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 October 4, 2010


Thursday, Oct. 7 – First Annual Bill Finney Golf Tournament, an all-day event at the 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, VA. Proceeds will fund the new Finney Scholarship. For details or to sign up, e-mail MU golf coach Brent Williams or call ext. 6946.

Thursday, Oct. 7 – Graduate Information Session on the Master of Education Professional Development Schools program, 7 p.m., Ballston Center. Register here. For details, call Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Friday, Oct. 8 – Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Overdue Brew, the Reinsch Library’s new coffee bar, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Lee Reception Room. Overdue Brew features a Starbucks machine serving coffee and hot chocolate for $2 a cup and free hot water. Refreshments and desserts will be offered following the ceremony.

Thursday, Oct. 14 – Deadline for faculty to register for the luncheon at Innovations, to be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Ballston Center. RSVP for the luncheon to Cindy Mitchell or call ext. 5761.

Saturday, Oct. 16 – Graduate Programs Open House, from 10 a.m. to noon, Reinsch Library Auditorium. Register here. For details, call Graduate Admissions at ext. 5902.

Sunday, Oct. 17 – Campus Visit Day, for prospective undergraduate students, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 18 – Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Deadline for submission of materials for this issue is Monday, Oct. 11.

Tuesday, Oct. 19 – International Field Experience Information Session, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Ballston Center, Room 208. This 10-day faculty-led course (PS 598) in the Middle East is open to graduate students in Forensic Psychology and Counseling (Community, School, and Pastoral). For details, e-mail Victor Betancourt-Santiago or call ext. 1677.


Family Weekend and Grand Opening of the 26th Street Project: MU faculty and staff are invited to take part in Family Weekend 2010, Oct. 22-24. The festivities will include the ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening of the 26th Street Project on Saturday, Oct. 23, at 10:30 a.m. See the full schedule of Family Weekend activities.

Get A Move On: The National Danish Performance Team, renowned for rythmic gymnastics and tumbling, will hold two workshops open to the entire Marymount community, regardless of gymnastic ability. The workshops are free of charge and there is no need to register: Just show up and wear comfortable clothes (Reminder: Staff should check with their supervisor before participating in an activity during the work day.) Both workshops, at 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, will be in the Lee Center Recreational Gym. For details, contact Kelly DeSenti at ext. 1613.

Danish National Performance Team Show: The team kicks off a 22-city U.S. tour with a performance at Marymount at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, in the Lee Center’s Verizon Arena. Admission is free for MU students and children under age 5. Advance-purchase tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and students at other schools with ID; or $25 and $12, respectively, at the door. Tickets are on sale at the Lee Center Information Desk. For details, call ext. 6910.

Eat, Drink, and Be Marymount: On Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 10 p.m., when you present a special Marymount flyer at Chevy’s Fresh Mex (4238 Wilson Blvd., Ballston Mall), Chevy’s will donate to Marymount’s Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund the equivalent of 25% of your check. The flyer has been e-mailed to all faculty and staff. You may also download it here. Give the flyer to your waiter at Chevy’s and help grow the Scholarship Fund! For details, e-mail Kristin McMahon ’08 or call ext. 6894.

Be Green: Join Marymount’s Sustainability Effort! Sustainability is Marymount’s common theme this year, providing the community with opportunities to make strides in greening the campus and to examine ecological, economic, and societal sustainability issues. Consider becoming an environmental steward or joining a work group.
Environmental Stewards Program - roles and responsibilities: serve as the point of contact in each department or residence hall to answer questions and provide information; work cooperatively with colleagues and fellow students to promote sustainability; act as liaison between their unit and the Sustainability Committee. To volunteer, e-mail Dr. Liane Summerfield, or call ext. 6479.
Sustainability Work Groups:
Energy - conduct greenhouse gas inventory; develop climate action plan; and promote energy conservation. E-mail Raghu Raghavan, or call ext. 3828.
Material/Water Conservation and Recycling - promote reuse, recycling, and water conservation through education and signage. E-mail Upen Malani, or call ext. 1491.
Food and Composting - promote use of compostable materials and local foods in the dining halls; investigate feasibility of composting. E-mail Dr. Stacy Lopresti-Goodman, or call ext. 1546.
Classroom/Curriculum - certify classes as “green;” consider courses or certificates in sustainability areas; suggest a common reading for the campus. E-mail Nancy Furlow, or call ext. 5728.
Communication - coordinate all communication efforts (articles, web, speakers). E-mail Laurie Callahan, or call ext. 1648.
Social Issues, Health, and Wellness - encourage donations to charitable organizations, wellness initiatives, and more use of public transit/carpools. E-mail Brandon Jenkins, or call ext. 5749.

Everyone is invited to get involved in some aspect of Marymount’s focus on sustainability. Want to share your ideas? Send an e-mail and keep track of Marymount’s sustainability initiatives.

Virginia Philosophical Association Meeting: On Oct. 22-23, Marymount University will host the 71st annual meeting of the Virginia Philosophical Association (VPA). Dr. Adam Kovach, associate professor of Philosophy and director of the graduate Humanities program, is VPA vice president. The event, to be held at the Ballston Center, is free and open to anyone in the Marymount community, but you must register by Friday, Oct. 8. For details on the lectures and to register, e-mail Dr. Kovach or call ext. 6806.

HalloweenFest Donations and Volunteers: Campus Ministry and Spirit of Service are seeking donations for MU’s 13th annual HalloweenFest, to be held on Friday, Oct. 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. This student-run event includes an afternoon of trick-or-treating in the residence halls and games and contests in the Lee Center for about 200 disavantaged children from the Arlington community. Include your name with your candy donations and drop them in boxes that have been placed around campus. You can also volunteer to supervise 45-minute time slots of trick-or-treating between 3:15 and 6 p.m. To volunteer, please call Ashton Mallon at ext. 3853.

Basics of the Faith: Campus Ministry invites staff and faculty who would like to learn more about the sacraments to join the Basics of the Faith group, which meets Mondays at 9:30 p.m. in the Campus Ministry lounge, The Lodge. For details, e-mail Fr. David Sharland or call ext. 3803.

Marymount’s Week on Writing: Stay tuned to InsideMU for details on Marymount’s Week on Writing, Oct. 18-22. This celebration, piggy-backing on the National Day on Writing on Oct. 20, will offer opportunities for MU students, faculty, and staff to put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and let their muse loose. The schedule of events will be in the next issue of InsideMU and online. For details, e-mail Sylvia Whitman or call ext. 6478.


Dr. Bridget May, professor of Interior Design, received the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Chapter Educator Medalist Award during a ceremony on Sept. 23 at the Janus and Cie showroom in Georgetown. Marymount alumni members of the Washington DC Metro chapter of ASID nominated Dr. May for this, the highest ASID award at the chapter level. It is given in recognition of outstanding service and significant contributions to the chapter, interior design education, and the body of knowledge that supports the profession.
Jesse Homan, graduate support specialist, Graduate Admissions, ext. 5902.

Prayers Requested
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Francoise Therese Rogan, RSHM, who died on Sept. 13. Sister Francoise was a former Marymount faculty member and chair of the Language Department. She also served on Marymount’s Board of Trustees in the 1970s.