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Monday, Jan. 11, to Monday, May 24
The University Archives and University Libraries present "Fine Lines: Discovering Rembrandt and Other Old Masters at Catholic University," an exhibit featuring an original Rembrandt print discovered on campus, engravings of photos taken by Matthew Brady and other pieces by noted American and European artists. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Leslie Knoblauch at

Monday, Jan. 18
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University Closed.

MLK Day of Service. See Campus Ministry.

Tuesday, Jan. 19
5 to 6 p.m., Middle States Self-Study Town Hall Meeting. See Announcements.

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Sex and the City of God: The Bishops' Pastoral Letter on Marriage" by John Grabowski, associate professor of theology and religious studies. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. For more information, visit

Wednesday, Jan. 20
5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences present "Avicennan Troubles: the Mysteries of the Heptagonal House and of the Phoenix" by Thérèse-Anne Druart, professor of philosophy. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320B. A gala reception will follow. This lecture is part of the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies' 40th Anniversary Celebration Lecture Series. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5794.

Thursday, Jan. 21
12:15 to 1:15 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services hosts a brown bag lunch. See Announcements.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium class present "The Performance of Polychoral Psalmody and the Development of the Concertato Style in 16th and early 17th century Italy" by Jeffrey Kurtzman, professor of musicology, Washington University in St. Louis. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or

1:45 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and musicology seminar present "Don Giovanni as Everyman" by Jeffrey Kurtzman, professor of musicology, Washington University in St. Louis. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or

6:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Pro-Life Secretariat co-sponsor the 31st annual National Prayer Vigil for Life, celebrated by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, archbishop of Galveston-Houston and chairman of USCCB's committee on pro-life activities. Basilica, Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Friday, Jan. 22
10:15 a.m., March for Life. See Campus Ministry.

Sunday, Jan. 24
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an open house for prospective students. For more information, contact Christine Mica, dean of admissions, at or visit

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 Campus Ministry

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2010
Students, staff and faculty are invited to volunteer on MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18. Service opportunities include helping to prepare food and crafts, painting murals and beautifying local schools with other organizations. For more information or to sign up, visit or e-mail

Pro-Life Hospitality for the March for Life 2010
CUA will host more than 1,200 teenage pilgrims from across the country for the annual March for Life and Prayer Vigil on Thursday, Jan. 21. Campus Ministry needs more than 200 volunteers to provide hospitality services to the pilgrims. Students can sign up at

March For Life
To join CUA at the March for Life on Friday, Jan. 22, students should:

  • Sign up at
  • Inform their professors they will be at the march. Students will be required to make up all missed work.
  • Sign in at 10:15 a.m. in Caldwell Auditorium on Friday, Jan. 22. NOTE: Students MUST march with CUA to be excused from class. Students will be required to sign in with a CUA representative downtown as well.
  • Purchase a Metrorail card in advance to avoid being delayed by crowds.

For more information, call the Office of Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Lent Committee
The first meeting of the Lent Committee will take place Monday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5575

RENEW sign-ups are taking place. Students wishing to join the same group they were in last semester should contact their leaders. To join a new group, students can sign up at

Wizards vs. Heat
The House will lead a group of students to cheer on the Washington Wizards on Friday, Jan. 22.  Tickets are $5 and on sale in the Pryzbyla Center. The group will meet at the House at 6 p.m. and take Metrorail to the Verizon Center. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Pro-Life T-Shirts
Pro-life T-shirts are for sale in the Pryzbyla Center to support spring break and summer mission trips. All proceeds will benefit the foundations that the missions work with in Jamaica, Belize and Costa Rica. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Student Ministers
Applications to be a student minister are available at and are due on Friday, Jan. 29, by 5 p.m. in the Campus Ministry office. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Gratia Plena
CUA women will gather at 7 p.m. on Sunday nights in the Campus Ministry Lounge as members of Gratia Plena. The group will begin a series of reflections on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Tuesday, Jan. 19
 7 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Trinity University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Jan. 23
1 p.m., the men's and women's swimming teams host Washington and Lee and Marymount Universities. DuFour Center, pool.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jan. 27
6 to 7:30 p,m., the Initiative for Portuguese and American Law at the Columbus School of Law presents "Judging War Crimes: Experiences from East Timor," by Phillip Rapoza, chief justice of the Massachusetts Court of Appeals and former chief international judge of the Special Panels for Serious Crimes in East Timor. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. A light reception will follow. For more information or to R.s.v.p., e-mail

Thursday, Jan. 28

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium present "Villa-Lobos and the 1939 World’s Fair: Brasilidade, Modernism and the Path to Universalism" by Carol Hess, professor of musicology at Michigan State University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or

Friday, Jan. 29
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts the second annual symposium, "Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, e-mail To register, go to

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CUA Cares
For the latest news on "CUA Cares: A Novena of Prayer and Action for the People of Haiti" and to learn how to help the cause, visit

Parking Fines Increase
The Department of Public Safety reminds the CUA community that parking permits are required to park on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Department of Public Safety oversees traffic and parking regulations. Effective Monday, Feb. 1, the following parking violation fines will increase:

Current Fine    Increased Fine Effective 2/1/2010
No Valid Permit    $15                                  $25
Improper Display of Permit             $10  $15
Other Violations (specified)  $15                                    $25
Unattended Vehicle in a Yellow Zone     $25 $35

For more information, call public safety at 202-319-5111.

Writing Center Open
The Writing Center opens for the spring semester on Tuesday, Jan. 19. This semester the center has increased its availability so more students can be helped. To make an appointment, visit

Let the Recycling Games Begin
For a 10-week period starting Sunday, Jan. 17, RecycleMania will pit colleges and universities against each other to compete in various categories measuring the success of their recycling and waste prevention efforts.

This year's 501 participating schools, the most in the competition's history, represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Catholic University finished 66th last year by collecting more than 78 tons of paper, glass, plastic and metals.

Each week, the standings are posted online at for all participants to see, motivating campuses to work harder as they aim not only for the top rankings, but also to beat out their own rival schools, like Georgetown and George Washington universities. This year American University has joined the competition.  

Jumpstart is Hiring
Jumpstart, an AmeriCorps program that recruits college students to mentor 3- to 5-year-old children, is recruiting students to read stories, sing songs and play games that support young children’s school readiness. Employees can earn a work-study wage and an AmeriCorps education award of up to $1,250. Jumpstart Corps members work eight to 12 hours a week in local early childhood centers, either partnered with a small group of children or paired one-on-one with a child. For more information, visit Jumpstart's table in the Pryzbyla Center Wednesday, Jan. 20, through Friday, Jan. 22. To apply, visit, or contact Kristin Dusch at 202-319-6068 or

CUAbroad Information Sessions
Education Abroad 101 Information Sessions take place on Mondays at 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in McMahon Hall, Room 111. 

Oxford Honors Information Sessions will also be held in McMahon Hall, Room 111, on Mondays at noon and Fridays at 2 p.m. every week until Friday, March 12th.

For more information, contact the Center for Global Education at 202-319-6010.

Career Opportunity for Students with Disabilities: The Workforce Recruitment Program
An information session about the Workforce Recruitment Program will be held on Jan. 21 at 5:15 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. The program, which is sponsored by the Office of Disability Employment, gives all students with disabilities (undergraduate, graduate and doctoral candidates) a direct way to connect with federal employment opportunities. All eligible students are invited to attend. To determine eligibility, contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 or visit the Pryzbyla Center, Room 207. 

Disability Support Services Brown Bag Lunches
The Office of Disability Support Services will host a brown bag lunch series to provide faculty with an increased understanding of disability support at CUA. The first session will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. The second brown bag lunch will be held on Wednesday, March 10.

Topics that will be covered in the presentations include:
• Responsibilities of the disability support services office, students and faculty
• The accommodation process
• Working with students with disabilities
• Reasonable accommodations versus over-accommodation
• Suggestions for making class content more accessible (i.e. videos, PowerPoints, Blackboard)

Those interested in learning more about these topics who are unable to attend the brown bag lunches should visit, which continues to be updated with resources for faculty and staff. For more information or to schedule disability training for an individual department, call 202-319-5211.

Summer Assistant Position with Pryzbyla Center
Information sessions will be held for a summer assistant position to assist with summer operations with the Office of Conferences and Pryzbyla Management. Sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351 at the following times:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 12:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 28, at 5:15 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 1, at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit or e-mail

Need Maintenance? Use Online Form
To better serve the CUA community, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations asks that departments and offices enter all routine maintenance requests at instead of calling the office. 

Report facility emergencies by calling 202-319-5121 and/or the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Middle States Self-Study Town Hall Meetings
The draft of Catholic University’s Middle States Self-Study report, an online form to solicit feedback about it, and the schedule for a series of town hall meetings are posted on the CUA Web site at At the town hall meetings, all members of the CUA community will have a chance to share their thoughts about the 180-page draft of the report, which addresses how CUA meets the Middle States Commission’s 14 “Characteristics of Excellence” standards. The report also highlights how, since 2000, the university has progressed in five areas: improving undergraduate education, enhancing support for graduate students, introducing new professional graduate programs, enhancing extramural research support and designing a strategy for strengthening CUA’s financial base.

The town hall meetings are the final step in the research and documentation used to create the self-study report. It is expected that feedback from the town hall meetings will help to refine the report.

The remaining meetings, hosted by the Middle States Self-Study Steering Committee, will be held:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19, 5 to 6 p.m. (to accommodate evening students), Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A 
  • Monday, Jan. 25, 2 to 3 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A 

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 For Your Benefit

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

On-Demand Workshops
The Carebridge Corporation and the Office of Human Resources have partnered to provide faculty and staff with free multimedia presentations on the topics of "Stress Management and Healthy Habits for the Holidays" and "Personal Money Management." To view these presentations, go to Enter access code HSBH4, and follow the directions to log in. A user name and password will need to be created. Presentations will be available for viewing until February 2010. For more information, call 202-319-4177.

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