Friday, July 19 – Faculty and staff are
invited to a welcome reception for
Dr. Lois Stover, dean of the School of
Education and Human Services, who joined
the Marymount community on July 1. The
reception will be at 9 a.m. in the Rowley
Lobby. There is no need to RSVP. For
questions, please contact Academic Affairs
at ext. 1550.
Friday, July 26 – Deadline to pay for tickets
to Marymount’s annual baseball outing to
Nationals Park, on Saturday, August 10, for
the Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia
Phillies game. There are 60 tickets available,
on a first-come, first-served basis. Each
ticket costs $40 and includes transportation,
a catered dinner, and seats in Section 104.
The bus leaves Main Campus at 5 p.m.; first
pitch is at 7:05 p.m. Contact HR Services
at ext. 1680 with the number of tickets you
would like; pay at the Cashier’s Office in
Rowley Hall; then bring your receipt to HR
in Ireton Hall to confirm your attendance
and to either reserve a seat on the bus
or let us know you will be taking other
transportation. Tickets for those taking the
bus will be distributed when you board. If
you are taking other transportation, HR will
contact you to make arrangements for you
to obtain your tickets. For questions contact
Paula Polson at ext. 6880.
Monday, August 19 – Publication date
of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission
deadline is Monday, August 12. Email your
news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWS YOU CAN USE
Service Quality Sessions for MU Staff:
The first three service quality sessions for
Marymount staff have been completed. If
you have not yet attended a session, you have
two more opportunities:
- Monday, July 22, 1:30 to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 24, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Please note that attendance at a service
quality session is mandatory for staff. Select a session and register. For
questions, call Bernadette Costello at
Military and Veteran Student Services:
Marymount University has created a new
Office of Military and Veteran Student
Services, and Joe Blount has been named its
Prior to Marymount, Mr. Blount held
multiple positions at Walter Reed Army
Medical Center in Washington, DC, and
most recently served as the family program
coordinator/school liaison at the Military
One Source Center in Arlington, VA.
Mr. Blount, who served in the U.S.
Army for 24 years, has a bachelor’s degree in
liberal studies and a master’s in counseling
Should students have questions related
to military and veteran issues or resources,
please refer them to Military and Veteran
Student Services, Gerard Hall, Room 1017. Mr. Blount can be reached by email or at ext. 1521.
MU Employee Discounts: Beat the summer
heat economically with two special discounts
arranged for MU employees by Human
- Kings Dominion: The regular ticket
price is $51.99, but the MU employee
discount brings it down to $37.99. Enter the code “KDFUN002” at the King's Dominion website for both
the username and password; pay and
then print out the tickets.
- Six Flags: Tickets are available at the
Cashier’s Office in Rowley Hall. The
regular season pass is $75.49, but the
MU employee discount lowers it to
$60.49. The general admission regular
price $59.99, but it’s $36.44 for MU
employees; meal vouchers are $11.94.
Take advantage of the convenience and
savings, and enjoy the summer!
Save the Date: Please mark your calendar
and plan to attend the fall University
Assembly on Tuesday, August 20, at
10:30 a.m., in the Lee Center’s Verizon
Sports Arena. The program will be
followed by a luncheon.
Dr. Brian Flanagan, assistant professor
of theology, presented a paper titled
“‘Nones on the Bus’: Religious Site
Visits in a Plural Catholic Classroom”
in the Spirituality section of the Annual
Meeting of the College Theology
Society, in Omaha, NE, this June.
At the same conference,
Dr. Jacquelyn Porter, RSHM, professor
of theology, gave a paper titled
“The Reconstruction of the Courtyard
of the Gentiles: Evangelization and
Dialogue” in the Contemporary
At the Annual Meeting of the
Catholic Theological Society of America
in Miami, FL, this June, Dr. Flanagan
was asked to give a response to a
presentation by Prof. Bruce Morrill,
S.J., titled “Sign of Reconciliation
and Conversion? Differing Views of
Power – Ecclesial, Sacramental,
Anthropological – Among Hierarchy
and Laity.” At the same conference,
Dr. Flanagan was the convener of a
panel of the Church and Ecumenism
session on the topic “Ecclesial Conversion,
Dr. Leigh Johnson, assistant professor
of literature and languages, had an
article titled “Covert Wars in the
Bedroom and Nation: Motherwork,
Transnationalism, and Domestic
Violence in Black Widow’s Wardrobe and
Mother Tongue” published in Meridians:
Feminism, Race, Transnationalism (Volume 11,
Number 2, 2013).
She also had a book review titled
“Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth:
The Society of Friends in Northern
Virgina, 1730-1865” published in
Southern Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of
the South (Volume 19, Number 2, Fall/
In addition, Dr. Johnson, Dr.
Holly Karapetkova, associate professor
of literature and languages, and
Dr. Bess Fox, associate professor of
literature and languages, presented a
roundtable conversation titled “Building
a Small Service Learning Unit in
First Year Composition” at the Lilly
Conference in Bethesda, MD, June 1-2.
Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman, assistant
professor of psychology, and three of
her students gave a presentation to 50
Girl Scouts at the Ashgrove Adventure
Girl Scout camp held at Camp
Crowell Oakton, VA, on June 28. The
presentation, on Dr. Lopresti-Goodman’s
research on rescued chimpanzees living
in sanctuaries in Florida and Kenya, was
arranged by Peggy Axelrod, director of
budget and risk management in the Office
of Financial Affairs. Ms. Axelrod has
been a director at the camp for five years
and an adult volunteer for 15. Ashgrove
Adventure has a different theme each year,
chosen by the 400 campers and teen staff
and 100 adult staff. This year’s theme was
Savanna Safari! Ashgrove’s African Adventure.
The middle-school group that
listened to Dr. Lopresti-Goodman’s
presentation collected Gatorade powder
and stuffed animals to donate to Save the
Chimps sanctuary in Florida, as part of a
The Marymount psychology majors
who co-presented with Dr. Lopresti-Goodman were Marjanne Kameka ‘13 and
Amanda Caperton ‘13, both of whom have
traveled to Kenya with her, and Chelsea
Ritter ‘14, who is currently Dr. Lopresti-Goodman’s DISCOVER Research Grant
summer research assistant.
Dr. Kimberly O’Toole, an adjunct
professor in the sociology program, and
fashion design major Chelsea Speckmann
’15, wrote and illustrated, respectively,
a children’s book titled Monster Away,
published on June 15 by PublishAmerica. Dr. O’Toole
developed the idea for the book from a
sociological concept known as the Thomas
Theorem, which states that “things
that we perceive as real are real in their
consequences.” The hero of the story is
Professor B. Krump, who created the
Monster Away spray at her Specialty Shop
of Notions, Potions, False Perceptions,
and Bad Idea Remedies, to chase away
scary monsters that live under children’s
beds. The character is based on Dr.
O’Toole’s sister, Bethany Krump, a breast
cancer survivor, and the book is dedicated
Dr. Eileen Sarsfield, assistant professor
of nursing, and Dr. Agnes Burkhard,
assistant professor of nursing, made a
podium presentation titled “Evidence
Based Academic-Community Partnerships
in the Workplace” at the Association of
Community Health Nursing Educators/
Association of Public Health Nurses Joint
Meeting on June 8, in Raleigh, NC.
Calene Baldwin, administrative assistant,
School of Education and Human Services;
Shawna LeBlond, administrative
secretary, School of Education and
Human Services; ext. 1621.
Jerome Marks, gifts officer, Office of
Development; ext. 3843.
Caitlan McDaniel, coordinator of
educational clinical experiences, School of
Education and Human Services; ext. 6926.
Steven Munson, executive director,
Information Technology Services;
Peter Redding, tutoring coordinator,
Center for Teaching and Learning;
Michael Schuchert, formerly executive
director of the Office of Institutional
Effectiveness, has been promoted to
associate vice president for planning and
institutional effectiveness; ext. 3810.
Natalie Mitchell has been promoted from
psychological counselor in the Counseling
Center to its director; ext. 6861.
Jennifer (Meg) Telfair has been
promoted from psychological counselor
in the Counseling Center to its assistant
director; ext. 6861.
Matthew Shepard has been promoted
from assistant athletic trainer to athletic
trainer in the Athletics Department;