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March 5 – March 11, 2012


Monday, March 5
Spring recess through March 11.

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Campus Ministry

Liturgy Schedule
Masses and daily eucharistic adoration will be discontinued during the week of Spring Break. There will be no Sunday Masses on campus on March 4. The only Mass on campus on Sunday, March 11, will be the 9 p.m. Mass in St. Vincent’s Chapel. Daily eucharistic adoration will begin again on March 12.

Men’s Discernment
The Men’s Discernment Group will meet on March 19. Cardinal Sean O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Boston, will join the gathering for dinner and a talk after Evening Prayer at 6:15 p.m. Meet at Caldwell Chapel for Evening Prayer at 6:15 p.m. Sign up at

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No games scheduled.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 13
11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Office of Summer Sessions hosts a student registration fair. Meet summer faculty and student support services staff, and register for courses. Enter to win great prizes, such as a $500 Apple gift card, Starbucks gift cards, and T-shirts. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Third Floor Atrium. For more information, visit the website.  

Wednesday, March 14
4 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the Annual Crisafulli Lecture, "Courtroom Dramas & Cross-National Romance," by Jill Suzanne Smith, assistant professor of German, Bowdoin College. McGivney Hall, Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.

7 p.m., Radius sponsors a presentation and discussion of the book "At the Origin of the Christian Claim," featuring Rev. Paolo Prosperi, assistant professor, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, email Ryan Norris.

Thursday, March 15
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Tristan und Isolde: Wagner's Romantic Vision of the Lovers and Its Impact on our Perception of the Legend" by Joan Grimbert, professor of French and medieval studies. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-5413.

5 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies sponsors the Cardinal Dearden Lecture, "Religious Liberty, Conscience and Contraception," presented by Bishop Thomas J. Curry, auxillary bishop, Archdiocese
of Los Angeles. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-6524.

5:30 p.m., CRUX magazine sponsors a poetry reading by Franz Wright, 2004 Pulitizer Prize Winner for Poetry. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, email Ryan Wilson.

8 p.m., the Program Board sponsors DC Nite Out to the play Addam's Family at the Hippodrome, 12 North Eutaw St., Baltimore. For more information, visit the website.

Friday, March 16
2:10 p.m., the Department of Anthropology sponsors the lecture " 'She Rises': Archaeological Tales from Queen Anne's Revenge, Sunken Flagship of Blackbeard the Pirate," presented by Mark Wilde-Ramsing, North Carolina's deputy state archaeologist in charge of underwater archaeology. Maloney Hall, Room 175. For more information, call 202-319-5080.

6:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies hosts its annual dinner, featuring the presentation of the Bishop John Joseph Keane Medallion and the Dean Hoge Memorial Lecture by Cardinal Roger Mahoney, archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or to R.s.v.p., visit the website.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring opera production, Madama Butterfly, through Sunday, March 18. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on March 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. on March 18. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students, and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff. Hartke Theatre. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, March 17
9:30 a.m., the Center for Spirituality and Social Work hosts the workshop "Bypassing Spirituality and Spiritual Bypassing: Ethical Issues in Spiritually Sensitive Practice" presented by Michael Sheridan, associate professor, and Eileen Dombo, assistant professor, at the National Catholic School of Social Service. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.

8 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities, CU Saturday, CUA Gaels, and Program Board sponsor the second annual Luck of the Irish Casino Night. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, visit the website.

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Catholic University to Clean Garage Through March 6
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations started cleaning the first and second floors of the University Garage at the Columbus School of Law at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, and will continue 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.

On-Site Auto Detailing
The Office of Procurement Services has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car washing 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.

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.

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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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