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Monday, Sept. 7
Labor Day holiday.

Wednesday, Sept. 9
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts Sirius/XM Radio, which offers a variety of broadcast-related internships that provide practical experience and offer a considerable growth opportunity. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. Preregistration is required. To register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

Noon to 3 p.m., CUAbroad/Center for Global Education sponsors the CUA Education Abroad Fair. The fair will showcase the overseas educational opportunities available to CUA students and enable them to meet with program representatives. In addition to programs directly administered by CUA, the event will feature affiliated programs as well as other institutions and organizations offering study, internship and service learning programs now available on all continents. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contace Ella Sweigert, director of education abroad, at or 202-319-6010.

Thursday, Sept. 10
5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session on the FBI Washington Field Office's Volunteer Internship Program for undergraduate and graduate students. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Preregistration is required. To register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

Friday, Sept. 11
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy sponsors "Photography, Film and the Phenomenology of the Human Person," by John Brough, professor of philosophy at Georgetown University. This is the second 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 or visit

4 to 6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Wind Ensemble holds open auditions for all undergraduate and graduate students playing woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Students trying out should bring an audition piece appropriate to their level. The newly recreated ensemble is conducted by John Mitchell, director of bands at DeMatha Catholic High School, and meets Mondays from 7:10 to 9 p.m. The ensemble can count for class credit. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, contact Dominic Traino at

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 Campus Ministry

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

DC Reads Mandatory Meeting for New Tutors
DC Reads will have a mandatory meeting for new tutors on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information and required paperwork, visit

Service and Justice Information Night
An information meeting will be held about the social justice issues of Washington, D.C., and how students can help serve the community, on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Campus Ministry office. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Liturgical Ministry Info Sessions
Information sessions for those interested in participating in liturgical ministries will be held in St. Vincent’s Chapel this week as follows:

Lectoring: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 7 p.m.
Hospitality: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Altar Serving: Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m.
Eucharistic Ministry: Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio Cole at

Gratia Plena
Female CUA students are invited to take part on Sunday nights 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.

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick
All those who are interested in visiting with and bringing Communion to the residents of nearby Carroll Manor Nursing Home are invited to a Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick information session on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m., in Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Jessica DePrizio Cole at

Renew — small student-led faith communities — are forming on campus. To sign up for a group, visit, 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.

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Saturday, Sept. 12
3 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Gwynedd-Mercy College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

Sunday, Sept. 13
3 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Rutgers-Camden. DuFour Center, CUA Soccer Fields.

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Upcoming Events

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
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 new volunteers to maintain a vital 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 actively recruiting volunteers to read mail, answer phones, address envelopes and enter data. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Preregistration is required. To register, visit 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 the Hon. 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

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 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 renowned 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

Thursday, Sept. 17
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
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 or visit

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Writing Center
The Writing Center opens for the fall semester on Wednesday, Sept. 9. 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 Instructors can also refer students through the online referral system on the Web site. For more information, contact center coordinator Brooks Lampe at or 202-319-4286.

Catholic University's Official Facebook Page
Catholic University launched its official Facebook page on Aug. 12. It features updates on news, safety and events and helpful links for students, faculty and staff. Fans of the site will receive updates on information of interest to the university community shortly after they have been added to the CUA Web site,  

To become a fan of CUA's official Facebook page, visit On Friday, Sept. 4, the site reached 1,300 fans. 

The university also launched its official Twitter account on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Follow CUA at to receive updates.  

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at 202-319-5600.

Faculty/Staff Can Hire Students for Child Care, Odd Jobs
Faculty and staff in need of child care assistance or help with odd jobs can take advantage of the Office of Career Services' Cardinal Connection, an online job listing service available to CUA students looking for  positions. For more information, visit

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 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

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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, or contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5598.

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