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Tuesday, March 9 – Men’s lacrosse vs. Mount St. Joseph, noon, Georgetown University. For details, contact Judy Finney at ext. 3838.

Tuesday, March 9 (and Thursday, March 11) – Movie: New Moon, 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Thursday, March 11 – Forensic Psychology and Counseling Graduate Programs Information Session, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Register here. For details, contact Jordi Izzard at ext. 5902.

Saturday, March 13 – Men’s lacrosse vs. Virginia Wesleyan, 1 p.m., St. Stephen’s-St. Agnes School, Alexandria. For details, contact Judy Finney at ext. 3838.

Saturday, March 13Voyage to Utopia fashion show, sponsored by the African Caribbean Student Association and the Black Student Alliance, 8 p.m., Lee Center Lower Recreational Gym. For details, contact Rose Vick at ext. 1611.

Tuesday, March 16 (and Thursday, March 18) – Movie: The Blind Side, 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Wednesday, March 17 – Deeper Waters meeting, 2 p.m., Campus Ministry Lounge. Discussion will center on George Weigel’s paper, Truths Still Held? John Courtney Murray’s ‘American Proposition’ Fifty Years Later. Contact Campus Ministry at ext. 1607 for a copy.

Wednesday, March 17 – Women’s lacrosse vs. Bridgewater, 3 p.m., Germantown Soccerplex (Field 18), Boyds, Maryland. For details, contact Judy Finney at ext. 3838.

Wednesday, March 17 – Opening reception for the Festival of the Arts Student Exhibition, which runs through April 26, 5-7:30 p.m., Barry Art Gallery. For details, contact Judy Bass at ext. 1561.

Saturday, March 20 – New York City day trip, 6 a.m. pickup at The Lodge. For details, contact Rose Vick at ext. 1611.

Saturday, March 20 – Senior Day (admission event for high school seniors), 11 a.m.-4 p.m. For details, contact Undergraduate Admissions at ext. 1500.

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COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS: President Bundschuh has announced that Norman R. Augustine and Sister Carol Keehan, DC, will give Marymount University’s 2010 Commencement Addresses on Sunday, May 9. Mr. Augustine, our undergraduate Commencement speaker, is the retired chairman and CEO of the Lockheed Martin Corporation and a former Under Secretary of the Army. Sister Keehan, our graduate Commencement speaker, is president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States. All members of the Marymount community are invited to nominate future Commencement speakers. For nominating criteria and to fill out the form.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IN THE BIG APPLE: Members of the Marymount community are invited to help represent the University in the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Wednesday, March 17. The parade, which honors St. Patrick and celebrates Irish heritage and the Catholic tradition, is one of New York City’s greatest and oldest traditions. There will be a St. Patrick’s Day celebration following the parade at The Women’s Republican Club, at 3 West 51 Street. Marymount’s march location and start time will be announced soon. Register online. Transportation to and from the parade is on an individual basis. To learn more, visit the parade Web site.

WRITING INTENSIVE (WI) FACULTY PREPARATION: Faculty planning to teach a WI course, or just interested in writing in the disciplines, are invited to attend a series of two-part workshops to share best teaching practices at Marymount and other universities. We’ll provide a snack and a copy of John Bean’s Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. Adjuncts will receive a stipend. For a schedule of workshops, visit the Center for Teaching Excellence Writing page. RSVP one week in advance of the workshop series start date to Sylvia Whitman, writing specialist, at ext. 6478 or by e-mail.

IT SUPPORT ON TWITTER: Information Technology Services is trying to find new ways to keep the Marymount community informed, including strengthening its tweeting efforts. For this purpose, ITS is requesting feedback on what kinds of information the Marymount community desires. Send an e-mail with “Tweet Suggestions” in the subject line to Technology Services. To follow ITS on Twitter, visit IT's Web page and click on the “Follow Marymount ITS” icon. For details, contact IT Support Services at ext. 6990.

LUCKY WINNERS OF FIRST FREE DINNER DRAWINGS: The winners of the first two drawings for a $50 dinner from the Homemade Pizza Company’s “Dinner in Good Company” program are Jamshed Bokhari, University Communications, who won on Tuesday, March 2, and Johnnie Johnson, Graduate Admissions, who won on Thursday, March 4. The twice-weekly drawings by Human Resource Services will continue for another seven weeks and all MU employees are automatically entered. Each winner receives a $50 gift card from the Homemade Pizza Company. The menu – bake-at-home gourmet pizzas, fresh salads, and desserts – is available on the Web. The Arlington store is at 4514 Lee Highway, in the Lee Heights Shopping Center. For details, contact Paula Polson at ext. 1680.

SODEXO'S IRON CHEF: Sodexo will sponsor a Chefs Fair during the dinner hour at Gerard Dining Hall on Tuesday, March 16. Marymount’s Sodexo chefs will be competing against visiting chefs from Shenandoah University, Loyola University Maryland, and Emory & Henry College. The cost is the same as for any meal ($4), and everyone in the Marymount community is invited to sample the chefs’ culinary creations and vote for the tastiest meal.

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PLAUDITS
Dr. Donna Schaeffer, associate professor of Information Management, tweets regularly about higher education/campus life on The Washington Post’s Higher Education Twitter Feed. Visit the Feed and look for #wpcollege.

WELCOME
Susan Brander, administrative secretary, Career and Internship Center, ext. 5960.

Louis Frisenda, administrative secretary, School of Health Professions, ext. 1584.

Melissa Garza, acting director of Residence Life, ext. 6809.

Tiffany Habay, director, E-Learning Services, Information Tech Services, ext. 3322.