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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. 5
Noon, CUAbroad hosts 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.

12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents “The Mechanism of Bacterial Virulence Factor Secretion Via the Autotransporter (Type V) Pathway” by Harris D. Bernstein of the Genetic and Biochemistry Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or dautin@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 7
The School of Theology and Religious Studies and Theological College co-host "Ministerial Priesthood in the Third Millennium: 'Faithfulness of Christ, Faithfulness of Priests,'" a symposium for the Year for Priests.

Father David M. O'Connell, university president, will provide welcoming remarks.

Speakers on Oct. 6 will include Very Rev. Ronald D. Witherup, S.S., superior general, Society of St. Sulpice; Monsignor Paul G. McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, School of Theology and Religious Studies; Rev. Michael C. Witczak, assistant professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies.

Speakers on Oct. 7 will include Most Rev. Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and CUA chancellor; Most Rev. Martin D. Holley, auxiliary bishop of Washington; Rev. Walter G. Lewis, Diocese of Richmond, Va.; Rev. Vincent J. O'Malley, C.M., pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Emmitsburg, Md.; Very Rev. Lawrence B. Terrien, S.S., former superior general, Society of St. Sulpice, and rector, Theological College, 1986 to 1992; and Monsignor Kevin W. Irwin, dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies, and Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz Professor of Liturgical Studies. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

The registration fee for the symposium is $25. Those who would still like to register can contact the School of Theology and Religious Studies at 202-319-5683. For more information about the speakers, visit Catholic University’s Year For Priests’ Web site at http://yearforpriests.cua.edu/speakers.cfm. To view a live streaming video of the symposium, visit http://live.cua.edu/

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. 7
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 or to R.s.v.p., contact Lisa Hawkins at 202-319-4768 or hawkinsl@cua.edu.

12:10-1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies (formerly the Life Cycle Institute) presents "Influence Without Power: The Minority Party in Congress" by Matt Green, assistant professor of politics. The lecture is part of the Brown Bag series. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5962 or 202-319-5999.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Global Warming — Global Poverty: The Connections," by Bill Dinges, professor of theology and religious studies and Life Cycle Institute fellow. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Pangborn Hall, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-6003 or e-mail cua-activities@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 8
Noon, CUAbroad hosts an information session on CUA’s flagship 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

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Academic Technology Services offers Topaz training to demonstrate the features and capabilities of CUA's new Web content management tool, which can be used to create Web pages, edit, format content, add images and links, and perform other tasks. Shahan Hall, Room 201. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Lisa Hawkins at 202-319-4768 or hawkinsl@cua.edu.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium present “ ‘For one, alas, I endure’ — but is that special one a man or a woman?” by Laura Youens, professor of music at George Washington University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff at 202-319-5858 or gwagstaff@hotmail.com.

3 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management hosts a session 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.

5:10 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "The Object of Desire: Sensuality and Eroticism in Byzantine Literature" by Christine Angelidi, research director at the National Hellenic Researwch Foundation at the Institute for Byzantine Research. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

5:30 p.m., the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty presents "Consumerism, Subsidiarity and the Market," a lecture by Andrew Abela, chair of the Department of Business and Economics. The lecture is being delivered on the occasion of Abela's acceptance of the 2009 Novak Award from the Acton Institute. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. To register, visit https://secure.acton.org/reg/cnt/2009_novak_award.php.

Friday, Oct. 9
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the schools of architecture and planning, arts and sciences, engineering, library and information science, law, and social service as well as the First Year Experience and the offices of general counsel and disability support services present "Making My Class Accessible to Everyone Through Universal Design Principles," by Kirsten Behling, director of disability services at Suffolk University. The session from 8:30 a.m. to noon is geared toward faculty from the schools of nursing and social work. The session from 1 to 4:30 p.m. is geared toward all faculty. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit https://www.seattletech.com/registrations/index.php?1622-221-i-f.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors " 'To Signify Not One Is to Signify Nothing:' Aristotle on Unity and Contradiction," by Daniel Maher, philosophy lecturer at Assumption College. This is the sixth 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.

2 p.m., CUAbroad hosts 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.  

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 Campus Ministry

Year for Priests Symposium
In celebration of Pope Benedict XVI's call for the "Year for Priests," Catholic University will host a symposium on Oct. 6 and 7 that will explore the mystery of the priesthood in light of the Church's theological and spiritual heritage. Check out the notice under the Calendar section as well as the CUA home page for more information. This is a learning opportunity for anyone discerning a vocation to the priesthood or religious life.

Men’s Discernment Group
The Men’s Discernment Group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m., with Most Rev. Martin D. Holley, auxiliary bishop of Washington. The meeting will begin with Mass in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner in Caldwell Hall's Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. All are welcome.

What Are You Going to Do After College?
Get a job? Go back to school?  Why not do a year or more of volunteer service? On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Campus Ministry will be hosting the Long Term Service Fair. More than 40 service organizations will be represented. Stop by Caldwell Hall Auditorium between 4 and 7 p.m. to network and have questions answered. For more information, visit  http://service.cua.edu/ or contact Lydia Andrews at 75andrews@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

RCIA and Confirmation
Those who are interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church or are seeking the sacrament of confirmation can attend a Catechesis meeting on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. Meetings will continue through the spring semester until the Easter Vigil on April 3, 2010. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Habitat for Humanity
Interested in Habitat for Humanity? Want to get involved? Join us on the annual Fall Retreat Oct. 9-11 in Rocky Mount, N.C. The cost is $40. Sign up online at http://ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Marissa Leone at 02leone@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

CUA Tree Planting
Students are invited to join Casey Trees to help make campus a little greener by planting trees on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign up at http://service.cua.edu.

Change in Mass Schedule
On Sunday, Oct. 11, the regularly scheduled 4 p.m. Mass in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will begin at 4:30 p.m. The 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Masses in St. Vincent’s remain the same. For additional information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

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

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 Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 6
4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Hood College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

Wednesday, Oct. 7
11 a.m., the field hockey team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 10
12:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 12
Columbus Day. Holiday.

Tuesday, Oct. 13
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. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-6003 or e-mail cua-activities@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 14
1-5 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research and 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. For more information or to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5999.

Thursday, Oct. 15
12:30-1:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research and 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, professor and associate dean of academic affairs, nursing. The lecture is part of the Brown Bag series. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash at 202-319-5962 or 202-319-5999.

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.

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 held 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., 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.

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.

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Announcements

Pryzbyla Center Holiday Hours of Operation
The Pryzbyla Center will operate on the following hours for Columbus Day Weekend:

Friday Oct. 9, and Sat., Oct. 10: 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. (rather than closing at 2 a.m.)
Normal hours will resume on Sunday Oct. 11, 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

For more information, visit http://pryzbyla.cua.edu or call 202-319-5291.

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 comedic ‘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.

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.

Calendar Show
The Office of Procurement Services hosts a calendar show from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Caldwell 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

Fitness Classes
The Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center and the Office of Human Resources announce the following classes have begun and are open to CUA students, faculty and staff:

Walk Fit, Monday through Thursday from 1:05 to 1:35 p.m., beginning at the Pryzbyla Center, east entrance. The class will be held at the fitness center if it's raining.
Tai Chi, Monday and Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. Fitness Center. All levels are welcome.
Cardio Kick Boxing, Monday, from 5 to 6 p.m. Dufour Center, Dance Studio.
Core plus Cardio, Tuesday and Thursday, from 5:20 to 6 p.m. Dufour Center, Dance Studio.
Zumba, Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m. Dufour Center Dance Studio.

For more information, contact Marie Kennedy at 202-319-5705.

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.

Presidential Management Fellows Program
The Office of Career Services announces that graduate students completing their degrees between Sept. 1, 2009, and Aug. 31, 2010, are eligible to apply for the Presidential Management Fellows Program. These are two-year paid positions in various agencies of the federal government at the GS-9, 11 or 12 levels, with promotion potential up to GS-13. Career fields include accounting, finance, human resources, engineering, statistics, environmental sciences, health/medical science, information technology, public policy, public administration, international affairs and more. For more information, visit  https://www.pmf.opm.gov/.  The deadline for the first stage of the application process is Oct. 15.

Jumpstart is Hiring
Jumpstart Corps is an AmeriCorps program that recruits college students to mentor 3- to 5-year-old children. Employees read stories, sing songs and play games that support young children’s school readiness. They also earn a work-study wage and an AmeriCorps education award of up to $1,250. Jumpstart members work eight to 12 hours a week in D.C. area early childhood centers, either partnered with a small group of children or paired one-on-one with a child.  For more information, visit http://www.jstart.org/apply or contact Kristin Dusch at 202-319-6068 or Dusch@cua.edu.


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/.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships: Funding for Education Abroad
CUA undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to apply for the Boren Awards. This scholarship emphasizes the study of languages and studying in countries critical to national security located outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. Students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields are especially encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://www.borenawards.org/ and then contact CUA on-campus Boren representative Ella Sweigert at sweigert@cua.edu. The deadline to apply is Dec. 14.

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