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Monday, Sept. 14
5:10 p.m., the Securities Law Program and the Securities Law Student Association present “Everything You Need to Know About Money Market Funds and the Role They Play in the Complex World of Financial Markets” by Robert E. Plaze, associate director for the Regulation Division of Investment Management, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. Reception to follow. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at haederle@cua.edu.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence, which is looking for volunteers to maintain a link between the president and the American people. The Office of Correspondence handles most of the public mail, faxes, phone calls and online communication for the president. This office is recruiting volunteers to read mail, answer phones, address envelopes and enter data. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. Preregistration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

4:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents the Pope John XXIII Lecture, "Access to Justice, An Elusive Goal," by Eric T. Washington, chief judge, D.C. Court of Appeals. Law School, Slowinski Courtroom. Reception to follow in the Keelty Atrium. For more information, contact Tom Haederle at haederle@cua.edu.

6 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors the Freshman Moonlight Monument Tour, a free trolley tour. Meet at the Pryzbyla Center, Second Floor Lobby. To register, go to the "DC Excursions" area of http://activities.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session on the United Nations Association and internships with its Global Classroom Project. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Preregistration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

4 p.m., Class of 2013 Convocation. Freshmen are excused from 4:10 p.m. classes/labs to attend Convocation. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning and the Royal Norwegian Embassy present "Global vs. Vernacular in Norwegian Architecture," featuring panelists Peter MacKeith, associate dean of Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis; Craig Dykers, currently with Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta; and Einar Jarmund, who established his firm Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS in 1995. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, contact Rauzia Ally at ally@cua.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 17
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Academic Technology Services is offering Topaz training to faculty members who will be editing school or department Web sites. The training session will 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. Note: Topaz is not used to edit personal Web sites. 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 "Representing the Monarch in Sound: Sacred Music as Public Image for Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III at the End of the Thirty Years’ War," by Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or wagstaff@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Cassian and Perverted Virtue," the Mellon Lecture by Philip Rousseau, director of the center and Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Early Christian Studies. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Friday, Sept. 18
9:30 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m., the biology department presents the Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium featuring graduate student talks in the morning and research poster presentations in the afternoon. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at corsi@cua.edu or 202-319-5274.

1:30 p.m., biology graduate students present "Influenza: The Once and Future Virus," a lecture by Jeffrey Taubenberger from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at corsi@cua.edu or 202-319-5274.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "Christianity and Plotinus," by Rev. Guy Mansini, O.S.B., associate professor and chair of the Department of Systematic Theology at St. Meinrad's Seminary, Indiana. This is the third 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.

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 Campus Ministry

Mass Schedule for Sunday, Sept. 27
On Sunday, Sept. 27, due to "Movies on the Mall," Masses will be held at the following times: 11 a.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's and 4:30 p.m. in the Crypt Church. The normal schedule will resume on Sunday, Oct. 4. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Freshman Service Day
All freshmen are invited to meet and serve the D.C. community at Freshman Service Day 2009 on Saturday, Sept. 19. Groups will help serve the hungry, spend time with the elderly and help clean up the Brookland neighborhood. To sign up, visit http://service.cua.edu.

Gratia Plena
Female CUA students are invited on Sunday nights to take part in Gratia Plena — a sisterhood of Catholic women at CUA that meets weekly for fellowship and prayer at 7 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

RENEW
RENEW — small student-led faith communities — are forming on campus. To sign up for a group, visit http://ministry.cua.edu, click "activities" and then "sign up for an activity." Freshmen should sign up for a group in their residence hall. For more information, call 202-319-5575. 

House Mass
Join The House ministers for Mass in The House each Tuesday night at 8 p.m. For more information, ask a student minister or call 202-319-5575.

Room Blessings
CUA’s traditional Room Blessing will begin this week. Campus Ministry student staff will be passing out “Please bless this room” signs to residence hall rooms. Students wanting their rooms blessed should tape the signs to their doors. The blessings will begin around 8 p.m.  The schedule is as follows:

Thursday, Sept. 17: Conaty and Ryan halls

Monday, Sept. 21: Opus Hall

Tuesday, Sept. 22: Spellman and Flather halls

Thursday, Sept. 24: Regan and Gibbons halls

Monday, Sept. 28: Centennial Village

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Caldwell/Seton Hall, Curley Court

Thursday, Oct. 1: Millenniums

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

CUA Prayernet
Prayer intentions can be shared via the CUA Prayernet. Every day students, faculty and staff add their intentions to Prayernet. Go to http://ministry.cua.edu/Prayernet/ to view current intentions or http://ministry.cua.edu/PrayerNet/submit.cfm to submit an intention.

House Party
Join House ministers for the first House party of the year on Friday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in The House. The party will include food, games, movies and lots of fun. For more information or special accommodations, contact a student minister or call 202-319-5575.

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 Athletics

Tuesday, Sept. 15
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Gettysburg College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Sept. 19
10 a.m., the volleyball team hosts Trinity University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Noon, the volleyball team hosts Hood College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

1 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Mary Washington University. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

2 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Marymount University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

2 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Washington and Lee University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 21
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Heaven and History: Astronomers, Theologians and the Making of Islamic History," by Antoine Borrut, assistant professor of history at the University of Maryland. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.  

Wednesday, Sept. 23
5:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors a trip to Nationals Stadium to see the Nats take on the L.A. Dodgers. Meet at the Pryzbyla Center, Second Floor Lobby, at 5:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. game. To register, go to the "DC Excursions" area of http://activities.cua.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 24
11 a.m. to noon, the School of Nursing presents "Implementing an Acute Stroke Research and Treatment Programme in Oxford," by Janice Hinkle, associate professor of nursing. For more information and to register, call 202-319-5403 or e-mail darby@cua.edu.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Academic Technology Services is offering Topaz training to faculty members who will be editing school or department Web sites. The training session will 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. Note: Topaz is not used to edit personal Web sites. Shahan Hall, Room 201. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Lisa Hawkins at 202-319-4768 or hawkinsl@cua.edu.

Friday, Sept. 25
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "Ends and Endings," by Alasdair MacIntyre, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. This is the fourth 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 Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures hosts a talk by Janet Soskice, professor of philosophical theology at Cambridge, about her new book, The Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact the department at 202-319-5084 or cua-semitics@cua.edu.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Sept. 27
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty piano recital by James Litzelman, director of graduate piano pedagogy. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Announcements

Writing Center
The Writing Center is open for the fall semester. Specially trained writing consultants will be available for individual, 50-minute appointments Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, visit http://english.cua.edu/wc. Instructors can also refer students through the online referral system on the Web site. For more information, contact Writing Center Coordinator Brooks Lampe at cua-writingcenter@cua.edu or 202-319-4286.

Student Medical Insurance Information
It is the policy of the university that all full-time domestic students and all international students, both full and part time, have medical insurance coverage. Students will automatically be enrolled in the plan offered through the university unless they waive enrollment prior to the Oct. 1, 2009, deadline. 

Students may waive the CUA Student Medical Insurance Plan as long as they have comparable health insurance coverage that provides benefits equal to or better than the university plan.

Part-time domestic students are not required to waive.

To waive enrollment, students must go to www.srstudentcenter.com 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. There is no option to submit a paper version of the waiver.

Medical insurance information provided to Student Health Services, Department of Athletics or any other department is not shared and does not constitute a waiver of medical insurance. The student medical plan charge is not refundable or transferable.

Reminders are sent to student CUA e-mail accounts prior to the deadlines so that students can avoid being automatically enrolled. It is the student's responsibility to waive each academic year. Failure to submit an online waiver application will result in default enrollment. 

Waiver deadlines:
All students enrolling for the fall semester: Oct. 1, 2009
New students enrolling for the spring semester: Feb. 15, 2010
New students enrolling for the summer semester: May 31, 2010

For more information, visit http://studentinsurance.cua.edu/.

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 For Your Benefit

Tuition Exchange Application Deadline
Applications for participation in the Tuition Exchange Program for the 2010-2011 academic year are being accepted. Completed applications for fall 2010 must be received in the CUA Office of Human Resources no later than Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. Please be sure to use the 2010-2011 academic year version of the Tuition Exchange Application form. All current Tuition Exchange participants must reapply for the program by the established deadline each year. For more information on the Tuition Exchange Program, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/exchange.cfm, or contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5598.

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