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Monday, Oct. 18, to Friday, Oct. 22
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents its annual fall seminar, which meets 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 cua-cscv@cua.edu or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.

Monday, Oct. 18
6 to 7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts a chat with federal librarians on careers in federal libraries. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact Liz McLean at 96mclean@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 19
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Resurrection in the Gospel of Thomas," by AnneMarie Luijendijk, Melancthon W. Jacobus University Preceptor in Religion, Princeton University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneb@cua.edu.

5:30 to 8 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosts a screening of "Indigènes – Days of Glory" (2006). McMahon Room, Hall 202. This screening is part of the Fall 2010 Film Series. For more information, contact Flor Argueta at 202-319-5240 or arguetaf@cua.edu.

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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand series. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

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 program. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Lauren Knight at 202-319-5256 or metropolitan@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 21
Noon, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "The Social Context of Divination: Enemies and Angels," by AnneMarie Luijendijk, Melancthon W. Jacobus University Preceptor in Religion, Princeton University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at mullaneb@cua.edu.

5 to 7:30 p.m., the Writing Center and Mullen Library offer a fall paper clinic. Free and open to all students. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, MERIC Lab. For more information, visit http://english.cua.edu/wc.

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 metropolitan@cua.edu.

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 http://music.cua.edu/calendar/october.cfm.

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
The Office of Admissions hosts a Saturday visit day. For more information, visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/tours.html.

7:30 p.m., CUA's Student Composer Institute presents a concert. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or e-mail verderese@cua.edu.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 19
4 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, soccer field.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, soccer field.

Friday, Oct. 22
6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.


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Campus Ministry

Gratia Plena Week of Grace
All CUA female students are invited to join Gratia Plena this week (through Saturday, Oct. 23) for the Week of Grace. For a list of events including service opportunities, faith formation and bonding, visit the calendar at http://ministry.cua.edu

Men’s Discernment
The Men’s Discernment group will meet Monday, Oct. 18, beginning with Mass at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. Dinner and discussion in the Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room will follow with guest speaker, Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, bishop of the Diocese of Arlington.

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 http://service.cua.edu. Transportation will be provided by Campus Ministry at 6:30 p.m. For more information or to request accommodations, e-mail cua-service@cua.edu.

CUA on Tap
CUA on Tap will take place at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21, in Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Brett Garland at 81garland@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Mission Trips
Mission trip applications are due Thursday, Oct. 21, by 9 p.m. in the Office of Campus Ministry. Applications are available at http://service.cua.edu.

The House
This Friday night, Oct. 22, The House sponsors Late Night Laser Tag. Students can meet at the DuFour Center at 8:30 p.m. and play until midnight for $2. The winning team will get the chance to play the undefeated House team. Teams and individuals welcome.

Fun with Nuns
The Office of Campus Ministry invites female students to a meet-and-greet with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia. On Sunday, Oct. 24, the 11 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent's Chapel will be followed by a brunch with the sisters in Regan Hall, Classroom 27. Students can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Jamila Evans at evansj@cua.edu.

World Youth Day
Students interested in a CUA pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Madrid are invited to an information session in the Campus Ministry lounge at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24. The trip will include a pre-pilgrimage to holy sites in Barcelona and Zaragoza, Spain, and will finish in Madrid with the World Youth Day activities, including Mass with Pope Benedict XVI. For more information, contact Jamila Evans at evansj@cua.edu.

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 by Oct. 25. For more information, e-mail cua-service@cua.edu.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 25, to Friday, Oct. 29
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values continues its annual fall seminar, which meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The focus of the seminar this week is "An analysis of the ways in which the changing idea of nature through history sheds light on the question of what human nature is, and whether it is changing and/or stable." Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089, e-mail cua-cscv@cua.edu or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.

Monday, Oct. 25
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a piano recital by Santiago Rodriguez, renowned interpreter of Rachmaninov. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5417. 

Tuesday, Oct. 26
10 a.m. to noon, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a piano master class by Santiago Rodriguez. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5417.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents a networking reception. Undergraduates can practice networking skills by meeting with faculty, staff, administration and student leaders. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, visit http://leadership.cua.edu/elp/schedule.cfm.

Thursday, Oct. 28
12:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) presents "The Family Tree of Michelle Obama," by Rachel Swarns, New York Times correspondent and visiting fellow with IPR. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:35 p.m., the Musicology Colloquium of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Anvils and Choruses: Festivities of Art and Industry in 1870s United States,” by Karen Ahlquist, associate professor of music at George Washington University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

4:30 p.m., the Department of Semitics presents “An Evening with Neo-Aramaic Literature: Readings in Neo-Aramaic Poetry and Proverbs,” with Shawqi Talia, instructor. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, e-mail cua-semetics@cua.edu

5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies offers an open house for its Master of Science in Management. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Lauren Knight at 202-319-5256 or metropolitan@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 31
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Magic Flute." Sung in German with English dialogue, the production is directed by Jay Brock, drama lecturer. David Searle, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities and conducting studies, will lead the CUA Orchestra. Hartke Theatre. Tickets for the Thursday preview at 7:30 p.m. are $5 for students, seniors and CUA alumni, faculty and staff; and $10 for general admission. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's 2 p.m. show are $15 for general admission, and $10 for students, seniors and CUA alumni, faculty and staff. For more information, contact the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at 202-319-5414.

Friday, Oct. 29
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Spinoza and Toleration," by Steven Nadler, William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy and chair of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This lecture is part of the Fall 2010 Philosophy Lecture Series, The Modern Turn. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259.

7 p.m., Rare Books and Special Collections celebrates the acquisition of an important manuscript of the Medieval philosopher-theologian Godfrey of Fontaines. Monsignor John F. Wippel, Theodore Basselin Professor of Philosophy, presents “An introduction to Godfrey of Fontaines and Ms. 266,” followed by Timothy B. Noone, professor of philosophy, presenting “On the quality of the manuscript’s text based on a preliminary comparative analysis.” Mullen Library, MERIC Classroom. A reception and exhibition will follow in the May Gallery. The 14th-century manuscript of Godfrey’s works will be on display with other works of medieval and Renaissance philosophy from the Rare Books collection. The exhibition will be open to the public through Nov. 7. For more information, contact Lenore Rouse at 202-319-5090 or rouse@cua.edu.
                         
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Announcements

Employee Self-Service
The Office of Payroll announces that new Employee Self-Service is now available. Through Cardinal Station, CUA employees can view and print the following online documents: paychecks and advices, W-2s, federal W-4 tax setups and direct deposit information. Pay remittances for those with direct deposit will still be printed by the payroll office through December 2010. For more information and training options, visit the Employee Self-Service website.

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 include performances by Chad Hollister Band and the Capitol Steps as well as the Festival of the Nuts in Centennial Village. For more information and the complete listing of events, visit http://activities.cua.edu/cuanitelive/ or contact Dan Bucherer at 18bucherer@cardinalmail.cua.edu 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 and to 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 wolfa@cua.edu.

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 kennedym@cua.edu.

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 kennedym@cua.edu.

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

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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