The Catholic University of America

Oct. 1 – Oct. 7, 2012

 

Calendar

Monday, Oct. 1
Noon to 12:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session about the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

4 p.m., the Department of Politics presents the inaugural John Oh Memorial Lecture, “U.S.-Korea Relations in a New Era,” given by Victor Cha, D.S. Song-Korea Foundation Endowed Chair in Government, Georgetown University, and former director of Asian affairs, National Security Council, 2004–2007. Columbus School of Law, Slowinski Courtroom. Light reception following, law school atrium. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Politics at 202-319-5128.

5 p.m., CRUX and the Green Club present Kristen Iversen, author of Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, a nonfiction narrative about growing up in the small Colorado town once designated “the most contaminated site in America.” Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 323. Q&A and book signing follow. For more information about the book, go to http://www.kristeniversen.com/about-the-book.

Monday, Oct. 1, Tuesday, Oct. 2, and Wednesday, Oct. 3
4 to 4:30 p.m., come learn the basics of study abroad at Education Abroad 101 sessions presented by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

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.

Tuesday Oct. 2
12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents Bluewolf Group Information Session. The Bluewolf Group, a national IT consulting company, will be on campus to discuss entry-level sales and recruiting opportunities. Pointers on how to build your LinkedIn profile will also be featured. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information and to register, visit careers.cua.edu.

7:30 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents “Integrating Faith and Work,” a lecture by John Abbate, owner franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in California. This is the second lecture in the CEOs Speak on Business, Ethics and Religion speaker series. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jennifer Barbera at 202-319-6826 or barbera@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.

5 to 6 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics IEDM program presents Programs for Food Security, Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development, a seminar featuring Suresh Babu, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C. McGivney Hall, Room 004. For more information, contact Ismael Koita, 91koita@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

8 p.m., First-Year Experience presents “Now You See It, Now You ---: Art in Perspective,” a lecture by Nora Heimann, associate professor of art and chair of the Department of Art. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Taylor Fayle at 202-319-6879 or fayle@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 3, and Thursday, Oct. 4
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the Office of Career Services will hold Résumé Review Days for students in preparation for the Fall Career Fair (see below). Students are invited to drop in throughout the day for their résumé review. No appointment necessary. Pryzbyla Center, Room 202.

Thursday, Oct. 4
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on Study in Rome, featuring Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

5:30 p.m., Metropolitan School of Professional Studies will host an Open House. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, to R.s.v.p., call 202-319-5256 or email metropolitan@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Medieval Society presents a showing of the movie Vision: The Life of St. Hildegard. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Andrew Cuff at 05cuff@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

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 résumés, 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.

11 a.m. to noon, CUAbroad hosts an information session on Study Abroad in Chile, featuring Maria del Carmen Cortés, center director of IES Abroad. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

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; this year's series is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl, O.P. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

 2 to 2:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session about the CUA Oxford Program, presented by Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

2 to 3 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on Study Abroad in Australia, featuring Peta Sanderson, professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Pryzbyla Center, Room 205. For more information or to request accommodations, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Sunday, Oct. 7
Noon, The Catholic University of America Black Student Alliance presents the 2nd Annual “Who Runs the DMV?” Basketball Tournament, a charitable event that also features a cash prize. All proceeds go to Strive DC. General admission: $4; items available for purchase. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center. For more information or to enter a team into the competition, see Announcements or contact whorunsthedmv@gmail.com.
 

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Campus Ministry

Men's Discernment
Please join the Men’s Discernment Group for dinner and an evening of reflection on Monday, Oct. 1. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room, followed by a reflection with Father John Foster and time for personal prayer. Register online at http://ministry.cua.edu.

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.

Solemn Night Prayer on the Vigil of St Francis
Join Franciscans across the world as we commemorate the passing of St Francis from death to life. Wednesday, Oct.3. This solemn night prayer will include adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with scripture and song at 9 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. All are welcome.

Friday Homeless Food Runs

Come spend a Friday afternoon with our homeless friends in the District. Food, donated by Aramark, is given to students to share with the hungry. Homeless food runs happen every Friday during the academic year. Visit service.cua.edu for more information. Meet at the Loft C-Store on the First Floor of the Pryzbyla Center. Friday, Oct. 5, 3:30 p.m.

Friday Night with The House
Join us for the musical Jekyll & Hyde at the Synetic Theater. Meet at The House at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5. Tickets will be on sale at the tables in the Pryzbyla Center.

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Athletics

Wednesday, Oct. 3
4 p.m., the men’s soccer team hosts Washington College at Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA soccer field.

Thursday, Oct. 4
4 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts Rutgers-Camden at the DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.

Friday, Oct. 5
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts Gwynedd-Mercy at the DuFour Center.

Saturday, Oct. 6
Noon, the men’s soccer team hosts the Merchant Marine Academy at the DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.

Sunday, Oct. 7
9 a.m., the field hockey team hosts McDaniel at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium
 

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Oct. 8
Columbus Day. University Closed.

Monday, Oct. 8, Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents Week III of the Building Community in a Mobile/Global Age seminar during which scholars will discuss “Migration and Immigration: Migrants, Refugees, and Guest Workers: Objects or Subjects?”, “Pluralism and Equality,” and “Hospitality.” For more information, visit http://www.crvp.org/or contact Hu Yeping at 202-319-5683 or cua-cscv@cua.edu

Tuesday, Oct. 9
Administrative Monday: Monday classes meet instead of Tuesday classes this day only.

Tuesday, Oct. 9
4 p.m., the Office of Housing Services presents a Town Hall Meeting on Room Selection Lottery Numbers. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact Jeff Ossinger at 202-319-5615 or ossinger@cua.edu.

6 to 7 p.m., CUAbroad presents Venice Spring Break Info Session, featuring Stefania Lucamante, professor of Italian and comparative literature. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
6 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning hosts an Open House for prospective students in the Master of City and Regional Planning and Master of Science in Sustainable Design programs. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Locraft Room, Crough 200. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Annette Strain-Scott at 202-319-5190.

6 to 7:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a Behavioral Interviewing Workshop. Prepare for your interview by learning to effectively navigate behavioral interview questions. Learn about the interview techniques for behavioral interviewing used by many employers and identify skill sets from internships, part-time jobs, classes, and community service work that can be applied to the behavioral interview format. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit careers.cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 11
6 to 7:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a White House Office of Correspondence Information Session. Learn about the interesting internship opportunities available, including what interns do day to day, important deadlines, and how to apply. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit careers.cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 12
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Aristotle on Thinking vs. Perceiving” by Sean Kelsey, University of Notre Dame. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series; this year's series is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Kurt J. Pritzl, O.P. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Sunday, Oct. 14
9 a.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an Open House for prospective students and their families. For more information, visit admissions.cua.edu or call the admissions office at 202-319-5305.

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Announcements 

SAGA Meetings Keep You Informed!
Want your voice to be heard? Come meet your class student representatives at CUA and other academic faculty administrators. Learn about all of the new changes taking place at CUA!
Wednesdays, 9 p.m., Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A, Oct. 10, Oct. 24, Nov. 7, Nov. 21, Dec. 5, Dec. 19. For more information, contact Ryan Fecteau at 57fecteau@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Filipino, German, and Polish Heritage Month
Oct. 1–31
During the month of October, celebrate Filipino, German, and Polish heritage! Get involved in cultural events hosted by student organizations such as FOCUS, German Club, and Polish Club. Sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities. For more information, visit multicultural.cua.edu.

Who Runs the DMV? Basketball Team Sign-Up
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to enter teams in the 2nd Annual “Who Runs the DMV?” Basketball Tournament. Teams must be from the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area (DMV). Please email team name, roster, and captain’s name and contact information to whorunsthedmv@gmail.com.

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 any questions.

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

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.

 

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For Your Benefit 

Series of Nutrition Seminars
CUA is offering a series of 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, email Terry Shields at fletchet@cua.edu with the dates of the sessions you plan to attend.

  • 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.
 
  • Oct. 17, Pryzbyla Center, Room 203
  • Oct. 24, Pryzbyla Center, Room 331

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. 

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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