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March 11, 2013


Tuesday, March 12 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, AKA Healthcare Reform; 10 to 11:30 am; St.Joseph’s Hall, Room G104. This professional-development workshop will explore healthcare reform measures that have gone into effect and how these affect you, reforms that are upcoming, and options that Marymount University is contemplating. Register at connect.marymount.edu/training. For questions, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554.

Wednesday, March 13 - Poetry Reading: Red Army Red by Jehanne Dubrow; noon to 1 p.m.; Reinsch Library’s Barry Gallery. Everyone in the Marymount community is welcome and there is no need to register. For questions, contact Dr. Hollynd Karapetkova at ext. 1594.

Thursday, March 14 - The Benefit of Benefit Corporations; 6:30 p.m.;Ballston Center’s Truland Auditorium. Laura Jordan, managing principal at The Capital Law Firm, who created the first benefit corporation in the United States, will discuss how these for-profit charities serve both the public need and their shareholders. This event, sponsored by the School of Business Administration, is open to all in the Marymount community and your guests. No registration is needed. For questions, email Mary Beth Hart at mhart@marymount.edu.

Thursday, March 14: 1 to 3 p.m. and Friday, March 15: 10 a.m to noon - Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Information Sessions; Reinsch Library Auditorium. Marymount has engaged the firms of Pepper Hamilton and Margolis Healy to help us respond to a “Dear Colleague Letter” from the U.S. Department of Education regarding reporting of sexual harassment, discrimination, and sexual violence.

Representatives from the two firms will be on campus on March 14 and 15 for the first phase of this project. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend one of these important information/education sessions, which are open to the entire community.

Tuesday, March 19 - Faculty and Staff Fund Wine Reception and Silent Auction; 5 to 7 p.m.; Main House. The reception will feature complimentary wine and hors d’ouevres. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Faculty and Staff Scholarship Fund, which provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial aid.

Auction items include an autographed bat by the Washington Nationals’ Jesus Flores; an autographed game puck by Washington Capitals player Joel Ward; a $150 gift certificate to Assagi Osteria in McLean; an Aken tote bag from J. McLaughlin; and gift certificates to The Melting Pot and Calvert Rejuvenations.

Everyone in the Marymount community and your guests are welcome. For questions, contact Erich Schlesing at ext. 1695.

Wednesday, March 20 - Classroom Technology Workshop; 9 to 10 a.m.; Rowley Hall, Room G205. Learn how to use the technology in Rowley G205, including the five screens, projector, computer, SMART podium, and document scanner. Also learn how to set up a personal computer, DVD, and Blu-ray player. This workshop is open to MU faculty and staff. Register at connect.marymount.edu/training. For questions, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554.

Wednesday, March 20 - Building Faculty Portfolios; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Ballston Conference Center. This workshop, hosted by The Center for Teaching and Learning, will be led by teaching-portfolio expert Dr. Peter Seldin. Lunch will be provided, but you must register. To register, visit connect.marymount.edu/training. For questions, call Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Wednesday, March 20 - Interfaith Forum: The Roots of War, The Seeds of Peace; noon to 1:30 p.m.; Gerard Dining Hall. Vietnam veteran and Zen Buddhist monk Claude AnShin Thomas will be the featured speaker at this annual event, which is part of MU’s International Week. This event is open to all in the Marymount community. For questions, contact Dr. Kathleen Garces-Foley at garces.foley@marymount.edu or ext. 5721.

Wednesday, March 20 - Works in Progress Lecture by Dr. Tonya Howe, assistant professor of literature and languages; 4 to 5:30 p.m.; Reinsch Library Board Room. This event is open to everyone in the Marymount community. The title of Dr. Howe’s presentation is “The Pomp and Farce of Death: Funeral Humor on the Popular 18th Century English Stage.”

Wednesday, March 20 - Workshop: Do You See the Person or the Disability?; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.; a reception follows; Reinsch Library Auditorium. Language and behavior regarding people with disabilities and similar topics will be explored at this workshop, which is sponsored by the MU Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children and Marymount’s ADA Committee in collaboration with the Arc of Northern Virginia. Everyone in the Marymount community is welcome; registration is required. Register by emailing Dr. Douglas Ball at douglas.ball@marymount.edu.

Thursday, March 21 - Culture Fair and Fun; noon to 1:30 p.m.; Lee Center Atrium. Explore displays of books, music, cultural items, and food, organized by Marymount students representing their countries, part of International Week. For questions, contact International Student Services at ext. 5797.

Thursday, March 21 - The Real Costs of War, Violence, and Denial; 7 to 9 p.m.; Ballston Center’s Truland Auditorium. Vietnam veteran and Zen Buddhist monk Claude AnShin Thomas will discuss mindfulness and its benefits to veterans. Thomas is the creator of a retreat workshop for veterans living with post-traumatic stress. This free event is open to everyone in the Marymount community and your guests; registration is required. To register, email veterans@marymount.edu. For questions, contact Hope Sivilai at ext. 1621.

Friday, March 22 - MU Film Fest: “Fitzgerald, Gatsby, and The American Dream;” 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Reinsch Library Auditorium. The Great Gatsby starts at 11 a.m., and will be followed by a panel discussion led by Dr. George Cheatham, professor of literature and languages. The second film, Midnight in Paris, will begin at 3 p.m. and be followed by an acting workshop from 5 to 6 p.m. This event is open to all in the Marymount community. For questions, contact Dr. Marguerite Rippy at marguerite.rippy@marymount.edu.

Friday, March 22 - 17th Annual International Banquet; 6 to 8 p.m.; Lee Center’s Verizon Gym. An evening of exotic foods, cultural performances, and a fashion show featuring traditional attire from around the world. This event is open to all in the Marymount community and your guests. Tickets cost $8 each and can be purchased at the International Student Services office, Gerard Hall Room 1031. Proceeds will be donated to the International Student Emergency Fund. For questions, contact ISS at ext. 5797.

Monday, March 25 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, March 18. Email your news to insidemu@marymount.edu.


New Security Measures in Place: Beginning on March 11, several new security measures will be in place on campus that will require you to have your Marymount ID card at all times. These new procedures are

  • All Main Campus computer labs (Caruthers 1016 and Rowley labs) will be locked and will only allow access with a valid Marymount ID. Access will be provided to all currently enrolled Marymount students, faculty, and staff by using their ID card to scan in.
  • At midnight each evening, the gates of the old parking garage (next to Gerard Hall) will be lowered and the garage will only be accessible by Marymount ID. Access will be provided to all students, faculty, and staff who have purchased a current MU parking permit by using their ID card to scan in.
  • Exterior door alarms in Rowley Hall will be activated. Some doors will be alarmed at all times, while others will have specific times of activation. Please read signs posted on each door to determine if and when the door is alarmed. Please do not enter or exit through actively alarmed doors.

If you do not have a current Marymount ID, visit the Parking and ID Office in Ireton Hall to obtain your ID card. The Parking and ID Office is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All members of the Marymount community are required to have their ID card with them at all times; and with these new security measures in place, it is imperative that everyone do so. Each person is provided with one ID card at no charge; if you have lost your card, there is a $30 replacement fee. For questions, contact Campus Safety at ext. 1600, or the Parking and ID Office at ext. 5700.

Second Annual Faculty/Staff vs. Students Basketball Game: The Feb. 27 fundraising event was a close game that went into overtime when the faculty/ staff team tied it. The students ultimately prevailed, for the second year in a row, winning 110-98. The game was well attended and raised $270 in donations for the Change for Change Campaign, which will fund expanded seating on the Ireton lawn.


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