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February 6 – February 12, 2012


Monday, Feb. 6
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 "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.

Tuesday, Feb. 7
11:15 a.m., the University will hold an earthquake drill. See Announcements for more information.

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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, contact

5:30 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents a lecture from its spring series, "The Value of Planning and Design in the 21st Century," by Mitchell Silver, president, American Planning Association, and director of planning for the city of Raleigh, N.C. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Nora Petersen, administrative assistant, student records.

6:30 p.m., the Emerging Leaders Program hosts the workshop, "Discover Values and Ethics." Pryzbyla Center, Room 320C. For more information, visit the website.

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 Recital 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. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

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.

8 p.m., the Program Board sponsors DC Nite Out to the performance "Elephant Room" at Arena Stage, 1101 6th St. S.W., Washington, D.C. For more information and to register, visit the website.

Friday, Feb. 10
12:30 to 2:30 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service hosts the professional education and training workshop "Ethics and Evidence Based Practice," presented by Melissa Grady, visiting assistant professor. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.

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. 11

7:30 p.m., the CUA Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players, conducted by David Searle, assistant professor, will perform works by Stravinsky’s "Dumbarton Oaks," Ligeti’s "Ramifications for Strings," and Haydn’s Symphony No. 60, Il Distratto. Ward Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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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Campus Ministry

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

Long-Term Service: Resources Session
A long-term service resources session will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Students who are interested in long-term service must set up a half-hour individual session with a volunteer representative to get the information needed on long-term service. No walk-ins appointments will be provided. For more information, email

End Human Trafficking and Slavery
Join Students on the Mount on Wednesday, Feb. 8, following the 5:10 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel for a prayer service to end human trafficking and slavery.

Long-Term Service Follow-Up Workshop
A follow-up workshop for long-term service will be held Thursday, Feb. 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Millennium South Lounge. Those considering service and those ready to sign up are encouraged to attend. Speakers will share their experiences with service and answer any additional questions. Pizza will be provided. For more information, email

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.

Senior Retreat
The senior retreat is Feb. 17 to 19 at Melwood Recreation Center, Nanjemoy, Md. To sign up, visit Cost is $40, and scholarships are available. For more information, contact Kieran Kelly, retreat team leader, or Chris Commins, associate campus minister for retreats and men's ministry.

Women's Day Retreat
A Women’s Day retreat will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All CUA women are welcome. Location to be determined. For more information, visit the website.

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.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Feb. 13
12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Regulating skin pigmentation/melanocyte function as an approach to targeting melanoma" by Vincent Hearing, deputy chief, Laboratory of Cell Biology NCI/NIH. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

Tuesday, Feb. 14
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies is hosting the "Colloquium on the Future of Catholic Healthcare: Learning from the Past, Planning the Future." For more information and to register, visit or call 202-319-5999.

6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musical Theatre Program will perform at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts’ Millennium Stage. This free performance celebrates “The Music of Cy Coleman.” For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414 or visit

Thursday, Feb. 16
5:30 p.m., Disability Support Services presents a lecture discussing the history of the disability rights movement and the UN convention on the right of persons with disabilities presented by Judith Huemann, special advisor for international disability rights, U.S. Department of State. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, email Katie Buonpastore, administrative assistant.

Friday, Feb. 17
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's Musical Theatre Program will perform at the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria. This free performance celebrates “The Music of Cy Coleman.” The embassy is located at 1621 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

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Earthquake Drill
The University will conduct an earthquake drill at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, as part of the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut. For the drill, members of the CUA community will be notified to drop, cover, and hold on — the best response during an earthquake. The drill will last 60 seconds. For more information about the earthquake drill, all members of the CUA community are urged to watch a video about it at and to consult posters displayed around campus. Catholic University urges all members of the CUA community to review the procedures the University follows in the event of an emergency by visiting

RecycleMania at CUA
RecycleMania is a competition among college and university recycling programs that provides a fun, proactive activity in waste reduction over an eight-week period. The competition will run through March 31. To take part, place all paper, cardboard, and plastics in the blue recycle bins located throughout campus. For more information on how to actively help with RecycleMania, email Michael Gatmaitan. For more information on RecycleMania, visit

Room Selection 2012
With the Spring 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 through 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 Advancement 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 assistant. 

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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