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January 9, 2012


Tuesday, Jan. 10 - Faculty and staff are invited to Parts of Mass, a one-hour session facilitated by Father David Sharland to answer all your questions about the various parts of the Catholic Mass. Bring your lunch and your questions to the Lodge Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For details, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554.

Wednesday, Jan. 11 - Manager’s Roundtable, an open forum to discuss issues and concerns for anyone who manages others; sponsored by Training and Development; noon to 1 p.m.; Gerard Dining Hall, Private Dining Room. To sign up, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554.

Wednesday, Jan. 11 - The Center for Teaching Excellence sponsors Teaching Toolbox, a workshop for faculty. Topics include using technology to enhance teaching; understanding and working with students; and increasing student engagement and achievement. The workshops will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Gailhac Hall rooms 2001, 2002, and 2008, and in St. Joseph Hall’s Mac Lab. Lunch will be provided, but faculty must register. To register, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Friday, Jan. 13 - University Assembly, 10:30 a.m., Lee Center Recreational Gym. President Shank will present updates on a number of important topics, including Marymount’s FY13 budget, which was approved by the Board of Trustees in December. Lunch will be served in the Gerard Dining Room immediately following.

Monday, Jan. 16 - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. University closed.

Tuesday, Jan. 17 - The Student Health Center reopens for the spring semester. If you have a question before this date, please e-mail Joan Alfasi, student health insurance coordinator.

Wednesday, Jan. 18 - A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s Cafe, Lee Center. Admission is free and all are welcome to this celebration of Dr. King’s legacy. For questions, contact the Office of Student Activities at ext. 1611.

Monday, Jan. 23 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU.
Submission deadline is Monday, Nov. 28. E-mail your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Contribute to the MU Archives: The Marymount University Archives, previously under the Office of the President, are now in the purview of Library and Learning Services. Located on the ground floor of the Reinsch Library, the collection consists of letters, audio and video recordings, photographs and slides, memorabilia, and other documentation about the growth of Marymount University.

If you have items related to the history of Marymount University, its students, faculty, and staff that you would like to donate to the Archives, please contact Sarah Holland at ext. 4990 or e-mail archives@marymount.edu. Learn more at the University Archives site.

Welcome to the New Portal: Over the holiday break, Information Technology Services completed the upgrade of the MyMarymount portal. New features and functions include a launch pad on the upper-left corner that allows you to access the campus directory, Blackboard, Marynet, e-mail, Library and Learning Services, and the CIC Web systems. The news folder contains links to MU News and Events, as well as the IT Support Services web page. The tools folder allows you to change your current password and access the IT Services web page. For any questions or comments about the upgraded portal, contact IT Support at ext. 6990 or e-mail its@marymount.edu.

Summer Pilgrimage to Italy: Campus Ministry will sponsor a pilgrimage to Italy, June 12-22, to visit Rome, Assisi, and three places of Eucharistic miracles. This trip is open to all Marymount faculty, staff, and students, and their guests. The cost is $2,800 per person. The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Jan. 18. For more details and to sign up, contact Meg Dalmut at ext. 1604.

Red-Hot Chili Cook-Off: Campus Ministry, in conjunction with the Athletics Department, will hold a Chili Cook-Off fundraiser on Saturday, Feb 4. The judging will take place in the Lee Center in the time between the women’s and men’s basketball matches (games start times are 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively) and after the 2 p.m. swim meet.

Everyone who attends the cook-off will get a taste of each chili and be able to vote on their favorite by donating money to that pot. The chili that earns the most money, wins! Top prize for the winning chili is an iPad and bragging rights. This event is open to all Marymount faculty, staff, and students, and their guests.

The entry fee is your pot of chili, brought fully cooked to the Lee Center in a crockpot, plus a donation. Funds raised will help defray the cost of travel for MU students who want to join the Campus Ministry-sponsored pilgrimage to Italy this summer.

The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, Jan. 25. To sign up and for more information, contact Meg Dalmut or call ext. 1604.

Mass Schedule: Campus Ministry wants the Marymount community to know that, following the holiday break, the regular Masses at the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel will resume as follows:
  • Jan. 3: The daily noon Mass resumes
  • Jan. 9: The daily 7:30 a.m. Mass resumes
  • Jan. 15: The Sunday 7 p.m. Mass resumes
  • Jan. 22: The Sunday 11 a.m. Mass resumes.
Spanish-English Interpreters Needed: The Latino Student Association and the Student Nurses Association are seeking volunteers who are bilingual in Spanish and English to serve as interpreters at a community health clinic staffed by MU Nursing students at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Arlington. The clinic takes place on the first Sunday of each month, from 2 to 4 p.m., during the fall and spring semesters.

Volunteering opportunitities in the spring semester will start on Sunday, Feb. 5, and run through Sunday, May 6. To sign up, e-mail Kathryn Fossaceca at lsa@marymount.edu.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore News:
  • Faculty and Staff Nook Discount: MU faculty and staff get a 10% discount on all Nook models, including the all-new Nook and Nook Color, and the Nook Tablet. Find out more at www.nook.com or visit the Bookstore to try out the Nook demonstration units.
  • Verify Textbook Orders: The Bookstore asks that faculty members verify their spring 2012 textbook orders at marymountu.bncollege.com. If there is a discrepancy between a submitted order and what’s posted online, please contact the Bookstore at bookstore@marymount.edu or ext. 1614.
  • Supplies for Spring Courses: Please tell the Bookstore about any materials besides textbooks that your students need for spring semester courses and projects. The Bookstore will carry the items in the store as well as post them on the B&N website as items students will need to purchase for your course. Items range from safety goggles and carbon lab notebooks to art and sewing supplies.
  • If you don’t see it, ask! Bookstore Manager Theresa Kuron wants to hear from you. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions, please contact Ms. Kuron or Assistant Store Manager Matthew Demas at bookstore@marymount.edu or ext. 1614.


Brittany Hott, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education and Human Services, and graduate student Patricia Hughes, who is earning a master’s in Special Education, co-authored an article that was recently accepted for publication in the Virginia Council for Exceptional Children’s journal, Research to Practice K-12 Scholarship. The article, titled “The Evolving Definition of Asperger’s Syndrome,” is scheduled for publication in the winter 2012 issue of the journal.

Kathleen Brown, access services associate, Library and Learning Services; Ballston Center Library Extension; ext. 5947.


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