July 26, 2017

Have You Seen Our Flatbed Cart?

The flatbed cart belonging to the University Bookstore was loaned out last month and has not found its way home.  It seems likely that it was set aside and forgotten about. We would be grateful if you would please look around in your building, store room, and closets and let us know if it turns up. It was made in a shop class at MWC way back before we can remember. It has a metal handle, a wooden flatbed, approx. 3’x5′ and very squeaky wheels. UMW Bookstore is written across it. Thank you!

University Updates

The following message is from the Office of Administration and Finance: 

A number of administrative offices in George Washington Hall recently have relocated within the building. When sending mail or visiting offices, be sure to consult the directory on the first floor of GW or the online directory — http://www.umw.edu/directory/?s=george%20washington%20hall — for current locations.

Second, over the last year, Fredericksburg City’s Parking Task Force conducted a Parking Study of the downtown and University areas. As a result of the study, a number of parking changes have been recommended to City Council. Most relevant for the UMW community is that the “No UMW Student” signs would be removed, but the resident-only parking areas in College Heights and College Terrace would be expanded significantly.  In addition, at least some portion of College Avenue may be converted to 2-hour parking. If these proposals are approved by Council, first implementation steps will likely occur in January 2018.

While these changes are still evolving, given the implications for students, staff, and faculty, as well as for our Fredericksburg campus events, we wanted to let the UMW community know as soon as possible.  UMW is establishing a committee to develop a plan for maximizing the effective use of existing on-campus parking resources, and to coordinate parking solutions with the City of Fredericksburg. 

We will keep the UMW community updated as this process continues to develop.

Richard Pearce
Vice President for Administration and Finance


Water Outage

The following message is from the department of Facilities Services.

We will be working on the two fire hydrants near Willard Hall and Virginia Hall on Thursday, July 20th.  Beginning at 5 p.m. there will be a water outage for about 3 hours.  The buildings that will be affected during this outage are: 

Willard Hall

Virginia Hall

Monroe Hall

Lee Hall

Trinkle Hall

Ball Hall

Custis Hall

Madison Hall

University Center — Domestic water (not fire protection) 

Please contact Dan Quann with any questions, 540-654-2023.  Thank you for your patience during this time. 


Additional Copier Training Opportunities

The following message is from Business Services. 

Greetings, UMW Community, 

Anyone who is interested in additional training on the new copy machines (MFD’s) is invited to attend one of the following sessions being held in the Eagle One Card Office next week: 

Monday 7/17/2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday 7/18/2017,  8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Friday 7/21/2017, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

The implementation team thanks you for your support throughout this week’s deployment. 

Kind regards, 

Kathy Sandor

Interim Director, Business Services

University of Mary Washington




Leave Share Donations Needed

If you have any questions about the leave share program, please contact Denise Frye at dfrye2@umw.edu 

Dear Colleagues 

A University employee  has requested leave share donations due to the documented illness of a family member.  Your consideration is appreciated.  Classified employees may donate only annual leave in eight (8) hour increments (ex., 8,16,32… hours).  A/P faculty may donate annual and sick leave in increments of full days  ( 1,2,3 …days).   

To Donate Leave:

Please fill out the attached form to authorize our Payroll Office to withdraw leave from your leave balance(s).  Forms should be forwarded to Office of Human Resources at dfrye2@umw.edu for processing.  In the interest of privacy, names of recipients are not shared.  Leave is given to recipient(s) on an as needed basis per pay period in leave without pay (LWOP) status.  

Thank You



Facilitators for the Common Read Needed

The UMW Common Read is one of the first opportunities to engage the incoming first-year students with classmates, upper-class students, faculty and staff in a shared intellectual experience, which can promote critical exchange of ideas and create a sense of community. The Common Read for 2017 is Hidden Figures. The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly. We are hoping that you will join the discussion on the morning of Aug. 25 at 9 a.m. First-year students from the same FSEM course will discuss the book with one to two faculty, staff or upper class students. We will provide questions and supporting information in advance to help guide the discussions. We hope that you will join in welcoming the first-year students and participating in the fruitful discussions that will kick off their academic experiences at UMW. If you would like to volunteer to co-facilitate a discussion group, please indicate your interest (or check to make sure that you are already participating) on the following google sheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DrRUIaR5MaZ0Qdv-zAaPv4Spnv0uJdmODe2aZ-63BRE/edit#gid=0. If you are teaching an FSEM course, you will be assigned to your group of students unless you indicate otherwise. Please let us know if you have any questions or need a copy of the book.

Thank you,

Kelli Slunt

Tim O’Donnell

Mary Wash Moves – Finish Strong!

We have enjoyed the camaraderie, competition seen during this wellness challenge!

This challenge ends on Friday at noon, so be sure you get your steps entered!! (ALL steps, even if they happened in the past!)

**Remember, the winning team receives a free personal training consultation.

Don’t forget to track your steps using this document: http://bit.ly/2rIUff7

UMW Book Club to Meet Aug. 16

The UMW Book Club will meet on Wednesday, August 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Bookstore. The book selection this month is any title by Carrie Fisher.  Both club members and visitors are welcome.  Contact Margaret Mock at ext. 1017 with questions.

Important Notice about Willard Hall

Earlier this summer, a steam line underneath Willard Hall ruptured, resulting in significant damage to the building. The damage from the rupture was extensive enough that the residence hall had to be closed immediately. That situation has accelerated the University’s move to take Willard, one of two original buildings on campus, offline for construction, originally slated to begin a year from now.

The Office of Residence Life and Housing is in the process of accommodating those students who were assigned to live in Willard Hall in the upcoming academic year. The majority will be housed in Bushnell Hall, which had been slated for closure in the 2017-2018 session in order to allow for some minor renovations and upgrades. The UMW facilities staff has shifted its priorities and is making necessary enhancements to provide space in Bushnell for students displaced from Willard. In addition, some other available rooms in Virginia Hall and elsewhere on campus will provide additional spaces for intended Willard residents.


Message from Human Resources

The following message is from the Office of Human Resources:

Dear UMW Faculty and Staff,

I am excited to launch the first phase of a more comprehensive approach to training opportunities and requirements for faculty and staff.

Of special note is our partnership with the College of Business to offer the new Supervisor Essentials series.

Here is a listing of the current offerings.  I look forward to having you join us.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Terri Arthur

Employee Relations

Human Resources

University of Mary Washington

GW – 2nd Floor – Room 201

Phone: 540-654-2051

email: tlockhar@umw.edu