graduation and return to campus the first week in June should fill out an application. Applications are due no later than 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, and can be found at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Advent Residence Hall Confessions
Confessions will be heard in the residence halls beginning Tuesday, Dec 1. Visit http://ministry.cua.edu for the schedule.

Gifts for Brookland Children
Christmas Trees in St. Vincent’s Chapel, the Pryzbyla Center and Mullen Library will feature ornaments specifying gifts for local children from Monday, Nov. 30, through Sunday, Dec. 8. Gifts may be dropped off in the Campus Ministry office until noon on Dec. 11. For more information, contact Heather Donahue at 97DONAHUE@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Christmastime in the City
The House kicks off the Christmas season with a night of ice skating and viewing popular Christmas trees in downtown D.C. The group will leave from the House at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4. Those attending should bring money for riding Metrorail and ice skating. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Lessons and Carols
Lessons and Carols, an evening of prayer, reflections and songs of the season of Advent, featuring campus ministry choirs will take place in Caldwell Chapel on Monday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575. 

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 Athletics

Saturday, Dec. 5
7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Dec. 8
Patronal Feast of the Immaculate Conception. (Holiday)

Wednesday, Dec. 9
2:30 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management offers an event planning seminar on planning and campus spaces. Pryzbyla Center, Room 311. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

3 to 8 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry presents a Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and Third Floor Atrium. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "What Really Happens in CUA's Vitreous State Laboratory" by Ian Pegg, director of the laboratory and physics professor, as part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, go to http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

Thursday, Dec. 10
5:10 p.m., the Center of Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures sponsor "Marketing Medieval Romance in the Sixteenth Century," by Emily C. Francomano, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Writing Center and Mullen Library are offering term-paper clinics  to help students with end-of-semester writing projects. Writing Center consultants and research librarians will be available to assist students on a first-come-first-served basis. Mullen Library, Meric Lab. For more information, visit http://english.cua.edu/res/docs/Due-date-approaching3.pdf.

Friday, Dec. 11
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a Chamber Orchestra Concert. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Dec. 12
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a Composition Stage Scene performance. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Announcements

Farewell Reception for Craig Parker
Faculty and staff of Catholic University are invited to a farewell reception on Monday, Nov. 30, for Craig Parker, associate vice president and general counsel, in celebration of his 34 years of service to CUA. The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Peggy Truesdale Haney at 202-319-5142.

Middle States Self-Study Report to Be Posted Online
On Dec. 14, the draft of Catholic University’s Middle States Self-Study report, an online form to solicit feedback about it and the schedule for a series of town hall meetings will be posted on the CUA Web site at http://provost.cua.edu/msche. At the town hall meetings, all members of the CUA community will have a chance to share their thoughts about the 180-page draft of the report, which addresses how CUA meets the Middle States Commission’s 14 “Characteristics of Excellence” standards. The report also highlights how, since 2000, the university has progressed in five areas: improving undergraduate education, enhancing support for graduate students, introducing new professional graduate programs, enhancing extramural research support and designing a strategy for strengthening CUA’s financial base.

The town hall meetings are the final step in the research and documentation used to create the self-study report. It is expected that feedback from the town hall meetings will help to refine the report.

The meetings, hosted by the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee, will be held in Great Room A of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. They are scheduled for the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 14, 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5 to 6 p.m. (to accommodate evening students)
  • Monday, Jan. 25, 2 to 3 p.m.


ATM Change — Pryzbyla Center
During the week of Jan. 4, the Wachovia ATM located in the Pryzbyla Center adjacent to the Information Desk will be removed and replaced with a SunTrust ATM. For more information, contact Renell Lewis, director of treasury services, at 202-319-6445.

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