December 17, 2017

Rita Dunston: Making the Grade

UMW Registrar Rita Dunston and her team in Lee Hall rock and roll all year long. From registration to graduation, Dunston juggles GPAs, transcripts, diplomas and data … tons and tons of data. But, by far, semester’s end – with final grades looming – is among the most hectic times on her schedule and on her mess of a desk. [Read more…]

Chef Will: A Matter of Taste

As steam swirls around him and savory smells fill the air, Sodexo Executive Chef William Allison is in his element. His utensils expertly scrape across the flat-top grill, flipping and tossing colorful vegetables and seasoned meats for the swarm of students about to enter the top floor of UMW’s University Center. [Read more…]

UMW Senior Scores on the Court and in the Classroom

The ball whooshes through the net as Kendall Parker’s sneakers skim across court. The crowd’s cheers rebound from wall to wall. Excitement courses through the air. During her four years as a player on the UMW women’s basketball team, the senior guard has broken the school record for 3-pointers in a game, scoring nine 3-pointers […]


Musicians and music enthusiasts will fill the University of Mary Washington’s Dodd Auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., for Jazz4Justice™, a special concert hosted by the UMW Jazz Ensemble. This special concert, sponsored by the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and Legal Aid Works℠, will donate the net proceeds to benefit the UMW Jazz […]

Former NFL Executive to Give Talk at UMW

Tola Murphy-Baran, the first female senior executive of the National Football League, will give a talk at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, Oct. 19. Murphy-Baran’s discussion, “If I Hear ‘Pardon My French’ One More Time…Perspectives from the NFL’s First Female Senior Executive,” will focus on the topic of women in sports and the […]

“Green Fire” Documentary and Discussion to Focus on Sustainability

A screening of Green Fire, a documentary about renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, and a discussion will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center at the University of Mary Washington. Green Fire focuses on Leopold’s most famous book, “A Sand County Almanac,” a […]

UMW Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the University of Mary Washington will spread messages of awareness and prevention throughout the month of October. Planned by student leaders, the Office of Title IX and local survivor support programs, the sponsored activities will focus on bystander intervention, prevention and available support services. Among the activities, UMW […]