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January 23, 2012


Monday, Jan. 23 - March For Life. A Marymount group will be leaving Main Campus at 12:30 p.m. on the MU shuttle to the Ballston Metro to head to Washington, DC, for the annual march. Expected return time to campus is 4:30 p.m. To sign up or for questions, contact Ashton Mallon at ext. 1604.

Monday, Jan. 23 - Dollar Dinner, 5 p.m., Gerard Lobby. Sister Antoniana, vocations director, Sisters of Life order, will speak on “The Culture of Life.” Dollar Dinners are open to the entire Marymount community and there is no need to sign up.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 - Recharge Your Batteries, a seminar provided by MU’s Employee Assistance Program vendor Ceridian, will teach you how to replenish your body’s physical and emotional energy in order to stay healthy, avoid burnout, and be more productive at work and at home; noon  to 1 p.m., Caruthers Hall Room 1021. Register at connect.marymount.edu/hrtraining. For more details, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554.

Wednesday, Jan. 25 - Deadline to register as a cook for the Feb. 4 Campus Ministry-sponsored Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off competition. The winner gets an iPod and bragging rights! This fundraiser will help defray the cost of this summer’s Pilgrimage to Italy. To sign up for the competition or for more information, contact Meg Dalmut at  ext. 1604.

Friday, Feb. 3 - Dr. Jason King, chair of the Theology Department at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA, will be the guest speaker for this year’s GEICO Ethics Lecture, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. Dr. King’s talk,“Is Anyone Really ‘Dating’ on Campus?,” will be an ethical reflection on defining romantic relationships. For questions, contact Dr. Brian Doyle, director of the Center for Ethical Concerns, at ext. 6817.

Saturday, Feb. 4 - Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off. The judging will take place in the Lee Center in the time between the women’s and men’s basketball games (start times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively) and after the 2 p.m. swim meet. Bring your tastebuds and your wallet: Everyone will get a sampling of each competing pot of chili and be invited to make a donation signifying their favorite. This event is a fundraiser for Campus Ministry’s Pilgrimage to Italy this summer. For questions, contact Meg Dalmut at ext. 1604.

Monday, Feb. 6 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU.
Submission deadline is Monday, Jan. 30. E-mail your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Get a Move On! Time to burn off all the extra calories from those holiday treats! Choose from these fun fitness classes, offered free of charge to everyone in the MU community.
  • Ashtanga Yoga (all levels welcome!): Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Lee Center Aerobics Room;
  • Boot Camp: Mondays and Thursdays, 7 to 8 a.m., Turf Field;
  • Core and More Cardio Blast: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 to 9 a.m., Lee Center Aerobics Room.

There’s no need to sign up. Just come to the class wearing comfortable clothing and get ready to move! A fourth class, Zumba Group Fitness, is also being planned. For more information, contact Ainsley Worrell at ext. 6910.

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed: The annual Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament, one of the most anticipated events on campus, will be held on Saturday, March 31. If you would like to volunteer to help out at this event, contact Ashton Mallon at ext. 1604, or stop by The Lodge..

New Exhibit at Barry Art Gallery: Dog Days of Winter is on display at the Barry Art Gallery now through Feb. 9. The exhibit features paintings, drawings, and sculptures of man’s best friend and includes works by artists Judy Bass, Chris Monette Appleton, and Jackie Ehle.
Ms. Appleton has included 25 framed digital photographs of shelter dogs that are available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the shelter where each dog was placed.
The gallery, in the Reinsch Library, is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the entire community. For details, contact Judy Bass at ext. 1561.

The Teaching Portfolio Workshop: Curious about what a teaching portfolio is, how to build one, and what makes a great one? The Center for Teaching Excellence has scheduled a workshop with teaching portfolio expert Dr. Peter Seldin, who will speak about designing and using teaching portfolios. The workshop will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Gerard Dining Hall.

This workshop will be useful for those who want to come away with concrete plans for their own teaching portfolios; those who are mentoring pre-tenure faculty; and those who will be examining teaching portfolios as part of their service on The Rank and Tenure Committee. Lunch will be provided, but you must register by the deadline, Tuesday, Feb. 14. To register, e-mail Cindy Mitchell.

Summer 2012 Research Program: The DISCOVER Center will fund up to 15 student research grants in summer 2012 for faculty mentors working with undergraduate students on a research project or creative endeavor. Faculty are encouraged to begin discussions with prospective student researchers early in the spring semester so that the students can prepare their proposals well in advance of the submission deadline, Friday, March 23. Proposals are jointly submitted by the student and the faculty mentor.
For funded projects, faculty mentors receive a stipend and students also receive a stipend, as well as room and board, so that they can remain at the University through the summer.
To learn more, visit the Summer Research Program website.

DISCOVER Student Research Conference
: Faculty are asked to remind their students that this year’s DISCOVER Student Research Conference will take place on Wednesday, April 18. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 16.

To learn more about oral, poster, and visual arts presentations, and about previous years’ conferences, visit the Student Research Conference website.

Designer of the Year Selected: Fashion designer Eileen Fisher will receive Marymount University’s 2012 Designer of the Year award at the Portfolio in Motion student fashion show. The show and award presentation will be held on Thursday, May 3, at 8:30 p.m. in the Lee Center. A cocktail reception will precede the show. Tickets to the show and reception are $100 per person. For sponsorship opportunities and tickets, call Suzanne Catucci at ext. 6814.

Library Consortium Grows
: MU students, faculty, and staff now have access to the resources of yet another capital-region university library, with the recent addition of Howard University’s library to the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC).

Marymount’s Reinsch Library is a member of WRLC,a collaborative partnership of nine major universities in the Washington, DC, area that share library collections and information technology. Howard University’s library system has more than 2.2 million volumes; 14,000 current journal subscriptions; 3.7 million microform pieces; 6,600 manuscripts; and thousands of audio-visual items.
If you have any questions about how to access the WRLC resources, please contact the Reinsch Library Reference Desk at ext. 1649. To learn more about the WRLC, visit www.wrlc.org.

Lucky Staffer Wins $250 Drawing
: Chrystenn Clay, switchboard operator in the Office of Admissions, has won the annual Refer a Saint drawing for $250. The incentive program, sponsored by Human Resource Services, rewards Marymount employees who recommend a non-employee for a job opening. If the recommended person is hired, the recommender is entered into a drawing at the end of the calendar year. Ms. Clay recommended Robert Richwine, who was hired in May as a shuttle driver in the Office of Campus Safety and Transportation..


Erika Davis, reference librarian, Library and Learning Services, ext. 1644.
Tristin Greiner, administrative secretary, School of Arts and Sciences; ext. 1560.
Marlene Hetzel, collections manager, Student Accounts; ext. 1489.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Nina Haddad, who died on Dec. 19. Dr. Haddad retired from Marymount University in 1996 as professor of Nursing.
Please pray for the MU staff and students traveling on Winter Retreat, Jan. 27-29, to Yellow Springs, WV, and for the staff and students going on Alternative Spring Break trips, March 3-10, to New York City, Kentucky, and the Dominican Republic.


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