November 26, 2015

Comfort Zone Camp: CVC Spotlight

Grieve. Heal. Grow.


About Comfort Zone Camp

Comfort Zone Camp is a nonprofit 501(c)3 bereavement camp that transforms the lives of children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. The free camps include confidence building programs and age-based support groups that break the emotional isolation grief often brings. Comfort Zone Camps are offered to children 7-17, and are held year-round across the country. We have offices in California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Virginia.

Our Mission

Comfort Zone provides grieving children with a voice, a place and a community in which to heal, grow and lead more fulfilling lives.

Our Vision

Comfort Zone envisions a world where grieving children are not forgotten or left to grieve alone, and are supported by a wide community that understands and appreciates them.

Comfort Zone Camp offers partnership opportunities with organizations who share our mission and are interested in bringing our camp program and services to their local area. We offer four camp models, one day through four day overnight. Contact us to discuss bringing Comfort Zone Camp to you via a partnership.

Our Reach

Comfort Zone Camp has hosted campers from nearly all 50 States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Comfort Zone launched to start a discussion about the impact of loss and build a community of support for those living with loss. Hello Grief offers an online community where you can share and remember loved ones by creating interactive memorial walls, writing blog posts, and connecting in the forums. Hello Grief also posts weekly stories from people living with loss, and coping strategies provided by grief experts.

TIAA CREF Representative at UMW Campus, Nov. 23

Our TIAA CREF Representative will be on campus on Monday, Nov. 23 2015 in George Washington Hall, Room 106 for individual counseling sessions concerning your Optional Retirement Plan, 403(b) Tax Deferred Savings Plan or Cash Match Plan. Schedule your appointment at

IT Support Services – Notice of UMW Wireless Network Changes

What is happening?

Beginning on Monday, Nov. 16 at 7 a.m., the wireless networks known as “UMW” and “UMW Guest” will require a new login process.  Due to a failure of the old wireless login system, users have not been required to login to utilize “UMW” and “UMW Guest” wireless for the past several weeks.  On Monday, users will once again be required to login to access “UMW” and the “UMW Guest,” utilizing a new login system.  IT staff is still working to setup “UMW Secured” wireless, so it WILL NOT be available for several more weeks.

What is the plan?

Starting at 7 a.m. on 11/16, “UMW” and “UMW Guest” wireless will be taken offline.  At 7:15 a.m., the wireless networks will come back online utilizing the new login system.  This new login will be required for all mobile devices accessing the wireless network.

What do I need to do to connect?

“UMW” Wireless”  ALL UMW USERS WITH UMW ACCOUNTS SHOULD USE THE “UMW” WIRELESS NETWORK.  The “UMW” wireless network is configured to allow access to university resources, including Library resources and connections to UMW systems that the “UMW Guest” network will not permit.  Simply enter your NetID and Password, click the box to accept the terms of service, and click the “Login” button to access this wireless network.  Once you are logged in to “UMW,” users have access for 7 days before being required to login again.

“UMW Guest”  This network is provided for university guests.  It allows access to the internet only.  Users are required to create a guest login, or as an convenience, utilize a user’s current Google or Facebook credentials to login.  Once logged in to “UMW Guest,” users have access for 24 hours before being required to login again.

How do I get assistance?

If you experience any issues with this process, the Help Desk will open early on Monday beginning at 7 a.m.  Please contact us at 540-654-2255,  or bring your mobile device to the Help Desk in Hurley Convergence Center room 112.

The new login screens you will see beginning on Monday, 11/16 will look similar to this:

Required Training on Sexual Assault

To Members of the UMW Community,

All of us are aware of the issues of sexual assault and sexual misconduct on college and university campuses across the nation.  Last year, I appointed a UMW Task Force on Sexual Assault to study these issues and to make recommendations for how we can make improvements in addressing them here at Mary Washington.

One of the recommendations of the Task Force that I strongly support is that all faculty and staff complete on-line sexual assault and harassment training.  I am pleased to notify you that this training and education  program is now ready to launch.  The course will begin this week and will be provided through the Global Knowledge Center.  The name of the training is:  Intersections:  Preventing Discrimination and Harassment Course.  It is a two-hour course that can be stopped and restarted where you leave off, so that it does not have to be completed in a single session.

I soon will be completing the course myself, as will all members of my administration.  It is required for all UMW faculty, administrators, and staff—it is simply that important.  I ask everyone who works here at the University of Mary Washington to embrace this effort.

This course will help us to maintain a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.  Additionally it will provide faculty and staff with the tools and knowledge to recognize and report sexual misconduct and assault in accordance with US Department of Education requirements.

You will soon be receiving additional information on how to access the training module.  Thank you in advance for your support—I am confident that we all want to make a difference on our campus regarding these issues.


Richard V. Hurley



Fire System Testing During Winter Break

Campus Fire Safety will be conducting its semi-annual fire system testing over the winter break. Most testing will occur while the University is closed for winter break. The full schedule is available below.

If you have conflicts with the schedule below, please contact Briant Atkins, campus fire safety officer, at (540)654-2108 or

2015-2016 UMW Winter Fire Alarm

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America’s VetDogs: CVC Spotlight (01408)

Our Mission: To help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence.

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America’s VetDogs® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves the needs of disabled veterans from all eras who have honorably served our country. VetDogs provides guide dogs for individuals who are blind or have low vision; hearing dogs for those who have lost their hearing later in life; service dogs for those with other physical disabilities; facility dogs as part of the rehabilitation process in military and VA hospitals, and PTSD service dogs to help mitigate the effects of PTSD in an effort to provide the emotional and physical support needed.

In 2003, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind (VetDogs parent organization) recognized the need for an assistance dog program for veterans that would incorporate guide dogs, service dogs, and innovative training techniques. America’s VetDogs was created and incorporated to give veterans easy access to the best services possible to improve their lives.

In 2015, VetDogs expanded its programs to include first responders, including fire, police and emergency medical personnel.

All of our services are provided at no cost to veterans and first responders. Our funding comes from the generous contributions of individuals, corporations, foundations, businesses, and service and fraternal clubs.

Staff Advisory Council – 2015 Election

If you have not voted for new members of the S.A.C., please take a moment to cast your ballot: Cast your ballot!

The Staff Advisory Council (S.A.C.) represents the interests of wage, classified, and administrative professional employees throughout the University of Mary Washington. We so appreciate those who have served on the Council; it is now time to elect the next group of S.A.C. members.  Thirteen of your colleagues have agreed – should they be elected – to take up the challenge to represent you as a member of the S.A.C..

Each nominee was asked to provide a brief statement about why s/he is interested in serving on the S.A.C.  Each candidate was also asked to indicate how s/he feels the S.A.C. can partner with the next UMW President.  The panel of candidates and their statements are available on the S.A.C. Website.  Once you have reviewed the information, please take a moment to vote for your colleagues.

The 2015 Election will close at 5pm on November 16.

Thank you for your time, your support, and thoughtful consideration of nominees for the S.A.C.

Elections Committee Staff Advisory Council

MyTime Mobile is here!

Good morning,

We listened and heard your needs concerning the use of the mobile application for MyTime.

We are pleased to announce that the mobile application (Kronos Mobile) of MyTime is now available for the following devices:

  • iPhone (optimized for 5 and higher) – download available on the App Store (Kronos Mobile)
  • Android – download available from the Google Play Store (Kronos Mobile)

MyTime mobile is to be used at the discretion of the mobile device owner but in accordance with your departmental procedures.  Data fees incurred by use of the app are the responsibility of the device owner.

Your MyTime mobile login credential is your Net ID and password and upon first login, the server address of will need to be entered.

MyTime mobile is optional and provided as a convenience tool to be used in addition to the computer.  The mobile application does not replace all functions of the computer application.  A MyTime Mobile Guide is on the Payroll website under MyTime.  This guide should be reviewed for download instructions and functionality limitations prior to your use of MyTime mobile.

NOTE:  Employees with more than one position are currently unable to use the transfer function on mobile devices and will need to continue to use the computer for transferring between primary and secondary jobs.

If you have any questions or issues with MyTime mobile, please contact the UMW Helpdesk at 654-2255 or  A help desk ticket will be entered and a MyTime team member will reply.



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


UMW Participates in Earthquake Drills

UMW was among a record 2.3 million SouthEast residents who improved their earthquake safety in October, out of more than 22.6 million around the world. Over 43.8 million people are registered to participate in Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills in 2015. More than 22.6 million people held their drill on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m. along with UMW. UMW’s participation counts in a total that exemplifies the power of coming together and improving safety.

For tips about what to during an earthquake, visit

Business Services eUpdate–November 2015

Business Services eUpdate–November 2015

Business Services





fall4UMWwebsiteFittedCome to the Bookstore on November 16 for great prices on select merchandise!

  • Short sleeve tee $4.99
  • Long sleeve tee $9.99
  • Hoodie $11.99

Sale begins at 10 a.m. and continues while supplies last!


STOP Hunger Food Drive

The University of Mary Washington has launched its 10th annual STOP Hunger Food Drive to alleviate hunger in the local community. Donations will be taken through Saturday, November 14. Collection bins will be available on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus in dining facilities and the UMW Bookstore.

Bring non-perishable food items between now and November 13, and receive 15% off one regularly priced UMW clothing or insignia item.*

For more information, click here.

*Some restrictions may apply.


UMW Book Club

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has been selected for the next meeting, to be held on Wednesday, November 18 at 12 p.m. in the Bookstore. Immortal Lifewas this year’s Common Read for freshmen, and the author will speak at the January 28, 2016, Great Lives series. Contact Margaret Mock via email or at (540) 654-1652 if you would like to join us.


Go Eagles!

Support the Eagles Basketball Teams at the November 21st opening games of the Hyatt Tipoff Tournament!

UMW Mobile store will be on-site for your Eagle Spirit Wear needs!


UMW Textbook Buyback

Has the Bookstore received your course material adoptions? Help us buy back from students: get adoptions to before the start of buyback, December 7-11.


Employee Appreciation Winter Sale

On December 14-18 in the UMW Bookstore, faculty and staff receive 20% off entire purchase of regularly priced UMW clothing, gifts, and insignia!


Holiday Market

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Introducing our first annual Holiday Market! Join us on December 2 from 3-7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom to shop for goods from local businesses, artisans, and school groups.

Procurement Services


eVA Changes Ahead

To support the Commonwealth of Virginia accounting system migration, all UMW vendors must be registered in eva, with the exception of credit card orders (PCO).  If you have upcoming or recurring purchases to non-registered (non-PCO) vendors, please encourage them to register promptly to avoid a delay in the order process.


eVA, Your Browsing History, and You

Do you use IE 11 to access eVA? When updating your compatibility settings (refer to of the eVA website for full details), you should uncheck the box next to “Delete Browsing History,” so the changes you make to your browser settings are not lost after you close your browser!

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Bookbinding Vendor

If you have any bookbinding needs, you might consider South Winds Bindery, a local vendor providing the timeless craft of book restoration and hand binding. UMW Small Business Outreach Office worked with Anna Sawyer of South Winds Bindery to get her business eVA and SWaM registered. While she is awaiting SWaM approval, please take time and look at her website.


UMW Supplier Expo…Save the Date

UMW Supplier Expo

The University of Mary Washington Office of Procurement Services invites you to save the date for our first annual UMW Supplier Expo on February 26, 2016.

This will be a great opportunity for UMW Department Buyers to meet and network with vendors, learn about new products or services, and view product demonstrations. Attendees include TSRC, Dove Medical, Pepsico, and more!

More info to come in the new year–stay tuned!


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Copier Supplies

Need supplies for your copier? Toner and staples are free. Just call or email the Copy Center and we will send them over to you.

In a rush? Let us know and we will send someone with the supplies as quickly as we can. If you have questions, email or call (540) 654-1935.

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Off Campus Merchants

Please support our off-campus merchant partners:
Baba Ganoush
Chipotle (Central Park location)
Country Cookin’
CVS (by hospital)
Home Team Grill
Noodles & Co
Pizza Hut
Pancho Villa

You can use your EagleOne card at any of these locations!


UMW Discounts

Remember to ask for discounts! Many local businesses offer discounts to UMW students and employees, as long as you show your EagleOne card.

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Intercampus Mail

If you are sending mail up to the Stafford campus, please keep in mind travel time. Mail is picked up by the courier at the UMW Post Office every afternoon and then it is taken to Stafford the next day.

Questions? Call (540) 654-1049, or email.