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 October 18, 2010


Family Weekend 2010 is Oct. 22-24! Faculty and staff are cordially invited to participate in the weekend’s events and meet their students’ parents and family members.Unless otherwise indicated, all events are free admission.

Friday, Oct. 22 - The opening reception for the Barry Gallery’s Fine Art and Graphic Design Faculty Exhibition, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Reinsch Library, kicks off Family Weekend. All parents have been invited to this wine and cheese social. The work of 11 Marymount faculty members will be featured in the exhibit, a mixed-media show that includes paintings, collages, drawings, videos, and graphic design. The exhibit runs through Sunday, Dec. 12. The gallery is open Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For details, contact Judy Bass, the Barry Gallery curator, at ext. 1561.

Saturday, Oct. 23 - Grand Opening of the 26th Street buildings. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. under a tent in the parking lot in front of The Lodge, then all participants will move across the pedestrian bridge over Yorktown Boulevard to the 26th Street site. Following the ceremony, there will be tours of Lee Ostapenko Hall and a street fair in the Malek Family Plaza.

Saturday, Oct. 23 - Athletics events: Women’s volleyball vs. Lycoming at noon, and vs. Moravian at 4 p.m.; Verizon Center. Women’s soccer vs. Stevenson, 5 p.m., Washington-Lee High School. Men’s soccer vs. Lancaster Bible, 7:30 p.m., Washington-Lee High School.

Sunday, Oct. 24 - Conclusion of Family Weekend 2010: Mass of Thanksgiving, 11 a.m., Lee Center. Marymount’s 60th Anniversary Brunch, noon in the Gerard Dining Hall, $10 per person at the door.

Thursday, Oct. 28 - Deadline for faculty to submit textbook orders to the campus Barnes & Noble bookstore for spring 2011 courses. For details, contact bookstore manager Theresa Kuron at ext. 1614 or sm669@bncollege.com.

Monday, Nov. 1 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Deadline for submission of materials for this issue is Monday, Oct. 25.

MU Employee On “Jeopardy!” Name the Marymount staff member who will appear on the TV show “Jeopardy!” in November. Answer: Who is Silvio Menzano, director of the Counseling Center? A die-hard “Jeopardy” enthusiast, Dr. Menzano had vied for a spot on the popular quiz show during his teens and again in college, but never made it. This year, after another tryout, he was called to the Sony Studios in Los Angeles on Aug. 23-24. Dying to know how Dr. Menzano made out? Tune in to “Jeopardy!” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1, on WJLA-TV (Channel 7), to find out the answer!

Get Your Flu Shot: The Student Health Center is sponsoring a flu shot clinic in collaboration with Inova Healthsource on Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium. The clinic will be open to all MU students, faculty, and staff. The cost is $25, payable by cash or check. E-mail to pre-register, or call the Health Center at ext. 1610. Pre-registration is not required, but it will assist Inova in providing adequate personnel and vaccine.

What’s New at Marymount’s Campus Bookstore: The Barnes & Noble bookstore requests that faculty remind their students that ISBNs for textbooks are available to registered students through a link in Marynet called “My Class Schedule and Textbook Information.” However, students can find their ISBN information only after the bookstore receives completed book orders from faculty and these orders are entered into the system. The deadline for textbook order submissions for spring semester courses is Thursday, Oct. 28.
  • Book Rentals: Students can now rent their textbooks from the campus B&N bookstore for less than half the cost of buying new ones. Students can highlight or mark the rented books just as they would if they purchased a book and planned to sell it back to the bookstore. They can also convert their rental to a purchase during the first two weeks of class. For more details, call the bookstore at ext. 1614.
  • NOOKstudy.com: Developed by B&N, this is a new, free online study platform and software solution where students can access eTextbooks, other digital content, and organizational tools to learn more efficiently and collaboratively, across content sources and formats.
  • $500 Scholarships Awarded: The campus B&N bookstore gives $500 bookstore scholarships each fall to four MU students based on grades and financial need. For fall 2010, the scholarships were awarded to students Elizabeth Beaulieu, Terri Orwenyo, Christopher Macomber, and Karen Segovia. Each student received a $500 B&N gift card that can be used for textbooks or school supplies. For scholarship details, contact Theresa Kuron at ext. 1614.
HalloweenFest Donations and Volunteers Needed: Campus Ministry and Spirit of Service are seeking volunteers and donations of candy and costumes for HalloweenFest. This student-run event, to be held on Friday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 7 p.m., includes trick-or-treating in the residence halls and games and contests in the Lee Center for about 200 disavantaged children from the Arlington community. Donation boxes have been placed around Main Campus and the Ballston Center and will remain in place through Oct. 26. Please include your name and contact information with any donations. Costumes should fit children ages 5 to 12. For details, contact Ashton Mallon at ext. 3853.

Marymount’s Week on Writing: Straddling the Wednesday, Oct. 20, National Day on Writing, Marymount’s weeklong celebration of writing will offer opportunities for MU students, faculty, and staff to let their muse loose. Here’s the schedule:
Monday, Oct. 18
- Organized graffiti: Look for blank paper along walls all over campus this week and jot down a few thoughts.
- “Sustainable U”: Blog about the campus community’s common theme. Each post this week will earn the author one raffle ticket. See link to the blog on the Sustainability website. The drawing will be held on Monday, Oct. 25.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
- Letters at lunch: If you write it, we will stamp and mail it. Look for stationery and letter carriers between noon and 1 p.m. in the Gerard and Ballston dining halls.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
- Display of faculty publications: Ballston Center, 4th floor, during Innovations.
- Senior Thesis/Capstone Project Writing Group: Join us to strategize, kvetch, find support, and make merry, 4 to 5 p.m., Rowley 1029. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by DISCOVER and the Learning Resource Center.
Thursday, Oct. 21
- “Will Write for Food: A Conversation About Using Writing in the Workplace,” co-sponsored by DISCOVER and the Career and Internship Center; from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., in the Lee Center Atrium. Chat with panel members about how they use writing on the job. Panel members are

Tani Adams: Latin America-US social activist and analyst (fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars)
Brian Donovan: technical writer with Tax Compliance Inc.
Danielle Leach: Inspire Health Support Communities blogger, content developer
Brian Pangilinan: MU ’09, paralegal with Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, LLP
Doralisa Pilarte: MU Office of Communications and Marketing senior writer and editor; former reporter/editor at Associated Press, The Miami Herald, and several international magazines
Brian Tinsman: MU ’11, Banner editor, occasional blogger for The Washington Post

Friday, Oct. 22
- Display of student publications and writing/design projects, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Reinsch Library.

For details, e-mail Sylvia Whitman or call ext. 6478.

Dr. Tammy Davis, professor of Counseling, has been elected counselor educator vice president of the American School Counselor Association. She will serve from 2010 to 2013.

Dr. Zary Mostashari, dean of Library and Learning Services, has been appointed by the American Library Association’s Office for Accreditation to serve on the External Review Panel for the rea-accreditation of Drexel University’s College of Information Science and Technology. The Review Panel met in Philadelphia on Oct. 4-5.

C-SPAN taped a lecture on the French and Indian War given on Oct. 14 by Dr. Patrick Mullins, assistant professor of History, to his class on Colonial and Revolutionary America. The program will air as part of C-SPAN’s new “American History TV” lecture series.
Hope Sivilai, administrative secretary, School of Education and Human Services, ext. 1621.

Prayers Requested
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Frank Tucker, who died on Sept. 29. Mr. Tucker was the father of Chris Tucker Haggerty, professor of Fine Arts.


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