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April 16 – April 22, 2012

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Monday, April 16
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 "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.

3 to 5 p.m., CUAbroad hosts a summer and fall 2012 pre-departure orientation presented by Ella Sweigert, director, CUAbroad. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room B. For more information, email Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser.

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 opportunities 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.

5 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents the 2012 Cardinal Leadership Celebration to acknowledge the contributions of students, faculty, and staff to the CUA community. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website, or call 202-319-6003.

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, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, email Trevor Crowell.

Wednesday, April 18
11 a.m., the Office of Housing Services presents an Off-Campus Housing Fair. Meet local landlords, leasing agents, management companies, furniture suppliers, insurance agents, and others. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website.

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.

Noon, the Center for Planning and Information Technology (CPIT) hosts a brown bag lunch on Blackboard. This session will focus on test/assessment and grade center within Blackboard. Each month, CPIT focuses on a specific instructional technology theme at a brown bag lunch. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, email Raylene Dufresne, director, instructional technology.

Noon, the Office of Instructional Technology is offering a Topaz Q-and-A session on any aspect of CUA’s Web content management tool. Leahy Hall, Room LL51. For more information or to R.s.v.p., email Eric Gramatges, instructional specialist, or call 202-319-4768.

3 p.m., the University Honors Program and The Center for the Study of Energy and Environmental Stewardship host the 2012 Thomas and Marie Rojas Earth Day Lecture on Environmental Stewardship, presented by Gernot Wagner, economist, Environmental Defense Fund, and adjunct professor, Columbia University, discussing his book, But Will the Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World. A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, email Kevin Forbes, associate professor, business and economics department.

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.

6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management Program hosts an information session. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information or to register, 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. The Department of Drama thanks the CUA community for a great season by offering free tickets to the matinee on April 21 and 22 for CUA students, staff, and faculty. For more information or tickets, call 202-319-4000 or visit the website.

Thursday, April 19
11:10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Department of History hosts a screening of For Greater Glory. The producer of the film, Pablo José Barroso, will be attending. McGivney Hall, Room 106. For more information, email Julia Young, assistant professor.

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, University of Miami. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-5413.

12:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session on City Year D.C. City Year recruits teams of diverse young corps members to serve full time in schools for 10 months, working to improve student attendance, behavior, and performance in English and math. Learn more about current opportunities and how to apply. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information or to register, visit the website.

4 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session for the CUA Rome Program, presented by David Dawson Vasquez, Rome program director. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, visit the website.

5:30 p.m., the University Counseling Center hosts the discussion "Achieving Happiness Post-graduation: How to Make it Happen." The session will include some light snacks, a happiness assessment, information, and discussion. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, call 202-319-5765.

6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management program presents the seminar "The Horn of Africa, East Africa and the Indian Ocean," by Maciej Golubiewski, regional desk officer, European Commission. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, visit the website.

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
2 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.

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, and the Girls Choir of the Brookwood School, both of 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 6 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.

Sunday, April 22
2 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies sponsors the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Annual Lecture, "A Feather on the Breath of God: Hildegard of Bingen's Words of Wisdom for Modern American Catholic Women" by Helen Osman, director of communications, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Hannan Hall, Hatzfeld Auditorium. For more information, email Joesph M. White, associate professor.

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Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment
Join men's discernment at Mass in Caldwell Chapel followed by dinner and discussion with Most Rev. Paul Loverde, bishop of Arlington, on Monday, April 16, at 6 p.m. Sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

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 Hall, Room 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. A reception will follow.

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

Saturday, April 21
11 a.m., the women's tennis team hosts Juniata College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, tennis courts.

Noon, the men's tennis team hosts Juniata College. DuFour Center, tennis courts.

Noon, the men's lacrosse team hosts Susquehanna University. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

1 p.m., the softball team hosts a double header against the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, softball field.

3 p.m., the women's lacrosse team hosts Elizabethtown College. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Sunday, April 22
1:30 p.m., the softball team hosts a double header against Gwynedd-Mercy College. DuFour Center, softball field.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 23
12:10 p.m., the Biology Graduate Student Seminar Series presents the lecture "Making Smart 'Heads': Engineering a Novel Protein/Gene Therapy Vehicle Using Bacteriophage T4 Head" by Pan Tao, research fellow, Department of Biology. McCort-Ward Hall, Room 215. For more information, call 202-319-6681.

4:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a discussion of the 2009 CUA premiere of Malachey Elyon by composer Joseph Santo, with introductory remarks by Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, and visuals by Dominic Traino, production manager. The work Malachey Elyon is based on, and includes recorded voices from, a November 1938 radio broadcast from the CUA President’s office in response to the 1938 Nazi pogrom against the Jews of Germany, an event known as Kristallnacht. John Paul Hall, Ward Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

6:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations present the Beyond Brookland workshop “Managing Finances.” The workshop offers the in’s and out’s of choosing insurance, understanding employment benefits, budgeting, and more explained by financial services alumni professionals. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit the website.

7:30 p.m., the CUA Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Searle, will perform a concert in Hartke Theatre. The concert will feature soloists Sun-A Yeo and Yu Chan Yeh, the 2011 CUA Concerto Competition winners. Repertoire will include Stravinsky's Petrushka, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, as well as “Porgi amor” from Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro and “Song to the Moon” from Dvorak’s Rusalka. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Tuesday, April 24
7 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science's Digital Curation class hosts a presentation on how to curate personal digital collections. May Gallery, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. For more information, email Jane Zhang, assistant professor.

7:30 p.m., the CUA Wind Ensemble, conducted by John Mitchell, will perform selections by Gustav Holst, Robert Sheldon, Girolamo Frescobaldi, and Franz Biebl. Pyrzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Thursday, April 26
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's musicology colloquium presents "Rethinking the Orchestra: An Amateur Ensemble in Late Nineteenth Century Washington, D.C.," by Patrick Warfield, assistant professor, University of Maryland, College Park. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor, 202-319-5413.

Friday, April 27
Last day of classes.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, the Catholic Social Workers National Association, and the Marriage Law Project at the Columbus School of Law sponsor the conference "Child Abuse, Family Rights, and the Child Protective System: Law and Public Policy in Crisis." The conference is free for the general public with no advance registration. The conference has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education and the National Association of Social Workers for credit hours. Advance registration is preferred for those attending for credit hours. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, email Stephen Krason, chair of the Department of Humanities and Catholic Social Thought and professor of political science and legal studies, Franciscan University of Steubenville, or call 740-284-5377.

Saturday, April 28
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA University Singers and CUA Chamber Choir, conducted by Leo Nestor, Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music and director of choral activities. Performance selections will include Western chant; Ferko’s O Gracious Light; Lenten and Easter selections by Deodat de Severac and Jean Roger-Ducasse; Marian anthems by Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorzycki, Martin Dalby, and Leo Nestor; instrumental and choral selections of former CUA music professor Russell Woollen; and a premiere of Class of 2013 composition student John Henderson’s work I am the Vine. Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Sunday, April 29
2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents “Music of Twentieth-Century Composers,” by the CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus, conducted by Kevin O’Brien, lecturer, featuring music of John Corigliano, Cecil Effinger, and Daniel Pinkham. St. Vincent Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

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Announcements

D.C. to Clean 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.
 
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 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.

Cardinal Visit Days
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosts Cardinal visit days for high school sophomores 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 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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