Monday, April 21 – Easter Holiday; no classes.
Monday, April 21 – Marymount Staff
Council meeting; noon to 1 p.m.; Gerard
Dining Hall, back room. All Marymount
staff members are cordially invited. Topics
will include upcoming elections and
transitioning to next year.
Week of April 21-25 – National Student
Employee Appreciation Week. Student
workers are an important part of the
Marymount community, and the Center for
Career Services asks that staff and faculty
who interact with student employees show
their appreciation during this week with a
personal thank-you or a note of recognition.
Tuesday, April 22 – Volunteer Arlington
Day; 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Everyone
in the MU community is encouraged
to join Dr. Shank and your colleagues
for a meaningful day of service to the
local community. Please consult with
your supervisor before committing to
this event. Transportation from Main
Campus to the volunteer site and lunch
will be provided. Last year, Marymount
had the largest number of volunteers at
this event; this year’s goal is to match or
surpass that number. Register online. For
questions, contact Meg Dalmut at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, April 23 – 2014 Bisson
Lecture in the Humanities, featuring
Distinguished Visiting Professor Dr. Peter
Donaldson; 5 p.m. wine reception and cake,
to celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday;
5:45 to 7 p.m. lecture; Gerard Dining
Hall. Dr. Donaldson’s talk is titled “Global
Shakespeares, Cultural Translation, and
the Future of Digital Humanities.” This
event is open to the Marymount community
and your guests. For questions, contact Dr.
Tonya Howe at email@example.com.
Thursday, April 24 – Marymount Flashback:
Stories from Keith Moser and Vincent
Stovall; noon to 1 p.m.; Gerard Dining Hall,
back room. Bring your lunch and enjoy some
great stories and Marymount history from
two longtime colleagues with a combined
46 years at MU: Men’s Soccer Coach Keith
Moser (24 years), and Student Activities
Director Vincent Stovall (22 years).
Friday, April 25 – SaintsFest; 3 p.m. to
midnight; Lee Center and quad in front of
Ireton Hall. Come to this spring celebration,
featuring a climbing wall, petting zoo,
field games, free food, and more. Open to
students, faculty, staff, families and friends.
Sunday, April 27 – Battle of the Sexes
Competition; 1 to 3 p.m.; Lee Center and
back field. A fundraising event to benefit St.
Jude Children’s Research Hospital. See the
Events listings for details.
Sunday, April 27 – Spring into Happy!, a
concert featuring MU’s Blue Harmony Show
Choir; a reception will follow the program;
4 p.m.; Reinsch Library Auditorium. This
event is free admission and open to everyone
in the greater community. For questions,
contact the Office of Campus Programs
and Leadership Development at ext. 1611 or
Friday, May 2 – Jhane Barnes, Marymount University’s 2014 Designer of the Year, will give a presentation on the relationship between math and art, and on how she uses math, especially fractals, to create textiles and patterns for flooring, furniture, fashion, and eyewear; 1 p.m.; Reinsch Library Auditorium. This topic is of special interest to anyone teaching or studying art, fashion, math, or interior design. The event is open to the entire Marymount community.
Monday, May 5 – Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Deadline for your materials is Monday, April 28. Send your items to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Doralisa Pilarte at ext. 1547.
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Faculty Members Reach Out to
Community: Five Marymount University
faculty members will share their expertise on
practical issues for seniors during a series of
free classes in May sponsored by AgingUp,
an interfaith organization dedicated to
enhancing the quality of life for seniors
in Falls Church and McLean. Dr. Liane
Summerfield arranged this community
outreach event with faculty.
Session topics include downsizing
or aging safely and comfortably in one’s
home (Dr. Susan Hergenrather); getting
the most from medical visits (Dr. Cathy
Kopac); exercising and reducing the
risk of falls (Dr. Rita Wong); communicating with adult children (Dr. Cynthia
Roman); and using video games and
other technologies to improve mental
and physical fitness (Dr. Diane Murphy).
Classes will take place every
Thursday in May, 10 a.m. to noon, at
the Falls Church Community Center,
223 Little Falls St. Registration is
required. To register, call (703) 248-
5027 or in person at the center.
Fr. Jack’s Silver Anniversary: The
Rev. Jack Peterson, Y.A., assistant
chaplain at Marymount University, will
be celebrating the 25th anniversary of his
ordination to the priesthood with a Mass
at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at
St. Mark Catholic Church, 9970 Vale
Rd., Vienna, VA. A reception will follow
at 2:30 p.m.
The Mass will be a joint celebration
with Fr. Peter Nassetta, Y.A., who served
as chaplain at MU from 1995 to 2002
and is also marking his 25th year in the
priesthood. Everyone in the Marymount
community is cordially invited. RSVP
by May 1 to Brian Abrams at (703) 556-
0914 or email@example.com.
Portfolio in Motion 2014 Uncut: Marymount University’s annual
student fashion show, Portfolio in Motion
Uncut, produced by fashion design and
merchandising seniors, will have its
premiere night on Thursday, May 1.
Jhane Barnes will be honored as 2014
Designer of the Year.
There will be two other
performances, on May 2 and 3. All three
performances will take place in the Rose
Benté Lee Center.
Tickets for Premiere Night cost $100
and include a cocktail reception and the
fashion show. Purchase Premiere Night tickets online.
Tickets for the May 2 and 3
events cost $20 at the door, but can be
bought online, with purchasing fee. Tickets
are also available for $15 with advance on-campus purchase: April 22-25 and
28-29, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the
Gerard Dining Hall, and 4 to 7 p.m. in
the Lee Center Atrium.
Saturday, May 3: Alumni Wine and
Cheese Reception, 6:30 p.m. in the Lee
Center Atrium. Special ticket price: $25
for alumni reception and fashion show.
Purchase tickets online.
For more information about
Portfolio in Motion Uncut, please call
(703) 284-1541, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Portfolio in Motion Website.
Alumni Office Seeks Your Help: The
Marymount University Alumni Association
needs your assistance with nominees
for the 2014 alumni awards program.
The awards recognize alumni who have
distinguished themselves through service
to their profession, community, and
alma mater. Please consider which former
students fit the criteria for these awards:
Alumni Achievement Award recognizes an
MU graduate who has demonstrated a
distinguished level of achievement in a
professional career, community service, or
a humanitarian cause.
Alumni Volunteer Leadership Award
recognizes a graduate whose service
and leadership have increased alumni
participation and involvement within the
Alumni Association and Marymount.
Outstanding Recent Graduate Award honors
a graduate of the past 15 years who has
shown loyalty to MU, made a contribution
or experienced a major accomplishment in
a professional field, or made humanitarian
contributions to a community.
Alumni Lifetime Excellence Award recognizes
a graduate who has demonstrated
a longtime and outstanding level
of commitment to a career and/or
community and, as a result, has made a
positive and dramatic impact on his/her
chosen field or the lives of others.
Nominations will be accepted
through June 30. Award winners will be
announced in July, and the presentation
will take place at the Alumni Volunteer
Appreciation Brunch and Awards on Sept.
27, during Homecoming Weekend.
Nomination forms can be found online.
Dr. Eric Bubar, assistant professor of
physical sciences, presented a talk titled
“Science is a Game” at the Chesapeake
section of the American Association of
Physics Teachers Conference on April 5 at
the American Institute of Physics, College
Park, MD. Voted "Best Presentation from a Four-Year College/University," the talk was about using historically-based, role-playing games in science courses.
Dr. Uma Kelekar, assistant professor
of healthcare management, presented a
social enterprise pitch titled “Prevention
is Better Than Cure: Promotion of the
Use of Hats and Sunglasses to Reduce the
Risk of Pterygium” at the Global Health
Innovation Conference held at Yale
University on April 12-13.
Dr. Terry Long,, professor of economics
and director of the MBA program,
chaired a SACSCOC Substantive Change
Committee at Parker University in
Dallas,Texas, during the committee visit
March 26-28. Parker University added an
online MBA in health care management,
moving it to a Level III institution.
Writing specialist Sylvia Whitman’s, latest
book, The Milk of Birds (Atheneum, 2013),
has been named one of 25 “notable books
for a global society” by a committee of the
Children’s Literature and Reading Special
Interest Group of the International
Reading Association. The committee
reviews books representing all genres
intended for students K-12. The Milk of Birds
has also earned a place on the American
Library Association’s Amelia Bloomer
Project list of books with significant
Also, Ms. Whitman and three peer writing consultants attended the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association 2014 conference at Salisbury University on April 4-5. Junior Eric Brooks presented a poster titled "Generating a Session Forward." Ms. Whitman and sophomores Payton Bodecker and John Page gave a presentation titled "Things They Carried with Them: A Peer Tutor Alumni Project."