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Monday, Jan. 24
March for Life. See Campus Ministry.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents " 'Psychology' in Late Ancient Gaza: Healing the Soul (and Perhaps the Body) in the Correspondence of Barsanuphius and John with the Sick Monk Andrew," by Andrew Crislip, William E. & Miriam S. Blake Chair in the History of Christianity at Virginia Commonwealth University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

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 of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 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 Faculty who are processing MUST be in their assigned places no later than 9:15 a.m. For more information, call 202-319-5100.

Wednesday, Jan. 26
Noon, the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents “Doubt and Doublemindedness in Early Christianity: Hermas and the Gospel of the Lots of Mary" by AnneMarie Luijendijk, Melancthon W. Jacobus University Preceptor in Religion at Princeton University. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, contact Lani Mullaney at 202-319-5795.

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.

6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents an Emerging Leaders Program discussion, Discover a Community. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information or to sign up to be an emerging leader, visit

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.

4 p.m., CUAbroad hosts 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

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

10 p.m., CUA Nite Live presents a Cardinal Trivia Challenge. Teams of up to four students are invited to face off for prizes, including Nationals tickets, Cardinal Cash, free Metrorail fares, and more. Food and door prizes will be available. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, visit

Friday, Jan. 28
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "The Aftermath of Theodicy: Totality and Infinity 50 Years Later," by Jeffrey Bloechl, associate professor of philosophy at Boston College. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Brandon Zimmerman at 240-401-6488 or

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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Friday, Jan. 28
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, gymnasium.

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

Saturday, Jan. 29
1 p.m., the women's swimming team hosts Randolph Macon College. DuFour Center, pool.

2 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

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 Campus Ministry

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. 

Graduate Bible Study
Graduate Bible Study will meet in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Student Ministry Applicants
Applications for new student ministers, letters of intent for returning student ministers, and sign-ups for interviews are due Wednesday, Feb. 2, between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. in Campus Ministry.

Interviews for new student minister applicants will be held Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Campus Ministry. For more information, call 202-319-5575.
Daily Mass
Masses are now celebrated Monday through Thursday at 10:30 p.m. in St. Vincent dePaul Chapel. Additionally, Masses are still celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:10 p.m. in the Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel (Columbus School of Law), and at 12:15 and 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Feb. 1
3 p.m., the Center for Global Educaiton welcomes the regional Institute for the International Education for Students (IES) representative, who will conduct an information session for students interested in attending an IES semester or summer term abroad. Locations include France, Spain, India, China, Argentina, and New Zealand. McMahon Hall, Room 112. For more information, call 202-319-5618.

Thursday, Feb. 3
12:35 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents “The Staging of the Opera Audience in the Era of Louis XIV” by Georgia J. Cowart, professor of music, Case Western Reserve University.  Ward Hall, Room 211.  For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, assistant professor, 202-319-5413.

5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the 23rd Annual Robert Nicolich Lecture, "Watteau and the Satiric Stage" by Georgia Cowart, professor of music at Case Western Reserve University. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

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Parking Restrictions for Inauguration on Jan. 25
The University will reserve approximately 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 the 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 Metrorail 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.

  • 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

Room Selection Intent and Housing Deposits
The Office of Housing Services announces that information on the room selection process is available at Information sessions are being offered on:

  • Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. in McDonald House
  • Thursday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in Flather Hall
  • Monday, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. in Regan Hall
  • Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m. in Camalier House
  • Wednesday, Feb. 2, at 12:15 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327.

Students can log on to MyHousing in Cardinal Station to complete the $500 housing deposit and room selection intent form before Friday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m. Lottery numbers will be available on March 2. For more information, contact Kelli Bodrato at 202-319-5615 or

Wood Benches and Chairs Available
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the availability of surplus wood benches and chairs for purchase. Viewing is by appointment only. All sales are first-come, first-served. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or

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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