The Catholic University of America

Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2012



Monday, Nov. 26
7 p.m., the Department of Drama presents Are You Now Or Have You Ever Been as part of the Reading and Discussion Series, which focuses on new or rarely produced works and contemporary issues, followed by discussion between panelists and the audience, cast, and directors. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-4000. (NOTE: This event was incorrectly identified in last week's issue as occurring on Nov. 29. There is no reading and discussion on Nov. 29.)

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a composition division recital. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Monday, Nov. 26, Tuesday, Nov. 27, and Wednesday, Nov. 28
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

Tuesday, Nov. 27
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

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Noon, the Office of Instructional Technology presents a brown bag lunch focused on grading assignments using Blackboard and Microsoft Word. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information and to R.s.v.p., contact Eric Gramatges at 202-319-4768 or

5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures presents the lecture “The End of Mexico: The Crisis Narrative in Mexican Cultural History” by Mark Anderson, associate professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia. McGivney Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Juanita Aristizábal, assistant professor of Spanish, at 202-319-5240 or

7:30 p.m., the First-Year Experience presents the lecture “Liberal Arts and Politics” by Chris Long, professor of philosophy and classics at The Pennsylvania State University. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Philip de Mahy at 202-319-6879 or

Thursday, Nov. 29
11 a.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s Latin American Center for Graduate Studies in Music presents the lecture-recital “Chilean Music for Guitar” by Duo Orellana-Orlandini. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Esperanza Berrocal at 202-319-5414 or

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music’s Musicology Colloquium presents the lecture-recital “’El vuelo de tu alma’: The Creative Process of Chilean Composer Javier Farias” by The Alturas Duo. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Esperanza Berrocal at 202-319-5414 or

Friday, Nov. 30
5 p.m., the Office of Campus Ministry and the Office of Campus Activities host the annual Light the Season event. The ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree will be accompanied by music and refreshments. Pryzbyla Center, third-floor atrium. For more information, visit

7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Women’s Chorus. St. Vincent De Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.  


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Campus Ministry

Residence Hall Confessions
Residence hall confessions will be held at 8 p.m. as follows:

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Wednesday, Nov. 28
Seton/Caldwell (After Adoration)

Thursday, Nov. 29

Monday, Dec. 3

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Thursday, Dec. 6
Millennium North
Millennium South
Curley Court

Burgers with a Side of Justice
Supper and Social Justice will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. This month will feature “Burgers with a Side of Justice.” Join Students on the Mount for supper and a discussion about advocacy and Catholic social justice with Linda Plitt Donaldson, associate professor in the National Catholic School of Social Service. Sign up at

T-shirt Design Competition
Help support our mission trip volunteer sites by designing this year’s CUA March for Life T-shirt. All designs must be submitted electronically to Brother Jim at by Monday, Dec. 2.

Thank You — Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanks to all who supported the Thanksgiving dinner with Father Jude. The students really appreciated the desserts and rolls.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
The Students on the Mount and its committees would like to thank all the students, faculty, and staff who participated in Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

CUA Giving Tree
‘Tis the season for giving. Support the Edgewood/Brookland Collaborative and make a difference for the neighborhood’s children. Grab a gift-idea ornament in the Pryzbyla Center, John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, Leahy Hall, McMahon Hall, or Campus Ministry office from Monday, Nov. 26, through Monday, Dec. 10. Gift ideas also can be found at Drop off donations to Campus Ministry in Caldwell Hall.  

Posada Party
There will be a traditional Posada party held at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning in McGivney Hall and ending in the Pryzbyla Center Food Court. Join children from Brookland in this celebration that commemorates the journey of the Holy Family with singing, games, and food. 

Participate in the Franciscan Christmas tradition of the Greccio, a live nativity, held on the Pryzbyla Center lawn at 6 p.m., on Sunday, Dec. 2.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Masses for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception will be celebrated at 5:10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, in Caldwell Chapel and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, in St. Vincent’s Chapel. Despite falling on Saturday, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception remains a holy day of obligation.

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Monday, Nov. 26
7 p.m., the women’s basketball team hosts Bridgewater College. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

Wednesday, Nov. 28
5:30 p.m., the women’s basketball team hosts Salisbury University. DuFour Center.

7:30 p.m., the men’s basketball team hosts Frostburg State University. DuFour Center.

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Dec. 3, Tuesday, Dec. 4, and Wednesday, Dec. 5
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

Wednesday, Dec. 5
5:30 p.m., the Islamic World Studies program presents “The Role of the League of Arab States in the Arab Spring Countries, and U.S. Policies in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring,” featuring Mohammed Raja Abdullah Al-Hussaini Al Sharif, ambassador of the League of Arab States to the United States, and Dennis Wholey, CUA alumnus and host of PBS’ “This is America with Dennis Wholey.” Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5115.

Friday, Dec. 7
Last day of classes for the fall semester.

2 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents “Scotus and Scotists on Aristotle’s De Anima” by Timothy Noone, professor of philosophy. 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

7:30 p.m., The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception sponsor the Annual Christmas Concert for Charity. The Basilica Choir, CUA Symphony Orchestra, University Singers, the University Chorus, and Chamber Choir will perform. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Frontline Faith Project. Basilica, Great Upper Church. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or  

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New Fact Books Available
The Office of Public Affairs has copies of the 2012-2013 University Fact Book available for offices on campus. To request copies, call 202-319-5600, email, or visit McMahon Hall, Room 311. 

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For Your Benefit 

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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