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Monday, Sept. 20
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., flu shots for faculty and staff. See For Your Benefit.

5 to 6 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Cheese Factories on the Moon: Why Earmarks are Good for American Democracy," by Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly, professors of politics at California State University, Channel Islands. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and School of Arts and Sciences present "The Hand of God and the Hand of the Scribe: Craft and Collaboration at Arnstein Abbey," by Jeffrey Hamburger, Kuno Franke Professor of German Art and Culture at Harvard University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

Tuesday, Sept. 21
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPRCS) and the Center for International Social Development present "Crisis in Congo." Justine Masika Bihamba, Pax Christi International Peace Prize Laureate of 2009 and founder of “Synergie des Femmes pour les Victimes des violences Sexuelles,” and Donatella Rostagno from the European Network for Central Africa (EurAc) will discuss sexual violence in Congo. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact IPRCS at 202-319-5999 or cua-ipr@cua.edu.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "Information Professionals as Intelligence Analysts: Making the Transition," a colloquium with Edna Reid, intelligence analyst, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Marist Hall, Information Commons. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor, at shumaker@cua.edu.

6 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations host a speed networking event. Recent CUA alumni who have been successful in their careers and are interested in passing along networking tips have been invited. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. To R.s.v.p., visit http://careers.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 22
5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with Ellen Carter, a CUA alumna employed by the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce. Internship opportunities will be presented for undergraduates and graduates. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Sept. 23
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with the Leaders Institute, a non-denominational ministry that seeks to teach leadership skills to children and youth in order to improve surrounding communities and, eventually, the world at large. Located in Silver Spring, Md., Leaders Institute is looking for interns for their four training areas: biblical instruction, community outreach, personal development and technical development. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musicology Colloquium presents “Schubert’s Beethoven Project” by John Gingerich, associate professor of music at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor and chair of musicology, at 202-319-5413.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with a representative from the Environmental Protection Agency. The Student Career Experience Program at EPA will be presented. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Theatricality in Gregory of Tours," the annual Andrew Mellon Lecture, by Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Professor and director of the center. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. Light refreshments will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents an information session on "Brain Rules for Language Learners: Tips, Tricks, and Insights to Help You Master a Foreign Language," by Lourdes Alvarez, chair of the department and associate professor of Spanish. This session targets students at the introductory and intermediate levels, but is open to students at all levels. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5240 or e-mail Flor Argueta at arguetaf@cua.edu.

Friday, Sept. 24
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Happiness in Rousseau and Kant," by Michael Rohlf, assistant professor of philosophy. 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, Sept. 25, through Thursday, Dec. 9
University Archives presents "Portal to the Past: Reflections of Student Life," an exhibit focusing on CUA memorabilia of alumni who attended the university from 1915 to 1959. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, lobby. For more information, contact University Archives at 202-319-5065.

Saturday, Sept. 25
10 a.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents the Student Leadership Conference, featuring the keynote address "The Power of WE: Building Community Through Leadership" by Juana Bordas, president of Mestiza Leadership International. Free lunch will be provided along with a variety of useful breakout sessions. Free and open to all CUA students. For more information and to register, visit http://leadership.cua.edu/conference/.

Sunday, Sept. 26
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music invites the university community to a memorial celebration honoring Professor Emeritus Robert W. Ricks. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Sept. 21
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts McDaniel College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Sept. 25
12:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, soccer field.

1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

3 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, soccer field.

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Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment
Rev. Monte Hoyles, a priest with the Diocese of Toledo, Ohio, and a student in the School of Canon Law, will be the guest speaker at the first men’s discernment meeting on Monday, Sept. 20. The event will begin with Mass at 6:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room.

Washington Nationals with The House
On Friday, Sept. 24, The House will lead an outing to see the Washington Nationals play the Atlanta Braves. The group will meet in front of The House at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5 and can be bought in the Pryz throughout the week. For more information, see a House member.

Movies on the Mall – Additional Mass
Due to Movies on the Mall on Sunday, Sept. 26, there will be an additional Mass at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Chapel.

Teaching Mass
The Office of Campus Ministry, in conjunction with Orientation Extended, will be hosting a teaching Mass on Monday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Chapel. It is an opportunity to learn more about the history and theology of the liturgy while attending Mass.


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sept. 28
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics," by Duilia de Mello, associate professor of physics. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand Series.

Thursday, Sept. 30
10 to 11:30 a.m., the Office of the Vice President of Finance hosts a Finance Town Hall meeting. All staff and faculty are invited for a presentation on updated travel procedures, payroll initiatives and other policy changes. This information will be of special interest to those who routinely handle financial matters at CUA. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Ed Schaffer, executive project coordinator, at 202-319-5607.

4:30 p.m., the graduate students from the School of Canon Law present "In the Service of the Holy Spirit: The Ecclesial Vocation of Canon Lawyers," by Rev. Ladislas Orsy, S.J., professor emeritus. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Grace-Ann Lewis at 202-319-5492 or cua-canonlaw@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 1
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Slave of the Passions: Science and Philosophy in Hume's Treatise of Human Nature," by Thomas Merrill, assistant professor of government, American 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.

Sunday, Oct. 3
9:30 a.m., the Office of Disability Support Services hosts a 5K race to raise money for the Kennedy Institute's Infant and Toddler Program. See Announcements.
                            
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Announcements

Disability Self-Identification
In an effort to enhance the university's existing emergency response plans, an on-line process to assemble a listing of university faculty, staff or students with permanent disabilities who may need assistance with evacuating a building in an emergency has been developed.

Self-identification is voluntary. Individuals with a temporary disability who would require assistance in the event of an emergency should notify their area coordinator, residence assistants or supervisor.

Individuals with identified permanent disabilities who believe that they may need assistance during an emergency are strongly encouraged to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire.

For more information on disability support services or completing this form, visit Pryzbyla Center, Room 201, or e-mail  cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu. Faculty and staff who have questions should contact the Office of Human Resources at Leahy Hall, Room 208, or e-mail humanresources@cua.edu.

5K for Kennedy Institute Kids
The Office of Disability Support Services hosts a 5K race to raise money for the Kennedy Institute's Infant and Toddler Program. This program serves 3- to 6-year-olds, with and without development delays, in an inclusive setting. The race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 3, at the Dufour Center, upper fields, with check-in beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Registration is $15 per person for CUA and Kennedy Institute affiliates who register in advance ($17 the day of the race) and $20 for the general population ($25 day of the race). The race will be followed by a fun fair.

Registration is available online. This event is co-sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, Amnesty International, College Democrats, College Republicans, Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center, Knights of Columbus, Program Board, Student Association General Assembly and the Student Nursing Association.

Ways to Publicize and Promote Campus Events
When planning an event on campus, there are many ways the Office of Public Affairs and Office of Publications and Design Services can help spread the word both on and off campus.

For more information on deadlines, processes and links to request forms, visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/about/services.cfm.

Annual 10- and 20-Year Service Awards Dinner
The Annual 10- and 20-Year Service Awards Dinner will be held this academic year on Thursday, Jan. 20. The Office of University Relations has rescheduled this important event from its typical date in November because of possible conflicts with inaugural programs. Those who began full-time careers at CUA on or before Aug. 31, 1990, or Aug. 31, 2000, may be eligible to be honored at this year’s celebration. For more information, contact  Suzanne McCarthy, assistant vice president for university relations for university events, at 202-319-5100 or mccarths@cua.edu.

Fitness Classes
The Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center is offering the following classes for students, faculty and staff:

  • Turbo Kick on Monday and Wednesday at 5:10 p.m. in the DuFour Center Dance Studio
  • Zumba on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:10 p.m. in the DuFour Center Dance Studio
  • Pilates on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. in the fitness center
  • Beginning Tai Chi on Monday and Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the fitness center

For more information, contact Marie Kennedy at 202-319-5705 or kennedym@cua.edu.

Boat Available
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the sale of a 12-foot Sears Gamefisher aluminum jon boat, 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.

Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2010
Faculty, staff and alumni are invited to Homecoming and Reunions Weekend, taking place from Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 3. The weekend will feature alumni, athletic, and school and department events. For more information on times and locations for specific events, visit www.cuatoday.com or call the Office of Alumni Relations at 202-319-5608.

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For Your Benefit

Flu Shot Clinics for CUA Faculty and Staff
On Monday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium, CUA will be offering flu shots for faculty and staff. The vaccines will cost $21.50 (payable by cash or a check made out to Lifework Strategies). The flu vaccine will protect against three different flu viruses: H3N2, influenza B and H1N1. To sign up for the vaccine, send an e-mail to flusignup@lifeworkstrategies.com with "Catholic University" in the subject line and a preferred date and time in the body of the message. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

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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