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 February 21, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, Feb. 24 (and Thursday, March 3) - The final two of six workshops on using journaling to increase productivity and creativity; 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Rowley 1029. The meetings are open to all faculty and staff. To RSVP e-mail Sylvia Whitman.

Tuesday, March 1 - Information Session on graduate programs in Community Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, School Counseling, Forensic Psychology, and the new online Criminal Justice Administration and Policy program; 7 p.m., Ballston Center. To register, call ext. 5902 or RSVP online.

Tuesday, March 1 - An Evening With Reyna Grande, author of the critically acclaimed novel Across A Hundred Mountains (Atria, 2006), for which she received an American Book Award (2007) and El Premio Aztlan Literary Award (2006). Ms. Grande’s latest novel, Dancing with Butterflies (Washington Square Press), was published in October 2009 to rave reviews and received a 2010 International Latino Book Award in its Best Women’s Issues category; 8 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. For questions, contact Rose Vick at ext. 1611.

Friday, March 4 - Information Luncheon on the Master of Education cohort and Professional Development Schools program; noon, Ballston Center. To register, call ext. 5902 or RSVP online.

Monday, March 7 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submissions deadline is Monday, Feb. 28. Submit your items by e-mail.


NEWS YOU CAN USE

Save the Date! 2010-11 Marya McLaughlin Lecture: Mark Shields, syndicated columnist and political analyst for the award-winning PBS NewsHour, will give this year’s Marya McLaughlin Lecture in Media Communications on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m., in the Reinsch Library Auditorium.

The Wall Street Journal calls Mr. Shields “the wittiest political journalist in America,” and The Washington Post has dubbed him “a walking almanac of American politics.” For more than 25 years, he has covered the political scene in his syndicated column, offering a unique blend of candor, wit, and wisdom. His broadcast career includes nearly two decades as a political analyst on PBS NewsHour and 17 years as moderator of CNN’s weekly discussion program The Capital Gang.

Your W-2’s Online: The Payroll Office announces that W-2 tax statements for Marymount employees are now available electronically on Marynet. This is part of the Payroll Office’s efforts to provide increased service and convenience to employees, save printing and postage costs, and support Marymount’s sustainability efforts.

Benefits of electronic W-2’s include earlier access to them, as employees will not have to wait for the mail service; no W-2’s lost, stolen, or delayed in the mail; accessibility on or off campus from a secure website; and W-2 history, available beginning with calendar year 2010.

Please note that both faculty and staff W-2 statements are located under “Marynet for Employees.” To access your W-2 statement electronically:
  • Log in to Marynet, then click “Marynet for Employees.”
  • Under “Employee Profile” click “W-2 Electronic Consent” and select the first option to consent, then click “Submit.”
  • Under “Employee Profile” click on “W-2 Statements” then click on the W-2 statement for tax year 2010.
If you have problems accessing Marynet, contact Information Technology Services at ext. 6990. For W-2 questions, contact Roy Riley at ext. 1485 or 6992.

America Saves Week: Three Marymount vendors (Arlington Federal Credit Union, PNC Bank, and TIAA-CREF) have scheduled information sessions for MU employees on strategies for saving and budgeting as part of a nationwide initiative called America Saves Week, Feb. 20-27.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 22: Ways to Save; Arlington Federal Credit Union; Gerard Dining Hall; 12-1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 23: Retirement Planning; PNC Bank; Board Room, Reinsch Library; 12-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb 24: Tax-Smart Ways to Save and Invest; TIAA-CREF; Gerard Dining Hall; 12-1 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 25: Budgeting; PNC Bank; Gerard Dining Hall; 12-1 p.m.
For questions, contact Human Resource Services at ext. 1680.
 
Eating Disorders Awareness: The Counseling Center announces a series of on-campus events with the slogan “Embrace Your Genes!” to mark National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Feb. 21-25. The events are aimed at increasing awareness of eating disorders in order to effect change in ourselves, others, and our culture.
  • Great Jeans Giveaway: February 21-25 - Donate your old jeans to charity and wear jeans that fit the REAL you! Drop-off box is in Gerard Dining Hall.
  • Speaking Truth, Spreading Hope: Monday, February 21, 5-6:30 p.m., Gerard Lobby - A Presentation on Eating and Body Issues/Hope For Recovery; the speaker is Kathleen MacDonald, education and prevention coordinator with the For Recovery and Elimination of Eating Disorders Foundation.
  • Fearless Friday: February 25 - A Day Without Dieting: Join the MU community in honoring Fearless Friday by wearing jeans that fit the real you.
 
Social Change Advocacy Conference: Twelve colleges and universities in the Greater Washington region, including Marymount, have joined forces to develop the first Social Change Advocacy Conference. The event will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the University of the District of Columbia.

The conference is designed for undergraduate student leaders who want to learn how to shape local, national and international public policy to address their issues of interest. Participants will work in groups to develop advocacy campaigns and will receive a Certificate in Social Change Advocacy at the end of the conference.

Eight students will be accepted from each participating university. Faculty are asked to bring this opportunity to their students’ attention. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 2. Application forms and more information can be obtained by e-mailing Alison Malloy.

Enrollment Management Conference: The National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals is holding its 24th annual conference April 6-9 in Washington, DC. The conference is not limited to admissions professionals; anyone with an interest in graduate education and the recruitment of graduate students may attend.

Session topics include various aspects of enrollment management, including student services, international issues, diversity, and recruitment. The Pre-Conference Institute, titled Creating Graduate Education Opportunities for Veterans and Military Students, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6. The Institute will feature panel discussions and presentations on recruitment, retention, and support services for veterans and students currently serving in the military.

Dr. John Merrow, education correspondent of PBS NewsHour and president of Learning Matters, is the keynote speaker. He will share insights into how technology is changing higher education. The closing keynote speaker is Kevin Jennings, assistant deputy secretary of Education.

To register, visit the the National Association of Graduate Admission Professionals. For questions, e-mail Fran Reed or call ext. 5906.

2011 Graduation Fair: Faculty are asked to remind their students that the Marymount Bookstore will host the 2011 Graduation Fair on the bookstore level of the Lee Center on Tuesday, March 15 (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and Wednesday, March 16 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

All graduating students are encouraged to attend the fair for one-stop shopping for all their graduation needs, including caps and gowns, diploma frames, graduation announcements, nursing pins, and class rings.

A photographer will take official graduation portraits at the fair, but there is no obligation to purchase the photos.

For students who can’t attend the fair, the Bookstore will stock caps and gowns, diploma frames, and announcements. Students who would rather purchase these items online can do so at Herff Jones beginning March 1. For questions, e-mail Bookstore Manager Theresa Kuron or call ext. 1614.


PEOPLE

Plaudits
Francesca Reed, director of Graduate Admissions, has been selected as chair of the 2011 annual conference of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals, which will be held April 6-9 in Washington, DC.

Welcome 
Yolanda Cozart, senior administrative assistant, Office of Development, ext. 1647.

Elonai Masungu, library systems specialist, ext. 6838.
  
 

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