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January 28, 2013


Tuesday, Jan. 29 - Connecting the Dots: Careers in Entrepreneurship; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Ballston Conference Center. All are invited to this interactive career panel where four entrepreneurs from the DC region, representing a variety of industries, will offer insights on how to succeed as an entrepreneur and what individuals can do now to prepare to launch their own business. No need to register. For questions, contact David Wilmes at ext. 5960.

Monday, Feb. 4 - Kick-start your week with the Monday Mile, an invigorating one-mile walk. Participants should come to the table in front of the chapel between 12:30 and 3 p.m. to sign up, receive a complimentary pedometer, and be entered in a drawing for several prizes. Walk the mile circuit by yourself or in groups. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your water. Keep an eye out for more wellness events throughout spring semester. For questions, call Rachel Greger at ext. 1610.

Monday, Feb. 4 to Friday, Feb. 8 - Marymount University’s annual Ethics Awareness Week, with a series of campus events focusing on ethical issues. For the full schedule, check the Events listings.

Wednesday, Feb. 6 - The 2013 GEICO Ethics Lecture and Marymount University Ethics Award Presentation; 7:30 p.m.; Reinsch Library Auditorium. All in the Marymount community are invited to this event, with speaker and honoree Bradley Myles, executive director and CEO of Polaris Project, an organization that combats human trafficking. A reception will follow the program.

Monday, Feb. 11 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, Feb. 4. Email your news to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Get Fit in Spring: It’s time to burn off those holiday calories! Starting on Jan. 28, the Lee Center will sponsor several group fitness classes, all of which are free of charge and open to Marymount students, faculty, and staff. All levels of fitness are welcome:

  • Core & More Cardio Blast: Thursday, noon to 1 p.m.; Lee Center Rec Gym
  • Ashtanga Yoga: Monday, 5 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m.; and Thursday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Lee Center Aerobics Room
  • Cardio Boot Camp: Monday, 7 to 8 a.m.; Lee Center Rec Gym
  • Zumba: Thursday, 6 to 7 p.m.; and Friday, 5 to 6 p.m.; Lee Center Rec Gym

To sign up and for questions, email Ainsley Worrell or call ext. 6910.

Lucky Staffer Wins $250: Anna Jordan, associate director of graduate admissions for new student services, is the recipient of the 2012 Employee Referral Award, a $250 cash award. The Refer-A-Saint incentive program, sponsored by the Office of Human Resource Services, rewards Marymount employees who refer non-employees for job openings and who are hired. Ms. Jordan referred two prospects, Scott Fuller and Lauren Snyder, both of whom were hired in the Office of Admissions. Details of this incentive program can be found on page 9 of the Marymount Employee Handbook. For questions, call Lisa Ingiehon, assistant director of employment, at ext. 1618.

Student Employee of the Year: Student Employment is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Student Employee of the Year. Nominations of exemplary student workers are due by Friday, Feb. 8. To obtain nomination forms and more information, please contact jobsoncampus@marymount.edu or call Amanda Tompkins at ext. 5960.

Seeking Singers, Musicians: The Marymount Chapel Choir seeks instrumentalists and vocalists (especially male voices) for “The Lenten Sketches,” a cantata by Joseph Martin to be performed in the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel at 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 24.

Everyone is invited to this musical program of prayer, a meditation on the final days of Christ’s earthly life.

Faculty and staff who can sing or play an instrument and would like to take part should email Jill Staudt, music ministry coordinator, or call ext. 6541.

Graduate School Entrance Exam Workshops: Faculty and staff are asked to remind students who might be considering graduate school that the Center for Career Services, in partnership with Kaplan Test Prep, will host a series of graduate school entrance exam workshops. These events are designed to improve student awareness of the graduate and professional school application process.

The first workshop, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, noon to 1 p.m., in the Reinsch Library Boardroom, will provide a complete overview of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). At this session, students will learn about the format and different sections of the GRE, practice with real test questions, receive helpful study materials, and gain insight on how and when to best study and prepare.

Similar hour-long overview workshops, all free of charge, will be held for the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and the Law School Admission Test (LSAT). View a full schedule of workshops and register.

To learn about other scheduled workshops and events designed to build career-development skills, please encourage students to visit the Workshops & Events page. Some of these topics can be presented in-classroom, upon request by faculty.

For questions, email the Center for Career Services or call ext. 5960.

Pilgrimage to Poland: There are still two open spots on the Pilgrimage to Poland trip, May 21-30! Join the Campus Ministry Association for a 10-day itinerary that includes visits to places significant in the lives of Pope John Paul II, St. Maximillian Kolbe, and St. Faustina.

The trip is open to Marymount students, faculty, and staff, and their guests. The cost – $2,970 for non-students and $2,000 for students – includes all expenses: airfare, hotels, museums, in-country transportation, and all meals (except for some lunches). It will be an amazing experience you won’t want to miss!

To sign up or for more details, please email Ashton Mallon or call ext. 3853.



Dr. Leigh C. Johnson, assistant professor of literature and language, had an article published in the fall 2012 issue of ALN: The American Literary Naturalism Newsletter. The article is titled “Teaching Stephen Crane’s ‘The Five White Mice’ Using Tableaux.”

Dr. Terry Long, professor of economics and director of the M.B.A. program; Dr. Nancy Furlow, associate professor of marketing; and Victor Betancourt-Santiago, executive director of the Center for Global Education, co-authored a paper titled “The World as a Classroom: The Ultimate Environment for Teaching Global Business,” which they presented at the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association annual conference, Jan. 13-15, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Susan Bucci Mockler, professor of English, and Ellen Herbert, a former adjunct faculty member, were the featured authors in a Dec. 9 workshop at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, where they read from their works. Ms. Herbert read from Falling Women and Other Stories (Shelfstealers Press, 2012) a collection of short stories, including ones that have won a PEN Fiction Prize and a Virginia Fiction Fellowship, and have been read on National Public Radio. Ms. Mockler, the 2010 recipient of The Writer’s Center Undiscovered Voices Scholarship, read selected poems.

Thomas Xenakis, a longtime adjunct faculty member who teaches drawing and design, has an exhibit of his paintings at the McLean Project for the Arts. The exhibit, which runs Jan. 17 through March 2, is called GOLDRUSHed and is showing in the Atrium Gallery of the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Sarah Burnett, formerly administrative secretary in the Office of Student Development, has been promoted to coordinator of commuter and graduate services in the same office; ext. 1615.

Linda Cortez, formerly assistant director in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, has been promoted to associate director in the same office; ext. 1505.

Heather Pappas, formerly administrative assistant to the dean of Library and Learning Services, has been promoted to human resource associate in the Office of Human Resource Services; ext. 1680.


Thomas Package, assistant professor of philosophy, School of Arts and Sciences; ext. 3836.


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