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April 4 - April 11 View Archives



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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 4
12:10 to 1:10 p.m., the Department of Biology and Graduate Students Association present "New Life for Old Friends: beta-Lactams' Resurgence as Antimicrobials" by Monika Konaklieva, associate professor of chemistry, American University. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, contact Ekaterina Nestorovich at 202-319-6723 or

4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies' program in moral theology and ethics hosts "Num Tertium Quid? Civic Values and Augustinian Eudaimonism," by Eric Gregory, professor of religion at Princeton University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musical theatre senior showcase. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, April 5
5 p.m., Pi Sigma Alpha presents "Supreme Court Appointments: Understanding Their History and Future," by Barbara Perry, senior fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia. Columbus School of Law, Byron Auditorium. For more information, contact Betsy Chiles at

Wednesday, April 6
Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Nursing hosts "Zambia: HIV, Orphans, and Vulnerable People" by Lilly Schott, graduate student in nursing. 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

5 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on the CUA Semester in Rome program with director David Dawson Vasquez. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information, visit

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "The Byzantine Hellene: Theodore II Laskaris and the Transformation of Byzantine Culture in Exile," by Dimiter Angelov, Birmingham Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, England. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, visit

8 p.m., the International Affairs Association presents “U.S. Military Bases and Global Force Posture” by Andrew Yeo, undergraduate program coordinator in the Department of Politics. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact Chelsea Sager at

Thursday, April 7, through Sunday, April 10; and Thursday, April 14, through Sunday, April 17
The Department of Drama presents "Cymbeline" by William Shakespeare. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16; and at 2 p.m. on April 9, 10, and 17. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff; and $5 for students. For more information or tickets, call 202-319-4000 or visit

Thursday, April 7
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Musicology Colloquium presents "Reading and Writing Between the Lines: Evidence of Musical Literacy and Networks of Teachers and Students in 16th-Century Printed Books," by Susan Forscher Weiss, chair of musicology at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, assistant professor, at 202-319-5413.

5 to 6:30 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents "Child Trafficking: America's Role in the Problem and Solution," a symposium moderated by Mary Leary, associate professor of law. National Press Club, 13th Floor, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. For more information, visit

7 p.m., Resident ministers present CUA on Tap: Fortitude in Uganda, featuring representatives of Invisible Children, a movement seeking to end the conflict in Uganda and stop the abduction of children for use as soldiers. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Pamela Tremblay at 413-575-8677 or

Thursday, April 7, and Friday, April 8
Columbus School of Law's Initiative for Portuguese American Legal Dialogue and the Faculdade de Direito de Lisboa present the 10th Conference on European Union, Portugese, and American Law: Developments in Energy Law. Law School, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information or to register, visit

Friday, April 8
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies' Student Association presents the symposium "Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue: Methods and Issues," led by Rev. Ron Roberson, C.S.P., associate director of ecumenical and interreligious affairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. For more information, contact Allison Ralph at 904-556-4049 or

Noon, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Locus amoenus/Locus sancta: Regional and Universal Structures in the Fifth-Century Miracles of Thekla," by Scott Johnson, Kluge Fellow for the Library of Congress. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, visit

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a composition division recital. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, April 9
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a chamber choir concert, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. Franciscan Monastery, 1400 Quincy St., N.E., Washington, D.C. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Wednesday, April 6
3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Mary Washington University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Saturday, April 9
1 p.m., the softball team hosts a double-header against Drew University. DuFour Center, softball field.

1 p.m., the men's and women's tennis teams host Drew University. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

Sunday, April 10
1 p.m., the softball team hosts a double-header against Hood University. DuFour Center, softball field.

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Campus Ministry

Residence Hall Confessions
Residence hall confessions will be heard in Flather Hall on Monday, April 4, from 9 to 11 p.m. and Gibbons Hall from 8 to 10 p.m.

Athletes’ Mass
All CUA student athletes are invited to an athletes’ Mass at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church.

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

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.

Cardinal Leadership Award Ceremony
All are invited to attend the Cardinal Leadership Celebration on Wednesday, April 13. The reception begins at 5 p.m. followed by the program at 5:30 p.m. Join in celebrating the presentation of student awards and the Cardinal Medal for Fortitude.

Lenten Reflections
The Office of Campus Ministry is distributing the Diocese of Saginaw’s "Little Black Books" of Lenten reflections. To request more copies, contact David Pennington at

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be held each Monday during Lent at 5:45 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel following the 5:10 p.m. Mass.

Lenten Adoration
Lenten eucharistic adoration will be held daily throughout Lent from 1 to 5 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

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Upcoming Events

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. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or to register, visit

Monday, April 11
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.

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.

Wednesday, April 13
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, Happel Room. Refreshments will be served following the event. For more information, contact B.J. Buracker at 301-717-1003 or

Thursday, April 14
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

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.

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Intellect and Virtue Symposium
All member of the Catholic University community – students, faculty, and staff – are invited to participate in the April 11-12 symposium titled “Intellect and Virtue: the Idea of a Catholic University.”  Scholars from the U.S. and abroad will gather in the Pryzbyla Center to examine the ways in which virtue shapes how and what people learn.

The symposium, sponsored by the Office of the President, will include experts in such fields as economics, sociology, political science, law, and philosophy from Duke, University of Notre Dame, St. Andrew’s in Scotland and others. It is being sponsored as part of a series of events related to President John Garvey’s inaugural theme “Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University.” President Garvey has called the upcoming symposium “the culmination of the conversation we have been encouraging within the Catholic University community about our identity and future. The ideas we will consider at the symposium will help us develop a common understanding of the core principles and goals upon which we will make our decisions and build our University.”

There is no charge for attending the symposium. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, April 5. For more information or to register, visit 

Complimentary Tickets to "Cymbeline"
The Department of Drama is offering complimentary tickets to the entire CUA community — faculty, staff, and students — for "Cymbeline" on April 10 There will be a preshow discussion with CUA drama faculty members Eleanor Holdridge, Patrick Tuite, Gail Beach, and others starting at 1:15 p.m. The performance starts at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets at the box office, call 202-319-4000 or visit and use the code FRIEND for online reservations.

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 have a table set up at the Pryzbyla Center to hold “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 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 visit. 

In the future, Ayers Saint Gross will give a series of presentations on campus observations, 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 prior 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

Know Your Numbers
The Office of Human Resources announces that free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings will be available for employees who are covered under any of CUA’s medical plans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. Employees are invited to sign up now at to be eligible for a $75 gift card through the Simply Engaged Program.

Health and Fitness Fair
The Campus Wellness Committee announces the annual health and fitness fair, which will take place on Thursday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. The event features health screenings, seated massages, giveaways, and more. It is open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information, call 202-319-4174.

Free “Lose and Win” Weight Management Program for All Staff and Faculty! Starting in April!
This is an eight-week weight management program offered by the Office of Human Resources as developed by UnitedHealthcare. The program is open for 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 the nursing program at CUA.

Sessions will run on Wednesdays between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. at the Pryz beginning April 13 and Thursdays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. beginning April 14 at the Pryz. This is a brown bag lunch hour.

Registration is required and availability is limited to 20 participants per session. Call the main desk of HR at 202-319-5050 to sign up or for more information.

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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