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Monday, Feb. 21
5 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "What is the Outcome of Sex? Ephrem's Realistic Approach toward Intercourse and Defilement," by Yifat Monnickendam, Crane Postdoctoral Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and visiting scholar in medieval and Byzantine studies. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

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 the Dialogue on Demand series and President Garvey's inaugural events on the cardinal virtues. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. For more information, visit

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 or 412-862-7124.

Wednesday, Feb. 23
Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Nursing presents "Update: Haiti," by Mary Dooley, assistant professor, and Kristen Ferguson, master of science in nursing student. They will discuss their recent work in Haiti. This is part of the Global Health Brown Bag series. Gowan Hall, Room 400. For more information, contact Becky Robert, adjunct assistant professor, at 202-319-5502 or

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, adjunct professor of sociology, at

6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents an Emerging Leaders Program discussion, Discover Goals, facilitated by Jeff Ossinger, assistant director of housing services. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information or to sign up to be an emerging leader, visit

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 or to R.s.v.p., contact Renell Lewis, director of treasury management, at 202-319-6445 or

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

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents its Third Annual Symposium, “Bridging the Spectrum: A Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science.” Ann Martin, educational specialist for library services for Henrico County Public Schools and past president of the American Association of School Librarians, will deliver the keynote address. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Advance registration is required. For more information, visit

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

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Wednesday, Feb. 23
2:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Christopher Newport University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Robert J. Talbot Baseball Field.

Saturday, Feb. 26
Noon, the baseball team hosts Gettysburg College. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

1 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Frostburg State University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Campus Ministry

Friday Night at the "Spa" House
On Friday, Feb. 25, students are invited to the House for a spa night from 7 to 11 p.m. Professional massage artists will be available along with a nail spa and yoga and zumba classes. Smoothies and other snacks will be provided. There is a $2 charge for admission. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes.

Live Out Love Family Planning Discussion
On Monday, Feb. 21, at 9 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Room 108, Live Out Love will host a talk on natural family planning and the medical effects of contraceptives and birth control by Terry Brady Novak, nurse practitioner from the Office of Student Health Services.

Little Sisters of the Poor Beach Party
Campus Ministry will host a beach party and dance at the Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence on Monday, Feb. 21. Students are invited to sign up at and meet at Campus Ministry at 6:30 p.m.

Women’s Retreat
Campus Ministry will host a women’s retreat on Saturday, Feb. 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Campus Ministry. Students can sign up at, or contact Jessica Smith at

Men’s Discernment
Men are invited to join Rev. John Foster, assistant professor of canon law, for an evening of reflection, dinner, and prayer on Monday, Feb. 28, at 6:15 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 28
4:15 p.m., the Office of the President hosts the lecture, "The Catholic Writer Today," by poet Dana Gioia, former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts. This is one of a series of events tied to the inaugural year theme, "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University." A reception will follow. Edward J. Przybyla University Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

5 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Christianization in Aphrodisias: Archaeological Data," by Örgü Dalgiç, postdoctoral teaching fellow in Byzantine studies, with a joint appointment between Dumbarton Oaks and The Catholic University of America. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

7 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Medieval Movie (K)night." Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

Friday, March 4
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Hall, recital hall. Admission is $15 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and free for faculty, staff, and students of CUA. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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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 and clicking the Nomination Form link.

For more information, contact, or call 202-319-6003.

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 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 Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

For more information, call Jackie Tintle at 202-319-5403 or e-mail

Students are invited to be prudent and to sign the iPromise pledge in preparation for spring break in March. 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

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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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