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April 2 – April 8, 2012

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Monday, April 2
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values discusses the philosophy of deliberative democracy as the context for the development of Jurgen Habermas' views on the public role of religion on day five of its two-week seminar on the "Role of Religions in Public Discourse: Recent Development in the Thought of Jurgen Habermas." Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Noon, 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 "Molecular Mechanisms of Endolysosomal Calcium in Membrane Traffic, Ion Homeostasis, and Signaling," by Rosa Puertollano Moro, investigator, Laboratory of Cell Biology, NCI/NIH. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

4 to 6 p.m., Habitat for Humanity hosts a donation-based car wash in front of Campus Ministry. For more information, email Kathleen Lavoie.

Tuesday, April 3
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values discusses Jurgen Habermas’ “two track” model of deliberative politics — religious communities as lifeworld domains, and as “territories” of ethical (substantive) discourses on day six of its two-week seminar. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.

3 p.m., the School of Nursing announces the evidence-based project presentation "Getting to the Point: Promoting the HPV Vaccine in a Primary Care Clinic" by Meryia Throop, graduate student in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program. Gowan Hall, Room 200. For more information, call 202-319-6537.

Wednesday, April 4
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values discusses Jurgen Habermas' view on the philosophical and moral reasons for pursuing a “win-win” relationship between secular society and religious communities on day seven of its two-week seminar. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.

12:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies brown bag lecture series presents “Cultures and Catholic Social Thought” by Dennis Coyle, associate professor in politics and IPR fellow. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. To register, email Woinishet Negash, office manager.

Thursday, April 5, through Monday, April 9
Easter recess. The University is closed.

9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values discusses Jurgen Habermas’ conception about the “translation” of ethical into moral reasons on day eight of its two-week seminar. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.
 
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Campus Ministry

Way of the Cross
There will be a special, candlelit campus-wide Way of the Cross on Monday, April 2. Meet outside Campus Ministry at 8 p.m.

Men’s Discernment
Join Rev. John Foster, assistant professor of canon law, for dinner and an evening of reflection and prayer. Men’s Discernment will meet in the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room in Caldwell Hall at 6 p.m. Monday, April 2. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Live Out Love
On Monday, April 2, Live Out Love presents a discussion on the importance of family and understanding its role as the domestic Church. The meeting will be in Hannan Hall, Room 106, at 8 p.m.

Adoration
There will be no praise and worship Adoration on Wednesday, April 4.

Easter Sunday
There will be no Masses on campus on Easter Sunday.

Triduum
Triduum will be celebrated on campus from April 5 to 7. All celebrations are held at St. Vincent Chapel.
• Holy Thursday, April 5, evening Mass of the Lord's Supper at 8 p.m.
• Good Friday, April 6, morning prayer at 10 a.m., commemoration of the Lord's Passion at 3 p.m.
• Holy Saturday, April 7, morning prayer at 10 a.m., Easter Vigil at 8:15 p.m. 
Additional liturgical ministers and help with decorating and setting up for Triduum are needed. Email David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, to participate.

Great Love Volunteers Information Session
Interested in a mission experience in Calcutta, India, working in the Missionaries of Charity Homes? Campus Ministry is planning a mission trip to Calcutta from Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, to Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013. Those interested are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, April 11, at 7 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge.

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Athletics

Tuesday, April 3
4 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Haverford College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, April 5
4 p.m,, the women's lacrosse team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 10 through Saturday, April 14
Founders Week. Catholic University will celebrate its 125th anniversary with a variety of special events. For more information, visit the website.

12:10 p.m., Founders Day Mass. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of the University, will be the principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. For more information, visit the website.

4 p.m., Founders Day anniversary celebration. The University community is invited to join President John Garvey and Jeanne Garvey as the University recognizes the participants in CUA’s service commitment. At this ceremony, Catholic University will announce the total number of hours of service performed by the University community since the Cardinal Service Commitment started last summer. Cake and punch will be served.  Pryzbyla Center, West Lawn. For more information, visit the website.

Wednesday, April 11
2:10 p.m., the University community is invited to the discussion “Stories of the Teacherly Life: Faculty Reflect on Their Decades at CUA." This discussion is part of the Founders Week events. The speakers panel includes Ralph Rohner, professor, Columbus School of Law; Julius Levine, professor, School of Architecture and Planning; Elaine Walter, professor, Benjamin T. Rome School of Music; Lucy Cohen, professor, School of Arts and Sciences; and Rev. Frank Matera, professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, visit the website.

3 p.m., the Islamic World Studies Program and the Department of Anthropology present the lecture "Islam as Creed and Community: Ways of Belonging in Egypt & East Africa" by Patrick Gaffney, associate professor of anthropology, University of Notre Dame. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, visit the website.

5 p.m., the Creative Arts Living and Learning Community sponsors the student art exhibit "Exposure. . .Creative Arts 1st Annual Art Show." Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Third Floor Atrium. For more information, email Kevin Rensch.

5:15 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the 7th Annual Frank R. Mastrangelo Lecture, "Wrestling with Two Angels: Ignazio Silone, Communism, and the Catholic Church," by Stanislao Pugliese, UNICO professor of Italian and Italian American Studies, Hofstra University, New York. McGivney Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5240.

6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the workshop "Salary Negotiation for Women." Attendees will learn tactics and approaches that can help them secure the best compensation package possible. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information or to register, visit the website.

Thursday, April 12
The Office of University Admissions and the University Honors Program will host the annual Honors Evening Dinner for students invited into the program. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website.

10 a.m. and noon, a University archivist leads a one-hour historical walking tour of campus illustrating the unique history of CUA and its campus. This walk is part of the Founders Week events. Space on each tour is limited to 20. Tours start at McMahon Hall, Post Office. To register, visit www.cuatoday.com.

Noon, the School of Nursing presents the lecture " Prevention of Mother to Child HIV Transmission: Global Strategies,” by Kathy Ferrer, assistant professor of pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease, Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University School of Medicine.This lecture is part of the Global Health Brown Bag Series. Gowan Hall, Room 401. For more information, call 202-319-5502 ,  

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "The Serious Concertina: A Lecture-Recital" by Allan Atlas, distinguished professor, the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

12:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session with the District of Columbia Department of Human Resources (DCHR). A DCHR representative will discuss internship opportunities in areas related to government operations such as human resource management, budget and finance, education, and more. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit the website.

4 p.m., the Department of Physics presents the 30th annual Karl F. Herzfeld Memorial Lecture, "The Matter of Meteorites — And Why It Matters," by Rev. Guy J. Consolmagno, S.J., Vatican Observatory, Castel Gandolfo, Rome. Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium. Reception to follow. For more information, visit the website.

4 p.m., the University community is invited to come together for the filming of the first official CUA lipdub video. Pryzbyla Center, West Lawn. To learn more and to sign up to participate, visit http://lipdub.cua.edu.

4:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies sponsors the discussion "'Western Education is an Abomination': Boko Haram and the Challenge of National Unity in Nigeria" with Augustine Fahey, senior Nigeria desk officer, Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Sulayman S. Nyang, professor of African studies, Howard University; Rev. Aniedi Okure, O.P., executive director, Africa Faith and Justice Network, and IPR fellow; and Carl LeVan, assistant professor, School of International Service, American University. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, visit the website

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity present the lecture "The Avoidance of Pride within the Ascetic Life: A Comparison between the Life of Syncletica and Palladius' Lausiac History," by Robert Simkins, graduate student, School of Theology and Religious Studies. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, visit the website.
 
Friday, April 13
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts Odyssey Day for admitted students and their guests. The day enables the students to experience academic and student life opportunities at CUA. For more information, visit the website.

10 a.m. and 2 p.m., a University archivist leads a one-hour historical walking tour of campus illustrating the unique history of CUA and its campus. This walk is part of the Founders Week events. Space on each tour is limited to 20. Tours start at McMahon Hall, Post Office. To register, visit www.cuatoday.com.

4 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations invites the CUA community to the dedication of its new office, which is moving to the ground floor of Father O'Connell Hall, it will be named the Craves Family Alumni Center. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and CUA chancellor, will dedicate the center. A reception will follow. For more information, visit the website.

8 p.m., students are invited to the 125th Anniversary Student Founders Ball, which will feature food and dancing. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, tent outside building. For more information, visit the website.

Saturday, April 14
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a piano recital by James Litzelman, faculty artist, performing works by César Frank, Franz Schubert, and Johannes Brahms. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, email James Litzelman, or call 202-319-5414.

7 p.m., the Alumni Awards Gala will be held following Mass at 5 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. The dinner will begin at 7 p.m. All alumni are invited to attend. Tickets are $100. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. To purchase a ticket or for more information, visit the website.

Sunday, April 15
2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a spring concert by the CUA Women’s Chorus, conducted by Kevin O’Brien, lecturer, featuring music of Brahms, Caldara, Dirksen, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Poulenc, and others. St. Vincent Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Monday, April 16
12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Structural basis for Substrate Selectivity and Activation of Inositol Phosphate Kinases" by Greg Miller, assistant professor, Department of Chemistry. 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 a performance piece on Hildegard of Bingen, who will be canonized and named a Doctor of the Church in 2012. Linn Maxwell, mezzo soprano, will perform. Included are songs (accompanied on copies of medieval instruments) and excerpts from writings by Hildegard. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music opera workshop class will perform selections from Nicolai's The Merry Wives of Windsor, Verdi's Aida, Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretal, Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore and Don Pasquale, and Kalman's Die Chardasfurstin. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Announcements

Architecture Exhibit
The School of Architecture and Planning, Japan Foundation, and Embassy of Japan sponsor the exhibit "Struggling Cities: From Japanese Urban Projects in the 1960s" through April 4 in the Miller Exhibition Hall at the Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies. For more information, visit the website.

Summer Housing
All CUA students, including May 2012 graduates, are eligible for summer housing from May 13 to Aug. 5. To apply, complete the Summer Housing Application in MyHousing, accessible via Cardinal Station. For more information, visit the website.

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, April 4, and Wednesday, April 18, 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.

Annual Auction by Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety will conduct the annual property auction of lost, found, and unclaimed property on Friday, April 20, in Leahy Hall, Room 100. Items will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to noon. The silent auction will begin at 1 p.m. and will conclude after the last item has been auctioned off. All property winners will be notified no later than Tuesday, April 24. Items for auction include Acer laptop computer, HP laptop computer, Gateway laptop computer, TI-83 Plus calculators, TI-30x calculator, Casio calculator, Canon camera, Olympus digital voice recorder, iPod Touch 8GB, iPod Nano 8GB, iPod Touch 8GB, two Kenneth Cole men’s watches, Casio men’s watch, Timex ladies' watch, Gucci ladies' watch, three ladies' rings, silver bangle, gold-tone chain, men's or ladies' silver chain with cross, men’s wallet, Vera Bradley ID/change purse, ladies' credit card/ID wallet, ladies handbag, and one drafting instrument. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

Volunteer for Commencement
The Office of Campus Activities is seeking CUA students to assist with Commencement 2012 by volunteering as ushers for Honors Convocation, Baccalaureate Mass, the main Commencement exercises, and various diploma ceremonies. In addition, student volunteers will be asked to complete up to six hours of service for a University office (to be assigned) during the week of May 6 to 12. Students who are selected to serve as Commencement volunteers will receive a small renumeration and, if a campus resident, will be permitted to stay on campus through noon Sunday, May 15. Students interested in serving as a Commencement volunteer must be in good disciplinary standing, and should register by Friday, April 13. To register, visit activities.cua.edu or stop by the Office of Campus Activities, Pryzbyla Center, Room 107, during normal business hours. For more information, email Ashley Hopper or Annalisa Dias-Mandoly.

FSA Filing Deadline is April 30
Those enrolled in a medical spending account or a dependent care account in 2011 have until April 30 to submit claims that were incurred from January 2011 to March 15, 2012. To find out if there are funds from 2011, call 1-866-755-2648. Check a balance by logging in at www.myuhc.com. Any funds remaining in an account after April 30 will be forfeited. Claim forms are available at www.myuhc.com or Benefits Express.

Off-Campus Housing
The Office of Housing Services has expanded its Web-based listing opportunities for off-campus housing. This service not only enables students, faculty, staff, and alumni to conveniently search for off-campus housing online, but also provides neighborhood landlords and apartment managers a venue to market their properties to the CUA community. In addition, this resource provides a dedicated forum for students to search for roommates and post on off-campus housing message boards. On the website, individuals can search for rental or for sale properties, post a sublet, find furniture, participate in message boards, and access other helpful information. More information is available on the Housing Services office website, or by emailing Housing Services, or calling 202-319-5615.

Cardinal Visit Days
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts Cardinal visit days for high school sophmores and juniors and their familes every Tuesday and Wednesday in April. For more information, visit the website.

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For Your Benefit

Free Health Screenings
The Office of Human Resources offers free health screenings for employees enrolled in any United Healthcare medical plans. Screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, and diabetes are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. Employees are encouraged to sign up online using the registration code of Ca-72409-2, or by calling 1-866-935-5462.

Health and Fitness Fair
The Campus Wellness Committee announces the annual Health and Fitness Fair on Thursday, April 19, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. The event features health screenings, seated massages, giveaways, and more. It is open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information, call 202-319-5050.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions
Free one-on-one financial counseling sessions with TIAA-CREF representatives are available on the following dates:

Thursday, April 19, Pryzbyla Center, Room 323
Tuesday, May 8, Pryzbyla Center, Room 323
Tuesday, May 15, Pryzbyla Center, Room 203
Thursday, May 17, Pryzbyla Center, Room 203
Tuesday, May 22, Pryzbyla Center, Room 203
Thursday, May 24, Pryzbyla Center, Room 203
Thursday, May 31, Pryzbyla Center, Room 203

Appointments are required. Call 800-732-8353 to schedule an appointment. For more information, call 202-319-5050.

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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