The Catholic University of America

  Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2013

Calendar

Monday, Sept. 30
CUA Student Discount: Directors Forum, featuring Eleanor Holdridge
7:30 p.m., Theater J, located at 1529 16th St., N.W., offers discounted tickets for CUA students to this week's Directors Forum, a discussion with directors about their body of work, their process, and their upcoming Theater J production. This week's forum features Eleanor Holdridge, head of the M.F.A. Program in Directing, Hartke Theatre producer, and highly respected director, who is directing After the Revolution at Theater J, Sept. 7 to Oct. 6. CUA student ticket price: $5. For more information, call Theater J at 202-518-9400 or email Elena Velasco at 71velasco@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Oct. 2
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. 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
Votive Mass in Honor of St. Thomas More and Presentation About Relics of the Saint
5:10 p.m., the School of Business and Economics sponsors a votive Mass, celebrated by Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv., University chaplain and director of Campus Ministry, in honor of St. Thomas More. Following Mass, Lord David Alton and Lord Nicholas Windsor, cousin of the Queen of England and Royal Patron of the International Christian Heritage Centre in Great Britain, will offer a brief presentation about St. Thomas More’s personal crucifix, a secondary relic, which will be available for viewing. Mass: Caldwell Chapel. Presentation: Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen P. Happel Room. For more information, contact Jennifer Barbera at 202-319-6286 or barbera@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. Register on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

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.

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 financial services to attend the annual CUA on Wall Street Career Night, which brings together CUA alumni currently working on Wall Street with students interested in 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
Student Flu Shot Clinic

11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Student Health Services is offering the first of two flu shot clinics, open to all students. Cost is $25, which will be billed to student accounts. No appointment necessary. For more information, contact Loretta Staudt at 202-319-5744 or staudt@cua.edu.

L’Arche of Greater Washington Information Session
Noon to 1 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session by L'Arche GWDC, a faith-based, nonprofit community that provides lifelong homes for people with intellectual disabilities. L'Arche emphasizes building relationships between those with intellectual disabilities and those without. Learn about their paid opportunities as assistants working in an interdenominational Christian community that welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. This employer is also attending the Fall Career Fair on October 4. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

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.

Memorial Mass for Kim Parrott
5:10 p.m., the Catholic University community is invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Kim Parrott, administrative assistant in Conferences and Pryzbyla Management and a Catholic University employee for 24 years, who passed away on September 18, 2013. Caldwell Chapel.

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 2 and Oct. 3
Résumé Days

9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., the Office of Career Services hosts Résumé Days. Drop by with your résumé for a quick polish before the Oct. 4 Fall Career Fair. No appointment necessary. Pryzbyla Center, Room 127.

Thursday, Oct. 3
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.

How to Prepare for The Job Fair
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents How to Prepare for the 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 employers represented at the fair on Cardinal Connection; approaching and engaging an employer at the fair to make the best impression; 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. For a list of companies participating and the types of opportunities that will be featured, visit careers@cua.edu. 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.

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.

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.

Saturday, Oct. 5
"She Went That Way . . ." Artist's Reception

4 to 6:30 p.m., the Department of Art holds a reception for artist Stephanie Kay, whose Washington debut exhibition "She Went That Way . . . " will be on display from Oct. 5 to Dec. 1. The exhibition comprises powerful, larger-than-life, ¾-length charcoal self-portraits and paintings derived from them, painterly land- and seascapes in powdered graphite wash on translucent mylar, and anthropomorphic “still life” paintings of automobile parts and detritus. Kay is an adjunct professor of drawing, design, and painting. Salve Regina, Gallery. For more information, call the art department at 202-319-5282 or visit art.cua.edu/exhibitions/current.cfm.

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Campus Ministry 

Monday, Sept. 30
We're On a Mission: Mission Trip Information Session
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.

Tuesday, Oct. 1
Graduate Scripture Reflection
6 to 7 p.m. The Graduate Scripture Reflection group will meet in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Food and beverages will be provided. Register at ministry.cua.edu.

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. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C.

What Do the Ten Commandments Mean Today?
7 to 8:30 p.m. Join the discussion in this second Life Choices Series titled "What is the contemporary meaning of the Ten Commandments?" Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. Magner residence hall, Second Floor Lounge.

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; available in the Pryzbyla Center, Lobby. Come experience "the greatest city in America."

University Mass on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi
5:10 p.m. Join the University community in celebrating the Eucharist in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Caldwell Chapel.

Sunday, Oct. 6
Rite of Welcoming for Catechumens and Candidates
11 a.m. The University community will formally welcome those who want to receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, and Eucharist as well as those who have chosen to enter full communion at the regular Sunday 11 a.m. Eucharist. Please join us in person and prayer as we welcome members of the CUA community into the process of joining the community of the Catholic Church.

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

Friday, Oct. 11
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.

Sunday, Oct. 13
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

Saturday, Oct. 5
1 p.m. the women's soccer team hosts the Moravian College Greyhounds. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Soccer Field.

3:30 p.m. the men's soccer team hosts the Moravian College Greyhounds. DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Oct. 7
An Evening of Music from Argentina

7:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities and the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music present music from Argentina. Performers include soparano Rachel Barham and baritone Gustavo Ahuali and pianists Nicolas Catravas and Carlos Cesar Rodriquez. Works to be performed include Songs of Carlos Guastavion and solo piano works of Ginastera and Guarnieri. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Oct. 7, Oct. 9, Oct. 11
Justice and Responsibility: Week V

9 a.m. to noon, the Center for the Study of Culture and Values presents week five of the Annual Fall Seminar on Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations. This week's seminar looks at justice as the good and the beautiful and at resources assembled from many contemporary cultures. Gibbons Hall, Room B-12. For more information, call 202-319-6089 or email cua-cscv@cua.edu.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Student Flu Shot Clinic
4 to 6 p.m., Student Health Services is offering a flu shot clinic, open to all students. Cost is $25, which will be billed to student accounts. No appointment necessary. For more information, contact Loretta Staudt at 202-319-5744 or staudt@cua.edu.

Emerging Leaders Program — Discover Communication and Networking
6:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities presents the fifth and final Emerging Leaders Program session. Leaders need to find a variety of ways to include others in their vision and goals for the future. Representatives from the Center for Academic Success and the Office of Career Services will lead the exploration of various modes of communication and how to use them effectively. We will also discuss how to cultivate and maintain a network of peers, colleagues, and others who will be helpful as you develop as a leader. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Carolyn Bradford at 202-319-5293 or bradfordc@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Fire Awareness: On Campus and Off
1 to 9 p.m., the offices of environmental health and safety, housing, and residence life, along with D.C. Homeland Security, and the District of Columbia Fire Department, present an afternoon and evening of fire awareness, including a commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, healthful life safety measures, and opportunities to talk with Shawn Simon and Alvaro Llanos, two survivors of the 2000 Seton Hall University Boland Hall fire, in which three students died and dozens were injured. A 6:30 p.m. showing of After the Fire, a documentary focusing on the fire and the lives of Simon and Llanos since then, with a Q&A following the film, caps the event. For more information, contact Nate Smith at 202-319-6112 or smithnh@cua.edu.

Leaders in Development Seminar: The Economy of Communion Initiative
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the IEDM and IEDP graduate programs present a seminar with Nicola Sanna, president and CEO of Netuitive, a ground-breaking IT management company in Reston, Va., and a board member of the Economy of Communion Initiative, in which member companies redistribute a portion of their profits to people in need. The title of his talk is "Economy of Communion Initiative: A New Style of Economic Action."  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. 10
DC Nite Out: Ghost Tour

7:30 p.m., the Office of Campus Activities hosts a lantern-lit ghost tour through the haunted streets of Old Town Alexandria. Bus leaves from the front of McMahon Hall at 6:30 p.m. Reserve free tickets at the Office of Campus Activities, Pryzbyla Center, Room 125. For more information, call 202-319-6003 or email ocahelp@gmail.com.

The Washington International Piano Series: Faina Lushtak, Guest Artist
8 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a recital by Faina Lushtak, piano professor and head of the piano division at Tulane University. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

Friday, Oct. 11
Piety, Love and Emanation in Islamic and Jewish Neoplatonism
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Piety, Love and Emanation in Islamic and Jewish Neoplatonism," a lecture by Sarah Pessin, associate professor of philosophy, Emil and Eva Hecht Chair in Judaic studies, and director of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. 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.

Saturday, Oct. 12
Ensemble Next Parallel Concert
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert by Ensemble Next Parallel. The ensemble is dedicated to finding the parallels in modern and traditional repertoires. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, call the music school at 202-319-5414.

Sunday, Oct. 13
Admissions Open House
9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions holds its first open house for prospective students and their families. The event includes 9 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; academic sessions with the schools of architecture, arts and sciences, business and economics, engineering, music, nursing, philosophy, and social work; a student-led tour of campus; and lunch at the Pryzbyla Center. For more information, contact the undergraduate admissions office at 800-673-2772 or visit the website.

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Announcements  

Wednesday, Oct. 2
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.

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.

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

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For Your Benefit

Health Care Reform Updates
Visit Marketplace Coverage Notification to learn more about coverage under the new health insurance marketplace. This information is also posted on the CUA Office of Human Resources website.

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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