InsideMU Publication Schedule
August 28, 2006
MU Launches Center for Teaching Excellence
Marymount’s Center for Teaching Excellence is a new and exciting
resource for full-time and adjunct faculty. The Center will support
scholarship on teaching and learning, provide resources to enhance
creative and effective instruction, and recognize faculty accomplishments.
It will also offer a variety of programs and events for individuals
In addition to one-on-one consultation sessions, the Center will
offer faculty the opportunity to have a class videotaped to view
on their own or with a consultant. Programs and services can also
be designed to meet specific instructional needs. The Center is
located in Room 407 at the Ballston Center.
Dr. Carolyn Oxenford, professor of Psychology,
is the Center’s founding director. An advisory board will
meet periodically to provide support and feedback. Membership on
the board is voluntary, and anyone who is interested is welcome
For more information, contact email@example.com or call ext.
Mass of the Holy Spirit Marks a New Academic Year
All members of the Marymount community are cordially invited to
the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, September 6, at 11:30
a.m., on the Gailhac-Ireton lawn. This Mass is a tradition at many
Catholic colleges and universities; it brings the campus community
together in prayer and thanksgiving as we begin the new academic
There will be no classes between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on September
6 so that everyone who wishes to attend the Mass may do so. A campuswide
lunch will follow.
Over the summer, Information Technology Services expanded the wireless
network on Main Campus to include Gailhac Hall, which is now fully
wireless. Other campus wireless locations are the Reinsch library
and Bernie’s Café. The Ballston Center also has wireless
locations. For additional details and instructions on accessing
Marymount’s wireless network, click on the Technology Services
quicklink on the University’s home page.
The week of September 4-8 marks the 11th annual National Payroll
Week, designated by the American Payroll Association to honor the
people who work and pay taxes and the payroll professionals who
process their paychecks.
In recognition of National Payroll Week, on September 7, representatives
from Marymount’s payroll department and BB&T Bank will
be available to discuss free checking and saving accounts with employees
who want to sign up for direct deposit. Look for their table outside
the Gerard dining hall from 11:30 to 2 p.m.
For more information, contact Windy Pickett at
ext. 6992 or at firstname.lastname@example.org..
Dr. Michael Nordvall, associate professor and
chair, Health Fitness Management, appeared on NewsChannel 8’s
NewsTalk on August 8 to discuss performance-enhancing drugs
and testing to detect their use, amid the controversy surrounding
Floyd Landis, winner of the 2006 Tour de France cycling race.
Frank Rizzo, dean for Student Development, was
a guest on NewsTalk on August 22, discussing the safe and
sensible use of popular Web sites like Facebook and MySpace.
Dr. Ralph D. Kidder, vice president for Financial
Affairs, comes to Marymount from Massachusetts, where he was vice
president of Finance for four years at Newbury College; CFO and
vice president of Administration at Massasoit Community College;
and assistant dean for Administration at Boston University School
Dr. Kidder holds an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from
the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has served on accreditation
teams for the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Carolyn Alton, administrative secretary, School
of Education and Human Services (ext. 1620; email@example.com)
Mary Rose Amidjaya, electronic services librarian,
Library (ext. 6844; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Erin Bain, associate director, Marymount Fund,
Development (ext. 1552; email@example.com)
Dr. Camille Buckner, associate professor, Psychology
(ext. 5759; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Joseph Cooper, assistant professor, Counseling
Psychology (ext. 5758; email@example.com)
Ralph Critten, assistant director, Career and Internship
Center (ext. 5783; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Kathleen Garces-Foley, assistant professor, Philosophy/Theology/Religious Studies (ext. 5721; email@example.com)
Matthew Hernandez, security guard, Campus Safety
& Transportation, (ext. 1600; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe, assistant professor, Literature
and Languages (ext. 5762; email@example.com)
Dr. Julie Kirsh, assistant professor, Philosophy/Theology/Religious Studies (ext. 3836; julie.kirsh @marymount.edu)
Naghmeh Khorrami-Mehr, psychology counselor, Counseling
Center (ext. 6861; naghmeh.Khorrami-Mehr@marymount.edu)
Dr. Margaret Krassy, associate professor, Nursing
(ext. 5756; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Amy Minton, assistant professor, History and
Politics (ext. 3805; email@example.com)
Katherine Nay, assistant director, Student Activities
(ext. 6811; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Monica Razavian, assistant director, Corporate
Outreach (ext. 5915; email@example.com)
Stephanie Serven, coordinator of Commuter, Family
and Leadership Development, Student Development (ext. 5749; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Steven Santelli, reference associate, Library (ext.
Dr. Ana Gabrea-Todor, assistant professor, Biology
and Physical Sciences (5733; email@example.com)
Dr. Allison Vorderstrasse, assistant professor,
Nursing (ext. 5757; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Annette Ames has been promoted from assistant to
associate professor of Fine and Applied Arts, ext. 6864.
Dr. Jason Craig has been promoted from assistant
to associate professor of Physical Therapy, ext. 5988.
Dr. Jennifer Gelman has transitioned from adjunct
to assistant professor of Education, ext. 3821.
Constance DeFranco has been promoted from secretary
to administrative secretary, School of Education and Human Services,
ext. 5705 (Ballston Center)/2622 (main campus).
Stephanie Ellis has transitioned from adjunct to
assistant professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, ext. 1635.
Susan Scott Fundling has been promoted from assistant
to associate professor of Interior Design, ext. 1653.
Immanuel Gerstner has been promoted from associate
learning specialist to learning specialist, Library and Learning
Services, ext. 5967.
Mary Giordano has been promoted from clinical adjunct
to clinical supervisor, Nursing, ext. 1580.
Dr. Ronald Hudak has transitioned from dean to
professor, School of Business Administration, ext. 5965.
Dr. Teresa LaMonica has transitioned from adjunct
to assistant professor of Nursing, ext. 5754.
Dr. Diann McCants has transitioned from adjunct
to assistant professor of Psychology, ext. 1665.
Robert McCoy has been promoted from shift supervisor
to shuttle operations manager, Campus Safety and Transportation,
Sr. Virginia McKenna has transitioned from librarian
to assistant dean, Library and Learning Services, ext. 6843.
Dr. Laura Valdez Pagliaro has transitioned from
adjunct to assistant professor of Language and Literature, ext.
Dr. Kristie Stover has transitioned from adjunct
to assistant professor of Legal Administration and Health Care Management,
Joy Swan has transitioned from acquisitions assistant
to administrative assistant, Library and Learning Services, ext.
Margaret Thomas has been promoted from adjunct
to assistant professor of Interior Design, ext. 1560.
Martha Whitney has been promoted from adjunct to
assistant professor of Literature and Languages, ext. 1568.