The Catholic University of America

March 11 – March 17, 2013

 

Calendar

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 cua-ncsss-admissions@cua.edu.

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, visit multicultural.cua.edu/women or contact Ana Lincoln, 202-319-5200 or lincoln@cua.edu.

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, wrightn@cua.edu 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, cook@cua.edu 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 the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, royden@cua.edu 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 architecture.cua.edu.

Life Beyond the Microwave
: Free Meal and Demo
6 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations presents Cooking 101 to move meals beyond delivery pizza and frozen dinners. Learn the basics of cooking a healthy, simple, tasty meal by helping to prepare, then sharing a delicious dinner. Open to students and alumni staff. Only 24 spaces available. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. Registration required. To register or for more information, contact Marion Gosney, 202-319-6710 or gosney@cua.edu.

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 www.electriclotuslabel.com/index.php/AmeriCamera.) 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 careers.cua.edu. 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 negash@cua.edu.

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 music.cua.edu. Hartke Theatre. For more information, call 202-319-5416 or email cua-music@cua.edu.

Friday, March 15
SMART Internships Information Session

Noon to 1 p.m., The career services office presents SMART Insights Group Internship Information Session. SMART Insights Group, LLC, is a boutique transition management firm specializing in strategies and solutions designed to optimize business performance for exponential growth in times of rapid change. Interns will be engaged to solve real problems and issues facing private and public sector entities alike in different functional areas. Interns will work collaboratively with seasoned professionals to conduct root-cause analysis, present findings, conduct research and analysis, and lead reform efforts. Students from all areas of academic study are encouraged to attend, Pryzbyla Center Room 327. Register through Cardinal Connection (see Career Events) or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Saturday, March 16
Dress to Get Dirty
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the CUA Green Club invites students, faculty, and staff to the spring Community Garden planting event. Dress for digging and planting. Outside Curley Hall, between Curley and Curley Court. For more information, contact Amanda Finnell, 78finnell@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

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Campus Ministry

Women’s History Month Donation Drive
The Women's History Month Collaborative will be collecting donations throughout March for Calvary Women's Services, a local organization serving women in need in the D.C. community. Consider donating any of the items listed at multicultural.cua.edu/women/schedule.cfm, listed on flyers posted around campus, or on the Office of Campus Activities website. Items are due by March 24 at Campus Ministry or campus activities office. For more information, contact Jessica at 98smithj@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Campus Ministry Student Survey — Win a Free iPad or Gift Card
Campus Ministry invites all students to take a survey. Check your email for a chance to win a free iPad or various gift cards.

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 hlavinl@cua.edu. Sign up now at ministry.cua.edu.

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.

Sunday, March 17, 2013
Fun with Nuns
Following 11 a.m. Mass at St. Vincent’s Chapel, all CUA women are invited to attend a brunch followed by a discussion on community life with Sister Ruth Harkins, religious in residence. Caldwell Hall, Campus Ministry Lounge.

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 service.cua.edu.

Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20
Life’s a Divine Comedy
6:30 p.m., refreshments; 7 p.m., performance. Join singer and songwriter Jackie Francois for Life’s a Divine Comedy, part of the monthlong celebration of Women’s History Month. Refreshments served prior to the performance, St. Vincent’s Chapel Patio. Performance takes place in St. Vincent's Chapel.

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, theology and religious studies. Sign up now at ministry.cua.edu.

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 penningd@cua.edu.

Prayer and Liturgy Resources
For prayer and liturgy resources during Lent, visit our Lenten website at ministry.cua.edu/liturgy/lent-2013.cfm.

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Athletics

Wednesday, March 13
Baseball
3:30 p.m., the baseball team hosts Mary Washington University, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

Saturday, March 16
Baseball
Noon, the baseball team hosts Moravian College for a double header, DuFour Center
3 p.m., Cardinals vs. Moravian Greyhounds (second game), DuFour Center

Sunday, March 17
Baseball
Noon, Cardinals vs. Moravian Greyhounds, DuFour Center

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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 18
Latinos and the Transformation of American Catholicism

4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents Latinos and the Transformation of American Catholicism, a lecture by Timothy Matovina, professor of theology and executive director of the Institute for Latino Studies of the University of Notre Dame, with response by Alejandro Aguilera-Titus, assistant director of the Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, call 202-319-5683 or email cua-strs-events@cua.edu.

Discovering the Human Person, Lecture One
7 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the first of the 2013 McGivney Lectures under the theme Discovering the Human Person with Blessed John Paul II. Given this year by Stanislaw Grygiel, professor emeritus of philosophical anthropology, of the John Paul II Institute of Rome, the lectures address the life and thought of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II. The title of the first lecture is At the Origins of an Adequate Anthropology. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or mrice@johnpaulii.edu.

Tuesday, March 19
Quantitative Reasoning: The Good, The Bad, The Unknown
5 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences presents Caren Diefenderfer, professor at Hollins University, who will speak on Quantitative Reasoning: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown. A reception follows the talk. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Paul Glenn, 202-319-5221 or glenn@cua.edu.

Wednesday, March 20
NCSSS Master of Social Work Information Session

6 to 7:30 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 cua-ncsss-admissions@cua.edu.

Tips from the Pros: Managing Your Finances
6 p.m., the Office of Alumni Relations presents financial adviser Patrick Ortman, B.S.B.A. 2009, and business owner and founder of Apartment Detectives Nancy Simmons, B.A. 1991, discussing budgets, saving for retirement, buying vs. leasing, and more ways to manage your finances. Open to students and alumni staff. Pizza and soft drinks served. Father O'Connell Hall, Craves Family Alumni Center. Registration required. To register or for more information, contact Marion Gosney, 202-319-6710 or gosney@cua.edu.

The New Evangelization, Lecture Two
7 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the second of the 2013 McGivney Lectures, The New Evangelization: via pulchritudinis, via crucis, by Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Anthropology Stanislaw Grygiel. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice, 202-526-3799 or mrice@johnpaullii.edu.

Thursday, March 21
"Ol' Man River." Who Should Sing It?

12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium, Who Should Sing "Ol' Man River"? with Todd Decker, assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.

The Family, Society, and the State, Lecture Three
7 p.m., the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents the final lecture in the 2013 McGivney Lecture series, by Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Anthropology Stanislaw Grygiel, Seeking the Promised Land: The Family, Society, and the State. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice, 202-526-3799 or mrice@johnpaulii.edu.

Washington International Piano Series Concert
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Ralitza Pacheva performing works by Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms. The Washington International Piano Series features works performed on the school's new Steinway D concert grand. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, visit piano.cua.edu/wips.cfm or Ivo Kaltchev, 202-319-5861 or kaltchev@cua.edu.

Thursday, March 21, through Sunday, March 24
Spooky Action at a Distance — Love, War, and Quantum Physics
7:30 p.m., March 21–23; 2 p.m., March 23 and 24, the Department of Drama presents Spooky Action at a Distance, directed by Jerry Whiddon and written by Matthew Buckley Smith, M.F.A. playwriting thesis. When physics graduate student Simon Pirklowski begins tutoring the beautiful wife of a mean-tempered bartender, he might learn how exciting uncertainty can be. Contains strong language and adult situations. Hartke Theatre. Tickets: $15 for adults; $10 for senior citizens, CUA alumni, faculty, and staff; and $5 for students. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit drama.cua.edu, email cua-drama@cua.edu, or call the box office at 202-319-4000.

Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23
How We Structure the World: Language, Logic, Philosophy
Conference
Noon to 5 p.m, March 22; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 23, the graduate students in the School of Philosophy present their spring graduate student conference, The Categories, an examination of the basic elements of how we structure the world through language, logic, and philososphy. March 22: Aquinas Hall Auditorium; March 23: Caldwell Hall, Happel Room. For more information, contact the School of Philosophy, 202-319-5259, or Matthew Pietropaoli, 58pietropaol@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Relay for Life
8 p.m., join CUA's annual Relay For Life, an indoor event that raises money for cancer research and awareness, while honoring those whose lives have been challenged by cancer. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information or to sign up, visit cuarelay.org.

Sunday, March 24
Spring to CUA
10 a.m. to noon, the Office of Campus Ministry invites children to campus for a host of activities at Spring to CUA, including face painting, a moon-bounce, Easter egg hunt, and more. R.s.v.p. at service.cua.edu.

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Announcements

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

New Policy Changes Online
Over the past seven months, many of the policies that govern how we engage in specific activities on behalf of the University have been significantly revised and new policies have been added. Visit policies.cua.edu/res/docs/PolicySummary3-4-131.pdf for a summary of the changes. Those who have never visited the policies page or want to refresh their knowledge can go to policies.cua.edu. For more information, contact Vin Lacovara, compliance and privacy officer, at 202-319-6170 or lacovara@cua.edu.

Free to Good Home
The Office of Enrollment Services has four lateral file cabinets available, free. Five drawers, putty-colored metal, 42 inches wide x 62 inches high. Stop by McMahon Hall, Room 4, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday to inspect them.

Avoid Phishing Attempts
Phishing is an attempt to acquire personal information, such as user names, passwords, credit card numbers. Phishing messages are often very realistic, sometimes even claiming to come from the University, and are written to elicit a response: "You are over quota," "Your account will expire," "Register now or this service will be discontinued." The University will never ask for your username and password in an email message. Never provide your password in email or text message to anyone. If you receive a message in your University inbox asking for your password or other suspicious personal information, do not reply to it (even to complain), and do not open any attachments. Instead, contact the computer Information Center at 202-319-4357 or info-center@cua.edu and notify them that you have received a phishing message. The Information Center will tell you how to forward the information needed by the technicians to block further attempts.

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. A representative from UnitedHealthcare will be on campus to discuss the change for English and Spanish speakers on Thursday, March 14, at noon and 2 p.m., Leahy Hall, Room 100. More information will follow via CUA email.

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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