The Catholic University of America

Aug. 27 – Sept. 2, 2012


Tuesday, Aug. 28
Noon, the Office of Instructional Technology is offering an introduction, review, and Q-and-A session on the online resources for Blackboard, Topaz, TurningPoint (Clickers), and more. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 351. For more information and to R.S.V.P., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch.

Wednesday, Aug. 29

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts the Campus Employment Fair in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Campus supervisors are invited to meet with students seeking employment. Supervisors wishing to participate should complete a registration form and return it to or fax it to 202-319-4480.

12:15 p.m., the Office of Instructional Technology is offering a basic Blackboard training and Q-and-A session for students on CUA's Learning Management System. Leahy Hall, Room 100. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or

Thursday, Aug. 30
12:10 p.m., the University community celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of CUA, will be the main celebrant and homilist. Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, will also attend the Mass. University President John Garvey will address the congregation following Communion. Since the Mass will be televised live, all participants are asked to be in their places before 12:10 p.m.

Following the Mass, CUA will hold its sixth annual University Picnic on the CUA Mall. Classes will be cancelled between 12:10 and 3 p.m. Members of the University community will have the opportunity to meet Archbishop Viganò and welcome him to campus.

6:30 p.m., Redline A Capella holds auditions in Room 211 of Ward Hall, in the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music. For more information, contact K.C. Beauregard at

Friday, Aug. 31
6 to 8 p.m., the Department of Art sponsors a closing reception for its exhibition, Flocking, in the gallery of Salve Regina Hall. For more information visit the website, or contact

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Campus Ministry

Regular Mass Schedule
The regular Mass schedule will begin on Monday, Aug. 27. 

Daily Masses are celebrated in the law school chapel at 12:10 p.m., in Caldwell Chapel at 12:15 p.m. and 5:10 p.m., and in St. Vincent’s Chapel at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday Masses are celebrated at 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel and at 4 p.m. in the Crypt Church, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Beginning the last week of August, Campus Ministry offers Praise and Worship Adoration each Wednesday at 9 p.m. and Solemn Adoration each Thursday at 9 p.m. Caldwell Chapel.

DC Reads
An informational meeting on becoming a DC Reads tutor will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. A mandatory meeting for all tutors will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Great Rooms A and B. See you there!

Freshman Retreat
The freshman retreat, themed “The Journey Begins,” will be held from Sept. 7 to 9 at Sandy Hill Camp in North East, Md. The cost is $60. For more information, contact Luke Hlavin at

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Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 3
Labor Day. The University is closed.

Wednesday, Sept. 5
4 p.m., the Department of Politics will sponsor a lecture entitled "What is a Human Being? The First Political Question" by Rev. Bren Purcell. Slowinski Moot Courtroom, law school. Open to the CUA community. The lecture is followed by a reception and signing by the author of his recent book "From Big Bang to Big Mystery: Human Origins in the Light of Creation and Evolution" in the law school atrium.

7:30 p.m., the Filipino Organization of Catholic Students (F.O.C.U.S.) will host its first general board meeting in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 327.  For more information, contact Mark Yacat at

Thursday, Sept. 6

11 a.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m., the University Libraries sponsor demonstration sessions for their new Web of Science database in the Meric Classroom of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library. The demonstrations will be performed by training staff from Thomson Reuters. Refreshments and special raffle items will be available for attendees. See Announcements.

Friday, Sept. 7
3 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics and the Columbus School of Law host a lecture by His Serene Highness, Prince Alois-Konstantin of Löwenstein, Germany, in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. He will be speaking on "Business Ethics, Law, and Religion."  A light reception will follow.

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Parking Permits for 2012-2013
The parking permit fees for the 2012-2013 academic year have been established. Faculty, staff, and students may now purchase their permits. Employees are encouraged to use payroll deduction for their vehicle registration; this reduces the cost of administering the overall parking program. Part-time benefit eligible employees who will be employed for a full academic semester may be eligible for payroll deduction; eligibility will be determined at the time of registration. Employees choosing not to utilize payroll deduction or who are not eligible to participate may pay for their permits via cash, check, or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover).

Faculty and staff wishing to purchase parking permits must appear in person at the Campus Transportation Management Office (CTMO), Leahy Hall, Room 121, and present a valid CUA ID card (Cardinal Card) and vehicle registration. Persons registering vehicles will be issued one permit (hangtag). Registrants who operate an alternate vehicle must transfer the permit between vehicles. Faculty permits are provided to full-time members of the faculty, as determined by the Office of the Provost. For more information, call 202-319-5111.

CUA Libraries Introduces Web of Science Database
CUA Libraries announces the availability of Web of Science (WoS), a new database that includes science, social science, and arts and humanities citation indexes. In all, WoS provides citations and references for articles in almost 9,000 high-quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 2002 to the present. It offers users complete bibliographic data, searchable author abstracts, and cited references, and quick and advanced subject searching. The database also features journal citation reports that identify the impact factor or importance of a journal within a specific subject area. For more information, visit the CUA University Libraries page.

Network Name Change
The name of the "CUA Wireless" network on campus has changed to "CUA Guest." Students, faculty, and staff who are using "CUA Wireless" will have to reconnect to "CUA Guest." The "CUAuth Wireless" network will not change. For more information, visit

Removal of “Celebrating 125 Years” Wordmark
Now that the University’s 125th anniversary celebration has come to a close, it’s time to remove the “Celebrating 125 Years” wordmark from email signatures. To do so, members of the CUA community should visit and follow the instructions on changing email signatures based on the version of Outlook on their computers.

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For Your Benefit

Summary of Material Modifications – Plan Year 2011
The new Summary of Material Modifications for all health and welfare plans is now posted in the Library of Benefits Express under “Forms and Documents." Members of the CUA community can log in to their accounts at to view the updates.

The new Summary of Material Modifications for The Catholic University of America Retirement Plan is now posted at the following link: For more information, contact the office of Human Resources at 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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