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Diversity Training Seminar
Flower Donations
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Flu Vaccine Shortage

For Your Benefit
Open Enrollment Open House

Calendar

Monday, Oct. 25
5:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "The Making of the Neoplatonic System: Plotinus and the Parmenides," by Matthais Vorwerk, CUA assistant professor. Refreshments will be served at 5:15 p.m. McMahon Hall, Room 304. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., as part of its second annual lecture series, CUA's Resident Ministry program presents "The Catholic Vote," in which issues such as abortion and stem cell research will be discussed. Presentations will be given by CUA associate professors V. Bradley Lewis and John Walsh. A question-and-answer session and refreshments will follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Rooms B and C. For more information, contact John Meehan at 202-238-2114 or 56meehan@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Life Cycle Institute presents as part of its brown bag lecture series "Your Identity Zones: Who are You? How Do We Get Along?" by Mark Williams, business consultant and founder of MarkusWork. Life Cycle Institute, Room 201. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

7 p.m., as part of the "Educating the Whole Person: A Series of Lectures and Dialogues with Faculty and Student Life" series, the offices of the vice provost, student life and housing and residential services present "Fighting Entropy: Science and the Psyche's Struggle Against Intellectual Chaos," presented by Marc M. Sebrechts, chair of the Department of Psychology.

Panelists include:
— Gerry Gordan, Ph.D. 1980, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
— Betsy Cerulo, B.A. 1984, founder and chief executive officer, AdNet/AccountNet Inc.
— Salvatrice Murphy, B.A. 1998 and M.A. 2000, assistant program coordinator, Girls and Boys Town
— Marc M. Sebrechts

The moderator will be Paul Brooks, B.A. 1976, counsel to the president for government and community relations. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5017.

Wednesday, Oct. 27
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Office of International Students invite the CUA community to meet Gao Binjian, a professor of philosophy and phenomenology of religion in Wuhan, China, and Xia Jinhua, a Buddhist monk in Shanghai. They will discuss the meaning of religion in China. Participants are invited to bring a sandwich. Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-6089.

4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents "The New Horizons Mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt," by Yanping Guo, professor, Johns Hopkins University. Refreshments will be served at 3:45 p.m. Hannan Hall, Rom 106. For more information, call 202-319-5315.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies and the Graduate Student Association present "A Universal Law for the Church? Changes in Canon Law in the Late 12th and Early 13th Centuries," by Monsignor Brian Ferme, dean of the School of Canon Law. A light reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Thursday, Oct. 28
5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Your Mother and Your Father: Gregory of Nazianzus' Philosophical Family and the Question of Masculinity in Late Antiquity," by Susanna Elm, professor, University of California at Berkeley. A question-and-answer session and a light reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5794.

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Department of Chemistry presents "NMR Studies of Antimalarial Drugs," by Angel C. de Dios, professor, Georgetown University. Coffee and light refreshments will be served from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Maloney Hall, Room 212. For more information, contact Ildiko M. Kovach, professor, at 202-319-5660 or kovach@cua.edu.

7 p.m., Metropolitan College with celebrate its 25th year of service to adult and nontraditional learners.  U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will give the keynote address, and an honorary degree will be conferred on benefactor and former CUA trustee Vincent Sheehy, B.A. 1951. A video about the college will be debuted; it includes an interview with Washington Mayor Anthony Williams, and Metropolitan College students and alumni. For more information, contact Toni Khianthalat at 202-319-6256.

Friday, Oct. 29
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Kant on Weakness of Will," presented by Thomas Hill, University of North Carolina. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and the family of Lewis W. Britton present the 8th Annual Memorial Lewis W. Britton Lecture and Reading. "The Slave Narrative Tradition in American Literature" will be given by William L. Andrews, E. Maynard Adams Professor of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5488.

Saturday, Oct. 30
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a memorial concert celebrating the life and musical works of Anthony Stark, composer and CUA lecturer, who passed away on Aug. 31. The concert will include musical performances by Stark and other works dedicated to his memory.  Andrew Simpson, CUA associate professor, and Alex Abdoulaev, a graduate student, will play waltzes for solo piano written by Stark. Professor Leo Nestor will direct the CUA Chorus in performing excerpts from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem. Cellist Stephen Czarkowski and pianist Adam Turner will perform Fauré’s “Elegy." Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a faculty recital featuring violinist Jody Gatwood, cellist Robert Newkirk and pianist Marilyn Neeley. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Sunday, Oct. 31
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Kate Tamarkin and Leo Nestor, respectively, and featuring organist Edward Alan Moore. Selections include Saint-Saens "Organ Symphony" and Faure's "Pavane and Requiem." Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.
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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 1
Feast of All Saints.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the School of Nursing hosts a four-part workshop titled "The Recruitment and Retention Process: Increasing the Number of Latino Nursing Students." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information or to register, contact Judith Jones at 202-319-6039.

Tuesday, Nov. 2
Feast of All Souls.

Wednesday, Nov. 3
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Culture and Values and the Office of International Students invite the CUA community to meet Maria Rozanova, a graduate student from the University of St. Petersburg in Russia; Zbigniew Wendland, a professor of philosophy at Warsaw Agricultural University in Poland; and Emilia Ivanova from the Bulgarian Academy of Science in Sofia. They will discuss the rebuilding of their post-communist societies. Participants are invited to bring a sandwich. Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-6089.

4 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences' Study Abroad Programs and the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies present "Implementation of European Union Programs in Research and Education: Global and Local Prospectives," by Bronislaw Marciniak, vice rector, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan. A reception will follow. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5017.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Second Order Linear Recurrences of Composite Numbers," by Lawrence Somer, CUA professor. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts its annual Dearden Lecture. "Is the Holy See a Political Power?" will be given by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, archivist and librarian of the Holy Roman Church. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. For more information, contact Joy Blaylock at 202-319-6099 or blaylocj@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "Where is Everyone Else? Seeking the Ordinary Faithful in Medieval Italy," by Rev. Augustine Thompson, O.P., professor, University of Virginia. A light reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

Thursday, Nov. 4
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Finding an Internship" to inform students how to search and sign up for spring internships. Pre-registration is required. To register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/forms/eventreg.htm. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5623.

7 p.m., as part of its annual speakers series, the Center for Irish Studies presents "Yeats and Dreams," by Nicholas Grene, professor, Trinity College, Dublin. Life Cycle Institute Auditorium. For more information, contact Christina Mahony, center director, at 202-319-5488 or mahonyc@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 5
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Nietzsche and the Impotence of the Will to Power," presented by Tracy Strong, University of California, San Diego. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.
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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 26
3 p.m., the CUA women's soccer team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Field.

7 p.m., CUA's volleyball team hosts Salisbury University. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center.
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Announcements

Diversity Training Seminar
The Office of Equal Opportunity announces that it will offer 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 offered every other month beginning in November. The first seminar will be held on Nov. 9, 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. For more information, call the Office of Equal Opportunity at 202-319-6594.

Flower Donations
Campus Ministry would like to thank the School of Nursing for the beautiful flowers used to decorate Caldwell Chapel. If any school, department or person is interested in donating flowers to decorate the altar for the Feast of All Saints (Nov. 1) and the Feast of All Souls (Nov. 2), please contact Jessica DePrizio at 202-319-5575 or deprizio@cua.edu.

National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Through Oct. 30, CUA will observe National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week to encourage campus support of alchohol abuse prevention programs. As part of this event, the Office of the Dean of Students is coordinating a series of activities for the week. The specific goals are 1.) to provide information and awareness to students in order to educate, inform and challenge them to make healthy decisions about alcohol use, not only during this week but throughout the year, and 2.) to involve the university community in raising awareness among all students, through a general population approach and targeted programs, about the myths and misperceptions regarding alcohol use and related issues.

To read about the planned activities, visit http://deanofstudents.cua.edu/alcohol. For more information, contact Ellen Breipohl Thorp, assistant dean of students, at 202-319-5619.

Flu Vaccine Shortage
Because of the recently reported nationwide vaccine shortage, the Student Health Center will be unable to provide influenza vaccine to faculty, staff and otherwise healthy students as previously scheduled.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following priority groups for vaccination this year:

— Children aged 6-23 months
— Adults who are 65 years of age or over
— Adults with underlying chronic medical conditions (asthma,
diabetes, heart disease, etc.)
— All women who will be pregnant during influenza season
— Residents of nursing homes and long-term care facilities
— Children 6 months to 18 years of age on chronic aspirin therapy
— Health-care workers with direct patient contact, and
— Out-of-home caregivers and household contacts of children aged
less than 6 months

Faculty and staff who need vaccinations will need to obtain the vaccine from their usual health-care providers.

For students who need vaccination because they meet the medical criteria outlined by the CDC, the Student Health Center is making efforts to obtain a limited quantity of vaccine (either the intra-muscular “shot” or the Flumist nasal spray). At the present time, no vaccine is available in the clinic. If and when the vaccine becomes available, the Student Health Center will announce its availability and procedures to obtain it at that time.

Students with specific questions can call the Student Health Center at 202-319-5744.
For more detailed information, the CDC interim recommendations can be viewed at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldget.htm.

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For Your Benefit

Open Enrollment Open House

The Office of Human Resources announces that open enrollment for 2005 benefits began on Oct. 18 and will last through Nov. 19, 2004. Information packets describing the benefits available for 2005 have been mailed to faculty and staff employees who are eligible to participate in CUA benefits plans. If you have not received your mailing, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.  

 

Please plan to drop by the annual Open Enrollment Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center's Great Room.  All are encouraged to attend to receive information regarding benefits and to discuss questions with representatives from CUA’s benefits carriers and providers. A Spanish translator will be present at the Open House and light refreshments will be available. For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.
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