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Monday, Nov. 9
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "The Host Response to B. anthracis Infection" by Tod J. Merkel, principal investigator at the Laboratory of Respiratory and Special Pathogens, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or dautin@cua.edu.

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." Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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," a talk 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 351. Registration is requested. To register, visit
http://careers.cua.edu, call 202-319-5623 or stop by Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Thursday, Nov. 12
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session with the U.S. Department of Labor. Representatives will talk with CUA students about job and internship opportunities at their agency. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

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.

5 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association present "The Last Vikings Sea-Kings of the British Isles (1079-1265)" by R. Andrew McDonald, associate professor of History at Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794

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.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's composition program presents a student recital. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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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 Campus Ministry

CUA on Tap
Monsignor James Watkins, director of the Office of Worship for the Archdiocese of Washington, will deliver the last CUA on Tap of the semester, titled “The Search for an Absolute God in a Culture of Relativism,” in Caldwell Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 12. Open mic night starts at 7 p.m. and the talk begins at 8 p.m. Free food and $3 beers for those over 21 will be served. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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

Hunger and Homelessness Week
National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week takes place Nov. 15 to 22. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to learn how individuals can make a difference in ending local homelessness and to provide food for families that are in need of a Thanksgiving meal. For more information on how to get involved, visit http://ministry.cua.edu

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. Sign-up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

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.

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Upcoming Events

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. Pryzbyla 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.

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 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.

4:30 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, Auditorium. For more information, go to http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

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 voice instructor Gene Galvin and conducted by Assistant Professor David Searle. 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.

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Announcements

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.

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. 

Solar Installation, Parking Changes
Standard Solar Inc. of Gaithersburg, Md., will be staging equipment for Catholic University’s solar panel installations on Monday, Nov. 9, and Tuesday, Nov. 10. This process will include the use of two cranes to lift the solar panels and ancillary materials to the roofs of the Raymond A. Dufour (Athletic) Center and Aquinas, Gibbons and Flather halls. One crane will be positioned in front of each building during the staging process, affecting access and parking as follows:

  • Aquinas Hall
    No parking will be allowed on the access road from Marist Annex, to and including the rear parking lot of Aquinas Hall, from 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, through 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.  

    Access to the building’s main entrance will not be affected.

    Access through the rear of the building will not be permitted during the time in which the crane is in use. The anticipated times are from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 9 and noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 10.
  • DuFour Center
    No parking will be allowed in the front driveway off John McCormack Road from 7 a.m. Nov.  9 through 5 p.m. Nov. 10.  
    The adjacent parking lot will be unaffected.
    Access will be available at all entrances to the building.
  • Flather Hall
    No parking will be allowed in the parking lot between Flather and Regan halls from 7 a.m. Nov. 9 through 5 p.m. Nov. 10.  
  • Gibbons Hall
    No parking will be allowed in the service road in front of the building from 7 a.m. Nov. 9 through 5 p.m. Nov. 10.

For more information, contact the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121 or CUA-FMO@cua.edu.

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 For Your Benefit

Important 2010 Open Enrollment Information
All employees, even if they do not use the medical, dental and/or vision plans, must enroll to have other benefits including life insurance, long-term disability insurance and access to the employee assistance plan.

For assistance enrolling online for benefits, vist the Leahy Conference Room (Room 100) Monday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions in Spanish will be held on Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The following information should be brought to these sessions:

  • CUA Employee ID number
  • The Social Security number of any child or spouse that will be enrolled on the plan (required by the federal government)
  • Emergency contact information
  • Information for the beneficiary for life insurance benefit

Employees will need to know the plans they are currently enrolled in. Visit www.cuabenefits.com to access this information. An employee's user name at this site is CUA and his/her employee ID (example CUA123456). The password is their birth date entered as MMDDYYYY (example: 10211965 would be entered for 10/21/1965).

Select “Benefits” and a drop-down menu will appear. Select “Confirmation”, choose the most recent date range and click “view”, review confirmation statement and either print or e-mail confirmation by clicking the link in top right corner.

Employees with questions regarding Open Enrollment should call the Office of Human Resources hotlines at 202-299-2821 (CUA1) or 202-299-2822 (CUA2) or e-mail the Office of Human Resources at humanresources@cua.edu. To view the presentation slides from the information sessions and other helpful information regarding Open Enrollment for 2010, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/benefits/.
 
For more information on the new dental plans, call the Employee Benefit Hotline, 1-888-600-1600. When asked for group number and employer, use #452280 and the full name of The Catholic University of America.

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
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 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.

  • 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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