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Monday, April 19 – Sustainability Week: “Greening Your Life,” a presentation by the new Marymount student group Green Society; noon to 1 p.m., Bernie’s. The Bookstore will support the greening of our campus by not distributing bags with purchases on this day. For details, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Tuesday, April 20 – Sustainability Week: “Greening Your Diet,” a presentation by Roni Neff, professor of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for a Livable Future; noon to 1 p.m., Gerard Dining Hall. Trayless lunch day. For details, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Wednesday, April 21 – Sustainability Week: “Greening Your Dorm Room,” a presentation by Jennifer Kaplan, adjunct professor in the School of Business Administration and author of Greening Your Small Business (Prentice Hall, 2009); noon to 1 p.m., Bernie’s. For details, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Thursday, April 22 – Sustainability Week: “Living Greener,” a presentation by Linda Chipperfield, vice president for Marketing and Outreach at Green Seal; noon to 1 p.m., Gerard Dining Hall. For details, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Wednesday, April 28 – Presentation by Peter G. Fitzgerald, chairman, Chain Bridge Bank, on “The Overleveraged and Illiquid U.S. Banking Industry.” Donations will be accepted for the Charles Miller MBA Scholarship Fund; 6:30 p.m., Ballston Center Truland Auditorium. For details, contact Alumni Relations at ext. 1541.

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PORTFOLIO IN MOTION 2010: Marymount University’s highly anticipated annual student fashion show, the culminating academic project for both Fashion Design and Fashion Merchandising students, is set to take place April 22-24. This year’s theme is “All Doll’d Up” and Isabel Toledo will be honored as Designer of the Year. Come out and support our students’ academic success while enjoying an evening of fashion, fun, and celebration. Details and ticket information.

  • Thursday, April 22 –Cocktail Reception, Silent Auction, and Fashion Show with Designer of the Year Award Presentation: 7 p.m. reception (with open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres) and silent auction; 8:30 p.m. fashion show; Lee Center. Tickets are $100. Contact the Office of Development at ext. 6814.
  • Friday, April 23 – Fashion Show, 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.), Lee Center. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, pending availability. Tickets for the Friday and Saturday Fashion Shows will be available for purchase April 19-20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium. For details, call ext. 6870.
  • Saturday, April 24 – Fashion Show, preceded by an Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception: 7 p.m. reception in the Barry Art Gallery, 8 p.m. fashion show in Lee Center. Contact Alumni Relations at ext. 1541.

In addition, Isabel Toledo’s husband, world-renowned illustrator Ruben Toledo, will give a presentation about his work on Friday, April 23, at noon in the Reinsch Library Auditorium. This event is free and open to the entire Marymount community.

ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY: On Saturday, May 1, Marymount will host its annual Athletics Hall of Fame Reception and Dinner. Four outstanding former student-athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and two dedicated volunteers will be inducted into the Hall of Friends.

The 2010 Hall of Fame Class includes Dallas Crawley ’03 (basketball), Erin McCarthy ’99 (lacrosse), Brian Rosenberger ’99 (lacrosse), and Shaun Timothy ’00 (swimming). Jack Murphy and Barry Summerfield, two long-time volunteers for the Athletic Department, will be inducted into the Hall of Friends.

The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. in the Lee Center and tickets are $60 per person. If you would like to attend, contact Judy Finney at ext. 3838 or jfinney@marymount.edu.

PAYROLL GOING GREEN: The Payroll Office is pleased to announce a new Web-based service for Marymount employees with direct deposit that will be convenient to use, contribute to our sustainability initiative, and significantly cut costs associated with payroll processing.

The Web-based system, called Pay Advices Online, will provide employees secure access to detailed information pertaining to their pay. Employees will now be able to view and print their pay advices via Marynet. All information provided on paper advices – such as earnings, deductions, leave accrued, and benefits – will be available on Pay Advices Online one day prior to the scheduled pay date.

After May 1, Marymount employees will no longer receive a paper copy of their pay advice – it will be available only through Marynet starting on May 13. Those who have never used Marynet or are uncertain about how to log in should establish access as soon as possible. If you have problems accessing Marynet, contact Information Technology Services at ext. 6990. For questions about Pay Advices Online, contact the Payroll Office at ext. 1485 or 6992.

LIBRARY AND LEARNING SERVICES EXTENDED HOURS AND COOKIES: Below are the extended hours for Library and Learning Services through the end of the semester:

Monday-Thursday, April 12-29 7:30 a.m. – 3 a.m.*
Friday, April 30 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday, May 1 9 a.m – 9 p.m.
Sunday, May 2 11 a.m. – 3 a.m.*

*Books must be checked out by 11:45 p.m.

Cookies will be available at the Main Campus library at 3 p.m. each day, April 27 - May 1, and at the Ballston Center library extension at 3 p.m. each day, April 27 -30, courtesy of Alumni Relations, Dining Services, the Registrar’s Office, and Library and Learning Services. In addition, the Student Government Association will have treats available at the Ballston library at 9 p.m. April 27-29. For details, contact Margaret Nordren at
ext. 6834.

PIZZA DRAWINGS COMING TO A CLOSE: All good things must come to an end! Human Resource Service’s twice-weekly drawings for a free dinner from HomeMade Pizza, which began on March 2, are drawing to a close. The last drawings will be held on April 20 and 22. Over the past two weeks, the winners were Bethani Thomas, adjunct professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Robert Meden, professor of Interior Design, who won the drawings on April 6 and 8, respectively; and Dr. Michele Garofalo, associate professor of Psychology, and Janet McPherson, from the Financial Aid Office, who won the drawings on April 13 and 15, respectively. Each winner received a $50 gift card. The menu is available here. For details, contact Paula Polson at ext. 1680.

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PLAUDITS
Dr. Linda Cote-Reilly, assistant professor of Psychology, presented two posters entitled “Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Frequency of Infant Distress and Maternal Responses” and “Maternal Contingent Responsiveness to Infant Distress in Eleven Cultures” at the International Conference on Infant Studies, March 11-14 in Baltimore.

TRANSITIONS
Casey Etzel has been promoted from conference services specialist to director of special events and conference activities at the Conference Center, filling the position vacated by Liz Onesty, who retired this spring after a long career at Marymount.