July 24, 2016


The following message is from Facilities Services. 

Campus notice 

While steam lines are being repaired, Simpson Drive (behind the library) will be restricted to one lane of traffic during the following time period: 

July 27, 7 a.m., through July 31, 5 p.m.

For short periods of time, both lanes may be blocked. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Any questions should be directed toward Dan Quann or Teddy Trowbridge at Facilities Services, ext. 1047. 

Richard Blair

Landscape and Grounds Manager

University of Mary Washington




Discounted Office Supplies Collection

Need office supplies for your department?  Stop by the UMW Bookstore and check out our discounted office supplies collection.



Our Price                                                             TSRC Price

Magic Tape:                                                $0.59 each                                                           $1.67 each

Small and Large Paper Clips:                $0.15/box                                           Small: $0.45  Large: $1.12

Clamps:                                                        $0.50/box                                                             $2.63/box

Paper clip dispensers:                            $0.69 each                                                           $3.16 each

(with magnetic top)



While supplies last.

Campus Dining Summer Closing

Dining at the Top of the U.C. will be closing for a short summer break after lunch on Monday, July 25.  The last full day of meal service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be on Friday, July 22.  There will be lunch service only on Monday, and the serving hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Meal service will resume on Monday, Aug. 15. Serving hours for our early arrival meals will be posted on the Campus Dining Facebook page (UMWDining) by early August.  For further information please contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu.

Virginia Sales Tax Holiday

On Aug. 5, 2016, the UMW Bookstore will observe the sales tax holiday on qualifying merchandise. The list of qualifying school supplies, clothing and footwear can be found here: http://www.tax.virginia.gov/sites/tax.virginia.gov/files/LIST%20OF%20QUALIFYING%20SCHOOL%20SUPPLIES%20AND%20CLOTHING.pdf.

While the tax holiday extends through the weekend, the UMW Bookstore will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7.

Parking Lot Repairs in Framar Lot

The following message is from the UMW Parking Management Office: 

Monday July 18, 2016 

Repairs and repaving of the Framar lot is underway; the lot will be closed through August 15 or until complete. 

If you have any questions please contact: 

Jean Elliott

Parking Management Supervisor




A Message from President Troy Paino

Dear Colleagues, 

I want to thank everyone here in the UMW community for the warm welcome you have extended to me and my family over the past couple of weeks.  I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet a number of faculty, staff, and students here on campus and at various events in the Fredericksburg area.  I look forward to meeting many more in the coming weeks and months. 

I am writing at this time to invite all UMW faculty and staff to attend an “All UMW Opening Assembly” on Wednesday, August 17.  As we approach the beginning of a new academic year, I’d like for us to gather together in celebration of our shared commitment to this community and to look forward to the year ahead.  The assembly will be held in Dodd Auditorium in George Washington Hall, beginning at 8:30 a.m.  Light refreshments will be available in the foyer at 8:00 a.m.  I expect that we will conclude no later than 9:30. 

I hope that this assembly will become a regular annual feature of our work together at UMW.  I look forward to seeing you on August 17 and to an exciting new academic year. 

Best wishes, 




Closure of BAC Track Extended to August 2016

The following message is from Facilities Services and the Department of Athletics: 

Construction work for track improvements at the Battleground Athletic Complex is projected to continue through the end of this month.  Though completion is near, application of the finish surface to the paved track will commence on or about Monday, July 18.  This work requires keeping the track closed.  The gravel jogging path remains open and available for continued use.  We ask all daily users of the jogging path to be attentive while construction activity is ongoing.  We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding.  If you have any questions, please contact Rob Johnston at 654-1299.


New Overtime Rules

Dear Faculty and Staff: 

Listed below are the times and dates of the information sessions on the  New Overtime Rules (see email below).  During this time we will share a general overview of the new rules, the impact on our work at UMW, and our roll out plan. All classified employees and A/P faculty are encouraged to attend.  Supervisors must attend and will be asked to sign in. 

We look forward to your questions.  Mark your Calendars!    

Fredericksburg Campus:  All sessions will be held in the HCC Digital Auditorium

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday, August 26, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. to noon   

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 –10:00 to noon

Tuesday, September 13, 2016- 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  

Stafford Campus:  we are happy to schedule a session there,  but strongly encourage our Stafford colleagues to join the larger community discussions on the Fredericksburg campus  

Thank You, 



Inventory is Underway

Procurement Services manages the physical inventory of University fixed assets on a year-round basis.  The summer months provide a nice window of opportunity to visit certain buildings with minimal disruption of academic schedules. We ask all departments to welcome Mary Frances Gallagher into your department.  Mary Frances replaces John Romine, who retired in April. Thank you in advance for assistance and cooperation. Questions may be directed to Dale Elethorp, ext. 5872, or Erma Baker, ext. 1228.

A Message from President Paino: State Budget

Dear Colleagues,

The state budget passed by the 2016 General Assembly included funding for a 3% salary increase for faculty and staff effective November 10, 2016.  The allocation of these funds, however, was contingent upon the state meeting specific revenue thresholds for the 2015-16 fiscal year.  Although fiscal year revenue collections grew from the prior year, the growth was not sufficient to meet the financial benchmark required to move forward automatically with the planned salary increase.

The Governor and the General Assembly have made salary increases for state employees a top priority, so we now await their collective response to news of this shortfall.  Absent any additional action in the next few months, funding for employee salary increases will likely become part of the state budget process for amending the budget in the next regular session of the General Assembly (January 2017).

We will continue to monitor the situation and pass along any additional information as it becomes available to us.

Please let me or Rick Pearce, Vice President for Administration and Finance & CFO, know if you have any questions.