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Through Oct. 22
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Department of Art presents "Alexander Giampietro: A Retrospective," an exhibit featuring sculptures and ceramic work of the late Alexander Giampietro, professor of art at CUA from 1950 to 1992, and professor emeritus from 1992 to 2009. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, call 202-319-5282.

Through Oct. 30
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Department of Art presents "Crafting a Legacy: A Half Century of Art at CUA," an exhibit featuring the work of nine distinguished artists who studied or taught at CUA during the last five decades, including Jeff Andrews, Alexander Giampietro, Georgia Jessup, Patricia Malarcher, Willy Malarcher, Tom Nakashima, Thomas Rooney, Nell Sonnemann and John Winslow. Salve Regina Hall, gallery. For more information, call 202-319-5282.

Monday, Oct. 11
Columbus Day holiday. University closed.

Tuesday, Oct. 12
Administrative Wednesday. Wednesday classes meet on this day instead of Tuesday classes.

Tuesday, Oct. 12, and Thursday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 17
The Department of Drama presents "Another Part of the Forest," directed by Marietta Hedges, assistant professor of drama. A free preview will be staged on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Other performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, and $5 for students. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit

Wednesday, Oct. 13
Noon, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Religion and the 2010 Elections: The Impact of Religious Issues and Religious Voters," featuring Mark Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University; Matt Green, assistant professor of politics at CUA; Robert Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute; and Greg Smith, senior researcher at the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion and Public Life. National Press Club, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which encompasses all U.S. civilian international broadcasting, including the Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Radio Free Asia. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. To register, visit or call 202-319-5623.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "International Issues in Copyright: Righting the Balance," a colloquium with Winston Tabb, dean of University Libraries and Museums at Johns Hopkins University. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Discover Communication," part of the Emerging Leaders program, by Tim Carney, associate vice president for campus services. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, visit http://leadership.cua.edul/elp/schedule.cfm.

Thursday, Oct. 14
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Fall Career Fair, featuring employers who are hiring for internships as well as summer, full-time and part-time jobs. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For a full list of employers attending, visit

7 to 8:30 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics and students in the Master of Science in Business Analysis program present "Health Reform: Are You Ready?" Speakers on the panel include Robert Destro, professor of law; Will Morris, health care expert from California; Kathy Saile, director of domestic policy for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops; and Mary Paterson, professor of nursing. This panel discussion is part of "The CUA Issues and Answers Forum." Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Brian Engelland, professor of marketing, at 202-319-6729.

Friday, Oct. 15
1:30 p.m., the Department of Biology presents "Genomics in 2K10 and Beyond: Charting a Course for Genomic Medicine," by Eric Green, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ann Corsi, associate professor of biology, at 202-319-5274 or

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Kant, Autonomy and Modernity," by Paul Guyer, Murray Professor in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. This lecture is part of the Fall 2010 Philosophy Lecture Series, The Modern Turn. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Sunday, Oct. 17
The Office of Admissions sponsors an open house. For more information, visit

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Tuesday, Oct. 12
6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts St. Mary's College of Maryland. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts York College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Oct. 16
12:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, soccer field.

3 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, soccer field.

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Campus Ministry

Long-Term Service Fair 2010
A Long-Term Service Fair will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 12, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Representatives from many organizations will present domestic and international opportunities. For more information, visit or e-mail

Mission Trips
Information sessions for Mission Trips will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 9 p.m., and Thursday, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m., in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Applications for mission trips are available at and are due by 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21.

The House
The House invites students to participate in Live Action Role Play on Friday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m., beginning in front of The House. For more information on rules, costumes and equipment, see a House minister.

Fall Ball with Little Sisters of the Poor
The annual Fall Ball with the elderly residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor will take place Monday, Oct. 18. Students can sign up at Transportation will be provided by Campus Ministry at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to request accommodations, e-mail

Candy Donations Needed for Halloween on Campus
Halloween on Campus (Thursday, Oct. 28) provides a safe environment for kids in the community to enjoy the spirit of Halloween. CUA students and local children dress in costumes, play games and trick-or-treat in Curley Court. Last year, nearly 300 youths visited campus.

Campus ministry is asking that students, faculty and staff drop off candy donations at the office in Caldwell Hall by Oct. 25. For more information, e-mail

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 18, to Friday, Oct. 22
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values begins its annual fall seminar, which will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The focus of the seminar this week will be "An Examination of the History of the Idea of Nature in the Light of P. Hadot’s The Veil of Isis." Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail or visit

Tuesday, Oct. 19
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "The Symbolic City: Why Washington Looks the Way It Does," by Leslie Tentler, professor of history. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. For more information, visit

Wednesday, Oct. 20
5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies hosts an open house for its undergraduate programs and the Health Information Technology master's program. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Lauren Knight at 202-319-5256 or

Thursday, Oct. 21
5 to 7:30 p.m., the Writing Center and Mullen Library offer a fall paper clinic. Free and open to all students. Mullen Library, MERIC Lab. For more information, visit

5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies hosts an Open House for the Master of Arts in Human Resources program. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Lauren Knight at 202-319-5256 or

7:30 p.m., the Rome Trio presents a preview of its performance at Carnegie Hall in November. The trio includes professors Jody Gatwood on violin, Michael Mermagen on cello and Ivo Kaltchev on piano. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, visit

Friday, Oct. 22
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Liebniz: Modern or Pre-Modern Philosopher?," by Nicholas Jolley, professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. This lecture is part of the Fall 2010 Philosophy Lecture Series, The Modern Turn. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

Saturday, Oct. 23
7:30 p.m., the CUA's Student Composer Institute presents a concert. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or e-mail
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Air Conditioning Shutdown and Heating Start-Up
As colder temperatures approach, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will begin shutting down the central air-conditioning systems. This operation is tied to our weather patterns, but normally occurs in early October.

The start-up of the central heating plant normally occurs two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down, but has on occasion taken place as late as mid-November. This also is dictated by the weather and temperature ranges.

The first priority is the residence halls. Once these buildings are up and functioning properly, the remaining buildings will be brought on line.

For more information or to make an emergency call to facilities, call 202-319-5121.

CUA Nite Live
This week's CUA Nite Live events feature Battle of the Bands, a trip to the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Downtown D.C., and a chance to win cash. For more information, visit or contact Dan Bucherer at or 202-319-6003.

Vendor Show
The Office of Procurement invites faculty and staff to a vendor show. Participants can meet Staples Account Manager Jason Sigler and some of Staples' top vendors to see product demonstrations, become familiar with suppliers, products and capabilities. The show will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in Caldwell Hall Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Light Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent at 202-319-6401.

Bedroom Furniture Available
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the availability of bedroom furniture, available for viewing by appointment. All sales are first-come, first-serve. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

Pilates Class
The Eugene I. Kane Student Heath and Fitness Center is offering a new Pilates class on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m. No experience is necessary. The class is open to students, faculty and staff. For more information, contact Marie Kennedy at 202-319-5705 or

Rock Climbing
Cardinal Adventures is offering an indoor rock climbing trip to Sport Rock on Friday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m. The trip will include a training class, so no experience is necessary. The cost is $10 for students and $15 for faculty and staff. For more information or to sign up, contact Marie Kennedy at 202-319-5705 or

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Graduate students completing their degrees between Sept. 1, 2010, and Aug. 31, 2011, are eligible to apply for the Presidential Management Fellows Program. Participants in this program are employed in two-year paid positions in federal agencies at the GS-9, 11 or 12 levels, with promotion potential up to GS-13. Career fields include accounting, finance, human resources, engineering, statistics, environmental sciences, health/medical science, information technology, public policy, public administration and international affairs. The deadline for the first stage of the application process is Oct. 15.

Accessibility Workshop for Faculty
The Office of Disability Support Services will present workshops on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m., on how to prepare documents using Word, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat that all people can read, including those who rely on screen readers and other assistive technology. Speakers will also present best practices for Web and Blackboard accessibility. The workshops will take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Registration is available online. 

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For Your Benefit

Carebridge Guidance Seminars
The Carebridge Corporation and Office of Human Resources is offering the seminar Assertive Skills: Saying What You Mean to all faculty and staff from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, in Caldwell Hall, Room 117. For more information, contact Bailey Mitchell at 202-319-5598.

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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