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 March 7, 2011


Tuesday, March 8 - Informative talk about Social Security during a brown bag lunch with Dave Melton, a representative from the Social Security Administration; noon to 1 p.m.; Honors Conference Room, Lee Center. RSVP by e-mail or call ext. 1680.

Wednesday, March 9 - Individual 30-minute meetings with Maria Kersey, a representative from TIAA-CREF, to discuss your retirement account and investment options; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boldt Room, Reinsch Library. To reserve a time slot, call (800) 732-8353. For questions, contact Human Resource Services at ext. 1680.

Tuesday, March 15 (and Wednesday, March 16) - Graduation Fair and taking of official graduation portraits; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday; outside the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Lee Center. For questions, e-mail bookstore manager Theresa Kuron or call ext. 1614.

Wednesday, March 16 - Etiquette Dinner, an opportunity to network with MU alumni, enjoy a gourmet four-course dinner, and learn dining etiquette from the International School of Protocol; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, 801 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. Tickets are $5 for students, $15 for faculty and staff. To purchase tickets, visit the Career and Internship Center, 2nd floor of Ballston Center; call ext. 5960; or e-mail Linda Siam.

Wednesday, March 16 - Reston Center Graduate Business Programs Information Session; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Reston Center. Register online, or call ext. 5902.

Thursday, March 17 - Interior Design Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Information Session, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Register online, or call ext. 5902.

Monday, March 21 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, March 14. Submit your items by e-mail


Schedule of Masses for Lent: Campus Ministry announces that there will be a noon Mass on March 9, Ash Wednesday, in the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, where ashes will be distributed.

All other noon Masses are canceled for Spring Break, March 7-11, but the 7:30 a.m. Masses will continue. On Sunday, March 13, there will be only one Mass, at 7 p.m., in the Chapel.

For questions, e-mail Susan Welch-Paris or call ext. 1607.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NY: Members of the Marymount community are invited to help represent the University in the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Thursday, March 17.

The parade, which honors St. Patrick and celebrates Irish heritage and the Catholic tradition, is marking its 250th anniversary this year. After the parade, there will be a reception for the Marymount group at The 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY.

View details about when and where to meet the Marymount group, information on the dress code for the parade and the Club, and how to register. You must register online to participate in the parade and attend the reception.

Summer Sessions Enrollment Open: Registration for summer 2011 undergraduate and graduate classes is now under way and faculty are encouraged to remind their students about the advantages of taking a summer class, to finish up some pre-reqs or Liberal Arts Core requirements, focus on a single challenging course, graduate early, or explore a new academic direction.

The schedule of summer classes is available on Marynet. As a reminder, all undergraduate students and all graduate Interior Design students must see an advisor before they are allowed to register.

For questions, students should e-mail the Registrar’s Office or call (703) 284-1520.

Single-Stream Recycling on Campus: Instead of collecting recyclable materials in separate bins, Marymount now has instituted single-stream recycling, which means that one bin does it all and items are sorted after collection. Existing bins across campus are being relabeled this spring, and you can start putting the following recyclables in any of the bins right away:
  • Paper: newspaper, white, mixed, file folders, etc. (but not tissues, napkins, or paper towels);
  • Cardboard: any containers, even pizza boxes and milk cartons (flatten large boxes and stack next to bin);
  • Books: soft-cover and hard-cover; telephone books, notebooks;
  • Plastic: bottles and containers, with 1-7 on bottom of item;
  • Glass: bottles, jars, and drinking glasses
  • Aluminum: cans, foil, trays.
See the full list of combined recyclables here. Toner cartridges and cell phones are still being collected separately in designated bins.

Please e-mail if you have questions or comments on the new single-stream initiative.

Summer Sports Camps Offered: MU’s Athletic Department will offer summer 2011 camps for children in several sports: boys and girls basketball, with a girls specialty clinic; father-son basketball; boys and girls lacrosse; boys and girls soccer; and girls volleyball.

Camps are open to the general public. Faculty and staff should contact the coaches for special pricing.

Schedules, costs, and downloadable brochures can be found online.

Library Accepting Media Donations: Library and Learning Services is accepting donations of unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, records and tapes. Donated items should be taken to the Reinsch Library or the Ballston Library Extension. The donated media will be part of a book giveaway that Library and Learning Services will host April 11-15, to mark National Library Week. For more information, e-mail Margaret Norden or call ext. 6834.

MU Students To Sing on TV: Dr. Kimberly Hess, instructor of Music Theory, and 10 MU students from her Fundamentals of Music Theory class were invited to sing for broadcasts of the TV Mass for Shut-ins. The televised Mass is a service of the Archdiocese of Washington. The MU group’s performance was pre-recorded at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, on February 17.

Masses with the Marymount singers will be broadcast on March 27 and April 10 at these times and in these markets: at 10:30 a.m. on WDCW/Channel 50 in the Washington area; and at 6:30 a.m. on Channel KTVI/FOX 2 in St. Louis, and on Channel WTTV/WB4 in Indianapolis. The Mass will also air in the Boston area on Catholic TV at 7 and 11:30 p.m. on March 26 and April 9.

This is the second time that a choral group of MU students led by Dr. Hess has performed for the TV Mass for Shut-ins. The first group recorded in October 2009 for a Mass that was broadcast that December.

SIFE Prepares for Regionals: Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting and faculty advisor for MU’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) team, says the undergraduate Business students acquitted themselves well during the Saturday, Feb. 26 “Duel Competition,” when MU hosted SIFE teams from Hampton University and St. Paul’s College for an all-day event at the Ballston Center.

The “Duel Competition” is a practice run for SIFE teams planning to attend a regional competition. The regionals for MU will take place on Saturday, March 26, in Philadelphia. At the 12 regional competitions nationwide, SIFE teams have 24 minutes each to present their projects before a panel of distinguished judges from corporate America and the public sector. Winning teams will go on to the national competition, in Minneapolis, MN, in May.

At the Feb. 26 practice, MU’s SIFE team presented its “Can the Hunger” project, through which SIFE has collected more than 250 pounds of canned food, and donated it to the Arlington Food Assistance Center.

Since it was established in 2002, MU’s SIFE team has won at regionals three times, first as Rookie of the Year and later as second runner up and first runner up.


Prayers Requested
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Josue Miguel DeFaria, who died on February 1. Mr. DeFaria was the father of Dalva DeFaria-Toulouse, administrative secretary, School of Health Professions.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Milby, who died on February 13. Mrs. Milby was the mother-in-law of Gordon Buckley, security shift supervisor, Campus Safety. 



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