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April 2, 2012


Wednesday, April 4: The Lunches in Lent discussion series on the cardinal virtues concludes with a focus on Temperance and Fortitude; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., The Lodge Lounge, with Father David Sharland, YA. To sign up, e-mail Bernadette Costello at bcostell@marymount.edu.

Friday, April 6: Good Friday, University closed.

Saturday, April 7: Easter Vigil Mass, 8:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel. Several students will receive three Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Monday, April 16: Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, April 9. E-mail your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


National Library Week: Library and Learning Services is now accepting media donations in preparation for National Library Week, April 9-14. During that week, the Reinsch Library will host a media giveaway. You can drop off your donations of new or used books, CDs, DVDs, records, and tapes, in the marked boxes at the Circulation Desk on Main Campus and at the Ballston Library Extension, Room 524.

During National Library Week, the Reinsch Library will also have a Food for Fines program: If you have overdue library materials, instead of paying a late fee, bring one can of food or other non-perishable food item for every dollar you owe. The food collected will be donated to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, which benefits families in need.

The Library also reminds faculty and staff that its newsletter can be viewed online.

For questions, contact Mariana Hodges at ext. 3830 or visit the library’s Facebook page and click on the Events box on the right.

Summer Grants for Faculty Members:
Dr. Teresa Long, professor of Economics, and Dr. Elizabeth Langran, associate professor of Education, have received grants to attend Council of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) International Faculty Development Seminars this summer.

Dr. Long is traveling to Turkey in June to attend a seminar titled “Consuming Istanbul: Space, Spectacle, and the Politics of Popular Culture,” and Dr. Langran is traveling to China, where the CIEE seminar is titled “Economic Development and Urban Transformation.”

Marymount’s Center for Global Education (CGE) offers two annual awards of $4,000 each to support faculty participation in CIEE summer programs abroad and encourage international research and pedagogy. The summer 2012 CIEE program features 20 seminars in diverse locations, including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

For details on CIEE and other international faculty development opportunities available, visit the Study Abroad website. For questions, contact CGE Director Victor Betancourt at ext. 1677 or vbetanco@marymount.edu.

Student Research Conference:
All members of the Marymount community are invited to the 9th annual Student Research Conference, Wednesday, April 18, 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., in Caruthers Hall. There will be 100 student participants, giving more than 50 oral presentations and 45 poster presentations. Posters will be on display in the first floor hallways and in rooms 1021 and 1016 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Coffee and pastry will be served at 9 a.m. on the first floor. Lunch and refreshments will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the first-floor Octagon.

A schedule will be posted by Wednesday, April 4 on the DISCOVER website.

Buddy Program Seeks Volunteers: Training and Development is looking for Marymount employees to volunteer to serve as Buddies for new employees. The purpose of the Buddy Program is to create connections between new and seasoned employees and a better sense of community at Marymount University.

To apply to be a Buddy you must have at least two years of Marymount University service, have good interpersonal skills and a positive attitude, and want to support new employees and help to create and maintain a supportive MU community.

Volunteers will be expected to attend a two-hour Buddy Program training session; meet with the new employee at least once a week for the first month and at least once a month for the next two months; and get the support of their manager to take part in the program.

If you would like to volunteer, contact Bernadette Costello at bcostell@marymount.edu or ext. 1554.

Save the Date: Dr. Kimberly Hess, instructor of Music, will present an organ recital at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 2609 N. Glebe Road (across from Caruthers Hall), for the students in her Fundamentals of Music class on Thursday, April 26, 1 to 1:30 p.m. She will perform works by J. S. Bach and Franz Liszt. The Marymount University community is invited.

Auxiliary Services News: The Copy Center and Mail Services have merged into one location, which will provide increased convenience for faculty and staff. The new location is in Berg Hall, Rooms G102 and G103. Services being offered include:

  • a new color copier with higher quality output. To obtain the highest quality jobs, please send the item to be copied in PDF or Microsoft format to copycenter@marymount.edu. Include all information you would normally fill out on the Copy Center request form.

  • lamination services, offered starting April 16, and a machine that stuffs folders and envelopes, available this summer.
If you have questions, please contact Mail Services at ext. 1494 or Copy Center Manager Martha Rush at ext. 1493.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore News:
  • April Sales - April 1-28: 20% off all Cover Girl products; April 23-29: 25% off all short-sleeve T-shirts, shorts, and flip flops, both in store and online at marymountu.bncollege.com; during all of April: 20-ounce Coca-Cola and Pepsi beverages are two for $2.50.

  • Convenience Flash Sale Every Monday - Check Facebook on Sunday for information on exclusive flash sale in-store items for the following week.

  • Faculty and Staff Regalia Orders - The deadline to order rental regalia for Commencement is May 1. You can place your order at www.oakhalli.com/college/marymountfaculty and pick up the items at the bookstore.

  • The bookstore will be closed April 6-8, Easter weekend.

  • If you have a question or suggestion, please contact bookstore manager Theresa Kuron at ext. 1614 or bookstore@marymount.edu.



Marymount University’s Miracle on 26th Street commemorative coffee-table book received a Printing and Graphics Association MidAtlantic “Best in Show” award at that organization’s annual gala on March 22. This is an honor for Art Director Matt Dunham, who designed the book, and for MU’s printing vendor, Tray PML, who submitted it for the award. A copy of the book has been added to the Reinsch Library’s collection.

Janice Ellinwood, professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising and chair of the Fashion Design and Merchandising program, is featured in the April issue of Washingtonian magazine in an article titled “Women of Fashion: 18 Women who Help Dress Washington.”

Dr. Tonya-Marie Howe, assistant professor of Literature and Languages, presented on her work on collaborative archive creation at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies annual conference in San Antonio, TX, March 22-24. On March 21, Dr. Howe led a hands-on workshop on using Omeka.net as a tool for collaborative classroom research. On March 22, she presented a paper titled “Student-Curated Web Archives and the Practice of Public Scholarship.”

Dr. Bridget May, professor of Interior Design and chair of MU’s Interior Design graduate program, was named a Fellow of the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), the highest honor given by the international organization. The award was presented on March 21, during IDEC’s 50th Anniversary awards banquet in Baltimore, MD. IDEC’s mission is to promote the advancement of interior design education, scholarship, and service.

Dr. May joins 42 peers in the Council of Fellows, including Jean Freeman, Marymount professor of Interior Design, who was made an IDEC Fellow in 2000.

In addition, all of the faculty in MU’s Interior Design program received service awards in recognition of their work in co-hosting this year’s IDEC conference.

President Shank received The World Affairs Council-Washington, DC’s 2012 Global Education Leadership Award on March 26, at the Council’s annual Northern Virginia Dinner. The Council selected Dr. Shank for his commitment to preparing young people for the globalized environment of the 21st century. The World Affairs Council-Washington, DC, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan forum dedicated to expanding public understanding of international issues and promoting global education.


Congratulations to the following Marymount University faculty and staff who reached milestone years of service in 2011 and were recognized at the March 14 Employee Recognition Dinner at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel.

Five- Year Service Award

Jacqueline Bibler - Graduate Admissions
Emily Brown - Admissions
Camille Buckner - School of Education and Human Services
Maria Veronica Calero - Financial Aid
Nancy Clavel - Student Accounts
Joseph Cooper - School of Education and Human Services
Ralph Critten - Career and Internship Center
Marjory Eisenman - Student Development
Stephanie Ellis - School of Education and Human Services
Kathleen Garces-Foley - School of Arts and Sciences
Gerry Gillespie - Student Activities
Mary Giordano - Malek School of Health Professions
Carol Goss - Registrar's Office
Tonya-Marie Howe - School of Arts and Sciences
Johnnie Johnson - Graduate Admissions
Cassandra Jones - Institutional Effectiveness
Ralph Kidder - Financial Affairs
Cynthia Knott - School of Business Administration
Margaret Konkel - School of Arts and Sciences
Teresa LaMonica - Malek School of Health Professions
Barbara Longnecker - School of Business Administration
Martha Madrid - University Communications
Emily Mahony - Development
Upendra Malani - Financial Affairs
Sandra Manning - School of Education and Human Services
Stephanie McDevitt - Athletics
Windy Pickett-Herbert - Business Office
Rebecca Proznick - Global Education
Jamie Reynolds - Athletics
Gayle Wilson - Athletics
Kathleen Zeifang - Development

Ten-Year Service Award

Girmachew Ayele - Auxiliary Services
Marcia Dursi - Library and Learning Services
Terry Lowe-Edwards - University Communications
Anthony Fields - Physical Plant
Aweke Gebrehiwot - Physical Plant
Mary Lindahl - School of Education and Human Services
Robert McCoy - Campus Safety/Transportation
Madeline McLaughlin - Library and Learning Services
Rosemarie Munson - Student Activities
Bridget Murphy - School of Arts and Sciences
Amy Pappas - Purchasing
Francesca Reed - Graduate Admissions
Kathleen Schaefer - Malek School of Health Professions
Janeifer Smith - Information Technology Services
Scott Spencer - Registrar’s Office
Jordana Taylor - Admissions
Lorna Wheeler - Campus Safety/Transportation

Fifteen-Year Service Award
Michael Bolton - School of Education and Human Services
Laurie Callahan - University Communications
Louis Crucet - Physical Plant
Patricia Darling - Information Technology Services
Pamela Diener - Malek School of Health Professions
Chris Domes - Enrollment and Student Services
Shelley Dutton - Communications and Marketing
Suzanne Harvey - Career and Internship Center
David Lutes - Information Technology Services
Aline Orfali - International Student Services
Robert Otten - Academic Affairs
Julie Ries - Malek School of Health Professions
Todd Rimkus - School of Arts and Sciences
Martha Rush - Auxiliary Services
Elsa Schaefer - School of Arts and Sciences
Agegnehu Sisay - Physical Plant

Twenty-Year Service Award

Virginia Bianco-Mathis - School of Business Administration
Gordon Buckley - Campus Safety/Transportation
Michael Clark - Athletics
Charles Hurst - School of Business Administration
Francisco Sanchez - Campus Safety/Transportation
Robert Wildman - Physical Plant

Twenty Five-Year Service Award

Carolyn Bonilla - Registrar’s Office
Preston Godfrey - Campus Safety/Transportation
Linda Greenland - Library and Learning Services
William Miller - School of Arts and Sciences
Leah Roa - School of Education and Human Services

Thirty-Year Service Award

Wayne Lesko  - School of Education and Human Services
Teresa Long - School of Business Administration
Kate Sheehan - School of Arts and Sciences

Thirty Five-Year Service Award

Jacquelyn Black - School of Arts and Sciences
Rajamma George - Malek School of Health Professions
Louise Marshall - School of Business Administration