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Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April
10:30 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts Cardinal Visit days. Information sessions and campus tours geared specifically toward high school juniors will be offered. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at mica@cua.edu, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/jvd.html.

Tuesday, April 6
5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents “Relevance of Traditional Materials, Technology and Craftsmanship in Contemporary Architecture and Interior Design” by Nimish Patel and Parul Zaveri of the firm Abhikram, in Ahmedabad, India. This lecture is part of the “Crossing Boundaries: Modernism and Indian Cultural Traditions” series. Embassy of India, 2107 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. A reception will follow. Space is limited, and reservations are required. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Wednesday, April 7
10 to 11:30 a.m., the Office of the Treasurer presents a finance town hall meeting. See Announcements.

Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Nursing Global Health Brown Bag Series presents the documentary film, “Generation Free of HIV,” about the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa, followed by a brief discussion. Gowan Hall, Room 400. For more information, contact Becky Robert, adjunct assistant professor of nursing, at 202-319-5502 or robert@cua.edu

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Of Angels and Men: Adventures in Scholastic Epistemology" by Timothy Noone, professor of philosophy. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 320B. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Thursday, April 8
5:15 p.m., the Center for Early Christian Studies presents "Episcopal Responses to Crisis in the Fifth Century Roman Empire" by Michele Salzman, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

7 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services will host an information session featuring Michael Kairouz, a CUA alumnus working with Northwestern Mutual. He will provide a look at the finance industry, give tips on how to prepare to be competitive in the job market and inform students about Northwestern’s summer internship. Refreshments will be provided. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Preregistration requested. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

Friday, April 9
Noon, the Center for Early Christian Studies presents "Fifth-Century Episcopal Letters from Rome: Leo and Gelasius," a seminar by Michele Salzman, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Sunday, April 11
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by faculty and students featuring music of Mozart, Ullmann, Schumann, Schubert and Verdi. The Mansion at Strathmore,
10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, Md. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Campus Ministry

Relay for Life with the House
The House invites members of the CUA community to join them at the annual Relay for Life from Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m., to Saturday, April 10, at 8 a.m., in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

CUA hosts "Kids on Campus"
On Saturday, April 24, the CUA community will welcome children from the Brookland neighborhood for Kids on Campus day. Students are invited to play games, enjoy snacks and help the kids hunt for eggs. For more information, visit Service.cua.edu or e-mail 97donahue@cardinalmail.cua.edu or 32guglielmo@cardinalmail.cua.edu. 

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 Athletics

Tuesday, April 6
3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Shenandoah University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Saturday, April 10
Noon and 3 p.m., the baseball team hosts the Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

1 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, April 11
Noon, the baseball team hosts the Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 12; Wednesday, April 14; and Friday, April 16
The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the 2010 McGivney Lecture Series. German philosopher Robert Spaemann will present a series of lectures on "Nature and Natural Law in the Present Cultural Situation: Issues Concerning the Dignity of Human Life."  The lectures will be at 7 p.m. on April 12 and 14, and at 4 p.m. on April 16. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. Tickets are required. For tickets or more information, call 202-526-3799.

Wednesday, April 14
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Global Warming — Global Poverty: The Connections," by William Dinges, professor of theology and religious studies. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series and is presented as a prelude to Earth Day. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

Friday, April 16
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts Odyssey Day for admitted students and their guests. The day enables the students to experience academic and student life opportunities at CUA. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of undergraduate admissions, at mica@cua.edu, or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/ody-schedule.html.

Saturday, April 17
12:30 to 3 p.m., the CUA Alumni Association hosts "A Cardinal Celebration," The Catholic University of America's Alumni Achievement Awards Luncheon. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit http://www.cuatoday.com/s/817/internal.aspx?sid=817&gid=1&pgid=929&content_id=890.

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Announcements

Finance Town Hall Meeting
A finance town hall meeting will be held Wednesday, April 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. All staff and faculty are invited for a presentation on recent finance division initiatives and upcoming year-end closing procedures. This information will be of special interest to staff and faculty members who routinely handle financial matters. For more information, contact Ed Schaefer, executive assistant to the vice president for finance and treasurer, at schaefer@cua.edu or 202-319-5606.

Volunteer for Commencement
The Office of Campus Activities is seeking CUA students to assist with Commencement 2010 by volunteering to serve as ushers for the Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate Mass, main Commencement exercises and the various schools' diploma ceremonies. In addition, volunteers will be asked to complete up to five hours of service for a university office (to be assigned) during the week of May 10 through 14.

Students who are selected to serve as Commencement volunteers must be in good disciplinary standing. Participants will receive a small remuneration. Participants who are campus residents will be permitted to stay on campus through noon on Sunday, May 16. Students interested in serving as Commencement volunteers should register by Wednesday, April 14, at http://activities.cua.edu or in the Office of Campus Activities, Pryzbyla Center, Room 107. For more information, contact Dan Bucherer at 202-319-6003 or 18bucherer@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Off-Campus Housing Assistance
On Monday, April 19, the Office of Housing Services will host an Off-Campus Housing Fair. Students will have the opportunity to talk with property management companies, utility companies and campus offices about off-campus resources. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.

The housing services office is also offering one-on-one consultation appointments to answer students’ specific questions related to living off campus. The Off-Campus Resource Center — located in the housing services office in Cardinal Hall, Room 160 — provides maps and informational material about apartment complexes and moving services. For more information on moving off campus and up-to-date information about informational workshops, visit http://housing.cua.edu/.

Student Leadership Recognition Celebration
The Office of Campus Activities presents the 2010 Student Leadership Recognition Celebration on Tuesday, April 20, at 5:30 p.m., in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. This annual event celebrates achievements and service to the CUA community, recognizing outstanding contributions of students, faculty, and staff. For more information about the event, visit http://leadership.cua.edu/slrc/default.cfm, or call 202-319-6003.

Faculty Luncheon Discussion
On May 5, the Department of Education hosts "CUA Faculty Luncheon Discussion: Addressing the Needs of Low-Income Hispanic Families Through Interdisciplinary Research and Training." The panel of speakers at the luncheon will include Rev. Mario Dorsonville, director of the Spanish Catholic Center, Catholic Charities; Beatriz (B.B.) Otero, president and CEO of CentroNia; and Sandra Barrueco, assistant professor of psychology. The luncheon is being supported by the Better Way Foundation and the Opus Philanthropy Group. R.s.v.p.'s are required by April 15. For more information, or to R.s.v.p., contact Shavaun Wall, associate vice president for academic planning, at walls@cua.edu.

Rent a Laptop Lock at Mullen Library
Students can help prevent opportunity theft by renting a laptop lock while visiting the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. Laptops are prime targets for opportunity theft. Laptop locks are available at the circulation desk. 

Opportunity theft results when property and valuables are left unattended and unsecured, even for short periods of time. For more information on opportunity theft, visit  http://publicsafety.cua.edu/property-safety-tips.cfm.

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 For Your Benefit

Stepping Into Spring
The Office of Human Resources encourages faculty and staff to participate in the next wellness activity, Stepping into Spring, from April 19 to 30. Teams of five to 10 employees will track their total number of steps traveled each day. The first 250 people who sign up as members of teams will receive a pedometer to help them count their steps. The two teams with the highest number of steps will receive special rewards. For more information or to sign up to participate, call 202-319-5050.

New Staff
New employees recently joined the staff of Catholic University. The Office of Human Resources invites the university community to visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/Training/newemployees.cfm to see who was hired and read other helpful information for new CUA employees.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions — Spring 2010
A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one counseling sessions for employees on:  

  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Thursday, April 22

The sessions are free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, visit www.tiaa-cref.org/events or call the Meeting Request Center at 1-800-732-8353. All sessions will take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 203, between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information about the sessions or about CUA retirement benefits, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

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