The Catholic University of America

Sept. 3 – Sept. 9, 2012


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

Wednesday, Sept. 5
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts an information session with the Georgetown University Army ROTC, also known as the Hoya Battalion. Representatives will discuss the benefits of participating in the program. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit the website.

4 p.m., the Department of Politics will sponsor a lecture entitled "What is a Human Being? The First Political Question," by Rev. Brendan Purcell. Slowinski Moot Courtroom, Columbus School of Law. 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 Jason Sanchez 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 Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. He will be speaking on "Business Ethics, Law, and Religion." A light reception will follow.

Campus Ministry

No Masses on Labor Day
There will be no Masses on campus on Monday, Sept. 3, due to the University holiday. 

Graduate Bible Study
Graduate students are invited to take part in an opportunity to reflect on the upcoming Sunday scriptures on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge. All graduate students are welcome to join for reflection, fellowship, and snacks.

Students on the Mount Leadership
Students on the Mount will gather for a leadership and organizational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Campus Ministry Lounge. Students on the Mount will gather again for a leadership meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Campus Ministry Lounge.

Graduate Gathering for Coffee and Fellowship
All graduate students are invited to join Campus Ministry in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. for coffee, pastries, conversation on a variety of topics, and fellowship.
DC Reads
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.
Connect 4 Service
Campus Ministry sponsors a service fair, where participants will explore different service opportunities, hear about the experiences of others, and learn about the call for social justice. The event takes place on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. There will also be an opportunity to do hands-on service. Sign up at
Room Blessings
Campus Ministry blesses rooms in Opus Hall and Unanue House on Sept. 11, beginning at 8 p.m. Blessing of Flather Hall, Regan Hall, and Ryan Hall will occur on Sept. 13, beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, contact David Pennington, Associate Campus Minister for Liturgy and Worship, at
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
Why Do Catholics Do That? A Teaching Mass
Campus Ministry sponsors a teaching Mass that will take a closer look at the texts and gestures of the liturgy. Participants are encouraged to bring questions they have about the Mass to the event on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel. For more information, contact David Pennington, Associate Campus Minister for Liturgy and Worship, at
Mission Trip Reunion
On Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a reunion for mission trip participants. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room.
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Staff, faculty and students are invited to attend a day of service in remembrance of 9/11 on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participants should meet in Caldwell Auditorium. Sign up at

Liturgical Ministry Information and Training Sessions
Campus Ministry sponsors the following sessions for those interested in participating in liturgical ministry on campus. The information meetings are mandatory for returning and new liturgical ministers. All sessions are held at St. Vincent’s Chapel. Those interested in participating who cannot make the sessions should contact David Pennington, Associate Campus Minister for Liturgy and Worship, at

Eucharistic Ministers - Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.

Altar Servers - Monday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m.

Hospitality Ministry – Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m.

Lectors – Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8 p.m.

Liturgy Committee – Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sept. 5
4 p.m., the men's soccer teams hosts Shenandoah University at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA soccer field.

Friday, Sept. 7
3 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Randolph Macon College at the DuFour Center, gymnasium.

6 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Methodist University at the DuFour Center, gymnasium.

7 p.m., the men's football team hosts Gallaudet University at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Sept. 8
11 a.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Marymount University at the DuFour Center, gymnasium.

1 p.m., the women's field hockey team hosts Elizabethtown College at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

2 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Misericordia University at the DuFour Center, gymnasium.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Sept. 13
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music sponsors a piano concert by guest artist Paul Barnes. The program will feature music by Gilad Cohen, Philip Glass, and N. Lincoln Hanks. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, contact Ivo Kaltchev at

Friday, Sept. 14
5 to 10 p.m., the Graduate Student Association hosts its annual Crabfest. Crabs, barbecue, and live entertainment will be provided. Beer will be sold for $1 per cup to those of legal drinking age with proper ID who have paid the entrance fee. All are welcome. Law School Lawn. For more information and admission prices, visit the website


Flu Shot Clinic for Students
Student Health Services is offering walk-in flu shot clinics for students on Wednesday, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The cost of the flu shot is $25 and will be billed to student's account. Student Health Services will not bill a student's insurance.  Flu shots are strongly recommended, but not required. No appointments are needed. For more information, contact Student Health Services at 202-319-5744 or
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.

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 online. 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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