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April 29 – May 5, 2013

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Monday, April 29
CUA Symphony Orchestra Concert
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents the CUA Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Searle, assistant professor and director of orchestral activities and conducting studies, performing the works of Brahms, Sibelius, Gershwin, and Saint-Saens. Hartke Theatre. For more information, contact David Searle, 202-319-5422 or

Tuesday, April 30
"Reimagining Tiwanaku Temples and Tiwanaku Social Identity"

6 p.m., the Department of Anthropology presents a lecture by Paul S. Goldstein, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of California, San Diego, who studies how the Tiwanaku civilization, the Andes' earliest wide-ranging state, expanded from the Lake Titicaca region to control much of the southern Andes (ca. 350–1000 AD). McGivney Hall, Room 106. For more information, contact Angela Serrano, 202-319-5080 or

CUA Wind Ensemble Concert
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by the CUA Wind Ensemble conducted by John Mitchell. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact John Mitchell, 202-319-5413 or
Thursday, May 2
Sounds of the Silent Cinema
12:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a musicology colloquium with Pamela Kane, D.M.A. candidate, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her talk is titled "Sounds of the Silent Cinema Organ Recalled in the Life and Works of Firmin Swinnen." The Belgian-born Swinnen (1885–1972) was known for his organ improvisations during silent films. Ward Hall, Room 211. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5414 or

Quasten Medal Presentation and Lecture
4:30 p.m., the School of Theology and Religious Studies presents this year’s Johannes Quasten Medal of Excellence in Scholarship and Leadership in Religious Studies to Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. After the award ceremony, Father Daley will give a brief lecture titled “Logos as Reason and Logos Incarnate: Philosophy, Theology and the Voices of Tradition in the Early Church.” A reception will follow. Caldwell Hall Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5683.

Friday, May 3
Last Day of Classes

Luaupalooza — See Campus Ministry, below.

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Campus Ministry

Sing with Commencement Choir
The CUA community — students, staff, and faculty — is invited to sing with the Commencement Choir at the Baccalaureate Mass. Rehearsals will be held May 13, 14, and 15 from noon until 2 p.m. in John Paul II Rehearsal Hall at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, with a dress rehearsal on May 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica. The Baccalaureate Mass is Friday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in the Basilica, Great Upper Church. For more information or to sign up, email Lee Polites,, or Hannah Levetzow, with your name, contact information, and student ID number, if applicable.

Wednesday, May 1
Treat Yo'Self Cellar Night
10 p.m. Come to the Cellar for one last hoorah before finals week and summer! We're cleaning out the freezer so everything must go. Popsicles, fun, and fellowship. The Cellar.

Friday, May 3
5 p.m. Celebrate the last day of classes and the close of the academic year. Food, go-carts, a mechanical shark, a wrecking ball. Steve Moakler — " a 23-year old who is quickly emerging as one of the best of a new generation of pop-rock songwriters who call Nashville home," says Johnny T of the Music City Unsigned blog — headlines the night's live performances. Get in line early for this year's Luaupalooza T-shirt! For more information and special accommodations, contact Tim McEvoy at

Saturday, May 4
Reaping and Sowing

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CUA Community Garden is growing and springtime vegetables are ripe for harvest. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to help with the harvest and plant seeds for the summer. Dress for gardening. For more information click here.

Summer Mass Schedule Change
Beginning Sunday, May 12, there will be only one Mass on campus on Sundays. It will be celebrated at 6 p.m. in St. Vincent de Paul Chapel. There will be no 9 p.m. Mass through the summer months. Beginning Monday, May 13, there will be no daily Masses on campus.

Give and Go Donation Drive — Sign Up Now
Help collect clean used clothing, books, and unopened food with semester-ending Give and Go. Go to to sign up.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 7, to Friday, May 11
Final Exams


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Post Summer Positions On Cardinal Connection
The Office of Career Services invites campus offices to list their summer positions on the University’s online student employment system, Cardinal Connection, which can be accessed by all undergraduate and graduate students. Simply fill out the form at Questions can be directed to the career services office, 202-319-5623 or

Boys and Girls Basketball Camp Sign-ups
Sign up now for Boys and Girls Basketball Camp for ages 7 to 15. Camps run in June, July, and August. For more information, click here.

Computers, Furniture, More — First Come, First Served
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has the following items for sale:
• Three Apple PowerMac G5 minitower computers
• One Dell laptop.
• Oak desks, dressers, tables, chairs
• Extra-long twin beds
• Lounge chairs
• Bookcases of varying heights, widths and depths.
No guarantees or warranties. First come, first served. Payment and pick up must be made at the time of sale at item's current location. For more information, call Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602. To schedule an appointment or make an offer, email

Monday, April 29
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 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 necessary. 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. Rain date: Tuesday, April 30. For additional information, contact Willandria Blount, purchasing agent.

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