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 September 20, 2010


Wednesday, Sept. 22 – Faculty Wine and Cheese gathering immediately following the Faculty Council Meeting; 3-5 p.m., DISCOVER Conference room (Room 1029 Rowley). RSVP to Cindy Mitchell.

Thursday, Sept. 23 – A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus to provide financial advice free of charge. To reserve an individual time slot between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., call (800) 732-8353. For details, contact Human Resource Services at ext. 1680.

Thursday, Sept. 23 – Graduate Counseling Programs Online Chat, 7 to 8 p.m. Register here. For details, contact Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Friday, Sept. 24 – Women’s volleyball vs. Susquehana University, 7 p.m., Lee Center.

Friday, Sept. 24 – Nursing Programs Information Session Luncheon, noon, Ballston Center. Register here. For details, contact Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Monday, Sept. 27 – Brown-bag coffee for all MU instructors using writing in their courses, 10-11 a.m., Rowley 1029. RSVP to ext. 6478 or Sylvia Whitman.

Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Women’s soccer vs. Mary Washington, 7 p.m., Quincy Park.

Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Men’s soccer vs. Wesley, 7:30 p.m., Washington-Lee High School.

Thursday, Sept. 30 – Graduate Business Programs Information Session, 6:15 p.m. Ballston Center. Register here. For details, contact Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Friday, Oct. 1 through Sunday Oct. 3 – Alumni Weekend 2010. Please see schedule.

Friday, Oct. 1 – Women’s soccer vs. Trinity, 5 p.m., Quincy Park.

Saturday, Oct. 2 – Marymount University 5K Challenge, 8 a.m., Ballston Center. Register here.

Saturday, Oct. 2 – Women’s volleyball vs Frostburg State, noon, and vs. Washington, 4 p.m.; Lee Center.

Monday, Oct. 4 – Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Deadline for submission of materials for this issue is Monday, Sept. 27.


New Faculty Teaching Lunches: Full-time faculty who are new to Marymount are invited to participate in biweekly lunches with your peers. Topics for discussion will be determined by each group, but typically include teaching techniques, MU student profiles, learning styles, balancing roles and responsibilities, etc. See dates and times. RSVP at ext. 5761 or by e-mail.

Overdue Brew: Library and Learning Services invites faculty and staff to the newly-opened coffee bar, Overdue Brew, located on the main floor of the Reinsch Library. Overdue Brew houses a Starbucks Coffee Machine, serving coffee and hot chocolate for just $2. Hot water is also available free of charge.

Innovations 2010: A reminder to faculty that submissions for Innovations 2010 are due by Monday, Sept. 20. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ballston Center. Coffee will be available starting at 9 a.m.; sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. Check the Center for Teaching Excellence Blackboard for submission guidelines. Lunch will be provided by Lebanese Taverna. Faculty are welcome to join the program for part or all of the day, but anyone planning to attend the luncheon must register by Thursday, Oct. 14. E-mail submissions here. To register to attend Innovations, e-mail Cindy Mitchell, call ext. 5761, or register online.


Dr. Doug Ball, associate professor of Education, traveled to Nicaragua from June 28 to July 10 to attend a seminar sponsored by the Council of International Educational Exchange, one of several faculty development opportunities facilitated by MU’s Center for Global Education. The seminar was titled “Neoliberalism in Nicaragua after the Sandinista Revolution.” Dr. Ball says, “As a professor of Literacy Education, I applied to this seminar specifically to learn about the Cruzada de Alfabetización (Literacy Campaign), the first program launched by the Sandinista government and considered one of the most important popular education movements in history.”

Dr. Frank Burtnett, a veteran counselor and adjunct professor in the Counseling Department, recently published his Bound-For-Career Guidebook (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2010). The book, meant for adolescents and young adults, promotes career and college readiness and takes the reader through the career exploration, decision-making and job search processs. Burtnett’s Bound-For-College Guidebook was published in 2009.

Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting, was a Distinguished Visiting Professor Aug. 4-21 at the School of Accountancy of the Universiti Tecnologi MARA (UiTM) in Shah Alam, Malaysia. With more than 170,000 students on 14 campuses, UiTM is the largest university in Southeast Asia. Dr. Quigley was invited by UiTM’s Accounting Research Institute to participate in collaborative research with faculty members, conduct research publication meetings and workshops for lecturers and post-graduate students, and edit and co-author journal articles with doctoral students and their faculty advisors.
Marylyn Alexander, administrative secretary, School of Health Professions; ext. 3325.

Ebonique Harrison, access services associate, Library and Learning Services; ext. 1641.

Jeffrey Messman, sports information director, Athletics; ext. 3838.

Ahston Mallon, assistant director, Campus Ministry; ext. 3853.

Joey Poole, communications specialist, Admissions; ext. 6952.

Christine Prasse, lab coordinator, School of Arts and Sciences; ext. 1555.

Judy Rowe, administrative secretary, School of Business Administration; ext. 5910.


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