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October 10 – October 16, 2011  

Calendar

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

Tuesday, Oct. 11

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

4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents the 43rd Annual Pope John XXIII Lecture, “Can a Bad Person Be a Good Judge? The Inevitable Impact of Faith and Values on Judicial Decisions,” by U.S. District Judge Patrick J. Schiltz, District of Minnesota. Law School, Slowinski Courtroom. A reception will follow in the Keelty Atrium. For more information, call 202-319-5438.

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. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) and political theorist William Galston will serve as respondents. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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. Students can register online or call 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. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5188.

6:35 to 7:35 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management Program presents a Development and Practice Seminar on the International Youth Foundation (IYF). The IYF programs help young people obtain a quality education, gain workplace skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities. It currently operates in 78 countries and territories. The seminar will be led by William Reese, chief executive officer of IYF. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Beatriz Lopez, program director, at 202-319-6183.

7 p.m., the German Club presents a screening of “The Edukators” in celebration of German-American Heritage month and Do Deutsch German week. McMahon Hall, Room 202. For more information, email Evangelos Katsikiotis.

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.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Why the Church Did Not Reject Gnosticism," by David Brakke, professor of religious studies at Indiana University. McMahon Hall, Room 200. Light refreshments will follow.

7 to 9:30 p.m., the CU Film Society will meet for its weekly screening. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, contact Lieren Stuivenvolt Allen at 801-502-3344.

8 p.m., Program Board celebrates the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage month with CUA Nite Live: Salsa Magic. Students are invited to learn Latin dances, enjoy free food, and enter to win prizes. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information email Program Board.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 16
2 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the language clubs host a world cup soccer tournament. Students are invited to watch or play. Refreshments will be provided. Law School, lawn. For more information, contact the modern languages and literatures department.

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

New Translation of Roman Missal
This Advent, the English-speaking Church will begin using a new translation of the Roman Missal. This change will affect many of the sung and spoken responses and prayers used at Mass. Campus Ministry will hold sessions to help understand these changes on Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room.

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 Wednesday, Oct. 12, after adoration in Caldwell Chapel; and Sunday, Oct. 16, after the 9 p.m. Mass in St. Vincent dePaul Chapel. Applications will be available at each session and at http://ministry.cua.edu.        

Sophomore Retreat
Sophomores are invited to sign up to "Come Alive Again" on Sophomore Retreat, which will be held Friday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 16. The cost is $40.

Men’s Discernment
Men are invited to sign up for a meeting of Men’s Discernment on Monday, Oct. 17, at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel for Mass, followed by dinner and a talk by Rev. Daniel Bodin, graduate student in the School of Canon Law.

Homecoming Ball
The Homecoming Ball, sponsored by the student ministers, will be held Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Law School, atrium. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the table in the lobby of the Pryzbyla Center during lunch and dinner hours.  

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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 11
4 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Shenandoah University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, soccer field.

Wednesday, Oct. 12
7:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts McDaniel College. DuFour Center, soccer field.

Saturday, Oct. 15
1 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Moravian College. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

1 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, soccer field.

3:30 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, soccer field.

Sunday, Oct. 16
11 a.m., the volleyball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

1:30 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, gymnasium.

2 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Misericordia University. DuFour Center, upper field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 17
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Center for Global Aging hosts a workshop on "The Role of Social Workers in Preventing Elder Abuse," by Kathleen Quinn and Bill Benson from the National Adult Protective Service Association. Caldwell Hall, auditorium. For more information, contact Ellen Thursby, director of professional education at the National Catholic School of Social Service, at 202-319-4388.

4 to 5 p.m., the Center on Global Aging presents "Social Justice for the Elderly and the Intergenerational Compact," by Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland. Caldwell Hall, auditorium. For more information, contact Ellen Thursby, director of professional education at the National Catholic School of Social Service, at 202-319-4388.

5:30 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services presents “Read & Write Gold Tutorial for Students” with Jeff Levinson, regional sales director for Texthelp Systems. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact the disability support services office at 202-319-5211 or email Meaghan Molineaux, learning specialist.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "From Eastern Deserts to Western Isles: A Review of Early Medieval Cultural Relations Between Britain, Ireland and the Near East," by Michelle P. Brown, professor of medieval manuscript studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Light refreshments to follow.

6 to 7:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning hosts an open house on the Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Sustainable Design programs. Crough Center. To register, email planningdegree@cua.edu.

7:45 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services hosts Disability Awareness Month Movie Night with a screening of "Music Within." Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, contact the disability support services office at 202-319-5211 or email Meaghan Molineaux, learning specialist.

Thursday, Oct. 20
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Restoration or Invention? The Mozarabic and Neo-Mozarabic Chant in Toledo" by Susan Boynton, associate professor of music at Columbia University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

7 to 9 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) hosts a panel discussion and reception fearturing the SLIS Luminaries Panel — Anne Caputo, 2010 president of Special Libraries Association; Maureen Sullivan, 2012-2013 president of American Library Association; and Susan Hildreth, director of the Institute for Museum and Libraries Services. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Marianne Giltrud, office manager, at 202-319-5055. 

Friday, Oct. 21

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Heidegger's Poetic Measure: An Ethics of Haunting," by Charles Bambach, professor of history at the University of Texas. This lecture is part of the fall lecture series on the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Aquinas Hall, auditorium.

Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 23
Friends of Rare Books Used Book Sale. See Announcements.

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Announcements

Decorating Contest
Program Board announces the annual hall/office decorating contest. Faculty, staff, and students can participate in two categories — residence life or offices. Those interested in participating should contact Program Board by Oct. 11. Judging will take place on Oct. 19.

Friends of Rare Books Used Book Sale
Rare Books and Special Collections announces the sale of donated used books Friday, Oct. 21, through Sunday, Oct. 23, in Mullen Library. Hardcover and paperback books will be for sale, including literature, travel books, scholarly books, popular reading, books in foreign languages, books on religion, cookbooks, biographies, and more. Prices start at 50 cents. Proceeds will benefit the Department of Rare Books acquisitions fund. The sale will take place Friday from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information or to donate books for the sale, contact Lenore Rouse, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, at 202-319-5090.

Air Conditioning Shutdown and Heating Start-Up
As colder temperatures approach, the Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will begin shutting down the central air-conditioning systems. This operation is tied to local weather patterns, but normally occurs in early October.

The start up of the central heating plant normally occurs two to three weeks after chillers have been shut down, but it has on occasion taken place as late as mid-November. This also is dictated by the weather and temperature ranges.

The first priority is the residence halls. Once these buildings are up and functioning properly, the remaining buildings will be brought on line.

For more information or to make an emergency call to facilities, call 202-319-5121.

Brookland-CUA Metrorail Station Closure
Beginning at 10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, and continuing through system closing on Sunday, Oct. 23, buses will replace Red Line trains between New York Avenue and Fort Totten to allow for major track rehabilitation, station work, and cable installation. The Rhode Island Avenue and Brookland stations will be closed.

Alumni Take the Lead in Service
CUA alumni have surged past the current students in reporting hours of service for the Cardinal Service Commitment, with 20,599 hours reported as of Thursday, Oct. 6. Up until last week, students, with 18,520 hours, had logged the most hours. As of Oct. 6, the number of Cardinal Hours reported by the entire University community was 41,221.

Among student organizations, Alpha Delta Gamma is ahead with 1,147 hours of service reported so far. Other leading student groups are Campus Ministry, with 1,046 hours; Knights of Columbus, with 999; Gratia Plena, with 925; and Kappa Tau Gamma, with 911. There are more than 100 registered groups participating in the Cardinal Service Commitment, a pledge to perform 125,000 hours of service by April 10, 2012, in celebration of CUA’s 125th anniversary.

To see how many hours have been reported by each school, class, and group, visit the Cardinal Service Leaders page.

To help the University reach its goal, students, faculty, staff, and alumni are encouraged to report any hours of service they have performed since May 15, 2011, on the Cardinal Hours reporting form.

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 Fitness Center, at 202-319-5705.

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 Nemoianu, lecturer.

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 www.zipcar.com/catholic.

On-Site Auto Detailing
The Office of Procurement Services has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car-washing services in the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall on a weekly basis, each Wednesday from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the CUA community are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their cars washed while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior; and other services cost additional. Cash, Visa, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation is necessary. Please remove all valuables from a vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. For more information, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401.

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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 http://humanresources.cua.edu/training/index.cfm. 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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