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 August 1, 2011


Monday, August 22
— New faculty orientation; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Private Dining Room, Gerard Dining Hall, Main Campus.

Monday, August 22 — Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, August 15. Submit your items by e-mail.

Tuesday, August 23 — Fall University Assembly; 10:30 a.m., Lee Center Recreational Gym. President Shank and the vice presidents will provide updates on a number of important topics. Following the Assembly, all faculty and staff are invited to a luncheon in the Gerard Dining Hall.


Recycling Update:
Attractive new recycling receptacles have been placed at various locations around campus; the outdoor bins are made of wood and metal, while the indoor ones are hard plastic. The existing white-cardboard recycling bins will remain in use in classrooms and offices.

The outdoor bins are marked for either single-stream recycling deposits or trash; please check the signs before placing anything in these bins. The indoor bins have two slots, to accommodate both single-stream recycling deposits and trash.

Director of Campus Planning and Management Upen Malani says, “Single-stream recycling is now fully operational at Marymount. All the single-stream recycling bins have a blue plastic liner, to differentiate them from trash receptacles. I want to thank Julio Basurto, senior Auxiliary Services assistant, Anthony Fields in Physical Plant, and our student-worker Ayaba “Fafa” Aqbobli for their help in making this a smooth process.”

Single-stream recycling allows diverse recyclables – such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass, and aluminum – to be deposited in a single bin for sorting later. For a full list of what items can be placed in the single-stream recycling bins, visit the Sustainability website.

Bookstore News:
  • Clearance Sale: The Marymount Barnes & Noble Bookstore is having a huge clearance sale through August 5! Get an additional 50% off selected items, from pens, regular and art pencils, and art paper to oscillating fans, reference materials, B&N classics, and more.
  • Faculty Reminder: The Bookstore has started receiving textbooks for the fall 2011 semester. The Bookstore would like to remind faculty that fall 2011 book orders were due in April. If you have not submitted your order yet, please do so as soon as possible. Book orders submitted before classes start allow the Bookstore to evaluate books for addition to the textbook-rental program and locate used copies — both options that help students save money.
  • Fall Courses That Use Supplies: Marymount faculty and staff are asked to let the Bookstore know about supplies needed for fall courses. Early notification allows the Bookstore to have supplies ready for students to purchase as soon as the semester starts.
  • Follow the Bookstore on Facebook and get information on textbooks, buy-back programs, events, promotions, and more. Google “Marymount University Bookstore” or visit their Facebook page.
  • B&N College News: Stay connected to the latest information by following the B&N RSS feed or by subscribing to e-mail updates.
For questions, please contact the Bookstore at ext. 1614.
Insurance Discount: Marymount employees are eligible for a 10% discount on insurance premiums from Liberty Mutual and can elect payroll deductions for their auto and home insurance. For details, contact Loranna Butterwick, benefits manager, at ext. 6880 or by e-mail.
Mass Schedule for August: Campus Ministry reminds the Marymount community that Masses in the Main Chapel, which have been suspended for the summer, will resume as follows:
  • Daily Mass at 7:30 a.m., August 22
  • Daily Mass at noon, August 25
  • Sunday Mass at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., August 28
World Youth Day 2011: Twelve students and four Campus Ministry staff members will be traveling to Madrid, Spain, August 14-22 to take part in World Youth Day 2011. The Marymount group will join hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world for prayer, formation, and fellowship. Campus Ministry asks that the Marymount community keep the travelers in their prayers as they embark on this pilgrimage.

Karen L. Bune
, an adjunct faculty member in the Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology programs, has been chosen to receive the 2011 American University Alumni Recognition Award, presented annually since 1948 to an alumnus distinguished for community service and support of American University. The award will be presented at a ceremony and reception at AU on October 22. Ms. Bune, who has taught at Marymount since 2002, holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from AU.

Dr. Pamela Diener, professor of Physical Therapy, presented a talk on “Environmental Enrichment and Best Practice in Rett Syndrome” at the International Rett Syndrome Education and Awareness Conference in Boston on May 28. Dr. Diener was also an invited speaker at the 12th annual International Rett Syndrome Scientific Symposium in Leesburg, VA, on June 27. The title of her talk there was “Imagine the Possibilities.” At the same symposium, Dr. Diener presented a poster titled “Best Practice for Treating Motor Symptoms Identified with Rett Syndrome.” In addition, she was featured in the spring 2011 newsletter of her alma mater, Tufts University’s Boston School of Occupational Therapy. Rett Syndrome is a devastating neurologic and developmental disorder that primarily affects girls.
A Marymount team composed of Victor Betancourt-Santiago, director of the Center for Global Education; Dr. Janine DeWitt, professor of Sociology; Dr. Carolyn Oxenford, professor of Psychology; and Sylvia Whitman, writing specialist, has received a two-year grant to take part in the Collaborative Online International Learning Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities. The MU team was among 22 selected from a field of nearly 40 institutional applications from colleges and universities across the United States. Institute Fellows benefit from the support and knowledge of the Institute’s track leaders and staff while they develop globally networked courses.
Casey Deephouse has been promoted from administrative assistant to assistant director at the Student Health Center; ext. 1610.

Maritess Buslon
, administrative secretary, Malek School of Health Professions, ext. 3325.
Tamara Carter, support analyst, Information Technology Services; ext. 5924.

Sarah Holland, digital access/archives associate, Library and Learning Services, ext. 4990.

Elena Hoyler, administrative secretary, Malek School of Health Professions, ext 2582.

Timothy Judge, assistant director, Campus Ministry Association, ext. 1622.

Beth Lucy-Speidel, executive director, HRLA, School of Business Administration; ext. 5916.
Prayers Requested
Please pray for the repose of the soul of Fikremariam dada Aloto, who died on July 8. Ms. Aloto was the grandmother of Girmachew Ayele, Mail Services assistant.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of George T. Doyle, who died on July 1. Mr. Doyle was the father of Dr. Brian Doyle, associate professor of Theology and chair of the Department of Philosophy, Theology, and Religious Studies.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Harriet Fatzinger, who died on July 10. Mrs. Fatzinger was the wife of Glenn Fatzinger, adjunct faculty member, School of Business Administration.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Lydia Ann Van Doren, who died on July 12. Ms. Van Doren was the mother of Dr. Tonya Howe, assistant professor of Literature and Languages.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Irene T. Meden, who died on July 13. Ms. Meden was the mother of Dr. Robert Meden, professor of Interior Design and chair of the Department of Interior Design. 


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