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Monday, April 18
12:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and Graduate Student Association present "Pulsed-High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Exposures for Non-Invasively Enhancing Targeting and Efficacy of Therapeutic Agents" by Victor Frenkel, assistant professor of biomedical engineering. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ekaterina Nestorovich at 202-319-6723 or

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 p.m., CUA's South Asian Law Students Association presents a roundtable discussion on "The Role of Civil Society in Strengthening Rule of Law in Post-Conflict Nepal and Liberia" by Shelby Quast, director of the U.S. Office of the International Legal Assistance Consortium, and Yogendra Paneru, doctoral candidate in conflict analysis and resolution at Nova Southeastern University. Columbus School of Law, Room 220. For more information, contact Christina Williams at 301-787-4464 or

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." Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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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Tuesday, April 19
4 p.m., the baseball team hosts Mary Washington University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

7 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Immaculata University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, April 21
1 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

4 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts McDaniel University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, April 23
1 p.m., the softball team hosts a double header against Moravian College. DuFour Center, softball field.

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Campus Ministry

Holy Week Celebrations
The Office of Campus Ministry announces the following services to be held during Holy Week:

  • Mass with distribution of palms will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17, at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. in the St. Vincent dePaul Chapel and at 4 p.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • A candlelit, campuswide Way of the Cross will take place on Monday, April 18, at 8 p.m. beginning outside the Campus Ministry office.
  • Confessions will be heard in Caldwell Chapel on Wednesday, April 20, from 9 to 10 p.m. There will be no Praise and Worship Adoration.
  • Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated on Holy Thursday, April 21, in St. Vincent dePaul Chapel at 8 p.m. The Blessed Sacrament will be transferred in procession to Caldwell Chapel after Mass. Caldwell Chapel will be open for private prayer until midnight.
  • Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion will be celebrated on Good Friday, April 22, in St. Vincent dePaul Chapel at 3 p.m.
  • The Great Easter Vigil will begin outside St. Vincent dePaul Chapel at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.
  • There will be no Masses on campus for Easter Sunday or Easter Monday. For a list of Masses at the Basilica, visit
  • 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. Those who participate will be entered for a chance to win an iPad.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 26
5:30 to 8 p.m., the Writing Center and John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library host an end-of-term clinic to help students with any stage of their writing projects.Mullen Library, MERIC lab. For more information, call 202-319-4286.

Wednesday, April 27
4:15 p.m., the Office of the President presents "Newman's Idea of a University — Some Misunderstandings" by Rev. Ian Ker, senior research fellow at Oxford University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, visit

Thursday, April 28
Noon, University Archives hosts an informational luncheon, at which staff will discuss archived materials and what services are provided by archivists. Aquinas Hall, Room 101. For more information or to R.s.v.p. (required), contact Jane Stoeffer at

12:25 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musicology Colloquium presents "Dialogo della Musica Antica et Della Moderna, Take 2: The 'Old' at the Roots of Early 20th-Century Modernism" by Olga Haldey, assistant professor of musicology at the University of Maryland. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, assistant professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

Friday, April 29
Last day of classes.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Chorus concert, conducted by Tom Pedersen, chair of musical theatre. St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, April 30
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Women's Chorus concert. St. Vincent dePaul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, May 1
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a Town and Gown Community Chorus concert. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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University Garage Cleaning
The cleaning of the University Garage, located at the Columbus School of Law, has been postponed until early May.  More information will follow once the dates are confirmed.

Cap and Gown Information
The CUA Bookstore announces the following important dates for graduates needing to pick up or obtain regalia for the May 14 Commencement ceremonies. Regalia may be picked up at the CUA Bookstore, lower level, during the following dates and times:

  • Monday, April 18, through Wednesday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: Undergraduate keeper gowns pre-ordered during the on-campus January graduation fair may be picked up.
  • Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to noon: Master’s/Doctorate rental pre-orders as well as walk-ins (anyone who has not pre-ordered) can pick up gowns.

Individuals must present ID, receipt, or online confirmation. Master’s and doctorate graduates must also provide a $60 cash deposit to pick up their rentals.
Master and doctorate rental regalia must be returned to the CUA Bookstore immediately following the last ceremony the graduate participates in, no later than 5:30 p.m. on May 14.
The bookstore also offers a full selection of CUA diploma frames and graduation-related merchandise. For more information, call 202-319-5232.

Car Detailing
With the arrival of warm weather, the Office of Procurement Services has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car-washing services in the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall Tuesday, April 19, and Wednesday, April 20, from 8 a.m. until the last car is finished. Members of the CUA community are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to have their cars washed while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior. Other services are available for an additional fee. Cash and Visa and MasterCard will be accepted. No R.s.v.p. is necessary. For more information, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401 or

Easter Dining Hours
The Office of Dining Services announces the following hours of operation during the week of Easter:

  • Law School Café
    Wednesday, April 20: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 21, through Saturday, April 23: Noon to 6:30 p.m.
    Sunday, April 24: Closed
    Monday, April 25: Noon to 6:30 p.m.
  • Starbucks
    Wednesday, April 20: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24: Closed
    Monday, April 25: 5 to 11 p.m.
  • The Student Restaurant
    Wednesday, April 20: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24: Closed
    Monday, April 25: 5 p.m. to midnight
  • The Loft C-Store
    Wednesday, April 20: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    Thursday, April 21, through Sunday, April 24: Closed
    Monday, April 25: 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Food Court
    Wednesday, April 20: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Thursday, April 21, through Monday, April 25: Closed

For more information, contact the dining services office at

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. 

Graduate Student Staff Oportunities
Graduate student staff provide support for many services provided by the offices of student life and Campus Ministry. A number of opportunities exist for CUA graduate students. To learn more about these work opportunities and how to apply, visit

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

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.

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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. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 342, and Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. 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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