The Catholic University of America

 Oct. 21 – Oct. 27, 2013

Calendar

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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center, Room 321. R.s.v.p. requested. Sign up on Cardinal Connection or call the career services office, 202-319-5623.

Using Museum Resources for Inquiry
6 p.m., the Department of Library and Information Science presents Ann Caspari, early childhood education specialist for the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, speaking on "Using Museum Resources for Inquiry." Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact David Shumaker at 202-319-5551 or shumaker@cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Leaders in Development Seminar: Microfinance
5:30 to 6:25 p.m., the Integral Economic Development graduate programs — IEDM and IEDP — present Damian von Stauffenberg, founder and chairman of MicroRate. He will discuss microfinance, which is the pillar application of MicroRate. The presentation will be followed with a Q-and-A session. Food and refreshments will be served afterward. Free and open to the CUA community and the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, graduate programs assistant in the School of Business and Economics, at royden@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 24
Aging in a Majority-Minority Nation: Intergenerational Tensions and Opportunities
5 p.m., the National Catholic School of Social Service presents the Third Biennial Daniel Thursz Memorial Lecture, with speaker Fernando Torres-Gil, professor of social welfare and public policy at the UCLA Center for Policy Research on Aging. By 2020, the 65-year and older population will double from present levels. By 2030, the U.S. will be a  majority-minority nation. How will these social, economic, racial, and cultural  transformations change the civic fabric? R.s.v.p. requested. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Allyson Shaffer at 202-319-5457 or shaffera@cua.edu.

Education Abroad Language Programs
6 to 7 p.m., CUAbroad and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures present an information session on language programs abroad with Marie Pecoraro, college relations manager of IES Abroad, a nonprofit study abroad organization offering programs throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, and South America. Pryzbyla Center, Room 323. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

Integrating Business and Law
7 p.m., the Business Professional Society hosts a lecture by Adam Barrett, associate dean of admissions for New York University Law School. His talk is titled "Integrating Business and Law." Hannan Hall, Herzfeld Auditorium (108). For more information, contact Christine Burias at cuabps@gmail.com.

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.

Sunday, Oct. 27
Viola da Gamba Workshop with John Mark Rozendaal

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music hosts a workshop by the Viola da Gamba Society of America with John Mark Rozendaal (Trio Settecento, Repast, Sonnambula, Viola da Gamba Dojo). The theme will be an "In Nomine Day." In Nomines are typically consort pieces for four or five instruments, especially consorts of viols. For detailed information, visit the society's site. Note: Members of the CUA community are invited to audit the workshop free of charge. John Paul Hall. For more information, contact Andrew Weaver, 202-319-5413 or weavera@cua.edu.
 

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Campus Ministry 

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.

November Prayers of Remembrance
We would be honored to remember your deceased loved ones in our annual Prayers of Remembrance. Throughout the month of November, all those who are enrolled will be remembered at the University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed on All Souls Day and at the daily 10:30 p.m. Eucharist in St. Vincent’s Chapel. Enroll deceased loved ones using the cards available in Campus Ministry and at Sunday Masses, or submit names online at ministry.cua.edu/liturgy/allsouls.cfm. For more information,contact Father Justin at rossjm@cua.edu.

Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25
Mission Trip Applications
Student leaders for this year’s Mission Trips will be tabling at the Pryzbyla Center at lunch and dinner times. Stop by and learn about these exciting international mission experiences in Jamaica, Costa Rica, and Belize, and pick up an application. Applications are due in Campus Ministry on Oct. 30.

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
Young Adult Mass and After-Party

6:30 p.m. Join Cardinal Wuerl at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 15th and V streets, N.W. (U Street Metrorail stop) for Mass and a party afterward. Free event with live music and a cash bar. All young adults ages 18 to 35 are welcome. R.s.v.p. at WeLoveCardinalWuerl.eventbrite.com.

CUA on Tap: Open Mic, Covenant House, Free Dinner, Cash Bar
7 p.m. Open mic from 7 to 8, followed by a guest speaker from Covenant House who will be presented with a check from the proceeds of the Homecoming Dance. 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.

Epic Game Night
8 p.m. Join The House for the ultimate challenge – Epic Game Night! Pack your poker face, suit up for Halo combat, enter the Four Square arena, and prepare to ping-pong-battle it out to win epic prizes. Every game under the sun, from Connect Four to Assassins, awaits you at Epic Game Night. Admission is free. Pryzbyla Center, Food Court.

Friday, Oct. 25, to Sunday, Oct. 27
Women’s Retreat Weekend

Join Campus Ministry on Women’s Retreat. All women of the CUA community are welcome to join Johnnette Benkovic as she leads this weekend of prayer, reflection, and fellowship. Benkovic is a Catholic evangelist, speaker, author, and media personality who founded and is president of Living His Life Abundantly International, Inc., a Catholic evangelization apostolate, and also founder of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for Christian women. Cost: $50. Camp Letts, Edgewater, Md. Sign up today at ministry.cua.edu.

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.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Oct. 29
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.

Friday, Nov. 1
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 at The Kennedy Center
Join The House for A Night at The Kennedy Center. Come listen to the world famous National Symphony Orchestra for a night of high art at the crown jewel of America’s capital. Enjoy the atmosphere of sophistication in the company of D.C.’s classiest or just come out for an unforgettable night with friends. Tickets $5, sold in the Pryzbyla Center. Meet at The House at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3
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. 23
6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts the Randolph-Macon Yellowjackets, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts the Gallaudet University Bisons, DuFour Center.

Friday, Oct. 25
4 p.m., the swim team hosts the St. Mary's College Seahawks, DuFour Center.

Saturday, Oct. 26
1 p.m., the football team hosts the Emory & Henry College Wasps, DuFour Center, Cardinal Stadium.

1 p.m., the women's soccer team hosts the Juniata College Eagles, DuFour Center, Soccer Field.

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

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Upcoming Events 

Monday, Oct. 28
Exploring Majors Workshop

6 to 8 p.m., the School of Arts and Sciences, in collaboration with other schools, presents a major exploration workshop. Advisers and the Office of Career Services kick off the event with information about major (or minor) decisions. From 6:40 to 8 p.m. students can visit two panels featuring faculty and staff from a number of related majors. Majors from all schools will be represented. There will be plenty of time for one-on-one conversations with students, professors, and advisers about selecting and declaring a major. Pizza and drinks provided. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact cua-advising@cua.edu or 202-319-5545 or speak with your adviser.

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Graduate School Personal Statement Workshop
5 to 6 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents "Graduate School: Personal Statement Workshop." Creating a strong personal statement carries more weight than you think. A well-written statement can persuade the admissions team to accept you. Likewise, one that is poorly written could result in a rejection letter. Learn the strategy to composing a well written and effective personal statement. 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 at 202-319-5623.

Wednesday, Oct. 30
Leaders in Development Seminar: Creating Self-Sustaining Business Models
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the Integral Economic Development graduate programs — IEDM and IEDP — present Richard O'Sullivan, principal of Change Management Solutions. His talk is titled "Creating Self-Sustaining Business Models for Associations." Q-and-A session follows. Food and refreshments will be served afterward. Free and are open to the CUA community and the public. For more information, contact Jonathan Royden, graduate programs assistant in the School of Business and Economics, at royden@cua.edu.

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Announcements  

Free lyndaCampus Comes to CUA
Welcome lyndaCampus to CUA. The lynda.com online video library is a resource offering more than 2,000 self-paced classes on a wide range of computer and project management skills for beginning, intermediate, and advanced users. It’s free to the CUA community. A quick overview of this service can be found at libraries.cua.edu/lynda/. For more information, contact Kristen Fredericksen at 202-319-5073 or frederik@cua.edu.

Library Card Catalogs For Sale
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety has three wooden library card catalogs for sale that can be viewed by appointment only. The University provides no guarantees or warranties on service or condition. The asking price for each card catalog is $100, but the University might consider lower offers. These items will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Andrew Wolf at 202-319-5602 or wolfa@cua.edu.

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.

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For Your Benefit

Open Enrollment Information

Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Tuesday, Oct. 29
Open Enrollment Period

If you need to make changes to your benefit plans and/or want to enroll for the FSA or HSA plans, you MUST do so using the enrollment site, www.mycuabenefits.com. If you do not need to make changes to your current benefit plans and you do not need to enroll for the FSA or HSA plans, you are not required to take any action as your current benefits will continue for the new plan year. Questions about Open Enrollment? Call human resources at 202-299-CUA1.

Monday, Oct. 21, through Friday, Oct. 25
Computer Lab Enrollment Assistance

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Need to enroll online and want assistance? Stop by the computer lab in Leahy Hall, Room 100 (Conference Room).

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Annual Benefits Fair

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free seated massages, raffles, vendor displays — open to all faculty and staff. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room.

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.

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 I I— For those who want to use the Student Health clinic, see Oct. 22, above. Cost: $25.


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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