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January 16 – January 22, 2012

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

Tuesday, Jan. 17
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session "Education Abroad 101," presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

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 Rev. Julian Carron, president, Communion and Liberation, and consultor for the Pontifical Council for the Laity. The event is open only to members of the CUA community. Registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Ryan Norris.

Wednesday, Jan. 18
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session "Education Abroad 101," presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

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.

7 p.m., DC Reads hosts an information session on how to become a tutor. Work study students and volunteers invited. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, visit dcreads.cua.edu

Thursday, Jan. 19
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Vittori Revisits Galatea: Aesthetic Play, Pardoning Cupid, and Seeking a New Patron" by Thomas Dunn, independent scholar, Washington, D.C. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-4313.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an Information Session with the International Rescue Committee (IRC). The IRC is actively recruiting candidates for internships assisting refugees and asylees with gaining access to health care, providing low-cost immigration services, assisting with resettlement and case management services, and more. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information or to register, visit the career services website or call 202-319-5623.

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

Friday, Jan. 20
2 to 2:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session for the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president of the Center for Global Education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

7:30 p.m., CUA Student Composers and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, in partnership with the Great Noise Ensemble, present New Voices @ CUA: Opening Night Concert, a student-run, two-day festival of vocal music. Ward Hall, Ward Recital Hall. For more information, visit the website.

Saturday, Jan. 21
10 a.m., CUA Student Composers and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, in partnership with the Great Noise Ensemble, present New Voices @ CUA: Sacred Music Concert. St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, visit the website.

1:30 p.m., CUA Student Composers and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, in partnership with the Great Noise Ensemble, present New Voices @ CUA: Art and Cabaret Song Concert. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, visit the website.

7:30 p.m., CUA Student Composers and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, in partnership with the Great Noise Ensemble, present New Voices @ CUA: Chamber Music Concert. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, visit the website.

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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Campus Ministry

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 beautification at local D.C. public schools. Breakfast, lunch, transportation, and T-shirt provided. To sign up, visit service.cua.edu.

Masses
In observance of the University holiday on Martin Luther King Day, there will be no daily Masses on campus on Monday, Jan. 16. There will be no 4 p.m. Mass on Sunday, Jan. 22. Other Masses will be celebrated at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. at St. Vincent’s Chapel.

March for Life 2012
Students are encouraged to join Campus Ministry for the annual March for Life on Monday, Jan. 23. They should meet in Caldwell Hall Auditorium at 10 a.m. Sign up for authorization to be excused from class at ministry.cua.edu. Choose “Pro-Life March” under activities. Students must register in the auditorium and again downtown to meet the absentee requirement. They should buy Metrorail tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.

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.

Students for Life
Students for Life sponsors a presentation by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood leader and author of the book "Unplanned," Friday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Supper and Social Justice
Students on the Mount hosts a free dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room, Caldwell Hall. They will discuss Catholic social teaching and the family. For more information, contact Jamila Evans. To sign up vist ministry.cua.edu.

Fun with Nuns!
Students are invited to join Fun with Nuns! Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 6 p.m., Campus Ministry Lounge. Enjoy pizza with the Sisters for Life. To sign up, visit ministry.cua.edu.

Renew
To join a Renew group, sign up at ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Rev. Marek Stybor, associate chaplain for faith development.

Recollection Day
There will be a day of recollection for leaders and co-leaders of Renew groups on Sunday, Jan. 29, at the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Md. Students should meet at 8:30 a.m. at Campus Ministry. A bus will be provided. For more information and to sign up, visit ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Rev. Marek Stybor, associate chaplain for faith development.

Long-Term Service Workshop
Campus Ministry presents a workshop on long-term services opportunities Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Millennium South Lounge. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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

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Athletics

No games scheduled.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 23
12:10 p.m., the Biology Gradute Student Seminar Series presents a lecture, "Molecular mechanism of the polyspecificity of the multidrug resistance-linked P-glycoprotein" by Eduardo Chufan, research fellow, laboratory of cell biology, NCI/NIH. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-5267.

Tuesday, Jan. 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pirate Brands, makers of Pirates Booty, will be conducting interviews for an ambassador to promote the company’s healthy snacks. Applications for interviews must be received by Jan. 17. For more information, visit the career services website or call 202-319-5623.

Noon to 1 p.m., the Center for Planning and Information Technology (CPIT) hosts a brown bag lunch on Lecture Capture. After a brief presentation about the solutions available on the market today, there will be an open forum for requests, questions, suggestions, and general discussion. Each month, CPIT will focus on a specific instructional technology theme at a brown bag lunch. Faculty are invited to attend. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Raylene Dufresne.

12:30-1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an Information Session with the Leaders Institute,  a faith-based organization that specializes in teaching leadership skills to children and youth through classroom instruction, mentoring groups, and more. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information or to register, visit the website or call 202-319-5623.

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activites, 125th Anniversary Committee, and John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library host SCVNGR Hunt! Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, call 202-319-6003.

Thursday, Jan. 26
12:10 p.m., CUA hosts the Patronal Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas University Mass. Classes meeting at 11:10 a.m. will be dismissed at 11:50 a.m. Classes that usually meet at 12:35 p.m. will meet at 1:20 p.m.

4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on the CUA Rome Program, presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. For more information, visit the website.

Friday, Jan. 27
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science presents the 4th annual "Bridging the Spectrum" symposium. Maureen Sullivan, president-elect of the American Library Association, will be the keynote speaker. For more information, visit the website.

5 p.m., CUA Ballroom, the CUA competitve dance team, hosts a fundraiser bake sale. Pryzbyla Center, second floor table. For more information, contact Marie Cullinan.

Sunday, Jan. 29
2 p.m., the Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute, will hold a lecture and concert in honor of Robert L. Parker, a distinguished scholar of Mexican music. The concert program will feature music by Carlos Chávez and selected songs by Silvestre Revueltas. The program will feature faculty, alumni, and students from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. Preceding the concert, Christina Taylor Gibson, clinical assistant professor, will deliver a lecture titled “Carlos Chávez and Modernism.” The event will take place at the Mexican Cultural Institute, located at 2829 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. A reception will follow. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Announcements

New Fact Books Available
The Office of Public Affairs has multiple 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 cua-leadership@cua.edu.

Orientation Advisers
Students are encouraged to welcome the Class of 2016 by serving as an orientation adviser. Applications are available online at http://orientation.cua.edu. Information sessions will be held Monday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 327; Thursday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 351; and Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Matt Longo or Tiffany Seaman, Orientation 2012 Student Coordinators.

Discounted Theatre Tickets for Cardinal Card Holders
Folger Theatre offers CUA Cardinal Card holders a 50 percent discount on tickets to Susanna Centlivre’s comedy, "The Gaming Table," directed by CUA’s Eleanor Holdridge, on stage Jan. 24 to March 4. To purchase discounted tickets, visit www.folger.edu/gamingtable, click “buy tickets,” select a performance and enter coupon code TH2CARD, then click “continue.” The ticket discount will be automatically applied. Tickets will be held at the Folger box office. Please present your Cardinal Card when picking up tickets. Limit 2 tickets per card.

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 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. 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 www.cua.edu 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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