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April 10 – April 15, 2012

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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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, West Lawn. For more information, visit the website.

Wednesday, April 11
Noon, the Center for Planning and Information Technology's Office of Instructional Technology sponsors a Blackboard Q-and-A training session. Leahy Hall, Room LL51. For more information or to R.s.v.p., email Eric Gramatges, instructional specialist, or call 202-319-4768.

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.

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.

4:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors the lecture "Religious Freedom and the Inadequacy of Conscience" by Stephen L. Carter, professor of Law, Yale University. There will be a reception following the event. Columbus School of Law, Room 213. For more information, visit activities.cua.edu.

5 p.m., the Creative Arts Living and Learning Community sponsors the student art exhibit "Exposure. . .Creative Arts 1st Annual Art Show." Pryzbyla 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 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 lipdub.cua.edu.

4 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session for the CUA Rome Program, presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website.

4:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & 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 presents 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.

7 p.m., the Department of Politics presents the lecture "The Rise of Presidential War Power and the Decline of Constitutionalism" by Louis Fisher, scholar in residence, The Constitution Project. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Columbus School of Law, Room 204. For more information, call 202-319-5128.

8 p.m., the Program Board sponsors CUA Nite Live: CUA student band Pastry Leap! Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, visit programboard.cua.edu.

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 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 as 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 Franck, 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.

7:30 p.m., Redline A Capella presents ACAPOCALYPSE: The Annual Redline Invitational. The group will sing with CUA's Take Note Acapella, the UMBC Stillettos, and others. The cost is $5. Proceeds will support CUA mission trips. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. 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. 

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Campus Ministry

Mass on Tuesday, April 10
There will be no 12:15 p.m. Mass in Caldwell Chapel on Tuesday, April 10. There will be a Mass at 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel, and at 10:30 p.m. in St. Vincent Chapel.

Daily Mass Schedule
The daily Mass schedule returns to normal beginning on April 11. Masses are celebrated at 12:10 p.m. in the law school, 12:15 and 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel and at 10:30 p.m. in St. Vincent Chapel.

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.

World Youth Day 2013 Information Sessions
Interested in attending World Youth 2013? Join millions of young Catholics in welcoming Pope Benedict XVI to Rio de Janeiro. Information sessions will be held Sunday, April 15, in St. Vincent Chapel after the 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Masses.

Live Out Love
On Monday, April 16, Live Out Love will present a discussion on the importance of family and understanding its role as the domestic church. The meeting will be in Hannan 106, at 8 p.m.

Supper and Social Justice: Fajitas and the Family
Supper and Social Justice will meet on  Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m., in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. The topic is Fajitas and Family Life. Sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

Marriage Lecture
President John Garvey will give a talk titled "The Vocation of Marriage" on Wednesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in McGivney Auditorium. The talk will be followed by a reception.

Fun with Nuns
Join the Sisters of Divine Love for brunch following the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 22, in the Campus Ministry lounge. Sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

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Athletics

Tuesday, April 10
3 p.m., the women's tennis team hosts Goucher College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, tennis courts.

4 p.m., the men's baseball team hosts the University of Mary Washington. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Wednesday, April 11
3 p.m., the men's tennis team hosts Goucher College. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

4:30 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Gettysburg College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, April 14
Noon, the men's baseball team hosts a double-header against the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

Sunday, April 15
11 a.m., the men's baseball team hosts the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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Upcoming Events

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. John Paul Hall, Ward Hall. 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.

Tuesday, April 17
12:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session on the Peace Corps. Learn about opportunties to live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months in one of 76 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands, and the Middle East. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information or to register, visit the website.

6:30 p.m., the Graduate Student Association, School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association, and the Biblical Studies Program, present the lecture "Torah and Trauma: Trauma Studies and Oblique Reflections of Torah in the Pentateuch" by David Carr, professor of Old Testament, Union Theological Seminary. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, email Trevor Crowell.

Wednesday, April 18
Noon, the Office of Career Services presents an information session on the internship program at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. The program allows a diverse group of people to encounter an educational environment where they can work with and learn from professionals and scholars in related areas of concentration. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit the website.

5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies hosts an open house for science-based master's programs. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, visit the website.

Thursday, April 19, through Sunday, April 22
The Department of Drama presents The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 19, 20, and 21; and at 2 p.m. on April 21 and 22. Hartke Theatre. Tickets are $15 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens and CUA alumni, faculty, and staff; and $5 for students. For more information or tickets, call 202-319-4000 or visit the website.

Thursday, April 19
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "The Construction of an Argentine Musical Language in the Early Music of Alberto Ginastera" by Deborah Schwartz-Kates, associate professor and chair of musicology, the University of Miami. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-5413.

8 p.m., the Program Board hosts CUA Nite Live: Trivia Challenge! Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, visit the website.

Friday, April 20
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chorus in concert with the Sanctuary Choir of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Kensington, Md., and the Girls Choir of the Brookwood School, Kensington, Md. Conducted by N. Thomas Pedersen, co-chair of musical theatre, the concert will include works by David Shelat, Leo Nestor, Joseph Miranda, John Jacob Niles, and Geraldine Rohling. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Ave., Kensington, Md.. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's composition program performs a recital of new works written by current students. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Saturday, April 21
Noon to 5 p.m., the Medieval Society hosts Medieval Day. Pryzbyla Center, Lawn. For more information, visit the website.

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Chorus in concert with the Sanctuary Choir of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Kensington, Md. Conducted by N. Thomas Pedersen, co-chair of musical theatre, the concert will include works by David Shelat, Leo Nestor, Joseph Miranda, John Jacob Niles, and Geraldine Rohling. St. Vincent Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Announcements

D.C .to Clean the Water Distribution System
Through May 7, the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority is temporarily switching disinfectant in drinking water from chloramine to chlorine. The annual switch is part of a routine program to clean and maintain water distribution systems in the District of Columbia, and Arlington County and Falls Church in Virginia. During the temporary switch to chlorine, local water authorities will also conduct system-wide flushing to enhance water quality. This program is standard practice for many U.S. water systems that use chloramine during the majority of the year. During this time, individuals may notice a change in the taste and smell of their drinking water. Local water authorities recommend running the water for approximately two minutes and refrigerating cold tap water for a few hours to reduce taste and odor. For more information, visit www.dcwater.com or call 202-612-3400.

Mullen Parking Lot Closure
In preparation for the Founders Ball, the parking lot in front of Mullen Library will be closed from Thursday, April 12, at 5 p.m. through Monday, April 16, at 5 p.m., to accommodate the tents in which the Founders Ball will take place. Faculty, staff, and students who typically use this lot should make alternate parking arrangements during this time. Anyone with questions, should contact the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003 or at cua-activities@cua.edu.

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.

Bookstore Sale
The CUA Bookstore celebrates CUA's 125 years. On Tuesday, April 10, save 25 percent on a single apparel or gift item. Enter to win a Coby 15 inch HDTV. 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 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.

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.

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.

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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