This Week at CUA
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Through May
University Archives presents "Intellect and Virtue: A Catholic Tradition," an exhibit of items related to Catholic saints, educators, and social justice advocates who embody intellect and virtue through their educational and professional mission of helping those in need. The theme of the exhibit is tied to President John Garvey's inaugural theme, "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University." It will be on display in the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery, until mid-February, at which time it will move to the library lobby. The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, call 202-319-5065.

Monday, Jan. 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 18
4:15 p.m., President John Garvey will host a faculty roundtable “What Faith Has to Do with Intellectual Life,” one in a series of inaugural year events. The roundtable will be moderated by Monsignor Robert S. Sokolowski, the Elizabeth Breckenridge Caldwell Professor of Philosophy. The other panelists are J. Steven Brown, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Joseph E. Capizzi, associate professor and area director of moral theology/ethics; Ann T. Cederna, associate dean for graduate studies and professor for the School of Architecture and Planning; Lucia A. Silecchia, professor of law at the Columbus School of Law; and Ernest F. Suarez, professor and chair of the Department of English. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, visit

6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents "Pomp and Special Circumstances: Inauguration of a CUA President," by Mimi Schuttloffel, associate professor and chair of the Department of Education. This lecture is part of the Dialogue on Demand Series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, visit

Wednesday, Jan. 19
6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents an Emerging Leaders Program discussion, Discover Leadership. An overview of the program will also be provided. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information or to sign up to be an emerging leader, visit

Thursday, Jan. 20
10:30 to 11:30 a.m., the Office of the Vice President of Finance presents a seminar by SunTrust on the mortgage industry. SunTrust representatives will touch on what’s changing in the mortgage industry, how important credit is, and how to understand the current condition of one's mortgage. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Renell Lewis at 202-319-6445 or

12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents “‘I Hear America Singing...:' Yankee Tunesmiths, Folksong, and the Creation of New Music During World War II” by Annegret Fauser, professor of music, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Ward Hall, Room 211.  For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor, 202-319-5413.

4 p.m., CUAbroad will host an information session  for the CUA Semester in Rome Program. Discounts of $2,500 are available. New classes will be offered in politics and international marketing in addition to the existing classes in art, classics, humanities, philosophy, theology and religious studies, and Italian. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For program information, visit

7:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities invites students to sign up for free tickets to the movie "The King's Speech" at E Street Cinema, 555 11th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Students can register for tickets at

Friday, Jan. 21
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Plato's Philosophers," by Catherine Zuckert, Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame University. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Brandon Zimmerman at 240-401-6488 or

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents The Syndicate Series, featuring Six Impossible Things, a piano/saxophone duo featuring music school alumna Molly Orlando. Ward Hall, Concert Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5417.

Sunday, Jan. 23
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an open house. For more information, visit

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Friday, Jan. 21
5:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the University of Scranton. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, gymnasium.

7:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Saturday, Jan. 22
2 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

4 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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 Campus Ministry

University Mass Schedule
There will be no University Masses on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

MLK Day of Service
On Monday, Jan. 17, faculty, staff, and students are invited to spend a day serving others by preparing food, painting murals, and beautifying local schools (indoor and outdoor weather permitting). Students can sign up at Faculty and staff should R.s.v.p to Emjolee Mendoza Waters, associate campus minister, at

Extraordinary Ministers of Communion
A mandatory meeting for all current Extraordinary Ministers of Communion and those interested in serving will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. in St. Vincent dePaul Chapel. Those who are interested but cannot attend the meeting should e-mail David Pennington, associate campus minister, at

Join The House to Hear the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Members of The House will lead a trip to hear the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform Shostakovich's 5th Symphony at Strathmore in Bethesda, Md. Tickets will be sold this week in the Pryzbyla Center for $5. The group will leave from The House at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 21. Students are asked to bring money for Metrorail. 

Pro-Life Hospitality for the Annual March for Life
Campus Ministry is in need of volunteers to help host more than 1,200 pilgrims traveling to campus for the 2011 March for Life. Volunteers will assist with registration, the overnight stay in the DuFour Center, meals, and the Vigil for Life Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Students can sign up in Campus Ministry; after House Mass adoration and Sunday Masses; or online at For more information, e-mail Kerry McNamara at or Jamila Evans, associate campus minister, at

March For Life
To join CUA at the March for Life on Monday, Jan. 24, students should:

  • Sign up at
  • Inform their professors they will be at the march. Students will be required to make up all missed work.
  • Sign in at 10:15 a.m. in Caldwell Hall Auditorium on Monday, Jan. 24. NOTE: Students MUST march with CUA to be excused from class. Students will be required to sign in with a CUA representative downtown as well.
  • Purchase a Metrorail card in advance to avoid being delayed by crowds.

For more information, call the Office of Campus Ministry at 202-319-5575.

Men’s Discernment
Rev. John Foster, assistant professor of canon law, will join the Men's Discernment group for dinner, reflection, and prayer at the group's next meeting on Monday, Jan. 31, from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room in Caldwell Hall. 

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jan. 25
9:30 a.m., The Catholic University of America celebrates the Inauguration Mass and installation ceremony for its 15th President, John Garvey. Basilica, Great Upper Church. General Seating is available to members of the public who wish to attend. Faculty and staff may still secure reserved seating by submitting an R.s.v.p. at For more information, call 202-319-5100.

Wednesday, Jan. 26
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 of 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." Przybyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

Thursday, Jan. 27
12:10 p.m., Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas University Mass. Classes that meet at 11:10 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. Classes that meet at 12:35 p.m. will begin at 1:20 p.m. Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Basilica, Crypt Church.

Friday, Jan. 28
3 to 5 p.m., the Office of the President invites CUA faculty and staff to an inaugural reception. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5100.

Friday, Jan. 28, to Sunday, Jan. 30
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Victor Herbert’s The Enchantress, directed by Ellwood Anaheim, musical theatre lecturer. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 29; and at 2 p.m. on Jan. 30. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall, Tickets are $15 for general admission, $10 for students, CUA alumni, and senior citizens. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Parking Restrictions for Inauguration on Jan. 25
The university will reserve approximately one-half of the McMahon Parking Lot for visitors to campus for the inaugural ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 25. Guests have been provided a special parking permit for the day and have been asked to park in McMahon Lot, the university garage, or the Basilica’s parking lot. Faculty, staff, and students who typically park in the McMahon Lot are encouraged to take Metro or park in other locations that day.

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; and Environmental Sustainability. All sessions take place in the Pryzbyla Center.

  • Undergraduate Students: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 4 to 5 p.m., Great Room A
  • Graduate/Law Students: Wednesday, Jan. 19, 5 to 6 p.m., Great Room A
  • Staff: Monday, Jan. 31, 4 to 5 p.m., Great Room A
  • Catholic Identity, Mission, and Community: Monday, Jan. 31, 5 to 6 p.m., Great Room A
  • Faculty: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 4 to 5 p.m., Great Room C
  • Globalization: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 5 to 6 p.m., Great Room C
  • Faculty: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 5 to 6 p.m., Great Room A
  • Campus Recreation, Athletics, and Fitness: Monday, Feb. 8, 4 to 5 p.m., Great Room A
  • Environmental Sustainability: Monday, Feb. 14, 5 to 6 p.m., Great Room A
  • Undergraduate Students: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 4 to 5 p.m., Great Room A
  • Technology Assisted Education: Wednesday, Feb. 16, 4 to 5 p.m., Great Room A
  • Graduate/Law Students: Thursday, Feb. 17, 5 to 6 p.m., Great Room A

Everyone in the university community is encouraged to consider submitting ideas through an anonymous form at For more information and updates on the strategic planning process, visit

Orientation Adviser Applications Available
Students interested in serving as an orientation adviser in the fall of 2011 can pick up applications in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 353, or online at Information sessions will be held in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327, on the following days: Monday, Jan. 17, at 7 p.m.; Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 8 p.m.; and Friday, Jan. 21, at noon. For more information, contact student coordinators Josh Monroe ( or Bronwen McAuliffe (

Winter Baseball Camps
Catholic University Head Baseball Coach Ross Natoli will conduct advanced development baseball camps for players ages 8 to 18. Camps will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Feb. 13. Group and team discounts are available. Discounts are also available for children of CUA faculty and staff. Registration is limited. For more information, call Natoli at 202-319-6092 or e-mail A brochure and application are available at

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty, staff, and students how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways to find out are to check the CUA website at or to call the university’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are extremely poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio stations.

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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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The next issue will begin Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.
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