September 21, 2017

Budget Conversations with the President

President Troy Paino will host the first of several “Budget Conversations with the President” informal gatherings on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. UMW faculty and staff are welcome to attend. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts, concerns and ideas concerning the University budget with the President. The next gatherings are scheduled for:

• Monday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116, and
• Thursday, Nov. 30, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in University Hall in the Gates Hudson Building at the Stafford Campus.

Swim Lessons Second Session

UMW Campus Recreation Group Swim Lessons second session registration opens September 24th. Make sure you secure your spot today! Classes begin October 22nd! For more details check out our website, www.campusrec.umw.edu or email us at campusrec@umw.edu

September Business Services eUpdate

Banned Book Week

Business Services

Bookstore

UMW Book Club

The University Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bookstore to discuss A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, a New York Times bestseller. Members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu, if you have questions.

Do You Prefer Warm or Cozy?

Autumn is just around the corner! The Bookstore is celebrating with a one-day-only sales event of Sept. 22. Get 15% off a single UMW insignia item.

For those already longing for the warmer days of summer, mark your calendar for Oct. 9: the Bookstore will take 20% off warm weather gear, like shorts and tanks!

Banned Book Week

In recognition of Banned Books Week, the University Bookstore, the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, and Simpson Library are sponsoring public readings from banned books. Each year, the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and classrooms. Stop by Campus Walk in front of Lee Hall between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28, to hear faculty read excerpts from classics that have been banned or challenged. Copies of banned books will be available for purchase. Read your own banned book!

EagleOne

Off-Campus Discounts

There are a variety of discounts available from our off-campus merchant partners.

  • 10% off when you show EagleOne at Greens & Grains and Home Team Grill’s 1/2 price burger night (with purchase of a beverage)
  • Home Team Grill has Wing Night & Hit Music Bingo on Wednesdays, Trivia on Thursdays, and live music on Fridays
  • “Sip Sip Hooray” punch cards from IHOP available in the EagleOne Card Center: buy 4 specialty beverages, get the 5th free

Parking Management

Family Weekend Parking

The top level of the Alvey Parking Deck is reserved for visitor parking for Family Weekend starting Friday, Sept. 15. The GW lot is also being used over the weekend. Three spots on Double Drive are reserved for a trolley stop on Saturday and Sunday. Lastly, three spots are reserved in the large Monroe lot for speakers to use during Family Weekend starting on Friday.

Don’t Get in a Jam…Park Butter Next Time!

The Parking Management Office has given students the option of paying citation fines with jars of peanut butter and jelly, which will be donated to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank after payments are collected. So far, 10 jars of peanut butter and jelly have been collected. If you are interested in participating, drop off jars at the parking office in Lee Hall by Sept. 18.

Appointment of Parking Task Force

The following message is from the Office of the President:

Dear Campus,

In light of the Fredericksburg City Council’s recent decisions concerning public access to parking on public streets adjacent or near campus, I am appointing a Campus Parking Task Force to recommend what changes, if any, UMW must now make to ensure adequate parking for employees and students.

The city council voted in August to restrict daily parking to two-hours on parts of College Avenue adjacent to campus and parking in the surrounding neighborhoods of College Heights and College Terrace to residents only. These changes go into effect January 1, 2018.

The task force will be chaired by Lynne Richardson, Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, and will include:

  • Charles Tate, Student Success Coordinator
  • Gregg Stull, Chair and Professor of Theatre
  • Melissa Yakabouski, Director of Admissions
  • Jean Elliott, Parking Management Supervisor
  • Justin Rivera, Student
  • John Wiltenmuth, Associate Vice President, Facilities Services

I want to thank these dedicated members of the Mary Washington community for their service. It is important work that must be done within a tight timeframe, so we all owe them our gratitude.

Sincerely,

 

Troy Paino

President

Stafford County Schools Use of Stafford Campus

The following message is from the Office of the Provost: 

Effective September 5, the Stafford County Public School system will be renting space at the Stafford Campus for their Alternative Education Program. The program will be using the first floor offices and classrooms in the Gates Hudson Building. Activity will mostly be during the day between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. UMW staff, faculty and students should be aware that this may affect parking availability during these hours so please plan accordingly. Should you have any questions about the program, you may contact Kevin Caffrey, Stafford Campus Coordinator, kcaffrey@umw.edu.

 

Banned Book Week

In recognition of Banned Books Week,. the University Bookstore will sponsor readings from banned books by professors from the English, Linguistics and Communication Department. Each year the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from library shelves and from classrooms. Stop by Campus Walk in front of Lee Hall between noon and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, and Thursday, Sept. 28, to hear excerpts from classics that have been banned or challenged. Copies of banned books will be available for purchase. Read your own banned book!

University Book Club to Meet Sept. 20

The University Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 20, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Bookstore to discuss “A Man Called Ove,” a New York Times bestseller by Fredrik Backman. Members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock, mmock@umw.edu, if you have questions.

Message from President Paino about DACA Decision

To the UMW Community:

The announcement yesterday by the Department of Justice to phase out, over six months, the Executive Order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program was truly disappointing.  DACA’s temporary authorization to work or to attend college for those brought to the United States as children provided many people with a legal path to school, employment, and economic and social success. While there is much we still don’t know about the details of this plan or how it will play out, the leadership of the University of Mary Washington is deeply concerned about the young people registered for this program, including a number of our own students. 

These students are members of our community, and we want them to be able to finish their education at UMW.  Mary Washington thrives because of the many voices and experiences within our community, and we are committed to providing the opportunity of a college education to all of our students.  Societies succeed best when all have access to education and talented people have opportunities to contribute.

We have reached out individually to these students on our campus to reassure them that we will do whatever we can to support them. We stand with these students and we will work with the Attorney General’s Office in Virginia to help them. We encourage Virginia’s Congressional delegation to work to enable an alternative solution to DACA with its protections of our students and their families.

Along with my senior leadership team, I will continue to monitor the situation and support our DACA students in the months to come. 

Troy D. Paino, J.D., Ph.D.
President

 

Speaking Center is Open, Sept. 5-8

Want to schedule an appointment at the Speaking Center? For the week of 9/5-9/8 only, please email spkc@umw.edu or call 540-654-5653 to set up your appointment! Check out our website at umwspkc.org for a detailed list of all of the Speaking Center services.

Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams

This message is from UMW’s Office of IT Security

All,

When a tragedy strikes, cyber criminals typically set up fraudulent donation sites, and online scammers look to prey on people who want to help.

This week, scammers have been using Hurricane Harvey-themed messages to trick people into opening phishing emails and links on social media sites. This, in turn, can not only con victims out of money, but lead to stolen login information and devices infected with malware. Please be vigilant about exercising caution in handling any email with subject line, attachments, or hyperlinks related to Hurricane Harvey, even if they appear to originate from a trusted source.

Always be mindful when opening any email attachment or clicking on a link. Think before you click! I have included below some tips from Homeland Security’s National Cyber Awareness System.

If you ever have a question about an email you receive, forward it to abuse@umw.edu or contact the IT Help Desk.

Thank you,

Ray Usler,  CISSP, CISM

Director of IT Security and ISO

University of Mary Washington

rusler@umw.edu

540-654-2152

  • Do not follow unsolicited web links in email messages.
  • Use caution when opening email attachments. Refer to Using Caution with Email Attachments for more information on safely handling email attachments.
  • Keep antivirus and other computer software up-to-date.
  • Refer to the Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks for more information on social engineering attacks.
  • Review the Federal Trade Commission information on Charity Scams.
  • Verify the legitimacy of any email solicitation by contacting the organization directly through a trusted contact number. You can find trusted contact information for many charities on the BBB National Charity Report Index.