The Catholic University of America

Jan. 14 – Jan. 20, 2013

 

Calendar

Monday, Jan. 14
Spring semester classes begin.

Noon to 12:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education hosts an information session about the CUAbroad Oxford Program. Meet with Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education, to learn about academic opportunities with CUA in Oxford, United Kingdom. McMahon Hall, Room 111. R.s.v.p. at http://cuabroad.cua.edu/infosessions/oxfordinfo.cfm or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 16
9 to 10:30 a.m., the Office of Campus Activities invites students to hop on the C-SPAN bus. The bus is a 45-foot interactive, multimedia learning center that brings C-SPAN’s coverage of news to communities nationwide and teaches the public how to follow “Washington Your Way.” Check out interactive stations demonstrating C-SPAN programming, online resources, and how to use the C-SPAN Video Library — an archive featuring 190,000 hours of programming that dates back to 1986. Learn how to follow the 113th Congress with C-SPAN’s Congressional Directory. McMahon Hall parking lot. For more information, call 202-319-6003.
 
3:30 to 6 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents “Implications of the New Evangelization Today” with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact 202-319-5683 or email cua-strs-events@cua.edu.
 
5:15 p.m. Mass, lecture to follow. President John Garvey speaks at the ongoing lecture series for the Year of Faith at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. The topic is “Faith and Freedom of Religion.” For more information, please contact 202-281-0604 or visit http://www.nationalshrine.com/yearoffaith.
 
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents a screening of “The Matrix” followed by a discussion with Michael Rohlf, associate professor of philosophy. This is the first event in the Spring Speaker Series sponsored by the First-Year Experience. Aquinas Auditorium. For more information, contact 202-756-4900 or visit http://nest.cua.edu/organization/fye/calendar/details/212713.
 
7 p.m., the School of Business and Economics hosts a celebration of the new school with speakers James Brennan, provost; L.R. Poos, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and acting dean of the School of Library and Information Science; and Andrew Abela, chair of the previous Department of Business and Economics. Learn more about what’s in store for this new school at CUA. Mass will be celebrated at 6:15 p.m. at Caldwell Chapel followed by a reception at the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, contact 202-319-6286 or email Jennifer Barbera at barbera@cua.edu.
 
Thursday, Jan. 17
12:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the White House Office of Presidential Correspondence information session. The Office of Presidential Correspondence is looking for volunteers to maintain a vital link between the president and the American people. It handles most of the public mail, faxes, phone calls, and online communication for the president. The office is actively recruiting volunteers to help the president by reading email, answering phones, addressing envelopes, and entering data. Student volunteers earn a letter of recommendation at the end of their commitment. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Register for this event through Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623. 

4 to 4:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education hosts an information session about the CUAbroad Rome Program. Meet with Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser, to learn more about academic opportunities with CUA in Rome. McMahon Hall, Room 111. R.s.v.p. at http://cuabroad.cua.edu/infosessions/romeinfo.cfm or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
 
5-6 p.m., CUAbroad and the Department of Drama host Irish in the Theatre summer information session. Meet with Patrick Tuite, associate professor, to learn more about studying drama with during the summer with CUA in Dublin. Pryzbyla Center, Room 331. R.s.v.p. at http://cuabroad.cua.edu/programs/summer/faculty-led/dublin-drama.cfm or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
 
5:15 p.m., Theological College presents a Prayer for Christian Unity. Theological College, Main Chapel. For more information, call 202-756-4900.
 
Friday, Jan. 18
2 to 2:30 p.m., the Center for Global Education hosts an information session on the CUAbroad Oxford Program. Meet with Tanith Fowler Corsi, assistant vice president for global education, to learn about academic opportunities with CUA in Oxford, United Kingdom. McMahon Hall, Room 111. R.s.v.p. at http://cuabroad.cua.edu/infosessions/oxfordinfo.cfm or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
 
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Town and Gown Community Chorus. Kevin O’Brien will conduct. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
 

Campus Ministry

Martin Luther King Day of Service
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by serving the Washington, D.C., community on Saturday, Jan. 19. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. in Caldwell Auditorium. Sign up at http://service.cua.edu/.
 
Change in Daily Masses
There will be a change in the Tuesday and Thursday Mass schedule with the start of the spring semester. The Mass schedule as of Monday, Jan. 14, follows:
 
  • Law School Chapel: Monday through Friday at 12:10 p.m.
  • Caldwell Chapel: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12:15 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m.; and Monday through Friday at 5:10 p.m.
  • St. Vincent’s Chapel: Monday through Thursday at 10:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed for Pro-Life Hospitality
The 40th Annual March for Life is on Jan 25. Each year CUA hosts over 1,200 people overnight for the march and Vigil for Life at the Basilica. Volunteers are needed to help make this ministry of hospitality possible. Sign up at http://ministry.cua.edu.
 

Athletics

Wednesday, Jan. 16
7 p.m., the men’s basketball team hosts Susquehanna University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.
 
Saturday, Jan. 19
4 p.m., the women’s basketball team hosts Scranton University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.
 
6 p.m., the men’s basketball team hosts Scranton University. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.
 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jan. 22
7 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies (IPR) celebrates Inauguration Week with a panel discussion about what to expect from President Barack Obama’s second term and the incoming Congress. This event will feature speakers Rachel Swarns, New York Times correspondent and IPR visiting fellow; Melinda Henneberger, Washington Post political writer; Greg Erlandson, Our Sunday Visitor publisher; and Michael Sean Winters, National Catholic Reporter political correspondent and IPR visiting fellow. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, call 202-319-5999 or email ipr@cua.edu.
 
Wednesday, Jan. 23
3 p.m., IPR celebrates Inauguration Week with Rachel L. Swarns, New York Times correspondent and author of American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White and Multiracial Ancestors of Michelle Obama. All are welcome to bring a book (or purchase a copy) for the author to sign. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. For more information, contact 202-319-5999 or email ipr@cua.edu.
 
5-6 p.m., CUAbroad and the Department of Drama host Irish in the Theatre summer information session. Meet with Patrick Tuite, associate professor, to learn more about studying drama during the summer with CUA in Dublin. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. R.s.v.p. at http://cuabroad.cua.edu/programs/summer/faculty-led/dublin-drama.cfm or call 202-319-6010 for more information.
 
Thursday, Jan. 24
12:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the White House Internship Office information session. The White House Internship Program provides an opportunity to gain professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the executive office, and prepare them for future public service opportunities. Student volunteers earn a letter of recommendation at the end of their commitment. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. Register for this event through Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623 for more information. 
 
Friday, Jan. 25
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the New Voices Festival: Opening Night Concert. The festival is a series of concerts produced by students in the composition division featuring new vocal works by emerging composers. This year, the festival will present four concerts. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414 or visit http://cuanewvoices.com/index.html.
 
9 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA New Voices Festival: Art and Cabaret Song Concert. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
 
Saturday, Jan. 26
1:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA New Voices Festival: Sacred Music Concert. St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
 
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA New Voices Festival: Chamber Music Concert. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.
 
Sunday, Jan. 27
10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Admissions hosts an Open House. For more information, call 202-319-5305 or visit http://admissions.cua.edu/undergrad/visiting/openhouse.html.
 

Announcements

Beware of Scammers
The Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement would like to alert departments to toner scam calls. The scammers are calling from an unrecognized number and are asking for the model number of the printer or copier. Once they have that information, a large box of toners with no return address is delivered with an invoice for several thousand dollars. Be advised that if you have copier equipment provided by Ricoh USA, you are not charged additional fees for toner. HP Printer toner orders can be placed through Staples Business Advantage, the University’s contract-negotiated office supply vendor. For more information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent, at 202-319-6401 or blount@cua.edu.
 
Increased Fee for Special Events
The Department of Public Safety has increased the fee for special and/or reimbursable events. Effective Jan. 1, the rate is $40 per hour. All departments requesting officers for special events will be billed at the new rate.
 

For Your Benefit

Off-Campus Flu Shots for Staff and Faculty
If you have not had a flu shot and you are medically able to have one, there are several off-campus options. If you are covered under any of the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) employee medical plans, you can go to the following providers and, in most cases, you will not have a copay. Examples of providers include your UHC in-network primary care provider; a network Convenience Care clinic such as those at CVS or Walgreens; and a retail pharmacy including those at CVS, Rite-Aid, and Target. For more information, contact a benefits specialist at 202-319-5050.
 
Yoga Classes on Campus
CUA faculty and staff are invited to participate in yoga classes at Craves Alumni Center, Father O’Connell Hall, as follows:
 
  • Tuesdays, 12:10 to 1 p.m. — Gentle Kripalu Yoga
  • Wednesdays, 12:10 to 1 p.m. — Yin Yoga
Both classes are offered by a registered yoga teacher and classes are open to all experience levels — no yoga experience required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat since there is a limited supply of CUA mats. All other yoga equipment is provided. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, which allows flexibility of movement (yoga clothing is not required). Questions may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5598.
 
SmartBenefits(R) Update
Because of the recent fiscal cliff bill, benefits eligible employees will be able to elect up to a maximum of $240 per month for transit. The previous amount was capped at $125 a month. This is a one-year extension for now. To access the 2013 Salary Reduction Authorization form, visit http://humanresources.cua.edu/benefits/smartbenefits.cfm. Completed forms should be returned to the Office of Human Resources, Leahy Hall, Room 170, no later than Monday, Jan. 14, for use in February. For more information, email Terry Fletcher-Shields, benefits specialist, at fletchet@cua.edu.
 
New Metlife Dental Plan Information
For staff and faculty who elected dental benefits for 2013, a dental card is not required to go to the dentist. The group number is 150525-1-G. Your individual number is your Social Security number. If a family member goes to the dentist, he/she should use your Social Security number and his/her own date of birth. For more information, email Terry Fletcher-Shields, benefits specialist, at fletchet@cua.edu.

Payroll and Benefit Plan Updates for 2013
CUA faculty and staff should visit either of the following links to review payroll and benefit plan changes effective Jan. 1, 2013. Questions may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at 202-319-5050.

 

 
 
 

 

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