April 25, 2017

UMW Galleries to Host Student-Curated Exhibit of Alumna’s Work

The University of Mary Washington Galleries will host Margaret Sutton: Life + Work, a student-curated exhibition of the work of alumna Margaret Sutton ’26 in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from April 19 through June 29. The opening reception will take place Wednesday, April 19 from 5-7 p.m. A closet artist during her lifetime, Sutton’s work was […]

UMW Names Director of Continuing and Professional Studies

Kimberly C. Young has been named executive director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington. In this position,Young will be responsible for expanding the University’s credit and non-credit programs for adults, including new certificate and other professional development opportunities. She will start work at UMW on July 25. Currently, Young is […]

UMW ‘Hacks’ Up Against Competition

The University of Mary Washington’s longstanding Devil-Goat rivalry extended to a recent hack-a-thon. UMW students broke into two groups – Devils and Goats – at the HackU 5 competition in Norfolk, Virginia. The fifth annual sprint-like event, hosted by Norfolk-based media and information services company Dominion Enterprises, pitted 12 teams of Virginia college students against […]

Business Journal Ranks UMW Among the Best

Once again, the University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s best colleges. In its 2017 edition, Business First ranked the University as No. 118 on its list of the 499 best public colleges in America. The business journal analyzed a range of data for 499 public colleges and universities across the country, […]

Belmont Hosts Beeping Egg Hunt

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host its sixth annual Beeping Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 9. The egg hunt provides an opportunity for visually impaired and blind children, along with their families, to participate in an audible egg hunt. The event will run from 2-4 p.m. and is free and open to […]

Kristin Chenoweth Charms UMW Audience

A sold-out crowd at the University of Mary Washington couldn’t get enough of Kristin Chenoweth, who performed with the UMW Philharmonic on Saturday, March 18, in Dodd Auditorium. The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress wowed the 1,200-plus audience at the UMW Philharmonic’s Celebrity Series concert with her rendition of “Popular” from the smash Broadway hit […]

UMW Religion Professor to Discuss New Book

Mary Beth Mathews, associate professor of religion at the University of Mary Washington, will discuss her new book, Doctrine and Race: African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism between the Wars, on Wednesday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in Trinkle Hall, Room 242. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. By presenting African American […]

Presidents Share Similar Philosophies

They were born two centuries apart, but a press conference held, appropriately, on Presidents Day proved that the nation’s fifth president and the University of Mary Washington’s 10th president have similar ideas about education, democracy and civil responsibility. James Monroe, portrayed by historical re-enactor Jay Harrison, and University President Troy Paino shared the stage in […]

Maggie Anderson Keynotes UMW Black History Month Celebration

Noted activist Maggie Anderson will provide the keynote lecture on Wednesday, Feb. 8, as part of the Black History Month celebration at the University of Mary Washington. Anderson and her family made history and dominated headlines as national media covered their year-long stand in honor of black professionals, entrepreneurs, businesses and neighborhoods. The Anderson family lived […]

Belmont Portrayed: Through a Lens Entries Open Jan. 23-Feb. 17

Gari Melchers Home and Studio will accept on-line entries beginning Jan. 23 for a juried exhibition of contemporary photographs depicting the buildings and grounds of Belmont. Belmont Portrayed: Through a Lens will be open to the public from March 18 through May 21. The exhibition follows last year’s successful Belmont Portrayed exhibition that featured traditional […]