The Catholic University of America

  Sept. 23 – Sept. 29, 2013

Calendar

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 24, 25
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. 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.

Employer Recruiting Panel
6 to 7:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an Employer Recruiting Panel. Come hear representatives from Booz Allen Hamilton, Teach for America, SAP, National Museum of American History, UBS, U.S. Secret Service, and FBI discuss what applicants should and should not be doing when applying for a job or internship. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Room, Great Room B. R.s.v.p. requested. Register on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Emerging Leaders Program — Discover Community
6:30 p.m.,the Office of Campus Activities presents the 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. 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 (CRS), 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 at royden@cua.edu or 202-319-4289.

Practical Steps to Choosing or Changing a Major
5:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services and the Counseling Center present Moving in the Right Direction  . . . How Do I Choose My Major? Deciding between two or more majors? Have you realized your initial choice is not right for you? Learn practical, concrete steps to narrowing down your options. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. R.s.v.p. requested. Register on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Thursday, Sept. 26
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Schneider at schneiderg@cua.edu or 202-319-6010.

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 to celebrate Homecoming and Reunions Weekend 2013. With more than 30 events scheduled throughout the weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to help welcome alumni back to campus. For a complete schedule of Homecoming and Reunions events and to register, visit cuatoday.com/Homecoming2013.

Saturday, Sept. 28
Community Music School Open House
10 a.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music hosts a get-acquainted open house to introduce adults, teens, and children from the Brookland and Edgewood communities who are interested in taking music lessons to the school's new Community Music School. John Paul Hall. For more information, contact Soo You at 301-246-0789 or 73you@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Saturday Campus Admissions Tour
10:30 a.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers a 30-minute information session conducted by an admissions counselor that provides an overview of programs, extracurricular activities, and application procedures, followed by a one-hour walking tour of campus with a Cardinal Ambassador. For more information, contact Christine Mica at 202-319-5304 or mica@cua.edu.


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Campus Ministry 

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

Monday, Sept. 23
Flather
Regan
Ryan

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Gibbons
Caldwell/Seton
Magner

Thursday, Sep. 26
Walton
Engelhard
Camalier

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!

Tuesday, Sept. 24
Graduate Scripture Reflection Group
6 to 7 p.m. Meet in the Campus Ministry Lounge to share thoughts on the upcoming Sunday readings. Food will be provided. Visit ministry.cua.edu for more information.

Wednesday, Sept. 25
Graduate Centering Prayer Meditation

9 to 10 a.m. Join fellow graduate students and Sister Ruth Harkins for this prayer meditation. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Sister Ruth at harkins@cua.edu.

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

Cellar Night
10 p.m. Do you have what it takes to face the ultimate challenge of gaming knowledge and skill? Level up and score some points at Video Game Night in The Cellar following Adoration. There will be plenty of grub to fuel up like a true gamer.

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 Charity Ball
8:30 p.m. Homecoming is finally here! What better way to celebrate and "Make This Place Your Home" than by dancing the night away with friends? Join the resident ministers at the annual Homecoming Charity Ball. Law School Atrium. Tickets are $10. All proceeds go to Covenant House, a nonprofit charity that assists homeless young people. Tickets will be sold in the Pryzbyla Center, Lobby, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. For more information, 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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Sept. 30
We're On a Mission
6 p.m. Interested in service abroad? Join students and staff as we explore CUA spring break and summer mission trip opportunities in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Belize. Campus Ministry Lounge.

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Students on the Mount General Meeting
5:45 p.m. Take the first steps in changing our world. Join Students on the Mount in planning this year’s events, initiatives, and programs for the common good. All are welcome. Campus Ministry Lounge.

Examen This!
7 p.m. Join us in discovering the Examen, an Ignatian contemplative prayer. The Examen looks for signs of God’s presence in the events of the day — lunch with a friend, walking between classes, a kind word from a stranger, a casual conversation in the residence hall . . . God is present in our lives but most of the time we just don’t notice. Discover God’s presence in your life and learn how to make the Examen a part of your daily prayer. St. Vincent's Chapel.

Thursday, Oct. 3
Screening of October Baby

7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus and Students for Life present a screening of the award-winning film October Baby, which tells a heartwarming and compelling story about a young woman who learns that she survived an abortion and then goes on a quest to find her birth mother. Enjoy free food and speak with officers in Knights of Columbus and Students for Life about upcoming opportunities.

Solemn Night Prayer on the Feast of St. Francis
10:30 p.m. Franciscans across the world mark the evening of Oct. 3 as the night when Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints of all time, passed from death to eternal life. Join the Franciscan friars and Campus Ministry in celebrating the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with Solemn Night Prayer. St. Vincent's Chapel.

Friday, Oct. 4
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.

A Night in Charm City
5 p.m. Join The House for "A Night in Baltimore!" Hop on a bus to Charm City and have a night of adventure at the famous inner harbor. Transportation will be provided. Tickets are only $3 and will be sold in the Pryzbyla Center, Lobby. Come experience the greatest city in America.

Sunday, Oct. 6
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.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Sept. 24
7 p.m.,  the field hockey team hosts the University of Mary Washington Eagles. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Friday, Sept. 27
4 p.m., the volleyball team takes on the University of Mary Washington Eagles. Gallaudet University Fieldhouse.

8 p.m., the volleyball team takes on the Messiah College Falcons. Gallaudet University Fieldhouse.

Saturday, Sept. 28
10 a.m., the volleyball team takes on the Whittier College Poets. Gallaudet University Fieldhouse.

1 p.m. the football team hosts the Anna Maria College Amcats. DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

1 p.m. the women's soccer team hosts the Drew University Rangers. DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

3:30 p.m. the men's soccer team hosts the Drew University Rangers. DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sept. 30, Oct. 2, Oct. 4
Justice and Responsibility: Week IV

9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents week four of the Annual Fall Seminar on Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations. This week's seminar takes up philosophical reflection and religious cultures on justice and responsibility. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Emerging Leaders Program — Discover Values and Ethics
6:30 p.m. The Office of Campus Activities presents the fourth of five Emerging Leaders Program sessions. Identifying your values and learning how to live them within the ethical framework of your environment is critical to any kind of leadership. Representatives from the Office of the Dean of Students will lead participants to better understand the ethical standards at CUA and provide strategies for pursuing goals within the context of the values that are most important to you. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Carolyn Bradford at 202-319-5293 or bradfordc@cua.edu.

Social Media in the Job/Internship Search
6 to 7 p.m. the Office of Career Services presents Social Media Job/Internship Search. Learn how to use social media in your job search. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

CUA on Wall Street Career Night
7 p.m., School of Arts and Sciences Dean L.R. Poos invites those interested in exploring a career in the financial services industry to attend the annual CUA on Wall Street Career Night, which brings together CUA alumni currently working on Wall Street and students interested in obtaining internships and careers in the financial industry. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. Refreshments served. For more information, contact Peter Gribbin at 202-319-5115 or gribbin@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 2
Where Credit is Due: Education Abroad for All Majors
3:30 to 4 p.m., CUAbroad presents an information session on how, with a little advance planning, students from any major can spend a semester abroad. Learn how education abroad credit transfers and where it can fit into your degree program. Bring your tracking sheet and talk to an adviser. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Leaders in Development Seminar: High-Skill Immigration
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the IEDM and IEDP graduate programs present a seminar with Kirk Doran, assistant professor of economics at the University of Notre Dame, who will discuss high-skill immigration. Food and drinks served after the seminar. McMahon Hall, Room 201. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden at royden@cua.edu or 202-319-4289.

Thursday, Oct. 3
How to Prepare for The Job Fair
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents How to Prepare for a Job Fair, a head start on making the most of the Oct. 4 CUA career fair. Topics include getting your résumé ready for the fair; identifying and researching attending employers on Cardinal Connection; approaching and engaging an employer at the fair to make the best impression possible; learning what the employers expect of attending students; and what to wear. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Friday, Oct. 4
Fall Career Fair
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents the Fall Career Fair. In search of your next great job or internship? Mark your calendar to attend. A wide variety of employers will be on site to accept résumés and talk about upcoming opportunities. Pryzbyla Center Great Room. For more information, contact the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Al-Farabi and the Emergence of Philosophy of Language and Islamic Thought
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Al-Farabi and the Emergence of Philosophy of Language and Islamic Thought," a lecture by Nadja Germann of Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. 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.

Children and Sociology Under Fire: Conducting Research on Same-Sex Parenting
3 p.m., the Center for Cultural and Pastoral Research of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family presents "Children and Sociology Under Fire: Conducting Research on Same-Sex Parenting," a lecture by Mark Regnerus, associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. McGivney Hall, Keane Auditorium. For more information, contact Meredith Rice at 202-526-3799 or ccpr@johnpaulii.edu.


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Announcements  

Noontime Basketball
Do you enjoy playing basketball? Come down to the DuFour Gym Wednesdays at noon to join the faculty/staff basketball game. Games last about an hour. All levels and abilities welcome. For more information, contact Len Davidson at 202-319-6206 or davidson@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Sept. 25
On-Site Auto Detailing: New Location
9 a.m. to noon, the Office of Procurement Services has arranged for Detailing Dynamics to offer its car washing and detailing services in the parking lot behind Hartke Theatre, off Harewood Road. 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 at 202-319-6401 or blount@cua.edu.

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! Organize Files on the Cheap
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 

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.

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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