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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. 4
4 p.m., the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents "Philosophic Aspects of Life and Virtue among the Ancient Greeks," by Patrick Deneen, associate professor of government at Georgetown University. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or

Wednesday, Oct. 6
6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Discover Goals," part of the Emerging Leaders Program. Kathryn Jennings, associate dean of students, will lead a discussion on goals. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact Ryan McKinney at or 202-319-5293.

Noon, the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Conversion as Migration: The Pastoral Provision of Priests," by Rev. Paul Sullins, IPR fellow and associate professor of sociology. Maloney Hall, Room 301. This lecture is part of the Brown Bag Lunch series. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

Thursday, Oct. 7
6 to 8 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts a student recruitment event. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information or to R.s.v.p., e-mail  

Friday, Oct. 8
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Toqueville's Alliance of Religion and Liberty," by Harvey Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government at Harvard University. 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. 9
10:30 a.m., the Office of Campus Activities leads a D.C. Excursion to Eastern Market. Students can meet at the information desk in the Pryzbyla Center. For more information, contact Dan Bucherer at or 202-319-6003.

2 p.m., the Department of Art hosts a memorial Mass for Alexander Giampietro, celebrated by Rev. Anthony Giampietro, his eldest son. Caldwell Chapel. The Mass will be followed by a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5282.

4 to 6 p.m., the Department of Art hosts an opening reception for "Crafting a Legacy: A Half Century of Art at CUA." Salve Regina Hall, gallery. For more information, call 202-319-5282. 

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Wednesday, Oct. 6
3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Washington College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, soccer field.

7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts St. Mary's College of Maryland. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Oct. 9
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

Pro-Life Speaker's Panel
The National Catholic Partnership on Disability, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities and the Archdiocese of Washington are collaborating with Campus Ministry to offer a pro-life panel presentation and discussion on the medical issues surrounding poor prenatal diagnosis and threats to the life of people with disabilities. The event will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Halloween on Campus 2010
A planning meeting for Halloween on Campus will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 8:30 p.m. in the first floor Pryzbyla Center lounge. Committees and preparations will be discussed. For more information, contact Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Sophomore Retreat
"Step Up," the Sophomore Retreat, will take place Friday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 17.  Registration is available in the Pryzbyla Center during the lunch and dinner hours through Thursday, Oct. 7. The cost is $40 and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Jeff Ossinger, associate campus minister, at

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Thursday, Oct. 7, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Knights of Columbus will gather in Caldwell Chapel at 5:45 p.m. to pray the rosary. All are invited. The Knights will continue to pray the rosary every Thursday at that time throughout the school year.

4 p.m. Mass Cancelled on Sunday, October 10
There will be no university liturgy at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will have its regularly scheduled 4:30 p.m. Mass that day.

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
Applications for spring break and summer mission trips to Jamaica, Belize and Costa Rica have been posted on the Campus Ministry website. For more information, visit

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Upcoming Events

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 performed 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

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 or to request special accommodations (by Oct. 7), contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at

Thursday, Oct. 14
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, healthcare expert from California; and Mary Patterson, 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, 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.
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CUA Nite Live
The offices of the dean of students, campus activities, Campus Ministry and residence life present events every night of the week. Visit for the full schedule. This week the following events take place:

Monday, Oct. 4, at 9 p.m., screening of "Pan's Labyrinth." Pryzbyla Center, Food Court
Tuesday, Oct. 5, meet at 6 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center lobby for a screening of "Waiting for Superman" at the E Street Cinema
Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 9 p.m., eucharistic adoration. Caldwell Chapel
Thursday, Oct. 7, at 9 p.m., Centerstage Cabaret. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court
Friday, Oct. 8, Monuments at Night Boat Cruise with the House
Saturday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m., movie night. Gibbons Hall, lobby.

For more information, contact Dan Bucherer at or 202-319-6003.

Free Mental Health Screenings
The Counseling Center will offer free, brief mental health screenings on Thursday, Oct. 7, from noon to 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Pryzbyla Center. Information about stress and mood management will be provided. This event is sponsored by the Counseling Center as part of this year’s annual National Depression Screening Day. Students who participate can earn a C.A.R.D.S. Challenge Body Point for the program sponsred by the Office of Student Activities. For more information, contact Mark LaSota at 202-319-5765 or

Learn Fire Safety, Win an iPad
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the 2010 CUA Student Online Fire Safety Training Program and contest. Current full-time CUA students are invited to visit to read contest rules and log on to the FlashPoint Online Fire Safety Training. After completing a brief fire safety training session, they will automatically be entered in a random drawing for prizes including an Apple iPad and gift cards. The contest ends at midnight on Oct. 7.

For more information, visit

CUA employees, including those who are also students, are not eligible for prizes but are encouraged to participate in this valuable training.

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. 

Gilded Display Cabinets Available
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the availability of a gilded display cabinet, available for viewing by appointment. All sales are first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

In addition, a historic gilded exhibit case is available for any campus office to borrow from the University Archives. The case is currently in Leahy Hall, Room 116. For more information, contact Leslie Knoblauch at 202-319-2065.

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For Your Benefit

Carebridge Guidance Seminars
The Carebridge Corporation and Office of Human Resources is offering the following seminars to all faculty and staff. Seminars will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

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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