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April 8, 2013


Tuesday, April 9 - The Marymount Staff Council’s first meeting with its newly elected officers presiding; noon to 1 p.m.; Gerard Dining Hall. There is no need to register. Lunch will be provided; please let the cashier know you’re attending the meeting. For questions, email Jackie Bibler at musc@marymount.edu.

Wednesday, April 10 - DMV2GO; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; in the parking lot in front of The Lodge. If you need the services of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, this will be your chance to avoid long lines. DMV2GO is a full-service DMV where you can renew your driver’s license, change your address, renew your vehicle registration, and more. There is no need to register. For questions, call Paula Polson at ext. 1680.

Wednesday, April 10 - Marymount’s 10th annual Student Research Conference; 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Rowley Hall, G1 and G2. There are no classes scheduled, to encourage attendance. More than 130 students will present their original research. For details, visit the Student Research Conference website.

Wednesday, April 10 - Deadline to submit nominations for 2013 Senior Leadership Awards to the Student Development Office, Gerard 1022. You may nominate any senior who graduated in December 2012 or will graduate in May or August 2013, whose contributions to Marymount or the greater community deserve recognition. The nomination form can be found online and print copies are available in the Lee Center and the Gerard Lobby. For questions, contact ext. 1615 or studentdevelopment@marymount.edu.

Wednesday, April 17 - “Chemistry in Forensic Sciences,” a presentation by Dr. Jason Schaff, a forensic chemist with the FBI Laboratory; 4 p.m.; Rowley Hall G209. This event, open to the Marymount community, is sponsored by the Science Club and the Chemical Society of Washington’s Younger Chemists Committee. There is no need to register. For questions, contact Dr. Deana Jaber at ext. 6535.

Thursday, April 18 - Rear Admiral Joan Hunter will be the Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Malek School of Health Professions. Her topic will be “The Wounded Warrior Project”; 7 to 9 p.m.; Ballston Center Truland Auditorium. Following the presentation, there will be a questionand-answer session and a reception. This event is open to everyone in the Marymount community; there is no need to register. See event details.

Friday, April 19 - “Pre-Raphaelites and Global Pop Culture, 1960s to the Present,” a presentation by Dr. Jason Rosenfeld; 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. program; Reinsch Library Auditorium. Dr. Rosenfeld, distinguished chair and professor of art history at Marymount Manhattan College, is co-curator of Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art, on display through May 19. There is no need to register for this event, which is open to the Marymount community and your guests. For questions, contact Dr. Mark Trowbridge at ext. 1564.

Saturday, April 20 - The Nursing Department will host a Professional Day for graduating nurse practitioners in the DC metropolitan region; 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Reinsch Library. The event is sponsored by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Invited guests can take part on site or by webinar. Presentations topics will include ethics in primary care, negotiating a contract, resume and portfolio development, and certification requirements. For more information, contact Dr. Catharine Kopac at catharine.kopac@marymount.edu.

Saturday, April 20Dancing with the MU Stars; 7:30 p.m.; Lee Center Verizon Gym. The contestants include Komal Choudhari ’15; Clare DiNuzzo, assistant director of student activities; Dr. Brian Flanagan, assistant professor of theology; Carmen Guevara, Sodexo; Marcellas Hill ’14; Dr. Bob Meden, professor of interior design; Matt Shuman ’14; and Anusha Sunkara ’15.

Admission is $2 for MU students, faculty, and staff, and $5 for guests. Proceeds support the Presidential Assistance Fund. For questions, contact student.activities@marymount.edu or ext. 1611.

Monday, April 22 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, April 15. Email your news to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Portfolio In Motion Tickets: Tickets are now on sale for Portfolio in Motion 2013: Cosmic Dreaming. Marymount’s annual fashion show is produced by fashion merchandising students and showcases the work of fashion design majors.

  • Tickets for the Thursday, May 2, Premier Night in the Lee Center, cost $100, which includes a 6:30 p.m. cocktail reception and the 8 p.m. show with presentation of Marymount’s 2013 Designer of the Year award to Tadashi Shoji.

    Purchase Premier Night tickets online.

  • Tickets for the Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4, shows, both at 8 p.m., cost $20 (plus a $2.09 transaction fee) if purchased online.

    Purchase May 3 tickets at pimcosmicdreamingfri.eventbrite.com.

    Purchase May 4 tickets at pimcosmicdreamingsat.eventbrite.com.

  • Tickets for the May 3 and 4 shows can also be purchased in person on campus for $15. They will be on sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gerard Dining Hall and from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium on these dates: April 17-19, April 22-26, and April 29-30.

For questions, please contact Suzanne Catucci at ext. 6814.

Appreciating Student Workers: The Center for Career Services reminds all MU departments that April 22-26 is Student Employee Appreciation Week, when colleges and universities nationwide recognize their students workers. Career Services encourages all Marymount offices to recognize their student employees for their hard work and contributions throughout the year.

National Library Week: Starting April 8, Library and Learning Services will host a month-long book drive to benefit the Arlington-based nonprofit The Reading Connection (TRC), as a way to mark National Library Week, which will be April 14-20. A TRC wish list for book donations can be found on Pinterest. The Reinsch Library will also accept donations of gift cards for TRC. For more information, contact Mariana Hodges at ext. 3830.

Save the Date: A walk-a-thon will be held at Marymount University from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This event, open to the MU community and your guests, is being sponsored by the women’s basketball team and spearheaded by Katelyn Fischer, a business major from Reisterstown, MD, in memory of Keeley Imel, a childhood friend and a patient at St. Jude who died from brain cancer in 2012.

The fundraising goal is $5,000 and donations have already reached $1,700. To register or make a donation, please email Katelyn at kaf17204@marymount.edu.



Dr. Ginny Bianco-Mathis, chair of the Department of Management and professor of human resources, gave a presentation on “Surviving and Thriving in Today’s Economic Environment: Focus on Talent Management” at WashingtonExec’s Strategic Human Capital and CriticalTalent Council meeting, held March 1 in Tyson’s Corner.

Dr. Judy Green, professor emerita of mathematics, wrote a blog about women pioneers in mathematics that was published on the National Museum of American History website. Read her blog online.

Dr. Patrick Mullins, assistant professor of history, was interviewed on Feb. 6 on various subjects from early American history for two episodes of an eight-part documentary series called Perfecting History, which will have its television broadcast premiere this fall on The Military Channel. In addition, Dr. Mullins gave a talk titled “The Puritan Origins of American Exceptionalism” to a meeting of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in Washington, DC, on Feb. 20.

Dr. Usha Rajdev, associate professor of education, chaired three presentations and presented a paper titled “A Hunger for Learning in Porbandar, Gujarat, India (Gandhi’s Birthplace): Fulbright Specialist Program” at the Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines, the International Journal of Arts & Sciences’ annual refereed conference, Feb. 27-March 13, in Valletta, Malta. The paper focused on a five-week service-learning project that Dr. Rajdev conducted in Porbandar in July and August 2012, financed by a Fullbright Specialist Program grant.

Sylvia Whitman, writing specialist in the Center for Teaching and Learning, will give a reading from her first novel for young-adult audiences, The Milk of Birds (Atheneum 2013), at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland Street, Arlington, VA. This event is open to the public. The novel, due out April 16, has been named a Junior Library Guild selection for spring 2013. It chronicles the unlikely longdistance friendship of a Virginia teen and a Sudanese survivor of Darfur’s genocidal civil war. Ms. Whitman has published 11 other children’s books, all nonfiction, ranging from a picture book about Ramadan to a research guide about world poverty.