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Upcoming Events


Monday, Dec. 7 – Penance Service and Sacrament of Reconciliation. Three priests will be available to hear confessions; 9 p.m., Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel.

Tuesday, Dec. 8 – Graduate Counseling Programs Online Chat, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please register here. On the day of the chat, log in here.

Tuesday, Dec. 8 – The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holy day of obligation for Catholics. Masses at 7:30 a.m., noon, and 9:30 p.m.; Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel. For those unable to attend on-campus services, Campus Ministry can provide a list of nearby Masses. Please call ext. 1607.

Thursday, Dec. 10 – Business Programs Information Session, 6:30 p.m., Reston Center. RSVP to Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Sunday, Dec. 13 – Last 11 a.m. Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel until Sunday, Jan. 10.

Sunday, Dec. 13 – Women’s basketball vs. College of St. Elizabeth, Lee Center Verizon Sports Arena, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Master in Education Programs Information Session, 2 p.m., Ballston Center. RSVP to Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Friday, Dec. 18 – Last 7:30 a.m. and noon daily Masses at Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel until Monday, Jan. 11.

Friday, Dec. 18 – Marymount Christmas Dinner and Service Awards Program for full-time faculty and staff. Reception at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30 p.m., Gerard Dining Hall. RSVP to the Conference Center, ext. 1540 by December 8.

News You Can Use


SHUTTLE AND PARKING INFORMATION: Between Saturday, Dec. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 10, Marymount’s shuttle buses will run on a special holiday schedule. The schedule also will be on flyers posted around campus. In addition, staff who normally park at off-campus locations may park on campus from Monday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Jan. 10.

On Monday, January 11, 2010, all shuttles will return to their regular schedule and normal parking assignments will resume. Contact Eric Hols, director of Campus Safety and Transportation, at ext. 1601, with questions.

EAT, BE MERRY, AND HELP MARYMOUNT: Marymount Days at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm restaurant have been extended through the holidays! Visit Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm any time through Dec. 31, to enjoy lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch, and 15% of your purchase will be donated to the University. Remember to ask your server to write “MARYMOUNT” on your check. Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm is at 42920 Broadlands Blvd., Broadlands, VA 20148. For directions, visit Clyde’s Web site. For more information, contact Katie Chapin at ext. 1541.

REINSCH LIBRARY EXTENDED HOURS: This week, the Main Campus Library will have extended hours as follows:

Monday, Dec. 7 -Thursday, Dec. 10 7:30 a.m. – 3 a.m. (Books must be checked out by 11:45 p.m.)
Friday, Dec.11 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information, contact the Library at ext. 1649.



Sister Patricia Earl, IHM, Ph.D., associate professor of Education and director of the Catholic School Leadership Program, gave a presentation on “Building the Builders: Living the Beatitudes through the Practice of Virtue” for PK-12 teachers and administrators at the Arlington Diocesan Institute on Oct. 23.

Sister Patricia also published an article in the September/October 2009 issue of Momentum, the National Catholic Educational Association journal. The article, entitled “In the Footsteps of St. Paul,” describes a program of faith formation for teachers and students through various virtues found in the writings of St. Paul.

Dr. Laura Medhurst, professor of Chemistry, was the featured expert on NBC4-TV’s “Consumer Report” on Nov. 23. She demonstrated how to get the last bit of a product out of its container, providing tips based on a substance’s properties (such as viscosity). Packaging doesn’t make it easy to use all that mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, toothpaste, or hand lotion, and a little knowledge of chemistry can help!

Dr. Theresia Atanga Wansi, associate professor of Finance, presented an empirical paper co-authored with Dr. Min B. Shrestha, senior economist of The South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre, Malaysia, on Oct. 30, at the Twentieth Annual Conference of the American Society for Competitiveness (ASC) in Vienna, VA. The paper is entitled “Foreign Exchange Reserves Management in the South East Asian Countries.”