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September 19, 2011


Monday, Sept. 19 - First meeting of the academic year for Basics of the Faith, a weekly gathering of people who want to learn more about the Catholic faith. It is also helpful for those who want to enter the church or complete the sacraments of initiation (baptism, first communion, and confirmation). The meeting is open to anyone in the Marymount community, regardless of religious affiliation. The group will meet every Monday at 9:30 p.m. in The Lodge Conference Room. For details, contact Father David Sharland at ext. 1607 or via e-mail.

Tuesday, Sept. 20 (and Wednesday, Sept. 21) - All Marymount faculty and staff are invited to a complimentary breakfast to kick off the 2011-12 Faculty and Staff Fund campaign. Breakfast will be available between 9 and 11:30 a.m. in the lobby of the Ballston Center on Sept. 20, and in the atrium of the Lee Center on Sept. 21. For details, contact Erin Schlesing at ext. 1695 or via e-mail.

Thursday, Sept. 22 - "A Primer for New Managers: Respect, Trust, and Accountability," free webinar, noon to 1:30 p.m., Library Board Room. The webinar focuses on how to build an effective work group and ways to encourage mutual respect and develop trust and accountability. To sign up, contact Bernadette Costello by Monday, Sept. 19 via e-mail or ext. 1554.

Friday, Sept. 23 - Saudi National Day celebration, 6 to 9 p.m., Verizon Gym, Lee Center. The Marymount community and their guests are invited to take part in a celebration organized by the Saudi Student Association to mark the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The celebration will feature Saudi food plus entertainment, prizes, and more.

Saturday, Oct. 1 - Marymount hosts an Arlington County workshop called “Rain Gardens for Homeowners.” Learn how to properly locate, design, construct, and maintain your own small-scale rain garden. There is no charge for the workshop, which is open to the Marymount community and MU’s neighbors. It will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Caruthers Hall, Room 1021. For more information and to register, contact Aileen Winquist via e-mail.

Monday, Oct. 3 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, Sept. 26. E-mail your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Come Out and Cheer for the Saints! With the 2011-12 Marymount Saints season in full swing, the Athletics Department would like to remind the campus community of the best way to get the most up-to-date information about your favorite teams. For rosters, schedules, recaps, and statistics, click here.
With the Saints’ new home field at Long Bridge Park just months away from opening, Marymount’s soccer teams will play one final season at local high school fields this fall. For directions to Wakefield, Washington-Lee, and Yorktown high schools, click here.

Reusable To-go Meal Boxes and Mugs: Are you so busy that you often wish the Gerard Dining Hall or Ballston Cafe did takeout? The Office of Campus and Residential Services (OCRS) and Sodexo have partnered to offer a sustainable solution to that need. This fall, for the first time, you can buy a reusable, BPA-free, microwavable plastic to-go meal box.
Here’s how it works: You pay $5 for the green, lidded box, which has three compartments. At Gerard Dining Hall or the Ballston Cafe, pay the regular $4 for your meal and fill the box with your favorite hot or cold food items. Rinsed boxes can be returned to the cashiers, who will give you in exchange a clean, sanitized box. The boxes are available for purchase in the OCRS in the Berg Hall lobby, for cash payment only.

Reusable lidded mugs for cold or hot beverages are also available, for $4.99. The first time you fill the mug, the beverage is free. Subsequent purchases of beverages cost 25 cents less than the regular price. The mugs are for sale at all dining locations on Main Campus and the Ballston Center. Unlike the meal boxes, the mugs are not returnable and owners must wash their own. For details, contact OCRS at ext. 1609 or via e-mail.

Dr. Eric Bubar, assistant professor of Physical Science, recently published a blog titled “Turn the NOOK Color into a $270 iPad Alternative” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Click here and search for “Eric Bubar.”

Dr. Aly Eisenhardt, assistant professor of Health Care Management; Dr. Nancy Furlow, associate professor of Marketing; Dr. Judith Clear, professor of Nursing; and Dr. Shirley Jarecki, professor of Nursing, are developing an eye health campaign for mototaxi drivers in Chulucanas, a city of 50,000 in northern Peru. The drivers are susceptible to eye injury and disease due to occupational hazards and UV exposure. Eventually, the campaign will be expanded to include the entire community.
Dr. Amy Scott-Douglass, assistant professor of Literature and Languages, is serving as the volunteer literary consultant and dramaturg for the Washington Shakespeare Company’s Avant Bard adaptation of Shakespeare’s second tetralogy, currently in rehearsal and on stage this coming November and December at the Artisphere in Arlington.

Anna Jordan,
associate director of Graduate Admissions and New Student Services, was recently elected to the Board of Trustees of The Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Seminar. She will be responsible for coordinating all HOBY alumni who volunteer as facilitators at the May 2012 seminar, where 240 high school sophomores are expected to attend, along with leaders from business, education, the arts, government and other professions. HOBY is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the recognition and development of leadership potential in youth.

Dr. Ralph D. Kidder, vice president for Financial Affairs and Treasurer, has co-authored a chapter titled “In the National Interest: The College and University in the United States in the Post-World War II Era” in Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research, Volume 26, published in April 2011 by Springer Publishing.

Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting, published a paper titled “Outsourcing in Higher Education: A Survey of Institutions in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virgina” in SAM (Society for Advancement of Management) Advanced Management Journal, Volume 76, Number 2, Spring 2011. The paper is co-authored with Lizelle R. Pereira, associate business analyst, The Columbia Group, and an MBA alumna of Marymout University.


Michael Anuszkiewicz, research associate, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, ext. 5748.

Mary Beth Hart, coordinator of program initiatives, School of Business Administration, ext. 4985.

Daniel Holster, maintenance supervisor, Physical Plant Office, ext. 1529.

Cindy Lewis, Web manager, University Communications and Marketing, ext. 6982.

Cody Miller, support analyst, Information Technology Services, ext. 6908.

Betty McGrath, administrative secretary, School of Business Administration, ext. 5911.

Jessica Tosone, administrative secretary, Student Health Center, ext. 1610.


Landon Carter, formerly database administrator for ITS, is now director of information systems for Financial Affairs; ext. 6547.

Naghmeh Merck has been promoted from psychological counselor to assistant director in the Counseling Center; ext. 6861.

Jennifer Megan Telfair, previously a part-time psychological counselor, is now a full-time counselor in the Counseling Center; ext. 6861.
Correction: In the previous edition of InsideMU, the title of Dr. Catharine Kopac, chair of the graduate Nursing program, was incorrect. She is associate professor of Nursing.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Helen Perfetta, who died on Aug. 11. Mrs. Perfetta was the mother of Dr. Theresa Cappello, dean of the Malek School of Health Professions.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Badroshahrieh Kasaei Mostashari, who died on August 27. Mrs. Mostashari was the mother of Dr. Zary Mostashari, dean of Library and Learning Services.


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