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Tuesday, Feb. 23 – RefWorks Workshop: Learn how to use an online subscription database to format bibliographies electronically. No registration necessary; just come to Ballston Center, Lab 411, at 5:30 p.m. For details, call Kate Absher at ext. 1644.

Tuesday, Feb. 23 – Master of Education Professional Development School Program Online Chat, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Register here and log in on the day of the chat. For details, call Jordi Izzard at ext. 5905.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 – Singer and musician Rudy Currence, 9:30 p.m. Bernie’s.

Thursday, Feb. 25 – Taize Adoration will be offered in the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel at 8 p.m. The Marymount University Chapel Choir will sing Lenten Songs from the Taize Community, accompanied by piano, guitar, violin, and viola. For details, call Dot Whitt at ext. 1607.

Friday, Feb. 26 – School of Business Administration Information Session Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Ballston Center. Register here. For details, call Johnnie Johnson at ext. 5902.

Tuesday, March 2 – Master of Education Cohort Program Information Session, Ballston Center, 6:45 p.m. Register here. For details, call Jordi Izzard at ext. 5905

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THE SAINTS TO HOST CAC SEMIFINALS! With a 78-47 victory over Hood on Saturday, Feb. 20, the women’s basketball team moved up to 24-1, and 15-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. That earned the Saints a bye through the first round of the CAC tournament and the home advantage when it hosts the CAC Semifinals at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Verizon Sports Arena. The opponent will be determined after the CAC first-round games on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The men’s team fell to Hood 61-50 at the Feb. 20 doubleheader, losing the chance to host the CAC Semifinals. Check the Athletics Web page for details. Go, Saints!

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: The Stations of the Cross will be prayed in the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel every Friday at 3:30 p.m. during Lent (Feb. 19 through March 26, except for March 5, which is Spring Break).

GOLD'S GYM SPECIAL: All Marymount University employees and their family members are eligible to receive a special membership rate at 16 branches of Gold’s Gym throughout Virginia, Maryland, and DC. The cost is $17.50 per person, per paycheck. The amount will be automatically deducted from employees’ paychecks starting March 1, when the 12-month membership period starts. If you enroll before then, you can start attending before membership begins at no additional cost. You can enroll at any time. To enroll, contact Paula Polson at ext. 1680.

GROUP RATES ON INSURANCE: Through Liberty Mutual’s Group Savings Plus program, Marymount University employees can now purchase auto, home, and renter’s insurance at discounted group rates. Liberty Mutual representative Bryant Anderson will host an Insurance 101 seminar at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Gerard Dining Hall. There will be free promotional items and a raffle. There’s no need to register for the seminar. For details, contact Loranna Owens, benefits manager, at ext. 6880.

TIAA-CREF INDIVIDUAL SESSIONS: A representative from TIAA-CREF will be on campus for 30-minute individual financial counseling sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 24-25, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., in the Boldt Conference Room of the Reinsch Library. To make an appointment, call (800) 732-8353. The next dates for on-campus sessions are Wednesday and Thursday, March 10-11. For details, call Paula Polson at ext. 1680.

BOOKSTORE GRADUATION FAIR: Please remind students that the Barnes & Noble Bookstore will be hosting the 2010 Graduation Fair on Tuesday, March 9 (11 a.m. - 7 p.m.) and Wednesday, March 10 (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) in the area just outside the Bookstore, on the upper level of the Lee Center. This will be a one-stop shop for all graduation needs. Available for purchase will be caps and gowns, diploma frames, graduation announcements, and class rings. A photographer will on site to take pictures of students wearing their graduation attire. For details, contact manager Theresa Kuron at ext. 1614.

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PLAUDITS
Dr. Linda Gulyn, professor of Psychology, and chair, Department of Psychology, appeared on WUSA9-TV News on Tuesday, Feb. 9, talking about how to cope with young children when homebound for extended periods due to snow or other circumstances.

FACULTY SELECTED FOR SUMMER GRANTS: Four faculty members have been selected to receive grants in the amount of $4,000 each to travel abroad this summer and attend faculty development seminars hosted by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The grant recipients, seminar topics, and countries to which they will travel are

Dr. Charles Harris, professor of Sociology, chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice; “Religious Diversity in France: Jews and Muslims, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”; Paris, France.

Dr. Adam Kovach, associate professor of Philosophy, director, Graduate Humanities Program, and Dr. Alice Young, professor of Education, associate dean, School of Education and Human Services; “Exploring the Coexistence and Challenges of Neighboring Cultures”; several locations in Spain and Morocco.

Dr. Hanora O’Sullivan, professor of Business Administration; “Contemporary Regional Issues in Botswana and South Africa”; Gaboronne, Botswana and Johannesburg, South Africa.

WELCOME
Shani Gonzalez will be the new assistant store manager at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore starting March 1. She comes to Marymount from the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.

Hongqiang Yang, electronic services librarian, ext. 6844 or mason.yang@marymount.edu.