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May 6, 2013


Tuesday, May 7 - Dessert reception to welcome Hope Fisher, director of student access services; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Center for Teaching and Learning, Rowley G105.

Wednesday, May 15 – Teaching with Technology; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Rowley Hall, G1 and G2 levels. The Center for Teaching and Learning sponsors this workshop on the latest technologies that enhance teaching. This event is open to all MU full-time and adjunct faculty members. Lunch will be provided; registration is required. Register online. For details, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Thursday, May 16 – Marymount University Staff Council meeting; 4 to 5 p.m.; Ballston Center’s Truland Auditorium. For questions, email musc@marymount.edu.

Friday, May 17 – Deadline for Marymount employees to complete the “Marymount at Your Service” survey. This survey offers you the opportunity to provide feedback about the services you receive from various MU offices. The survey is anonymous and can be found online. For questions, please call Michael Schuchert at ext. 3810.

Commencement Week Activities

Wednesday, May 15 – Marymount’s Class of 2013 Block Party; Malek Plaza; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Faculty and staff are welcome at this celebration for graduating students. There’s no need to register.

Saturday, May 18 – Baccalaureate Mass, 5 p.m.; Recognition Day and Awards Ceremony, 6 p.m.; Lee Center’s Verizon Gym.The President’s Reception follows in the Gerard Dining Hall. These events are open to the entire Marymount community; there is no need to register. There will be no campus Mass on Sunday, May 19, because of Commencement.

Sunday, May 19 – Commencement; undergraduate ceremony at 10 a.m.; graduate ceremony at 2 p.m.; DAR Constitution Hall. For details, visit the Commencement website.

Monday, May 20 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, May 13. Email your news to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Volunteer Arlington Day: Marymount University contributed the largest number of volunteers from a single institution at the April 23 Volunteer Arlington Day, sending 21 students and two staff members to this community event.

Nine MU volunteers removed invasive plants at the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing property; eight helped package produce for the Arlington Food Assistance Center and cleaned the warehouse; and six helped the American Red Cross Health and Safety Department by cleaning equipment used in life-saving skills courses.

Student Worker and Supervisor of the Year Awards: The Center for Career Services announces that Edward Jordan ’13, a psychology major, has been named Marymount’s 2013 Student Employee of the Year, and Geraldine Jones, ID and parking coordinator, has been named the 2013 Student Supervisor of the Year. Eleven student workers and four student supervisors were nominated. All nominees were honored at a luncheon on April 22.

St. Jude’s Walk Surpasses Goal: About 120 people took part in the April 28 walk-a-thon at Marymount’s athletics practice field. The event, a fundraiser to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, raised $6,978.05 in donations, surpassing the $5,000 goal. Among the participants were MU’s women’s soccer and basketball teams. The fundraiser was spearheaded by Katelyn Fischer ‘13, in honor of Keely Imel, a childhood friend and patient of St. Jude who died of brain cancer in 2012.

Nominate An Outstanding MU Alum: If you know Marymount alumni who are doing great things in their profession or community, consider nominating them for an alumni award in one of these categories: Alumni Achievement, Alumni Volunteer Leadership, Outstanding Recent Graduate, and Alumni Lifetime Excellence.

Nominations will be accepted through June 28, award winners will be announced in July, and the awards presentation will take place at the Alumni Volunteer Appreciation Brunch and Awards Ceremony on Sept. 28, during Homecoming Weekend. For details or to submit a nomination, visit marymount.edu/alumni/awards.

Welcoming MU’s Class of 2013 to the Alumni Association: Faculty are asked to encourage graduating students to attend the following events, designed to welcome them into the Marymount Alumni Association:

  • A GOLD Affair: Thursday, May 16; 6:30 p.m.; Washington Golf and Country Club. All members of the undergraduate Class of 2013 are invited to this celebration.Tickets cost $20, which includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, and a Marymount souvenir. A portion of each ticket purchased will help fund the Pay It Forward Scholarship. Tickets are required and can be purchased online or in person in the Main House.

  • Graduate-Student Commencement Celebration: Friday, May 17; 6:30 p.m., Main House. Graduate students of the Class of 2013 are invited to a reception to celebrate their graduation. Tickets cost $10 per person, which includes beverages, hors d’oeuvres, and an MU souvenir. Half of each ticket purchased will benefit the Marymount Annual Fund. Advance ticket purchase is required; purchase tickets online.

For questions, contact Suzanne Catucci at suzanne.catucci@marymount.edu or ext. 6814.

Sustainable Seafood Program: Sodexo, Marymount’s food service provider, has launched a sustainable seafood program certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. The 11 institutions selected for the rollout are all in the Washington, DC, region. Sodexo seeks to raise awareness about its commitment to seafood sustainability and to show that consumers can contribute to the health of the oceans through their seafood purchasing choices.

Barnes & Noble Bookstore Hours: The bookstore announces special hours for the end of spring semester and start of summer session:

  • Week of Final Exams, Peak Buyback, and Rental Check-In: May 6-9: 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Friday, May 10: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 11: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sunday, May 12: closed
  • Week before Graduation and Summer Sessions I and III: May 13-16: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, May 17: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 18: 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 19: closed.
  • First Week of Summer Classes: May 20-23: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, May 24: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 25: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 26: closed May 27: closed, Memorial Day
  • Normal Summer Hours Start: May 28-30: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, May 31: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday/Sunday, June 1-2: closed



Dr. Agnes Burkhard, assistant professor of nursing, had an article accepted for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing. The article is titled “A Different Life: Caring for an Adolescent or Young Adult with Severe Cerebral Palsy.”

Dr. Ana Lado, professor of education, and Jennifer Tarr ‘07 co-presented a paper titled “El Uso de Libros Ilustrados – Strategies with Picture Books for Spanish and Bilingual Beginners” at the International Reading Conference, April 20, in San Antonio, Texas.

Thomas Lenihan ’01, adjunct faculty member in the Department of History and Politics, was selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar titled “The Dutch Republic and Britain: The Making of Modern Society and a European World Economy.” He and 15 other teachers from around the United States will spend five weeks this summer researching, reading, writing, and visiting sites in England, Belgium, and The Netherlands.

Dr. Raja Nasr, professor of education, presented a paper titled “Preparing Students for Responsible Lives in a Democracy” at the Association of Teacher Educators - Virginia 2013 conference at Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA.

The Graduate Admissions team made several presentations at the April 24-27 conference of the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP) Enrollment Management, in Orlando, FL. Fran Reed, director of graduate admissions, and Jesse Homan, graduate support specialist, made a presentation titled “Multi-Channel 301: Integrating Direct Mail, Email, Mobile, and Web Using Variable-Data Technologies.”

Johnnie Johnson, associate director of graduate admissions, Jesse Homan, and Ben Davis, coordinator for graduate admissions, held a special-interest forum titled “Strength Through Unity: Focusing Faculty Relationships Throughout the Recruitment Process.”

Anna Jordan, associate director of graduate admissions, was the conference chair for 2013. At the conference, Larry Hoffman, executive director of the Reston Center, concluded his one-year presidency of CAP-GAP, the NAGAP chapter for the Washington, DC, region.

Dr. Mark Trowbridge, professor of art history, presented a paper titled “Bernard van Orley’s portrait of Georges de Zelle and the Status of the Learned Doctor” at the Renaissance Society of America conference in San Diego, CA, April 4-6. Dr. Trowbridge also chaired a panel on “Simultaneous Narratives in Early Netherlandish Painting.”


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