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May 14, 2012


Wednesday, May 16 – Class of 2012 Block Party, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Malek Plaza. The Marymount community is invited to celebrate with the 2012 graduating class. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. No need to RSVP.

Thursday, May 17 – Teaching with Technology faculty workshops; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fourth floor, Ballston Center. Hands-on sessions will be held on WordPress, Google apps, the Flipped classroom, and much more. Stay for one session or the whole day. Lunch is provided. View the schedule.

To register, visit connect.marymount.edu/hrtraining; after logging in, click on May 17 in the calendar, then click the blue register button. The new registration system asks for your supervisor’s name; under “reason for training” you may put “professional development.” For questions, contact Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Thursday, May 17 – The entire Marymount community is invited to a forum called Talents Needed for the Global Workforce, a reception and presentation hosted by MU’s graduate-student chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). There will be a reception at 6 p.m. outside the Truland Auditorium, Ballston Center. At 6:30 p.m. Matt Burns, director of global mobility for Lockheed Martin, will speak about how to navigate a career in global HR and the skills required to be successful in an international environment. Maria Blanc, Marymount alumna and international employee benefits specialist and consultant for IBIS Advisors, will discuss employee benefits for international employees. Limited Skype video conferencing access is available at sba.marymount. For more information and to RSVP, contact shrm@hqrecruiters.com.

Saturday, May 19 – Last day that spring semester student employees may work. For questions, contact Elliot Uhl at ext. 6539.

Saturday, May 19 – Baccalaureate Mass, 5 p.m., Lee Center; Awards Ceremony, 6:30 p.m., Lee Center; President’s Reception following the Awards Ceremony, Gerard Dining Hall.

Sunday, May 20 – First day of work for summer student employees. For questions, contact Elliot Uhl at ext. 6539.

Sunday, May 20 – Commencement, D.A.R. Constitution Hall, 1776 D Street, Washington, DC. The undergraduate ceremony starts at 10 a.m.; the graduate ceremony starts at 2 p.m. For details, visit marymount.edu/academics/commencement.

Tuesday, May 22 – TIAA-CREF representative John Glorioso will be on campus, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in The Lodge Conference Room to answer your questions and provide investment options. This is a free service for all Marymount employees arranged by HR Services. To reserve a time slot, call (800) 732-8353.

Friday, May 25 – All Marymount offices are reminded that the cut-off date for Purchase Requisitions (PRs) and Purchase Orders (POs) for fiscal year 2012 is May 25. All PRs must be approved and sent to the Purchasing Department by the end of the business day. PRs and POs received after this date will be added to the Fiscal Year 2013 budget. For questions, contact Grace Braggs at ext.1487 or Amy Pappas at ext. 1681.

Monday, June 11 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, June 4. InsideMU begins its once-a-month summer schedule, publishing on July 16 and August 20. When fall semester starts, InsideMU will resume publishing every other Monday. Email your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Student Supervisors Summer Series: Do you supervise Marymount student workers and struggle with how to best manage their ever-changing schedules? Wonder how to relate to someone from another generation? Want to create meaningful connections with your student workers? Training and Organizational Development and Student Development are organizing a nine-week series of lunchtime meetings where these issues will be discussed and participants will learn best practices for supervising student workers. The sessions will be scheduled between the week of June 11 and the week of August 13. Topics and logistics are still being finalized. You will be notified by email of the dates, times, places, and topics of these useful sessions. For questions, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554.

Supervisory and Leadership Development Work Group: A cross-organizational work group has been formed to identify knowledge, skills, and abilities for successful supervisors and leaders. The group is meeting over the next few months to develop a set of supervisory and leadership competencies. If you have any questions or thoughts about the topic, please contact one of the members below:

  • Bernadette Costello, HR Services (work group facilitator)
  • Victor Betancourt, Global Education
  • Elliot Uhl, Student Development
  • Tina Billingiere, Lee Center
  • Meg Dalmut, Campus Ministry
  • George Cheatham, School of Arts and Sciences
  • Jean Harsh, ITS
  • Susan Conrad,Center for Teaching Excellence
  • David Pomeroy, School of Business Administration
  • Grace Braggs, Business Office
  • Anna Jordan, Graduate Admissions
  • Paula Polson, HR Services
  • Katie Chapin, Alumni Relations
  • Kathy Jewett, Student Accounts
  • Heather Pappas, Library and Learning Services
  • Michael Schuchert, Institutional Effectiveness

Summer Mass Schedule: Campus Ministry announces the summer Mass schedule:

  • Sunday, May 13 - Last 7 p.m. Sunday Mass (7 p.m. Sunday Masses will resume in August.)
  • Sunday, May 20 - No Masses
  • Monday, May 28 - Memorial Day, 8 a.m. Mass
  • Thurday, June 7 - Last noon weekday Mass
  • Friday, June 8 - Last 7:30 a.m. weekday Mass
  • Sunday, June 24 - Last Sunday Masses, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. (11 a.m. Sunday Masses will resume in August.)

Barnes & Noble Bookstore News

New Items: The Bookstore has a new selection of ceramic mugs with various labels, including Alumni, Mom, Dad, School of Arts and Sciences, Malek School of Health Professions, and School of Business Administration, with other departments being considered. Also expected soon are Marymount wine glasses, mixer glasses, pilsner glasses, steins, and a new selection of Marymount Nalgene water bottles! “Like” the Bookstore on Facebook and see when these items arrive.

Visit facebook.com/marymountbookstore.

New NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight: MU faculty and staff get at 10% discount off all NOOK devices and accessories, including the latest, the NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight, available starting in May at just $139. It’s the lightest NOOK available, and with a built-in LED light, you can read in the dark.

Summer and Fall Courses Needing Supplies: Faculty are asked to let the Bookstore know as soon as possible what materials beside textbooks will be needed for summer and fall courses. If students need special items for a project, the Bookstore also can order these. Items can range from goggles and carbon lab notebooks to art and sewing supplies. Please contact the Bookstore at ext. 1614 or bookstore@marymount.edu.

Special Hours: The B&N Bookstore will have the following hours in May:

  • Monday, May 14 through Thursday, May 17: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 18: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 19: 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 20: closed for Commencement
  • Monday, May 21 through Thursday, May 24: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, May 25: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 26: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 27: Closed
  • Monday, May 28: Memorial Day, MU Bookstore closed



Dr. Theresia Wansi, associate professor of Finance, and Dr. Michele Liu, assistant professor of Information Technology, presented their paper “IT as a Catalyst for Team-Teaching: Integration across the MIS and Finance Curriculum” at the 92nd annual meeting of the Southwestern Social Science Association, in San Diego, CA, April 4-7. The paper was published in the proceedings. In addition, Dr. Liu was a discussant and Dr. Wansi chaired a session at the conference.


Elaine McSorley-Gerard, R.N., Student Health Center.


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