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June 11, 2012


Monday, June 11 – Thinking of getting an iPad, or have one but would like to learn more about how to use it? MU employees are invited to a workshop for beginners, 1 to 2 p.m. in the Multimedia Lab (Room G20) in Reinsch Library. Register online. Your log-on is the same as for your Marymount email. For questions, email Dr. Bernadette Costello, or call ext. 1554.

Tuesday, June 12 (and Wednesday, June 13) – The last scheduled Writing Intensive workshop before fall semester. All MU faculty, including adjuncts, who are preparing to teach a WI course are invited. Visit the workshop's website for details. For questions and to register, call Writing Specialist Sylvia Whitman at ext. 6478.

Thursday, June 14 – New Graduate Student Welcome and Orientation events, 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Register online or view the schedule of events. For questions, contact Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Wednesday, June 20 – MBA Alumni and Student Happy Hour, 6 p.m., at Boulevard Woodgrill, 2901 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington. Program faculty and Career Services staff also will attend. To register, visit MUAlumniNet and click on the Events Calendar at the bottom. For questions, contact Alumni Relations at ext. 6814.

Monday, July 16 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, July 9. Email your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


New Student Support Initiative: As of July 1,the University will launch its Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), which will provide a variety of programs for Marymount students and faculty that promote student success and support learning.

The CTL will offer services formerly provided by the Academic Success Center, the Learning Resource Center, and the Center for Teaching Excellence, such as student advising, tutoring, writing assistance, resources, and mentoring for first-year and transfer students, and faculty professional development.

Once renovations are complete, the CTL will be housed in Rowley Hall. Student Access Services, formerly Disability Support Services, and the First-Year Experience office will be co-located with the CTL in Rowley.

Dr. Carolyn Oxenford has been appointed as the CTL’s executive director. Dr. Oxenford has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and many years of experience in that field. She came to Marymount in 1994 as associate professor of Psychology, chaired the Department of Psychology for seven years, and was the founding director of the Center for Teaching Excellence in 2006. Under her direction, a New Faculty Orientation program was initiated, as well as two annual conferences, Innovations and the Technology Toolbox.

Dr. Pam Moreno, currently associate dean for the Malek School of Health Professions, will become associate dean for the First-Year Experience.

More Transition News: Effective immediately, the Career and Internship Center has been renamed the Center for Career Services, and its job posting system, formerly known as CICWeb, has been renamed Jobs4Saints. The Center is slated to move from Ballston Center to Rowley Hall once renovations are complete.

New Honors Program Leadership: Dr. David Gammack, assistant professor of Mathematics, has been appointed director of the Honors Program.

Professional Development and Training: MU employees who supervise student workers or staff are invited to attend one or more of nine scheduled workshops in the Student Supervisors Series.

Attend at least three workshops in the series to receive a certificate of completion. Attend six sessions to receive a certificate of completion, the book Perfect Phrases for Performance Review: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases That Describe Your Employees’ Performance, and be entered in a drawing for a free month of parking or a free month of lunches in the Gerard Dining Hall. Workshops take place from noon to 1 p.m.:

  • June 14: Coaching: 3 Easy Steps; Caruthers 1021.
  • June 20: Creating Connections; Lee Center Honors Conference Room.
  • June 26: Posting Student Job Announcements; Gailhac G204.
  • July 12: Student Employment Nuts and Bolts; Caruthers 1021.
  • July 17: Mentoring Student Workers; Lee Center Honors Conference Room.
  • July 24: Motivating and Rewarding Student Workers; Lee Center Honors Conference Room.
  • July 31: Scheduling Strategies; Lee Center Honors Conference Room.
  • August 8: Performance Problem-Solving Conversations; Caruthers 1021.
  • August 16: Generational Differences; Caruthers 1021.

Learn more and register online. For questions, contact Dr. Bernadette Costello, at ext. 1554.

New Service at Copy Center: The Copy Center in Berg Hall Room G102 is offering a new laminating service, which is available to faculty, staff, and students, for work-related and even personal projects.

Laminating costs, which include cutting, are as follows:

  • 50 cents for each letter-size sheet (8.5 x 11 inches)
  • $1.50 per tabloid-size sheet (11 x 17 inches)
  • For larger sheets, please request an estimate.

A 24-hour advance notice is requested on all jobs, although the Copy Center will strive to complete jobs the same day. For larger orders, a week’s time is requested.

For questions, email Martha Rush, Copy Center manager, or call ext. 1493.

Summer Book Club: All Marymount faculty and staff are invited to participate in the Reinsch Library’s Summer Book Club. The book club will meet at 3 p.m. in the Graduate Reading Room of the Library on these days to discuss these books, which were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize:

  • Thursday, July 12: The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
  • Thursday, August 2: Swamplandia by Karen Russell

For questions, email Gail Flatness or call ext. 6845.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hours: The Bookstore announces its summer hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

During special events, such as Summer Orientation Sessions, the bookstore will stay open as follows:

  • June 21, 25, 26, 27, 28; and July 2, 3, and 5: open until 7 p.m.
  • Fridays, June 22 and July 6: open until 6 p.m.
  • Saturdays, June 23 and 30, and July 7: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 24: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For questions, email bookstore Manager Theresa Kuron or call ext. 1614.



Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman, assistant professor of Psychology, is the author of an article in The Hill titled “Stop the Experiments on Chimpanzees Now,” published on May 29.

Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting, has been engaged in the following professional and scholarly activities in the last six months:

  • published a paper titled “Investment Decisions and Unethical Behavior: Ponzi Schemes and the Fraud Triangle/Diamond” in the December 2011 Washington Business Research Forum Journal. The paper was co-authored with Mary Jane Eichorn, investment analyst, Navy Federal Credit Union.
  • presented a paper titled “What Would Happen if the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Applied Equally to Actions in the United States?” at the 100th Annual Conference of the Society for Advancement of Management, March 29-April 1, in Las Vegas, NV.
  • was invited by Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurship Training Program to conduct two training sessions May 2-4 at its U.S.-China Business Training Center. The topics were “Entrepreneurial Financing: Mechanism and Opportunities” and “Managing and Developing a Family Business.” The audience was composed of 50 executives and entrepreneurs from China participating in the Executive Master of Business Administration program.
Dr. Mark Trowbridge, professor of Art History, received the 2012 Robert A. Draghi Outstanding Faculty Award. He was selected by the Marymount Class of 2012.

David Wilmes
, executive director of the Center for Career Services, was recently awarded a Ph.D. in Education Policy and Leadership, with an emphasis on Higher Education, from the University of Maryland.


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