The Catholic University of America

Oct. 8 – Oct. 14, 2012

 

Calendar

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.

4 p.m., the Office of Housing Services presents a town hall meeting on room selection lottery numbers. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, and Wednesday, Oct. 10
10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Catholic University Bookstore hosts an open house with free cookies and coffee and a 10 percent discount for the entire University community on all emblematic clothing and gifts. Stop in to the bookstore to peruse new items and meet the new Barnes and Noble Bookstore team.

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 10
5 p.m., CRUX for the Creative Arts presents “Inside the Toolbox: Poetry” by Ryan Wilson, doctoral candidate in the Department of English. This is the second in a series of presentations on how to create great fiction, poetry, painting, and photography. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Wesley Cocozello at 10cocozello@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management program presents the seminar “Economics and Management, Aspects of Energy and Environment” by Mayra Addison, program faculty member. McGivney Hall, Room 004. For more information, contact Ismael Koita at 91koita@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

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 an 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
Noon to 2 p.m., the Counseling Center presents a free mental health screening. Information about stress and mood management will be provided. The event is part of National Depression Screening Day. Pryzbyla Center, second floor tables. For more information, contact Mark LaSota at 202-319-5765 or lasota@cua.edu.

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musicology colloquium “The Elusive Polonaise” by Carol Marsh, emerita professor of music at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver at 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents “Christ-Followers as Commodities? 1 Corinthians, Slavery, and Manumission” by Laura Nasrallah, professor of New Testament and early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5795.

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.

Thursday, Oct. 11, through Sunday, Oct. 14
The Department of Drama presents Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen and adapted by Michael Meyer. Performances take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 11, 12, and 13; and at 2 p.m. on Oct. 13 and 14. Hartke Theatre. For more information or tickets, call 202-319-4000 or visit the website.

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.

Friday, Oct. 12, and Saturday, Oct. 13
The University hosts Family Weekend. For more information, visit http://familyweekend.cua.edu/.

Saturday, Oct. 13
The Association of Graduate Library and Information Science Students presents an Art Librarianship Roundtable. A diverse group of professionals from a variety of institutions will speak about art librarianship. There will be a question-and-answer session and a light reception. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Elizabeth Greeley at 23greeley@cardinalmail.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.

2 to 5 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and AJC Global Jewish Advocacy present “Forget Not the Poor: A Catholic-Jewish Symposium on Poverty” featuring keynote speakers Bishop Denis J. Madden, auxiliary bishop of Baltimore, and Peter B. Edelman, professor at Georgetown University Law. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information or to register, visit the website.

 

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Campus Ministry

Mission Trips
The Office of Campus Ministry will host information sessions for students interested in going on mission trips. They will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 9 p.m. in the House and on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge.

Freshman Service Day
On Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., members of the freshman class will serve in the D.C. community. The day, which will begin in Caldwell Hall Auditorium, will include breakfast and lunch. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.  

Family Weekend
Join Campus Ministry for Family Weekend Mass on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. All are welcome. Mass will fulfill the Sunday obligation.

Men's Discernment
Join the Men’s Discernment Group at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15, in Caldwell Chapel for dinner and a talk by Rev. Craig Malzacher, a canon law student at CUA and a priest of the Archdiocese of Miami. Register online at http://ministry.cua.edu.

Sunday Mass, Oct. 14
There will be no 4 p.m. Mass at the Crypt Church on Sunday, Oct. 14.

Candy Donations
Brookland Outreach is seeking candy donations for the annual Halloween on Campus. Items must be sealed or individually wrapped. Drop off donations at Campus Ministry by Friday, Oct. 19.

Family Weekend Tailgate
Excited for the football game this weekend? Wish your parents were here to enjoy it with you? Come tailgate with the House instead at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, before the CUA football team takes on Shenandoah at 7 p.m. Come for barbecue, games, and prizes.

Little Sisters of the Poor Fall Ball
Join Little Sisters of the Poor at their fall ball and dance with elderly residents on Monday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. For more information or to sign up, visit http://ministry.cua.edu/.

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Athletics

Friday, Oct. 12
7 p.m., the men’s football team hosts Shenandoah University at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 13
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Juniata College at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.
 

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Oct. 15,
4 p.m., University President John Garvey will host a town hall meeting in which he will speak about the state of the University and answer questions from the audience. The topics he will cover include enrollment and retention, academics, and facilities. The event is open to all students, staff, and faculty. A light reception will follow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact the Office of the President at 202-319-5100.

4:10 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s Studio X presents a discussion on issues of race, politics, and music in the United States as it relates to this fall’s production of Finian’s Rainbow. Speakers include Mark Horowitz, senior music specialist in the music division of the Library of Congress, and Sandra Hanson, professor of sociology. Ward Hall, John Paul Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5417.

Monday, Oct. 15, Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 17
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. 15, Wednesday, Oct. 17, and Thursday, Oct. 18
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents Week IV of the Building Community in a Mobile/Global Age seminar during which scholars will discuss “Religious Response to Migration,” “Rights of Strangers,” and “Recognition and Diversity.” For more information, visit http://www.crvp.org/ or contact Hu Yeping at 202-319-5683 or cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
10 to 10:30 a.m., campus-wide drill of the University's Emergency Notification System. See Announcements.

Wednesday, Oct. 17
Noon, the Center for Planning and Information Technology and the Office of Instructional Technology host a brown bag lunch session focused on the assignment tool in Blackboard. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or gramatges@cua.edu.

5 p.m., CRUX for the Creative Arts presents “Inside the Toolbox: Painting” by Erik Thor Sandberg, lecturer in the Department of Art. This is the third in a series of presentations on how to create great fiction, poetry, painting, and photography. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. For more information, contact Wesley Cocozello at 10cocozello@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 18
10:18 a.m., campus-wide earthquake drill. See Announcements.

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musicology colloquium “The Privilege and the Strategy: Race, Music, and the Church in the Construction of 'Gente Decente' in New Spain” by Jesus Ramon-Kittrell, assistant professor at Southern Methodist University. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver at 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

6 p.m., the School of Library and Information Science hosts the colloquium “Collections and Data and Use: The New Scale of Digital Preservation” by Leslie Johnston, chief of repository development at the Library of Congress. Hannan Hall, Room 106. For more information, call 202-319-5085.

6 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a Federal Career Panel. Government representatives will offer students insight into federal careers. Government offices represented include: the Department of Defense, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Office of Personnel Management, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321/323. For more information or to register, visit careers.cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 19
2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “The Intellectual Capacity as the Form of the Human Animal” by Jonathan Beere, co-director of the Graduate School of Ancient Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 20
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.

 

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Announcements 

Catholic University to Conduct Emergency Drills Oct. 16 and Oct. 18
On Tuesday, Oct. 16, between 10 and 10:30 a.m., The Catholic University of America will conduct a campus-wide drill of its Emergency Notification System. At that time, all students, faculty, and staff on campus will be instructed to either evacuate or shelter in place.

Members of the CUA community won’t know ahead of time which scenario will be practiced, so it is critical that they familiarize themselves with both of them. The Department of Public Safety urges everyone to read the instructions for both scenarios at http://publicsafety.cua.edu/emergency/index.cfm.

On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:18 a.m., Catholic University will conduct a drill as part of the Great Southeast ShakeOut, so members of the CUA community can practice the best way to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake — drop, cover, and hold on. The drill will last 60 seconds.

The University is participating in the drill in the wake of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the Washington, D.C., area in August 2011. Prior to the drill, the University encourages all members of the CUA community to consult posters around campus that illustrate the earthquake response and to watch a video by clicking here or by viewing the illustrations at http://www.dropcoverholdon.org/.

Those who are not registered to receive text alerts on their mobile devices should do so prior to the drills. To register for alerts, visit the “Alert DC” home page at https://textalert.ema.dc.gov and create an account (click the New User link near the bottom of the page). Make sure to select The Catholic University of America under the Colleges/Universities alert option.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111.

Friends of Rare Books Used Book Sale
The Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library invites the University community to a sale of donated used hardcover and paperback books on travel, classics, scholarly topics, popular reading, foreign languages, religion, cooking, biography, and more. Prices will be 50 cents and up. Proceeds benefit the department’s acquisition fund. The sale will take place in Mullen Library, Room 214, on Friday, Oct. 26, from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 28, from noon to 5 p.m. For more information or to donate saleable books, contact Lenore Rouse, curator in the department, at 202-319-5090 or rouse@cua.edu.

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.

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! Every other Wednesday, 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
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. These events are sponsored by the Office of Campus Activities. For more information, visit multicultural.cua.edu.

 

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For Your Benefit 

Flu Shots for Faculty and Staff
The Office of Human Resources is offering flu shots for faculty and staff between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Great Room C of the Pryzbyla Center. If you wish to register online, click on the link below and enter the associated password. Mollen Immunization Clinics will be providing nurses at the clinics. Please note that if you have insurance on the list of accepted insurance on the Mollen website, you will still be asked to provide credit card information in the event that your insurance company does not pay Mollen. If you are covered under any UHC medical plan through the University, you should not be billed. However, you will still have to provide credit card information to register online. If you prefer not to provide credit card information, you can walk in on the days of the clinics, but a spot cannot be guaranteed. If you decide to walk in, consent forms should be available by the end of next week in Human Resources, Leahy Hall, Room 170. You can also fill one out the day of the clinic. If you do not have insurance accepted by Mollen, you will be asked to pay $25 in cash, flex spending, HSA debit card, credit card, or check. For more information, call 202-319-5050. To register, visit http://register.flushotsusa.com/CatholicUniversityofAmerica and enter the password C4tholic.

Nutrition Seminar
The final session on nutrition will be held Wednesday, Oct. 10, noon to 1 p.m. in the first floor conference room of Leahy Hall. "Natural Energy Boosters" is taught by UnitedHealthcare and is open to all faculty and staff. To register, email Terry Shields at fletchet@cua.edu.

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.

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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