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June 10, 2013


Tuesday, June 11 - Welcome reception for Steve Munson, Marymount’s new executive director of information technology services; 9 a.m.; Rowley Lobby. There is no need to RSVP. For questions, contact Academic Affairs at ext. 1550.

Tuesday, June 18 - Service Quality Workshop for Marymount staff; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Gerard Dining Hall. For questions, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554 or bcostello@marymount.edu.

Wednesday, June 19 - Marymount University Staff Council meeting; 9 a.m.; Lola’s Cafe. Breakfast will be provided. For questions, email musc@marymount.edu.

Sunday, June 23 - Summer Session I classes end.

Wednesday, June 26 - The Marymount community is invited to a farewell reception for Dr. Chris Domes, vice president for student development and enrollment management, who has been named president of Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, Wisconsin; 4 to 5:30 p.m.; Main House. There is no need to RSVP.

Friday, June 28 - Deadline to submit your award nominations for Marymount alumni in these categories: Alumni Achievement, Alumni Volunteer Leadership, Outstanding Recent Graduate, and Alumni Lifetime Excellence. 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/Reunion Weekend. See details or submit a nomination online.

Sunday, June 30 - Mass at 8:30 a.m.; last 11 a.m. Sunday Mass until fall semester starts

Monday, July 1 - Summer Session II starts.

Thursday, July 4 - Independence Day; university closed.

Monday, July 15 – Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, July 8. Email your news to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Summer Supervisors Series: The Office of Training and Development is offering Marymount supervisors seven workshops focused on developing and enhancing managerial skills. The workshops take place from noon to 1 p.m., and are scheduled from June 13 through August 8.

The workshops, which focus on supervising student workers or staff, have titles such as “Techniques for Interviewing Student Workers: How to Get the Students You Want,” “Keeping Performance on Track,” and “Bridging the Gap to Build the Service.”

Supervisors who attend at least three workshops will receive a certificate of completion. Those who attend five workshops will receive a certificate of completion and a management book, and their name will be entered into a drawing. Each of the two winners of the drawing will be able to choose as a prize either three months of free parking or a month’s worth of lunch dining dollars in the Gerard Dining Hall.

Registration is required for all workshops. For the list of workshops and to register, visit connect.marymount.edu/training. For questions, contact Bernadette Costello at ext. 1554.

Bookstore Carries Lunch Items: During the summer months, the Marymount Barnes & Noble Bookstore will offer fresh sandwiches and other quick lunch options, including wraps, ciabattas, fresh fruit and vegetables, and hummus. All fresh lunch options are delivered to the bookstore weekly and each item costs under $5.

Bookstore summer hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. The bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. For questions, call ext. 1614.

Swimming Pool Use: All Marymount employees are welcome to use the swimming pool in the Lee Center. Bring your current Marymount ID to scan in. There are two locker rooms available to change. Swimming caps are not required. Swimming pool summer hours are

  • Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday - Sunday: Closed

For questions, call Ainsley Worrell at ext. 6920.

Tutoring and Writing Consulting: Faculty are asked to remind their students that the Center for Teaching and Learning is open during the summer for tutoring and writing consulting. The center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students can schedule appointments online through Starfish. For questions, contact Sylvia Whitman at ext. 6478.

Summer Hours for Student Health and Counseling Centers: Services in the Student Health Center and the Counseling Center will be limited this summer.

The Student Health Center will be open for limited clinical services to summer resident students from May 20 to August 1. During that time, the Health Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The last student will be seen at 3:30 p.m. to ensure closing at 4 p.m.

The Student Health Center will be closed July 1-5 and August 2-18. It will reopen administratively on August 19, and clinical healthcare will resume on August 23. Walk-in clinic information can be found on the brochure wall outside the Health Center, in Berg Hall Room 1014. For questions about the Student Health Center, call ext. 1610.

The Counseling Center will be open during the summer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, Monday through Friday. Services are available to Marymount students who are enrolled and working or living on campus for the summer. In addition to university-wide holidays, the Counseling Center will be closed on August 12. For questions, call ext. 6861.

Giving to the Faculty & Staff Fund: Contributions to the Faculty & Staff Fund for the current fiscal year are being accepted through June 30. To date, 259 Marymount faculty and staff members have made their annual contribution, bringing our overall participation rate this year to 54%. That means that we only need 9 more people to give prior to June 30 in order to meet our goal of 56% faculty and staff participation.

As an extra incentive, the division that has the highest participation will win the Inaugural Saints Cup and bragging rights for a year. The first department or school to reach 100% giving will receive a catered lunch from Red Hot & Blue.

Please keep in mind when making your gift that it’s not the amount that matters; it’s your participation that counts. Whether you make a contribution of $1 or more, your support will make a difference!

To make your gift, please contact Erin Schlesing at ext. 1695.



Dr. Brian Hollar, assistant professor of economics and director of the economics program, was quoted in an article titled “Religion and the High Cost of Marriage,” published on May 15 in the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Read the article.

An article co-written by Dr. Shannon Melideo, chair of the education department and professor of education, and Dr. Lisa Turissini, assistant professor of education, titled “Peer Coaching in the Professoriate,” was published in the January issue of the peer-reviewed Journal of Teaching and Education. Drs. Melideo and Turissini presented their article at the International Conference of the Social Sciences, held Oct. 29 in Rome.


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