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April 7, 2014


Monday, April 7 – The Wellness Task Force sponsors another Move It Monday! Bring your mat for a yoga session, 12 to 12:30 p.m. in Caruthers Hall, First Floor Octagon; or in the Ballston Conference Center. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift card. For questions, contact Natalie Mitchell at ext. 6861.

Wednesday, April 9 – Student Research Conference; undergraduate presentations 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Rowley Hall G1 hallway and classrooms; graduate presentations, 5 to 8:45 p.m., Ballston Center, 2nd floor classrooms and hallway. View a detailed schedule online. For questions, contact Liane Summerfield at ext. 6479.

Thursday, April 10 – Deadline to submit your Nomination Form for the Senior Leadership Award, which recognizes graduating seniors who have made contributions to their community. Submit nominations to the Student Development office (Gerard Hall, Room 1028). For questions, contact Student Development at ext. 1615.

Friday, April 11 – Join your Marymount family at Buffalo Wild Wings, across from the Ballston Center, from 5 to 10 p.m., when the restaurant will donate 25% of all proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event is in addition to the Battle of the Sexes fundraiser on Sunday, April 27, 1 to 3 p.m. in the Lee Center and back field, which will also benefit St. Jude’s. For details on the April 27 event, check out the Events listing.

Wednesday, April 16 – Deadline to register for Volunteer Arlington Day, which will take place on April 22, noon to 4 p.m. Register online. For questions, contact Meg Dalmut at mdalmut@marymount.edu.

April 17-21 – Easter Holiday; no classes. The university will be closed on Good Friday, April 18.

Monday, April 21 – Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Deadline for your materials is Monday, April 14. Send your items to imu@marymount.edu or contact Doralisa Pilarte at ext. 1547.


Portfolio in Motion Uncut: Marymount University’s annual student fashion show, Portfolio in Motion Uncut, produced by fashion design and merchandising students, will have its premiere night on Thursday, May 1. Jhane Barnes will be honored as Marymount’s 2014 Designer of the Year.

Two additional performances will take place on May 2 and 3. All shows will take place in the Rose Benté Lee Center. Details, including where to buy tickets, follow:

Thursday, May 1: Premiere Night; General Cocktail Reception, 6:30 p.m.; Fashion Show, 8 p.m. The $100 ticket includes the cocktail reception and fashion show. (Discounted alumni ticket: $70). Tickets are available online. Sponsor Reception: 6 p.m., Main House. View information on sponsorship levels.

Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3: Fashion Show, 8 p.m. Ticket: $20 at the door; or online, with purchasing fee. Tickets are also available for $15 with advance on-campus purchase: April 14-16, 22-25, 28-29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gerard Dining Hall, and from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium.

Also on Saturday, May 3: Alumni Wine and Cheese Reception, 6:30 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium. Ticket: $25, purchase online.

More details at Portfolio in Motion Uncut website. For questions, contact ext. 1541 or pim@marymount.edu.

National Bike Challenge: Whether you cycle for fun, fitness, or transportation, join your fellow Marymount Saints and register for the 2014 National Bike Challenge. Log miles on your bike from May through September and gain points for Marymount, which last year was in the top 20% finish for northern Virginia workplaces in this fun competition. Stay tuned for an information session sponsored by the Wellness Task Force. For questions, contact Eric Bubar at eric.bubar@marymount.edu.

Student Employee Appreciation Week: Student workers are an important part of the Marymount community, and the Center for Career Services asks that staff and faculty who interact with thse students show their appreciation. During National Student Employee Appreciation Week, April 21-25, show your appreciation with a thank-you or a note of recognition.

Lenten Services: The Office of Campus Ministry reminds the Marymount community that these Lenten Services will be taking place in the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel:

“Light Is On For You” Confessions: 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 9 and 16.

Palm Sunday Masses, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., April 13.

Stations of the Cross: 3:30 p.m. on April 11 and 18.

There will be no Masses on Good Friday, April 18, and no Easter Mass on Sunday, April 20. There will, however, be a 7:30 p.m. Good Friday Communion Service, and an Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, April 19, at 8:30 p.m.

On Thursday, April 17, Campus Ministry will provide transportation to those members of the Marymount community who would like to attend the Chrism Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of St. Thomas More, 3901 North Cathedral Lane, Arlington. The van leaves Main Campus at 9 a.m. Register at the Campus Ministry Office in The Lodge. For questions, contact Susan Welch-Paris at ext. 1607.

Exploring the Canadian Health System: Dr. Uma Kelekar, assistant professor of health care management, led a group of MU graduate students in the health care management and nursing programs on a visit to Montreal on March 10-12, to learn first-hand how the Canadian health system works.

The group visited the Emergency Room of the Montreal General Hospital, where they learned about quality improvement initiatives to better patient outcomes. A visit to a local community service center allowed for interaction with physicians and staff about the programs offered, and the students also visited a private retirement home.

Professors at McGill University and the University of Montreal spoke to the group on various topics, including the mechanisms underlying the sustainability of Quebec Province’s healthcare financing, and about the use of simulation models to predict waiting lines in hospitals. During a round table, the students discussed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and contrasted the American and Canadian health systems.


Dr. Ioana Boie, assistant professor of counseling, was quoted on latinousa.org in an article titled “Eating Disorders: Latinas at Risk,” about how eating disorders affect women in the Hispanic community.

Moira Denson, assistant professor of interior design, and Barry Erdeljon, associate professor of graphic design, were faculty advisor and professional critic, respectively, of a video produced by a five-student team from the Interior Design program which won second place in the 2013-2014 Annual Interior Design Educator Council’s Video Competition. The students’ video captured how work completed in school translates into the professional interior design field. The students are Livi Pejo, Katie Scheer,Tan Nguyen, Michelle Bendit, and Luis Felipe Bravo.

Dr. Judy Green, professor emerita of mathematics, had an article published in Convergence, an online journal of the history of mathematics and its use in teaching. The article, titled “Cubes, Conic Sections, and Crockett Johnson,” is her second about one of the mathematical paintings created by Crockett Johnson, author of the 1955 children’s book Harold and the Purple Crayon.

Dr. Uma Kelekar, assistant professor of health care management, recently had an article titled “Fiscal Competition in Health Spending Among Local Governments in the Philippines,” published in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Journal of Public Health (July-December 2013). The article, written for a policy audience, was based on another article by Dr. Kelekar, titled “Do Local Governments Interact Fiscally with their Neighbors in a Devolved Health Care System ? A Spatial Analysis of the Philippines,” that was published in 2012 in The Journal of World Medical and Health Policy.

Dr. Elizabeth Langran, associate professor of education, presented a paper titled “Survey of Geospatial Information Technologies in Teacher Education” at the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) international conference, in Jacksonville, FL, on March 19. Dr. Langran had been co-chairing the Geospatial Education Special Interest Group, and during this conference was elected to the SITE executive board as associate chair of the Teacher Education Council.