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Upcoming Events

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Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Men’s and Women’s Soccer CAC Semifinals, and Women’s Volleyball CAC Semifinals. Check Web site for times and places.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Master in Education Cohort Program Information Session, 6:30 p.m. Reston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. Contact: Jordi Izzard, ext. 5902.

Tuesday, Nov. 3 (and Thursday, Nov. 5) – Movie: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Poetry reading by Josh Weiner, a University of Maryland professor and editor of At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn (2009), as well as author of two books of poems, The World’s Room (2001) and From the Book of Giants (2006). Noon to 1 p.m., Reinsch Library Lee Reception Room. Contact Dr. Michael Boylan, ext. 1558.

Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Business Programs Information Session, 6:30 p.m., Reston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. Contact Johnnie Johnson, ext. 5902.

Wednesday, Nov. 4 – Kalai, a Hawaii-born, Alaska-raised, Utah-based acoustic guitar player and singer; 9:30 p.m., Bernie's.

Thursday, Nov. 5 – Women’s Volleyball CAC Semifinals. Check Web site for time and place.

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Men’s and Women’s Swimming vs. York, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Men’s and Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball CAC Championship Tournament. Check Web site for time and place.

Saturday, Nov. 7 – Men’s and Women’s Cross Country CAC Championships, hosted by Hood College, Walkersville, MD, 11 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 – M.Ed. Catholic School Leadership Information Session, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. Contact Jordi Izzard, ext. 5902.

Tuesday, Nov. 10 (and Wednesday, Nov. 11) – The Marymount community is invited to the 2009-2010 Faculty & Staff Fund Breakfast, to enjoy a light breakfast and pick up information on how to participate in this year’s Fund. Nov. 10: 8-10:30 a.m., Ballston Center, Art Gallery; Nov. 11: 8:30-11 a.m., Lee Center Atrium. Contact Erin Schlesing at ext. 1695 or erin.schlesing@marymount.edu.

Wednesday, Nov. 11 – Musician Kyler England, 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Friday, Nov. 13 – School of Business Administration Information Session Breakfast, 7:30 a.m., Ballston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. Contact Johnnie Johnson, ext. 5902.

Saturday, Nov. 14 – Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, NCAA Regionals. Check Web site for time and place.

Sunday, Nov. 15 – Men’s Basketball vs. Randolph Macon, 2 p.m. (Correction: game time 4 p.m.)

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Learn About Your Benefits for 2010: Attend a Benefits Vendor Meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, Reinsch Library Auditorium, Main Campus; or 2-4 p.m., Truland Auditorium, Ballston Center. Nov. 2-13 is the open enrollment period, your annual opportunity to change, drop, or add benefits for the next year. Contact Loranna Owens, Human Resource Services benefits manager, at ext. 6880.

18th Century Scholar On Campus: Dr. Laura Rosenthal, a leading 18th century scholar and University of Maryland professor, will give a reading from her new book, Nightwalkers: Prostitute Narratives from the Eighteenth Century (Broadview, 2008). A book signing and reception will follow. Tuesday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Reinsch Library Lee Reception Room. Contact Dr. Bess Fox, ext. 1568.

Panel Discussion on Response to Intervention: In-service or pre-service teachers, school administrators, university education faculty, parents or caregivers of a school-age child: you are cordially invited to an RtI Overview and Panel Discussion featuring Susan Trulove, Virginia Department of Education’s RtI specialist, and local school administrators and teachers participating in the RtI pilot program. Thursday, Nov. 5, 5:30-7 p.m., Truland Auditorium, Ballston Center. RSVP to Dr. Shannon Melideo at shannon.melideo@marymount.edu or ext. 6823.

Shop ‘Til You Drop and Benefit Marymount! Lord & Taylor’s Benefit Bash is an exclusive event filled with special savings at the Washington/Chevy Chase and White Flint locations. Marymount is among several non-profit organizations selling $5 admission tickets to the event. The University retains all proceeds from the ticket sales. Lord & Taylor will award two $1,000 bonus checks: one for the highest ticket sales and one for the highest attendance. The $5 admission ticket includes a 20%-off Bonus Coupon for one item and a storewide 15% Savings Pass. Buy four tickets, receive the fifth for free! The Benefit Bash is 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, but the savings passes are also good for the pre-sale period starting on Thursday, Nov. 5. For details, contact Katie Chapin at ext. 1541.

Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Drive: Would you or your department like to help a family in need this Thanksgiving? You can contribute money, canned food, or an entire Thanksgiving meal. Food collection boxes have been placed in the back of the Main Campus Chapel and at the Campus Ministry office. The deadline for donations is Monday, Nov. 16. For details, call Becky Koury, ext. 3853.

Help the Homeless Walk-a-thon: Join Campus Ministry in the Help the Homeless Walk-a-Thon on Saturday, Nov. 21, to raise awareness of and funds for Washington, DC, metropolitan-area organizations that work to prevent and end homelessness. Members of the Marymount community take part specifically to support ALIVE! House, a third of whose income is raised at this walk. More information about the great work ALIVE! House is doing can be found at www.alive-inc.org/ To sign up for the walk and reserve a seat on the bus, call Campus Ministry at ext. 1607.

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PLAUDITS
On behalf of all the kids who participated in Marymount’s 2009 HalloweenFest on Friday, Oct. 30, all the MU students who contributed many hours, and the Campus Ministry staff – Thank you to all in the University community who generously donated candy and their time to help make this another successful event. Look for a special “thank you” from the kids in the Gerard Dining Hall!

WELCOME
Mark Alston, systems administrator, Information Tech Services, ext. 5954

Janet McPherson, administrative assistant, Financial Aid, ext. 1530

PRAYERS REQUESTED
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Myra E. Boylan, who died in September. Mrs. Boylan was the mother of Dr. Michael Boylan, professor of Philosophy.

Please also pray for the repose of the soul of Donald Leslie Norman, who died in September. Mr. Norman was the grandfather of Elliot Uhl, administrative secretary, Student Development.