The Catholic University of America

 Oct. 28 – Nov. 3, 2013

Calendar

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. Edward J. Pryzbyla University 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.

Guelphs and Ghibellines: A Never-Ending Struggle?
5:15 p.m., the Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies presents a public lecture by Federico Canaccini, a Fulbright Scholar from Italy and visiting lecturer in the Department of History. His lecture is titled "Guelphs and Ghibellines: A Never-Ending Struggle?". Aquinas Hall, Auditorium (102). Reception to follow in the foyer. For more information, contact Lola Lastrapes at 202-319-5794 or lastrapes@cua.edu.

Semester at Sea Information Session
6 to 7 p.m., CUAbroad sponsors an information session on Semester at Sea, a multiple country, study abroad program open to students of all majors. The session will be led by Lauren Snyder and Connor Dowd, two CUA Semester at Sea alumni. Come hungry, as there will be several dishes from around the globe to try. Pryzbyla Center, Room 327. For more information, contact Lauren Snyder at 202-319-6010 or 82snyder@cardinalmail.cua.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 30
Critical Language Scholarships Information Session

10 to 10:30 a.m., CUAbroad, the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the American Councils for International Education sponsor an information session on Critical Language Scholarships, with speaker Christopher Sorensen of the American Councils. Critical Language Scholarships are part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. McMahon Hall, Room 202. For more information, contact Grace Schneider at 202-319-6010 or schneiderg@cua.edu.

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 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.

CUArch Graduate Program Open House
6 p.m., the School of Architecture and Planning hosts an open house for the Master of City and Regional Planning, the Master of Science in Sustainable Design, and the Master of Science in Facilities Management programs. R.s.v.p. requested. Edward M. Crough Center for Architectural Studies, Room 116. For more information, contact Mary Rothemich at 202-319-5348 or rothemich@cua.edu.

Thursday, Oct. 31
The Music of Frank Loesser: A Frightfully Good Evening
6 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music Musical Theatre Program presents "The Music of Frank Loesser." Fourteen musical theatre students will perform songs from Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and Where's Charley?, as well as popular songs such as "Baby It's Cold Outside" and "Heart and Soul." The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St., N.W. Free. For more information, visit the website.

Sunday, Nov. 3
Appearances of a Sensible Word: Art Exhibit and Lecture

2 p.m., Theological College presents "Appearances of a Sensible Word," an exhibition of paintings by Rev. Peter William Gray, S.S., with a lecture by Rev. David Thayer, S.S. on the influence of Society of St. Sulpice’s founder, Jean Jacques Olier, and his spiritual director, Blessed Sister Agnès de Langeac, on the revitalization of the 17th-century Church and the genesis of seminary formation. Wine tasting and reception follow. R.s.v.p. requested. Theological College, 401 Michigan Ave., N.E. For more information, contact Izabella Downs, 202-756-4905 or downs@cua.edu.

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Campus Ministry 

Love Kids? Love Halloween? Volunteer for Halloween on Campus
Help make Halloween fun and memorable for our little trick-or-treaters from Brookland. Thursday, Oct. 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information and sign-ups, visit service.cua.edu.

Donations for Halloween on Campus
Campus Ministry expects a large crowd of trick-or-treaters this year for Halloween on Campus. Make the children happy with donations of individually wrapped candy. Drop them off at Campus Ministry by Tuesday, Oct. 29.

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.

All Saints Day Mass Schedule (holy day of obligation)
Thursday, Oct. 31 (Vigil Masses):
5:10 p.m., Caldwell Chapel
9 p.m., St. Vincent’s Chapel
Note: No 10:30 p.m. Mass in St. Vincent’s on Oct. 31.
Friday, Nov. 1
12:10 p.m., Law School Chapel
12:30 p.m., Caldwell Chapel
5:10 p.m., Caldwell Chapel (University celebration)

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.

Wednesday, Oct. 30
Supper and Social Justice: Sex Trafficking of Minors in America
7 p.m. Students on the Mount host dinner and discussion, featuring Rebecca Nevelle, a graduate student at the National Catholic School of Social Service, who will initiate discussion on the sex trafficking of minors in America. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. For more information, contact Brother Jim Moore, 202-319-5575 or moorej@cua.edu.

Harry Potter Night: Y'er a wizard, Harry!
10 p.m. A celebration is being held for your wizardation at The Cellar after Praise & Worship Adoration. Be sorted into your house, catch a golden snitch, and fill up on butter beer and chocolate frogs. So grab your broomstick and win-ga-dium leviosa your way over to The Cellar platform 9 3/4. Caldwell Hall, The Cellar. Cheerio!

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.

Saturday, Nov. 2
University Commemoration of the Faithful Departed — All Souls Day
11 a.m. All members of the University are invited to a special Celebration of the Eucharist. We will inscribe the names of those members of the University community who have died in the past year into the Book of Life at Mass. Caldwell Chapel.

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.

Upcoming Events
Monday, Nov. 4

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. Register online at ministry.cua.edu. Caldwell Hall, Monsignor Stephen J. Happel Room. See you there!

Wednesday, Nov. 6
G'day, Mates! Australia Night
10 p.m. Head down under with The Cellar. It's time to celebrate all things Australia — koalas and quokkas, crocodiles and roos, plus all sorts of Aussie food.

Friday, Nov. 8
Night at The Comedy Spot
6:30 p.m. A week without laughter is a week wasted. Join The House for a night out at The Comedy Spot! Come witness some of the most talented improv comedians in the District for a night of abundant laughs, chuckles, and giggles that will feed your soul and lighten your spirit. Tickets available at the Pryz for a record low price of $5. Meet at the Pryz for a 6:30 p.m. departure.

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.

Saturday, Nov. 9
Graduate Day of Reflection: "The Authentic Self is the Soul Made Visible"
Saint Anthony Parish Center, 8820 Chesapeake Ave., North Beach, Md. R.s.v.p. at ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Sister Ruth at harkins@cua.edu.

Sunday, Nov. 10
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.

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Coffee and Conversation: Lumen Fidei
Come share your “light of faith” as we discuss Lumen Fidei by Pope Francis. Jonathan Lewis, young adult director from the Archdiocese of Washington, will facilitate the conversation. R.s.v.p. at ministry.cua.edu. For more information, contact Sister Ruth at harkins@cua.edu.

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Athletics

Tuesday, Oct. 29
6 p.m., the field hockey team hosts the Ursinus College Bears, Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center, Cardinal Stadium.

7 p.m., the women's basketball team plays the University of Maryland Terps, College Park, Md., Comcast Center.

Thursday, Oct. 31
7 p.m., the volleyball team hosts the Hood College Blazers, DuFour Center.

Saturday, Nov. 2
11 a.m., the women's cross country team competes in the Women's Cross Country Landmark Championship, U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home, 3700 N. Capitol St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Noon, the men's cross country team competes in the Men's Cross Country Landmark Championship, U.S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home, Washington, D.C.

Sunday, Nov. 3
1 p.m., the swim team hosts the Marywood University Pacers, DuFour Center.

1 p.m., the men's basketball team plays the University of Maryland Terps, College Park, Md., Comcast Center.

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Upcoming Events 

Tuesday, Nov. 5
Internship Search: What's Your Game Plan?

6 to 7 p.m., the Office of Career Services presents a hands-on workshop, "Internship Search: What's Your Game Plan?". Learn how to conduct a successful search in the competitive process of securing an internship using social media and Cardinal Connection, as well as connecting with alumni, faculty, family, and friends. Game on! Find the best internship for you. 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, Nov. 6
Leaders in Development Seminar: Monitoring and Evaluation: World Bank Project Findings
5:10 to 6:25 p.m., the Integral Economic Development graduate programs — IEDM and IEDP — present Brett Libresco, program evaluator at The World Bank Group. His talk is titled "Monitoring and Evaluation in Development: Core Findings of Recent Evaluations of World Bank Projects." 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.

Thursday, Nov. 7
Liturgy and Ecumenism — First Fruits of the Second Vatican Council
4 p.m., the School of Canon Law presents Monsignor Alan F. Detscher, S.L.D., who will give the Seventh Annual Frederick R. McManus Memorial Lecture. The title of his talk is "Liturgy and Ecumenism — One of the First Fruits of the Second Vatican Council."

Friday, Nov. 8
Admissions "Focus On" Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the schools of architecture and planning, business and economics, engineering, music, nursing, and social service host a day that offers participation in lectures and labs, lunch with students and faculty, a campus tour, and an information session. For locations and more detailed information, visit the website or contact Christine Mica at 202-319-5304 or mica@cua.edu.

Angelic Intentions: Avicenna on Knowing Separate Substances
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the School of Philosophy presents "Angelic Intentions: Avicenna on Knowing Separate Substances," a lecture by Deborah Black, professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. 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.

Chamber Choir Concert
7 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a concert of sacred music with works by Palestrina, Fauré, Lobo, and Howells, among others. Featuring the CUA Chamber Choir and organist Joy Leilani Garbutt conducted by Leo Nestor, director of choral studies and of the Institute of Sacred Music and Justine Bayard Ward Professor of Music. Free and open to the public. St. Paul's Parish, 2430 K St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414.

Saturday, Nov. 9
Where Justice and Mercy Meet: Catholic Opposition to the Death Penalty

9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Columbus School of Law, and Catholic Mobilizing Network to End the Use of the Death Penalty sponsor a conference on the topic of Catholic opposition to the death penalty. Featuring Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States, as keynote speaker. Also featured is a lunchtime lecture by Vicki Schieber, who has devoted herself to a moratorium on the death penalty after the rape and murder of her  daughter in 1998. All are welcome. Registration is required for all attendees. Columbus School of Law, Byron Auditorium. For more information and to register, visit ipr.cua.edu or call 202-319-5999.

Composition Division Recital
7:30 p.m., the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents a recital of new works by students in the school's Division of Theory and Composition. Ward Recital Hall. For more information, contact the music school at 202-319-5414.

Sunday, Nov. 10
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 and planning, arts and sciences, business and economics, engineering, music, nursing, philosophy, and social service; a student-led tour of campus; lunch at the Pryzbyla Center, and panel discussions for parents on financial aid and for students on life at CUA. For more information, contact Christine Mica at 202-319-5304 or mica@cua.edu.

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Announcements  

Friday, Nov. 1
Finance Town Hall

10 a.m. New policies, processes, procedures, and more. Find out all about them at this year’s Finance Town Hall. Featuring presentations by the offices of finance, technology services, procurement, and facilities, this one-stop information session is for members of CUA’s staff or administration who work with any of these services. Pryzbyla Center, Great Room A. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Carol Evans at 202-319-5606 or evansa@cua.edu.

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.

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For Your Benefit

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.

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.

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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