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November 7 – November 13, 2011  

Calendar

Monday, Nov. 7
Registration for spring 2012 semester begins.

5 to 7 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents How Should Israel Best Pursue Security and Peace? The panel discussion will include Ori Nir, spokesman for Americans for Peace Now; Marshall Breger, law professor and vice-president of the Jewish Policy Center; Peter Berkowitz, co-founder and director of the Israel Program on Constitutional Government; and Gerald Steinberg, president of NGO Monitor. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Court Room. For more information, email Negash@cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musical theatre senior class showcase. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

8 p.m., Live Out Love hosts a lecture and discussion on "Male and Female He Created Them: What Mary and Joseph Can Teach Us," by Rev. James Brent, O.P., assistant professor of philosophy. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Vanessa Napoli at 215-499-1380.

Wednesday, Nov. 9
11 a.m. to noon, the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer presents a seminar, Financial Myths — Demystified, led by representatives from SunTrust Bank. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Renell Lewis, director of treasury services, at 202-319-6445.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents "West Meets East: Medievals Latinizing in Asia" by Jan M. Ziolkowski, Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University and director of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room.

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents "Old and New: Contextual Urban Space and Architecture in European Cities," by Karen Kellner, Lutz Schleich, and Eckhard Winderling, principal architects at Kellner Schleich Winderling Architekten + Stadtplaner in Hanover, Germany. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5788.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the Health Information Technology Series featuring David Hale, project manager for Pillbox at the National Institutes of Health. Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C. For more information, contact Matthew Banta, manager of program development, at 202-319-55876.
 
6:35 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, by Mary Ngugi, financial management specialist at the nonprofit Kenya Gatsby Trust. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, contact Beatriz Lopez, program director, at 202-319-6183.

Thursday, Nov. 10
12:10 p.m. to 1:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) presents a brown bag talk, "American Catholics Today: Some Major Findings from Our Fifth Survey," by William D'Antonio, IPR fellow. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

6 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a discussion on internships, the student career experience program, and full–time opportunities with the federal government. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321/323. Register online or call 202-319-5623.

Friday, Nov. 11
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the CUA Student Veterans Organization will read the names of the U.S. service members killed in Iraq and Afganistan since 2001. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to sign up for 15-minute reading slots. The event will take place by the flags in front of McMahon Hall. For more information or to sign up, contact Ed Schaefer, executive project coordinator for the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Treasurer, at 202-319-5607.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts Focus on Engineering, Focus on Nursing, and Focus on Music events for prospective students.

Noon, the Office of Campus Activities and the CUA Student Veterans Organization present "The New Greatest Generation: How a CUA Graduate Led the Fight for a New GI Bill," by alumnus and Iraq war veteran Patrick Campbell. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Daniel Bucherer, event coordinator, at 202-319-6003.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Political Philosophy and the Ontological Question," by Richard Velkley, Celia Scott Weatherhead Professor of Philosophy at Tulane University. This lecture is part of the fall lecture series on the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium.

Sunday, Nov. 13
The Office of Admissions hosts an open house.

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

Men’s Discernment
The next Men’s Discernment meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Register at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Raising our Voices: Stories that Soar
Students will read student-written monologues sharing stories of strength, hope, and courage in overcoming sexual violence on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Junior Retreat
Members of the junior class are invited to sign up for the junior retreat, which will take place from Friday, Nov. 11, to Sunday, Nov. 13, at Camp St. Charles in Maryland. The cost is $40 and scholarships are available.

The Athletes’ Retreat
Varsity and club athletes are invited to sign up for the Athletes' Retreat, which will be held from Friday, Nov. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 20, at Camp St. Charles in Maryland. The cost is $40 and scholarships are available.

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Athletics

Saturday, Nov. 12
1 p.m., the swimming team hosts Salisbury University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Swimming Pool.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 14
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education presents an interactive brown bag lunch on the International Student Experience as part of International Education Week. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For a full list of the week's events, visit http://cge.cua.edu/IEW.cfm.

Tuesday, Nov. 15
Noon to 1 p.m., the School of Nursing presents an interactive brown bag lunch on global health, "How to Get Paid (a Little) to Save Children's Lives," by Carolyn Wetzel, director of health programs at Food for the Hungry USA. Pangborn Hall, Room 203. For a full list of International Education Week events, visit http://cge.cua.edu/IEW.cfm.

6 to 8 p.m., the Department of Sociology presents a live stream webinar on Ethics in Action: An In-Depth Look into the Anti-Doping Movement presented by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Lezsek Sibilski, adjunct professor, at 202-319-5445.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
12:10 to 1 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents "Messaging Wars and the Plight of the House Minority Party" by Matt Green, assistant professor of politics. Maloney Hall, Room 300. For more information, call 202-319-5999.

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "How to Maximize Your Study Abroad." Pryzbyla Center, Rooms 321/323. For a full list of International Education Week events, visit http://cge.cua.edu/IEW.cfm.

Thursday, Nov. 17
2:10 p.m., the Master of Science in Business Analysis Program presents "Love and Hate in Economics," by John Mueller, director of the Economics and Ethics Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. This lecture is part of the Moral Underpinnings of Economic Recovery series. For more information, contact Jonathan Bell.

5 to 7 p.m., the offices of campus activites and campus ministry and the Center for Global Education present a CUA Cultural Thanksgiving potluck. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For a full list of International Education Week events, visit http://cge.cua.edu/IEW.cfm.

6 to 7 p.m., the CUA Special Libraries Association Student Group hosts a discussion on nontraditional career paths in government, independent consulting, and other specialties with three librarians in these fields. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact David Shumaker, clinical associate professor.

Friday, Nov. 18
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Department of Biology presents the Biology Graduate Student Research Symposium. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin, assistant professor, at 202-319-5278.

Noon to 2 p.m., the School of Engineering presents "Engineering Pathways to Vietnam," a celebration showcasing Vietnamese music and food and highlighting the engineering 2+2 transfer program. Pangborn Hall, Scullen Room. For a full list of International Education Week events, visit http://cge.cua.edu/IEW.cfm.

1:30 p.m., the Department of Biology presents a lecture on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Program by William A. Gahl, director of the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at NIH. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Nathalie Dautin, assistant professor, at 202-319-5278.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "The Intimate Interplay of Existence and Facticity in Heidegger's Being and Time," by Walter Brogan, professor of philosophy at Villanova University. This lecture is part of the fall lecture series on the German philosopher Martin Heidegger. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium.

Friday, Nov. 18, through Sunday, Nov. 20
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the operas Suor Angelica and La Voix Humaine. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and at 2 p.m. on Sunday. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students, and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff. For tickets or more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Nov. 19
The Office of Admissions hosts a Saturday Visit.

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Announcements

Annual University Service Awards Dinner
The Annual 10- and 20-Year Service Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15. At the dinner the President pays special tribute to and thanks those University staff and faculty who have provided 10 or 20 years of continuous service to the community.

Those to be honored this year have been employed full time at the University for 10 or 20 continuous years beginning on Sept. 1, 1991, and Sept. 1, 2001. Invitations to this year’s honorees, along with faculty and staff who have previously celebrated their 20 years of service and continue to serve the University community, have been mailed to their campus addresses. If you believe that you qualify to be honored at this year’s dinner and have not received an invitation, please contact the President’s office at 202-319-5100.

"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., N.W., 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.

Mandated Power Outages
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations announces that in compliance with Pepco’s annual high-voltage testing and maintenance procedures, the University will experience outages as follows. These annual outages are carefully scheduled during periods that will have the least impact on the daily operations of the University.

  • Mon. Nov. 14, from 7 to 8:15 a.m. — Campus wide (except Centennial Village, Hannan Hall, Law School, Aquinas Hall, the Eugene I. Kane Student Health and Fitness Center, Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Curley Court, Millennium North and South, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Opus Hall, St. Vincent's Chapel, and the Pryzbyla Center)
     
  • Wed. Nov.16, from 7 to 8:15 a.m. — Campus wide (except Centennial Village, Hannan Hall, Law School, Aquinas Hall, Student Health and Fitness Center, Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Curley Court, Millennium North and South, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Opus Hall, St. Vincent's Chapel, and the Pryzbyla Center)
     
  • Mon. Dec. 19, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Flather Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, St Vincent’s Chapel, and Student Health and Fitness Center 
     
  • Tues. Dec. 20, from 6 to 9 a.m. — Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, and Marist Annex
     
  • Tues. Dec. 27, from 7 to 8 a.m. — Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall, and Hartke Hall

    7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #30, Power Plant Second Floor, Crough Center, Pangborn Hall, McMahon Hall, Stucco Building, McCarthy Building, and Power Plant

     
  • Wed. Dec. 28, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #50, Leahy Hall, Caldwell Hall, Ward Hall, Curley Hall, Salve Regina Hall, and Hartke Hall
     
  • Thurs. Dec. 29, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Feeder #40, O’Connell Hall, McGivney Hall, Shahan Hall, Gibbons Hall, Feeder #20, Gowan Hall, Nursing-Biology Building, McCort-Ward Hall, Maloney Hall, Mullen Hall, and Power Plant boilers
     
  • Fri. Dec. 30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Hannan Hall, Centennial Village, Millennium North and South, Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, Marist Annex, Law School, Pryzbyla Center, Opus Hall, Ryan Hall, Regan Hall, Flather Hall, and the Student Health and Fitness Center

Cardinal Station Employee Self Service
The Deparment of Payroll announces that Cardinal Station Employee Self Service features have been expanded. Employees can now update federal W-4 withholding exemptions and direct deposit selections online. The expanded features are completely secure. Online training is available for these and other topics. For more information, call 202-319-5512. The payroll department will continue to accept and process paper forms for state withholding, W-4 and Direct Deposit through the end of the current year as the community continues its transition to Employee Self Service. 
 
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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.

Open Enrollment Nov. 7 to Nov. 21
The Office of Human Resources announces that open enrollment for University benefits will take place from Monday, Nov. 7, to Monday, Nov 21. A bronze healthcare plan is no longer be available, there are some changes to every medical and dental plan, and a new medical plan has been added.

Computers will be available in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 321, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 7 through Nov. 11 for faculty and staff who would like help with open enrollment.

Information hotlines are available during open enrollment at 202-299-CUA1 and 202-299-CUA2.

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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