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Athletics

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Metrorail Closing
2004-2005 CUA Telephone Directory
Accounts Payable Office Staffing Changes
National Depression Screening
Central Heating Start-Up

Health and Safety

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Monday, Oct. 4
8 a.m., the Law, Philosophy and Culture Initiative of the Columbus School of Law, together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, presents a comparative law colloquium titled “The Stem Cell Debate in the United States and the Federal Republic of Germany." Speakers and panelists include leading U.S. and German scientists, medical ethicists, philosophers, law professors and others. The program, which runs two full days, will address the scientific and ethical issues of stem cell research. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information or to reserve a seat, contact Constantia Dedoulis at 202-319-6081 or dedoulis@law.edu.

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Disability Support Services Open House. Pryzbyla Center, Room 207. The open house includes a Recognition Awards ceremony at 12:30 p.m. For a complete listing of Disability Awareness Month activities, check http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/news/05DisabilAwareMonthRelease.htm.

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies' Association for Undergraduate Religion Students organizes a Mass commemorating the first anniversary of the death of Monsignor Stephen Happel, former dean of the school. The celebrant and homilist will be Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president. A reception will follow the liturgy. Caldwell Chapel. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Brian Jefferes at 24jefferes@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., as part of its three-part fall lecture series on Austrian architecture, the School of Architecture and Planning presents "These Poolish Things," by Florian Wallnoefer, an Austrian architect. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
12:10 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Department of Chemistry presents "Peptide Substrate Libraries for Determining Substrate Specificity of Serine Proteases," by Josef Antal, researcher, National Institutes of Health. Maloney Hall, Room 212. Coffee and light refreshments will be served prior to the seminar. For more information, contact Ildiko M. Kovach, professor of chemistry, at kovach@cua.edu.

12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., the Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service offers to the CUA community a free workshop titled "Memory," which provides instruction on how to enhance working memory and minimize forgetfulness. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

Wednesday, Oct. 6
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 Ahmad Iravani and Donny Gahral Adian. Ahmad Iravani is professor of Islamic culture and law in CUA’s religion and law faculties; he will be joined by his two daughters and son who are now students at CUA. They will speak about what it is like to be Moslem in America and at CUA. Donny Adian, director of the undergraduate program of the University of Indonesia, Jakarta, will address the hopes of university students in his Islamic, yet pluralistic, South East Asian country. Participants are invited to bring a sandwich. Pryzbyla Center, Room 303. For more information, call 202-319-6089.

4:10 p.m., the Department of Mathematics presents "Basics of Elliptic Function Theory”, by Michael Somos, a visiting scholar at Georgetown University. McMahon Hall, Room 209. For more information, contact Mikhail Ostrovskii at 202-319-5221 or ostrovskii@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Politics present "Postwar Croatia: Challenges and Opportunities of a Catholic Society in Transition," by Boris A. Miksic, president and CEO of the Cortec Corporation and author of American Dream: A Guy from Croatia. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5115.

7 p.m., the Undergraduate Philosophy Club presents "Our Lives as Political Beings," a discussion for undergraduates led by professor Richard Velkley and associate professors V. Bradley Lewis and John C. McCarthy. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jean De Groot, associate dean of the School of Philosophy, at 202-319-6647.

Thursday, Oct. 7
6 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Minority Voices Second Annual BBQ "Meet-and-Greet Celebration" is hosted by Minority Voices, the Black Organization of Students at The Catholic University of America, Latin Alliance, the Korean-American Student Association, the National Society of Black Engineers, Delta Sigma Theta, the Filipino Organization of Catholic University Students and the Muslim Students and Islam Awareness Association. Hosted by deejays from pop radio station HOT 99.5, the event features performances by CUA's Urban Dance Team. Pryzbyla Center, West Patio. For more information, contact William Ellis at 202-316-0496 or 50ellis@cua.edu.

7 p.m., as part of its first annual film series, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Red Violin" and "Altered States." CUA faculty and guest artists will give brief presentations before the film. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Friday, Oct. 8
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Henry of Ghent and Duns Scotus on Incontinence," by CUA Assistant Professor Tobias Hoffman. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.
 
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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 11
Columbus Day. University closed.

Tuesday, Oct. 12
12:30 p.m. to 1:20 p.m., the Academic Tutoring and Learning Assistance Service offers to the CUA community a free workshop titled "Test-Taking," which provides instruction on how to better predict, memorize and answer test questions. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

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 "The Meaning of Literature," by Ernest Suarez, associate professor of English. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5017.

Wednesday, Oct. 13
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the Cardinal Composer's Society, featuring new works by CUA composers. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 17
7:30 p.m., the Department of Drama presents "All My Sons" by Arthur Miller. Callan Theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors and CUA faculty, staff and alumni; and $5 for students. For more information, call 202-319-4000 or visit http://drama.cua.edu/

Thursday, Oct. 14
4 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning, the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Columbus School of Law present "Jerusalem: An Interdisciplinary Colloquy," by Randall Ott, dean of the architecture and planning school. He will speak about the design and vision of the city's sacred space among the faiths of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Refreshments and discussion will follow. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Friday, Oct. 15
2 p.m., as part of its fall lecture series, the School of Philosophy presents "Montaigne's Marvelous Weakness," by Anne Hartle, Emory University. Life Cycle Auditorium. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy at 202-319-5259 or philosophy@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center, named for late university trustee Eugene I. Kane, will be dedicated and blessed by Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., university president. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. A reception and tours of the facility will follow.

As part of the Washington, Italia Film and Music Festival, the School of Arts and Sciences and the Capri in the World Institute present "A Conversation with Italian Film Star Giancarlo Giannini." A reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5114.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Instrumental Ensembles, directed by Kate Tamarkin. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 15, to Sunday, Oct. 17
Family Weekend. For a complete list of events, visit http://universitycenter.cua.edu/weekend/.

Saturday, Oct. 16
8 a.m., a Family Weekend Fitness 5K Race for CUA Women's lacrosse coach Suzanne Mackay and a fund-raiser for multiple sclerosis research and patient aid.

Sunday, Oct. 17
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a guest artist/faculty recital featuring violinist Pamela Hentges and pianist James Litzelman. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or visit http://music.cua.edu.
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Athletics

Monday, Oct. 4
4 p.m., the CUA men's soccer team hosts Chestnut Hill College. DuFour Field.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
7 p.m., CUA's volleyball team hosts St. Mary's College of Maryland. DuFour Center.

Friday, Oct. 8
8:30 a.m., the 12th Annual CUA Baseball Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament and Hole-in-One Shootout takes place at the Needwood Golf Course at 6724 Needwood Rd., Derwood, Md. All members of the university community are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring "foursomes" of friends or family.
The cost — which includes greens fees, cart, range balls, refreshments, lunch, awards and a CUA baseball shirt — is $125 per player or $500 per foursome.

The tournament will feature prizes for low team scores, drives closest to the pin, and longest drives to hole. In addition, there will be a hole-in-one shootout for a 2004 Ford Mustang. An awards luncheon will follow immediately and will include a live auction. For more information or to register, contact Ross Natoli, CUA head baseball coach, at 301-622-5058.

Saturday, Oct. 9
1 p.m., CUA's football team hosts Washington and Lee University. DuFour Field.

4 p.m., the CUA men's soccer team hosts Neumann College. DuFour Field.

Sunday, Oct. 10
11 a.m., CUA's field hockey team hosts Roanoke College. DuFour Field.

Thursday, Oct. 14
4:30 p.m., CUA's field hockey team hosts York College of Pennsylvania. DuFour Field.

Saturday, Oct. 16
2 p.m., CUA's field hockey team hosts Lynchburg College. DuFour Field.
 
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Announcements

Metrorail Closing
Due to construction on the future New York Ave/Florida Ave/Gallaudet University Metrorail station, Metrorail will close the Red Line between Union Station and Fort Totten from Friday, Oct. 8, at 8 p.m. to Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 5 a.m. The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland-CUA Metrorail stations will be completely closed.

Free shuttle bus service will be available between the Union Station, Rhode Island Avenue, Brookland-CUA and Fort Totten stations. Customers wishing to board Metrorail at either the Brookland-CUA or Rhode Island Avenue stations will need to take a shuttle bus from one of those two stations to either Fort Totten or Union Station, depending on which direction they are traveling.

2004-2005 CUA Telephone Directory
The 2004-2005 CUA Telephone Directory is almost ready to go to press. Those with last-minute additions, deletions or changes should get them to Yvette Canton no later than Wednesday, Oct. 6. She can be reached at 202-319-5505 or harpery@cua.edu.

Accounts Payable Office Staffing Changes
The Accounts Payable Office has undergone several staffing changes. Lisa Fletcher has been promoted to Accounts Payable manager. In addition, the office welcomes two new analysts: Iris Walker and Chaunte Edwards. Office staff can be reached at the following extensions and are responsible for vendors as indicated below:

Main number: 202-319-5041
Lisa Fletcher: 202-319-5854
Charlene Robinson: 202-319-5847.  Vendors with first letters A through E.
Iris Walker: 202-319-5851.  Vendors with first letters F through P.
Chaunte Edwards: 202-319-5853.  Vendors with first letters Q through Z.

All questions regarding travel reports should be addressed to Lisa Fletcher.

National Depression Screening
During the week of Oct. 4-8, the Counseling Center will participate in the National Depression Screening, a public education program designed to help the CUA community learn more about mental health. Depression screenings involve an anonymous written questionnaire, take only a few minutes to complete and are free. Participants will then have an opportunity to ask questions of professionals at the Counseling Center about themselves or people they care about. Screenings will be conducted at the Counseling Center, located in O'Boyle Hall, Room 127. For more information, call 202-319-5765 or stop by the Counseling Center.

Central Heating Start-Up
Robert Fawbush, associate director of Facilities Maintenance and Operations, announces that as the cold weather approaches, his office will begin shutting down the central air conditioning systems. Although this operation is tied to weather patterns, it normally occurs during the first part of October.

The start-up of the Central Heating Plant normally takes place two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down. This also is dictated by the weather.

The first priority will be the residence halls. After these are receiving heat and functioning properly, Facilities Maintenance and Operations will bring the remaining buildings on line. The cooperation and patience of the CUA community are requested during this time, as there may be occasions in the early morning when buildings will be chilly.

As always, after the steam plant is up and running, emergency calls may be placed 24 hours a day at 202-319-5121.
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Health and Safety

Injuries and the Home

The Home Safety Council indicates that employers spend an annual average of $280 per employee for injuries caused in homes. That amounts to $38 billion a year. These injuries have an economic impact on health care insurance, sick leave and overall disability costs at the workplace. They also affect worker morale and diminish lifestyle choices outside of work.

 

Falls alone account for more than 40 percent of all non-fatal home injuries. To increase your awareness regarding home safety and to learn prevention tips, check out the Home Safety Council site at http://www.homesafetycouncil.org/index.aspx, particularly the 2004 report on the State of Home Safety. 

 

For more information, contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 202-319-4461.
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