June 25, 2016

Former Faculty Member John H. Reynolds Dies


John H. Reynolds died Tuesday, June 21, 2016, after a long illness.

In 1981, John joined the faculty of Mary Washington College for a one-year assignment sponsored by the Dahlgren Laboratory under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act. The temporary assignment proved so beneficial to MWC that the college persuaded him to make his position permanent. He not only helped to design the program for a major in Computer Science but from 1993 to 1997 served as Chair of the Department of Computer Science and as System Administrator for the department’s Hewlett-Packard network and UNIX operating system. Upon his retirement from Mary Washington in 2004, he received status of Professor Emeritus of Computer Science and also received during graduation the Grellet C. Simpson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 27, at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.



University Bookstore Managers Present at Regional Conference

Kathy Sandor, Bookstore Manager, and DJ Garcia, Course Materials Manager, traveled to Vermont for the NACAS East Regional Conference where they presented on the Inclusive Digital Access (IDA) pilot program, rolled out this past spring. The goal of IDA is to provide greater access and breadth to course materials more efficiently and at more affordable prices. In focusing on providing tools for student success, the University Bookstore hopes to be an exemplar for future learning models.

TIAA-CREF Individual Counseling Sessions Monday, June 27

Our TIAA  Representative will be on campus on Monday, June 27, in GW106 for individual counseling sessions.  Please register at https://publictools.tiaa-cref.org/public/publictools/events/selectWorkPlace for your appointment.  You may also call at 1-800-732-8353.



Join SAC for a MIXER! Come out and spend time with co-workers, meet new people, put a face with a name, network, relax after orientation, and just have fun! SAC is hosting a faculty/staff mixer at Home Team Grill on Wednesday, June 29, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.   Enjoy Home Team’s happy hour pricing until 6 p.m. Make sure you’re there for the door prize giveaway.

Look for information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) changes. HR will be hosting open sessions to discuss the changes and answer your questions.

UMW’s SAC is coordinating with a local school again this year to provide needed school supplies. Collection boxes will be available soon!

Don’t forget to nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. To recognize someone for excellent work simply send an email to eenominations@umw.edu with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department, and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.

Click here to submit comments, questions, suggestions, or issues to SAC. If you wish to remain anonymous, please put “Anonymous” for the name and leave out the email address. SAC’s next meeting is Thursday, July 21 at the Stafford campus. Meetings are open to any UMW faculty or staff member who’d like to attend.  For more information visit http://sac.umwblogs.org/


Important Message about UMW’s Emergency Notification System

The following message is from the Office of Emergency Management and Safety:

Important Message about UMW’s Emergency Notification System:

The University subscribes to an emergency notification provider, RAVE Safety Mobility, for official emergency and inclement weather notices. Today, all new incoming students and new employees will receive an important email directly from RAVE asking them to log in to the UMW Alerts system. Please know that the University has sanctioned that email, and it is essential that you follow the instructions contained in that email.

If you are a member of the UMW community and have not registered for UMW Alerts, we urge you to visit https://www.getrave.com/login/umw. Click on the “Register” tab in the far right-hand corner. After you submit your information, you will receive a message from Christopher Cash in Emergency Management and Safety inviting you to create an account. Once the account is created, please log in to the site and follow the instructions to customize how and in what order you prefer to receive the emergency notices. Please make sure to save your changes.

If you already have registered and want to make updates to your account, please log in to the site at https://www.getrave.com/login/umw and follow the instructions.

For more information, please contact Chris Cash in Emergency Management and Safety at ccash@umw.edu.

New Position for Greta Franklin

Greta Franklin, associate director of the James Farmer Multicultural Center, will be moving to Bloomington, Ill., where she’ll be the Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Illinois Wesleyan University. As the Director, Greta will oversee diversity and social justice initiatives for the campus community and provide support for underrepresented students.   

Greta is an alumna of the University of Mary Washington (when it was Mary Washington College). Her time as a student leader at Mary Washington led her to a career in Student Affairs.  Greta held positions in multicultural affairs and student life at the University of Maryland, College Park, Vassar College, and the Community College of Baltimore County before returning to UMW in 2011 to be the Associate Director of the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

Please be sure to share your best wishes with Greta as she starts this new chapter in her professional career.



Retirement Education Seminar – June 29, 2016

A new Retirement Education Seminar focused on the needs of recent retirees or employees nearing retirement takes place June 29. This seminar, Finish Line – Living in Retirement, covers post-retirement planning and important factors to consider throughout retirement. Industry professionals will cover a broad range of topics, including retirement security, estate planning and health care.



June 29, 2016
CCWA/Reynolds Community College
1651 East Parham Road
Workforce Development Conference Center
Richmond, VA 23228

Banner and other system down time for year-end processing

Fiscal year end is approaching, which brings system(s) down time to accommodate year-end processing.  Please mark your calendar that Banner will be down from 3:00 on Thursday, June 30, until noon on Friday, July 1. This impacts the Banner production environment, including SSB functionality and any system exchanging data with Banner. 

Please refer to the End of Year System Down Time site for additional detailed information including EaglePay, Admission Deposits etc. 

Finance will make every effort to have the systems restored as quickly as possible. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience. 

Allyson P. Moerman, CPA.CITP, CGFM, CGMA

Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller

University of Mary Washington


540-654-1168 – fax



1301 College Avenue


Fredericksburg, VA  22401


The Tragedy in Orlando

The following message is from the Office of Student Affairs: 

Dear UMW Students, Faculty, and Staff: 

As you are aware, this weekend our country was once again shaken by profound violence and the senseless loss of life that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.  

When atrocities happen in the world, it serves as a chance for reflection about who we are as a community and what it means to be at Mary Washington. Consistent with our community values, we condemn violence in all forms. We stand by our students who identify as LGBTQ; we stand with our Muslim friends and with all people committed to various faiths in condemning the isolated actions of the gunman.  

For students who feel particularly vulnerable or who would like to talk with a counselor, the Talley Center for Counseling Services is open this summer and is available to provide assistance during this difficult time.  The Talley Center can be reached at 540-654-1053. 


Tevya Zukor, Ph.D., CGP

Director & Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Talley Center for Counseling Services

540-654-1053 or tzukor@umw.edu



Parking Notice for Summer Orientation

The following message is from the Office of Parking Management:

Greetings Campus Community:

UMW will host new students for Summer Orientation during the second half of June. This process is very important to help our new students and their families acclimate to the University community. Your support in creating a welcoming atmosphere for these campus guests is greatly appreciated.  Each orientation session is two days in duration and the parking for guests will vary depending on their first or second event day.

As part of this process, the orientation committee has outlined the needed parking for orientation. This may alter where you will need to park during these days, so please plan accordingly.

Orientation Student/Guest Parking Only

Day 1 for each session

 6/16, 6/17,  6/20 6/21, 6/23, 6/27 6/28                 Note: this does not include 6/22, 6/24 & 6/29

  • GW
  • Inbound/Outbound Double Drive
  • Jefferson Square
  • Randolph/Mason lot
  • Russell/Marshall lots                                          Note: Marshall STP Move-In only on 6/17

Day 2 for each session

 6/17 , 6/21 6/22, 6/24, 6/28, 6/29                          Note: this does not include 6/23 & 6/27

  • Anderson Center reserved for Handicapped Only
  • Jefferson Square
  • Randolph/Mason lot
  • Russell/Marshall lots

NOTE:  All designated handicapped parking spaces are exempt and those spaces remain accessible.

Contact Parking Management  at 540-654-1129, if you have questions.