The Catholic University of America

Sept. 17 – Sept 23, 2012


Monday, Sept. 17
11 a.m., Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and chancellor of The Catholic University of America, dedicates the city of Washington's first urban hermitage, designed by Catholic University students from the School of Architecture and Planning for the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. The ceremony will take place at the Franciscan Monastery, located at 1400 Quincy St., N.E. (Enter the rear of the monastery via the service driveway, one block north of the main entrance.) For more information, contact Katie Lee at

4:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music 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. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

5:30 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a “career horoscope” event to provide insight on academic majors for students. The event also will provide information about jobs to students who have already selected majors. Leahy Hall, Room 50. For more information or to register, visit

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 part of their brown bag lunch series. Several industry leaders will demonstrate their interactive technology. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Rooms A and B. For more information, contact Lyle Spain, manager of instructional services, at

Noon to 1:30 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents “Pedagogy in the Liberal Arts” by James Brennan, provost. The event is part of the Graduate Workshop Series. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Juliann Abercrombie at 202-319-5747 or

7 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents “The African-American Catholic Experience in Washington, D.C.” by Rev. Raymond Kemp, fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University. A reception will follow. Father O’Connell Hall, Great Room. For more information, call 202-319-5115.

Thursday, Sept. 20
5:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services and Kaplan Inc. present the workshop “Writing a Personal Statement for Graduate School. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information or to register, visit

Friday, Sept. 21
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Pritzl on Aristotle’s De Anima” by Jean De Groot, associate professor of philosophy. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email

Saturday, Sept. 22
10:30 a.m., the Office of Admissions hosts a Saturday Visit Day. A 30-minute information session conducted by an admissions counselor will provide an overview of University programs, extracurricular activities, and application procedures. The session is followed by a one-hour walking tour of campus. For more information, contact the admissions office at 202-319-5305.

Sunday, Sept. 23
3 p.m., the Benjamin T. School of Music's Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music presents Sephardic Journey: A Concert of Sephardic Music. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, contact Rosemarie Houghton at 202-319-5888 or


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Campus Ministry

9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance

Thank you to all who remembered 9/11 on Saturday by serving the D.C. community. Your contributions were appreciated.

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 Chapel. Sign up at

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 2013. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, after Praise and Worship adoration in the Campus Ministry Lounge.

Students on the Mount Information Night
On Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., Campus Ministry sponsors an information session for students interested in joining a movement for social justice. Campus Ministry Lounge.

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.

Room Blessings
Campus Ministry blesses rooms in Reardon, Camalier, and Walton houses on Monday, Sept.17; Millennium and Curley halls on Sept.18; and Gibbons and Caldwell/Seton halls, and Englehard House on Sept. 20. All blessings will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, contact David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, at
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. 21, at 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Pryzbyla Center, near the Loft C Store. For more information, visit
Sunday Homeless Food Runs
Spend Sunday afternoon sharing snacks and juice with the homeless of D.C. Homeless food runs happen every Sunday during the academic year. Visit for more information.
Friday Night with The House
Spend a night with The House at the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals game on Friday, Sept. 21. Tickets are available at tables in the Pryz. Meet at The House at 5:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity
On Saturday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., join fellow students working on houses that will provide affordable, safe, and comfortable homes to those in need. Meet outside Campus Ministry.
Smells and Bells: The Riches of Catholic Liturgy and Worship
What makes a Catholic a Catholic? Come to St. Vincent’s Chapel on Monday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 8 p.m., for an interactive evening to explore the Catholic understanding of sacraments, symbols used in worship, and how God is made sacramentally present to the faithful.
Supper and Social Justice
Join Students on the Mount, a CUA student movement for social justice, for dinner and conversation on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room.
CUA on Tap
Rev. Jim Moore, O.F.M., Conv., associate campus minister for social justice and missions, will give a presentation on living faith through service. Open mic begins at 7 p.m.; the talk begins at 8 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms A and B.
Fun With Nuns!
Campus Ministry sponsors Fun with Nuns with the Religious Sisters of Mercy on Sunday, Sept. 30, following the 11 a.m. Mass in the Campus Ministry Lounge. All women are invited. Brunch will be served. Sign up at
RCIA Inquiry Session
Students who are curious about the Roman Catholic Church are invited to this meeting in the Campus Ministry Lounge from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 27.


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Saturday, Sept. 22
1 p.m., the women's field hockey team hosts Moravian College at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Sept. 24, Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Thursday, Sept. 27
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents the seminar “Building Community in a Mobile/Global Age.” Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. Twelves scholars from Brazil, China, India, Kyrgyzstan, Philippines, Poland, Russia, and Taiwan will be introduced. The first week of this seminar, which lasts through Oct. 26, will focus on the themes of “Hermeneutic Perspective on Person and Community” and “Self-understanding and the Other.” For more information, visit or contact Hu Yeping at 202-319-6089 or

Wednesday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Sept. 29
The School of Theology and Religious Studies presents the symposium “Reform and Renewal: Vatican II after 50 Years.” Cardinal William Levada, former prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, will deliver the keynote address at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. To register, visit For more information, contact Jared Vibbert at 202-319-5683 or  

Thursday, Sept. 27
11 a.m., the Office of Treasury Services presents “To Your Credit” by Carl Dix of SunTrust Bank. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Renell Lewis at 202-319-6445 or

7 to 10 p.m., The Catholic University of America Alumni Association presents “The Catholic Vote: A Panel Discussion.” Speakers include William Dinges, professor of theology and religious studies; Matthew Green, associate professor of politics; Stephen Schneck, director of the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, associate professor of politics, and acting dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service; and John White, professor of politics. The discussion will be moderated by Sheilah Kast (B.A. 1971), a host on Baltimore’s WYPR. Registration is required at Father O’Connell Hall, Great Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

Sunday, Sept. 30
6:30 p.m., as part of a celebration of the shared inspirations between the Czech and American cultures, Professor Murry Sidlin will conduct the CUA Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Choir presenting Rimsky-Korsakov's one-act opera Mozart and Salieri and Mozart's Requiem at the National Gallery of Art’s West Building, West Garden Court, 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. For more information on this event and the events of the Mutual Inspirations Festival 2012, visit


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Hewlett-Packard Plotter Available
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has a 42-inch Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 800 plotter printer that can only be viewed by appointment. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition. This plotter will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf, risk and asset inventory administrator, at 202-319-5602.

Emergency Management Guide Available
The Department of Public Safety has emergency management guides available in Leahy Hall, Room 120. The guide explains the steps the department will take in case of an emergency and how the community should respond in such an instance. The guides will be distributed to all offices throughout the year and during Orientation Extended safety programs. The guide comes in English, Spanish, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, French, and Portuguese.

Submissions for CRUX Magazine for the Creative Arts
Undergraduates aren’t the only ones who can submit their work to CRUX. Graduate students, faculty, staff, and alumni can submit too. The deadline for CRUX’s 11th edition is Feb. 15, 2013. All artwork — from poetry to musical compositions to paintings — can be emailed to For more information, contact Wesley Cocozello at 202-238-1928 or

Graduate Student Support Group
The CUA Counseling Center is recruiting students for a Graduate Student Support Group that will soon begin meeting on Fridays from 1:10 to 2:30 p.m. This group is geared toward graduate students seeking support with peers sharing a common experience as graduate students. Key themes will likely focus on academic stress, communicating with professors or advisors, maintaining a healthy balance of school and social responsibilities, and achieving general life and professional goals. Please contact the Counseling Center at 202-319-5765 for more information or to schedule a pre-group informational meeting.

Flu Shot Clinic for Students
Student Health Services is offering walk-in flu shot clinics for students on Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost of the flu shot is $25 and will be billed to a 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

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 email, the campus wireless network, and more. A new self-help password reset service for CUA network logon accounts is now available. 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 


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For Your Benefit 

Series of Nutrition Seminars
CUA is offering a series of four seminars on nutrition open to all staff and faculty and taught by UnitedHealthcare. Those interested may sign up for one or more sessions, which will be held in the first floor conference room of Leahy Hall. To attend, participants should email Terry Shields at with the dates of the sessions they plan to attend.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., “Getting Starting”
  • Wednesday, Sept. 26, noon to 1 p.m., “Why Diets Don't Work”
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., “Food in the Fast Lane”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon to 1 p.m., “Natural Energy Boosters”
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, Room 203, Pryzbyla Center
  • Sept. 26, Room 203, Pryzbyla Center
  • Oct.17, Room 203, Pryzbyla Center
  • Oct. 24, Room 331, Pryzbyla Center

The information sessions are free, but an appointment is required. To schedule an appointment, 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. 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, to the attention of Whitney Mitchell. The eligibility requirements for this program have changed. 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. 24, 2012.
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