Intellectual Curiosity Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Leads Discussions on Leadership, Service, and Partnership-Building Portfolio in Motion 2013: Inspired Fashions Showcased and Tadashi Shoji Honored Service to Others Teaching and Learning at a Costa Rican Mission for People with Disabilities Volunteer Service Day: Finding Common Ground by Helping Others Global Perspective Town Hall Discussion of Options for U.S. Response to the Syria Crisis Translating Italian Scenes into Award-winning Art

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Leads Discussions on Leadership, Service, and Partnership-Building

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Leads Discussions on Leadership, Service, and Partnership-Building

"It's all about getting connected. Connect, serve, and change lives." Stephen Vetter, CEO, Partners of the Americas.

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Stephen Vetter, CEO of Partners of the Americas, spent a week at Marymount University meeting with students, faculty, and staff to share his knowledge and lead discussions about international volunteering, community leadership, and public-private partnerships to advance economic and social development. Read More

Portfolio in Motion 2013: Inspired Fashions Showcased and Tadashi Shoji Honored

Portfolio in Motion 2013: Inspired Fashions Showcased and Tadashi Shoji Honored

On May 2, Marymount University's Portfolio in Motion 2013 fashion show was star-lit to showcase innovative student- and alumni-designed garments. The Cosmic Dreaming theme provided an awe-inspiring backdrop to highlight the imagination, artistry, and talents of Marymount's fashion design students and recent alumni.

For more Portfolio in Motion 2013 photos, see the show collection on Flickr. For all Portfolio in Motion photos, see the tagged images or the slide show. Read More

Town Hall Discussion of Options for U.S. Response to the Syria Crisis

Town Hall Discussion of Options for U.S. Response to the Syria Crisis

On September 3, as President Obama turned to Congress for approval to respond to the Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons on its own people, more than 130 Marymount students took part in a town hall discussion with Middle East expert Dr. Colin H. Kahl about options and possible consequences.

Dr. Kahl served as deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Middle East at the Pentagon from February 2009 to December 2011. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), focusing on Middle East security and defense policy, and an associate professor in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. Read More

Translating Italian Scenes into Award-winning Art

Translating Italian Scenes into Award-winning Art

Sitting under the Tuscan sun in Florence, Italy, sketching the magnificent Duomo and soaking in the modern-day bustle of the ancient Italian city: What could be better for a student in love with the art, architecture and history of the region?

Michelle Bendit '15, a Marymount University Honors student and interior design major (with minors in fine art, business, and sustainability) realized a dream by spending her spring semester in Florence studying at the Lorenzo de' Medici International Institute (LdM). Jewelry-making and sketching turned out to be her favorite courses there. Read More

Teaching and Learning at a Costa Rican Mission for People with Disabilities

Teaching and Learning at a Costa Rican Mission for People with Disabilities

In May, Dr. Doug Ball, associate professor of Education, took a group of his students to Costa Rica, as part of Marymount University's interdisciplinary service project with Manos Abiertas, a home for infants, children, young adults, and adults who have severe disabilities and have been abandoned by their families. Read More

Volunteer Service Day: Finding Common Ground by Helping Others

Volunteer Service Day: Finding Common Ground by Helping Others

Isabella Blecha, a Marymount University freshman majoring in biology, moved onto campus on a Friday and was out volunteering in the community early the next morning. She was one of 230 MU students, faculty, staff, and alumni who participated in the university's Volunteer Service Day, an annual tradition at the start of the academic year that introduces students to ways they can serve in the local community.

"I did a lot of service in high school," Isabella explained, "and I wanted to continue volunteering here and see how Marymount does service. This is also a great way to meet new people." Njoud Abu-Jaber, a sophomore business administration major from Amman Jordan, added, "I'm paying it forward, and it's very rewarding. Service Day is awesome!" Read More