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October 24 – October 30, 2011  

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Monday, Oct. 24
Noon to 3 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, National Catholic Reporter, and Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate will present the findings of a 2011 Survey of U.S. Catholics on topics of religion, politics, and social issues. National Press Club, Murrow Room, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required. For more information, call 202-319-5999.
 
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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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 "Understanding the Economy, Understanding the Economic Good," by Edward Hadas, Catholic economist. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. This lecture is part of the "Moral Underpinnings of Economic Recovery" series. For more information, contact Jonathan Bell.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the Health Information Technology Lecture Series: Introduction to eHealthDC, by Eugenia During, director of the Regional Extension Center, District of Columbia Primary Care Association. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C. For more information, contact Matthew Banta, manager of program development, at 202-319-5876.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the Human Trafficking: Epidemic of Contemporary Slavery Conference, featuring the stories of survivors. The event will include a luncheon speech with special analysis by Luis CdeBaca, U.S. ambassador-at-large for monitoring human trafficking at the Department of State, and a talk by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop emeritus of Washington, D.C. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A. To register, visit: http://ipr.cua.edu/

5:30 to 7 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies hosts an Open House. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Lauren Knight, marketing and enrollment specialist, at 202-319-5256.

6:35 to 7:35 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management Program presents a Development and Practice Seminar by Suresh Babu, senior research fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Beatriz Lopez, program director, at 202-319-6183.

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 "Secrets of Researching in the Music Division of the Library of Congress, with a Particular Emphasis on the Leonard Bernstein Collection" 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, Monsignor Stephen P. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 29
7 a.m. to noon, Delta Sigma Theta will sponsor a team to take part in the AIDS Walk on Washington in downtown Washington, D.C. For more information and to sign up, contact Melissa Victor, chapter president, at 443-798-1469.

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. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, Lobby. For more information, contact Leslie Knoblauch, records management archivist.

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Campus Ministry

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, associate campus minister.

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.

The Office of Campus Ministry will be accepting donations of candy for the trick-or-treating event through Tuesday, Oct. 25.

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 http://service.cua.edu.

CUA on Tap
On Thursday, Oct. 27, the resident ministers, Students on the Mount, Catholic Relief Services, and the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies present "More than Hope in the Congo! Catholic Voices for Peace in the DRC," featuring Bishop Nicolas DJomo of Tshumbethe, president of the Congolese Bishops Conference; Sister Marie-Bernard Alima, head of the National Justice and Peace Commission; and Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of politics. The presentation will take place at 8 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 25
4 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Hood College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Soccer Field.

6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Wednesday, Oct. 26
3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts St. Mary's College. DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

Saturday, Oct. 29
1 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

3 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Oct. 31
4:10 to 6 p.m., the Innocence Project at CUA Law presents "Wrongful Convictions and False Confessions" by Jim Trainum, former Metropolitan Police Department homicide detective. Columbus School of Law, Room 205. For more information, contact Kaitlin Flynn, treasurer, at 860-202-4700.

Tuesday, Nov. 1
2:10 p.m., the Master of Science in Business Analysis Program presents "Entrepreneurship and the Ethics of Markets," by Frederic E. Sautlet, economics professor at George Mason University and former senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. This lecture is part of the "Moral Underpinnings of Economic Recovery" series. For more information, contact Jonathan Bell.

Thursday, Nov. 3
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "We Are Singers Seeking Employment: A Renaissance Advertisement" by Richard Wexler, professor of musicology, University of Maryland. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, associate professor of music, at 202-319-5413.

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents "Fundamental Aspects of Ecumenism and Future Perspectives," by Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-319-6584.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents "Learning from the Past: The Role of the National Archives," by David Ferriero, archivist of the United States. McMahon Hall, Room 200. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor.

Friday, Nov. 4
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Heidegger's Non-Idealistic Reading of Kant's Transcendental Philosophy," by Rudolf Makkreel, Charles Howard Chandler Professor, Emory University. This lecture is part of the fall lecture series on the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium.

4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents the 30th Annual Karl Herzfeld Memorial Lecture, "Shrinking Ubiquity to the Nanoscale: New Uses for Old Technology," by Michael J. Naughton, Evelyn J. and Robert A. Ferris Endowed Chair in Physics at Boston College. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5315.

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Announcements

Commuting Survey
Catholic University students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in an online survey about commuting habits to and from the University. The survey, developed by the University’s master planning consultants and facilities benchmarking consultants, will provide information for CUA’s transportation impact study. The study is required by the District of Columbia as part of CUA’s master planning process.

The survey will also provide information for the University’s annual analysis of its carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. The deadline to complete the anonymous and confidential survey is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28. To access the survey, click here. The survey takes five to 10 minutes to complete. Members of the CUA community are urged to complete it at their earliest possible convenience. 

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 members 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 have been scheduled in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Refreshments will be served. For more information, email Vin Lacovara, University compliance officer.

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.

Knit and Crochet Service Project
The Knit and Crochet Service Project is well underway, with members of the CUA community working together on Mondays from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Atrium. For more information on attending or how to donated homemade items, email Martha Krichbaum, undergraduate transfer coordinator.

"Glory Days" Get-Together
CUA alumni who graduated between 1970 and 1986 are invited to a happy hour from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Tuscana West Restaurant, 1350 I St., NW, Washington, D.C. Hors d'oeuvres will be provided courtesy of the CUA Alumni Association. Tuscana West is a short walk from the McPherson Square Metrorail stop on the Blue/Orange Line. To register, visit www.cuatoday.com.
 
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.

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For Your Benefit

Additional Holiday Added for 2012
University President John Garvey has approved Monday, Jan. 2, 2012, as a paid holiday for the 2011/2012 academic year.

Flu Shot Clinic
A flu shot clinic for faculty and staff will be held on 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.

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 (ostering 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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