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Tuesday, Dec. 21
2 p.m., prior to the President's Annual Christmas Party, the Fifth Annual Advent and Christmas Mass for university faculty and staff will be celebrated for all the intentions of faculty and staff. Caldwell Chapel. 

3 p.m., President John Garvey and his wife, Jeanne, invite CUA faculty and staff to the President's Annual Christmas Party. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room.

Thursday, Dec. 23, to Sunday, Jan. 2
Christmas holidays. The university is closed.

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 Athletics

Saturday, Jan. 1
4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the CUA-Residence Inn Greenbelt Classic. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, gymnasium. 

6 and 8 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts the CUA Holiday Tournament. DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

Sunday, Jan. 2
2 and 4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the CUA-Residence Inn Greenbelt Classic. DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

6 and 8 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts the CUA Holiday Tournament. DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

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 Campus Ministry

Sunday Mass
There will be no university Masses held on campus on Sundays until Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. Confessions will follow.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
Students are invited to spend a day serving others on Monday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. by preparing food and crafts, painting murals, and beautifying local schools (indoor and outdoor weather permitting). Students can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/Activities/register/registration-dsp.cfm.

Pro-Life Hospitality for the Annual March for Life
Campus Ministry is in need of volunteers to help host more than 1,200 pilgrims traveling to campus for the 2011 March for Life. Volunteers will assist with registration, the overnight stay in the DuFour Center, meals, and the Vigil for Life Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Students can sign up in Campus Ministry; after House Mass adoration and Sunday Masses; or online at http://ministry.cua.edu. For more information, e-mail Kerry McNamara at 32mcnamara@cardinalmail.cua.edu or Jamila Evans, associate campus minister, at evansj@cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 3
The university reopens.  

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Announcements

Pryzbyla Center Intercession Hours
The Pryzbyla Center will be open as follows:

  • Through Wednesday, Dec. 22: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 23, to Sunday, Jan. 2: closed
  • Monday, Jan. 3, to Friday, Jan. 7: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 8, to Sunday, Jan. 9: 8 a.m. to midnight

Normal hours will resume on Monday, Jan. 10. For more information, e-mail cua-pryzbyla@cua.edu.

Dining Services' Hours of Operations
The Office of Dining Services announces the following hours of operation for the week beginning Monday, Jan. 3:

  • Law School Café
    Monday, Jan. 3: closed
    Tuesday, Jan. 4, through Thursday, Jan. 6: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Friday, Jan. 7: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9: closed
  • Starbucks
    Monday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 7: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 8: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    Sunday, Jan. 9: 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Student Restaurant
    Monday, Jan. 3, to Friday, Jan. 7: closed
    Saturday, Jan. 8: 5 p.m. to midnight
    Sunday, Jan. 9: 8:30 a.m. to midnight
  • The Loft C-Store
    Monday, Jan. 3, to Friday, Jan. 7: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 8: noon to midnight
    Sunday, Jan. 9: 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Food Court
    Monday, Jan. 3, through Friday, Jan. 7: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Saturday, Jan. 8, and Sunday, Jan. 9: closed

For more information, contact the dining services office at cua-diningservices@cua.edu.

University Libraries Announce Intersession Hours
University Libraries will observe the following hours between the end of fall exams and the beginning of spring classes:

  • Monday, Dec. 20, and Tuesday, Dec. 21: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 22: 9 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, Dec. 23, to Sunday, Jan 2: closed
  • Monday, Jan. 3, to Friday, Jan. 7: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan 8., and Sunday, Jan. 9: closed

The physics library will be open by appointment only during the intersession. For more information, call the information desk at 202-319-5070.

 CUA Network Interruptions
A major upgrade of the university’s computer network equipment  will be performed over the Christmas holidays, on Wednesday, Dec. 29, and Thursday, Dec. 30. Every effort will be made to minimize downtime, but access to the CUA network and computing services both on and off campus may be offline periodically on these days. For more information, visit http://computing.cua.edu/support/maintenance-dec2010.cfm.

Mandated Power Outages
In compliance with Pepco’s high voltage testing and maintenance procedures, the University will experience outages over the next few weeks. Every effort has been made to schedule these annual outages during periods that will have the least impact on the daily operations of the University.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 22, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, and Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center
  • Thursday, Dec. 23, from 6 to 9 a.m. — Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, and Marist Annex
  • Monday, Dec. 27, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #30, Power Plant 2nd floor, Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Pangborn Hall, McMahon Hall, Stucco Building, and McCarthy Building

    7 to 8 a.m. — Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall, and Hartke Theatre
  • Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall, and Hartke Theatre
  • Wednesday, Dec. 29, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #40, Father O’Connell Hall, McGivney Hall, Shahan Hall, Gibbons Hall, Feeder #20, Gowan Hall, Nursing-Biology Building, McCort-Ward Building, Maloney Hall, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, and Power Plant boilers
  • Thursday, Dec. 30, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Hannan Hall, Centennial Village, Millennium North and South, Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Columbus School of Law, Pryzbyla Center, Opus Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Flather Hall, and fitness center

For more information, call the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.

Turn Off and Take Off
Before leaving campus for the Christmas break, Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, reminds CUA students, faculty, and staff to take a couple of minutes to help CUA meet its energy savings and climate goals by taking the following actions:

  • Turn off or turn down the heat. A 5-degree setback can save 5 percent on an energy bill.
  • Pull the plug. “Phantom loads” add up fast and can account for 8 percent of energy use. Unplug power strips, computers, monitors, printers, Fax machines, copiers, coffee makers, tea kettles, microwaves, and other appliances.
  • If it can't be unplugged, turn it off.
  • Close all windows and blinds.

To report any leaky faucets or toilets, or issues with windows, thermostats, or electrical outlets and switches, contact the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations at 202-319-5121.

Updated Travel Policy
The university's revised travel policy is available at http://policies.cua.edu/finance/finance/Travel/travel.cfm. Some of the key changes include:

  • New option for meals and incidental per diem reimbursement. (Specific guidelines are available in the policy).
  • Guidelines indicating that expense reports are due within 15 business days of completion of travel or monthly for trips lasting more than two months
  • The requirement to attach receipts to standard letter-size paper in order to speed processing
  • Restrictions on the eligibility of a university corporate cardholder to receive a travel advance
  • Clarified guidelines for spousal travel and upgraded travel rules for conformance with IRS guidelines

For more information, contact Lisa David, director of accounts payable, at 202-319-5854, or Sheri Hardison, controller, at 202-319-5031.

Payroll Converts to Cardinal Station
Beginning Jan. 1, 2011, the Office of Payroll will stop printing direct deposit pay advices. Employee Self-Service is now available through Cardinal Station. Employees with Cardinal Station access can view and print the following online documents: copies of paychecks and pay advices, W-2s, federal W-4 tax setups, and direct deposit information.

Faculty can access Employee Self-Service (and all previous functionality) by using the newer user names with all alpha (no numeric) characters. If faculty or staff do not know their Cardinal Station access information, or CUA network logon access information, they can visit the CPIT Information Center in Leahy Hall, Room 200 (with CUA ID), or call 202-319-4357. Those who call the Information Center will need to answer security questions to receive their user name and password.

For more information and training options, visit the Employee Self-Service website or call the payroll office at 202-319-5512.

Update Home Addresses
The offices of human resources and payroll ask all employees to submit updated home addresses, if they have changed, so they can receive university mailings (including W-2s) in a timely manner. Changes can be made by filling out the top half of the Employee Data Form and sending it to the human resources office in Leahy Hall, Room 170. The employee’s signature is required for an address change.

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty, staff, and students how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways to find out are to check the CUA website at www.cua.edu or to call the university’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are extremely poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio stations.

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For Your Benefit

New Staff
New employees recently joined the staff of Catholic University. The Office of Human Resources invites the university community to see who was hired and read other helpful information for new CUA employees. 

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