The Catholic University of America

 Oct. 7 – Oct. 13, 2013

Calendar

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 soprano 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, and Friday, Oct. 7, Oct. 9, and 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, M.D., 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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Carolyn Bradford at 202-319-5293 or bradfordc@cua.edu.

Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 8 and Oct. 10
R.A.D. Self-Defense Classes
6 to 9 p.m., the Department of Public Safety presents women's self-defense classes using R.A.D., the Rape Aggression Defense System, a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Rooms B and C. For more information, contact Captain Kim Gregory at 202-319-5111 or gregoryk@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
The New Evangelization: A Symposium
8:30 a.m. to noon, the School of Theology and Religious Studies and Theological College sponsor a Symposium on the New Evangelization. Monsignor Paul McPartlan, professor of historical and systematic theology and Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, will deliver a talk titled “Christ our Light: Lumen Gentium and the Program of Vatican II.” Rev. Frank Matera, emeritus professor, will speak on “Reclaiming the Biblical Narrative: A Contribution to the New Evangelization.” Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. R.s.v.p. to CUA-STRS-EVENTS@cua.edu by 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7. For more information, contact Crystal Campos-Rosales at 202-319-5481 or camposrosales@cua.edu.

Catholic Archives in the Digital Age: A Conference for Reporters, Archivists, and Scholars
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies and Department of Library and Information Science, and University of Notre Dame's Office of the President, Hesburgh Libraries, and University Archives host three panel discussions about Catholic archives: available resources, researching Latino Catholics in the U.S., and questions about how and what to digitize. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B. For more information or to register, visit the website or call 202-319-5999.

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.

CAS Workshop on Teaching Pedagogy: Engaging CUA Students
5:30 p.m., the Center for Academic Success presents a workshop titled "Engaging CUA Students: Undergraduate Student Profiles and Methodologies of Engagement," for graduate students, teaching assistants, and faculty, with James Brennan, provost, and Brian Johnston, assistant vice president for planning, institutional research, and student learning outcomes assessment. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, contact Juliann Winn at 202-319-5655 or cua-academicsuccess@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 10
Mental Health Screening Event

Noon to 2 p.m., the Counseling Center hosts a free, brief mental health screening event and provides information about stress and mood management as part of National Depression Screening Day. Pryzbyla Center, Lobby. For more information, contact Mark LaSota at 202-319-5765 or lasota@cua.edu.

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 of “Favorite Encores” by Faina Lushtak, piano professor and head of the piano division at Tulane University. Covering a wide range of compositions, the program includes works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt, and Frederic Chopin. 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.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and Oct. 12
Family Weekend

The Office of Campus Activities hosts students and their families for a fun-filled weekend, featuring an evening football game, service opportunities, brunch with President Garvey, a Family Weekend Mass, tours of campus, excursions into D.C., student performances, and more. For more information, visit the website or call 202-319-6003.

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 an 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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Campus Ministry 

Monday, Oct. 7
Encounter the Spirit
8 to 9:30 p.m. Join us for charismatic praise and worship. Caldwell Chapel.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Graduate Scripture Reflection
6 to 7 p.m. The Graduate Scripture Reflection group meets every Tuesday in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Food and beverages will be provided. Register at ministry.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
Cow Night Farm Night
10 p.m. Moooooooooo-ve your way over to The Cellar for Cow Night Farm Night. Hoedown and feeding time with cows all around. Join the resident ministers and don't forget your overalls. The House, The Cellar.

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.

House Party
8:30 p.m. Free House Party with snacks and games. The House.

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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Graduate Scripture Reflection
6 to 7 p.m. The Graduate Scripture Reflection group meets every Tuesday in the Campus Ministry Lounge. Food and beverages are provided. Register at ministry.cua.edu.

Men's Discernment: First Dinner and Speaker
6 p.m., Mass followed by dinner and discussion with Rev. Christian Raab, O.S.B., who will speak on the monastic vocation. Caldwell Chapel. Please sign up at ministry.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Spirituality and Work Graduate Student Luncheon
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Graduate Student Association and Campus Ministry host a luncheon bringing graduate students and CUA professionals together to discuss how to integrate faith and spirituality into the workplace. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Lunch provided. Registration required. R.s.v.p. at ministry.cua.edu.

Duck Dynasty Night
10 p.m. Come to The Cellar after adoration for duck foods of all kinds and opportunities to pin the beard on the Robertsons.

Friday, Oct. 18
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.

Six Flags Fright Fest
5 p.m. The House hosts a night of scary rides, haunted attractions, and more at Six Flags. Tickets will be sold in the Pryzbyla Center, Lobby. Transportation provided. Meet at The House.

Sunday, Oct. 20
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

Monday, Oct. 7
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center.

Wednesday, Oct. 9
3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts the McDaniel College Green Terrors, DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

7 p.m., the field hockey team hosts the Goucher College Gophers, DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Friday, Oct. 11
7 p.m., the football team hosts the Randolph-Macon College Yellowjackets, DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

Saturday, Oct. 12
1 p.m., the field hockey team hosts the Susquehanna University Crusaders, DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

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Upcoming Events 

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Jose Galvez: Photographer of American Latino Life

5:30 p.m., the CUA Student Organization of Latinos and the Office of Campus Activities present Jose Galvez, Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist who has documented Latino life in America for more than 40 years. Lecture followed by photo exhibition, light refreshments, and the opportunity to mingle and speak with Galvez. This is the concluding event for Hispanic Heritage Month at CUA. For examples of Galvez's work and details on his achievements, visit josegalvez.com. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room C. For more information, email latinalliancecua@gmail.com.

Tuesday and Friday, Oct. 15 and Oct. 18
R.A.D. Self-Defense Classes
6 to 9 p.m., the Department of Public Safety presents women's self-defense classes using R.A.D., the Rape Aggression Defense System, a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. DuFour Center, Rooms B and C. For more information, contact Captain Kim Gregory at 202-319-5111 or gregoryk@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Leaders in Development Seminar: A Faith Perspective on Integral Human Development
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the IEDM and IEDP graduate programs present a seminar with Rev. Juan Molina, director of Collection for the Church in Latin America at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The title of his talk is "Integral Human Development: A Faith Perspective."  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. 17
Fox News Channel Information Session

9 to 10 a.m., the Office of Career Services presents an information session with Fox News Channel. Learn about spring and summer internship opportunities in accounting, finance, business development, digital and TV ad sales, marketing, Web design and development, new media and community engagement, and media studies. Opportunities are available in a variety of locations, including Washington, D.C., and New York City. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Techniques for Behavioral Interviewing
6 to 8 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a "Behavioral Interviewing Workshop." Participants will learn interview techniques for behavioral interviewing — used by many employers — including identifying skill sets from internships, part-time jobs, classes, and community service work that can be applied to the behavioral interview format and preparing for interviews by learning to effectively navigate behavioral interview questions. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. R.s.v.p.requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office at 202-319-5623.

Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and Oct. 18
Catholic Activism in the Americas, 1891–1962: New Comparative and Transnational Approaches

Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences hosts a conference, Catholic Activism in the Americas, 1891–1962: New Comparative and Transnational Approaches. Five panels will discuss the historical evidence for Catholicism's integral role in promoting a robust public sphere throughout the Americas, even before the general liberalization of the Catholic Church during the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). Keynote address, Thursday, 5 to 6 p.m., “The Prospects and Perils of a More Global Catholic History,” by John McGreevy, professor of history and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. Conference: Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. Keynote: Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium (108). Register at catholic-activitism.eventbrite.com. For more information, visit the website, or contact Julia Young at 202-319-5484 or young@cua.edu.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Oct. 17, Oct. 18, Oct. 19, and Oct. 20
Sweet Charity
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Musical Theatre Program presents Sweet Charity, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, book by Neil Simon. The story follows Charity, an "incredibly naive, eternally optimistic" dance hall hostess, whose trust and faith in others persists despite continued disappointment. Hartke Theatre. For tickets and more information, visit the website or call the box office at 202-319-5416.

Friday, Oct. 18
A Christian Philosopher in Abbasid Baghadad
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "A Christian Philosopher in Abbasid Baghadad: Yahya ibn ‘Adi on Right Religion and the Cultivation of Virtue," a lecture by Rev. Sidney Griffith, S.T., professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures. 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. 19
Saturday Visit 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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Announcements  

Vote Solar Decathlon Team Capitol DC by Oct. 9
As of Oct. 7, Team Capitol DC leads in the official standings of the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon. Show that they’re first in every way. Vote for Team Capitol DC and Harvest Home in the People’s Choice Awards. Voting closes Wednesday, Oct. 9 , so vote right now! Click here or use the link below, find the Harvest Home (Team Capitol DC), and vote: www.solardecathlon.gov/pca/pca_register.php.

Father O'Connell Hall Construction
On Oct. 1, construction commenced at Father O’Connell Hall to renovate the interior and exterior of the building. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, including during campus closings, and possibly on Saturdays. It is to be completed by late summer or early fall 2014. During this period, the contractor will place and maintain construction fencing around the site and will retain full control of the site and building. For more information, contact the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or CUA-FAS@cua.edu.

Scheduled Maintenance for Servers and Network
The server and network equipment that provide the infrastructure for the CUA computing environment must be regularly maintained to reduce the amount of unscheduled network and server downtime that might otherwise be experienced. Previously scheduled for Thursdays, weekly scheduled maintenance now will be performed on Tuesday mornings from 6 to 8:30 a.m. Monthly scheduled maintenance continues to be performed on the third Sunday of the month from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit the Technology Services support site techsupport.cua.edu.

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

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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.

Faculty/Staff Flu Shots
CUA faculty and staff have multiple resources for flu shots this year:
Option I—For those who want to use insurance cards, see the One-Page Resource Guide here.
Option II—For those who want to use the Student Health clinic (see below), which costs $25.

Tuesday, Oct. 8
Staff and Faculty Flu Shots
4 to 6 p.m. The Student Health Clinic will offer flu shots to staff and faculty for $25.00 each, cash/check payments only. Unable to make it on Oct. 8? Call the Student Health Clinic at 202-319-5744 to schedule an appointment.

Thursday, Oct. 10
Open Enrollment Information Meetings
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Office of Human Resources presents information meetings about Open Enrollment, with a special session at noon for Health Savings Account participants. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact the human resources office at 202-319-5050.

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.

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