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Monday, Feb. 14
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a piano recital by Peter Frankl, honorary professor of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, and piano professor at Yale University. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, contact Ivo Kaltchev at kaltchev@cua.edu or 202-319-5861.

5 to 6 p.m., Strategic Planning Open Session on Environmental Sustainability. See Announcements.

Tuesday, Feb. 15
10 a.m. to noon, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a master class taught by Peter Frankl. Ward Hall, recital hall. For more information, contact Ivo Kaltchev at kaltchev@cua.edu or 202-319-5861.

4 to 5 p.m., Strategic Planning Open Session for Undergraduate Students. See Announcements.

Tuesday, Feb. 15, and Thursday, Feb. 17
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts Employer Resume Critiques. Students are invited to meet with employers and CUA alumni to have resumes critiqued. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 202. For more information or to reserve a time in advance (which is required), students can call 202-319-5623.

Wednesday, Feb. 16
4 to 5 p.m., Strategic Planning Open Session on Technology Assisted Education. See Announcements.

5 to 6 p.m., Strategic Planning Open Session on Diversity and Multiculturalism. See Announcements.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services invites students to a Disney College Program Information Session with current CUA students who have participated in the program: Chelsea Rianna and Kasey Donahue. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu or call 202-319-5623.

6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents an Emerging Leaders Program discussion, Discover Values and Ethics, facilitated by David Best, associate director of student conduct and ethical development. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information or to sign up to be an emerging leader, visit http://leadership.cua.edu/elp.

Thursday, Feb. 17
4 to 5 p.m., Strategic Planning Open Session on Research. See Announcements.

5 to 6 p.m., Strategic Planning Open Session for Graduate and Law Students. See Announcements.

5 to 7 p.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values hosts a symposium on “Plurality and Post-Secularism” as part of the project “Faith in a Secular Age" on the role of the spirit in the socio-political global order. Fred Dallmayr, Packey J. Dee Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, will give the lecture "Secular Modernity and Religion: Reflections on Taylor and Panikkar," followed by responses. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact the Center for the Study of Culture and Values at 202-319-6089 or cua-cscv@cua.edu, or visit http://www.crvp.org/cscv/index.htm.

6 to 8 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents a graduate seminar on Levinas by Jeffrey Bloechl, associate professor of philosophy, Boston College. Aquinas Hall, library. For more information, contact Brandon Zimmerman at 240-401-6488 or 66zimmerman@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of President John Garvey's series of inaugural events on the cardinal virtues, CUA on Tap's "Joy in the Spiritual Life" discussion features Father James Martin, S.J., culture editor of America magazine. Open mic begins at 7 p.m. Rev. Martin's talk will begin at 8 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thursday, Feb. 17, through Sunday, Feb. 20, and Thursday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, Feb. 27
The Department of Drama presents New Play Repertory premieres: Timothy J. Guillot’s Requiem and Rebecca Gingrich-Jones’s She Said/She Said. Performances of Requiem will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17, 25, and 26; and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19 and 20.Performances of She Said/She Said will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 18, 19, and 24; and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 26 and 27. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni/faculty/staff, and $5 for students. For more information or tickets, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu/hartke-season.cfm.

Friday, Feb. 18
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents the lecture "The Aftermath of Theodicy: Totality and Infinity 50 Years Later" by Jeffrey Bloechl, associate professor of philosophy, Boston College. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Brandon Zimmerman at 240-401-6488 or 66zimmerman@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and Graduate Students Association present a jazz concert by the Noah Getz Trio. Ward Hall, John Paul Rehearsal Hall. For more information, contact Andrew Simpson, professor of music, at simpson@cua.edu.

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Athletics

Saturday, Feb. 19
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, gymnasium.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment
Men interested in learning more about the priesthood or religious life are invited to join the Men's Discernment Group on Monday, Feb. 14, at 6:15 p.m., for Mass in Caldwell Chapel, followed by dinner and a talk with a guest speaker. Those interested can sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Disney on Ice
Students are invited to join The House in watching Disney on Ice at the Verizon Center on Friday, Feb. 18. The group will leave from The House at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be on sale at the Pryzbyla Center this week.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Feb. 22
Administrative Monday. Monday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes this day only.

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "The Cardinal Virtues and the Good Life," by William Mattison, assistant professor of moral theology. This lecture is part of Dialogue on Demand and President Garvey's series of inaugural events on the cardinal virtues. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, visit http://activities.cua.edu/dialogue.cfm.

8 to 10 p.m. CUA STAND, the anti-genocide committee of Students on the Mount, hosts a screening of Darfur Now. The screening will be followed by a brief discussion of the anti-genocide movement and how CUA students can become involved. Free wings will be served. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Jacquie Barczak at 22barczak@cardinalmail.cua.edu or 412-862-7124.

Wednesday, Feb. 23
5:10 to 7:40 p.m., the Department of Sociology, World Bank, and Cities Alliance present "Eco2 Cities: Ecological Cities as Economic Cities," with representatives from the World Bank. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Leszek Sibilski at sibilski@cua.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 24
12:30 to 2 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) presents a seminar for faculty on Catholic Social Teachings and Public Policy titled "Common Good," by Stephen Schneck, director of IPR and associate professor of politics, and Maria Mazzenga, education archivist. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

12:35 pm., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musicology Colloquium presents “How (Not?) to Write an Opera: The Case of Mozart’s Idomeneo (1781)” by Tim Carter, professor of music at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

1:30 to 3 p.m., the Office of the Vice President for Finance presents a seminar for faculty and staff with SunTrust Bank representatives on identity theft and mortgages. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Renell Lewis, director of treasury management, at 202-319-6445 or lewis@cua.edu.

Friday, Feb. 25
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Office of Procurement Services presents a free shredding event. AAA Certified Shredding Company will be set up in McMahon Parking Lot to shred personal confidential material belonging to students, faculty, and staff members (limit four boxes per person). For more information, contact Monica Kenny at 301-621-2484 or mkenny@kanecompany.com.

Friday, Feb. 25, through Sunday Feb. 27
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Medium and Leonard Bernstein’s Trouble in Tahiti, directed by Jay D. Brock, lecturer in drama, and conducted by Murry Sidlin, professor of music. Performances take place in Ward Hall’s recital hall at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 26; and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 27. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students, CUA alumni, and senior citizens. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Feb. 27
2 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Annual Lecture: "How Wide is the Field of Labor!: Catholic Sisters, Work, and the American West" by Anne M. Butler, Trustee Professor Emerita, Utah State University, and former editor of the Western Historical Quarterly. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joseph M. White, associate professor of Church history, at 202-319-6805 or whitef@cua.edu.

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Announcements

Strategic Planning Open Sessions
The Strategic Planning Steering Committee reminds CUA students, faculty, and staff of upcoming open sessions designed to solicit input for the university’s strategic planning for the period of 2012 to 2022. Below is a listing of the times, places, and topics for the open meetings. Members of the CUA community are strongly urged to attend the meetings designed to gather input from particular constituent groups: undergraduate students, graduate and law students, faculty, and staff. Everyone is invited to participate in the meetings addressing themes of importance for the entire university community: Catholic Identity, Mission, and Community; Globalization; Campus Recreation, Athletics, and Fitness; Research; Diversity and Multiculturalism; and Environmental Sustainability. All sessions take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A.

  • Environmental Sustainability: Monday, Feb. 14, 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Undergraduate Students: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Technology Assisted Education: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Research: Thursday, Feb. 17, 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Graduate/Law Students: Thursday, Feb. 17, 5 to 6 p.m.

Everyone in the university community is encouraged to consider submitting ideas through an anonymous form at http://spp.cua.edu/feedback/index.cfm. For more information and updates on the strategic planning process, visit http://spp.cua.edu.

Cardinal Medal for Fortitude
As part of President Garvey's inaugural year theme, the university community is invited to submit nominations for the Cardinal Medal for Fortitude. The award will be given to students, faculty, and staff at CUA who have overcome adversity with a joyful spirit, exhibit constancy in the pursuit of good, stand firm in difficulty, and exemplify quiet strength. Awards will be presented at a ceremony on Wednesday, April 13, to which the university community is invited.

The nomination form may be found at http://leadership.cua.edu/fortitude.cfm, along with more specific criteria and information about the cardinal virtue of fortitude. The call for nominations closes Feb. 18.
 
For more information, contact Bill Jonas at jonas@cua.edu or Emmjolee Mendoza Waters at mendozae@cua.edu.

Cardinal Leadership Celebration
Formerly known as the Student Leadership Recognition Celebration, the Cardinal Leadership Celebration will honor members of the CUA community whose service and committed leadership deserve special recognition.

Nominations are currently being sought, and will be accepted through March 9. Nominations can be made by visiting http://leadership.cua.edu/clc and clicking the Nomination Form link.

For more information, contact cua-leadership@cua.edu, or call 202-319-6003.

Fitness Classes
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend the following classes offered by the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center:

  • Group Fitness: Monday at 12:15 and 1 p.m. in the fitness center
  • Yoga: Monday at 6 p.m. in the fitness center
  • Tai Chi: Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the fitness center
  • Zumba: Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. in the DuFour Dance Studio
  • Cardio-Kick: Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the DuFour Dance Studio

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

School of Nursing Anniversary Gala
The School of Nursing will host its 75th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, March 19, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Speaking at the gala will be Robert P. Malesky, B.A. 1973, and author of The Catholic University of America, The Campus History Series. Tickets are $75 and can be reserved online at www.cuatoday.com or by mail. Payment can be sent (by March 5) to:

The Catholic University of America
School of Nursing
Gowan Hall, Room 125
620 Michigan Avenue, N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

For more information, call Jackie Tintle at 202-319-5403 or e-mail Tintlej@cua.edu.

iPromise
Students are invited to be prudent and to sign the iPromise pledge in preparation for spring break in March. Visit http://ipromise.cua.edu.

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 http://housing.cua.edu.

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 For Your Benefit

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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