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Upcoming Events


Monday, Oct. 19 – Basics of the Faith class, Campus Ministry lounge, The Lodge, 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 20National Day on Writing at Marymount: Various events on Main Campus and Ballston Center: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Lee Center Atrium; noon -1 p.m. in Gerard and Ballston Center dining rooms.

Tuesday, Oct. 20 (and Thursday, Oct. 22) – Movie: Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 – Innovations, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Ballston Center. Registrations for lunch are no longer being accepted, but faculty are invited to attend any of the sessions. See the full schedule.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 – Men’s soccer vs. Mary Washington at Quincy Field, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22 – Memorial service for Marymount alumnus Mustafa Hussain ’06, who passed away suddenly this month; Main Campus Chapel at 5 p.m., followed by a reception in the Main House.

Friday, Oct. 23Opening reception for Recycled As Art exhibit, by Heidi Fowler, Ed Gross, Donna McCullough, and Sabyna Sterrett. Exhibit dates: Oct. 23-December 3. Reception 5-7 p.m., Barry Gallery, Reinsch Library

Friday-Sunday, Oct. 23-25 – Family Weekend: Various events; some require tickets. For a full schedule and to buy tickets, visit www.marymount.edu/familyweekend/

Saturday, Oct. 24 – Trip to Maryland Renaissance Festival, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets: Rose Vick, ext.1611.

Saturday, Oct. 24 (and Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5:30 p.m.) – RefWorks Workshop, 2 p.m., Library Instruction Room, Reinsch Library. Contact Katherine Absher, ext. 1644.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Women’s soccer vs. Wesley at Quincy Field, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 – M. Ed Professional Development Schools Information Session, 6:45 p.m., Ballston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession; or call Jordi Izzard, ext. 5902.

Tuesday, Oct. 27 – Men’s soccer vs. Randolph-Macon at Quincy Field, 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, Thursday, Oct. 29 – TIAA-CREF individual counseling sessions, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Boldt Room, Reinsch Library. Register at www.tiaa-cref.org/moc or call Yolanda V. Hernandez at (703) 460-7107.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 – School of Health Professions Information Session (Nursing, Health Promotion Management, Physical Therapy), 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession, or call Jennifer Webb at ext. 5902.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Distinguished Visiting Professor Colloquium: John F. Haught, senior fellow of Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University; “Evolution and Faith: What’s at Stake?” 7 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. A reception and book signing will follow.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 – Coffeehouse featuring ventriloquist Lynn Trefzger, 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Thursday, Oct. 29 – CharityWorks GreenHouse private tour for the Interior Design Alumni Network, 6:30-8 p.m.. The house, which features the work of 16 MU ID alumni, is open to the public Oct. 10-30. For details and to buy tickets, visit www.charityworksgreenhouse.com.

Friday, Oct. 30 – Master in Interior Design Information Session Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Reinsch Library Boardroom. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession, or call Jennifer Webb, ext. 5902.

Friday, Oct. 30 – Halloween Fest, 3-7 p.m., Residence Halls and Lee Center.

Saturday, Oct. 31 – Men’s soccer, CAC First Round, TBA.

News You Can Use


Learn to Save a Life: Staff, faculty, and students are welcome to an orientation session on the use of the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), which are now installed throughout Marymount and in the shuttles. The session is scheduled for noon-2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the Gerard Dining Hall. There is no need to register; just drop by and listen in. For a list of AED locations, visit www.marymount.edu/safety/erprep/aed.html

Faculty & Staff International Photo Contest: The deadline to submit photos taken abroad during 2008 and 2009 is Friday, Oct. 23. The Center for Global Education (CGE) will display the winning photos in the Lee Center Atrium during November. For details, visit CGE's Photo Contest page, call ext. 1677, or email rebecca.proznick@marymount.edu.

Fair Use or Copyright Infringement? All Marymount faculty and staff are invited to attend the webinar “Applying the Fair Use Doctrine” on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. in the Reinsch Library Auditorium. Participants will be better able to make informed decisions on using copyrighted materials fairly. For details, contact Lynn McLaughlin at ext. 6842 or lynn.mclaughlin@marymount.edu.

Donate Candy or Volunteer: Campus Ministry still needs 25 volunteers and 10,000 pieces of candy for its Friday, Oct. 30, HalloweenFest, when Marymount hosts 200 children from the Arlington community for an afternoon of spooky fun and games on campus. The volunteers will serve as tour guides, taking groups of children trick-or-treating through the residence halls. Candy donation boxes are posted around campus. Contact Rebecca Koury at ext. 3853.

Honor Our Veterans: Marymount University is hosting a Veterans Day Luncheon on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, to thank all the military veterans in the Marymount community – students, faculty, and staff. The luncheon starts at noon in the Gerard Dining Hall. Mark your calendar so you can take part in this appreciation luncheon. For details and to RSVP, contact May Kay Eldridge, ext. 1511.



Dr. Lisa Jackson Cherry, associate professor of Psychology, chair of the Department of Counseling, and program director of the Community and Pastoral Counseling programs, was recently re-appointed to a four-year term to the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Dr. Jackson-Cherry was also reelected as board chair and continues to serve as chair of the Ethics Committee and co-chair of the Legislative/Regulations Committee.

Dr. Michelle Xiang Liu, assistant professor of Information Technology, presented a paper at the 2009 annual meeting of INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) on Oct. 12 in San Diego. The paper's title is The Analysis of the Software Architecture Using Metrics.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Educational Foundations has awarded the 2009 Joel Polsky Prize to Architecture and Interior Design from the 19th Century: An Integrated History (2008) authored by Dr. Bridget May, professor of Interior Design, Buie Harwood, and Curt Sherman. This is the second Polsky Prize for Dr. May, whose book, Architecture and Interior Design Through the 18th Century: An Integrated History; won in 2002. Dr. May and her coauthors also were invited to join Sigma Pi Kappa, the honor society of Historic Preservation, whose membership is by invitation only. Dr. May also has been appointed exhibition review editor of Interiors: Architecture, Culture and Society, a new refereed journal to be published by Berg Publications in London.

Ron Somervell has been promoted to assistant vice president and controller. In addition to his finance and accounting duties as the controller, Mr. Somervell will oversee Marymount’s energy conservation efforts, including the University’s partnerships with the EPA EnergyStar Program and Community Energy, a wind energy provider. He will be working on campus building retrofits with Physical Plant and will co-chair a Sustainable Campus Taskforce with representatives from Academic Affairs and Student Development.


Jean Herbert, clinical agency coordinator, School of Health Professions, ext. 6933.

Kristin McMahon, associate director, Marymount Fund, ext. 6893.

Dee Newland, security guard, Campus Safety/Transportation, ext. 1600.