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Athletics

 

Announcements
Screenings for Eating Disorders

Diversity Training
Training for Cardinal Station

Health and Safety
Safe Winter Driving

 

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Monday, Feb. 14
3 p.m. to 4 p.m., the Department of Greek and Latin and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music present Christian Wolff, professor of classics and music emeritus, Dartmouth College. He will hold a master's class for CUA student composers in Ward Hall, Room 211. From 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wolff will present on the Studio X series in John Paul Rehearsal Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5216.

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents "Holy Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary," by Rev. Francis Clooney, S.J., professor of comparative theology, Boston College. Alf Hiltebeitel, professor of religion and human sciences, George Washington University, will be the critical respondent. Light refreshments will follow. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue at cua-iisd@cua.edu or visit http://iisd.cua.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 15
3:10 p.m., the Department of Greek and Latin and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music present "Imagining Sappho's Music," by Christian Wolff, professor of classics and music emeritus, Dartmouth College. A reception will follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5216.

4:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and the departments of media studies and anthropology present "Constructing News: Al-Jazeera's and the U.S. Government's Truth," by Michael C. Hudson, Saif Ghobash Professor of Arab Studies and director of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5600.

8 p.m. the Black Organization of Students at CUA presents "What Color is Politics?" a panel discussion composed of representatives from BOSACUA, the College Democrats, the College Repuplicans and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Wednesday, Feb. 16
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., as part of its brown bag lecture series, the Life Cycle Institute presents "Polarization in the Pews: 'Blue' Church and 'Red' Church Catholicism," by William Dinges, CUA associate professor of theology and religious studies. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., a retirement reception for James W. Mayo, associate provost of sponsored research, in recognition of 15 years of service in that role. McMahon Hall Foyer.

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents “Sports Law in the Nation's Capital:  An Insider's Look at the Industry's Hottest Legal Issues,” a panel discussion of the economic, political and social impact of professional sports on the D.C. area; the legal and business issues involved in sports law practice; and issues involved in representing professional athletes. The discussion will be led by Mark H. Tuohey III, chairman of the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission and a member of CUA’s Board of Trustees. Columbus School of Law, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-5438.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Fictive Kinship and Byzantine Political Success," by Leonora Neville, CUA assistant professor of history. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

8 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Passion of Joan of Arc." CUA faculty will give brief presentations before the film. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 17
11 a.m. to noon, the School of Nursing and CUA's chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Chapter, present "Free but Bound," by Vernice Ferguson, an honorary fellow in the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom. Light refreshments will be served. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact the School of Nursing at 202-319-5400 or cua-deanschoolofnursing@cua.edu.

5:10 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies, the Department of Politics, the Graduate Students' Association and the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies present "Mestizo Democracy: The Politics of Crossing Borders," by John Francis Burke, professor of politics, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen Happel Room. For more information, contact Peter Casarella, associate professor of theology and religious studies, at 202-319-6517.

7 p.m., as part of its annual speakers series, the Center for Irish Studies presents "The Roaring Twenties? Sex and Revolution in Irish Writing after 1922," by Nicholas Allen, professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Robert Mahony, professor of English, at 202-319-5488 or mahony@cua.edu.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles, directed by Timothy Roberts. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, Feb. 18
1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., CUA's Center for American Catholic Studies presents a symposium entitled "Ministering to Young Adult Catholics." Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Dean Hoge, professor of sociology, at 202-319-5999 or
hoge@cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of its 2005 film series, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Mon Oncle (My Uncle)," directed by Jacques Tati. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Saturday, Feb. 19
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chamber Singers, conducted by Leo Nestor. Edward Alan Moore is the organist. Our Lady of Mercy Church, 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Sunday, Feb. 20
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Rome Trio, featuring violinist Jody Gatwood, cellist Robert Newkirk and pianist Marilyn Neeley. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 21
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Nektarios and Constantinopolitan Penitential Practices: What Can be Said?" by Rev. Mark Morozowich, CUA assistant professor of theology and religious studies. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7:30 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students presents "Jackie Robinson and the Civil Rights Movement," by Richard Zamoff, CUA sociology lecturer. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, visit http://deanofstudents.cua.edu/multicultural/cuabhmevents.cfm.

Tuesday, Feb. 22
6 p.m., the Office of the Dean of Students presents "NAACP Black History Celebration: The Evolution of Dance and Music," which shows how modern dance/music has traditional African roots. Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Ward Hall. For more information, visit http://deanofstudents.cua.edu/multicultural/cuabhmevents.cfm.

Thursday, Feb. 24
8 p.m. the Black Organization of Students at CUA presents "Soul School Jeopardy," in which students compete for prizes by answering questions related to African-American history. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5291.

Friday, Feb. 25
7 p.m., as part of its 2005 film series, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "The Truman Show," directed by Peter Weir. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Monday, Feb. 28, to Sunday, March 6
Spring Break.

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Athletics

Wednesday, Feb. 16
6 p.m., the CUA women's basketball team hosts Salisbury University. The men's team plays at 8 p.m. DuFour Center.

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Announcements

Screenings for Eating Disorders
As part of the National Eating Disorders Screening Program, held from Monday, Feb. 21, to Thursday, Feb. 24, the Counseling Center will offer the CUA community screenings on eating disorders and how to stop food, weight and calories from controlling one's life. The screenings will be held at the following locations:

Feb. 21: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center
Feb. 22: Noon to 2 p.m. Pryzbyla Center Atrium.
Feb. 23: Time to be determined. Conaty Hall.
Feb. 24: Time to be determined. Flather Hall.

For more information, contact Ericka Stricklin-Parker at 202-319-5765 or visit http://counseling.cua.edu.

Diversity Training
The Office of Equal Opportunity announces that it is offering a seminar entitled "EEO and Diversity Training," which will address questions such as "What is Equal Opportunity?" "What is discrimination?" and "How do I deal with a diverse workforce?" The training is available to all CUA employees and will be held on Tuesday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351.

Employees are advised to get approval from their supervisors before signing up for the seminar. Those who wish to attend must call the Office of Equal Opportunity at 202-319-6594.

The seminar will also be offered on May 3, July 12 and Sept. 13.

Training for Cardinal Station
The Office of Business Services and the Office of the Registrar will provide voluntary training on the new Cardinal Station system. Those who wish to participate may attend one of the following classes:

March 8: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
March 29: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
April 5: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
April 19: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

All classes will be held in Leahy Hall, Room LL40. For more information or to sign up, contact Rana Silver at silver@cua.edu.

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Health and Safety

Safe Winter Driving
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety recommends that those preparing for winter driving keep a car kit containing the following items:

— a flashlight with extra batteries
— blankets
— a small sack of sand to improve traction under the wheels
— extra clothing such as socks, a cap and gloves
— non-perishable snacks
— a small shovel and broom
— a windshield scraper

To prevent an accident, always maintain at least half a tank of gas, be aware of "black ice" and watch for tire spray from other vehicles to determine if the road is icy or wet. If the road looks wet and water is not spraying from the cars in front, you are probably traveling on an icy road. In addition, always remember that bridges freeze before road surfaces do.

Finally, always clear the snow off the top of your car. Snow flying from the tops of vehicles sometimes results in traffic accidents or damage to other vehicles.

For more safe winter driving tips, contact Louis Alar, occupational safety and health specialist, at 202-319-5789.

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