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Monday, March 22
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education hosts Global Fest, showcasing the global diversity of the CUA campus through cultural displays, performances and a sampling of food prepared by members of the university community. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5618 or visit

Noon, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Putting the Caesar Back in Caesaropapism: Medieval Roman Religion and Byzantine Political Theory," by Leonora Neville, associate professor of history. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents “Alternative Search Tools: Why Researchers Need to Go beyond Google” by Ran Hock, creator of Online Strategies, Inc. Marist Hall, Room 132. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clincial associate professor, at

Tuesday, March 23
Noon to 1:30 p.m., the Department of English and the Office of Career Services are sponsoring “Career Alternatives for Graduate Students in English,” with CUA English alumni Benjamin Opipari, Beth Hewett, A.G. Harmon and Keith Donohue. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact the Office of Career Services at 202-319-5623 or visit

12:30 p.m., the Department of Sociology presents “Class, Stratification, and Personality Under Conditions of Apparent Social Stability and of Radical Social Change: A Comparison of the United States, Japan, Poland and Ukraine” by Melvin Kohn, professor of sociology at Johns Hopkins University. This lecture is part of the Che Fu Lee Lecture Series, which is held annually. McMahon Hall, Room 318. For more information contact Cynthia King at 202-319-5445 or

3:30 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "Transport vesicle biogenesis: Mechanism, regulation and disease connections" by Randy Schekman, professor of molecular and cellular biology, University of California at Berkeley, and investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at 202-319-5274 or

5 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Salary Negotiations and Other Professional Issues for Women," a workshop led by Kathryn Marshall, associate director of career services. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

8:30 p.m., the University Honors Council hosts the third and final book discussion group 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. Discussion will be lead by Daniel R. Gibbons, clinical assistant professor of English. Regan Hall, 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 24
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "The Archeology of Tomorrow," by Travis Price, adjunct professor of architecture and planning. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series and International Week. For more information, visit

7 p.m., the University Honors Council presents “The Platonic and Catholic Imagination of C.S. Lewis: A Reading from The Great Divorce” by C.C. Pecknold, assistant professor of systematic theology. There will be a short lecture followed by a group discussion. Regan Hall, 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

Thursday, March 25
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Musicology Colloquium present "A 100th Birthday Salute to Frank Loesser, Broadway Giant" by Thomas Riis, professor of musicology and director of the American Music Research Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Ward Hall, 211. For more information, contact Grayson Wagstaff, professor of music, at 202-319-5858 or

Friday, March 26
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the School of Philosophy and Graduate Student Association present "Examining Teleology," a daylong conference. Keynote addresses will include "Teleology, Ontology and Value in Aristotle and Afterwards" by Allan Gotthelf, emeritus professor of philosophy at the College of New Jersey and visiting professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh; and "Correcting the Jurassic Park Model of DNA: Some Recent Non-Reductionist Writings in Molecular Biology" by Richard Hassing, associate professor of philosophy. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, e-mail Joseph Forte at

4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents the 29th Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture, "Exploring the Nature of Matter: Jefferson Lab and Its Plans," by Hugh Montgomery, director of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, Va. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5315.

Saturday, March 27
1 p.m., Kappa Tau Gamma, Delta Sigma Theta, Gratia Plena and the Department of Athletics sponsor a powderpuff football game and barbecue in honor of Women's History Month. For more information or to sign up a six-player team, contact Gabby Cugini at

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 Campus Ministry

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

All-night adoration will take place Friday, March 26, in Caldwell Chapel from 5 p.m. through 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 27. Students can sign up for an hour with the Blessed Sacrament in the Office of Campus Ministry.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held Mondays at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel during Lent. 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.

Lenten Confessions
Priests will be available to hear confessions from 8 to 10 p.m. on the following days:

  • Monday, March 22, in the Millenniums
  • Tuesday, March 23, in Centennial Village

For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Easter Break Volunteers
Campus Ministry is in need of student volunteers who will be on campus over Easter break to serve as liturgical ministers, chapel decorators and more. Students can sign up at or in the Office of Campus Ministry by Friday, March 26. For more information, contact Amy Gleason at

Gratia Plena Week of Grace
Gratia Plena invites women to join them in spiritually preparing for Holy Week during its Week of Grace, Sunday, March 21, through Saturday, March 27. During the week, women will gather for prayer, reflection, service and fellowship. For a complete list of events, go to

24-Hour Fast
Campus Ministry will sponsor a 24-hour fast to give students the opportunity to deepen their Lenten journey. The fast will begin with a meeting in the Office of Campus Ministry at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23. It will end with Mass in the Columbus School of Law Chapel at 8 a.m. on March 24. Students can sign up at

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Tuesday, March 23
2:30 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Dickinson College. Raymond A. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

3 and 5 p.m., the softball team hosts Frostburg State University. DuFour Center, softball field.

4:30 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Washington and Jefferson College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, March 27
Noon and 3 p.m., the baseball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, Robert. J. Talbot Field.

1 and 3 p.m., the softball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, softball field.

2 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, March 28
11 a.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Colorado College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Noon, the baseball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 29
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology Graduate Seminar Series presents "A Systems Biology Investigation of Muscle Gene Expression" by Vittorio Sartorelli, senior investigator, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, 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, March 30
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Partners for Freedom? Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln in the Civil War Era," by Stephen West, associate professor of History. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. This workshop is part of the Dialogue on Demand series and was rescheduled from Feb. 9. It was originally planned to commemorate Black History Month. For more information, visit

Thursday, April 1, and Friday, April 2
University closed for Easter recess.

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Paint the Campus Purple
CUA's Relay for Life team announces the Third Annual Paint the Campus Purple Week, Monday, March 22, through Friday, March 26. Support Relay for Life by wearing purple throughout the week. The team will have a table at the Pryzbyla Center where members of the university community can sign up for the Relay for Life and pick up giveaways. For more information, contact Jill Fisk at

Pryzbyla Center Easter Recess Hours
The Pryzbyla Center will be open as follows during Easter recess:

  • Wednesday, March 31: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 1, through Sunday, April 4: Closed

Normal operating hours resume on Monday, April 5.

For more information, visit or call 202-319-5200.

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.

Housing Services is also offering one on one consultation appointments to answer students’ specific questions related to living off-campus. The Off-Campus Resource Center, containing marketing from apartment complexes, services related to moving and maps, is available in the Housing Services office located in Cardinal Hall, Room 160. For more information on moving off-campus and up-to-date information about workshops being offered, visit

Pool Table for Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the sale of a pool table. The university provides no guarantees or warranties on service or conditions of this equipment, which is available for viewing by appointment. All sales are first-come, first-serve. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

Carbon Footprint Survey
Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, is calculating the carbon footprint of the university, in part by measuring the GHGs (greenhouse gas emissions) generated by university staff, faculty and students.

To assist in this effort, university faculty, staff and students are asked to take the survey at Results of the survey will be provided during Earth Week, April 19 through 23.

For more information, contact Brian Alexander at

Cardinal Basketball Academy
Coach Steve Howes will present the 18th Annual Boys and Girls Basketball Camp at Catholic University. The camp is offered to children ages 7 through 15. Sessions will take place Monday, June 21, to Friday, June 25; Monday, July 26, to Friday, July 30; and Monday, Aug. 16, to Friday, Aug. 20. Registration forms are available at For more information, call 202-319-6046.

CUA Student Summer Housing
On-campus housing is available for CUA students during the summer while they take classes, participate in internships and pursue summer jobs. Housing is available from May 16 to Aug. 8. Apartment and suite-style rooms are available in Millennium South and traditional campus housing is available in Caldwell and Seton halls. For more information or to apply for summer housing, visit

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 For Your Benefit

Health Advocate
Health Advocate is a new, free service provided to all employees who subscribe to one of CUA’s UnitedHealthcare plans. Health Advocate’s services will cover all medical, dental and vision claim needs of the employee enrolled in UnitedHealthcare along with those of any dependent children, spouses, parents and mothers- and fathers-in-law. Additionally, Health Advocate has agreed to offer services for all claims (medical, dental and vision) retroactive to January 2009. 

Health Advocate can help to:

  • Resolve insurance claims
  • Find the best doctors
  • Schedule appointments with providers
  • Assist with eldercare and related health care issues facing parents and mothers- and fathers-in-law
  • Obtain unbiased health information to help make an informed decision
  • Work with insurance companies to obtain appropriate approvals for needed services
  • Assist in the transfer of medical records
  • Locate and research the newest treatments

For assistance, call Health Advocate at 1-866-695-8622, or e-mail

For more information about Health Advocate, contact the Office of Human Resources 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, 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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The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 2010.

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