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Tuesdays and Wednesdays in April
The Office of Admissions presents Cardinal Visit Days for high school sophomores and juniors and their families. For more information or to register, visit

Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12
The Office of the President presents "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University." This symposium examines the ways in which virtue shapes how people learn and what they learn. All members of the CUA community are invited. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, visit

Monday, April 11
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and Graduate Students Association present "Counteracting Botulinum Neurotoxin, the Poison of all Poisons" by S. Ashraf Ahmed, principal investigator at the United States Army Medical Research Institute. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. In the case of a U.S. government shutdown, contact Ekaterina Nestorovich at 202-319-6723 or to find out if the event is cancelled.

4:30 p.m., the Department of Greek and Latin presents "Toward a Poetics of Epigram" by Donald E. Lavigne, assistant professor of classics and modern languages and literatures at Texas Tech University. McGivney Hall, Room 106. Reception to follow. For more information, contact Kathleen Powell at 202-319-5216.

5 p.m., the Department of Biomedical Engineering presents "In Vivo Cellular Imaging of HER2-Overexpressing Breast Tumors Through Electron Paramagnetic Resonance" by Scott Burks of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Conference Room. For more information, contact Victor Frenkel at 202-319-5891 or

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Catholic University Wind Ensemble spring concert, conducted by John Mitchell. Archbishop Carroll High School, 4300 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, April 12
4 p.m. to 6 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an International Education of Students (IES) Abroad pre-departure orientation. All students participating in an IES Abroad program during summer 2011 and fall 2011 are required to attend this pre-departure meeting. A representative from IES Abroad will go over what to know before travelling abroad and answer questions. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

Wednesday, April 13
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Office of Housing Services hosts an Off-Campus Housing Fair. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5645 or e-mail

5 p.m., the University presents the 2011 Cardinal Leadership Celebration, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of students, faculty, and staff to the betterment of the university. As part of the inaugural year of President John Garvey, the 2011 celebration will include the awarding of the Cardinal Medal for Fortitude to nine members of CUA’s staff, faculty, and student body who have exemplified the nature of the Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit

7 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association and the Biblical Studies Program present the 2011 Roland E. Murphy Lecture, "The Rhetoric of Violence and the God of Peace in Paul’s Letter to the Romans," by Beverly Gaventa, Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. Refreshments will be served following the event. For more information, contact B.J. Buracker at 301-717-1003 or

Thursday, April 14
Noon, the Center for Early Christian Studies presents a seminar for faculty and graduate students on "Reconstructing Ancient Emotions: The Value of Coptic Magical Texts and Egyptian Christian Votive Figurines," by David Frankfurter, William Goodwin Aurelio Professor of the Appreciation of Scripture at Boston University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

12:30 to 2 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "The Dignity of the Human Person," by Linda Plitt Donaldson, associate professor of social work; Rev. Brian Johnstone, professor of theology and religious studies; and Rev. Anthony Pogorelc, S.S., adjunct assistant professor of sociology and formation adviser at Theological College. This is part of the Faculty Seminar Series on Catholic Social Teachings. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. For more information, or to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5999.

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musicology Colloquium presents "Mendelssohn's 'Marian' Symphony" by Sterling Lambert, assistant professor of music, St. Mary's College of Maryland. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, assistant professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Deep History: What's in It for Medievalists?" by Daniel L. Smail, professor of history, Harvard University. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, visit

10 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents a performance by CUA band, Berlin Airlift. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. This event is part of the Cardinal Performance Series and will include free food and door prizes. For more information visit

Friday, April 15
The Office of Admissions hosts Odyssey Day for accepted students. For more information, visit

2:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and Washington Gas and Energy Services dedicate CUA's solar picnic table, which was designed by CUA students last year. Pryzbyla Center, patio. For more information, call 202-319-5123.

3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Writing and Premiering Commissioned Music: From Proposal to Performance" by composer Jason R. Lovelace and soprano Liana Valente. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414. 

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a lecture recital by composer Jason R. Lovelace of his recent works. The recital will feature the Washington, D.C., premiere of "A Tale of Three Cyclones," a song cycle commissioned by Liana Valente, and the world premiere of "Aloof," a setting of the sonnet by Christina Rossetti. Featured soloists will include Valente, soprano; Ashley Alden, soprano; Jennifer Jackson, pianist; and Kathrine Latham, soprano. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414. 

Sunday, April 17
7:30 p.m., Theological College presents a Tenebrae liturgy. Theological College, student chapel. For more information, contact Dustin Dought at 337-258-4215 or

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Tuesday, April 12
7 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Shenandoah University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Wednesday, April 13
4 p.m., the baseball team hosts Bridgewater College. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Saturday, April 16
Noon, the baseball team hosts a doubleheader against Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

Noon, the women's lacrosse team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, April 17
Noon, the baseball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment
Men’s Discernment will meet Monday, April 12, for Mass at 6:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner in the Happel Room. The guest speaker, Brother James Peterson, O.F.M. Cap., is a doctoral student in the School of Canon Law. For more information or to sign up, visit

The House Goes to See the Nationals
The House presents its last Friday night event of the year, on April 15 — the Nationals vs. the Brewers baseball game. Tickets are $2 and will be sold in the Pryzbyla Center this week during meal times. Students attending the game should meet at The House at 5 p.m. to take Metrorail to the stadium.

Palm Sunday
There will be three University liturgies to celebrate Palm Sunday on April 17, at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent dePaul Chapel and at 4 p.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Kids on Campus Day
On Sunday, April 17, from noon to 2 p.m., neighborhood children will be invited to campus to play and spend time with CUA students. Faculty, staff, students, and their families are invited to enjoy food and games. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Campuswide Way of the Cross
The annual Campuswide Way of the Cross will be held on Monday, April 18. Those who would like to participate should meet at the Campus Ministry office at 8 p.m.

Lenten Adoration
This is the last week for Lenten Eucharistic adoration in Caldwell Chapel. There will be no Eucharistic adoration during Holy Week.

Campus Ministry Student Survey
In order to better serve the needs of CUA students, Campus Ministry asks that they access an anonymous survey sent to their Cardinalmail accounts.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 18
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, assistant professor of music. Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, April 19
3 to 5 p.m., CUAbroad hosts a general pre-departure orientation for all students studying abroad during the summer and fall 2011 terms. CUA policies, health and safety, credit transfer, and how to best prepare for a trip abroad will be reviewed. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

4:15 p.m., the Office of the President presents "When Might Becomes Human Rights" by Janne Haaland Matlary, professor of international politics at the University of Oslo, Norway. This lecture is part of the inaugural lecture series on "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 20
Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Nursing hosts "Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Haiti" by Alexandra Kramer, program director for Orphans and Vulnerable Children, International Medical Corps. This lecture is part of the Global Health Brown Bag Series. Gowan Hall, Room 413. For more information, contact Becky Robert at 202-319-5502 or

4:10 p.m., the Department of English and Graduate Student Association present a poetry reading by Dave Smith, Eliot Coleman Professor of Poetry and chair of the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University, and David Genwanter, professor of English and creative writing at Georgetown University. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

Thursday, April 21, through Monday, April 25
Easter recess. The University is closed.

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University Garage Cleaning  
On April 20 and April 21, the first and second floors of the University Garage, located at the Columbus School of Law, will be cleaned by the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations.  All garage permit holders will need to park on the lower-level southeast corner of the garage.  

Printer/Typewriter Repair Service
The Office of Procurement Services announces a new service provider for printer and typewriter repairs, Gem Laser. The company has agreed to provide the University with same level of service as its previous vendor (which Gem Laser acquired) with no change in the current pricing structure. Expected response time during regular business hours is within eight hours, four hours for emergency calls. The preferred method of payment is the CUA Procurement Card, to be presented at the completion of each service call. Departments in need of repairs should contact Gem Laser directly at 703-709-7140. For more information, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401 or

Archives Luncheon
On Thursday, April 28, at noon, University Archives hosts an informational luncheon, at which staff will discuss archived materials and what services are provided by archivists. For more information or to R.s.v.p. (required), contact Jane Stoeffer at

Off-Campus Housing Week
The Office of Housing Services invites students, staff, and faculty to attend Off-Campus Housing Week events April 11 through 14. Housing services staff will demonstrate how to search for off-campus housing and present information on tenants' rights. Tours will be available in the Brookland neighborhood. For more information about the events, visit

Campus Master Plan: Community Open Forum
The Catholic University of America is embarking on the development of a campus master plan that will steer the University’s physical development for the next 10 years. The University has retained Ayers Saint Gross Architects & Planners to guide the process. 

On April 13 and 14 Ayers Saint Gross will staff a table at the Pryzbyla Center to host office hours for inquiries and comments on the Campus Master Plan. This venue will enable Ayers Saint Gross to gain the campus community’s perspectives regarding the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvements to grounds and facilities.

Office hours will be held on the ground floor of the Pryzbyla Center at the following times:

  • April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • April 13 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • April 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All members of the campus community are invited and encouraged to stop by. In the future, Ayers Saint Gross will give a series of presentations on observations of the campus, feedback from the campus community, conceptual ideas, and a summary of the final plan before it is adopted. Campus participation is important to the success of the plan.

For more information, contact Marc A. DeOcampo, campus planner in CUA's Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, at 202-319-4737 or

Electronics Recycling
Brian Alexander, director of energy and utilities management, announces an electronic recyling day for personal items belonging to faculty, staff, and students, on Wednesday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to noon in McMahon Parking Lot.

Acceptable items include answering machines, all types of batteries, cables/wires, CDs and DVDs, cell phones, CD players, computer equipment and peripheral devices, copiers, DVD players, electronic typewriters, electronic games, fax machines, hard drives, household electronics, ink/toner, lab equipment, modems, monitors, pagers, PDAs, printers, remote controls, scanners, stereos, tape players, telephones, televisions, two-way radios, VCRs, word processors, and scrap metal.

For more information, call 202-319-5123.

Central Heating Plant Shutdown and Air Conditioning Start-up
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that, as warm weather approaches, it will begin shutting down the central heating plant. This operation is tied to our weather patterns, but normally occurs during mid-April. 

The start-up of air conditioning on campus normally begins one to two weeks after the heating season ends, again depending on the weather patterns.

Once the cooling season has started, the University’s electrical consumption typically doubles. The campus community is encouraged to support conservation measures, especially during the summer. 

Some hints to help conserve energy over the summer:

  • Raise thermostat settings to 78 degrees.
  • Turn off air conditioning, especially window units, when not needed. This includes overnight and during vacations. 
  • Turn off all lights and computers when not in use.
  • Do not leave outside doors propped open.
  • Keep windows closed when air conditioner is in use.

For more information, contact the Facility Service Center at 202-319-5121.

Jumpstart is Hiring
Jumpstart is now hiring for both their summer and school year programs. Students can build their resumes while spending time with children. Jumpstart Corps members inspire children to develop a love of learning, provide individualized attention to help children succeed in school and life, and receive professional training in child development and early childhood education. Corps members have the option to serve as AmeriCorps members and receive an education award of up to $1,135. No experience is necessary. For more information, contact Kristin Dusch at or visit

Summer Housing
The Office of Housing Services is accepting applications from CUA students for summer housing. Space is available in Opus Hall from May 15 to Aug. 7. The priority housing application deadline is April 15. For more information, visit

Annual Auction by Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety will conduct the annual property auction of lost, found, and unclaimed property on Friday, April 29, in the Leahy Hall conference room. Items will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. The silent auction will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. (or earlier if all items are auctioned off). Bidders do not have to be present to win. All property winners will be notified no later than Monday, May 9.
Items for auction include Texas Instrument calculators, a Sony voice recorder, Canon and Sony digital cameras, a Michael Kors change purse, men's and women’s sunglasses, a Game Boy Advance, binoculars, an I-Pod 8 GB, men’s and women's watches, an UnderArmour book bag, and a woman’s leather purse.

For more information, call 202-319-5999.

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 For Your Benefit

Free "Lose and Win" Weight Management Program for Staff and Faculty
An eight-week weight management program is being offered by the Office of Human Resources. The program, which was developed by UnitedHealthcare, is open to all staff and faculty whether or not they have health insurance through CUA. The program will be facilitated by Dr. Loretta Staudt, medical director for Student Health Services, and Dara Winfield, a graduate student in nursing.

Sessions will be held on Wednesdays between noon and 1 p.m., beginning April 13 in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 342; and Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., beginning April 14 in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. Attendees can bring lunch.

Registration is required and limited to 20 participants per session. For more information or to sign up, call the 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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