Monday, Oct. 25
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 email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
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.
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
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
5:30 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
Monday, Nov. 1
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
Wednesday, Nov. 3
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 email@example.com.
Friday, Nov. 5
Tuesday, Oct. 26
7 p.m., CUA's volleyball team hosts Salisbury University. Raymond A. DuFour (athletic) Center.
Diversity Training Seminar
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
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
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list the following priority groups for vaccination this year:
— Children aged 6-23 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.
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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