March 23, 2011

April Events at CUA to Spotlight Virtue of Fortitude

Catholic University will host two events related to the cardinal virtue of fortitude in April to culminate a campaign on campus to accentuate the four cardinal virtues.

The campaign is directly related to the inaugural theme chosen by Catholic University's new President, John Garvey. "Intellect and Virtue: the Idea of a Catholic University" serves as the focus of a semester-long series of lectures and other events.

The virtues campaign has focused most heavily, though not exclusively, on CUA's student body.

On April 7, representatives from the organization Invisible Children will speak on "Fortitude in Uganda: Discover the Unseen" at 7 p.m. in the Great Room of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Invisible Children uses media to inspire young people to help end war in Africa. Invisible Children began when three young American men created the documentary "Invisible Children: Rough Cut," a film that exposed the realities of northern Uganda's child soldiers. The organization aims to improve schools, provide mentorships, and create financial stability in Africa. This event is part of the CUA on Tap series.

On April 13, the university will host the Cardinal Leadership Celebration at 5 p.m. in the Great Room of the Pryzbyla Center to honor members of the CUA community whose service and committed leadership deserve special recognition. The Cardinal Medal for Fortitude will also be awarded as part of this event, in celebration of those who have overcome adversity with a joyful spirit, exhibit constancy in the pursuit of good, stand firm in difficulty, and exemplify quiet strength. All in the CUA community are invited to attend this celebratory event.

Earlier this year, the university hosted events focused on justice, prudence, and temperance.

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