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 January 10, 2011

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, Jan. 10 - New to Marymount? Or just need a review of the library’s services and resources? Attend a Library and Learning Services orientation session and receive a free book light! The first orientation of spring semester will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Library Instruction Room, Reinsch Library. Other sessions are scheduled through Saturday, Jan. 15, at both the Main Campus and the Ballston Center Library Extension. For details, visit Marymount's event listings. For questions, e-mail Gail Flatness or call ext. 6845.

Friday, Jan. 14 - Opening Reception for a new exhibit, Printmakers Susan Goldman and Donald Depuydt; 5 to 7:30 p.m., Barry Gallery, Reinsch Library. The admission is free and everyone is welcome. The exhibit will run through Friday, Feb. 11. For details, contact Judy Bass at ext. 1561.

Monday, Jan. 17 - University closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.

Wednesday, Jan. 19 - Master of Education Information Session, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Register here or call ext. 5902.

Thursday, Jan. 20 - Community Counseling, Pastoral Counseling, Forensic Psychology, and Online Criminal Justice Administration and Policy Graduate Programs Information Session, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Register here or call ext. 5902.

Friday, Jan. 21 - Graduate Business and Technology Programs Information Luncheon; noon, Ballston Center. Register here or call ext. 5902.
 
Monday, Jan. 24 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submissions deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 18.  You may submit your items via e-mail.


NEWS YOU CAN USE

The Gift of Your Generosity: Campus Ministry wants to thank the Marymount community members who generously contributed Christmas gifts to the Giving Tree initiative in December. The Christmas gifts were delivered to 146 boys and girls in these programs:
  • Bright Beginnings, which serves children from families living in crisis shelters or transitional housing.
  • The Don Bosco Center, which helps Hispanic middle schoolers with programs of academic support and reinforcement, faith formation, and character development;
  • Martha’s Table, which finds short-term solutions to poverty with food and clothing programs, and long-term solutions by breaking the cycle of poverty with education and family-strengthening initiatives;
  • Samaritan Inns, which provide housing and recovery services to homeless and addicted men and women, giving them an opportunity to rebuild their lives; and
  • St. Ann’s Infant Home, which provides residential care and services to abused, neglected, or abandoned children and to single pregnant and parenting adolescents in crisis, as well as quality day care for the children of working families.
Should you wish to donate further to any of these worthy organizations, please e-mail Ashton Mallon, assistant director, Campus Ministry, or call ext. 3853.

MU Senior In Miss America Pageant: Kayla Martell ’12, a Business Administration major, is a contestant in the Miss America Pageant, representing her home state of Delaware.
 
Kayla says, “hello” to everyone in the Marymount community and, “Thank you for your continued support! I can’t wait to come back to campus in the spring for a visit!” Kayla completed her junior year and will return to Marymount in fall 2011 for her senior year.
 
The Miss America Pageant airs live on ABC on Saturday, Jan. 15. If you would like to support Kayla’s candidacy, there are four ways to do so:
  • Visit Facebook and search for Miss America Organization. Click on “Video Contest” and scroll down to watch and vote for Kayla’s (Miss Delaware) video.
  • Visit the Miss America website's video contest page and scroll down to watch Kayla’s video and vote.
  • Visit Miss America's YouTube page and scroll down to Kayla’s video, sign in, and hit “LIKE.”
  • Text “MADE,” which stands for “Miss America - Delaware,” to 24470 as often as you want through Thursday, Jan. 13.
Good luck to Kayla!

A Place for Everything: Certified Professional Organizer Susan Kousek will make a presentation on the keys to living an organized life, during a brownbag lunch on Friday, Jan. 14, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Marymount’s Reston Center, 1861 Wiehle Ave., Suite 110. Beverages and dessert will be provided.
 
At this presentation you will learn organizing tips that can be applied at work and at home. Among the topics Ms. Kousek will cover:
  • decisions to make when processing incoming items;
  • how to avoid wasting time searching for lost papers;
  • why it’s better to focus than to multitask;
  • the importance of prioritizing your tasks;
  • how to reduce procrastination; and
  • two actions to take to make the most of each day.
Everyone in the Marymount community is welcome and there is no admission fee, but pre-registration is required. For more details, contact Reston Center Director David Green at ext. 5716. To register, e-mail Susan Kousek or call (703) 742-9179.

Sustainable Printing at the Library: The printer/copier upgrade in the Reinsch Library is complete. In an effort to provide continued support for students and for the University’s focus on sustainability, the default setting for printing on the library’s main floor is double-sided. Settings can be adjusted for single-sided printing; just ask the library staff for help.

And Speaking of Sustainability: How Green Is Your Office? The Sustainability Committee wants to reward Marymount’s “greenest” departments, through the Green Office Contest. Prizes include a catered lunch for your entire department, gift cards, and much more, as well as the admiration of your colleagues! Winners will be selected later this month and announced in InsideMU. To enter the contest, fill out the “Green Office Contest” form located on Marymount's sustainability page. Please e-mail the completed form to Cynthia Mitchell by the deadline on Friday, Jan. 14.

The Creative Brain: The Discover Center is sponsoring a lunch-hour workshop series for faculty and staff called “Journal at Work,” the aim of which is to foster creativity and productivity.
 
The workshops, loosely based on author Michael Gelb’s book How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci, will expose participants to various journaling styles linked to da Vinci-esque qualities. Each session will include a short presentation followed by prompts and time to experiment with writing.
 
Bring your lunch and attend as many sessions as you like. “Journal at Work” will meet in Rowley 1029, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:
  • Session 1, Jan. 20: Overview of Gelb’s book and journaling practices;
  • Session 2, Jan. 27: Curiosità: Intellectual curiosity and lifelong learning;
  • Session 3, Feb. 3: Dimostrazione: Experience;
  • Session 4, Feb. 10: Sensazione: Refinement of the senses, particularly sight;
  • Session 5, Feb. 17: Corporalità and Arte/Scienza: Mind-body and left-right brain connections;
  • Session 6, Feb. 24: Sfumato: Appreciation for ambiguity, uncertainty, and unsolved questions.
RSVP by e-mailing Sylvia Whitman.
 

PEOPLE

Welcome
Elaina Wells, administrative secretary, Academic Affairs, ext. 1550.
 
Prayers Requested 
Please pray for the repose of the soul of John Peterson, Sr., who died on Dec. 18. Mr. Peterson was the father of Fr. Jack Peterson, Y.A., associate director, Campus Ministry.