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Monday, Oct. 12
Columbus Day. holiday.

Monday, Oct. 12, Wednesday, Oct. 14, and Friday, Oct. 16
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values international seminar "Sacred and Secular: Complementary and/or Conflictual," will explore the topic of "Transcendence and Hierarchy in a Secular Age: Towards a Post-Secular Anthropology." Gibbons Hall, Room B12. Faculty members and graduate students who would like to participate are invited to contact Rev. George McLean at mclean@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
Noon, CUAbroad will conduct an information session on the CUA in Rome education abroad program. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information on the program and a complete list of information session dates, visit http://cuabroad.cua.edu/programs/Rome.cfm.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Latino Cultures in the United States: Implications for Students at CUA and at Home," by Lucy Cohen, professor of anthropology. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-6003 or e-mail cua-activities@cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the CUA Orchestra presents a concert conducted by David Searle, director of orchestral activities and conducting studies. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 4301 East-West Highway, Bethesda, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Wednesdays
3:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts Education Abroad 101 information sessions offering details on the study abroad programs offered at CUA, eligibility, the application process and finances. McMahon Hall, Room 111. To view the Education Abroad 101 PowerPoint, visit: http://cuabroad.cua.edu/infosessions/index.cfm#edabroad101.

Wednesday, Oct. 14
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Academic Technology Services offers Blackboard training for faculty to demonstrate the basic features and capabilities of Blackboard 8. Leahy Hall, Room 51. For more information, contact Lisa Hawkins at 202-319-4768 or hawkinsl@cua.edu.

1 to 5 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (formerly the Life Cycle Institute) presents "American Catholics: Reviewing the Past, Looking Forward to 2011." Tom Roberts, editor at large of the National Catholic Reporter, will be the keynote speaker. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5999.

3 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management presents 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.

Thursday, Oct. 15
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (formerly the Life Cycle Institute)  presents "Factors That Predict Access to Health Information in Economically Vulnerable Populations with Chronic Illness" by Mary Paterson, associate dean of academic affairs and professor of nursing. 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.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium present "Mexican Baroque? Problems of Periodization and Recent Research on New Spanish Music" by Drew Edward Davies, assistant professor, Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor, music, at ext. 5858 or gwagstaff@hotmail.com.

5:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association present "The Visual Culture of American Civil Religion" by David Morgan, professor of religion at Duke University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Patrick Beldio at 29beldio@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the CUA Orchestra presents a concert conducted by David Searle, director of orchestral activities and conducting studies. Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, 1217 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 18
The Department of Drama will present “In Good King Charles’s Golden Days” by George Bernard Shaw. The play is being presented in conjunction with the International Shaw Society’s 2009 International George Bernard Shaw Conference, which will take place at CUA during the run of the play. Performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, 16 and 17, and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 17 and 18. Hartke Theatre. For more information, see Announcements.

Friday, Oct. 16
2 p.m., CUAbroad will conduct an information session on the Oxford Honors program. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information on the program, visit http://cuabroad.cua.edu/programs/Oxfordopus.cfm.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors “Philosophy and Political Form” by Francis Slade, professor emeritus of philosophy, Saint Francis College. This is the seventh 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, Oct. 17
6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors a trip to historic Old Town Alexandria for shopping and dinner followed by a ghost tour. The group will meet in the Pryzbyla Center lobby. For more information and to register, visit http://activities.cua.edu and click on "DC Excursions."

Sunday, Oct. 18, to Saturday, Oct. 24
Homecoming Week. See Announcements for related activities.

Sunday, Oct. 18
9 a.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an open house for prospective undergraduate students. For more information, contact Christine Mica at mica@cua.edu or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/openhouse.html.

7:30 p.m., the University Chorus presents a concert conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. St. Matthew's Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


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 Campus Ministry

Sophomore Retreat
Attention sophomores: Your class retreat, "Upon This Rock," will be held Oct. 16-18. Cost is $40 and scholarships are available. The deadline for sign-up and payment is Wednesday, Oct. 14. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Little Sisters of the Poor
The Little Sisters of the Poor Fall Ball will take place Monday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit http://ministry.cua.edu.

Hunger and Homelessness Week
The Office of Campus Ministry needs help putting together Thanksgiving bags and organizing events throughout Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Nov. 14 to 21. For more information or to sign up for a committee, stop by the Hunger and Homelessness Week table in the Pryzbyla Center.

Night in Baltimore
Join the House on Friday, Oct. 16, for a free night in Baltimore. For more information, ask a student minister or call 202-319-5575.

Mission Jamaica
Mission Jamaica information sessions will take place Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 15, at 6:15 p.m., in the Campus Ministry Lounge.  Applications are available at http://ministry.cua.edu. The deadline to apply is Friday, Oct. 23.

CUA on Tap
On Thursday, Oct. 15, in Caldwell Hall, Auditorium, CUA on Tap will feature Rev. Jim Sabak speaking on the existence of evil and why bad things happen to good people. There will be free food and $3 beers for those who are 21 and over. Open Mic performances start at 7 p.m. and the talk starts at 8 p.m.

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 Athletics

Monday, Oct. 12
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Misericordia University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Wednesday, Oct. 14
3 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts McDaniel College. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

Saturday, Oct. 17
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Scranton University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

3:30 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

6 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Sunday, Oct. 18
1:30 p.m., the volleyball team hosts the United States Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Upcoming Events

Mondays
12:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts Education Abroad 101 information sessions providing details on the study abroad programs offered at CUA, eligibility, the application process and finances. McMahon Hall, Room 111. To view the Education Abroad 101 PowerPoint, visit: http://cuabroad.cua.edu/infosessions/index.cfm#edabroad101

Monday, Oct. 19, Wednesday, Oct. 21, and Friday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values international seminar "Sacred and Secular: Complementary and/or Conflictual," will explore the topic of "Paradigms of Philosophical Anthropology." Gibbons Hall, Room B12. Faculty members and graduate students who would like to participate are invited to contact Rev. George McLean at mclean@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 19
6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "America's Growing Amnesia: The Challenge of Saving, Cataloging and Preserving Audio Visual Materials," a colloquium with Patrick Loughney, chief of the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation, Library of Congress. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 20
5 to 6:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents "The Future of Consumer Finance Regulation," as part of the Critial Insights in the Law and Law Practice: Ethical and Moral Responsibility series. Panelists include Oliver Ireland, partner at Morrison & Foerster; Eric Stein, deputy assistant secretary for consumer protection at the U.S. Treasury Department; and Arthur Wilmarth, professor of law at George Washington University. National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor, Washington, D.C. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at haederle@law.edu. To R.s.v.p., contact Patty Davila at Davila@law.edu or 202-319-6126.

Wednesday, Oct. 21
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Procurement sponsors a calendar show. See Announcements.

12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (formerly the Life Cycle Institute)  presents "Rescue Fantasies: The American Red Cross and the Humanitarian Moving Picture" by Jennifer Horne, associate professor of media studies. 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.

2 p.m., University Libraries presents a RefWorks faculty workshop, offering faculty the chance to learn more about the online bibliographic compiler. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, MERIC Classroom. For more information or to R.s.v.p. (by Oct. 19), e-mail rodrigum@cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Global Warming from a Science Perspective — Is it Real?," by Diane Bunce, professor of chemistry. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-6003 or e-mail cua-activities@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 22
10 a.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management presents a seminar reviewing 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.

4 to 7 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service presents the first biennial Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture: "Recent Changes in Global Aging: From Social Development to Rights-Based Approaches," by Irene Hoskins, president of the International Federation on Ageing. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Janet Rosendrantz at 202-319-5454 or rosenkrantz@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 23
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "The Contemporary Relevance of Husserl's The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology," by Richard Cobb-Stevens, professor of philosophy at Boston College. This is the eighth 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, Oct. 24
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

Columbus Day Dining Hours
Dining Services will operate as follows on Monday, Oct. 12:

Student Restaurant, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor: 8:30 a.m. to midnight.
Food Court, Pryzbyla Center, 2nd floor: Closed.
Law School Cafe: Closed.
Starbucks, Pryzbyla Center, 3rd floor: 5 to 11 p.m.
Loft C-Store, Pryzbyla Center, 1st floor: 9 a.m. to midnight.

For more information, contact cua-diningservices@cua.edu.

Student Medical Insurance Waiver Extension
An extension to Waive Student Medical Insurance  has been granted  for CUA Students who have not yet submitted a waiver. Students  will have until Oct. 14 to complete the online waiver. This is the final opportunity to waive student medical insurance, no exceptions.

Students must go to www.srstudentcenter.com to waive the student medical insurance plan by the deadline date for each semester. Students should select 'find my school' or search by policy number 2009-482-1 to access information for The Catholic University of America.

This is an attempt to ensure that all students who wish to waive Student Medical Insurance for the fall 2009 semester do so before they are enrolled by default.

For more information, call 202 319-5714.

Air Conditioning Shutdown and Central Heating Plant Start-up
As colder temperatures approach, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will begin shutting down the central air conditioning systems. This operation is tied to weather patterns, but normally occurs in the first part of October.

The start-up of the central heating plant normally occurs three to four days after chillers have been shut down, but has on occasion taken place as late as mid-November. the start-up also is dictated by the weather and temperature ranges.

The first priority is the residence halls. Once these buildings are up and functioning properly, remaining buildings will be brought on line. The facilities maintenance and operations office asks for cooperation and patience during this time, as there may be occasions in the early morning when buildings are chilly.

Emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day at 202-319-5121.

Annual University Service Awards Dinner
Around Thanksgiving each year, the university president hosts a dinner, pays special tributes and thanks those university staff and faculty who have provided 10 or 20 years of continuous service to the community.  Those to be honored this year will have been employed full time at the university for 10 or 20 continuous years beginning on Sept. 1 and ending on Aug. 31, of academic years 1988-89 and 1998-99. Invitations to this year’s honorees, along with faculty and staff who have previously celebrated their 20 years of service and continue to serve the university community, will be mailed to their campus addresses in mid-October. If you believe that you qualify to be honored at this year’s dinner and do not receive an invitation by the end of October, contact the president’s office at 202-319-5100.

Tickets for "In Good King Charles’s Golden Days"
The Department of Drama is pleased to offer all CUA faculty and staff complimentary tickets to its first play of the season, "In Good King Charles’s Golden Days," George Bernard Shaw’s ‘what if’ comedy revolving around a spirited debate of ideas. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 18, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18. To reserve complimentary tickets, call the Hartke Box Office at 202-319-4000 Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit http://drama.cua.edu for more information.

Calendar Show
The Office of Procurement Services hosts a calendar show from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. The event, sponsored by Staples and At-a-Glance, will feature a door prize drawing, free wallet-size calendar cards and Pentel pen giveaways. For more information, call Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401.

Celebrate Homecoming 2009
The university community is invited to join CUA students in celebrating Homecoming 2009. The weeklong celebration will take place from Oct. 18-24, culminating with the CUA football game on the 24th. There will be a decorating contest for CUA offices as well as the residence halls on Wednesday, Oct. 21. For more information, contact Homecoming Committee advertising chair Becca Betman at 240-893-5843 or 07Betman@cardinalmail.cua.edu or visit http://homecoming.cua.edu

The Inaugural CUA Athletics Golf Classic
CUA faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Athletic Department Golf Classic on Friday, Oct. 23. This event is being held in conjunction with the 2009 Homecoming and Reunions weekend.  Faculty and staff can register online at the “young alumni” registration rate. For more information, or to register, visit http://www.cuatoday.com/s/817/internal.aspx?sid=817&pgid=786&cid=1643&gid=1&ecid=1643.

Life After Study Abroad Conference
Registration is now taking place for the Washington, D.C., area Life After Study Abroad Conference on Saturday, Oct. 24, at George Washington University. The conference offers information on opportunities for work, study and volunteer abroad; discussions with international practitioners in a variety of fields; and resume critiques by professionals. For more information and to register, visit http://wasan.studioabroad.com/.

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For Your Benefit

Summary Reports from Human Resources
The 2008 Summary Annual Reports for all of the health and welfare plans as well as the retirement plans are now available online at http://humanresources.cua.edu/benefits/ 

In addition, the Summary Plan Description for The Catholic University of America Retirement Plan, effective Jan. 1, 2009, has been posted at http://humanresources.cua.edu/retirement.cfm 

For more information, contact Laurie Borman at 202-319-4174.

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