The Catholic University of America

 Oct. 14 – Oct. 20, 2013

Calendar

Monday, Oct. 14
Columbus Day
The University is closed.

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 Wednesday, Oct. 15 and Oct. 16
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.

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 Capt. 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.

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.

Discover Madrid Through the Arts Information Session
4:30 to 5 p.m., the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and CUAbroad present an information session on studying Spanish in Madrid for credit over spring break with Daniel Garcia-Donoso, assistant professor of Spanish. Pizza will be served. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, visit the website, contact Garcia-Donoso at 202-319-6856 or garciadonoso@cua.edu, or call the CUAbroad office at 202-319-6010.

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 this interview format. Learn how 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 through 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.

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.

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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Campus Ministry 

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.

Renew Covenant Mass and Dinner
5 p.m. Commit to grow in your relationship with God in the Gospel with your Renew community. Mass in St. Vincent's Chapel followed by a spaghetti dinner in the Pryzbyla Center, Great Room B.

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. Registration required. R.s.v.p. at ministry.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Graduate Student Luncheon: Spirituality and Work
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 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
5:30 p.m. The House hosts a night of thrills, spooks, scares, and fun at Six Flags' legendary Fright Fest. Monster-tainment and more terrifying fun await — if you dare. 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.

Upcoming Events
Donations for Halloween on Campus
Campus Ministry expects a large crowd of little trick or treaters this year. Your donations of individually wrapped candy for Halloween on Campus are greatly appreciated. Drop them off at Campus Ministry by Monday, Oct. 28.

Tuesday, Oct. 22
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.

Thursday, Oct. 24
CUA on Tap: Open Mic, Angels and Saints, Free Dinner, Cash Bar

7 p.m. Open mic from 7 to 8, followed by an in-depth look at the lives of angels and saints, just in time for All Saints Day. Free dinner to all who attend and hard cider for those 21+. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

Friday, Oct. 25
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. 27
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

Wednesday, Oct. 16
3:30 p.m., the men's soccer team hosts University of Maine at Fort Kent Bengal Tigers, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Soccer Field.

Saturday, Oct. 19
10 a.m., the men's cross country team competes at the Christopher Newport University Invitational, Newport News, Va.

11 a.m., the women's cross country team competes at the Christopher Newport University Invitational, Newport News, Va.

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Upcoming Events 

Tuesday, Oct. 22
Walk-in Student, Faculty, and Staff Flu Shot Clinic
4 to 6 p.m., Student Health Services is offering a walk-in flu shot clinic, open to all students, faculty, and staff. Cost is $25. Student shots will be billed to student accounts; faculty and staff can pay by check or cash (exact amount). No appointment necessary. For more information, see the website at health.cua.edu.

Salary Negotiation for Women
6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Salary Negotiation for Women." Although salary inequality between men and women still exists, there are ways to even the playing field. Participants will learn tactics and approaches that can help in securing the best compensation package possible. Pryzbyla Center, Room 321. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Leaders in Development Seminar: International Consulting in Economic Development
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the IEDM and IEDP graduate programs present a seminar with Jorge Segura, managing partner and CEO of SEGURA Consulting, LLC, an international consulting firm that advises public and private sector clients in emerging markets all over the world. The title of his talk is "International Consulting in Economic Development." 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.

Friday, Oct. 25
To Infinity and Beyond: Medieval Islamic Physical Theory and Infinite Spatial Magnitude
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "To Infinity and Beyond: Infinite Spatial Magnitude in Medieval Islamic Physical Theory," a lecture by Jon McGinnis, professor of philosophy at the University of Missouri, St. Louis. 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.

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Announcements  

Catholic University to Conduct Emergency Drill Oct. 17
On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m., Catholic University will participate in a 60-second drill as part of the Great Southeast ShakeOut, so members of the CUA community can practice the best way to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake — drop, cover, and hold on.

The University is participating in this drill in the wake of the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the Washington, D.C., area in August 2011. Prior to the drill, all members of the CUA community are encouraged to watch an instructional video by clicking here or by viewing the illustrations at www.dropcoverholdon.org/.

For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-319-5111.

Central Heating Plant Start-up
Facilities Operations has begun the process of shutting down the central air-conditioning systems and making the necessary preparations to produce steam heat. As this operation is much more complicated than simply flipping a switch, we typically initiate the steam heat when weather patterns indicate three consecutive days below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The weather forecast for the near term does not indicate these conditions and once we commit to steam, we cannot reverse to air conditioning if temperatures rise.

The planned date to start up the steam heat is Monday, Oct. 21. First priority is the residence halls. Once those buildings are up and functioning properly, the remaining buildings will be brought on line. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during this switch-over period.

Please direct any questions or concerns to the Facilities Service Center at 202-319-5121 or CUA-FMO@cua.edu.

Father O'Connell Hall Construction
Construction has 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
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

Child Care Resources for Faculty and Staff
Use this link to access a list of child care resources available to CUA employees. For more information, contact human resources at 202-319-5050 or humanresources@cua.edu.

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 Oct. 22, above. Cost: $25.

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Open Enrollment begins.

Wednesday, Oct. 16
Open Enrollment Information Meeting
10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The Office of Human Resources presents the final information meeting about Open Enrollment, which begins on Oct. 15. 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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