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October 17, 2011


Monday, Oct. 17 - Dollar Dinner with guest speaker Dr. Art Bennett, who will discuss “The Four Temperaments.” If you ever wondered why you have the personality you do or why you click with certain people, then join this Campus Ministry-sponsored event at 5 p.m. in the Gerard Lobby. The guest speaker at the Monday, Oct. 24, Dollar Dinner (also at 5 p.m. in the Gerard Lobby) will be Brother Cajetan Cuddy, O.P., whose topic will be “Living Life to the Fullest.” Everyone in the Marymount community is welcome. For details, contact Campus Ministry at ext. 1607.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Innovations in Teaching and Scholarship, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ballston Center. Wondering what interesting things your faculty colleagues are up to? Find out at Innovations 2011. View the full program to see who's presenting. For questions and to register, e-mail the Center for Teaching Excellence, or call ext. 5761.

Wednesday, Oct. 19 - Ethics Award Presentation, 7:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. Dr. Richard E. Grant, M.D., professor of orthopedic surgery at Case Western Reserve University Medical School in Cleveland, OH, will receive the Marymount University Ethics Award.The award presentation and remarks by Dr. Grant will be followed by a reception in the Barry Art Gallery.

Monday, Oct. 24 (through Oct. 31) - Ready for some early trick-or-treating? The Marymount Barnes & Noble Bookstore will hand out free candy from its buyback window, located directly in front of the Bookstore. No costume necessary!

Thursday, Oct. 27 - Health Benefits Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lee Center Atrium. All employees are invited to this fair to explore the offerings of MU’s benefit vendors, including CareFirst, United Concordia, Eye-Med, HFS (new Flexible Spending Account vendor), UNUM (new Life and Disability vendor), Liberty Mutual, TIAA-Cref, Gold’s Gym, and others. Representatives will be on hand to answer your questions on health insurance coverage and other benefits. For details, contact Human Resource Services at ext. 1680.

Friday, Oct. 28 - HalloweenFest 2011, a student-run afternoon of supervised trick-or-treating in the residence halls for about 200 children from the Arlington community, many of whom are disadvantaged. There are donation boxes around Main Campus where you can place bags of individually wrapped candies and new and used costumes for ages 5-12 now through Oct. 21. Please include your name with your donation. For questions, call Campus Ministry at ext. 1607.

Monday, Oct. 31 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 24. E-mail your items to insidemu@marymount.edu.


Marymount Introduces Third Doctoral Program: The Department of Counseling has launched the University’s third doctoral degree, a cohort-based, full-time program that will start in fall 2012. The Doctor of Education in Counselor Education and Supervision program is taking applications now through March 1, 2012. Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in Counseling before beginning the program. Counseling Department faculty and Graduate Admissions staff will be on hand to answer questions at an Information Session, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Ballston Center. For details, visit the CES program website, or contact Graduate Admissions at ext. 5901.

Get Your Flu Shot: The Student Health Center will sponsor the only flu shot clinic scheduled for this season at Marymount on Tuesday, Nov. 1, noon to 2 p.m., in the Lee Center Atrium. Flu shots are $25 per person, payable by cash or check only. The clinic is open to staff, faculty, and students, and reservations must be made by Tuesday, Oct. 25. To reserve your shot, e-mail the Student Health Center, or call ext. 1610.

Calling All Foodies: Celebrity chef Mai Pham will visit Marymount on Wednesday, Nov. 9, as part of Sodexo’s nationwide rollout of menus featuring the fresh flavors of Southeast Asia. Chef Pham is owner of the celebrated Lemon Grass Restaurant in Sacramento, CA; a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s advisory board; and the author of several award-winning cookbooks. Her presentations at the Gerard Dining Hall will be as follows:

  • a demonstration with two seatings, at 12:15 and 12:45 p.m., in the Faculty Dining Area. Chef Pham will prepare salad rolls with shrimp, vegetarian salad rolls, and a hoisin dipping sauce, all of which will be available for tasting. This demonstration is open to faculty and staff only.
  • a special Thai and Vietnamese menu at the cold station, as part of the regular dinner service, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Chef Pham will answer questions from diners as she prepares a menu that will feature Thai green chicken curry, chicken pho, vegetarian pho, jasmine rice, and cucumber salad.

For details, e-mail Sodexo Marketing Manager Jill Nabar or call ext. 4993.

An Afternoon of Sacred Music: Save the date: Sunday, Nov. 20, 3 p.m. in the Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel, for a Sacred Music Concert, which will showcase religious musical selections from the 16th century to the present.

The concert will feature the Marymount University Chapel Choir and the Villanova Singers, an all-male choir from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. An a cappella subset of that group, the Villanova Spires, will also sing. Each group will perform several selections on their own, and the concert will culminate with a collaborative performance by all the musicians.

This event is free and open to the entire Marymount community. There is no need to RSVP. For questions, call Campus Ministry at ext. 1607.

Marymount To Host SIFE Regional Conference: Marymount University has been selected to host this year’s Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)/Walgreens Regional Training Conference for the Eastern Region of the United States. This all-day event, involving more than 150 college students, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Ballston Center.

SIFE is a nonprofit organization where business leaders and academic professionals help teams of university students apply business concepts to community outreach projects. The students make a difference in their communities while learning how to be effective business professionals. SIFE teams compete regionally and nationally, based on their community projects. Marymount was selected to host because of its SIFE team’s recent successes, including a First Runner-Up trophy at the Philadelphia SIFE Regional Competition in March 2011.

At the SIFE training conference, students will take part in workshops on topics like leadership and career development. They will also have an opportunity to network with representatives of SIFE partner companies, such as Walgreens, Sam’s Club, and the Campbell Soup Company.

Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting and MU’s SIFE advisor, notes that membership in SIFE is not limited to Business majors, and all undergraduates are welcome.

MU’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore News:
  • Special Requests: If the Bookstore doesn’t carry something you want, e-mail your request to Manager Theresa Kuron.

  • Never Pay Retail! Do you make purchases for a club or department? The Bookstore works with a vendor called Club Colors to provide a wide array of novelty items at wholesale prices. View the Club Colors website to see everything that's available. For details on how to get a 10% discount on your order, contact the bookstore at ext. 1614.

  • NOOK Devices On Display: The Bookstore has a NOOK display where you can try out various versions of the electronic reading tablets, have your questions answered, and purchase a NOOK.



Jef E. Dolan, assistant professor of Communication, gave a lecture to 80 residents at the William A. Keese School of Continuing Education at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD, on Sept. 22. Her topic was “Selling The Candidate: Campaign Communication,” and she used the lens of Aristotle to discuss how candidates use Ethos, Pathos and Logos in campaign rhetoric. The lecture was based on a volunteer course Ms. Dolan gave to the Arlington Learning in Retirement Community in 2008.

Dr. Alyson Eisenhardt, assistant professor of Health Care Management, recently completed three weeks of Navy Reserve time at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, working with the Warrior Family Coordination Cell, which serves wounded warriors and their families. Dr. Eisenhardt has been assisting with streamlining Walter Reed’s patient housing and transporting processes, as it executes its move to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. With the help of Barbara Longnecker, administrative secretary at the School of Business Administration, and Dr. Michelle Liu, assistant professor of Information Technology, Dr. Eisenhardt coordinated the design and development of a database that will be used to track events and donations for the center. Ms. Longnecker developed the database, and Dr. Liu will train center staff. Anyone interested in making a donation for wounded warriors and their families can visit the WFCC website and click on “Donations.”


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