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 November 15, 2010

Monday, Nov. 15 — Maria Reyes, one of the original Freedom Writers in Erin Gruwell’s class in Long Beach, CA, will speak, followed by a book-signing and reception; 7 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. For details, call Mary Kadlec at ext. 5901.

Monday, Nov. 15 (through Tuesday, Nov. 30) — Photos submitted by faculty, staff, and students for the International Photo Contest will be on display in the Lee Center Atrium. The contest winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 18.

Tuesday, Nov. 16 — Health Professions Information Session, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. To register, call ext. 5902 or visit www.marymount.edu/infosession.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 — Financial Literacy Interactive Workshop led by Theodore Daniels, president of the nonprofit Society for Financial Education and Professional Development, member of President Bush’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and member of the Board of Directors of the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards. Topics include budgeting and credit card management. The event, sponsored by Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Reinsch Library Auditorium. For details, call SIFE academic advisor Dr. Behnaz Quigley at ext. 5939.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 — Information session for graduate programs in Forensic Psychology, Criminal Justice Administration and Policy, and Counseling, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. To register, call ext. 5902 or visit www.marymount.edu/infosession.

Wednesday, Nov. 17 — Master of Education in Administration and Supervision Information Session, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. To register, call ext. 5902 or visit www.marymount.edu/infosession.

Thursday, Nov. 18 — Lunch and Learn Series: Managing Holiday Stress, a brownbag session sponsored by Human Resource Services; 1 p.m., Honors Conference Room, Lee Center. RSVP by calling ext. 1680.

Thursday, Dec. 2 — School of Business Administration Information Session Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., Ballston Center.

Friday, Dec. 3 —
Holiday Concert by Blue Harmony, 7:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium.

Monday, Dec. 6 — Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submissions deadline is Monday, Nov. 29. E-mail your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


International Education Week: The Marymount community is invited to a series of events marking International Education Week, November 15-19, co-sponsored by International Student Services, the Center for Global Education, and Campus Ministry. The events are free and there is no need to RSVP. This is the schedule: 

Monday, Nov. 15: Dollar Dinner “Hunger Banquet and Special Program.” Two speakers will share information about efforts to relieve poverty in the Dominican Republic and Kenya, and students will raise funds to send one girl to the Kakenya Center for Excellence (www.kakenyasdream.org), which promotes education for girls; 5 p.m., Gerard lobby. 

Tuesday, Nov. 16: Immigration attorney Alison Brown will speak about nonimmigrant work visa options; lunch will be provided; 12:15 p.m., The Lodge Lounge.

Wednesday, Nov. 17: Conch McGarr, who worked for years with the Peace Corps, will speak about her efforts to improve the living standards of vulnerable children in Uganda; lunch will be provided; 12:15 p.m., Gerard lobby.

Thursday, Nov. 18: International Thanksgiving Dinner, featuring both a traditional American Thanksgiving menu and, this year, Caribbean and African dishes; 5 p.m., Lower-Level Rec Gym, Lee Center.

Friday, Nov. 19: International Coffee Hour and discussion on Women’s Education in Different Parts of the World; 3:30 p.m., Gerard lobby.

International Faculty Development Programs: The Center for Global Education announces that two grants will be awarded through a competitive process to Marymount faculty who apply to attend International Faculty Development Seminars. The seminars, which take place in two dozen locations around the world, are sponsored by The Council of International Educational Exchange. Topics range from contemporary global to country-specific issues.

Each of the two grants is valued at about $4,000, and will cover fees, single-room accommodation, two meals a day, and up to $1,000 for airfare. All other expenses are the recipient’s responsibility. Deadline for summer 2011 applications is Sunday, Dec. 5. For details, call the CGE at ext. 1677 or visit www.marymount.edu/academics/studyabroad/faculty/development.aspx.

Center for Teaching Excellence Workshop: The CTE’s annual winter workshop, Teaching Tool Box, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. A dozen sessions of about 40 minutes each are scheduled between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., in Gailhac Hall. Topics range from clicker training to how to handle incivility in the classroom. Lunch will be provided, but faculty must register by Tuesday, Dec. 21. Register at archive.marymount.edu/mucte or e-mail cindy.mitchell@marymount.edu.


Dr. Skye Donovan
, assistant professor of Physical Therapy, soccer coach Keith Moser, and lacrosse coach Jon Reynolds organized the volunteer participation of the men’s and women’s soccer and lacrosse teams, plus 15 students from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, in a fundraiser to benefit children suffering from cancer.

The Mason Mile and Superstar Family Fun Day was held on Saturday, Oct. 16, at Key Elementary School in Arlington. The event honors the memory of 5-year-old Mason Leach, who loved sports and died from cancer in October 2007.

The MU students ran in the one-mile race, provided instruction to children who participated in sports and games, and presented a lacrosse T-shirt to Mason’s family. MU also donated water bottles and backpacks to participants.

The event raised $7,000 for Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. The money goes towards palliative care, research, and patient services for children undergoing treatment of brain tumors.

Sister Patricia Helene Earl, IHM, Ph.D., associate professor of Education and coordinator of the Catholic School Leadership Program (M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision), presented workshops at the Arlington Diocesan Education Institute on Friday, Oct. 22 at Bishop O’Connell High School. Her presentation “The Our Father: A Guide to Virtuous Living” was part of a theme on faith formation of the laity in Catholic schools. Sister Patricia was also recently invited by Bishop Loverde and Sister Bernadette McManigal, BVM, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Arlington Diocese, to serve on the Arlington Diocesan Education Committee.

Janice Greenberg Ellinwood, professor of Fashion Design and Merchandising, will have a book, Fashion by Design, published in November by Fairchild Publications. Although Ms. Ellinwood, chair of the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising, has published chapters in other books, this will be her first work as sole author. The book applies the elements and principles of design to fashion.

Dr. Michelle Xiang Liu
, assistant professor of Information Technology, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences on Nov. 7 in Austin, Texas. The paper’s title is “Impact of Design Architecture and Developer Networks on Software Project Success.”

Dr. Silvestro Menzano, director of the Counseling Center, was a co-presenter of a program called “From EMR to OMG!: Ethical Issues in Using Technology in College Counseling” at the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors’ annual conference in Portland, OR, Oct. 16-20.

Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting, and Lizelle R. Pereira, an MBA student and graduate assistant in the School of Business Administration, conducted research and wrote a paper, “Outsourcing in Higher Education: A Survey of Institutions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.” They presented the paper at the 18th annual conference of the International Academy of Business and Public Administration, held in New Orleans on Oct. 21-24. The paper was published in the conference proceedings and is under consideration for publication in the academy’s journal.

Dana Purcell, administrative secretary, School of Health Professions, ext. 5960.
Jamie Taylor, administrative secretary, Admissions, ext. 1560.
Liliana Vedia, assistant director, International Student Services, ext. 5791.


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