This Week at CUA
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Upcoming Events

Announcements

Heating Shutdown and AC Startup

Alcohol Screenings

Bicycle Race for Charity
Habitat for Humanity Car Wash and Auctions
Volunteers for Commencement

Health and Safety
Preventing Child Poisoning

 

Calendar

Monday, April 11, to Sunday, April 17
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President’s Concert and Symposium "Waging Peace: Music in Time of War.” The concert and symposium will celebrate composers’ creative efforts to use music as an antidote to the horrors of war and encompasses a weeklong series of concerts, films, lectures and panel discussions.

Concerts will be held in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Various films, lectures and roundtable discussions on the intersection of music, war and peace will be ongoing throughout the week at various locations on campus.

The events are open to the public and are listed below. Films and discussions will be free admission; ticket prices for each concert installment are $10 for students, senior citizens and the CUA community; $20 and $30 for general attendance. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Monday, April 11
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Mobilizing on 'Clear Issues': Two Cases in Asia," by Florencio Riguera, doctoral student in sociology and part-time instructor. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

1:10 p.m., the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents "Cultural and Religious Supremacy in the 14th Century: The Apologetic Purpose of 'The Letter from Cyprus,' " by David Thomas, professor of theology, University of Birmingham, UK. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue at 202-319-6169 or cua-iisd@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Britten, Shostakovich and the Cold War," a roundtable discussion featuring Denise Gallo, senior music specialist with the Library of Congress, and Patrick McCreless, chair of the music department, Yale University. Grayson Wagstaff, CUA associate professor of music, will be the moderator. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Towards an Authentic Architecture: The South Asian Experience," by Shamsul Wares, an architect from Bangladesh. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, April 12
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a film screening of "Taking Sides." Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Wednesday, April 13
6:30 p.m., the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center presents “The Power of Simple Changes: Improve Health, Wellness, Vitality,” by Katherine Tallmadge, M.A. 1982, nutritionist, Washington Post columnist and author. A drawing for a copy of Tallmadge’s recent book, Diet Simple, will be offered, and refreshments will be served in the fitness center. For more information, contact Terry Brady Novak at 202-319-5744 or bradynovak@cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of the "Faith, Reason and the Imagination: Seeing the Sacred" symposium and art exhibit, the schools of arts and sciences and philosophy; the Division of Student Life; the Foundation for Sacred Arts; and the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center present "Seeing Man: The Sacred and the Secular in Holbein's The Ambassadors," by Michael Mack, CUA associate professor of English. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, call 202-635-5400.

7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the Elizabeth Stone Lecture. "History on the Hill: From Gunpowder Paste to the Nuclear Option" will be given by Richard Baker, historian of the U.S. Senate. Refreshments will follow. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Library and Information Science at 202-319-5085 or cua-slis@cua.edu, or visit
http://slis.cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a film screening of "Stage Door Canteen." Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Thursday, April 14
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services and Sodexho host a Student Employee Appreciation Week reception. All members of the CUA community are invited to attend. Pryzbyla Center, third floor gallery. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Genes and Politics," by John Hibbing, professor of political science, University of Nebraska Lincoln. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Popular Music and Broadway: Reacting to War," a discussion featuring Denise Gallo, senior music specialist with the Library of Congress; Deborah Lawrence, professor of music, St. Mary's College of Maryland; and Katherine Preston, chair of the music department, College of William and Mary. Grayson Wagstaff, CUA associate professor of music, will be the moderator. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part I: Souvenirs. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Friday, April 15
1 p.m. to 2 p.m., the Center for Spirituality and Integral Social Work at the National Catholic School of Social Service presents “The Path of Social Service: Integrating Spirit, Self, and Society,” by John Records, executive director of the Committee on the Shelterless in Petaluma, Calif. Shahan Hall, Room 202. Space is limited. For more information, contact David Kerrigan, Ph.D., executive director, CSISW, at 202-319-4388, ext. 2 or kerrigan@cua.edu.

6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb: Artistic Reactions," a discussion featuring Karen Ahlquist, professor of music, George Washington University; Peter J. Kuznick, director of the Nuclear Studies Institute, American University; Deborah Lawrence, professor of music, St. Mary's College of Maryland; and Bret Werb, musicologist, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part II: Lessons. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Saturday, April 16
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Chamber Music: The Intimate Reaction to War," a discussion featuring Denise Gallo, senior music specialist with the Library of Congress; Andrew Simpson, CUA associate professor of music; and Daniel Zimmerman, musicologist and lecturer, University of Maryland. Grayson Wagstaff, CUA associate professor of music, will be the moderator. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part III: Dialogues. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit
http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

Sunday, April 17

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the 2005 President's Concert, Part IV: ... and then Silent Bugles. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05WagingPeaceMainRelease.htm.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 20
8 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "Original Live Music to Silent Film Comedies." CUA faculty and guest artists will give brief presentations before the film. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Thursday, April 21, to Sunday, April 24

The Department of Drama presents "Love's Labours Lost," directed by Gary Sloan. The Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday perfomance is at 2 p.m. Hartke Theatre. For more information and ticket prices, call 202-319-4000 or visit drama.cua.edu.

Friday, April 22

9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the Office of Enrollment Management hosts admitted high school students for Odyssey Day. The program includes a welcome by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., president, faculty presentations, a student life fair and an optional night out on the town. For more information, call 202-319-5305.

7 p.m., as part of its 2005 film series, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Brazil," directed by Terry Gilliam. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Saturday, April 23

3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mark Cook. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, April 24
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Singers, directed by Maureen Codelka. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.


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Announcements

Heating Shutdown and AC Startup
Usually in mid-April the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations begins shutting down the university's central heating plant in preparation for the approaching warm weather.

The startup of campus air conditioning normally begins three to four weeks after the heating season ends, depending on the weather patterns. Robert Fawbush, associate director of facilities maintenance and operations, expresses his appreciation to the CUA community for its patience and understanding during this changeover time, "as there will undoubtedly be some overlap in heating and cooling needs."

According to Fawbush, once the cooling season has started, the university’s electrical consumption typically doubles.  Any and all conservation measures that the campus community can help with are encouraged, especially during the summer. 

Some conservation tips include:
— Raising the thermostat setting to 78 degrees.
— Turning off air conditioning, especially window units, when not needed. This includes overnight and vacations.
— Turning off all lights and computers when not in use.
— Keeping outside doors shut (not propped open).
— Keeping windows closed when air conditioners are in use.

For more information, contact the Facility Service Center at 202-319-5121.

Alcohol Screenings
The Counseling Center invites CUA students to learn about at-risk drinking, alcohol’s effect on health, and the signs and symptoms of alcohol problems. There will be free, anonymous alcohol screenings April 11 – 15. Free giveaways will be provided. For more information, call Ericka Stricklin-Parker, Ph.D., Counseling Center, at 202-319-5765.

The schedule is as follows:

Monday, April 11, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Spellman Hall

Tuesday, April 12, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Millennium South

Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Pryzbyla Center atrium

The April 15 screening will be held in conjunction with a health fair presented by the School of Nursing.

Bicycle Race for Charity
On Wednesday, April 13, the Centennial Village Resident Assistants present the annual “CV Grand Prix,” an event in which resident assistants race childrens' bicycles around Conte Circle. Afterward, the bicycles will be donated to St. Ann’s Infant and Maternity Home. The evening includes a barbecue, various games, a raffle and prizes.

CUA offices and departments are invited to donate prizes for the evening. Past prizes have included CUA Bookstore items and gift certificates to various locations. For more information, call 202-319-5720.

Habitat for Humanity Car Wash and Auctions
On Friday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the CUA chapter of Habitat for Humanity will sponsor a car wash in front of the Office of Campus Ministry on the ground floor of Caldwell Hall. Donations will be accepted.

On Monday, April 18, the group will hold a silent auction at the Pryzbyla Center during lunch and dinner hours. On Tuesday, April 19, from 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the group will hold a live auction in Caldwell Auditorium. Live music will be staged and refreshments will be served. Members of the CUA community are invited to both auctions. To support the auctions, the group asks for gift donations, which can be submitted to Emmjolee Mendoza, director of liturgy and worship, Office of Campus Ministry. Suggested donations include baskets, bottles of wine, movie tickets, DVDs and gift certificates. For more information, contact Kaitlyn Helling at 732-674-3106 or 22helling@cua.edu.

Volunteers for Commencement
The Division of Student Life seeks volunteers to serve as ushers during the 2005 Commencement ceremonies. For more information, contact Martha Krichbaum at 202-319-5619 or krichbaum@cua.edu.

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Health and Safety

Preventing Child Poisoning
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission warns that most child poisonings result from common household products. About 78,000 children under 5 years old visited U.S. hospital emergency rooms due to unintentional poisonings in 2003. Most of these poisonings occurred at home with readily available household products.

Many poisoning incidents occur while the products are in use and a parent or caregiver steps away or is distracted for a moment. Children can get hold of a product and swallow it during the short time it takes to answer a phone call or doorbell.

According to the American Association of Poison Control Centers, more than 1 million calls about poison exposures in 2003 involved children 5 years and younger. Some examples of these exposures:

— Personal care products, including baby oil and mouthwash containing ethanol
— Cleaning substances, including drain openers and oven cleaners
— Over-the-counter pain relievers, including ibuprofen, acetaminophen, aspirin, and cough and cold medicines
— Hydrocarbons, such as lamp oil and furniture polish
— Adult-strength vitamins and supplements containing iron

If your child swallows or handles a potentially dangerous product, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has a 24-hour hotline for emergencies: 800-638-2772.

For more information, contact Donald Luster at 202-319-5206.

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