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 April 4, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, April 5 - Seven Steps to Change the World, an event showcasing how social entrepreneurship and economic sustainability can improve our world. There will be presentations, bins for clothing donations, door prizes, food, and more; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lee Center Atrium. For details, contact gogreen@marymount.edu.

Tuesday, April 5 - Former Pennsylvania State Poet Samuel Hazo will share his work at Marymount’s High Tea and Poetry event, hosted by President and Mrs. Bundschuh; 4 p.m., Lola’s Café, Caruthers Hall. There is no need to RSVP, but seating is limited.

Wednesday, April 6 - Mingle, Mingle, a presentation on social skills useful at business events, taught by Cathleen Hanson, director of the International School of Protocol. Topics to be covered include how to make a great first impression, initiate a conversation, choose appropriate topics for small talk, overcome “mingle-phobia,” and make a graceful escape. Attire is business casual. 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington. Tickets are $10 for alumni, faculty, and staff, and $5 for students and can be purchased at the Career and Internship Center or the Alumni Relations Office. For details, call CIC at ext. 5953 or Alumni Relations at ext. 1541.

Friday, April 8 - Join the Marymount community and the Humanities Department in welcoming Dr. Teresa Kennedy, professor of English and chair of the Department of English, University of Mary Washington, who will speak on “The Performativity of History: Rhetoric and Decameron IV, i”; 6:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Board Room.

Monday, April 11 (through April 15) - Donate your unwanted books and other media and pick up freebies at the Reinsch Library and the Ballston Center Library Extension during National Library Week. You can also vote at either facility for your favorite among several National Library Week posters created by Marymount Graphic Design students. For details, e-mail Margaret Norden or call ext. 6834.

Wednesday, April 13 - Student Research Conference: poster displays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Caruthers Hall Atrium; panel discussions, 12:45 to 3:05 p.m., Caruthers Hall rooms 1001, 1016, and 1021. For details, call Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Monday, April 18 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, April 11. Submit your items by e-mail.  


NEWS YOU CAN USE

Portfolio in Motion 2011: Marymount University’s Portfolio in Motion 2011 student fashion show and cocktail reception will be held on Thursday, April 14, in the Lee Center. This year’s theme, “Cirque Noir,” will come to life in an edgy, sophisticated fusion of creative fashion and production elements.

Junko Yoshioka will be honored as Marymount’s 2011 Designer of the Year, and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Robin Givhan will receive the University’s inaugural Award for Excellence in Fashion Journalism.

The 7 p.m. cocktail reception will include an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. The fashion show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $100 and must be purchased in advance. For details, call ext. 6873 or e-mail Suzanne Byrne.

Additional student shows will be held on April 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the student shows are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, pending availability. For ticket information, please visit the website.

Special Parking on April 14: On the evening of Thursday, April 14, Marymount’s annual Portfolio in Motion student fashion show and reception will bring a large number of invited guests to campus, affecting the availability of parking. Please note the following special arrangements.

The Main Parking Lot (in front of The Lodge), the top level of the parking garage across from the Reinsch Library, and one-half of the Faculty Parking Lot (in front of the Main House) will be reserved for invited guests. All students, faculty, and staff are asked to remove their vehicles from these areas by 2 p.m. on April 14. An adequate number of spaces should be available on the lower levels of the library garage and all levels of the new 26th Street garage to accommodate student and employee vehicles.

For questions, e-mail Eric Hols or call ext. 1601.

New Employee Online Training Program: Starting on April 11, Marymount University will offer its employees online training in compliance and safety topics, and soft skills. Employees will receive through interoffice mail a personal set of earphones and step-by-step sign-on instructions. Additionally, an e-mail with “Welcome to MU’s Online Training” in the subject line will be sent to all employees in the next few days, with information on how to access an online catalog of available courses. These courses are meant to increase workplace knowledge and skills and help MU faculty and staff become better employees. The Online Training program was carefully selected by a task force composed of Marymount faculty and staff.

The first compliance training course is called “Preventing Harassment in the Workplace.” All faculty and staff are responsible for participating in and completing this course by May 31. This training will help you identify the different types of discrimination and harassment that could occur in the workplace and direct you to the support needed to respond effectively.

The University is committed to providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

Employees also can take online courses for such soft skills as effective communication, conflict management, and developing management skills. For questions, e-mail Bernadette Costello or call ext. 1554.

Student Employment Information: Marymount offices that hire student employees are notified that the last day spring student employees may work is Sunday, May 15. The first day for summer student employees will be Monday, May 16 – the start of the summer academic sessions.

Summer jobs can go live on the Marymount jobsite on April 4. The number of students allocated to each department will be based on the number that each department had in summer 2010. Please contact Colleen Alexander at ext. 5796 if you have questions or anticipate a change for your area from last year.

The deadline to submit student employee evaluations and rehire information is Tuesday, April 26. The evaluation needs to be signed by both employer and student.

Please note that all employers and student employees are invited to an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, April 14, at 3 p.m., Lola’s Café, Caruthers Hall.

MU Students to Sing at Cathedral: Dr. Kimberly Hess, instructor of Music Theory, and a group of 12 MU students will sing at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 Cathedral Lane, Arlington, VA, on Saturday, April 16, for the 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass. All are welcome.

On Sunday, April 3, the MU group sang with the Notre Dame Folk Choir at the 11:45 a.m. Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, University of Notre Dame, led by composer Steven C. Warner.

Easter Mass Schedule: Campus Ministry reminds the Marymount community that there will be no Masses on campus on April 21 and 22. The schedule of services at the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel is as follows:
 
  • April 7: Easter Penance Service and Stations of the Cross, 9 p.m.
  • April 17: Palm Sunday, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • April 23: Easter Vigil, 8:30 p.m.
  • April 24: Easter Sunday, 11 a.m.
For questions, contact Susan Welch-Paris at ext. 1607.

Employee Appreciation Day 2011: Mark your calendars! All Marymount faculty and staff are invited to participate in Employee Appreciation Day 2011 on Friday, May 13, noon to 4 p.m.

Back by popular demand: Las Vegas style casino games! There will also be team sports and competitions, where last year’s winner, the 25 to (Res) Life team, will have to defend its top-dog position or give up the golden trophy. In addition, there will be trivia contests, a scavenger hunt, mini-golf, volleyball, and a delicious catered BBQ lunch.

For the first time, there will be a Dream Team T-shirt design contest, with fabulous prizes. So start rounding up your team, get out your art supplies, and let the creativity begin!

The rules and regulations of the T-shirt design contest will be announced on Monday, April 11.

Ongoing Faculty/Staff Journaling Workshops: Feel free to join a group of faculty and staff that meets 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. most Thursdays in the DISCOVER conference room, Rowley 1029, for a journaling workshop. For details and a schedule, visit the group’s wiki page, or e-mail Sylvia Whitman or cal  ext. 6478. 

  
 

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