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 March 21, 2011


Monday, March 21 - Careers in Education panel presentation on the diverse opportunities available in the field of education. Refreshments will be served. The event, open to everyone in the Marymount community, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Reinsch Library Auditorium. RSVP by e-mail to Kate Athing. For questions, e-mail Dr. Shannon Melideo.

Tuesday, March 22 - Marya McLaughlin Lecture in Media Communications, featuring syndicated columnist and political analyst Mark Shields; 7:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. There is no need to register for this event, which is free and open to the Marymount community, but seating is limited. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Wednesday, March 23 - Master of Education in Administration and Supervision Information Session; 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Register online or call ext. 5902 for details.

Thursday, March 24 - School of Business Administration Speaker Series and Graduate Business and Technology Programs Information Session. Speakers from the American Public Health Association and the Global Health Informatics Partnership will address the topic of “Reaching Global Populations: Best Practices from Experts in the Health Care Management Field”; 6:30 p.m., Ballston. Register online or call ext. 5902 for details.

Friday, March 25 - 2011 Bisson Lecture in the Humanities with guest lecturer Dr. Bonnie Wheeler, Department of English, Medieval Studies Program, Southern Methodist University. The topic is “Humiliation: Reputation Management in the Middle Ages.” There is no need to register for thid event, which is free and open to the Marymount community; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 30 - Information Session on the Master of Education Cohort and Professional Development Schools programs; 6:30 p.m., Reston Center. Register online or call ext. 5902 for details.

Thursday, March 31 - Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fundraiser, 5 to 10 p.m., Thirsty Bernie, 2163 N. Glebe Road, Arlington. Enjoy happy hour specials on drinks and appetizers, and purchase $1 raffle tickets for prizes that include gift certificates to area restaurants, a round of golf for four, a coffee basket, and more. All proceeds will help fund the Faculty and Staff Scholarship. For details and to buy raffle tickets in advance, e-mail Erin Schlesing or call ext. 1695.

Friday, April 1 - Humanities and Literature and Language Programs Information Session and Luncheon; 12:30 p.m., Main Campus. Register online or call ext. 5902 for details.

Monday, April 4 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, March 28. Submit your items by e-mail


15th Annual International Week: The Student Government Association and the Office of International Student Services (ISS) announce International Week 2011, March 22-25. The week’s theme is “Under Many Flags, We Are One” and all scheduled events are open to the Marymount community. Unless otherwise noted, the events are free and there is no need to register. For details, call ISS at ext. 6922.

Monday, March 21
  • Ethiopian Night: enjoy the art, music, and dancing of the Habesha, as Ethiopians call themselves. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Lee Center: the art exhibit will be in the Atrium; dinner (Ethiopian cuisine) will be provided in the Lower Level Rec Gym. Sponsor: International Club.
Tuesday, March 22
  • Going Global with your Career and Immigration Lawyer Presentation: Experts will give tips on how to talk about skills in an international context and share information on opportunities in the international job market. Immigration attorney Alison Brown will present on non-immigrant work visa options. Noon to 2 p.m., Ostapenko Hall, Room 1021. Lunch (American cuisine) will be provided. Sponsors: ISS, Career and Internship Center, Center for Global Education.
  • Nicaraguan Café: Artist-in-residence Marlon Moreno will present on Nicaraguan painting techniques. The evening will include dinner, live music, and poetry; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Gerard Lobby. Sponsors: Latin Student Association, ISS, MU Global Thinkers Residential Community.
  • Movie Night (also showing on Thursday, March 24): War Dance: War Stole Their Childhood, Music Gave Them Hope, the story of the children of Uganda’s Acholi tribe, their country’s 20-year civil war, and what happened when the children won a music competition; 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.
Wednesday, March 23
  • Interfaith Dialogue and Luncheon: A panel representing four world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism) will present on the topic “Religion and Sex”; noon to 1:30 p.m.; Lee Center Atrium; lunch (Chinese cuisine) will be provided. Sponsors: Department of Theology and Religious Studies, ISS, Campus Ministry Association, International Club, Muslim Student Association.
  • Japanese Taiko Drum Group: 9:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium; Sponsor: APB.
Thursday, March 24
  • Culture Fair and Fun: Table displays by students representing their countries; Artist-in-residence Marlon Moreno will stage an art project using colored sawdust to create pictures: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lee Center Atrium; Sponsors: International Club, ISS.
Friday, March 25
  • International Banquet: a semi-formal evening of exotic foods, artistic performances, a fashion show featuring traditional attire from around the world, and an exhibit by artist-in-residence Marlon Moreno; 6 p.m.; Lee Center, Verizon Gym. Sponsors: International Club, ISS. The $7 donation per ticket will go toward Kakenya’s School for Girls and L’ Institut Supérieur des Arts et Métiers (ISAM)-Kinshasa. Tickets are available at the ISS office, first floor, Gerard Hall; and at the Career and Internship Services, second floor, Ballston Center.
Reinsch Library Announcements: As of Monday, March 14, there is a new sign-in policy at the Reinsch Library. In an effort to increase security for the safety and well-being of our students and other patrons, Library and Learning Services faculty and staff will begin checking IDs after 9 p.m. Marymount student IDs and other photo IDs will be acceptable.

In other Library news:
  • Marymount faculty and staff are asked to help spread the word about the library’s new quiet place for students, the Group Study Room, on the second floor, around the corner from the elevator, next to the Oversized Books Room. The Group Study Room has two desks and chairs, and two computers. It’s available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Library and Learning Services invites all Marymount students, faculty, and staff to participate in a survey to measure library service quality. The survey results will help plan future library services. The survey takes about 10 minutes and responses are anonymous. At the end of the survey, you may choose to provide your e-mail address to enter a raffle for a Nook e-reader or a $25 Barnes & Noble gift certificate. The survey will be available until Saturday, March 26. To begin the survey, visit here and click on the blue box on the right.
  • Library and Learning Services is accepting donations of unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, records, tapes, and other media in preparation for the book giveaway April 11-15 to mark National Library Week. Donations can be dropped off at the Circulation Desk in the Main Campus library and at the Ballston Center Library Extension. For details, contact Margaret Norden at ext. 6834.
High Tea and Poetry: The Marymount community is invited to a presentation by poet Samuel Hazo, hosted by President and Mrs. Bundschuh, on Tuesday, April 5. Dr. Hazo is a former State Poet of Pennsylvania and the founder and director of the International Poetry Forum. This event will begin with a 4 p.m. tea in Lola’s Cafe, Caruthers Hall, followed by Dr. Hazo’s presentation.

Seven Steps to Change the World: The Marymount community is invited to this event, which will show ways that social entrepreneurship and economic sustainability can improve our world. Tuesday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lee Center. There will be food and door prizes.

Social entrepreneurship and economic sustainability are aspects of Marymount’s focus on sustainability, the University’s common theme through 2012. At this event you will be able to
  • Learn about MU’s new minor in Social Entrepreneurship and a new elective course, “Introduction to Sustainability”
  • Support Maasai Made/The Kenya Project, a sustainable business for Maasai villagers. Beaded items made by the villagers can be seen at a website created by MU students in the School of Business Administration. The items will be available for purchase at a booth during this event.
  • Find out about One Day Without Shoes (organized by TOMS Shoes), celebrated on April 5 to raise awareness of what a pair of shoes means to a child.
  • Problem-solve current social issues and hear about how social entrepreneurs are addressing those issues today.
  • Learn about study abroad opportunities related to social entrepreneurship.
  • Explore library resources on the subject of sustainability.
  • Donate unneeded clothes; drop them off in the collection bin at this event.
  • Learn what the Green Society is doing to promote sustainability on campus.
To share your views on sustainability and suggestions on how Marymount University can improve practices on campus fill out the sustainability survey and e-mail it to gogreen@marymount.edu.


Prayers Requested
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sr. Trinity Brophy, RSHM, who died on February 25. Sr. Trinity held numerous positions at Marymount College of Virginia from 1969 to 1972, including Dean of the Faculty, 1971-72.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Elizabeth (Betsy) Easley, who died on February 13. Ms. Easley was a former staff member in the Copy Center.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ellen Meiners, who died on March 3. Mrs. Meiners was the wife of Arthur J. Meiners, Jr., professor of Business.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Charlotte Parker, R.N., who died on January 26. Ms. Parker was director of Health Services at Marymount from 1970 to 1980.