The Catholic University of America

  Sept. 16 – Sept. 22, 2013

Calendar

Monday, Sept. 16
The Path Less Traveled: Study Beyond Western Europe

3:30 to 4 p.m., CUAbroad presents an advising session on opportunities for education abroad from Chile to China by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Schneider at schneiderg@cua.edu or call 202-319-6010.

Internships Abroad: A Real World Experience
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on international internship opportunities by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Schneider at schneiderg@cua.edu or call 202-319-6010.

All American BBQ
4:30 p.m., the College Republicans host the annual All American BBQ. Pryzbyla Center Lawn. For more information, email Jeff Bishop or call 518-232-1823.

Graduate School Do's and Don'ts
5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Graduate School Do's and Don'ts," offering pointers on the application process and ways to make yourself stand out from the pack. Co-sponsored with Kaplan, Inc. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 17, 18
Education Abroad 101
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents “Education Abroad 101.” McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website or contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 16, 18, 20
Understanding Justice: A Western Approach
9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents week two of the Annual Fall Seminar on Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations. This week's theme, Understanding Justice: A Western Approach, features readings on Rawls, Locke, Hume, Ricoeur, Dworkin, Nozick, and more. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Career Horoscope

5:30  to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services invites students to take the "career horoscope." Receive direction about what your future could hold. Gain insight into what academic major to choose. Already selected a major? Explore what jobs are out there. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Emerging Leaders Program — Discover Strengths
6:30 p.m., second of five Emerging Leaders Program sessions, held each Tuesday through Oct. 8. There are many different ways to lead and many different types of leaders. Using the Strengths Quest report, gain an understanding of strengths and learn how to best apply those skills. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Carolyn Bradford at 202-319-5293 or bradfordc@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Guided Meditation
9 to 10 a.m., the Graduate Student Association and the Office of Campus Ministry offer a morning reflection, led this week by Sister Ruth Harkins. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Michelle Morrison, 59morrison@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Religion and American Foreign Policy: The Framers' Vision and the Politics of Power at Home and Abroad
Noon, the Columbus School of Law presents a seminar with Robert Destro, professor of law, on religion and American foreign policy, focusing on the vision of the framers of the U.S. Constitution and the politics of domestic and foreign power. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact Carolyn Bradford, 202-319-6003 or bradfordc@cua.edu.

From Rally to Revolution . . . Redux: Tracking the Ordeal of Egyptian Youth
12:10 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies presents a Brown Bag Lecture by Brian Barber, professor at the University of Tennessee, based on his two-year study of youth groups in Egypt. Maloney Hall, Room 302B. For more information, email Woinishet Negash or call 202-319-5999.

Teach-In on the Crisis in Syria
3 to 5 p.m., the Peace and Justice Studies Program and the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies will hold a symposium on the crisis in Syria. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information, visit nest.cua.edu/organization/ipr/calendar/details/292848.

Leaders in Development Seminar: Manuel Núñez, Inter-American Foundation
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the IEDM and IEDP graduate programs present a seminar with Manuel Núñez, director, Office of External and Government Affairs, Inter-American Foundation (IAF), who will talk about the IAF mission and present examples of the foundation's impact evaluations. Food and drinks served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, royden@cua.edu or 202-319-4289.

Thursday, Sept. 19
Annual Mellon Lecture: Jerome: Man of our times?
5:30 p.m., the Center for the Study of Early Christianity presents "Redeeming Jerome: A Man of Our Times?", the Annual Mellon Lecture presented by Philip Rousseau, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor and center director. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, contact Lola Lastrapes at 202-319-5795 or lastrapes@cua.edu.

Friday, Sept. 20
Cardinal Club T-shirt Sale — Football Game Tonight!
Noon to 3 p.m., the Department of Athletics hosts a T-shirt sale to kick off the first home football game tonight. Show your Cardinal pride by purchasing this year’s Cardinal Club T-shirt to wear at athletic events. T-shirts will be on sale for $10. To see a picture of this year’s shirt, visit cuacardinals.com. Pryzbyla Center, Lobby. For more information, contact Kelly Szal, administrative assistant, at szal@cua.edu or 202-319-5286.

Al-Farabi and the Happy Marriage Between Music and Logic
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Al-Farabi and the Happy Marriage Between Music and Logic," a lecture by Thérèse-Anne Druart, professor of philosophy. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series, the theme of which is Philosophy in the Islamic Lands. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Smithsonian Conservation Science: Saving Species on the Brink
1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the Department of Biology presents Steven L. Monfort, director of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute at the National Zoological Park, founder of the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation, and international authority on conservation biology. His lecture is titled "Smithsonian Conservation Science — Saving Species on the Brink." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room. For more information, contact Frank Portugal at portugal@cua.edu.

CUA in Oxford Information Session
2 to 2:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on the CUA Oxford Program by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website or contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

CUA in Rome Information Session
4 to 4:30 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on the CUA in Rome Program by Grace Schneider, education abroad adviser. McMahon Hall, Room 111. For more information, visit the website or contact Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Latin American Music Center Presents — Orquestra Jovem de Contagem
4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Latin American Music Center presents Orquestra Jovem de Contagem. John Paul Hall. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414.

Sunday, Sept. 22
Latin Alliance Spanish Mass
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the CUA Student Organization of Latinos hosts a Latin Alliance Spanish Mass. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. For more information, check the website or call the Office of Campus Activities at 202-319-6003.

Cyrus Chestnut, Jazz Pianist

4 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a guest recital with master jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut. Click here for a sample of Chestnut's work. Ward Hall, Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

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Campus Ministry 

Room Blessing Updates
Student ministers have distributed quarter sheets that can be posted to dorm room doors requesting that rooms should be blessed. Presiders will also knock on doors. The following updated schedule will be used:

Tuesday, September 17
Opus
Reardon
Curley Court

Monday, September 23
Flather
Regan
Ryan

Tuesday, September 24
Gibbons
Caldwell/Seton
Magner

Thursday, September 26
Walton
Engelhard
Camalier

Tuesday, Sept. 17
Graduate Scripture Reflection

6 to 7 p.m. The Graduate Scripture Reflection group will meet to share the upcoming Sunday readings. Caldwell Hall, Campus Ministry Lounge. Food will be provided. For more information, visit ministry.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 18
Why Do Catholics Do That? A Teaching Mass
7 p.m. Have you ever wondered why Catholics worship the way they do? Answers can be found within 2,000 years of Christian history and tradition. Come to this teaching Mass and learn about the deeper meaning behind Catholic liturgy and worship. Bring all of the questions you always wanted answers to but never asked. St. Vincent’s Chapel.

Thursday, Sept. 19
CUA on Tap

6 p.m. Open Mic Night followed by guest speaker Luis Jacquez, an officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, who will speak on undocumented Mexicans between the ages of 5 and 8 crossing the United States border. The evening will include free local Dominican food from Columbia Heights' Los Hermanos and a cash bar with margaritas. Open Mic Night starts at 6 p.m.; speaker begins at 7:30 p.m. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

Students for Life Kick-Off Event!
7:30 p.m. Join Students for Life as we kick off the new school year! Come meet the new officers and members, enjoy delicious free food, and learn more about how Students for Life spreads the culture of life on CUA’s campus and in the greater Washington, D.C., area. Learn about exciting upcoming speaker events and ways to get involved this year. Bring $10 for T-shirts. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.

Friday, Sept. 20
Homeless Food Run
3:30 p.m. Spend an afternoon with homeless people in D.C. Homeless food runs happen every Friday and Sunday during the academic year. Meet at Pryzbyla Center, P.O.D. Market (first floor). Bring your SmarTrip card.

Friday Nights with The House: Cardinal Tailgate
5 p.m. Come celebrate the CUA Cardinals pre-victory at The House tailgate, with friends, food, live entertainment, and some dominating Cardinal-style football. Bring all your friends and put on your game face! DuFour Center, Parking Lot.

Saturday, Sept. 21
Habitat for Humanity Day Trip
7 a.m. Join CUA Habitat on our first day trip of the year. We will be working to build a home for low-income families in Maryland. All are welcome. Whether you work on houses all the time or have never used a hammer, the Habitat staff will help guide and train us all in a variety of projects. Meet at Caldwell Hall, Office of Campus Ministry. Sign up in advance at ministry.cua.edu. Click on events and sign-ups, then sign up for the Sept. 21 Habitat Day trip.

Students for Life Sidewalk Prayer
10 a.m. Join Students for Life as we travel to the local Planned Parenthood clinic to witness the gospel of life and provide a prayerful and peaceful presence to pray for the end of abortion. Please bring a rosary and a SmarTrip card, and wear comfortable shoes. Meet at the benches outside the CUA-Brookland Metro station.

Sunday, Sept. 22
Homeless Food Run
2 p.m. Spend an afternoon with homeless people in D.C. Homeless food runs happen every Friday and Sunday during the academic year. Meet at Caldwell Hall, Office of Campus Ministry. Visit service.cua.edu for more information.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 23
Men's Discernment

6 to 8 p.m. Are you thinking about becoming a priest? Would you like to explore whether you have a vocation? Join us and the rest of the Men’s Discernment Group for Mass, dinner, and a speaker. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. Register online at ministry.cua.edu. See you there!

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Supper and Social Justice
7 to 8 p.m., Join the Students on the Mount for the first in a series of monthly dinners and discussions concerning social justice issues and our Catholic Christian response. Come for a free Qdoba taco bar and stay for a discussion led by Catholic Relief Services, USA.

Friday, Sept. 27
Homeless Food Run
3:30 p.m. Spend an afternoon with homeless people in D.C. Homeless food runs happen every Friday and Sunday during the academic year. Meet at Pryzbyla Center, P.O.D. Market (first floor). Bring your SmarTrip card.

Homecoming and Reunions Weekend Begins
Get ready! For information on how, visit ministry.cua.edu.

Sunday, Sept. 29
Homeless Food Run
2 p.m. Spend an afternoon with homeless people in D.C. Homeless food runs happen every Friday and Sunday during the academic year. Meet at Caldwell Hall, Office of Campus Ministry. Visit service.cua.edu for more information.

Best Buddies Match Party
3 to 5 p.m. Join CUA Best Buddies for the annual “Match Party” when buddy pairs are matched for the first time. Best Buddies is a student organization that pairs students one-on-one with adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Enjoy food, music, and fun on the Pryz Patio.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Sept. 17
4 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts the St. Mary's College of Maryland Seahawks, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, CUA soccer field.

Wednesday, Sept. 18
6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts the Salisbury University Sea Gulls, DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Thursday, Sept. 19
4:30 p.m., the women’s soccer team hosts the Stevenson University Mustangs, DuFour Center, CUA soccer field.

Friday, Sept. 20
7 p.m., the football team hosts the Carnegie Mellon Scotties, DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Sept. 21
11 a.m., women's cross country at Frostburg State Invitational, Frostburg, Md.

1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts the Misericordia University Cougars, DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 23, 25, 27
Understanding Justice: An Eastern Approach

9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents week three of the Annual Fall Seminar on Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations. This week's seminar, Understanding Justice: An Eastern Approach, features a delegation of 12 scholars from the Vietnamese Academy of the Social Sciences, Hanoi, who will discuss related issues with seminar participants. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Sept. 24
An Illustrated Tour Through the History of Catholic University
4 p.m., the CUA Libraries present Brookland resident, author, and alumnus Robert Malesky, who will present a slideshow on the history of the University, featuring archival images of CUA through time brought to life by Malesky's lively storytelling. John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library, May Gallery. For more information, contact Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, at Mazzenga@cua.edu.

Emerging Leaders Program—Discover Community
6:30 p.m., third of five Emerging Leaders Program sessions, held each Tuesday through Oct. 8. Connect with current CUA student leaders as they share their engagement experiences on campus and provide tips on being a student leader. Also explore the various communities within CUA and discuss how to get involved. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Carolyn Bradford at 202-319-5293 or bradfordc@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Leaders in Development Seminar: The CRS Framework for Integral Human Development

5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the IEDM and IEDP graduate programs present a seminar with David M. Leege, deputy director of program quality and support for Catholic Relief Services, who will discuss the CRS integral human development framework. Food and drinks served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, royden@cua.edu or 202-319-4289.

Thursday, Sept. 26
A Historical Tour Through the History of Catholic University
4 to 5 p.m., the CUA Libraries present a tour of Catholic University led by alumnus and author Robert Malesky. Walk in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson, who was a guest on what is today's CUA campus. Visit the campus site of Civil War-era Fort Slemmer. Discover a CUA you never knew existed. Meet in front of Mullen Library. For more information, contact Maria Mazzenga, education archivist, at Mazzenga@cua.edu.

Cardinal Adventures: Trapeze School
5 p.m., the Eugene I. Kane Student Fitness Center and Office of the Dean of Students sponsor a two-hour trapeze class. Ever pictured yourself soaring through the air on the flying trapeze? Now is your chance to try it out. Cost is $20 ($55 value) and includes transportation and class. Space is limited. For more information and to sign up, stop by or call the Kane Fitness Center at 202-319-5705.

Friday, Sept. 27
How Does the Lover Attract the Beloved?
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "How Does the Lover Attract the Beloved? On the Properties of Beings," a lecture by Emma Gannage,  associate professor in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. The event is part of the school’s annual Fall Lecture Series, the theme of which is Philosophy in the Islamic Lands. Aquinas Hall, Auditorium. For more information, call 202-319-5259 or email cua-philosophy@cua.edu.

Homecoming Concert
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a Homecoming concert and alumni reception. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call 202-319-5414.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Sept. 27, 28, 29
Homecoming and Reunions Weekend
Faculty and staff are invited to join the Office of Alumni Relations as we celebrate Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2013. With more than 30 events scheduled throughout the weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to help us welcome our alumni back home to campus. For a complete schedule of Homecoming and Reunions events and to register, head to cuatoday.com/Homecoming2013.

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Announcements  

CUA Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, CUA will honor Hispanic Heritage Month. Look for events in the calendar section of This Week.

Free!
File folders and hanging folders. Some previously used. Some new. McMahon Hall, Room 4. For more information, contact Mary Stillwell at 202-319-6557 or stillwell@cua.edu.

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For Your Benefit 

CUA Tuition Exchange Program
The tuition exchange scholarship program is a CUA employee benefit for dependents, specifically for college-aged dependent children interested in attending other colleges or universities through the National Tuition Exchange Program. Guidelines limit the program to children of regular full-time employees of CUA who have worked full time for at least two continuous years prior to the commencement of the academic year for which the eligible student dependent would initiate his/her studies. The application is due one year before the academic year in which they will use the benefit. Awards, if granted, are made for one academic year at a time. A new application must be submitted for each academic year. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year is Friday, Oct. 4. Applications must be received by the Office of Human Resources by this date. If you have any questions or would like to view a complete list of participating colleges and universities, visit www.tuitionexchange.org or contact Whitney Mitchell in the human resources office at 202-319-5598.

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