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Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning Sept. 28
9 a.m. to noon, CUA's Center for the Study of Culture and Values sponsors "Sacred and Secular: Complementary and/or Conflictual," a five-week international seminar. The first week's discussion will introduce the theme with sections from Hans-Georg Gadamer's "Truth and Method" and Charles Taylor’s "A Secular Age." Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Rev. George McLean at 202-319-6089 or e-mail cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Mondays
12:30 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

Monday, Sept. 28
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts FOX News. For more information, see Announcements. 

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 Structural Basis of Yeast Prions," by Frank Shewmaker, Laboratory of Biochemistry and Genetics, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin at 202-319-5278 or dautin@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 29
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. For more information, see Announcements. 

Noon, CUAbroad will conduct an information session on CUA’s education abroad program in Rome. 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

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.

5:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "The Hispanic Presence in Washington, D.C.: Historical Legacy and Contemporary Issues," by Enrique S. Pumar, associate professor of sociology and Life Cycle Institute fellow. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. For more information, call 202-319-6003 or e-mail cua-activities@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, Sept. 30
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.

12:30 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.

5:15 to 7 p.m., the History Department Colloquia Series presents “Refugees and the Environment in Wartime China, 1937-1945,” by Micah Muscolino, assistant professor of history at Georgetown University. James Gao, associate professor of history at the University of Maryland, will be the commentator. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact solar@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 1
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium presents "Jazz and Blues in Latin American Art Songs" by Stephanie Stallings, instructor in the Department of Music at George Washington University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff at 202-319-5858 or wagstaff@cua.edu for more information.

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.

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.

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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 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. 28: Centennial Village

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

Thursday, Oct. 1: Millenniums

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Men’s Discernment Group
The first meeting of the Men’s Discernment Group will be held Monday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m. It will begin with Mass in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner and discussion in Caldwell Hall's Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. Registration is required. Students can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/activities.

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 Women’s Retreat
CUA’s first women’s retreat, “Alive with Joy,” will take place at Camp St. Charles from Friday, Oct. 2, through Sunday, Oct. 4. Students can sign up online at http://ministry.cua.edu under "Activities." Look for the “Alive with Joy Retreat.” For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Lazer Tag
The House sponsors Lazer Tag Friday, Oct. 2, on campus from 6 p.m. to midnight beginning at The House. For more information, contact Rachel McNellis at 97mcnellis@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://ministry.cua.edu.

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 Athletics

Tuesday, Sept. 29
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts St. Mary's College (Md.). Raymond A. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

Saturday, Oct. 3
11 a.m., the cross country team hosts the CUA Invitational. Armed Forces Retirement Home.

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Upcoming Events

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. For more information or to register, visit http://trs.cua.edu/yearforpriests/index.cfm. For more information about the speakers, visit Catholic University’s Year For Priests’ Web site at http://yearforpriests.cua.edu/speakers.cfm.

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.

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
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.

5:30 p.m., the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty present "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 Principals," 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, Great Room. 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.

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Announcements

Fitness Classes
The Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center and the Office of Human Resources announce the following classes will begin next week 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 (begins Oct. 1), 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.

GSA's Annual Crabfest
CUA graduate and law students are invited to the Graduate Student Association's Annual Crabfest to be held on Friday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., on the Columbus School of Law, Lawn. This year's festivites include a performance by singer Mike Thomas. The cost for graduate and law students and their spouses is $10 each. The cost for guests is $25 per person. For more information, contact Teep Schlacter at teepschlachter@hotmail.com

Student Health Services Offers Seasonal Flu Shots for Students
The Office of Student Health Services will offer seasonal flu shots for all students on 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.

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.

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 the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. To register for the events, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

  • 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.

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 to take place 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 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.

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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