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April 23 – April 29, 2012


Monday, April 23
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 "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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

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.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity hosts the seminar "Fishing for the Devil: Gregory of Nyssa's Ransom Metaphors in Context" by Ky Heinze, Ph.D. candidate in the Early Christian Studies program. McMahon Hall, Room 300. For more information, visit the website.

Friday, April 27
Last day of classes.

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.

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. 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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Campus Ministry

Live Out Love
Join Live Out Love for its final meeting of the semester Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Room 106. The meeting topic is "Celibacy of the Kingdom," discussing the meaning of vocation and religious life.

Join the entire campus body for Luaupalooza 2012, the celebration of another successful year, on Friday, April 27, at 5 p.m. Featuring boardwalk-style food, hula dancers, a zipline, dunk tank, multiple live bands including our feature artist, Erin McCarley, and of course, the annual Luau t-shirt. Everything is free. The festivities will close with a fireworks show. Sponsored by the CUA Office of Campus Ministry and hosted by the Student Ministers. For more information, email

Give and Go! End-of-the-Year Donation Drive
Each year, Students on the Mount and Green Club, in collaboration with Campus Ministry and Residence Life, coordinate an effort to reduce waste during residence hall move-out by giving students the tools to recycle and donate as much as possible. For instructions on donating items and volunteering, visit the website.

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Wednesday, April 25
3 p.m., the softball team hosts a double header against the University of Mary Washington. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, softball field.

Saturday, April 28
Noon, the baseball team hosts a double header against the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, Robert J. Talbot Field.

Sunday, April 29
11 a.m., the baseball team hosts the University of Scranton. DuFour Center, Talbot Field.

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

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 30
1 to 4 p.m., the Counseling Center hosts "Take a Break From the Books." Take a break from finals to have a little fun and learn healthy ways to manage your stress during finals. Tips, games, activities, snacks, and free brief massages will be available. Mullen Library, May Gallery. For more information, visit the website.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies hosts the lecture "Change of Paradigm: The Church's Social Doctrine" by Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes, president emeritus of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, visit the website.

Tuesday, May 1, to Saturday, May 5
Final examination period.

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Smartrip® Metro Cards Available for Purchase on Campus
Smartrip® metro cards are now available for purchase at the cashier’s window in Leahy Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5050.

Free Office Items
The Office of Career Services has a bulletin board (48 inches x 36 inches) and two 12-pocket wall-mounted literature holders (approximately 30 inches x 49 inches) to give away. If interested in these items, contact Michele Gibbs, administrative assistant.

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 or call 202-612-3400.

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 25, and Wednesday, May 9, 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.

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

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For Your Benefit

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 Any funds remaining in an account after April 30 will be forfeited. Claim forms are available at or Benefits Express.

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

Tuesday, May 8, Room 323
Tuesday, May 15, Room 203
Thursday, May 17, Room 203
Tuesday, May 22, Room 203
Thursday, May 24, Room 203
Thursday, May 31, 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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