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October 17 – October 23, 2011  

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Monday, Oct. 17

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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact the disability support services office at 202-319-5211 or email Meaghan Molineaux, learning specialist.

Tuesday, Oct. 18
5:30 p.m., the John Quincy Adams Society hosts a screening of the documentary "Not My Life." Columbus School of Law, Room 303. For more information, contact Sarah Fay at 704-942-7114.

Wednesday, Oct. 19
1 to 3 p.m., the Arab American Association hosts its first meeting. The association’s goal is to foster a better understanding of Arab and American cultures by participating in and creating events to educate the University community. Free Arab coffee, tea, and dessert will be served. Pryzbyla Center, Room 201. For more information, contact Wiiam Al Salmi.

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, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. Light refreshments to follow. 

6 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents “Thinking Outside the Box," a panel discussion for students considering careers in English, psychology, or sociology. The panel will feature six alumni who have established careers in a variety of fields. Internship opportunities will be featured. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321-323. Register online or call 202-319-5623.

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. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. To register, email planningdegree@cua.edu.

6:35 to 7:35 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management Program presents a development and practice seminar by Maria Mallo, research analyst for the Department of Institutional Integrity at The World Bank. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Beatriz Lopez, program director, at 202-319-6183.

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 featuring 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 Kristin Roberts, assistant to the dean, at 202-319-5085. 

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.

5 to 8 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences and Department of Art present a reception for the exhibition opening of "Reza Ghanad: Meta" — a painting exhibition with curatorial assistance by art majors of the Class of 2012. Salve Regina Hall, gallery. For more information, contact Allison Lipari, adjunct assistant professor, at 202-319-5282.

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

The Office of Alumni Relations invites all faculty, staff, and alumni to Homecoming and Reunions Weekend, featuring alumni, athletic, and school and department events. To register and for more information, visit CUA Today or call 202-319-5608.

Saturday, Oct. 22
The Office of Admissions hosts a Saturday Visit day.

Sunday, Oct. 23
9 a.m. to noon, the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Art present a reception and tour of "Reza Ghanad: Meta" — a painting exhibition with curatorial assistance by art majors of the Class of 2012. Salve Regina Hall, gallery. For more information, contact Allison Lipari, adjunct assistant professor, at 202-319-5282.

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

Mission Trips
Campus Ministry is organizing four mission trips to Belize, Costa Rica, and Jamaica. There will be mission trips to Costa Rica and Jamaica during spring break, and two-week mission trips to Belize and Costa Rica following Commencement. Applications can be found online and are due Friday, Oct. 21.

DC Reads
DC Reads is accepting applications for work-study and volunteer positions. The starting pay for work-study jobs is $12 an hour. For more information, visit dcreads.cua.edu.

Men’s Discernment
Men are invited to sign up for a meeting of Men’s Discernment on Monday, Oct. 17. Mass wil be at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel, 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 8:30 p.m. in the Columbus School of Law, atrium. Tickets are $10 per person and available at the table in the lobby of the Pryzbyla Center during lunch and dinner hours.  

Live Out Love
Join Live Out Love at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, in Hannan Hall, Room 106, for discussion and fellowship. This week's topic is "Man: Before and After the Fall."

Fun with Nuns!
Following the 11 a.m. Mass in the Campus Ministry Lounge on Sunday, Oct. 23, all women are invited to a get-together with the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. Brunch will be served. To sign up, visit http://ministry.cua.edu.

Supper and Social Justice
Students are invited to "Hamburgers and Human Dignity" to enjoy free hamburgers with Students on the Mount at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact Grace Kincaid or Jamila Evans.

Halloween on Campus
All CUA faculty and staff families are welcome to participate in CUA's Halloween on Campus on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. There will be games, activities, and trick-or-treating. R.s.v.p. by calling 202-319-5575 or email cua-service@cua.edu.

Donations of candy to distribute for Halloween on Campus are needed. Drop off all donations at Campus Ministry by Friday, Oct. 21.

The Halloween on Campus Committee needs volunteers for Wednesday, Oct. 26, to help with setup, cleanup, and games. Those who are interested should sign up at service.cua.edu.

Fall Ball with Little Sisters of the Poor
Students interested in attending the Fall Ball with the Little Sisters of the Poor on Monday, Oct. 17, should sign up at service.cua.edu. Transportation will be provided. To participate, meet at Campus Ministry at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 17. For more information, contact Jamila Evans.

CUA on Tap
A Congolese nun and bishop will discuss "More than Hope in the Congo, Catholic Voices for Peace in the DRC!" as part of CUA on Tap on Thursday, Oct. 27, in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. The open mic portion of the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 8 p.m.

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Athletics

Friday, Oct. 21
6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts the University of Scranton. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 22
1 p.m., the football team hosts Emory & Henry College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 24
4:10 to 5:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents "The Secret History of On the Town," by Mark Horowitz, adjunct instructor and archivist at the Library of Congress. The lecture will feature excerpts from CUA's production of On the Town. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Tuesday, Oct. 25
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Best Buddies and the Office of Disability Support Services invite the University community to "Spread the Word to End the Word" by signing a pledge to support the end of the derogatory use of the R-word. Pryzbyla Center, lobby. For more information, contact the disability support services office at 202-319-5211 or email Meaghan Molineaux, learning specialist.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session on Catholic Relief Services' International Development Fellows Program, which is open to graduate students. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Catholic Relief Services will also host an information table before and after the session in the Pryzbyla Center, lobby. Register online or call 202-319-5623.

2:10 p.m., the Master of Science in Business Analysis Program presents "Entrepreneurship and the Ethics of Market," by Frederic E. Sautlet, economics professor at George Mason University and former senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. This lecture is part of the "Moral Underpinnings of Economic Recovery" series. For more information, contact Jonathan Bell.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the Human Trafficking: Epidemic Contemporary Slavery Conference, featuring the stories of survivors. The keynote address will be delivered by Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, United Nations special rapporteur on human trafficking. The event will also feature a luncheon speech with special analysis by Luis CdeBaca, U.S. ambassador-at-large for monitoring human trafficking at the Department of State. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A. To register, visit: http://ipr.cua.edu/

Thursday, Oct. 27
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session about the White House Internship Office. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Register online or call 202-319-5623.

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Some Surprises about Bernstein's On the Town as Discovered in the Leonard Bernstein and Peggy Clark Collections of the Library of Congress" by Mark Eden Horowitz, adjunct professor and senior music specialist, Library of Congress. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

Thursday, Oct. 27, and Friday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Department of English presents a conference on the work of acclaimed poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren. In addition to seminars, there will be a poetry reading at 5 p.m. on Oct. 27. Caldwell Hall, auditorium. For more information, contact the English department at 202-319-5488.

Friday, Oct. 28
12:30 to 3:30 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS) presents a workshop on Evidence-Based Practice and Practice-Based Evidence by Karlynn BrintzenhofeSzoc, associate professor. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact Ellen Thursby, director of professional education at NCSSS, at 202-319-4388.

Friday, Oct. 28, to Sunday, Oct. 30
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Leonard Bernstein's On the Town. Shows take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students, and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff. For information, directions, and to charge tickets, call 202-319-5416.

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Announcements

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, Room 214. 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.

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.

Town Hall Meeting on Strategic Plan
The University community will receive a briefing and have an opportunity to pose questions about the draft of the new University Strategic Plan at a town hall meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. The draft plan (which is presented in table form and can be viewed online at http://spp.cua.edu) identifies four strategic goals: to promote the distinctive Catholic culture of the University, strengthen the University’s academic excellence, enhance the student collegiate experience, and improve the experience of work at the University.

Members of the University community are invited to review the draft plan. Thereafter, they are encouraged to submit any questions they may have about it by logging in on the strategic plan website and accessing the menu item called “Feedback.” Questions posed through the Feedback box will be a major topic of the Nov. 1 town hall meeting. In addition, meeting attendees will have an opportunity to submit written questions at the town hall meeting itself.

D.C. Stop Modern Slavery Walk
Catholic University has registered a team the D.C. Stop Modern Slavery Walk on the National Mall on Saturday, Oct. 22. To join the team, sign up in the law school on Tuesday, Oct. 18, or Thursday, Oct. 20. For more information, contact Sarah Fay at 81fay@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

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.

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; other services cost more. Cash, Visa, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation is necessary. Please remove all valuables from a vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. In the event of rain, Detailing Dynamics will not be on campus. For more information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent, at 202-319-6401. 
 
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 to join. Zipcars can be found in the McMahon Parking Lot and the parking lot behind O’Boyle Hall.

Blue Book Examination Booklets
The Office of Procurement Services has Blue Books available for examination purposes on campus. The cost is $7.50 for a package of 50. For more information or to arrange pickup from the procurement office, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent, at 202-319-6401.

Class of 2013 Has Reported the Most Service Hours
CUA’s Class of 2013 leads the way among current students in reporting hours of service for the Cardinal Service Commitment, with 6,826 hours reported as of Thursday, Oct. 13. The Class of 2012 is in second place with 4,121 hours. The sophomore class ranks third, with 3,684 hours, followed by the Class of 2015, with 2,637 hours.

The freshmen may be last in terms of service hours, but they are first in terms of the number of students participating. So far, 108 first-year students have reported service hours. There are 101 juniors, 99 sophomores, and 67 seniors who have logged Cardinal Hours on the 125th anniversary website.

In all, 375 current students who have reported their class year have logged 17,268 hours for 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.

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For Your Benefit

Flu Shot Clinics
Flu shot clinics for faculty and staff will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C. Cash and check will be accepted. The cost is $20. To sign up, email signup@lifeworkstrategies.com or call 240-826-8968.

Fitness in the Fall
The Office of Human Resources announces Fitness in the Fall, a team walking program for faculty and staff that promotes taking steps to a healthier heart and life. Teams of five to eight members are encouraged to sign up and track their steps from Oct. 19 to Nov. 6. The total number of steps for each team will be submitted weekly to Natasha Gray, student medical insurance administrator, in the human resources office. The team with the highest average number of steps and the two individuals with the most steps will receive a prize. To assist teams in keeping track of steps, the human resources office will give the first 50 members of teams free pedometers. To sign up, call 202-319-5050. Teams can also sign up for the American Heart Association's Heart Walk on Nov. 5 at Nationals Stadium in Washington, D.C., when they register.

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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