The Catholic University of America

Feb. 18 – Feb. 24, 2013



Monday, Feb. 18
6:30 p.m., North Neighborhood 1 and Campus Ministry host an information session on long-term volunteer service opportunities around the country and world. Learn about benefits, hear personal accounts, and find out how, upon graduation, students can help those who are in need. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Millennium South, Lounge. For more information, contact 301-906-7935 or

Tuesday Feb. 19, and Wednesday Feb. 20
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Graduation Fair is for students who will be participating in Commencement Exercises this May. Place orders for regalia and announcements, order class ring, get senior picture taken, resolve any outstanding impediments to graduation, and connect with the office of career services and alumni relations. Students will also have a chance to win a trip to Ireland. Snacks will be served. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room. For more information, call Bill Jonas at 202-319-5100.

Wednesday, Feb. 20
5 to 6 p.m., the School of Business and Economics invites the CUA community to a seminar sponsored by the Integral Economic Development Management Program on Diplomacy and Leadership in a Time of Conflict with guest speaker Alberto Piedra, former ambassador to Guatemala and professor of political economy at the Institute of World Politics. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden at 202-319-4289 or

6 to 7:30 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service offers a Master's Information Seminar for students seeking information about the master's in social work program, the application process, and financial aid. Shahan Hall, Room 202. R.s.v.p. by calling 202-319-5496 or emailing

Thursday, Feb. 21
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Musicology Colloquium presents "The Early Modern Music Print as Diplomatic Act: Andreas Rauch's Currus triumphalis musicus (1648)" with speaker Andrew H. Weaver, associate professor. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact 202-319-5413 or

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 or call 202-319-6010 for more information.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Feb. 22-24, and Friday and Saturday, March 1-2
The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents The Drowsy Chaperone, directed by Jay Brock. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 22 and 23, and March 1, and at 2 p.m. on Feb. 23 and 24 and March 2, along with a preview performance on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for CUA alumni, $10 for seniors, faculty, and staff, and $5 for CUA students with ID, and can be purchased at Ward Recital Hall. For more information, contact 202-319-5852 or

Saturday, Feb. 23
Noon to 3:30 p.m., in honor of Black History Month, the Graduate Student Association visits the National American History Museum, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the Lincoln Monument. Afterwards, students will reenact the historic 1960 Greensboro sit-in. Lunch is provided with an open discussion over coffee/tea. The afternoon will conclude with the Voices of Emancipation historical theater event. This event is family friendly. R.s.v.p. by Wednesday, Feb. 20, to Daiva MacKenzie at

1 p.m., the University Honors program encourages all CUA students to attend a screening of Los Condenadoes (The Condemned) at the National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium. Students wishing to attend should meet outside the CUA/Brookland Metro stop at 1 p.m. Film screening starts at 2 p.m. R.s.v.p. to Andrew Cuff at 202-319-5220 or email

1 p.m., the Black Student Alliance, in conjunction with the Office of Campus Activities and Campus Ministry, hosts a symposium on Many Parts, One Body: The Beauty of Black Catholics with guest speaker Most Reverend George Murry, S.J., bishop of Youngstown and former secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Related to Pope Benedict XVI's Year of Faith, this event highlights the faith and history of black Catholics in the United States as well as the men and women who had an integral role in their history. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A and B. For more information, contact Ajani Gibson at

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Campus Ministry

Men’s Discernment
Please join the Men’s Discernment Group for dinner and an evening of reflection Monday, Feb. 18. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room followed by a reflection with Rev. John Foster and time for personal prayer. Register online at

Supper and Social Justice
Mrs. Jeanne Garvey will share her hospice experiences at the next Supper and Social Justice meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Happel Room. Sign up now at

Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross will be prayed every Friday in Lent at 3 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel.

Lenten Adoration
Daily Adoration takes place every day during Lent from 1 to 5 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel. If you wish to commit to one hour, contact David Pennington at

Prayer and Liturgy Resources
For prayer and liturgy resources during Lent, visit our Lenten website at

Fun with Nuns
Following 11 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent’s Chapel on Sunday, Feb. 24, all CUA women are welcome to attend a brunch followed by a discussion with the Third Order Regular Sisters. Campus Ministry Lounge.

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Wednesday, February 20
5:30 p.m., the women's basketball team hosts a Landmark Conference semifinal playoff game, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

7:30 p.m., the men's basketball team hosts a Landmark Conference semifinal playoff game, DuFour Center.

Saturday, Feb. 23

1 p.m., the baseball team hosts Eastern College, DuFour Center.

2 p.m., the men's lacrosse team hosts Frostburg State University, DuFour Center.

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Feb. 27
5 to 6 p.m., in an ongoing weekly seminar covering important issues in management and policy of economic development, the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program welcomes you to "Leaders in Development." This week, Gisele Garrido from the International Food Policy Research Institute will share her personal experiences in the field. Food and drinks will be served afterward. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden at 202-319-4289 or

Thursday, Feb. 28
12:30 p.m. the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Musicology Colloquium presents "An Examination of Haydn's Creation in Light of Edmund Burke's...Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful" with speaker Michael Ruhling, professor at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact 202-319-5413 or

6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Kaplan, Inc. will be on campus to administer a free LSAT practice test presented by the Office of Career Services. Register and R.s.v.p. at Hannan Hall, Room 108.

8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's ongoing Washington International Piano Series at CUA will  feature a piano recital by Nikita Fitenko, associate professor. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, contact Ivo Kaltchev at 202-319-5861 or

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Follow the Progress of Team Capitol DC
The University community may have noticed the construction beginning in the Father O’Connell Hall Parking Lot. Team Capitol DC — made up of students from Catholic University, George Washington University, and American University — is building a house on the lot for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. House construction is expected to take six to seven months. Follow the progress of the construction through the team’s blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

Black History Month
Throughout the month of February, CUA celebrates Black History Month with a series of events hosted by the Office of Campus Activities and devoted to exploring black history and heritage. For more information and a list of events, visit or contact Ana Lincoln at 202-319-6003 or

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For Your Benefit

New Employees
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 at

Summary Annual Report
The Summary Annual Report for The Catholic University of America Welfare Plan for 2011 has been posted at To view it, select the Library tab, Forms and Documents, General, and then scroll to the bottom.

Previously, you received a short communication explaining that because of the long-standing relationship between Catholic University and TIAA-CREF, we are now able to bring you reduced fees by introducing a new lower-cost mutual fund share class. Best of all, no action is required. Effective Jan. 25, 2013, you were automatically invested in the new institutional share class of the same funds. Your balances will remain 100 percent invested throughout the transition and your future contributions will be automatically allocated to the new share class of the funds you previously selected. Of course, you can change your investment selections and amounts at any time. All questions should be directed to TIAA-CREF by calling 800-842-2776.


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