The Catholic University of America

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7, 2012

 

Calendar

Monday, Oct. 1, Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 4
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. The second week of this seminar, which lasts through Oct. 26, will focus on the themes of “Community in a Global Age” and “Distributive Justice and Inclusiveness.” For more information, visit http://www.crvp.org/ or contact Hu Yeping at 202-319-6089 or cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 3
4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents the Brendan F. Brown Lecture “Constitutional Challenges: Religious Liberty and the HHS Mandate.” Speakers include Emily Hardman, communications director, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Mark Rienzi, assistant professor, Columbus School of Law and senior counsel, Becket Fund; and Stephen Schneck, director of Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, associate professor of politics, and acting dean, National Catholic School of Social Service. The event will be moderated by Mary Leary, associate professor, Columbus School of Law. Law school, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-6126.

Thursday, Oct. 4
7 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents “How to Work a Career Fair.” Students will learn how to prepare for and make the most of a career fair, including researching employers, preparing the appropriate documents such as resumes, developing an elevator pitch, knowing what to wear, and following up with an employer after an event. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit the website.

Friday, Oct. 5
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Fall Career Fair. Employers will be on campus offering part-time and full-time jobs and internships. The fair is open to current CUA students and alumni only. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Dialectical Inquiry in Aristotle, De Anima I” by Arthur Madigan of Boston College. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

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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.

Room Blessings
Campus Ministry blesses rooms in Magner, Quinn, and McDonald houses on Tuesday, Sept. 25. All blessings will begin at 8 p.m. For more information, contact David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, at penningd@cua.edu.

Supper and Social Justice
Join Students on the Mount, a CUA student movement for social justice, for dinner and conversation with Rev. Paul Sullins, associate professor of sociology, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 7 to 8 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.

CUA on Tap
Rev. Jim Moore, O.F.M., Conv., associate campus minister for social justice and missions, will give a presentation on the Francis Corps and service. Open mic begins at 7 p.m.; the talk begins at 8 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Rooms A and B.

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. 27.

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. 28, and Friday, Oct. 5, at 3:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Pryzbyla Center, near the Loft C Store. For more information, visit service.cua.edu.

Friday Night with The House
Spend a night with The House in Baltimore on Friday, Sept. 28. Bus transportation will be provided and tickets are available at tables in the Pryz. Meet at The House at 5:30 p.m.

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 http://ministry.cua.edu.

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. Meet Sunday, Sept. 30, at Campus Ministry at 1 p.m. Visit service.cua.edu for more information.

There’s a Psalm for That
Did you ever wonder how Jesus prayed? Learn more about the psalms and their place in the Liturgy of the Hours. This session will look at the psalms, their structure, and how they can be used for prayer. Monday, Oct. 1, from 7 to 8 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel.

 

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Athletics

Tuesday, Sept. 25
4 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts St. Mary’s College at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA soccer field.

Saturday, Sept. 29
1 p.m., the men's football team hosts Hampden-Sydney College at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

1 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts Susquehanna University at DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.

3:30 p.m., the men’s soccer team hosts Susquehanna University at DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.
 

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Oct. 1, Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 4
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. The second week of this seminar, which lasts through Oct. 26, will focus on the themes of “Community in a Global Age” and “Distributive Justice and Inclusiveness.” For more information, visit http://www.crvp.org/ or contact Hu Yeping at 202-319-6089 or cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 3
4 p.m., the Columbus School of Law presents the Brendan F. Brown Lecture “Constitutional Challenges: Religious Liberty and the HHS Mandate.” Speakers include Emily Hardman, communications director, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Mark Rienzi, assistant professor, Columbus School of Law and senior counsel, Becket Fund; and Stephen Schneck, director of Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, associate professor of politics, and acting dean, National Catholic School of Social Service. The event will be moderated by Mary Leary, associate professor, Columbus School of Law. Law school, Walter A. Slowinski Courtroom. For more information, call 202-319-6126.

Thursday, Oct. 4
7 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents “How to Work a Career Fair.” Students will learn how to prepare for and make the most of a career fair, including researching employers, preparing the appropriate documents such as resumes, developing an elevator pitch, knowing what to wear, and following up with an employer after an event. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit the website.

Friday, Oct. 5
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Fall Career Fair. Employers will be on campus offering part-time and full-time jobs and internships. The fair is open to current CUA students and alumni only. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit the website.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Dialectical Inquiry in Aristotle, De Anima I” by Arthur Madigan of Boston College. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

 

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Announcements 

Mandatory Online Compliance Awareness Training
Catholic University has implemented mandatory online Compliance Awareness Training for all staff and faculty. The online training, which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete, educates members of the CUA community about regulatory risks in common University activities and the resources in place to help them avoid those risks. The training must be completed by March 1, 2013, and every two years thereafter. Contact Vin Lacovara, compliance and privacy officer, at 202-319-6170 or lacovara@cua.edu with questions.

New Desks Available
The Department of Mechanical Engineering purchased 12 desks ,which do not fit in labs. They are available for viewing. Those interested should contact Ruth Hicks at 202-319-5170 or hicks@cua.edu for more information.

On-Site Auto Detailing
The Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car washing and detailing services in the parking lot behind Caldwell Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to noon. Members of the CUA community are invited to have their cars cleaned while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior; other services are additional. Cash, VISA, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation is necessary. Remember to secure or remove valuables from the 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, at 202-319-6401 or blount@cua.edu.

Blue Book Examination Booklets
The Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement has Blue Books for examination purposes available for offices. The cost is $7.50 for a package of 50. For more information or to arrange for pick-up from the office, contact Willandria Blount at 202-319-6401 or blount@cua.edu.

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 cua.crux@gmail.com. For more information, contact Wesley Cocozello at 202-238-1928 or 10cocozello@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

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 students. Key themes will likely focus on academic stress, communicating with professors or advisers, maintaining a healthy balance of school and social responsibilities, and achieving general life and professional goals. Contact the Counseling Center at 202-319-5765 for more information or to schedule a pre-group informational meeting.

 

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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 fletchet@cua.edu with the dates of the sessions they plan to attend.

  • 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. 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 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. 

 

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