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October 3 – October 9, 2011


Monday, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 4
The Department of Education presents a conference on “The Catholic Identity of Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.” Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M., bishop of Trenton, who will give the keynote address "Catholic Schools: Hope for the Church" at 9:15 a.m., Oct. 3. President John Garvey, will talk about Catholic identity at 1:15 p.m. the same day. Other leaders in Catholic education will also speak and participate in panel discussions. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, email John Convey, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor of Education.

Monday, Oct. 3
4 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the 16th Annual Alessandro S. Crisafulli Lecture "Susan Sontag's Imaginary Paris 1957-58," by Alice Kaplan, John M. Musser Professor of French at Yale University. McGivney Hall, Room 106. A reception will follow. For more information, contact Flor Argueta, assistant to the chair, at 202-319-5420.

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents Capture the Cardinal: Grocery Bingo. Sign-up begins at 7 p.m. Games begin at 7:30. The winning team will take home a prize. Pryzbyla Center, West Lawn. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003.

Tuesday, Oct. 4
Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Nursing hosts “Cholera in Haiti: Environmental Implications” by Pete Kolsky, senior water and sanitation specialist for Latin America and the Caribbean region at the World Bank. This lecture is part of the Global Health Brown Bag Series. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For more information, contact Becky Robert, adjunct assistant professor, at 202-319-5502.

5 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents a question-and-answer session on the Visions of Italy Summer 2012 program with faculty adviser Maria Mazzenga. Aquinas Hall, Room 101. For more information, call Mazzenga at 202-319-5065.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Counseling Center present “How Do I Choose My Major?” This is an Orientation Extended program and fulfills the yellow line (Academic and Cultural) requirement. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Students can register online or call 202-319-5623.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies, Associated Sulpicians of the United States, Saint Luke Institute, and Theological College present “Symposium on the Priesthood,” on the occasion of the publication of Why Priests Are Happy, A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests, by Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, clinical associate professor of pastoral studies and associate dean for seminary and ministerial programs. Speakers include Monsignor Rossetti; Most Rev. Wilton Gregory, archbishop of Atlanta; Catholic University Associate Professor of American Church History Joseph White; and Monsignor Robert Panke, president, National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Registration is required.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services will host an open house for faculty and staff. Pryzbyla Center, Room 207. For more information, contact Meaghan Molineaux, learning specialist, at 202-319-5211.

6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents the Emerging Leaders Program: Discover Goals. Drawing from the previous discussions on leadership, community, strengths, and values, students will discover what goals are important enough to dedicate time and energy to. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003.

6:35 p.m. to 7:35 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management Program presents a Development and Practice Seminar: Government Policy and Private Investment for Sustainable Development, with independent consultant Mayra Addison. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Beatriz Lopez, program director, at 202-319-6183.

Thursday, Oct. 6
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Fall Career Fair. CUA students and alumni are invited to meet with employers offering internships and part-time and full-time jobs. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact the career services office at 202-319-5623.

12:30 to 1 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the brown bag lecture "Anti-U.S. Base Protests and the Politics of Peace," by Andrew Yao, assistant professor of politics. Maloney Hall, Room 300. To register, email

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents “Learn about the new GRE,” an information session conducted by Kaplan, Inc. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. To register, call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Oct. 6, to Saturday, Oct. 8
The School of Architecture and Planning presents “Transcending Architecture — Aesthetics and Ethics of the Numinous,” a three-day symposium in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the school. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. Registration is required. For more information or to register, email Julio Bermudez, associate professor.

Friday, Oct. 7

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Drawing the Line: Political Thought in Heidegger's Lecture Courses and Seminars of 1933-35," by Richard Polt, professor and chair of philosophy at Xavier University. This lecture is part of the fall lecture series on the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Aquinas Hall, auditorium.

Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8
Family Weekend. See Announcements.

Through Sunday, Oct. 23

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Rare Books and Special Collections department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library presents Rara Nova, an exhibition featuring recently acquired rare books, manuscripts, and historical book-related technology. Included are never-before-displayed items dating from the 16th through the 21st centuries. Mullen Library, May Gallery. Open to the public. For more information, contact Lenore Rouse, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, at 202-319-5090.

Through Dec. 8

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., University Archives presents "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water: Elements of Design," an exhibition of late 19th- and early 20th-century prints donated by CUA alumnus Joan Strishock and her husband, Daniel. Mullen Library, lobby. For more information, contact Leslie Knoblauch, records management archivist.

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Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment
Men who think they might have a calling to the priesthood or religious life are invited to Men’s Discernment on Monday, Oct. 3, with Mass at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner and a reflection led by Rev. John Foster, assistant professor of canon law, in the Happel Room.

Feast of St. Francis
To celebrate the feast day of St Francis of Assisi, a Solemn Night Prayer will take place in St. Vincent dePaul Chapel on Monday, Oct. 3, at 10:30 p.m. The feast day Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

Mission Trips
Campus Ministry is organizing four mission trips: spring break trips to Costa Rica and Jamaica and a two-week experience after Commencement to Belize and Costa Rica. Information sessions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 4, after the House Mass in the House lounge; Wednesday, Oct. 12, after adoration in Caldwell Chapel; and Sunday, Oct. 16, after the 9 p.m. Mass in St. Vincent’s chapel. Applications will be available at each session and at          

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Wednesday, Oct. 5
7 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, upper field.

Thursday, Oct. 6
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Hood College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Friday, Oct. 7
7 p.m., the football team hosts Randolph-Macon College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 10
Columbus Day holiday. University closed.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Administrative Thursday. Thursday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes on this day.

4 to 6 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents “Phillip Blond: Red Tory Lecture.” Blond is the director and founder of the think tank ResPublica. Representative Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) and political theorist William Galston will serve as respondents. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A. Registration is required.

5 to 7 p.m., the Latin American and Latino Studies Program and the Office of Campus Activities present a panel discussion “The Catholic Education of Hispanic Youth.” Panelists from the Archdiocese of Washington include Bishop Francisco González, S.F., auxiliary bishop and vicar general, moderator for Hispanic ministries; Magdalena Gutiérrez, coordinator, evangelization and Hispanic Christian initiation; Manuel Aliaga, director, Office of Pastoral Affairs; and Rev. Mario Dorsonville, vice president for mission, immigrant, and refugee service, Catholic Charities. The moderator is Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., professor of theology and religious studies and coordinator of Hispanic/Latino programs. A reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, email Father Ford or Mario Ortiz, assistant professor of Spanish.

6 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services presents a “Gold Medalist Lecture” by Ann Cody, a Paralympic gold medalist and a member of the International Paralympic Committee. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact Meaghan Molineaux, learning specialist, at 202-319-5211.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services presents “A Campus–wide Approach: Access for College Students with Mental Health Disabilities,” a workshop by Barbara Blacklock, disability services liaison at the University of Minnesota. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, call 202-319-5211.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a White House Office of Presidential Correspondence information session. The office is looking for volunteers to help President Barack Obama by reading mail, answering phones, addressing envelopes, and entering data. Student volunteers earn a letter of recommendation at the end of their volunteer work. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Register online or by calling 202-319-5623.

1 p.m., the Office of the Treasurer presents a Finance Town Hall meeting for all University faculty and staff with financial responsibilities. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. To register, email Ed Schaefer, executive project coordinator for the vice president for finance and treasurer.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "New Tendencies in Our Approach to Architecture," by Stefan Behnisch, principal architect at Benisch Architekten in Boston, Los Angeles, Munich, and Stuttgart. Crough Center, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

Thursday, Oct. 13
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Really? Analyzing Can Help Me Play (Conduct, Compose) More Beautifully?" by Markand Thacker, co-director of graduate conducting at the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

Friday, Oct. 14

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "How Heidegger Resolved the Tension Between Technological Globalization and Indigenous Localization: A 21st-Century Retrieval," by Theodore Kisiel, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus at Northern Illinois University. This lecture is part of the fall lecture series on the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Aquinas Hall, auditorium.

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CUA Community Service Project for Knitters and Crocheters
Knitters and crocheters will gather throughout the semester to work together on service projects in the third-floor atrium of the Pryzbyla Center on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Yarn, knitting needles, and crochet hooks are available. All ability and experience levels are welcome. For more information, contact Martha Krichbaum, transfer coordinator for the School of Arts and Sciences, at 202-319-5114.

Yin Yoga Class Now Offered
A Yin Yoga class is now being offered for students, faculty, and staff on Wednesdays from 12:15 to 1 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact Wendy White, director of the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center, at 202-319-5705.

School of Architecture and Planning Open House
The School of Architecture and Planning will host an open house on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., on the Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Sustainable Design programs. These two master's degree programs emphasize design to address broader issues of sustainability and stewardship. The open house will be held in the Crough Center. To register, email

Conversation and Service for Students, Faculty, and Staff
The Intensive English Program is renewing its data bank of volunteer conversational partners for international students who are working on their English language skills in order to function as undergraduate or graduate students at the University. Volunteers meet with individuals from other cultures to share information about American culture and University culture in informal conversation for one hour a week. This commitment will contribute to the University-wide service commitment. To register, email Anca Memoianu, lecturer.

Compliance Awareness Training for CUA Staff
The University is subject to hundreds of laws that govern common, everyday activities. Those laws are not always obvious. All CUA staff are asked to attend a one-hour training session to learn about common risks and pitfalls, and the resources in place to help meet ethical and legal obligations when acting on behalf of the University. The following sessions will be held:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 327
  • Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 327
  • Thursday, Oct. 6, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 351

For more information, email Vin Lacovara, University compliance officer.

Zipcar Adds Vehicles and Lowers CUA Membership Fee

The Office of Procurement Services and Zipcar now provide five Zipcar vehicles on campus as part of a growing demand from student associations. The Zipcar University program, in partnership with Ford, is offering a discounted annual membership fee for CUA students, faculty, and staff, who can join the program for $15 a year. Members will receive a Zipcard by mail, allowing access to Zipcar vehicles parked on campus and in more than 50 cities across North America and the United Kingdom. Zipcar offers low hourly and daily rates, which include gas and insurance. Members must be 21 years of age to join. Zipcars can be found in the McMahon Parking Lot and the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall. For more information, visit

Furniture for Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety announces the sale of several pieces of executive-quality furniture. These include loveseats, tables, chairs, lamps, dressers, beds, and sideboards. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition of this furniture. They will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf, asset inventory administrator, at 202-319-5602.

Desks for Sale

The School of Engineering announces the availability of 18 brand-new students desks with flip trays for sale. Available for viewing, they have a gray padded seat on a steel frame with a black tray. For more information, contact Ruth Hicks, assistant to the chair, at 202-319-5170.

Family Weekend

The Catholic University of America invites families to attend Family Weekend 2011 on Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8. A campus-wide celebration in honor of parents, siblings, grandparents, and other family members, the weekend will provide them an opportunity to get a taste of University culture and spend time with their relatives enrolled at CUA.

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For Your Benefit

Required Employee Training
All CUA faculty and staff are required to complete training in two important areas: FERPA — protecting student academic privacy — and Harassment Prevention — fostering an environment of respect and fairness. Each training session is available online 24 hours a day and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Both can be completed in less than an hour. CUA employees must repeat each training program every two years. To take the training, visit For more information, call 202-319-5050.

New Staff
New employees recently joined the staff of Catholic University. The Office of Human Resources invites the University community to see who was hired and read other helpful information for new CUA employees.

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