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January 30 – February 5, 2012


Monday Jan. 30
9:30 to 11 a.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) hosts a panel “Religion and Presidential Elections" to consider the role of religion in presidential campaign politics. Chaired by Barbara Bradley Hagerty of NPR. it features Robert P. Jones, president of the Public Religion Research Institute; Melissa Deckman, the Goldstein Associate Professor of Public Affairs at Washington College; Mark Rozell, professor of public policy at George Mason University and fellow at IPR; and Stephen Schneck, director of IPR. National Press Club, Zenger Room, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, D.C.General registration and media registration is at the door. For additional information, please visit,, or call 202-319-5999.

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Department of History presents the discussion "Imagining the Holocaust: History, Literature, Trauma" by Stefania Lucamante, professor of Italian and comparative literature, and Michael Kimmage, associate professor of history, moderated by Jerry Muller, chair and professor of history. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information, email Ramon Sola, assistant. 

noon to 12:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session for the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Inflammation, liver stem cells, and cancer" by Bin Gao, chief, Laboratory of Liver Diseases, NIH/NIAAA. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

4:10 to 5:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Carlos Chávez and Modernism” by Christina Taylor Gibson, clinical assistant professor of music. She will discuss the items found in the newly acquired Robert L. Parker Collection, including scores, recordings, and manuscript material related to 20th-century Mexican music. Discussion will center on the works performed by CUA faculty and students at a concert given at the Mexican Cultural Institute the previous evening. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
3:30 p.m., Cardinal Adventures sponsors a ski trip to Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg, Pa. The cost is $35 for CUA students only. For more information, visit the website

6:30 p.m., the Emerging Leaders Program hosts a workshop "Discover Roles." Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C. For more information, call 202-319-6003.

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities and Teach for America hosts the lecture "Now More Than Ever: Black Education in DC" featuring representatives from Teach for America. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, e-mail Erin Flynn.

Thursday, Feb. 2
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents “The Daily Life of an Organist in Eighteenth-Century Germany” by Andrew Talle, musicology faculty member, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, music, 202-319-5413.

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.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents the lecture "Negotiating between the Mediterranean and Scandinavian Worlds: Gold Bracteates in the Early Medieval Period" by Nancy L. Wicker, professor of art, University of Mississippi. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, visit the website.

7:10 p.m., the Program Board sponsors DC Nite Out to the film "Tinker Tail Soldier Spy" at AFI Silver Spring, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md. For more information or to register, visit the website.

Friday, Feb. 3
2 to 2:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session for the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

Saturday, Feb. 4
5 a.m., the Program Board and the Eugene I. Kane Student Fitness Center sponsor a ski trip to Seven Springs Resort, Seven Springs, Pa. For more information and to sign up, visit

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Campus Ministry

To join a Renew group, sign up at For more information, contact Rev. Marek Stybor, O.F.M. Conv., associate chaplain for faith development.

Live Out Love
Join Live Out Love for its first meeting of the semester with a discussion on emotional chastity, Monday, Jan. 30. at 8 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Men’s Discernment
Men’s Discernment will meet on Monday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. Sign up at

Graduate Bible Study
The Graduate Bible Study groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Campus Ministry Lounge. For more information, visit the website.

Feast of Presentation of the Lord
Thursday, Feb. 2, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. There will be a small procession and blessing of candles. 5:10 p.m. Mass. Caldwell Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Memorial of Saint Blaise
On Friday, Feb. 3, the Church celebrates the Memorial of St. Blaise. Following all daily Masses on campus, throats will be blessed, as is customary on this day. Masses are scheduled for 12:10 p.m., Mary, Mirror of Justice Chapel; 12:15 p.m. and 5:10 p.m., Caldwell Chapel; and 10:30 p.m., St. Vincent’s Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Friday, Feb. 3
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts Drew University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

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

Saturday, Feb. 4
2 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts the United States Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center.

4 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts the United States Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 6
12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "The Awesome Vertebrate Immune System" by Jessica Jones, assistant professor, Georgetown University Medical Center, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular and Cellular Biology. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

4 p.m., the Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute Center for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the lecture "Children of Divorce: Broken Origins and the Question of Being" by Andrew Root, associate professor of children, youth, and family ministry, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, Minn. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.

Wednesday, Feb. 8
5 p.m., the Chinese Club and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures sponsor a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration which will include paper cutting, calligraphy, a chopstick competition, games, and a Q-and-A session. The event will feature traditional Chinese costumes, a lion dance, Chinese music, and Chinese food. Prizes will be given away for every game, and a raffle will be drawn every 30 minutes. For more information, contact

Thursday, Feb. 9
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents “From Alabama to Points West: A Case of Copland's Self-Borrowing and Its Narrative Implications” by Gayle Murchison, associate professor, The College of William and Mary. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, music, 202-319-5413.

4:15 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents the inaugural Father Kurt Pritzl, O.P., Chair in Philosophy Lecture "God in and out of Philosophy" by John Rist, the first Pritzl, Chair in Philosophy. The lecture is free and open to the public. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Melissa Grim at 202-319-5260.

Sunday, Feb. 12
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Songs of Old CUA” in conjunction with the University’s 125th anniversary. The multimedia event will chronicle the history of Catholic University through songs written by faculty and students, and those that were commissioned for the University. Selections will include fight songs, marching songs, alma maters, drinking songs, and more. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5608.

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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.

Room Selection 2012
With the beginning of the semester under way, it’s time to start preparing for room selection 2012. To participate in room selection, students need to submit their housing deposit and room selection intent by Friday, Feb.10. Submitting the intent indicates the desire to live on campus for the 2012-2013 academic year. For more information, visit the room selection website.

Wood Dining Table for Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has a wood dining table for sale. It can be viewed by appointment only. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition. The asking price is $150. This will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf, risk and asset inventory administrator, at 202-319-5602.

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, 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. Present a Cardinal Card when picking up tickets. Limit two tickets per card.

CUA Lipdub
The Office of University Development announces a project to create the first ever CUA Lipdub, a three-to-four minute music video of people dancing and lip-syncing to a song. The video will showcase the lighter side of life on campus. To learn more and to sign up, visit For questions or comments, e-mail Chris Pierno, administrative assitant. 

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.

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For Your Benefit

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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