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January 9 – January 15, 2012    


Monday, Jan. 9
Classes resume.

Thursday, Jan. 12
Through Jan. 14, the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family will host an international conference, Keeping the World Awake to God: The Challenge of Vatican II, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I, archbishop of Chicago and CUA trustee, will give a lecture titled "The Significance of Vatican II" at 7 p.m. Jan. 12, as part of the conference. All conference sessions will take place in McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. The full schedule and registration forms can be found at

8 p.m., the Program Board sponsors the first DC Nite Out of the new year to Shear Madness at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For more information and to register, visit the CUA Nite Live website.

Friday, Jan. 13
7:30 p.m., the Town and Gown Community Chorus, conducted by Lecturer Kevin O’Brien, presents “Music of the Bach Family” in St. Vincent’s Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Campus Ministry

Mass Schedule
The regular Mass schedule will resume Monday, Jan. 9. Daily Masses are celebrated at 12:10 p.m. at Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel (Columbus School of Law), 12:15 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. at Caldwell Chapel, and 10:30 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Chapel. The regular Sunday Mass schedule will begin on Sunday, Jan. 15. Masses are celebrated at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel and at 4 p.m. in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

MLK Day of Service

On Monday, Jan. 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., CUA will partner with Washington Hebrew Congregation and City Year to help the D.C. community. Work will include food preparation, arts and crafts, clothing sorting, and local D.C. public schools beautification. Breakfast, lunch, transportation, and T-shirt provided. To sign up, visit

March for Life Volunteers Needed
Each year CUA hosts more than 1,200 people overnight for the annual March for Life and Vigil for Life at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Volunteers are needed to make this ministry a success. To sign up, visit the Campus Ministry website.

Liturgical Ministry
Students who are interested in serving this semester as a minister of hospitality, extraordinary minister of holy Communion, lector, altar server, or minister of music, email David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship. Training will be provided.

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Friday, Jan. 13
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center.

Saturday, Jan. 14
1 p.m., the swim team hosts The University of Scranton. DuFour Center.

2 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center.

4 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 16
Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 17
8 p.m., the Office of the President, Office of Campus Ministry, and Radius student group present the lecture "Can a Modern Man Believe in the Divinity of Christ" presented by the Rev. Julian Carron, president, Communion and Liberation, and consultor of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information contact, Ryan Norris.

Wednesday, Jan. 18
6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors the lecture "Discover Leadership" by Ryan McKinney, associate director of campus activities, as part of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) workshop series. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room C. For more information and registration, visit the ELP website.

Thursday, Jan. 19
8 p.m., the Program Board sponsors the CUA Nite Live: Trivia Challenge! Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, visit the website.

Saturday, Jan. 21
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Composition Program presents New Voices @ CUA, a student-run, two-day festival of vocal music. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Sunday, Jan. 22
10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts an open house. For more information or to register, visit the website.

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New Fact Books Available
The Office of Public Affairs has copies of the 2011-2012 University Fact Book available for offices on campus. To request copies, call 202-319-5600, email the public affairs office, or visit McMahon Hall, Room 311.

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.

Emerging Leaders Program Registration
The Emerging Leaders Program is for any undergraduate students interested in getting involved in the CUA community and developing their leadership skills. Workshops begin Wednesday, Jan.18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, email

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 with an electronic W-2 in a PDF format rather than a paper form. Electronic consent also enables 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.

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, call 202-319-5512 or email

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. 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. For more information, call 202-319-5512.

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty, staff, and students how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways are to check the CUA website at or to call the University’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are extremely poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio stations.

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For Your Benefit

2010 Summary Annual Reports
The 2010 Summary Annual Reports for all of the University's health and welfare plans as well as the retirement plan are now available online. For more information, contact Laurie Borman, director of benefits, at 202-319-4174. 

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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