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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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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

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.

Friday, Oct. 1, to Sunday, Oct. 3
The Office of Alumni Relations invites faculty, staff and alumni to Homecoming and Reunions Weekend, featuring alumni, athletic, and school and department events. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

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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Thursday, Sept. 30
4:30 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts the University of Scranton. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, soccer field.

7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Lancaster Bible College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Oct. 2
11 a.m., the cross country team hosts the CUA Invitational. DuFour Center.

Noon, the men's soccer team hosts the United States Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, soccer field.

1 p.m., the football team hosts Hampden-Sydney College for Homecoming. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium. 

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Campus Ministry

Teaching Mass
The Office of Campus Ministry, in conjunction with Orientation Extended, will host 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.

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

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Upcoming Events

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

Thursday, Oct. 7
6 to 8 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts a student recruitment event. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A. 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.
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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 be automatically entered in a random drawing for prizes including an Apple iPad and gift cards. Contest ends at midnight on Oct. 7.

For more information, visit

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

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.

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. Graduates in this program participate in two-year paid positions in agencies of the federal government 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 Servcies will present workshops on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 10 and 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, even 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 to loan from University Archives to any campus office. The case is currently in Leahy Hall, Room 116. For more information, contact Leslie Knoblauch at 202-319-2065.

Disability Self-Identification
In an effort to enhance the university's existing emergency response plans, an on-line process to assemble a list 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 Faculty and staff who have questions should contact the Office of Human Resources at Leahy Hall, Room 208, or e-mail

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

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

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

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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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