July 21, 2017

Faculty and Staff, It’s Time to Submit Calendar Items

Faculty and staff who want to submit calendar items for the upcoming academic year, please visit https://at.umw.edu/ and post your events.



Message from the President’s Office

To members of the UMW Community, 

It is my pleasure to announce that Paula Zero has been appointed as the Executive Office Manager in the Office of the President after an internal search.  Many of you know Paula from her work over the last few years with our Bookstore and Office of Admissions, most recently as Assistant Director of Admissions Events and Special Projects.  Paula assumes her new responsibilities on July 10, 2017, and I am looking forward to the chance to work with her. 

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



An announcement from the Provost’s Office

Dr. Richard Finkelstein has announced his decision to step down as Dean of Arts and Sciences, effective June 24, 2017. Dr. Finkelstein will be engaged in research this fall and is looking forward to teaching in the spring semester in the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication. We thank him for his service to UMW over the last seven years and for his work to create new programs at the University. We wish him the very best as he returns to the faculty and to his teaching.

We will be putting together a search committee to start a national search for a new dean of Arts and Sciences, and you can expect more information about that in August.

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Keith Mellinger to the position of Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences. As many of you know, Dr. Mellinger is currently Professor of Mathematics and also serves as director of UMW’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Dr. Mellinger has served UMW in a variety of capacities, including chair of the Department of Mathematics and Interim Director of Academic and Career Services. In addition, he has been substantively involved in the development and implementation of the FSEMS, as well as other components of the first-year experience. Dr. Mellinger received a B.S. from Millersville University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. In 2008, he was recognized with the UMW Alumni Association Outstanding Young Faculty Member Award.

We greatly appreciate Dr. Mellinger’s willingness to serve, and we look forward to working with him in this new role.

Nina Mikhalevsky

Acting Provost

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA 22401


Sustainability Surplus at Procurement Services

Procurement Services is home to a large collection of surplus binders in all shapes and sizes. Due to a constant influx of bids and proposals for new contracts, we always have more binders than we need. Stop on by to see if we have something that fits your needs, or contact Pat Canciglia (x1237).

Help UMW stay green!

Semi-monthly July pay date

The following is from the Payroll Office:

Please be advised that the pay date for the 6/10/17-6/24/17 semi-monthly pay period will be Monday, July 3rd.  The 7/3 pay date may impact automatic transfer payments you have set up with your bank.  Please make sure to review your personal situation for any needed adjustments.

The Comptroller of Virginia establishes the pay dates for classified employees paid semi-monthly.  Due to legislation enacted in 1994 the pay day for the final pay period in the 2nd quarter of the year (July 1 pay day) will always be the first work day of July.  This is required for budgetary purposes as the Commonwealth’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

The 2017 calendar of scheduled pay dates for fulltime employees is found on the UMW website.


Please share with any employee who may not have immediate access to a computer. Contact the Payroll Office with any questions.


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

Associate Vice President for Finance

University of Mary Washington


540-654-1168 – fax


Orientation Parking Message

The following message is from the Office of Parking Management:

Greetings Campus Community:

UMW will host new student Summer Orientation which will begin Wednesday,

June 14, 2017 and continue through Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Orientation is an opportunity to welcome incoming students and their families to our campus.

The UMW community support in creating a welcoming atmosphere for our campus guests is greatly appreciated.

Throughout the Orientation event, please plan to park in the following lots and avoid parking in neighborhood streets:

  • Battleground lot located on Hanover Street
  • William Street Commuter lot located on the corner of Sunken Road and William Street
  • The Alvey parking Deck located off Route 1

During Orientation, the following parking lot reservations shall apply.

Signs indicating the reserved lots will be posted on Tuesday June 13.

Orientation Student/Guest Parking Only 

 6/14 & 15, 6/19 , 6/ 20 & 21, 6/22 & 23, 6/26, 27  &  28


  • GW
  • Inbound/Outbound Double Drive
  • Jefferson Square
  • Randolph/Mason lot
  • Russell/Marshall
  • Thornton Lot
  • Jepson Lot

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

Please contact Parking Management if you need additional information @ 540-654-1129

Thank You for your support throughout Summer Orientation 2017.





Bagpiper(s) needed to play at Eagle Gathering

For Eagle Gathering to be held on Aug. 27 at 8:3o p.m., one or several bagpipers are needed to lead a procession of new students from Dodd Auditorium to Ball Circle. Time commitment is approximately 30 minutes. Please contact Marissa DiMeo if interested in participating at mdimeo@umw.edu or (540) 654-5643.

You’re invited to attend UMW Fitness Classes!

Are you and your colleagues looking for ways to be active during the summer months? Don’t forget that you have access to the Fitness Center, which includes free group fitness classes, strength and cardio equipment, and access to the Goolrick pool, locker rooms and basketball courts.

Since summer group fitness classes kicked off on May 22, the attendance has solely been faculty and staff. To get started, just stop by the Fitness Center with your EagleONE ID, check in at the front desk, and head to one of these beginner-friendly, but adaptable classes:


12:15pm-1:00pm – Pilates & Yoga with Kelly

12:15pm-1:00pm – Strength with Brittanie
5:30pm-6:00pm – Cycle with Erin

12:15pm-1:00pm – Cycle & Strength with Kelly
5:30pm-6:15pm – Pilates with Erin

4:30pm-5:00pm – Cycle with Brittanie

All equipment is provided. If the group fitness classes have consistently low attendance, they will unfortunately be cancelled. We hope to see you soon!



On June 23, from 2-5:30 p.m., come visit the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium as TEDxRVA announces the return of this inspiration-packed, engaging conference for its fifth consecutive year. It will be a day full of the well-known and much-followed talks, as well as a handful of interactive happenings to enhance the experience. The University of Mary Washington is excited to host this event.

For more information on the Richmond event, visit tedxrva.com

For information on the viewing party, along with directions to the venue, visit convergence.umw.edu/events

The viewing party is a free event with general admission seating at the door.

Summer Dining Hours at the UC

Faculty and staff are invited to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at the Top of the UC during summer school sessions. The discounted lunch rate is still only $6. Current serving times are as follows:

  • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch:       11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Dinner:     5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If you would like to see what we’re serving, visit our Campus Dining website at UMW.SodexoMyWay.com, or download our free app, BITE by Sodexo, on your smart phone. Enter the code C6LX2 and you’ll be able to see our menus and get nutritional information, too! For more details e-mail Campus Dining at Dining@UMW.edu.