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November 14 – 20, 2011    

Calendar

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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For a full list of the week's events, visit http://cge.cua.edu/IEW.cfm.

7 p.m., CRUX Magazine for the Creative Arts hosts a poetry reading and panel discussion with Mary Jo Salter and Greg Williamson, professors in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University; Ryan Wilson, teaching fellow at Catholic University; and Matthew Smith, Master of Fine Arts Playwriting candidate at Catholic University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, contact Wesley Cocozello at 202-238-1920.

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 p.m., the Graduate Students Association and School of Theology and Religious Studies Students Assocation present "Making Sense of Evolution: Darwin, God, and the Drama of Life," by John Haught, professor of theology at Georgetown University. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

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 of sociology, at 202-319-5445.

Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Thursday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 20
The Department of Drama presents "The Language of Infinity." A free preview takes place Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Other performances take place Nov. 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30; and Nov. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff; and $5 for students. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000.

Wednesday, Nov. 16
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Instructional Technology is offering Topaz training to demonstrate the features and capabilities of CUA's Web content management tool, which can be used to create Web pages, edit and format content, add images and links, and perform other tasks. Leahy Hall, Room LL051. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges, instructional specialist, at 202-319-4768.

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.

5:10 to 6:10 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management Program presents the seminar How Does Child Labor Affect the Demand for Adult Labor? Evidence from Rural Mexico, led by Kirk Doran, assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Beatriz Lopez, program director, at 202-319-6183.

6 to 8 p.m., the Graduate Students Association and Politics Graduate Students present "Oil's Influence on Policy Making," featuring Tom O'Donnell, professor at The New School; Jason Jarrell, consultant with the Public Affairs Council; and Patrick Corcoran, politics student. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Corcoran at 631-478-2325.

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 activities 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 of library and information sciences.

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 of biology, 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 two one-act operas, Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini and La voix humaine by Francis Poulenc. The double bill 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.

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

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week takes place Sunday, Nov. 13, to Sunday, Nov. 20. Events include opportunities for prayer, service, and action. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://ministry.cua.edu/HandHweek.cfm.

Live Out Love
Live Out Love hosts a discussion on Monday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. on Original Unity in Hannan Hall, Room 106. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Joe Corbi Foods Fundraiser
Students going on CUA mission trips will be selling food products from Joe Corbi's to raise money beginning Tuesday, Nov. 15. They will staff tables in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby beginning Monday, Nov. 21. All proceeds of the fundraiser will be donated to the communities the mission trips serve. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Thanksgiving Food Bags
In observance of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, students, faculty, and staff are invited to fill a paper bag with food for those in need. For a list of requested food items, visit http://ministry.cua.edu/HandHWeek.cfm. Donations can be dropped off in Campus Ministry. For more information, contact Alexandra Vereau

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.

Fun with Nuns
Female students are invited to sign up for Fun with Nuns following the 11 a.m. Mass, on Sunday, Nov. 20, in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Dominican Nuns of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary will talk about their order and share insights to their vocation. Brunch will be served. 

Thanksgiving Dinner with Father Jude
Students who are staying on campus over Thanksgiving break are invited to sign up to join Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., University chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, for dinner on Nov. 24.

Faculty and staff are invited to donate dessert and rolls for Father Jude’s Thanksgiving dinner. Donations should be dropped off in Campus Ministry by Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 4 p.m. For more information or to sign up to donate, contact Lani Collins, office manager.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Nov. 15
7 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Washington College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Gymnasium.

Saturday, Nov. 19
1 p.m., the swimming team hosts Drew University. DuFour Center, Pool.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 21
5 p.m., students in the Politics 445 class will lead a charity walk as part of the Walk for Hunger and to contribute to the University's 125th Annivesary Cardinal Service Commitment. They will meet on the Pryzbyla Center Lawn and walk the campus. For more information, contact Brendan Engelstad at 732-977-3250.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music composition program presents a recital. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
9:35 a.m. and 11:10 a.m., the Department of Sociology presents a panel discussion on Homelessness led by homeless individuals and Michael Stoops, director of community organizing for the National Coalition for the Homeless. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Rev. Paul Sullins, associate professor of sociology, at 202-319-5943.

Wednesday, Nov. 23, to Sunday, Nov. 27
Thanksgiving recess. University closed.

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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.

  • Monday, 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)
     
  • Wednesday, 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)
     
  • Monday, 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 
     
  • Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 6 to 9 a.m. — Aquinas Hall, Marist Hall, and Marist Annex
     
  • Tuesday, 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
     
  • Wednesday, 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
     
  • Thursday, 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 Library, and Power Plant boilers
     
  • Friday, 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 Student Health and Fitness Center

Survivors of Suicide Day
Saturday, Nov. 19, is International Survivors of Suicide Day. CUA's chapter of the National Association of Mental Illness will recognize this day on campus on Friday, Nov. 18, with an information table in the Pryzbyla Center Lobby. The table will also feature baked goods and Lifesavers candy. The University community is invited to show support for survivors by wearing green. For more information, contact Rachel Severino at 215-840-8238.

Nominate a Servant Leader
The Office of Campus Activities invites members of the CUA community to nominate upperclassman undergraduates to participate in the Servant Leadership Discussions for the spring semester. Servant Leadership Discussions is a series designed for small groups of CUA community members to explore various concepts of servant leadership and learn ways to apply these ideas in academics, student organizations, social lives, and careers.

President's Annual Christmas Party for Faculty and Staff
Campus Ministry invites University faculty and staff to attend a Celebration of the Eucharist on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel,  followed by the President’s Annual Christmas Party, hosted by the President and Mrs. Garvey, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Door Prizes will be drawn at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Joy Zang, administrative assistant, at 202-319-5100.

Flu Vaccines Available to Faculty and Staff
CUA staff and faculty who would like to receive flu vaccines can contact the Office of Student Health Services at 202-319-5744. Vaccines will be available weekly from Tuesday through Thursday between 9 and 11 a.m., while supplies last. The cost is $25 and may be paid with personal checks. 

W-2 Options Available Online
The Department of Payroll announces important changes regarding year-end W-2 information available in Employee Self-Service. In an effort to offer green alternatives, the W-2 Consent option has been enabled, which provides employees an electronic W-2 in a PDF format rather than a paper form. Electronic consent also allows employees to view any prior year's W-2 documents. To take advantage of this option, log in to Employee Self-Service within Cardinal Station and select the W-2/W-2c Consent link. Read the entire disclosure statement, check the box to enroll, and click the submit button. Online training is available on this topic and others. For more information, call 202-319-5512.

Employees who decline or withdraw consent will not be able to view any W-2 documents in Employee Self Service. At the end of each tax year, they will receive a paper W-2 document in the mail, postmarked no later than Jan. 31 of the next year. These documents will be mailed to the home address on file with the Office of Human Resources, so it is very important to keep that information up to date. For more information, please call 202-319-5512 or email CUA-PAYROLL@cua.edu.

Cardinal Station Employee Self Service
The Department 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

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

Information hotlines are available during open enrollment at 202-299-CUA1 (2821) and 202-299-CUA2 (2822).

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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