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Upcoming Events

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Wednesday Oct. 7 – Men’s Soccer at Gallaudet, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Women’s Soccer vs. Stevenson at Quincy Field, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Coffeehouse featuring Reese Waters (Comedy); 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Thursday, Oct. 8 – Business Programs Information Session, Reston Center, 6:30 p.m.; Learn about Reston Center programs, including the evening/weekend MBA, Human Resource Management Cohort, and the M.S. in Management. Contact: Johnnie Johnson, Graduate Admissions, ext. 5956; register at www.marymount.edu/infosession

Thursday, Oct. 8 – Women’s Volleyball vs. Wesley: Dig Pink Night, a fundraiser for breast cancer research; 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9 – Women’s Soccer vs. York at Quincy Field, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 10 – Women’s Volleyball at Moravian (2 p.m.), with Lycoming (4 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 10 – Men’s Soccer vs. Stevenson at Washington-Lee HS, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday-Monday, Oct. 10-12 – Men’s Golf, Virginia State Tournament at Wintergreen Resort ( Stoney Creek).

Monday, Oct. 12 – Columbus Day; University is CLOSED.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 - Fall Briefing for Supervisors and Department Heads, Truland Auditorium, Ballston Center. A continental breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9 a.m., and the program will run from 9 a.m. to noon. An agenda will be distributed via e-mail. For more information, contact Bing Hobson at ext. 1617.

Tuesday, Oct. 13 – Women’s Soccer vs. Salisbury at Quincy Field, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 - Faculty and staff with access to Colleague and the need to write reports can join a training session on the Informer Web Reporting software, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ballston Center Room 408. Register at www.marymount.edu/itstraining/

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Women’s Volleyball at College of Notre Dame, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Ballston Commons Mall College Fair, 7-9 p.m. High school students and their parents are invited; an MU Admissions representative will be on hand to answer questions. Contact: Emily Brown, Undergraduate Admissions, ext. 1500.

Wednesday, Oct. 14 – Men’s Soccer vs. Salisbury, at Washington-Lee HS, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15 – M.Ed., Catholic School Leadership online chat, 7 - 8 p.m. Chat with an Admissions representative and Sister Patricia Earl about MU’s online Catholic School Leadership program, designed to provide aspiring Catholic school administrators with the values and perspectives essential to fostering Catholic unity and identity within a school community. Contact: Jordi Izzard, Graduate Admissions, ext. 5905. Join the chat.

Thursday, Oct. 15 –Women’s Soccer, vs. Goucher at Quincy Field, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15 – School of Business Administration Information Session, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Join faculty and Admissions representatives to learn about MU’s graduate degree programs in Information Technology, Human Resource Management, MBA, Legal Administration, Health Care Management, Management, and dual-degree options. Contact Johnnie Johnson, Graduate Admissions, ext. 5956; register at www.marymount.edu/infosession

Friday, Oct. 16 – M.Ed. Professional Development Schools (PDS) Information Session Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Ballston Center. Learn about the one-year M.ED. with licensure offered in Professional Development Schools (PDS), a collaborative effort between MU’s Education Department and Arlington County and Fairfax County Public Schools. This full-time program places M.Ed. students in the public school systems for the full year and is an alternative to Marymount's traditional program. Contact Jordi Izzard, Graduate Admissions, ext. 5905. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession

Friday, Oct. 16 – Women’s Volleyball at Baruch Tournament, vs. Baruch, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17 – Men’s and Women’s Cross Country at Hood College Invitational, Heritage Farm Park, Walkersville, Md.; 10 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17 – Busch Gardens Williamsburg “Howl-O-Scream” Halloween event. Pick-up and drop-off in front of The Lodge; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Contact: Rose Vick, ext. 1611.

Saturday, Oct. 17 – Women’s Volleyball at Baruch Tournament, vs. Richard Stockton (3 p.m.); vs. RIT (5 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 17 – Men’s Soccer at Wesley. Time TBA.

Sunday, Oct. 18 – Women’s Volleyball at Baruch Tournament vs. Manhattanville, 11 a.m.

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The MU Ethics Fellows Program: Dr. Michael Boylan, professor of Philosophy, announces that the Ethics Fellows for 2009-10 are Dr. Brian Doyle, associate professor of Theology; Dr. Terri LaMonica, assistant professor of Nursing; Thea Scott-Fundling, associate professor of Interior Design; and Dr. Jane Uebelhoer, associate professor of Business. Dr. Boylan explains that each fellow develops a project having to do with ethics in his/her discipline that will end up in curriculum development, new elements in the classes they teach, presentations to their professional organizations, or publication in a scholarly journal. The group meets regularly to plan Ethics Awareness Week (Feb. 1-5, 2010). The fellows are also studying the relationship between love and ethics from Plato and Aristotle. Faculty applications for the Ethics Fellows Program of 2010-2011 are being taken now. For more information, contact Dr. Boylan at ext. 1558.

We’re Having A Write-In: Free food and door prizes, organized graffiti, lunch letters (you write them, we post them), one-sentence biographies, six-word memoirs, haiku, love songs, limericks, tweets, resumes, and research papers: The Marymount community is invited to a celebration of the written word. It’s happening on Tuesday, Oct. 20 (National Day of Writing), from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium. Share your writings with the world by posting them on the Marymount University gallery at the National Gallery of Writing. Having trouble uploading? Just send your piece to The DISCOVER Center’s Writing Specialist, Sylvia Whitman, and she will post it for you. For more information, call Ms. Whitman at ext. 6478.

Grant For Tennis Wear: Cotton Incorporated, a research and marketing company funded by U.S. cotton growers and importers, has awarded a $28,050 grant to Marymount University for a Fashion Design Product Development course project: Prototype Development for Mature Female Tennis Wear. The faculty project leader is Dr. May Chae, assistant professor of Fashion Design. Students will create prototype tennis wear ensembles that meet the needs of women tennis players who are 55 and older. The students will base their work on the preferences expressed by a focus group of the target clientele. This project will familiarize students with the features and benefits of cotton for active apparel and make student learning industry-oriented.

HalloweenFest: Campus Ministry needs donations and volunteers for the 12th Annual HalloweenFest, to benefit some 200 disadvantaged children from around the Arlington community. The event, which includes trick-or-treating in the residence halls and games in the Lee Center, will take place 3-7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. You can donate candy (collection boxes are located throughout campus) or volunteer your time. For more information, please call Becky Koury at ext. 3853.

Six Degrees of Separation: Marymount has a connection to the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys: Alumna Brianna D’Amico ’08 is the granddaughter of Bob Gaudio, one of the Four Seasons, who wrote many of the group’s most famous songs. Jersey Boys is running Oct. 1-Dec. 12 at the National Theater. An alumni group is going to see Jersey Boys on Nov. 5 and will have an exclusive backstage visit with the actors after the show.

Volunteers Needed for Mass: Campus Ministry is seeking greeters, ushers, readers, and altar servers to serve during the 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday Masses. Please contact Meg Dalmut, ext. 1604.

Basics of the Faith: Five-second quiz: Did you grow up Catholic but never received the sacraments? Were you baptized Catholic, but never confirmed? Not Catholic but feel drawn to the Church? Or do you just have lots of questions about the Catholic faith? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then Basics of the Faith is for you. The group meets Monday nights from 9:30 to 10:30 in the Campus Ministry lounge in The Lodge. Want to know more? Call Father David Sharland at ext. 1607 or find him on Facebook.

Parking, ID Services at Ballston: Auxiliary Services announces new hours in its Ballston Center office: 11:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Donald Lavanty, JD, professor of Business and a health care management expert, was recently featured in an article titled "Tomorrow’s Health Care Managers," in The Washington Post’s “Guide to Business and Graduate Education” special section.

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Emily Gonzalez, administrative secretary, School of Arts and Sciences, ext. 1560.

Patrick Rowe, admission counselor, Office of Admissions, ext. 1505.

Elinor Tappé, director, Marymount Fund, Office of Development, ext. 1552.

Elspeth Splaun is the new assistant store manager at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, joining Store Manager Theresa Kuron. Ms. Splaun comes to Marymount from the B&N bookstore at George Mason University’s Prince William campus.