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February 27 – March 4, 2012


Monday, Feb. 27
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 "Highly Effective and Safe Adjuvants for Human Vaccines" by Carl Alving, chief, Department of Adjuvant and Antigen Research, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

6 p.m., the Department of Chemistry and Rare Books & Special Collections present the lecture "Putting the Pieces Together: The Codicology & Conservation of the Archimedes Palimpsest" by Abigail Quandt, senior conservator of manuscripts and rare books at the Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. Reception will follow. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, call 202-319-5091 or email

Tuesday, Feb. 28
10 a.m., a memorial service for Steven Strunk, professor in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, will take place in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Music for the service will be provided by the University Singers and the Chamber Choir of the School of Music; faculty and students will offer preludes of instrumental music preceding the memorial. For more information, visit the website.

5:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors the 6th Annual Student Organizations Mocktails Contest. Competitors will create their own version of a non-alcoholic beverage (mocktail) that will be judged by University faculty and staff. Prizes include large format printing, Staples orders, free Aramark catering, and more. Pryzbyla Center, Second Floor Lobby. For more information, visit
6:30 p.m., the offices of housing services and dean of students sponsor a discussion on off-campus safety by the Department of Public Safety and Metropolitan Police Department. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, call 202-319-5615.

7:45 p.m., the Graduate Student Association and Social Justice Committee co sponsor a lecture on the practice of the death penalty in America and its implications for the Nation. The speaker, Kirk Bloodsworth, is the first death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA evidence. A Q-and-A session and reception will follow. McGivney Hall, Room 106. For more information and to R.s.v.p., email Michael Barga.

Wednesday, Feb. 29
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Instructional Technology is offering a Q-and-A session on aspects of Topaz, CUA’s Web content management tool. Leahy Hall, Room LL51. For more information or to R.s.v.p., email Eric Gramatges, instructional specialist.

6:30 p.m., the Emerging Leaders Program hosts a networking reception. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information and to R.s.v.p., visit the website

7:30 p.m., the CUA Chamber Choir, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor and director of choral activities, will perform a winter concert. Performance selections will include Eastern and Western chant; Ferko’s O Gracious Light, I Was Glad, and Motet for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mozart’s Misericordias Domini; three-part songs of Pearsall; Brahms’ Zigeunerlieder, op. 103, and Schumann’s Zigeunerleben. St. Vincent's Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5417.

Thursday, March 1
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Medieval Vespers in the Modern Church? Three Case Studies" by Barbara Haggh-Huglo, professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 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.

5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies will host an open house. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, visit the website.

Friday, March 2
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m, the National Catholic School of Social Service and Howard University School of Social Work co sponsor a career fair. Caldwell 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

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Campus Ministry

How to be a Good Wingman (or Woman!)
Enjoy some wings and learn how to prevent sexual assault and dating violence on Monday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. The event is supported by the student activity fee and Live Out Love. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

Supper and Social Justice
Join Students on the Mount for Supper and Social Justice on Wednesday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. The discussion will focus on Catholic social teaching and the importance of the family. Sign up at

Eucharistic Adoration
There will be daily Eucharistic adoration in Caldwell Chapel from 1 to 5 p.m. during Lent. Students who would like to sign up for a specific hour each week should email David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship.

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be prayed in Caldwell Chapel immediately after the 5:10 p.m. Mass every Monday during Lent. For more information, call 202-319-5575.

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Tuesday, Feb. 28
3 p.m, the men's baseball team hosts McDaniel College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Wednesday, Feb. 29
3:30 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.
6 p.m, the men's lacrosse team hosts Marymount College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, March 1
3 p.m., the men's baseball team hosts York College of Pennsylvania. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 5
Spring recess through March 11.

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Bookstore Sale
The Campus Bookstore hosts a Leap Year Sale, on Wednesday, February 29, featuring 25 percent off hoodies, MV sport thermafleece, sweatpants, cold weather accessories, outerwear, and clearance merchandise. The discount may not be combined with any other offer. It is valid in the store and on selected items only. Visit the bookstore for details.

On-Site Auto Detailing
The Office of Procurement Services has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car wash and detailing services in the parking lot behind O'Boyle Hall on Wednesday, March 7, starting at 9 a.m. Members of the CUA community are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to have their cars cleaned while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; rims, tires, and other services are additional. Cash, VISA, and MasterCard will be accepted. Remember to secure or remove valuables from vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. This service is provided to the campus as a convenience only; CUA does not have any contract or agreement in place and use of the service is entirely at the risk to the individual. For additional information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent.

iPromise Pledge
CUAlternative is sponsoring the iPromise campaign in the weeks leading up to Spring Break. The iPromise campaign asks CUA students to make a pledge that they will keep their friends as safe as they possibly can physically, emotionally, and spiritually during the break. Sign the pledge online at

Catholic University to Clean Garage March 4 Through March 6
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will clean the first and second floors of the University Garage at the Columbus School of Law starting at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 4, through midnight Tuesday, March 6. All garage permit holders will have to park on the lower level in the southeast corner of the garage on the days it is being cleaned. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

Relay For Life
Relay For Life will have an information table at the Pryzbyla Center on Feb. 29. Prizes such as a Kindle and a Starbucks gift package are available. For more information, email Madeline Sample

Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. The CUA community is invited to attend events sponsored by student organizations throughout the month, learn about women's history, and win great prizes. For more information and upcoming events, visit the website.

Transfer Visit Wednesdays
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts transfer student visits every Wednesday in March at 1 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

Blue Book Examination Booklets
The Office of Procurement Services has blue books for examination purposes available for departments. The cost is $7.50 for a package of 50. For more information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent, at 202-319-6401 or to arrange pickup from the procurement department.

Solar-Powered Mini Bus Station Design Competition
The University will sponsor a student competition to design a solar-powered Mini Bus Station capable of storing and supplying power generated by solar panels, while providing protection from the elements for people waiting for the CUA shuttle. For more information, visit the competition website.

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 help with RecycleMania, email Michael Gatmaitan. For more information on RecycleMania, visit

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.

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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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