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Upcoming Events


Monday, Jan. 25 – Library Orientation Session; 5:30 p.m., Ballston Center, Lab 408. No registration necessary; just drop in. For details, call Kate Absher at ext. 1644.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 – Graduate Forensic Psychology Information Online Chat, 5-6 p.m. Please log in on the day of the chat.. For details, call Jennifer Webb at ext. 5908.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 (and Thursday, Jan. 28) – Movie: Where The Wild Things Are; 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Wednesday, Jan. 27 – Singer/songwriter/pianist Todd Alsup; 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Thursday, Jan. 28 – Ref Works Workshop: Learn how to use an online subscription database to format your bibliographies electronically. 5:30 p.m., Reinsch Library, Reference Desk. No need to register; just drop in. For details, call Kate Absher at ext. 1644.

Saturday, Jan. 30 – Graduate Forensic Psychology and Counseling Programs Information Session, 10 a.m., Ballston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. For details, call Fran Reed at ext. 5902.

Saturday, Jan. 30 – CAC women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader vs. Wesley College; women’s tip-off at 2 p.m., men’s at 4 p.m.; Verizon Sports Arena.

Tuesday, Feb. 2 (and Thursday, Feb. 4) – Movie: 2012. 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Wednesday, Feb. 3 – RefWorks Workshop, 5:30 p.m., Ballston Center, Lab 411.

Thursday, Feb. 4 – Graduate Interior Design Information Session; 7 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. For details, call Jennifer Webb at ext. 5908.

Friday, Feb. 5 – Graduate Master of Education Cohort Program Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Reston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. For details, call Jordi Izzard at ext. 5902.

Saturday, February 6 – CAC women’s and men’s basketball doubleheader vs. Stevenson; women’s tip-off at 2 p.m., men’s at 4 p.m.; Verizon Sports Arena.

News You Can Use


HAITI RELIEF EFFORTS: Marymount University’s fundraising efforts for the victims of the catastrophic Haiti earthquake have already netted more than $2,700. The Office of Campus Ministry will accept donations by cash or check through Friday, January 29. Marymount will match student and employee contributions made through University-sponsored activities up to a maximum of $10,000. If you have questions, please call Campus Ministry at ext. 1607.

DINING SERVICES SURVEY: Sodexo Campus Services would like your opinion about your recent dining experiences on campus. If you fill out a survey, they will give you a coupon good for a free fountain beverage or small coffee at Bernie’s or the Ballston cafeteria. The survey, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, will be available Jan. 25 - Feb. 5. Visit www.synovate.net/dining and enter the log-in ID: 48946. For questions, contact Timothy Boise, operations manager, at timothy.boise@marymount.edu or (703) 835-3469.

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: Nationally recognized Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) expert Terry Zawacki, associate professor of English at George Mason University, will be visiting MU on Wednesday, Jan. 27. If you’re a faculty member using or planning to use writing in a course, you’re invited to a series of informal discussions on how to improve students’ critical thinking through writing without compromising content.

Terry Zawacki directs the WAC program at GMU and edits the Writing Fellows Programs section of the WAC Clearinghouse. All sessions are open, and no RSVP is necessary. For more information, call Sylvia Whitman in DISCOVER at ext. 6478. The schedule of sessions:

9:30 - 10:20 a.m., Ballston Center, Room 507: “Managing Collaborative Writing Projects” and other topics of interest.

10:30 - 11:25 a.m., Rowley Hall, Room 222: “What is Writing? Assignments in Traditional and New Media”

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Gerard Dining Hall: Faculty Lunch and Presentation: “The Role of Writing in Learning: What the Research Shows and Strategies for Using Writing to Forward Learning Goals.”

BE A PART OF MARYMOUNT HISTORY: Alumni Walk will be a paved pathway between the new academic building and residence hall that make up Marymount’s 26th Street project. Alumni Walk will feature pavers and bricks inscribed with the names of Marymount alumni, family, and friends. Preserve your legacy at MU by having your name inscribed on a brick or paver on Alumni Walk!

Bricks (4" x 8") - $250
3 lines maximum
15-18 characters per line (including spaces and symbols)

Pavers (16" x 16") - $750
6 to 7 lines maximum
18 to 20 characters per line (including spaces and symbols)

A limited number of pavers and bricks on Alumni Walk are available for inscription. Don’t delay! Reserve your paver or brick today: Visit www.marymount.edu/support and click on “make your gift securely online” in the upper-right corner. You can also download the pdf form and mail or fax it back to MU’s Office of Development. For details, contact Erin Schlesing at ext. 1695.

YOGA, ZUMBA, AEROBICS! The Office of Student Activities is sponsoring group fitness classes in the Lee Center Aerobics Room and invites Marymount staff and faculty to join in. Classes are appropriate for all fitness levels, and no registration is necessary. Please bring light hand weights, a towel, and a water bottle. For details, call Ainsley Worrel at ext. 6910

Ashtanga Yoga: Wednesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Fit & Fun: A routine that combines step, resistance training, core conditioning, boxing, and dance for an all-body workout. Thursdays, 8 a.m.

Zumba: Dance to the rhythms of merengue, salsa, cumbia, bachata, samba, hip hop, belly dance, and much more! Mondays, 7 - 8 p.m.; Fridays, 6 - 7 p.m.

AND THE WINNER IS: The results are in for the Center for Global Education’s international photo competition. The winner in the faculty/staff category is Bridget Murphy, associate professor of Graphic Design and chair of the Department of Graphic Design and Fine Arts, for her photograph named “Pelican,” taken in Mexico. You can see her photo, as well as the winning student photos, on YouTube.



Peggy Axelrod, director of Budget and Risk Management, Business Office, and Claudia O’Connor, executive director, IT Services, took part in the 2009-10 HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) Institute at Wellesley College in October and November 2009. The institute provides leadership development opportunities for women faculty and administrators in higher education.

Sister Patricia Helene Earl, IHM, Ph.D., associate professor of Education and coordinator of the Catholic School Leadership Program, published an article in the November/December 2009 issue of the Journal of Catholic School Studies of the Australian Catholic University. The article, “Contemporary Issues of Catholic Education in the United States: Faith Formation,” explores the importance of providing faith formation for educators in Catholic schools so that they, in turn, can share this with their students.

Cassandra Jones, senior assessment associate in the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, was awarded her Ph.D. in Assessment and Measurement from James Madison University in December 2009.

Dr. Terry Long, professor of Economics, was the guest speaker at the Mid-Atlantic Business Intermediaries Association (MABIA) monthly meeting in Tysons Corner on Dec. 9, 2009. Her presentation was on “What Leading and Lagging Economic Indicators Tell Us.” MABIA is a professional group of business brokers, merger and acquisitions specialists, and related professionals, such as bankers, CPAs, and attorneys, involved in the sale of privately held businesses.

Agnes Burkhard, assistant professor of Nursing, School of Health Professions; ext. 6879.

Ella Carter, assistant professor of Fashion Merchandising, School of Arts and Sciences; ella.carter@marymount.edu.

Christopher Fiorello, assistant director of Student Conduct, Residence Life, ext. 6511.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Manuel Siller, husband of Barbara Siller, librarian and assistant professor.
Mr. Siller passed away on Dec. 28, 2009.