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Monday, Jan. 11 – Daily Masses resume at 7:30 a.m. and noon; Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel.

Tuesday, Jan. 12 – Master of Education Information Session, 6:45 p.m., Ballston Center; register online or contact Graduate Admissions, ext. 5905.

Wednesday, Jan. 13 – Magician Brian Brushwood, who has appeared on many radio and TV programs, including NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and has authored the books Cheats, Cons, Swindles & Tricks: 57 Ways to Scam a Free Drink and Pack the House: The Ultimate, Ever-Growing Guide to Increasing Attendance to YOUR Campus Events; 9:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. For details contact Rose Vick, ext. 1611.

Friday, Jan. 15 – Barry Art Gallery: Opening reception for the Uncommon Landscape exhibit, 5-7:30 p.m. The exhibit, featuring paintings by Wynn Creassy, Ann DiPlacido, Trix Kuijper, and Joyce McCarten, will run through Feb. 11. For details, contact curator Judy Bass, ext. 1561.

Monday, Jan. 18 – Women’s and men’s basketball vs. Hood; women at 2 p.m., men at 4 p.m.; Lee Center Verizon Sports Arena.

Tuesday, Jan. 19 (and Thursday, Jan. 21) – Movie: This Is It, a compilation of interviews, rehearsals, and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London; 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Comedian Tom Cotter, who in the past year filmed a half-hour special for Comedy Central, won the grand prize at the Boston Comedy Festival, and was voted Best Stand-Up at the Las Vegas Comedy Festival; 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s. For details contact Rose Vick, ext. 1611.

Thursday, Jan. 21 – School of Business Graduate Programs Information Session, 7 p.m. Ballston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession, or call Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Friday, Jan. 22 – A Tribute to Martin Luther King, featuring singer Sylver Logan Sharp; 2 p.m., Lee Center Atrium. For more details, contact Rose Vick at ext. 1611.

Friday, Jan. 22 – Women’s and men’s swimming vs. Gallaudet and Frostburg, 5 p.m., Lee Center pool.

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LIBRARY ORIENTATION SESSIONS: Learn how to use the multitude of electronic resources available through the Reinsch Library, from on and off campus. Several orientation sessions are scheduled: at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 and at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19; Wednesday, Jan. 20; and Thursday, Jan. 21. No need to register: Just come to the Reinsch Library Reference Desk. On Monday, Jan. 25, the orientation will be at 5:30 p.m. at the Ballston Center, Lab 408.

SAVE THE DATE: UNIVERSITY ASSEMBLY: Please plan to attend the spring semester University Assembly on Friday, Jan. 22, at 10:30 a.m. in the Lee Center Recreational Gym. President Bundschuh will provide a report on the University’s fiscal year 2011 budget, which was approved by the Board of Trustees at their December meeting; share the latest news about the 26th Street project; and present other topics of interest to Marymount’s faculty and staff. Luncheon in the Gerard Dining Hall will follow the Assembly.

DEFIBRILLATORS CAN SAVE LIVES: As the New Year begins, please take note of the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) that have been mounted throughout Marymount’s Main Campus, Ballston Center, and Reston Center, and on some shuttle buses. If sudden cardiac arrest is suspected, dial 911 immediately and bring an AED to the incident site. No experience or training is necessary to operate an AED. The device will talk the user through its safe application and will not shock someone with a normal heart beat. When a wall-mounted AED case is opened, an alarm will sound to alert others that help is needed.

If someone near you might be suffering cardiac arrest, do not hesitate to use the nearest AED. That’s why we have so many of the life-saving devices situated in easily accessible locations all around the University. Time is critical, so don’t wait for paramedics to arrive! There is no liability for using an AED; it can only help, not harm.

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PLAUDITS
THE BIG SNOW AND A BIG THANK YOU: As Marymount’s employee Christmas Party was ending on the evening of Friday, December 18, snow began to fall and rapidly accumulate. By the time it was all over, two feet of snow would blanket the campus and the entire DC region. Bob Rush, director Physical Plant, notes, “It was the most snow we’ve had at one time that any of us can remember.”

Bob and 14 of his staff immediately went to work – shoveling and plowing straight through the night. They then continued working in three-to-four-hour shifts on Saturday and into Sunday morning. With only a few beds available, some of the men caught a few hours of sleep on the boiler room floor. “They did an amazing job!” says Dr. Ralph Kidder, vice president for Financial Affairs. Mr. Rush agrees, stating, “I don’t think any place in Arlington County looked as good as Marymount when the snow ended.”

Also on campus were residence life staff members Shay Jolly, Lindsay Lamb, and Terri McIvor – who watched over the few students remaining in the residence halls – and Campus Safety Officers Glenn Blackwell, Gordon Buckley, Preston Gadfrey, Marco Mike, and Mohammad-Ali Minaie – several of whom arrived early to ensure that they would be on the job when needed. In addition, shuttle supervisor Wallace Hinson made a special trip out to Dulles Airport on Sunday to pick up a group of student-athletes whose Saturday flight had been delayed.

The Marymount community extends a heartfelt ‘Thank You!’ to all the staff who worked during the big snow, and especially to Bob Rush and his snow-removal crew, including Chris Dreslin, Mike Dreslin, Ralph Ennis, Anthony Fields, Aweke Gebrehiwot, Eun Lee, Joe Malloy, Pedro Sandoval, Agegnehu Sisay, Rufino Velasquez, Guy Welch, Bill Wickes, Bobby Wildman, and Dennis Willis.

The crew, in turn, were thankful that Martha Rush, Bob’s wife and manager of MU’s Copy Center, was snowed in with them! Martha cooked for the workers on Saturday morning, gathering supplies from the dining hall kitchen to make her famous potato soup. She notes, “I did it out of love. We’re a family at Marymount.”

WELCOME
Johnnie Jones, shuttle driver, Campus Safety/Transportation, ext. 1600.