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Special Post-Blizzard Edition

Editor’s Note: The February 8 issue of InsideMU was not published due to the interruption in the University’s activities during the historic blizzard. This issue takes its place. We will resume our normal publication schedule with the next issue, Feb. 22.

Upcoming Events


Monday, Feb. 15 – CAC basketball doubleheader vs. Salisbury; women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s at 8 p.m.; Verizon Sports Arena. The women’s team will host “Pink Zone,” the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s national campaign to raise awareness of, and funds for, breast cancer research. Players will wear pink uniforms and fans are encouraged to wear pink and donate funds to show their support.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Master of Education Catholic School Leadership Program Virtual Chat, 7-8 p.m. Register here and log in on the day of the chat. For details, call Jordi Izzard at ext. 5905.

Tuesday, Feb. 16 (and Thursday, Feb. 18) – Movie: The Princess and The Frog, Bernie’s, 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Ash Wednesday Masses, Sacred Heart of Mary Chapel; 7:30 a.m., noon, and 9:30 p.m.; ashes will be distributed at each service.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – CAC basketball doubleheader vs. Mary Washington; women’s game at 6 p.m., men’s at 8 p.m.; Verizon Sports Arena.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Standup comedian and actor Kyle Dunnigan, 9:30 p.m., Bernie’s.

Thursday, Feb. 18 – Chapel Choir Rehearsal, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Fireplace Room, The Lodge. For details, call Dot Whitt at ext. 1607.

Friday, Feb. 19 – School of Health Professions Information Session Luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Ballston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. For details, call Jennifer Webb at ext. 5902.

Friday, Feb. 19 – Master of Education Cohort Program Luncheon and Information Session, 11:30 a.m., Reston Center. Register at www.marymount.edu/infosession. For details, call Jordi Izzard at ext. 5905.

Saturday, Feb. 20 – RefWorks Workshop, 2 p.m. Learn how to use an online subscription database to format bibliographies electronically. No registration necessary; just come to the Reference Desk, Reinsch Library. For details, call Kate Absher at ext. 1644.

News You Can Use


SPRING IN THE HOLY LAND: Campus Ministry is organizing a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 2010. Faculty, staff, and students are welcome. The cost is $2,550 and the deadline to sign up is February 20. For more details, please call Campus Ministry at ext. 1607, stop by the Campus Ministry office in The Lodge and pick up a brochure, or visit www.gtrpilgrimage.com.



Since November, Dr. Virginia Bianco-Mathis, professor of Human Resources and chair of the department (HR, LA, HCM), has been a featured panelist for the “On Success” blog at washingtonpost.com. Her blog entries address all aspects of what success means. To read Dr. Mathis's entries, visit her page at “On Success”.

Dr. Tammy Davis, associate professor of Psychology, was recently elected to the 2010 Governing Board of the American School Counselor Association as counselor educator vice president.

Several Marymount faculty presented papers or chaired sessions at The Annual Washington D.C. Business Research Forum in collaboration with Howard University School of Business and The National HBCU (Historically Black College and University) Business Deans Roundtable, held in Washington, DC, Jan. 8-9, 2010:

Dr. Alyson Eisenhardt, assistant professor of Health Care Management, Dr. Michelle Liu, assistant professor of Information Technology, and Dr. Diane Murphy, associate professor of Information Management and chair of the Department of Information Technology and Management Science, co-authored the paper “Responding to the Global Crisis: Developing an Undergraduate Program in Health Information Management.” Drs. Eisenhardt and Liu presented the paper at the conference.

Dr. Eisenhardt and Susanne Bruno Ninassi, J.D., assistant professor of Legal Administration, co-authored and presented the paper “Identifying Ethical Issues in Healthcare.”

Dr. Behnaz Z. Quigley, professor of Accounting, presented the paper “Decision Making with Relationship to Fraudulent Behavior, Cases of Madoff and Kreuger,” co-authored with Mary Jane Eichorn, Navy Federal Credit Union’s Investor Reporting Specialist. Dr. Quigley also chaired the Accounting and Finance session of the conference.

Dr. Diane Murphy, associate professor of Information Management, gave a presentation entitled “Technology as an Enabler of Change” on Feb. 2 at the How America Really Works 2010 Symposium, organized for the National Union of Kuwaiti Students at The Catholic University of America.

Jacqueline Anderson, Library Promotions associate, ext. 3830.

Robert Miller, Learning Resource Center associate, ext. 6988.