The Catholic University of America

Dec. 3 – Dec. 9, 2012



Monday, Dec. 3
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a CUA Wind Ensemble concert with John Mitchell as conductor. Hartke Theatre. For more information, visit or call 202-319-5416.

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
11:30 a.m., the Center for Planning and Information Technology presents a brown bag lunch featuring iPad training. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. For more information, contact Lyle Spain, manager of instructional services, at 202-319-6950 or

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

9:30 p.m., the Graduate Student Association presents a comedy show with Adam Ruben, author of the book Surviving Your Stupid Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court. For more information, contact Kristen Wright at 352-359-1469 or

Saturday, Dec. 8
7 p.m., the CUA Gaels and the Office of Residence Life present an Irish Christmas performance featuring student dancers and musicians. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, contact the Central Neighborhood Residence Hall Office at 202-319-5850.


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Campus Ministry

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. 3.

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

Monday, Dec. 3

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Thursday, Dec. 6
Millennium North
Millennium South
Curley Court

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.

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 through Monday, Dec. 10. Gift ideas also can be found at Drop off donations to Campus Ministry in Caldwell Hall.  

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Dec. 10, through Saturday, Dec. 15
Final exams.


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Complimentary Tickets Available to Young Robinhood
Free tickets are available to the campus community on Monday, Dec. 3, for the 8 p.m. opening night performance of Young Robinhood at the Round House Theatre, 4545 East-West Highway, in Bethesda, Md.

The play is written by assistant professor of drama Jon Klein. Tickets can be claimed by mentioning Catholic University when making reservations by email ( or phone (240-644-1403). Limit of two tickets per person. For directions to the theatre and parking information, visit For more information on the complimentary ticket offer, contact the Department of Drama at 202-319-5358.

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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This Week @ CUA is published weekly.
To submit items for inclusion, visit
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Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
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