Wednesday, Dec. 30 – Women’s basketball vs. The College of New Jersey, 3 p.m; men’s basketball vs. Trine, 5 p.m.; Lee Center Verizon Sports Arena.
Saturday, Jan. 2 and Sunday, Jan. 3 – Marymount Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. Women’s teams: Marymount, Montclair, Franklin Marshall, and Elmira. Men’s teams: Marymount, Goucher, Rutgers-Newark, Hiram. Women’s tip-off at 5 p.m. Saturday, men’s at 7 p.m. Saturday; Lee Center Verizon Sports Arena.
Monday, Jan. 4 – University re-opens.
Wednesday, Jan. 6 – Women’s and men’s basketball vs. York; women’s at 6 p.m., men’s at 8 p.m.; Lee Center Verizon Sports Arena.
Sunday, Jan. 10 – Regular Sunday 11 a.m. Mass resumes, Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel
News You Can Use
BALLSTON BOOKSTORE REMINDER: The temporary bookstore at the Ballston Center, which will operate only for the first few evenings of the spring 2010 semester, will only offer students the opportunity to pick up pre-paid book orders. There will be no cash or credit card book sales. Students can place their textbook orders online to pick them up during the first week of classes at Main Campus or the Ballston Center, or request direct shipping to home or office.
The temporary bookstore at Ballston will be available the first week of the term in the evenings, Monday through Wednesday. Exact days and hours will depend on the number of orders the bookstore receives, so details will not be available until January.
TEACHING TOOLBOX: The Center for Teaching Excellence is sponsoring its second annual Teaching Toolbox on Jan. 6. There will be several 40-minute sessions starting at 9:30 (with coffee!); lunch will be provided at Bernie’s. In the afternoon, there will be a single 90-minute session focusing on ways to demonstrate your teaching effectiveness that go beyond student course evaluations. RSVP to email@example.com.
Dr. Michael Bolton, professor of Criminal Justice, published an article entitled “Police Indifference: The Next Tsunami of Racial Profiling?” in the October 2009 issue of The Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal. Dr. Bolton also authored an article entitled “Improving Communication Between Criminal Justice Scholars and Practitioners During Times of Economic Instability,” published in December 2009 in a special edition of the Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal that focused on “Crime, Law Enforcement, and the Financial Crisis.”
Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting, presented a paper entitled “The Importance of Corporate Governance,” co-authored with Dr. Shafi Mohamad from Universitie Teknologi Mara Shah Alam, Malaysia, at the 21st Asian Pacific Conference in International Accounting Issues in November 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Quigley also moderated the International Financial Reporting session at the conference.
Mr. Douglas Seidler, assistant professor of Interior Design, released his second textbook, co-authored with Amy Korté, in November 2009. Hand Drawing for Designers: Communicating Ideas through Architectural Graphics (Fairchild Books) explores drawing as a communication tool and shows students how to use hand drawing to explore multiple design responses quickly. Mr. Seidler’s first textbook, Digital Drawing for Designers, was published in 2007 by Fairchild Books. Both books, plus instructor guides and downloads, can be seen at books.dougseidler.com.
Dr. Liane Summerfield, associate vice president for Academic Affairs; Michael Schuchert, executive director, Institutional Effectiveness; and Dr. Carolyn Oxenford, director, Center for Teaching Excellence, presented a session entitled “Laying the Foundation for Success: Piloting, Assessing, and Improving the QEP” at the 2009 SACS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 7, 2009. The session focused on the piloting of Marymount’s DSC 101 First Year Seminar, which will be a required course for incoming freshmen in fall 2010.