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Employee Wellness Screenings March 4


Monday, March 1
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Development of a metabolically active non-replicating sporozoite vaccine to prevent malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum” by Peter Billingsley, senior director, Entomology and Quality Systems, Sanaria, Inc. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at 202-319-5274 or

Tuesday, March 2
6 to 7 p.m., Kappa Tau Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Gratia Plena and the Student Nurses Association present “Women’s Fitness and Wellness,” a lecture by Marie Kennedy, fitness director of CUA’s Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center, and Lauren Haynie, CUA’s head athletic trainer. They will talk about easy ways to exercise, lose weight and eat healthy. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. This lecture is part of CUA's celebration of Women's History Month. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

8:30 p.m., the University Honors Council hosts the first of three book discussion groups on C. S. Lewis’ The Space Trilogy. Each discussion will be devoted to one book and each discussion can stand on its own, so everyone is invited to attend all three or just one session. Regan Hall Classroom, Room 27. This event is part of the University Honors Council’s “C. S. Lewis: Insights into a Brilliant Mind” celebration. For more information, contact Eleanor Brasfield at

Wednesday, March 3
Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Nursing Global Health Brown Bag Series presents the documentary film, “The Deadly Combination.” The film is about tuberculosis in South Africa and around the world. It will be 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

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Women in Sports," by Sandra Hanson, professor of sociology. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series and CUA's celebration of Women's History Month. For more information, visit

7 p.m., the University Honors Council presents “Approaches to the Chronicles of Narnia: Astrology, Mythology, and Ethical Epistemology” by Sean Lewis, doctoral candidate in English. There will be a short lecture followed by a group discussion. Regan Hall Classroom, Room 27. This seminar is part of the University Honors Council’s “C. S. Lewis: Insights into a Brilliant Mind” celebration. For more information, contact Eleanor Brasfield at

9:30 p.m., WCUA Radio presents Derek Warfield of the Wolfe Tones in a benefit concert for St. Jerome's School in Hyattsville, Md. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. Tickets are $5 for students with valid IDs and $15 for the general public. For more information, contact Brendan Koeth at

Thursday, March 4
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an Internal Revenue Service information session featuring recruiter Paula Golladay. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies' Biblical Studies Program presents the annual Roland E. Murphy Lecture "Enoch in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Ethiopian Canon" by Loren Stuckenbruck, professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, e-mail Nathan Lamontagne at

Friday, March 5
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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 Campus Ministry

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

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held Mondays at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel during the season of Lent (except for March 8). For more information, call 202-319-5575.

An Opportunity to Give Alms
The Office of Campus Activities is collecting items to be donated to Calvary Women’s Services, which provides shelter for homeless women in D.C. The following items can be dropped off at the campus activities office, Pryzbyla Center, Room 107, by Tuesday, March 30:

Cleaning supplies (window cleaner, duster, toilet scrub, all surface wipes, etc.); air mattresses; reams of white or multi-colored copy paper; umbrellas; pill organizers; boxes of powdered laundry detergent; boxes of cereal; cans of coffee; towels; liquid hand soap; colored twin sheet sets; liquid dish soap; pillows; feminine hygiene products; manila folders; toilet paper; theater and movie tickets; gift certificates for manicures, facials or massages; acrylic paints, brushes and small canvasses. 

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

End the Word
CUA will join a global campaign on Wednesday, March 3, to "Spread the Word to End the Word." This campaign's goal is to raise awareness of the dehumanizing and hurtful effects of the word "retarded." Members of CUA's Best Buddies chapter will be at a table in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby, where they will encourage people to pledge their support for the cause. There will also be Mass at 6:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium followed by a dinner. For more information, e-mail

Spring Break Mass Schedule
There will be no Campus Ministry Masses on the weekend of March 7. Masses will resume on Sunday, March 14, in St. Vincent's with the 9 p.m. Mass only. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

As part of the iPromise campaign, students can visit to pledge to take care of themselves and their friends over Spring Break.

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, March 2
 3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Johns Hopkins University. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Robert. J. Talbot Field.

Wednesday, March 3
3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Gettysburg College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

3:30 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Wesley College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, March 6
Noon and 3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Messiah College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

Sunday, March 7
1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Cazenovia College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 8
President's Holiday. University closed.

Monday, March 8, to Sunday, March 14
Spring Recess. No classes.

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Lockers at DuFour Must be Cleared This Week
The Department of Athletics announces that the locker rooms in the Raymond A. DuFour Center will be painted during Spring Break week, starting on Monday, March 8. All students, faculty and staff must clear lockers they have been using of all belongings no later than Sunday, March 7. Any belongings left after this date will be removed. For more information, call 202-319-5286.

Spring Break Dining Hours
Dining hours of operation for Spring Break are as follows:

  • Friday, March 5
    Law School Cafe: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Starbucks: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Student Restaurant: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Food Court: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Quiznos, Chik-Fil-A and Bene Pizza: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday March 6
    Law School Cafe, Starbucks, Student Restaurant and Food Court: Closed
    Loft C-Store: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 7, and Monday, March 8
    Law School Cafe, Starbucks, Student Restaurant and Loft C-Store: Closed
  • Tuesday, March 9, to Friday, March 12
    Law School Cafe, Student Restaurant and Chik-Fil-A: Closed
    Starbucks: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Loft C-Store: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Food Court: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Quiznos: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Bene Pizza: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 13
    Law School Cafe, Starbucks, Student Restaurant, Loft C-Store and Food Court: Closed
  • Sunday, March 14
    Law School Cafe and Food Court: Closed
    Starbucks: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
    Student Restaurant and Loft C-Store: 5 p.m. to midnight

For more information, e-mail

Pryzbyla Center Spring Break Hours
The Pryzbyla Center will operate as follows during Spring Break:

  • Friday, March 5: 7 a.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, March 6, through Saturday, March 13: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 14: 7 a.m. to midnight

Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, March 15. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5200.

Donations of School Supplies for the Dominican Republic
The Spanish for Healthcare class is accepting donations of cash or elementary school supplies through March 5. The group will deliver the supplies to the community of El Naranjito where they will be working during Spring Break.  Donations can be dropped off in McMahon Hall, Room 208. For more informaiton, contact Jennifer Maxwell, Spanish lecturer, at

Extended Deadline for Fall Study Abroad
CUAbroad has extended the application deadline for fall 2010 semester education abroad programs to Friday, March 19. A list of fall semester programs can be found at

Education Abroad Information Session
CUAbroad conducts Education Abroad 101 information sessions every Monday at 12:30 p.m. and every Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in McMahon Hall, Room 111. Oxford Honors information sessions are held every Monday at noon and Friday at 2 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-6010.

Study Abroad Scholarship
CUAbroad is offering a $1,000 scholarship opportunity to students applying for non-traditional locations as well as for CUA’s two flagship programs — the CUA in Rome semester and the Oxford Honors Program. The application deadline for the scholarship is Thursday, April 1. For more information, visit

Professional Online Tutoring Information Session
The Center for Academic Success is hosting information sessions by SmarThinking, a professional online tutoring service, on Wednesday, March 3. The university will be providing subsidized online tutoring for selected courses. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend the sessions. Center for Academic Success staff will be available to answer questions about how best to integrate online assistance with existing support provided on campus.

The 90-minute information sessions will take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351, beginning at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. For more information, contact Tori Rowe at the Center for Academic Success at or 202-319-5655 or visit

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 Monday, March 15, at noon.  For more information, contact Gabby Cugini at, or call 202-319-6003.

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 For Your Benefit

Know Your Numbers Wellness Event – Some Screenings Open to All Employees
All CUA employees (including those who do not participate in university UnitedHealthcare plans) are invited to take part in UnitedHealthcare's Know your Numbers Wellness Event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 4. In Great Room B, any employee can take part in free eye exams, chiropractic screenings, seated massages (only between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and other screenings and door prizes.

CUA employees who participate in any of the UnitedHealthcare insurance plans can sign up for the full schedule of screenings. In Great Room A, they will have access to free health screenings including blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol tests. Employees should bring their insurance cards. 

To register for the screenings taking place in Great Room A, visit Employees signing up will be classified as new users. An individual's subscriber ID Number is their UHC member ID number. After completing the health screening, employees will be eligible to earn $75 in gift cards by completing a Health Risk Assessment at

For more information, or help with registration, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050 or

Updated Holiday Schedule
The Office of Human Resources would like to remind faculty and staff that Monday, April 5, 2010, will no longer be treated as a holiday for the current academic year due to the recent weather-related closings. All CUA employees are expected to be at work on April 5 (in accordance with normal work schedules). Staff members with concerns about this change as it relates to their own work schedule should speak to their direct supervisor/manager. To view the updated Holiday Schedule for 2009-2010, 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.

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, 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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