The Catholic University of America

Oct. 29 – Nov. 4, 2012

 

Calendar

Monday, Oct. 29
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Instructional Technology presents a lunch and learning session with Turning Technologies. This session will focus on how clickers can help enhance student learning. Marion Johnson, director of educational consultants at Turning Technologies, will present innovative ways to utilize the TurningPoint clicker student response system with pedagogical style. Lunch will be provided. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room C. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or gramatges@cua.edu.

12 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.

Monday, Oct. 29, Tuesday, Oct. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 31
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 Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Office of Human Resources presents the Benefits Fair. Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. For more information, see For Your Benefit.

12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) information session. CRS is one of the largest humanitarian agencies, serving in more than 90 countries worldwide. CRS is currently recruiting graduate students for the International Development Fellows Program. Those interested in entering into a long-term career in international development should register at http://careers.cua.edu/. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information or to register, visit http://careers.cua.edu/.

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents “What is Catholic About the New Evangelization” by Monsignor Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz, S.S. Professor of Liturgical Studies. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683 or email cua-strs-events@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
12:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents the brown bag lecture “The Ideological Roots of the Democratic Party — Religious? Secular? Why it Matters” by William D’Antonio, institute fellow and adjunct professor of sociology. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or email negash@cua.edu.

5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management program presents the seminar “Economy of Communion Initiative: A New Style of Economic Action” by Nicola Sanna, president and CEO of Netuitive. McGivney Hall, Room 004. For more information, contact Ismael Koita at 91koita@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 31, and Thursday, Nov. 1
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts Walk-in Resume Days. Bring resumes for review before the Engineering Career Fair on Friday, Nov. 2. No appointment necessary. Pryzbyla Center, Room 127. For more information, visit http://careers.cua.edu/

Thursday, Nov. 1
2 to 3 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session about the Prague and Budapest programs, featuring Katie Jafarli, senior manager of institutional relations at CIEE. Pryzbyla Center, Room 205. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@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 Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

6 to 7 p.m., CUAbroad hosts an information session about the Venice Spring Break Program, featuring Stefania Lucamante, professor of Italian and comparative literature. McMahon Hall, Room 202. For more information, contact Lucamante at 202-319-5240 or lucamante@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 2
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Engineering Career Fair. Meet employers looking to fill internships and summer, part-time, and full-time jobs. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, visit http://careers.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.

Friday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 4
The Centerstage Theater Company presents its fall musical “Assassins.” Performances take place at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4. Tickets will be sold in the Pryzbyla Center the week before the performances as well as at the door. Student and alumni tickets are $5. Adult tickets are $7. Caldwell Auditorium. For more information, contact Emily Lentz at 703-431-9111 or 23lentz@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Saturday, Nov. 3
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents the lecture “When the Son of Man Returns Will He Find Faith on the Earth?” by Marie George and Louise Mitchell, professors of philosophy at St. John’s University. Aquinas Hall, Room 102. For more information, call 202-529-5300, ext. 149, or email brent@cua.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 4
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Symphony Orchestra concert. Sligo Adventist Church, 7700 Carroll Ave., Takoma Park, Md. For more information, contact David Searle, conductor and assistant professor of music, at 202-319-5414 or searle@cua.edu.

 

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Campus Ministry

Sophomore/Junior Retreat
Join Campus Ministry for the first-ever joint sophomore/junior retreat Friday, Nov. 2, through Sunday, Nov. 4, at Camp St. Charles in Newburg, Md. Participants will leave campus at 6 p.m. on Friday and return to campus around 2 p.m. on Sunday. The cost is $40. Scholarships are available. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/. For more information, contact Luke Hlavin, associate campus minister for retreats and men's ministry, at hlavinl@cua.edu.

Men’s Discernment
Join Men’s Discernment on Monday, Nov. 5, for dinner at 6 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. The dinner will be followed by reflection and prayer led by Rev. John Foster, assistant professor of canon law. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu/.

Mission Trips
Stop by the Campus Ministry table in the Pryzbyla Center lobby for information about this year’s mission trips to Jamaica, Ecuador, and Belize. Information will be available Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30. For more information, contact Brother Jim Moore, O.F.M. Conv., associate campus minister for justice and missions, at moorej@cua.edu

Long-Term Service Fair
More than 50 organizations representing domestic and international service programs will be represented at the fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. Meet the organizations' representatives and learn about the opportunities and experiences available.

Friday Night at the House
On Friday, Nov. 2, join the House for a performance of “Assassins” by CUA’s Centerstage. Meet at the House at 7:15 p.m. Tickets will be available for $2 at the House’s table in the Pryzbyla Center. On Friday, Nov. 9, the House will have a theater to itself for a screening of the new James Bond movie “Skyfall.” More details will be available next week.

CUA on Tap
Mary Ann Nilan, founder of the Get In Touch Foundation, will share her story of faith and living with breast cancer, her efforts to spread breast cancer awareness, and prevention methods for girls and young women all over the world. Rev. Tom Ptaszynski of the Archdiocese of Hartford will join her. Open mic begins at 7 p.m.; the talk begins at 8 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

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.
 

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Athletics

Saturday, Nov. 3
2 p.m., the swimming team hosts Susquehanna University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Swimming Pool.
 

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Nov. 5
5 to 7 p.m., the Certificate Program in European Studies presents the faculty roundtable “Why Europe? Why European Studies” featuring faculty members Árpád von Klimó (history), Attila Freska (business and economics), Daniel García Donoso (modern languages and literatures), Dorle Hellmuth (politics), and Nora Heimann (art). Claudia Bornholdt, associate professor and chair of modern languages and literatures, and director of the Certificate Program in European Studies, will serve as moderator. Hannan Hall, Room 108. For more information, call 202-319-5240 or email bornholdt@cua.edu.

7 p.m., the Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research presents a movie showing and discussion of the film “Anonymous Father’s Day” with Jennifer Lahl, director of the film and president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or mrice@johnpaulii.edu.

Monday, Nov. 5, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7
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 Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu

Tuesday, Nov. 6
11 a.m. to noon, the Office of the Vice President of Finance presents the seminar “For Your Credit” by SunTrust Bank. This seminar will provide information on why credit is important and the implications of “good” and “bad” credit scores. The seminar also offers insight into what factors determine a credit score and provides tips on how to build and repair credit history. The event is open to faculty, staff, and students. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. R.s.v.p. if you plan to attend. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Renell Lewis at 202-319-6445 or lewis@cua.edu.

Thursday, Nov. 8
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 Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Friday, Nov. 9
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts a Focus Day for prospective students interested in engineering, architecture, music, or social work. For more information, contact the admissions office at 202-319-5305.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “The Place of De Anima in Aristotle’s Explanatory Project” by Andrea Falcon, associate professor of philosophy at Concordia 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.  

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the Great Noise Ensemble. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or email cua-music@cua.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 11
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an open house for prospective students. For more information, contact the admissions office at 202-319-5305.

3 p.m., Theological College presents an “Early Music Concert with Soprano and Lute.” Soprano Nola Richardson will perform Baroque and Renaissance music accompanied by John Armato on the lute and theorbo. An hors d'oeuvre reception will follow with an opportunity to meet the artists. Donations in support of Theological College will be gratefully accepted. Seating is limited and reservations required. Theological College, Main Chapel. For more information or to R.s.v.p., contact Anna Camacho at 202-756-4914 or camachoa@cua.edu.
 

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Announcements 

Is CUA Open or Closed?
The Office of Public Affairs wishes to remind faculty, staff, and students how to find out about the closing or delayed opening of Catholic University because of inclement weather. The quickest ways to find out are to check the CUA website at www.cua.edu or to call the University’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are extremely poor. In addition, CUA contacts all local TV outlets and major radio stations.

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.
 

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For Your Benefit 

Open Enrollment for Benefits
Open enrollment for benefits for faculty and staff runs from Thursday, Nov. 1, through Thursday, Nov. 15. The Office of Human Resources will host general open enrollment meetings for employees to pick up benefits booklets and learn about changes to benefits plans and the new dental vendor. Employees must enroll this year (and every year) or lose all of their benefits at the end of 2012. The last two information sessions will be held Monday, Oct. 29, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Room 320A

All faculty and staff are invited to the benefits fair on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms A and B. There will be seated massages, free eye exams, flu shots (see announcement below), diabetes screenings (see announcement below), chiropractic screenings, raffles, food samples, and opportunities to meet vendors. Employees also may pick up benefits booklets at the fair. For more information, call the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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. 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 companies 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 day 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.

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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