The Catholic University of America

Oct. 15 – Oct. 21, 2012

 

Calendar

Monday, Oct. 15
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.

Noon to 1:15 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services presents a faculty town hall. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 331. For more information, see Announcements.

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.

6 p.m., the University Honors Program presents “Venice through Canaletto’s Eyes” by David A. Brown, chief curator at the National Gallery of Art. McGivney Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5240 or email lucamante@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 15, Tuesday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 17
4 to 4:30 p.m., 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.

12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., the Office of Disability Support Services presents a faculty town hall. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. For more information, see Announcements.

4 p.m., the Department of Business and Economics presents “Why God Gave Us Money” by Frank Hanna, CEO of Hanna Capital LLC. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Jennifer Barbera at 202-319-6286 or barbera@cua.edu.

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.

12:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the brown bag lecture “The Catholic Church in the U.S. and Discriminatory Employment Practices” by Rev. James A. Coriden, professor of pastoral studies at Washington Theological Union. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or email negash@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.

5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management program presents the seminar “An Innovative Approach to Integral Project Design and Evaluation” by Richard O'Sullivan, principal of Change Management Solutions. McGivney Hall, Room 004. For more information, contact Ismael Koita at 91koita@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents “Quod credimus debemus auctoritati. Perspectives on Authority in the Works of a Few Late Medieval Biblical Commentators” by Rev. Timothy Bellamah, O.P., instructor of systematic theology at the Dominican House of Studies. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, visit http://mbs.cua.edu/news/index.cfm or call 202-319-5794.

6:30 p.m., the Catholic University Knights of Columbus Council presents “Voting with a Catholic Conscience” by Richard Doerflinger, associate director of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat for Pro Life Activities. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Victor David at 815-603-04308 or 32david@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.

4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session on the CUA in Rome Program, featuring Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@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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Campus Ministry

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/

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.

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.

Halloween on Campus Volunteers
Halloween on Campus is on Thursday, Oct. 25. Help make the evening fun for Brookland children by volunteering. For more information or to sign up, visit http://service.cua.edu/.

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/.

Mission Trips
The Office of Campus Ministry will host an information session on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 10 p.m. in the Campus Ministry Lounge for students interested in going on mission trips.

All Saints Day and All Souls Day
The Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints on Thursday, Nov. 1, and the Commemoration of All Souls on Friday, Nov. 2. Masses will be celebrated on Nov. 1 at 12:15 and 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel and at 9 p.m. in St. Vincent’s Chapel. The University Commemoration of All Souls will be celebrated on Nov. 2 at 5:10 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. If you would like a deceased loved one remembered at Masses throughout November, complete a remembrance card and return it to the Office of Campus Ministry or email names to David Pennington, associate campus minister for liturgy and worship, at penningd@cua.edu.

Supper and Social Justice
Lucia Silecchia, professor of law, will be the guest speaker at the next Supper and Social Justice event on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. All are welcome. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.

Arbor Day Tree Planting
Come plant a tree near Aquinas Hall on Friday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 5 p.m. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.

Women’s Retreat — There’s No Place Like Home
All CUA women are welcome to join Campus Ministry for a women’s retreat Oct. 19 to 21. The cost is $40. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.


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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 16
4 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts Goucher College at the Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA soccer field. 

Wednesday, Oct. 17
3:30 p.m., the men’s soccer team hosts Goucher College at the DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.

6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts Christopher Newport University at the DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 20
1 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts the University of Scranton at the DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.

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

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Oct. 22
7 p.m., Colleges Against Cancer and the North Neighborhood 1 resident assistants present a “Pink Ribbon Party” to promote National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The party will feature pink pumpkin decorating, pink ribbon decorating, pink hair feathers, food, and giveaways. Millennium South Lounge. For more information, contact Nora Gerrity at 717-799-6986 or 30gerrity@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 22, Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24
4 to 4:30 p.m., 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. 22, Wednesday, Oct. 24, and Thursday, Oct. 25
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents Week V of the Building Community in a Mobile/Global Age seminar during which scholars will discuss “Building Community in a Diversity of Cultures and Civilizations.” For more information, visit http://www.crvp.org/ or contact Hu Yeping at 202-319-5683 or cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
5 p.m., CRUX for the Creative Arts presents “Inside the Toolbox: Photography” by Matthew Barrick, lecturer in the Department of Art. This is the last 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.

6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents “Salary Negotiation for Women.” While salary inequality between men and women still exists, there are ways to even the playing field. Learn tactics and approaches that can help secure the best compensation package. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a “Job Search Crash Course.” The course will instruct students on how to conduct a job or internship search from beginning to end, how to identify resources specific to a student’s area of interest, and how the career services office can help develop an individualized action plan. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

Thursday, Oct. 25
1 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the musicology colloquium “Turning Black into Gold” by Kip Lornell, adjunct professor of music at The George Washington University. This lecture is presented in connection with the CUA production of Finian’s Rainbow. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver at 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

5 p.m., the Institute for Interreligious Study and Dialogue presents “Understanding Spiritual Growth through Interreligious Dialogue” by Bishop Denis Madden, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, visit http://iisd.cua.edu/ or call 202-319-6517.

Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures hosts an academic conference to honor the 100th anniversary of Italian writer Elsa Morante’s birth. The conference will bring together many noted and emerging scholars from the United States and abroad. Morante’s nephew, Daniele Morante, will lead a session on “Elsa Morante’s Correspondence: a New Source for the Artist’s Life” on Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. The international conference is made possible through an endowment of the Davy Carozza family. For more information, contact Stefania Lucamante, professor of Italian and comparative literature, at lucamante@cua.edu.

Friday, Oct. 26
Noon to 6 p.m., the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library hosts a used book sale. Mullen Library, Room 214. See Announcements.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Aristotle on Accidental Perception” by Ronald Polansky, professor of philosophy at Duquesne University. 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. 26, through Sunday, Oct. 28
The University hosts Alumni and Reunions Weekend. Class years ending in a two or seven will celebrate reunions. For more information, call 202-319-5608.

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Finian’s Rainbow. Performances take place Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors, students, CUA alumni, faculty, and staff, and can be purchased online at http://music.cua.edu with an additional $2 service charge. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416.

Saturday, Oct. 27
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library hosts a used book sale. Mullen Library, Room 214. See Announcements.

Sunday, Oct. 28
Noon to 5 p.m., the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library hosts a used book sale. Mullen Library, Room 214. See Announcements.

 

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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 participate in 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 will not send text alerts, emails, or phone messages notifying CUA community members of the start and end of the one-minute voluntary drill, but they are strongly encouraged to participate.

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 Oct. 16 drill. 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.

Air Conditioning Shutdown and Heating Start-Up
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations Facilities Operations has begun the shutdown process of the central air conditioning systems and making the necessary preparations to produce steam heat. Since this operation is complicated, the office typically initiates the production of steam heat when weather patterns indicate three consecutive days below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Once a commitment is made to produce steam, systems cannot be reversed to air conditioning if temperatures rise.

The office plans to start up the steam heat on Monday, Oct. 22. The first priority will be the residence halls. Once these buildings are up and functioning properly, the remaining buildings will go online. The office asks for cooperation and patience during this switch-over period.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or email CUA-FMO@cua.edu.

Internet Explorer 9 to Be Installed
Internet Explorer 9 is the current version of Microsoft’s Web browser for Windows 7. This version will be installed automatically on campus desktop computers during the early part of the week of Oct. 15. While Internet Explorer is installed with settings required for use of CUA applications, those who experience problems using systems such as Cardinal Station or Cardinal Financials should visit the Center for Planning and Information Technology Information Systems page and follow the link for step-by-step instructions on clearing browser cache and making any needed configuration setting changes.

Room Selection Town Hall Meeting
The Office of Housing Services thanks everyone who attended the room selection lottery numbers town hall meeting. For those who were unable to attend the meeting or have additional feedback to share, it’s not too late. Visit http://housing.cua.edu/lotterynumbers and submit feedback anonymously via a Web form.

Disability Support Services Faculty Town Halls
The Office of Disability Support Services will host a series of faculty town halls to answer questions or respond to concerns that faculty members have about accommodating students with disabilities. The town halls will take place in Pryzbyla Center, Room 331, on Monday, Oct. 15, from noon to 1:15 p.m., and on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Interested faculty members should come prepared with questions or to comment on situations they have experienced. Faculty can send questions in advance to cua-disabilityservices@cua.edu. Contact the disability support services office at 202-319-5211 at least one week prior to the event to request accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up to the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

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.

 

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For Your Benefit 

Free Diabetes Screening
There will be a free diabetes screening for any faculty or staff member covered under CUA’s medical insurance plan between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Oct. 30 in the Pryzbyla Center Great Room. Participants do not need to fast and will receive a $10 gift card for taking the A1C blood sugar screening test.Those interested must register by calling 866-935-5462. Some risk factors for diabetes include weight, family history, giving birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds, storing fat in the abdomen, and being over the age of 45. Those with any of these risk factors should be tested. Participants may be eligible for UnitedHealthcare’s program with the YMCA, including months of free membership. For more information, call the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

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. Nurses from the Mollen Immunization Clinics will administer the shots. 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 UnitedHealthcare 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 are available in the human resources office, 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, healthcare savings account 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.

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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