The Catholic University of America

March 25 – March 31, 2013



Monday, March 25

First-Come, First-Served Free Tickets: Washington Women in Jazz Finale
5 p.m., the Graduate Student Association (GSA), in celebration of Women's History Month, has a limited number of free tickets for graduate students to the March 27 finale of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. Among the performers will be Geri Allen, internationally known composer and jazz pianist. For more information on this and other GSA-sponsored events, visit the website. To hear a sample of Allen's work and get more information about the finale, visit Washington Women in Jazz. To reserve tickets, email Daiva Mackenzie,

Campus-wide Way of the Cross
8 p.m., meet at Campus Ministry to participate in the campus-wide, candlelight Way of the Cross, a CUA Holy Week tradition. For more information, call Campus Ministry, 202-319-5575.

Wednesday, March 27

Prospective Students on Campus
1 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the University community welcome prospective transfer students to campus on this last Transfer Visit Day. The visitors will receive a complimentary lunch at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Food Court, learn about the academic life at CUA, and take a student-led campus tour. For more information, visit

Leaders in Economic Development Seminar
5 to 6 p.m., the Integral Economic Development Management graduate program presents Kent Hill, senior vice president, International Programs Group, World Vision, who will speak on International Development Programs: Resource/Aid Allocation. Food and drinks will be served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, or 202-319-4289.

Thursday, March 28

CUA in Rome Information Session
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on the CUA in Rome Program. Learn why studying in Rome is perfect for all majors, and more. The application deadline for the Rome study abroad program has been extended to April 19 and the fall program is offered at a significant discount. What better time to be studying in Rome? McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, contact Grace Schneider, 202-319-6010 or

Thursday, March 28, and Friday, March 29

Holy Thursday and Good Friday
The University is closed for the Paschal Triduum.

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Campus Ministry

Monday, March 25, through Wednesday, March 27
Campus Ministry Rice Bowl Project
Donations made to the Campus Ministry Rice Bowl Drive may be submitted Monday, March 25, through Wednesday, March 27, at our table in the Pryzbyla Center or the Campus Ministry office.The Rice Bowl project is a program sponsored by Catholic Relief Services (CRS) to collect funds for CRS projects throughout the world. Any contribution is appreciated. Lenten gifts in the amounts listed below can provide the following:
$10:  Two weeks of food for a family of six
$25:  Health exams for 13 children
$40:  Clean water for 500 families a day
$100: Immunizations for 157 newborns

Celebration of the Paschal Triduum and Easter

Thursday, March 28
8 p.m., Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper. At the end of Mass, the Blessed Sacrament will be processed to Caldwell Chapel, where people may visit until midnight. St. Vincent's Chapel.

Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30
10 a.m., Morning Prayer will be celebrated on Good Friday and Holy Saturday in St. Vincent’s Chapel.

Friday, March 29
3 p.m., Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion will be held in St. Vincent's Chapel.

Saturday, March 30
8:15 p.m., the Great Easter Vigil will begin outside St. Vincent's.

Sunday, March 31
5 p.m., Evening Prayer of Easter Sunday will be prayed in St. Vincent's Chapel.

Note: No Mass on Easter Sunday or Easter Monday.

No Praise and Worship Adoration
There will be no Praise and Worship Adoration during Holy Week.

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Monday, March 25
3 p.m., the Cardinals host the Gallaudet University Bisons, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center

Tuesday, March 26
Men's Tennis
1:30 p.m., the Cardinals host the Susquehanna University Crusaders, DuFour Center

Wednesday, March 27
3:30 p.m, the Cardinals host the Washington College Shoremen, DuFour Center

Thursday, March 28
Women's Lacrosse
1 p.m., the Cardinals host the Scranton University Royals, DuFour Center

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Upcoming Events

Monday, April 1
Easter Monday
The University is closed.

Tuesday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 3
High School Sophomores and Juniors Visit CUA
10:30 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the University community welcome high school sophomores and juniors and their families to campus for Cardinal Visit Days. Visitors will learn about academic programs, scholarships, and financial aid; take a one-hour, student-led tour of campus; see what CUA campus life is like; and interview with an admissions counselor. For more information, visit

Wednesday, April 3
Powerful Web Citation Demonstration

1 to 3 p.m., the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library presents a demonstration of the Web of Science, a powerful tool covering science, social sciences, and arts and humanities that can help users see who’s citing their work, find collaborators in their field, and locate funding agencies. Web of Science allows users to follow citations and how they’re used (forward and backward), to create citation mapping, and to research bibliometrics. Mullen Library's Web of Science subscription includes citations and references for articles in almost 9,000 high-quality, peer-reviewed journals published from 2002 to the present. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Meghan Gates, 202-319-6143 or

Thursday, April 4
Mysteries of a 14th-Century French Motet
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium, Royalty, Celebration, and Attribution in a Fourteenth-Century French Motet, featuring Anne Walters Robertson, Claire Dux Swift Distinguished Service Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5413 or

Washington International Piano Series Concert — Ivo Kaltchev
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents Ivo Kaltchev performing works by Debussy, Messiaen, Vladigerov, and John Henderson. The series features works performed on the school's new Steinway D concert grand. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Ivo Kaltchev, 202-319-5861 or

Friday, April 5
Social Work Job and Career Fair

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service and the Howard University School of Social Work present a job and career fair featuring prospective employers and information about the social work job market for those holding master of social work or bachelor of social work degrees. Pryzbyla Center, Great Rooms B and C. For more information, contact Janet Rosenkrantz, 202-319-5471 or

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Monday, March 25
Deadline for This Week Submissions
5 p.m. is the deadline for submissions to This Week for the week beginning Tuesday, April 2. This Week receives many requests; whenever possible, please use the submission forms for events and announcements found at the link above or below.

Wednesday, March 27
On-Site Auto Detailing
9 a.m. to noon, the Office of Strategic Sourcing and Procurement has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car washing and detailing services in the McMahon Hall parking lot behind Caldwell Hall. 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 is 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.

Thursday, March 28
M: Drives Unavailable While Hardware is Upgraded

In preparation for hardware upgrades on the M: drive server and to save energy over the Easter break, please close all programs on your computer, including Microsoft Outlook, and shut your computer off before leaving on Wednesday, March 27. During the upgrade on Thursday, March 28, M: drives will be unavailable for all users. For more information, contact the CPIT Information Center, 202-319-4357 or

Free to Good Home
The Office of Enrollment Services has two 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.

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 or

Annual Water Disinfection Switch
Through April 29, 2013, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority will be temporarily switching the disinfectant in drinking water from chloramine to chlorine, an annual switch in water disinfection that is part of a routine program to clean and maintain water distribution systems in the District of Columbia, Arlington County, and Falls Church, Va.

During this time, individuals may notice a slight change in the taste and smell of their drinking water. Local water authorities recommend running the cold water tap for approximately two minutes and refrigerating cold tap water for a few hours to reduce taste and odor. Water filters are also effective in reducing chlorine taste and odor. For more information, please contact the authority at 202-612-3440 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) or 202-612-3400 (24 hours a day) or go to

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

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
202-319-5600 • Fax 202-319-4440 • Email
Items must include a phone number and contact person. The next issue will begin Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
The deadline is 5 p.m., Monday, March 25, 2013.
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