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June 2010 - Issue 72

Six Decades of Success
Six decades have wrought amazing changes at Marymount. Programs and services have multiplied, buildings have sprung up, and the student body has grown exponentially. But through it all, the institution’s operations have remained firmly rooted in the philosophy of its founders, the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary.
 
A Lasting Legacy
Bill has been the Marymount women’s basketball coach since 1983, also serving as athletic director since 1989. Judy spent the first 14 years of his tenure as “head volunteer,” then came on board officially in 1997, when she was appointed as the University’s first sports information director. Together, the Finneys have become synonymous with Marymount athletics; they are widely known and respected in the local community, in the Capital Athletic Conference, and in NCAA Division III circles.
 
Helping Haiti: Close By and Crushed Under
Mr. Keating, who served as governor of Oklahoma from 1995 to 2003, is on the Board of the American Red Cross for the National Capital Area. He and his wife, Cathy – a member of Marymount University’s Board of Trustees – are co-chairs of the Red Cross’s Next Century Campaign. After the earthquake struck this January, the Keatings traveled to Haiti to get a first-hand look at the devastation and the work of Red Cross staff and volunteers there.
 
Helping Haiti: A Community Responds
From the moment the first images of the human suffering and physical devastation caused by the Haitian earthquake reached the outside world, the response has been a massive outpouring of humanitarian aid.
 
Marymount Students Make a Splash!
You never know when something wonderful is going to happen. Just ask Pablo Quinonez, Laura Schaefer, Tory Miller, and Shannon Gough – MU students who have grasped opportunity with open minds and open hearts, making the most of their time and talents.
 
A Warm Welcome in India
Dr. Usha Rajdev, associate professor of Education, organized the study-abroad experience that took the 17 graduate students from her Math and Science Methodology course halfway around the world last winter. In Porbandar, they worked with the children and shared their teaching methods with Bachelor of Education students enrolled at the Dr. Virambhai R. Godhaniya College.

In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move campaign to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity in the United States. The campaign takes a four-pronged approach, focusing on helping parents make healthy choices; encouraging schools to serve healthful foods; increasing children’s physical activity; and improving access to nutritious, affordable food for all Americans.