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March 5, 2012


Monday, March 5 (through March 10) - Spring break; no classes.

Monday March 5 (through March 9) - Masses at the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel only at 7:30 a.m.; no noon Masses.

Sunday, March 11 - Sunday Masses at the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel resume, at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Monday, March 12 - Classes resume.

Wednesday, March 14 - A Conversation About Image and Marketing, 10:30-11:45 a.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. Faculty and staff are cordially invited to join President Shank, Vice President for Communications and Marketing Shelley Dutton, and Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness Michael Schuchert for a conversation about Marymount University’s public image and planned image-marketing effort. The results of a December 2011 Image Study will be shared and provide a starting point for the discussion.

Wednesday, March 14 - Employee Recognition Dinner, 6 p.m., Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel. Faculty and staff who reached milestone years of service in 2011 have received their invitations in the mail. RSVPs are due to (703) 284-1680 or paula.polson@marymount.edu by March 6.

Monday, March 19 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, March 12. E-mail your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Ideas at Work Program off to a Robust Start: Congratulations to the 29 teams that have registered so far to participate in Marymount University’s Ideas at Work incentive program, which began on February 20. Some of the participants are individuals and others are cross-departmental groups. If you haven’t already registered, here’s how to do it:

  1. Send an e-mail to ideasatwork@marymount.edu with the following information:
    • Your name
    • Team name (individual participants still need to provide a team name)
    • All team members’ names and e-mails

    Each team member will receive a return e-mail containing the team ID and his/her password.

  2. Use your ID and password to log in at www.marymountrewards.com, where you can submit ideas for consideration, see other teams that have registered, and view available rewards.

All registered team members will receive 500 reward points for each idea submitted, up to two ideas. Additional points will be awarded for ideas approved for implementation. The program runs through May 15, so there’s still time to get involved!

Movie-Themed Chef’s Fare: Dining Services will host a Chef’s Fare competition on Wednesday, March 14, 4 to 7:30 p.m., in the Gerard Dining Hall. Chefs from four universities will be competing to win the most votes for their culinary creations, with each Chef’s Fare menu inspired by a different movie.

Marymount University’s movie inspiration is Cowboys vs. Aliens, and Executive Chef Brian Boots will be serving barbequed beef brisket, barbequed chicken, chipotle barbeque sauce, cole slaw, and frosted brownies for dessert. Stevenson University Chef Sherry Arrington’s movie is The Help, and she will feature appropriately Southern fare: shrimp with grits, corn fritters, and apple-cinnamon bread pudding. Emory & Henry College Chef Charles White’s movie is Pirates of the Caribbean; featured dishes will be coconut jerk chicken with mango, black bean salsa with chips, and tempura bananas. Loyola University Chef Gary Jacobs’s movie inspiration is the Harry Potter series. He will serve typical boarding-school fare: Hogsmeade shepherd’s pie and chocolate chip bread pudding.

Students, faculty, and staff will be able to vote on their favorite dish. The regular meal price applies at the door. For questions, call Jill Nabar at ext. 4993.

Students vs. Faculty/Staff Hoops Match: On February 28, more than 100 members of the Marymount community showed their Saints spirit at the first annual Students vs. Faculty/Staff Basketball Game, sponsored by the Saints Council. The students came out on top, with a score of 63-57. The council raised $210 in donations for the “Change for Change” campaign, which will fund expanded seating on the Ireton Lawn. The names of the students on the winning team will be engraved on a plaque. Go, Saints!

Student Research Conference Submissions: The DISCOVER Center is seeking proposals for Marymount’s annual Student Research Conference, which will take place on Wednesday, April 18. This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their scholarly and creative work before the University community. Please remind your students that the deadline for submissions is Friday, March 16. Proposal applications can be found on the DISCOVER website. For questions, call ext. 5761.

Etiquette Dinner: Faculty and staff are asked to encourage students to attend the Career and Internship Center’s Etiquette Dinner on Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 to 9 p.m., at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel in Ballston. Students will have the opportunity to polish their dining skills in a professional setting and network with Marymount alumni. Carol Haislip from the International School of Protocol will give an interactive presentation. The event is limited to 75 participants. Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for faculty and staff and can be purchased at the CIC office, Ballston Center Room 207. For questions, call Jessica O’Donnell at ext. 1606.

Reston Center Social and Food Drive: Marymount faculty and staff are invited to visit the Reston Center from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, for mix-and-mingle social event. Enjoy a bite to eat and get to know Reston Center staff, faculty, and students. At the event, non-perishable food donations will be collected for Reston Interfaith, a group that helps community members in need. In addition, each person who attends the event will receive a raffle ticket for a variety of prizes. For questions, call Ben Davis at ext. 5772.

Special Olympics Volunteers Needed: Campus Ministry is seeking volunteers to help with the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Tournament, one of the most anticipated annual events at Marymount. It will be held on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you would like to help out, contact Ashton Mallon at ext. 1604 or amallon@marymount.edu.

Internship Preparation Workshop: Faculty are asked to remind students about the Internship Preparation Workshop to be held on Wednesday, March 14, 5 to 6:30 p.m., in Ballston Center Room 507. Students with at least 70 credits can sign up for this workshop, which will help them prepare for their internship-for-academic-credit requirement. To sign up, students should contact the Career and Internship Center at career.services@marymount.edu or at the CICWeb site.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore News:

  • Two Clothing Sales - March 5-18: all clearance clothing in the bookstore will be an additional 25% off the lowest marked price. March 19-25: all short- and long-sleeved T-shirts and all shorts will be 25% off, both in the store and online at marymountu.bncollege.com.

  • Convenience Flash Sale Mondays - The bookstore will offer specials on different convenience items every Monday. The items, which change each week, will be featured on the bookstore’s Facebook page on the previous Sunday. The sale for March 5 is buy one bag of Totally Natural Boulder Kettle Chips, and get one free.

  • New York Times Special Offer - Get a Times digital subscription for 99 cents for the first four weeks, then 50% off the regular rate for each four-week period thereafter. This special rate will not expire as long as you continue to have a college affiliation as a student or faculty or staff member. For details, visit NYTimes.com.

  • Spring Semester Textbooks Leaving After Mid-Terms - In preparation for the new semester, the bookstore will return all books starting the week after midterms. If you would like the bookstore to hold onto a title, please e-mail bookstore@marymount.edu.

  • Summer Book Orders - Book order forms for summer classes have been distributed. Please turn them in by Monday, March 12.



Dr. Theresia Wansi, associate professor of Finance, presented a paper co-authored with Nicholas Ryerson ’13 at the Washington Business Research Forum Conference in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6. The paper is titled “Do the Benefits of Diversification Hold in Time of Financial Crises? A Comparative Study on Recent Domestic and Global Turmoil.”

Dr. Wansi also presented a paper that won the Best Concept Paper Award at the American Society for Competitiveness Conference in Winter Haven, FL, Oct. 27-29, 2011. The paper, titled “Foreign Exchange Reserves Management in the South East Asian Countries,” was co-authored with Dr. Min B. Shrestha, director of The South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre, Nepal Rastra Bank.


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