The Catholic University of America

Sept. 10 – Sept 16, 2012


Monday, Sept. 10 

Noon to 12:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education sponsors an information session for students interested in studying abroad at Oxford. A second information session will be held on Friday, Sept. 14, from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Both sessions will take place in McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at

Tuesday, Sept. 11
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Center for Academic Success host "Choose your Pizza, Choose your Major," a lunch session in which participants will have an opportunity to talk with upperclassmen about how to choose a major.  Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Atrium. For more information or to register, visit the website

5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Career Services 101." Students will participate in an interactive workshop to help identify academic and career interests. For more information or to register, vist the website

7 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors a series of discussions on servant leadership. Participants will explore various concepts of student leadership in small groups, and learn to apply these concepts in academics, student organizations, social activities, and careers. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, visit the website

Wednesday, Sept. 12
9 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Studies sponsors a convocation for the Class of 2016. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church. 

10 a.m., the Olivian Society presents a lecture by Dr. Marguerite Duane, a natural family planning advocate and family physician, on Natural Family Planning. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Carol Thelen at

6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors the Emerging Leaders Program, a program designed to help students achieve their goals. Caldwell Hall, Auditorium. For more information, visit the website

Thursday, Sept. 13
5 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities invites students to join them for an evening celebrating culture. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with representatives of Catholic University's cultural organizations. Food and music will be offered. West Pryzbyla Lawn. For more information, visit the website

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity's annual Andrew W. Mellon lecture will be delivered by Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity. The lecture is titled "Redefining the Ascetic in the Late Roman World." For more information, visit the website

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, associate professor, at
Friday, Sept. 14
5 to 10 p.m., the Graduate Student Association hosts its annual Crabfest. Crabs, barbecue, and live entertainment will be offered. 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


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Campus Ministry

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.

Live Out Love Kick-Off Meeting
On Monday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. Live out Love will host its first meeting of the new school year.  Interested students are invited to gather for discussion, and to learn about the events and speakers planned for the year. Food will be provided. 
Room Blessings
Campus Ministry blesses rooms in Opus Hall and Unanue House on Sept. 11; Flather, Regan, and Ryan Halls on Sept. 13; Reardon, Camalier, and Walton Houses on Monday, Sept.17; Millennium and Curley Halls on Sept.18; and Gibbons Hall, Caldwell/Seton Hall, and Englehard House on Sept. 20. Blessings will begin at 8 p.m. on the nights specified for each hall.  For more information, contact David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, 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. 12, 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.

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

Students for Life Kickoff 
On Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Students for Life will host its kick-off event.  Participants will meet the new officers and members, learn about the mission of Students for Life, and have an opportunity to sign up for a committee.  Food will be provided. For more information, visit the Campus Ministry website

Esto Vir
Esto Vir, a Catholic brotherhood on campus that helps young men to cultivate prayer, brotherhood, chastity, self-sacrifice, and fortitude, hosts an information session for interested students on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 8 to 9 p.m. in Room 323 of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. On Friday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m., Esto Vir will host a cookout in the Caldwell Hall/Seton Wing courtyard.  For more information, visit the website

Friday Homeless Food Runs
Campus Ministry sponsors homeless food runs each Friday during the academic year to share food, donated by Aramark, with the hungry. Those who wish to participate should meet on Friday, Sept. 14, at 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Pryzbyla Center, near the Loft C Store. For more information, visit
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. Students may sign up at Faculty, staff, and alumni should email for more information. 

World Youth Day Information Sessions 
Campus Ministry sponsors information sessions for those interested in taking part in a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro in July of 2013. The sessions will be held on Sunday, Sept. 16, after the 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Masses in St. Vincent's Chapel, and Wednesday, Sept. 19, after Praise and Worship adoration in the Campus Ministry Lounge. 
Fun With Nuns!
Campus Ministry sponsors Fun with Nuns with the Religious Sisters of Mercy on Sunday, Sept. 16, following the 11 a.m. Mass in the Campus Ministry Lounge. All women are invited. Brunch will be served. Sign up at

Gratia Plena Interest Meeting
On Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Campus MInistry hosts a meeting for women interested in joining Gratia Plena, a group that gathers for conversation, friendship, and prayer, in the Campus Ministry Lounge.  

Men's Discernment
On Monday Sept. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m., Campus Ministry hosts a Men's Discernment Group for men considering the priesthood, or interested in learning more about vocations. The meeting includes Mass, dinner, and a speaker.  Participants should meet at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall.  Sign up at

Game Night
The Knights of Columbus and the Catholic Daughters of the Americas cosponsor a game night on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Games will include mock speed dating, a kickball game, and board games.  Snacks will be provided. 

Students for Life Present: Feminists for Life
Students for Life sponsors a talk by Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life and author of the landmark speech "The Feminist Case Against Abortion," on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in Hannan Hall, Room 108. 


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Wednesday, Sept. 12
7 p.m. the women's volleyball team hosts McDaniel College at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, gymnasium. 

Friday, Sept. 14
7 p.m. the women's volleyball team hosts Ohio Christian University at the DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

Saturday, Sept. 15
1 p.m., the women's field hockey team hosts Rowan University at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium. 

1 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts Messiah College at the DuFour Center, CUA soccer field. 

1 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Lancaster Bible College at the DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

3 p.m., the women's volleyball team hosts Washington College at the DuFour Center, gymnasium. 

Sunday, Sept. 16
1 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts Christopher Newport University at the DuFour Center, CUA soccer field. 

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Sept. 17
4:10 p.m., the Music School presents "Mozart, Myth, and the Movies: The Requiem and Miloš Forman's Amadeus" by Karen Hiles, assistant professor of music at Muhlenberg College. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. 

Wednesday, Sept. 19
11 a.m., the Center for Planning and Information Technology and the Office of Instructional Technology host an interactive technology showcase, as a part of their brown bag lunch series.  Several industry leaders will be present to showcase and demonstrate their interactive technology. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. For more information, contact Lyle Spain, manager of instructional services, at

Sunday, Sept. 23
3 p.m., the Music School's Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music presents Sephardic Journey: A Concert of Sephardic Music. Ward Recital Hall.

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Flu Shot Clinic for Students
Student Health Services is offering walk-in flu shot clinics for students on Wednesday, Sept.12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 1 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

Faculty Townhalls on Disability Concerns
The Office of Disability Support Services hosts a series of faculty townhalls to answer any questions or respond to any concerns that faculty members have about accommodating students with disabilities. The series will take place on the following dates: Wednesday, Sept. 12, from noon to 1:15 p.m., and Thursday, Sept. 13, from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. Interested faculty members should come prepared with questions. Faculty can also send questions in advance to Please contact Disability Support Services at 202-319-5211 at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Hispanic Heritage Month
Explore the history faith, art, music, food, customs, and values of Hispanic culture through a series of events and celebrations from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.  For more information, visit

New Self-Help Password Reset System

 CUA network logon accounts are used to log onto campus computers, Blackboard, Cardinal Station, Cardinal Financials, faculty/staff e-mail, the campus wireless network, and more. A new self-help password reset service for CUA network logon accounts is being made available on Monday, Sept. 10. The new CUA Password Reset service allows users to reset their CUA network logon password without having to call the Information Center help desk. The benefits of this new service over the previous service include the following.

  • Users can select their own security questions and answers.
  • While users are typing a new password, detailed feedback is provided on whether it meets the security requirements. 
  • Immediate confirmation is given that the new password was set successfully. 
  • The newly-reset password can be used immediately.
In order to use the new CUA Password Reset service, users must first enroll by selecting several security questions and answers. Those who use Windows computers in CUA offices and classrooms may receive a notification when they log on reminding them to enroll. Once enrolled, if a user wants to change his or her password, or reset a forgotten password, he or she can follow links on to do so. To learn more, and to enroll, browse to

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, 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.


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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 online. For more information, contact the office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

TIAA-CREF Counseling Sessions Fall 2012
A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus to provide one-on-one counseling sessions for employees on the following dates. All sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

Sept. 19, 2012, Room 203, Pryzbyla Center
Sept. 26, 2012, Room 203, Pryzbyla Center
Oct.17, 2012, Room 203, Pryzbyla Center
Oct. 24, 2012, Room 331, Pryzbyla Center

The information sessions are free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, please call the meeting request center at 1-800-732-8353. For more information, contact the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050. 

CUA Tuition Assistance Program Applications for the 2013-2014 Academic Year
The deadline for applying to the Tuition Exchange Program is Oct. 5, 2012. Each eligible, dependent child must have a completed application written and submitted by the eligible CUA employee (parent) for the 2013-2014 academic year. Completed applications must be submitted to the Office of Human Resources, Leahy Hall, Suite 170, Attention Whitney Mitchell. The eligibility requirements for this program have changed. Please visit the website to see the revised policy and the new two-year eligibility requirement. 
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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This Week @ CUA is published weekly.
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Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, Sept.17, 2012.
The deadline is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept.12, 2012.
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