The Catholic University of America

March 4 – March 10, 2013



Monday, March 4, through Sunday, March 10
Spring Break

Thursday, March 7
MSPS Information Session
5:30 p.m., the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies hosts an information sesssion for the school's certificate, bachelor's, and master's degree programs. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Rooms 321 and 323. For more information, visit or contact Lauren Knight at 202-319-5017 or

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Campus Ministry

Tuesday, March 12, through Thursday, March 21
Lenten Residence Hall Confessions
• Tuesday, March 12: North Neighborhood — 8–10 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 13: Gibbons, Regan, Ryan — 7–9 p.m.
• Thursday, March 14: McDonald, Magner  — 7–9 p.m.
• Monday, March 18: Flather, Opus — 7–9 p.m.
• Tuesday, March 19: Engelhard, Quinn, Camalier — 8–10 p.m.
• Wednesday, March 20: Walton, Reardon, Unanue — 7–9 p.m.
• Thursday, March 21: Opus — 8–10 p.m.

Friday, March 15, to Sunday, March 17
Lenten Retreat
This year's Lenten Retreat will be led by Rev. Jim Sabak, O.F.,M., a priest in residence at Flather Hall last year, who will preach on Some Nights and the Power of One Night in the Baptismal Call of Lent. The cost of the retreat is $40. For information on scholarships, contact Luke Hlavin at Sign up now at

Friday, March 15
Last Day for "Spring to CUA" Candy Drop-Off
9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Campus Ministry is accepting donations of sealed or individually wrapped candy for Spring to CUA, the annual Easter event for children that takes place March 24.

Saturday, March 16
Community Garden Planting

10 a.m., plant seeds and grow memories (and vegetables) in the CUA Community Garden. Dress to get dirty. Curley Court.

Monday, March 18
Student Organization "Spring to CUA" Sign-Up Deadline

9 a.m. to 5 p.m., student organizations looking for a service project are invited to sign up for an activity at Spring to CUA to be held March 24. Sign up online at

Men's Discernment
6:15 p.m., the Men’s Discernment Group meets for Mass at 6:15 p.m. in Caldwell Chapel, followed by dinner and a talk by Monsignor Michael Clay, clinical assistant professor in the School of Theology and Religious Studies. Sign up now at

Stations of the Cross
3 p.m., Stations of the Cross are prayed every Friday in Lent. Caldwell Chapel.

Lenten Adoration
1 to 5 p.m., daily adoration takes place every day during Lent. 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

Liturgy Changes for Spring Break
There will be no Stations of the Cross, daily adoration, or Masses during spring break — March 2 to March 10.  On Sunday, March 10, there will be one Mass, 9 p.m., St. Vincent’s Chapel. 

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Spring Break

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 11
NCSSS Master of Social Work Information Session
Noon to 1:30 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service presents an M.S.W. program seminar that includes information about the program, the application process, and opportunities for financial aid. Learn how CUA's coursework and field internships are different from other M.S.W. programs, meet others considering NCSSS and learn why they, too, are interested in social work education. Shahan Hall, Room 202. R.s.v.p. prior to the seminar by calling 202-319-5496 or emailing

Making Career Fairs Work for You
7 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents How To Work A Career Fair. Learn how to make the most of the last career fair of the year (see March 14, below), including how to prepare a résumé for the fair; how to identify and research attending employers on Cardinal Connection; how to approach and engage an employer at the fair to make the best impression possible; what employers expect of  attending students; and what to wear. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. Registration requested through Cardinal Connection (see Career Events) or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Tuesday, March 12
Honoring Awesome Women Reception

5 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities sponsors the Honor An Awesome Woman Reception, a celebration of all the awesome women in the CUA community. Those attending the reception will also have the opportunity to network with other women on campus and learn about Women's History Month. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information about the event, visit or contact Ana Lincoln, 202-319-5200 or

Poetry and Songwriting
5:10 p.m., the Department of English sponsors a reading by Stephen Burt, professor of poetry at Harvard University, followed by a presentation on songwriting by Grammy Award-nominated band AmeriCamera. Hannan Hall, Room 108.

Negotiating Equal Pay
6 to 7 p.m., the career services office presents Salary Negotiation for Women. While salary inequality between men and women still exists, there are ways to level the playing field. Learn tactics and approaches that can help secure the best compensation package possible. Pryzbyla Center, Room 351. Register through Cardinal Connection (see Career Events) or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Wednesday, March 13
Summer Registration Fair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Office of Summer Sessions sponsors the Summer Sessions Student Registration Fair. Enter for a chance to win a $500 Apple gift card and other great prizes. Meet faculty teaching this summer, ask about the more than 600 courses (including many new and online classes), and more. Pryzbyla Center, Patio. Rain location, Pryzbyla Center, Third Floor Atrium. For more information, contact Narquita Wright, or 202-319-6935.

Defense Intelligence Agency Information Session
Noon to 1 p.m., the career services office presents the Defense Intelligence Agency Information Session. The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) is a Department of Defense combat support agency and an important member of the United States intelligence community. At this information session learn about opportunities in intelligence, analysis, and collection, as well as careers in engineering, accounting, contracting, auditing, human resources, oversight and compliance, psychology, and law, to name a few. The DIA is interested in individuals majoring in business management, political science, international studies, psychology, cyber-security, and more. The DIA will also be participating in the Spring Career Fair, March 14. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Register through Cardinal Connection (see Career Events) or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Community-based Archeology Lecture
3 p.m., the Department of Anthropology presents Sonya Atalay, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who will give the Fifth Annual Regina Flannery Herzfeld Lecture on the Cultural Heritage of Native Americans. Her talk is titled Decolonizing Archaeology: Community-based Research in Indigenous and Local Communities. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. For more information, contact Anita Cook, or the anthropology department, 202-319-5080.

Leaders in Economic Development Seminar
5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program presents Antony Duttine, rehabilitation technical adviser in global health for Handicap International. Food and drinks served after seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, or 202-319-4289.

Contemporary Spanish Architecture Trends

6 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning presents Carme Pinós, principal of Estudio Carme Pinós in Barcelona, who will discuss how his work reflects trends in contemporary Spanish architecture.  Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Koubek Auditorium. For more information, visit

AmeriCamera in Concert
8 p.m., the Department of English sponsors a concert by the Grammy Award-nominated band AmeriCamera. CUA English Professor Ernest Suarez writes, "T.R. Hummer and Billy Cioffi’s Highminded (2010) joins Hughes and Charles Mingus’ recording of "The Weary Blues" (1958) as the most successful integration of contemporary music and poetry to date . . . [consisting] of interrelated songs and poetic vignettes that form an homage to poets and musicians, including Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, T.S. Eliot, Elvis Presley, Robert Johnson, Chuck Berry, Richard Hugo, Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons." (For samples of AmeriCamera's music, visit Pryzbyla Center, Food Court.

Thursday, March 14
Spring Career Fair
10:30 to 2:30 p.m., the career services office presents the Spring Career Fair. Looking for a full-time job postgraduation? Need a summer internship? Attend the fair. Bring a résumé and meet prospective employers to discuss opportunities. For a list of employers attending the fair, visit Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

Social Justice in Social Science Lecture
12:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents a brown bag lecture, Prescriptions as Descriptions: Social Justice in Social Science, by Florencio Riguera, lecturer, sociology. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, contact Woinishet Negash, 202-310-5999 or

Thursday, March 14, through Sunday, March 17
Roméo et Juliette
7:30 p.m., March 14–16; 2 p.m., March 17, the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the opera Roméo et Juliette by Charles Gounod. Tickets, on sale beginning March 4, can be purchased online at Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or email

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Dining Services Spring Break Hours
Food Court: Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 9: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday, March 9 and March 10.
Monday, March 4, through Saturday, March 9: Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 10: 5 p.m. to midnight.
Monday, March 4, through Friday, March 9: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed Saturday, March 9. Sunday, March 10: 5 to 11 p.m.
Student Restaurant:
Closed March 4 through March 9; reopens March 10: 5 p.m. to midnight.
Law School Cafe:
Closed March 4 through March 10.

Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. Look for information and events throughout the month at or contact Ana Lincoln, 202-319-5200,

Garage Cleaning
The Office of Facilities Maintenance and Operations will clean the first floor and lower level of the University Garage at the Columbus School of Law, from 5 p.m. Monday, March 4, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. All garage permit holders must park on the lower level in the southeast corner of the garage between 3 p.m. March 4 and 6 a.m. March 5.

Cash and Dining Dollars Only
Monday, March 4, the Food Court, P.O.D., and Starbucks will be upgrading their cash registers and can accept cash and Dining Dollars only, no credit, debit, or Cardinal Cards. For more information, contact Dining Services at 202-319-5295 or

On-Site Auto Detailing
Wednesday, March 6, the Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car washing and detailing services in the parking lot behind Caldwell Hall from 9 a.m. to noon. Members of the CUA community are invited to have their cars cleaned while they’re at work. The cost is $15 for a basic exterior wash; $35 for exterior and interior; other services are additional. Cash, VISA, and MasterCard will be accepted. No reservation necessary. Remember to secure or remove valuables from the vehicle before leaving it to be cleaned. This service is provided to the campus as a convenience only; CUA does not have any contract or agreement in place and use of the service is entirely at the risk to the individual. For additional information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent.

Follow the Progress of Team Capitol DC
Team Capitol DC — made up of students from Catholic University, The George Washington University, and American University — is building a solar house on the Father O'Connell Hall parking lot for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Construction is expected to take six to seven months. Follow the progress through the team’s blog, Facebook page, and Twitter account.

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For Your Benefit

Change in Prescription Drug Vendor
Effective April 1, 2013, CUA's prescription program with UnitedHealthcare will be transferred to a new vendor, OptumRx. New ID cards will be mailed in March. The OptumRx network includes more than 64,000 retail pharmacies, so little disruption is anticipated. If your pharmacy is no longer in the network, and you've filled a prescription in the past three months, you will be notified directly by UnitedHealthcare. Representatives from UnitedHealthcare will be on campus to discuss the change,  Monday, March 4, 10 a.m., and noon, in Caldwell Hall, Room 109. Sessions for Spanish speakers will be held Monday, March 4, 11 a.m., and Thursday, March 14, at noon and 2 p.m., Leahy Hall, Room 100. More information will follow via CUA email.


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