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Monday, Sept. 21
12:10 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents “The Right to Privacy: Legal Basis, Development, and Application,” by George Garvey, professor, law, as part of the Constitution Day lecture series. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact cua-activities@cua.edu.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Environmental Protection Agency. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For details, see Announcements. 

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.  

Tuesday, Sept. 22
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the U.S. General Services Administration. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For details, see Announcements.

2 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management offers a "Learn What's New @ http://events.cua.edu" seminar to review the online scheduling process. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

5 p.m., the Federalist Society chapter at CUA presents “The Iranian Bomb and Other Middle East Tales” by Elliott Abrams, senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, former assistant secretary of state and former deputy national security adviser. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. A reception will follow the lecture. For more information, contact 30smith@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Student Health Services offers seasonal flu shots for students. Columbus School of Law lounge. See Announcements.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents “The U.S. Constitution—What Did the Framers Really Intend?” by Stephen Schneck, associate professor of politics and director of the Life Cycle Institute, as part of the Constitution Day lecture series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact cua-activities@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors a trip to Nationals Stadium to see the Washington Nationals 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. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. 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.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium presents "The Big Sombrero, Dead Professors, and Local Chant Traditions from Salamanca to Mexico City" by Grayson Wagstaff,  professor of music. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff at 202-319-5858 or wagstaff@cua.edu.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Peace Corps. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For details, see Announcements. 

5:15 to 7:15 p.m., the Office of Student Health Services offers seasonal flu shots for students. DuFour Center lobby. See Announcements.

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents “Government Surveillance: Privacy and the Patriot Act,” by Clifford Fishman, professor, law, as part of the Constitution Day lecture series. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact cua-activities@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.

3:30 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents “The Brain and Human Conscious Perception” by Allen J. Aksamit, section head in neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and associate professor of neurology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799.

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.

7:30 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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 Campus Ministry

Room Blessings
CUA’s traditional Room Blessings 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:

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 on Tap
Resident ministers host the first CUA on Tap of the semester featuring Joshua Benson, assistant professor of theology and religious studies, on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Caldwell Auditorium. Benson will discuss “Spirituality and Religion” and the challenges some people face integrating the two. All are welcome for free food and $3 drinks for those over 21. Open Mic Night starts at 7 p.m. and the talk starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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 Chapel 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.

RCIA and Confirmation
Those who are interested in becoming members of the Catholic Church or are seeking the Sacrament of Confirmation can attend an information session on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge. Catechesis meetings begin Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge and will continue through the spring semester until the Easter Vigil on April 3, 2010. 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.

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 Athletics

Wednesday, Sept. 23
4:30 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Mary Washington University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Stevenson University. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

Saturday, Sept. 26
1 p.m., the football team hosts Randolph-Macon University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, Sept. 27
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 28
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts FOX News. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For details, see Announcements. 

Tuesday, Sept. 29
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For details, see Announcements. 

5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "The Public Library and the Civic Imaginary: The Case of Cleveland," a colloquium with Jennifer Horne, assistant professor of media studies. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 30
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Student Health Services offers seasonal flu shots for students. See Announcements.

2 p.m., the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management hosts a session on stress-free event planning and spaces on campus for events. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Sarah Bleaken at 202-319-5291 or bleaken@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 2
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "On Over-Intellectualizing the Intellect," by Alva Noe, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. This is the fifth 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. 3
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a performance by the Red Cedar Trio, featuring works by Andrew Earle Simpson, associate professor of music. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Announcements

Student Health Services Offers Seasonal Flu Shots for Students
The Office of Student Health Services will offer seasonal flu shots for all students at the following times and locations:

Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Columbus School of Law lounge
Thursday, Sept. 24, from 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the DuFour Center lobby
Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 342/351.

The flu shot costs $25 and will be billed to student accounts. Short-sleeved shirts are recommended. Any student with an underlying medical condition is strongly advised to get vaccinated. All students are encouraged to receive the shot to help prevent seasonal flu. For more information, call 202-319-5744 or e-mail bradynovak@cua.edu.

Office of Career Services Information Sessions
The Office of Career Services will host information sessions with representatives from various organizations over the next two weeks. All sessions will be held in Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. To register for the events, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

  • Monday, Sept. 21, 5 to 6 p.m., the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA's Student Career Experience Program provides students with paid part-time, semester-length, seasonal or summer employment in a position complementing their academic studies. Upon successful completion of at least 640 hours of work and receipt of their degree, participants receive non-competitive eligibility for appointment to the federal service for the type of position they trained for.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22, noon to 1 p.m., the U.S. General Services Administration. This government agency will be visiting to promote its financial leadership development program located in GSA's Office of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO is seeking highly qualified individuals to fill financial management specialist positions in its Central Office Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Applicants interested in pursuing a career in GSA's federal financial management community will gain "hands-on" work experience involving the agency's major financial issues and operations.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24, 5 to 6 p.m., the Peace Corps. A Peace Corps recruiter will speak about his experience in Africa and discuss opportunities the organization has to offer.
  • Monday, Sept. 28, noon to 1 p.m., FOX News. CUA alumna Lauren Torlone, an associate producer for “America’s News Headquarters,” will speak about how she got her job, tips about breaking into the industry, and how to intern at FOX News.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 29, noon to 1 p.m., the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, an organization that presents a wide spectrum of the performing arts: music, dance, theater, opera and related education programs. Wolf Trap's internship program provides hands-on training and experience in arts administration, education, business administration and theater production.

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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