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Monday, Jan. 31
5:10 to 6 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents "Adult Literacy in Spanish: It's Never Too Late to Read and Write," by Mario Gamboa, founder and director of Centro de Alfabetización en Español (CENAES). The event will also feature the premiere of the documentary "CENAES" by CUA senior Arnulfo Moreno, a media studies major. A reception and refreshments will follow the event. This lecture is part of the Hispanic Civic and Global Engagement Talk Series, which strives to strengthen collaboration between CUA and the D.C.-area Hispanic community. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Mario Ortiz, assistant professor of Spanish, at

Tuesday, Feb. 1
3 p.m., the Center for Global Education 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.

4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music and the Schola Gregoriana will participate in Messa Cantata - Gregorian Chants, conducted by Rev. Robert A. Skeris, director of the Centre for Ward Method Studies. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Blessed Sacrament Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents "Liturgy Characterized by Logos: Romans 12:1-2 in Paul, Patristics, and Liturgy Today," by Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, O.S.B., of the Pontificio Anteneo Sant' Anselmo in Rome and Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Ore. He will deliver the lecture after receiving the Annual Johannes Quasten Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Wednesday, Feb. 2
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Alpha Phi Omega sponsors a Red Cross blood drive. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Rooms B and C. To sign up to give, visit, click “Donors Login Here” and enter sponsor code 13918. For more information, contact Brittany Lightfoot-Benjamin at

6 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

8 p.m., the International Affairs Association presents a seminar, "Social Media and Politics of the Middle East," by Jon Anderson, chair of the Department of Anthropology. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Jeff Ostrich at 805-990-4838 or

Thursday, Feb. 3
12:30 to 2 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents a seminar for faculty on Catholic Social Teachings and Public Policy titled "Subsidiarity," by Rev. Paul Sullins, associate professor of sociology, and Andrew Abela, chair of the Department of Business and Economics. Curley Hall, Vincent P. Walter Room. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

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.

4 to 6 p.m., CUAbroad hosts "Back in the USA: Making the Most of Education Abroad," a re-entry workshop and reception for CUA students who have recently returned from education abroad programs. McMahon Hall, Room 112. For more information or to R.s.v.p. (by Wednesday, Feb. 2), e-mail

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.

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents CUA Nite Live: National Symphony Orchestra Pops performing Disney in Concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Students can register online for tickets at

7 p.m., CUAbroad hosts a CUA Summer in Italy information session, led by Stefania Lucamante, associate professor of modern languages and literatures. McMahon Hall, Room 112. For more information, visit

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 Campus Ministry

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 Happel Room in Caldwell Hall. 

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.

Blessing of the Throat
Blessing of the Throat will be offered after each of the daily Masses on Thursday, Feb. 3, the feast day of St. Blaise.  

Wizards Game
Students are invited to join The House for a game between the Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic at the Verizon Center on Friday, Feb. 4. Tickets will be on sale in the Pryzbyla Center lobby for $5. The group will meet at The House at 5:30 p.m. and travel by Metrorail. 
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

Wednesday, Feb. 9
4:15 p.m., the Office of the President presents "The Intersection of Faith and Music," a multimedia presentation by Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev. A reception will follow the lecture. This is one of a series of events tied to the inaugural year theme, "Intellect and Virtue: The Idea of a Catholic University." Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

Friday, Feb. 11
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents a graduate seminar "Aquinas and Augustinian Recollection: The Return Home" by Michael Sweeney, professor of philosophy at Xavier University in Cincinnati. Aquinas Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact Brandon Zimmerman at 240-401-6488 or

Saturday, Feb. 12
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the CUA Knights of Columbus present "Virtuous Living: Leading Self and Others," a discussion with President John Garvey and other local leaders. This is one of a series of events in February tied to the cardinal virtue of prudence. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts a Saturday visit. For more information, visit

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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:

  • 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

Support for Troups
Kappa Tau Gamma will have a table in the lobby of the Pryzybla Center during the week of Jan. 31 to offer ways in which students, faculty, and staff can support troops. The group will be collecting letters, spare change, and items for care packages that will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information, e-mail

Wear Red
On Friday, Feb. 4, Student Heath Services invites the university community to wear red to celebrate national Wear Red Day, sponsored by the American Heart Association. Representatives will have a table set up in the Pryzbyla Center lobby from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free gifts and heart health information. For more information, contact Terry Brady Novak, nurse practitioner, at 202-319-5744 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

Summer Housing
The Office of Housing Services is now 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. More information about summer housing is available at

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