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Monday, Feb. 15
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Genomic Analysis of Human Skin Microbiota in Health and Disease" by Julie Segre, senior investigator, National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at 202-319-5274 or

Tuesday, Feb. 16
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the U.S. Secret Service. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. Preregistration is required. To register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

6 to 7:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services joins with Nordstrom to present “Dress for Success.” CUA alumna and Nordstrom manager Kathleen Perez and Nordstrom stylist Donna Dorsch will offer tips on how to impress employers at job fairs, interviews and networking events. Clothing and accessories will be displayed. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321.  Refreshments will be served. Both men and women are encouraged to attend. Preregistration is required. To register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Spiritual Hunger of Young Adults" by Rev. Anthony J. Pogorelc, S.S., adjunct assistant professor in sociology and IPR fellow. Maloney Hall, Third Floor Seminar Room. This lecture is part of the institute's Brown Bag series. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:10 p.m., the university will celebrate Mass for Ash Wednesday. Caldwell Chapel. For more information and more Mass times, see Campus Ministry.

Thursday, Feb. 18
5:10 p.m., the Center for Early Christian Studies presents "Reading Ancient Christian Manuscripts Inside and Outside Church in Late Antique Egypt" by AnneMarie Luijendijk, Melancthon W. Jacobus University Preceptor in Religion, Princeton University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Friday, Feb. 19
Noon to 2 p.m., the Center for Early Christian Studies presents "Forbidden Oracles: Christian Lot Divination in a Coptic Miniature Codex" by AnneMarie Luijendijk, Melancthon W. Jacobus University Preceptor in Religion, Princeton University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

2:10 p.m., the School of Philosophy and Graduate Student Association present "Scotus on What It Is to Think," by Giorgio Pini, professor of philosophy at Fordham University. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or visit

Saturday, Feb. 20
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert of original works by Joseph Santo,
assistant dean for academics and graduate studies and adjunct assistant professor. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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 Campus Ministry

Little Sisters of the Poor
Students are invited to celebrate Mardi Gras with residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor on Monday, Feb. 15.  The group will leave from Campus Ministry at 5:30 p.m. Students can sign up at

Ash Wednesday
Feb. 17 marks the beginning of Lent with Ash Wednesday. It is a day of fasting and abstinence for Catholics over the age of 18. Campus Masses will be held at 8 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel and at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel.

Lenten Adoration
Sign-up sheets for an hour of adoration this Lenten Season in Caldwell Chapel are available in the Campus Ministry office. 

Senior Retreat
The senior retreat “Don’t Stop Believing!” will take place Friday, Feb. 19, through Sunday, Feb. 21, at the Melwood Retreat Center. Students can sign up at The cost is $40 but scholarships are available.

The House to Attend "Putnam County Spelling Bee"
Members of the House invite students to join them Friday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. to attend Center Stage's performance of "Putnam County Spelling Bee." Tickets are $5 and are on sale in the Pryzbyla Center all week. For more information, contact a student minister or call 202-319-5575.

Mass Time Change
The 4 p.m. Mass in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church, will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 21, and Sunday, Feb. 28.

Lenten Retreat
“Found in Him,” a traditional Lenten retreat, will be held Friday, March 19, to Sunday, March 21, for all CUA students. The weekend features Lenten devotions, opportunities for liturgical prayer, silent meditation and talks on spirituality. Students can sign up at The cost is $40 (scholarships are available).

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Tuesday, Feb. 16
2:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Stevenson University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Baseball Field.

5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Thursday, Feb. 18
3:30 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts a scrimmage against Team Scotland. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 24
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Sport Psychology 101: An Introduction to Strategies for Building Mental Fitness," by Keith Kaufman, psychology research associate. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. For more information, visit

Thursday, Feb. 25
5 p.m., the Department of Mondern Languages and Literatures presents the 5th Annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture, "The Roman She-Wolf: An Old Beast in the Modern City," by Cristina Mazzoni, professor of Italian at the University of Vermont. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5240.

Thursday, Feb. 25, to Sunday, Feb. 28
The Department of Drama presents "Picnic at Hanging Rock." Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni and staff, and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit

Friday, Feb. 26, to Sunday, Feb. 28
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musical theater program presents "All in the Timing," a performance of one-act plays. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for sudents, faculty, seniors and alumni. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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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 Web site at 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. No messages are posted if the university is opening on time. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio outlets, and they too report the information.

Fitness Classes
The Office of Human Resources and the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center announce the following classes, available to all faculty, staff and students:

  • Tai Chi — Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m., fitness center
  • Zumba — Monday and Thursday, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., Raymond A. DuFour Center, dance studio
  • Yoga — Tuesday, 6 p.m., fitness center
  • Yoga Essentials (Introductory Level) — Wednesday, 6 p.m., fitness center
  • Core and Conditioning (Total Body Workout) — Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m., fitness center

For more information, contact Marie Kennedy in the fitness center at 202-319-5705.

VWR Vendor Agreement
The Office of Procurement Services announces a new vendor agreement with scientific vendor VWR. The university will be able to benefit from discounted pricing for lab supplies, equipment, chemicals and laboratory furniture. Catholic University users will be able to access CUA contract negotiated pricing and product availability through

For more information or to take advantage of this vendor agreement, contact Willandria Blount in the procurement office at 202-319-6401.

Room Selection 2010-2011 Intent Forms and Prepayments Due Feb. 19
Every student wanting to participate in the annual room selection lottery must submit an intent form and prepayment by Friday, Feb. 19. Waivers of prepayment are available for students who may be experiencing financial difficulties. Intent forms and prepayments should be submitted at the Office of Housing Services, Cardinal Hall, Room 160, during normal business hours. The housing services office will open a satellite office in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321, on Friday, Feb. 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept forms and prepayments. For more information, visit, or contact the Office of Housing Services at or 202-319-5615.

Surplus Tools for Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the sale of two 10-inch table saws: a Delta cabinet saw and a Rockwell contractor saw. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of this equipment, which is available for viewing by appointment. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602.

Student Leadership Recognition Celebration 2010
The Student Leadership Recognition Celebration identifies members of the CUA community whose service and committed leadership deserve special recognition. The Office of Campus Activities is requesting nominations of students and staff who embody these characteristics. Nominations can be made by visiting and clicking on the Student Leadership Recognition Celebration tab on the left. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, March 12.  For more information, contact Gabby Cugini at, or call 202-319-6003.

Free Practice GREs, LSATs, MCATs and GMATs
The Office of Career Services and Kaplan, Inc. are co-sponsoring free GRE, LSAT, MCAT and GMAT practice tests on Saturday, Feb. 27, at 10 a.m. in Hannan Hall. Students, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to participate. Preregistration is required and space is limited. To register, visit

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 For Your Benefit

Wellness Podcasts
Three new podcasts are available on the UnitedHealthcare Web site. Health and wellness information is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Current podcasts include:

  • Women's Health: Top women's health concerns: heart, breast and brain health, osteoporosis, menopause, diet and exercise, and managing stress.
  • Men's Health: Top men's health concerns: heart, prostate and brain health, diet and exercise, and managing stress.
  • Back Health: Information on how to keep the back strong, how to address the causes of back pain and what to do when back pain strikes.

Each podcast has "chapters," enabling viewers to review only the sections that are most important to them. To access the podcasts, visit

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

Application for Tuition Assistance Deadline Approaching
CUA faculty and staff who wish to receive the tuition assistance benefit for dependents who will be incoming freshmen and transfer students in the fall 2010 semester must submit the "Application for Tuition Assistance Form C" to the Office of Human Resources by Monday, Feb. 15.

Employees must submit an application for tuition assistance by the deadline for every semester that they wish to receive the benefit. For more information on the tuition assistance benefit, go to Applications for tuition assistance are available at For more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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, Feb. 16
  • Thursday, Feb. 18
  • Tuesday, March 16
  • Tuesday, March 23
  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Thursday, April 22

The sessions are free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, visit 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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