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 November 1, 2010


Monday, Nov. 1 - Tune in to WJLA-TV (Channel 7) at 7:30 tonight: Marymount’s own Dr. Silvio Menzano, director of the Counseling Center, will be one of the contestants on “Jeopardy!”

Wednesday, Nov. 3 - Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lee Center Atrium. Members of the Student Nurses Association, which is sponsoring the drive, will be on hand to assist the Red Cross. For details, contact Kathleen Schaefer at ext. 6923.

Wednesday, Nov. 3 - Poet and novelist Richard McCann, who teaches at American University, will read selections of his poems, noon to 1 p.m., Lee Reception Room, Reinsch Library. Light refreshments will be provided.

Thursday, Nov. 4 - Criminal Justice Administration and Policy Graduate Program Online Chat, 1 to 2 p.m. This new program is almost entirely online and starts in summer 2011. Register here to participate in chat session. For details, contact Jackie Bibler in Graduate Admissions at ext. 5908.

Friday, Nov. 5 - School of Business Administration Graduate Programs Information Session and Luncheon, noon, Ballston Center. Register here. For details, call ext. 5902.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 - Reston Center Graduate Business Programs Information Session, 6:30 p.m., Reston Center. Register here. For details, call ext. 5902.

Wednesday, Nov. 10 - Reston Center Master of Education Cohort Program and Professional Development Schools Program Information Session, 6:30 p.m., Reston Center. Register here. For details, call ext. 5902.

Thursday, Nov. 11 - Musician and singer Rudy Currence and comedian Steve Caouette, 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Sunday, Nov. 14 - Campus Visit Day for prospective undergraduate students, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, call ext. 1500 or e-mail cvd@marymount.edu.

Monday, Nov. 15 - Presentation by Freedom Writer Maria Reyes, followed by a book-signing and reception, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Reinsch Library Auditorium. There is no need to register. For details, call ext. 5901.

Monday, Nov. 15 - Publication date of the next issue of InsideMU. Deadline for submission of materials for this issue is Monday, Nov. 8. Send submissions to insidemu@marymount.edu.

Benefits Open Enrollment: Marymount’s 2011 Benefits Open Enrollment period is Nov. 1-12. New this year is the ability to enroll through the MU portal, using your Marymount ID and passcode to access Marynet.

Online, you can review your current choices for medical, dental, and vision coverage, and confirm or change these choices for yourself and your dependents. Even if you are making no changes from your current choices, you must re-enroll. If you don’t re-enroll, your benefits coverage will end on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2010 and you won’t be able to sign up for coverage until the Benefits Open Enrollment period for 2012, at this time next year.

You should already have received by e-mail a statement of your current benefits choices. If you haven’t, or if you have questions, please contact Human Resource Services at ext. 1680.

Faculty Teaching Fellowship: The Center for Teaching Excellence announces that the deadline to submit applications for the Faculty Teaching Fellowship has been extended to Monday, Nov. 15. The CTE has four fellowships available for the spring 2011 semester. The fellowship consists of a one-semester course release to support development and implementation of an innovative teaching project. Full-time faculty members who are not receiving other course releases are eligible to apply. For application criteria, examples of innovative teaching projects, and other details, call Cindy Mitchell at ext. 5761.

Government Jobs and Internships: The Career and Internship Center is hosting a Government Job and Internship Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Lee Center Atrium. The fair is open to all MU students and alumni.

Linda Siam, CIC employer relations and programs coordinator, says, “Some agencies do hire international students as interns, so these students should also attend the fair. Everyone should dress in professional attire and bring copies of their résumé.”

At latest count, 11 federal and local government agencies had registered to have booths at the fair, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the City of Alexandria, the Congressional Federal Credit Union, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Department of State, Fairfax County, the Secret Service, the Transportation Security Administration, the Treasury Department, the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Students can register by logging in to their CICWeb account, where they can also view an updated list of agencies attending. Visit here to create a CICWeb account. For details, contact Ms. Siam at ext. 5960.

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Campus Ministry is sponsoring a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit families in the community that need assistance. You can contribute money, canned food, other non-perishable food items, or an entire Thanksgiving meal. Donations are being accepted until Friday, Nov. 19. Donation boxes have been placed in the back of the Main Chapel and at the Campus Ministry office in The Lodge. For more details, please call Ashton Mallon at ext. 1607.

Week On Writing Results: Freshman Elyssa Giordano ’14, a Politics major from Waldwick, NJ, won a $25 gift card to the Marymount Barnes and Noble bookstore. The gift card was the prize raffled among those who blogged on the Sustainable U website during Marymount’s Week on Writing, Oct. 18-22.

The Letters at Lunch activity netted 31 letters, with addresses ranging from Alabama to Zimbabwe, written on stationery provided and stamped by the DISCOVER Center.

Organized Graffiti was another popular activity, with giant sheets of paper at seven locations scribbled to the margins. In addition, several student publications and works were on display in the Reinsch Library, next to faculty books and articles. On display were blueInk, Magnificat, a design project, and three DSC 101 projects: children’s picture books, a restaurant guide, and color wheels made from found objects.

United Way Campaign: The 2010 United Way Campaign is under way at Marymount. Bernadette Costello, this year’s pledge coordinator, says that giving to United Way supports three of Marymount’s Strategic Plan priorities: capitalizing on the region’s rich resources, building community, and honoring the values and traditions of MU’s Catholic heritage through service to others.

Marymount staff and faculty are asked to consider making a donation to help members of the community in need of assistance. Last year, 19 MU employees gave a total of nearly $3,400 to United Way through payroll deductions and one-time contributions. You can designate your gift to a specific agency or to the general fund.

The last day to submit contribution forms is Friday, Nov. 19. For details, contact Ms. Costello at ext. 1554.

International Photo Contest: From Nov. 8 to 30, in the Lee Center Atrium, the Center for Global Education will showcase photographs by students, faculty, and staff that have been submitted to the annual International Photo Contest. Winners in the student and staff/faculty categories will be announced at the International Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 18. For more details, please call the Center for Global Education at ext. 5763.

Internship Orientation Session: The Career and Internship Center requests that faculty remind students that the last Internship Orientation Session during fall semester is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 5:30 p.m. in Ballston Room 507. Students with at least 70 credit hours can register by e-mail or by using their CICWeb account on the CIC website. There won’t be another Internship Orientation Session until Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. For details, contact the CIC at ext. 5960.

The Faculty and Staff Scholarship: Six Marymount undergraduates currently receive scholarships through the generous support of faculty and staff. Scholarship Fund coordinator Erin Schlesing says the goal is to expand this assistance to include a graduate student for the 2011-12 academic year. Faculty and staff are encouraged to donate to the fund, which currently provides incoming freshmen with $3,000 for tuition, renewable for a recipient’s four years at Marymount, as long as they remain in good academic standing. For details, contact Ms. Schlesing at ext. 1695.
Bennett Fite, formerly a part-time assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, is now a full-time admissions coordinator, ext. 1507.
Dana Purcell, administrative secretary, School of Health Professions, ext. 5960.
Steve Zappalla, coordinator for Graduate Counseling Clinical Experiences, Department of Counseling, ext. 3823.


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