November 24, 2017

Creamery Executive Shares Slice of Success

Mary Washington alumna Roberta MacDonald ’72, senior vice president of marketing for one of the country’s largest cooperatives, Cabot Creamery, will be back on campus on Thursday, Oct. 19, to speak about leadership. As the College of Business’ most recent Executive-in-Residence, MacDonald’s presentations throughout the day will be themed, “What’s a nice co-op like yours […]

COAR Takes Students ‘Into the Streets’

UMW students huddled around the University Center on a crisp morning last weekend for a common cause – Into the Streets, organized by UMW’s Community Outreach and Resource (COAR) program. Together, 147 volunteers spruced up local parks, helped out at a community fair for Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services, supported Downtown Greens and the SPCA, […]

“Green Fire” Documentary and Discussion to Focus on Sustainability

A screening of Green Fire, a documentary about renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, and a discussion will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center at the University of Mary Washington. Green Fire focuses on Leopold’s most famous book, “A Sand County Almanac,” a […]

Hurricane Irma Relief for Monroe County, Florida

The staff of The James Monroe Museum invites Fredericksburg area residents to join them in reaching out to help some of those most severely impacted by Hurricane Irma. As the museum staff considered how they could help those in need, they thought of focusing their efforts on Monroe County, Florida, established on July 2, 1823, […]

UMW Recognizes Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the University of Mary Washington will spread messages of awareness and prevention throughout the month of October. Planned by student leaders, the Office of Title IX and local survivor support programs, the sponsored activities will focus on bystander intervention, prevention and available support services. Among the activities, UMW […]

Fleming Shines at Philharmonic Opener

Acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming drew four standing ovations during her performance last night in UMW’s Dodd Auditorium. More than 900 fans attended the show, the 2017-18 Philharmonic Celebrity Series opener. “It was a remarkable evening,” said Director Kevin Bartram. “One of the very best performances the Philharmonic has ever produced.” Fleming, a Grammy Award-winning artist […]

Eagle Nation Day Gets Kids Moving

Last weekend’s Eagle Nation Day 2017 drew hundreds of families. Packed with healthy outdoor activities for all ages, the fifth annual event introduced university and community members to UMW athletics and options for their own more active lifestyles. First-time partners Rappahannock Area YMCA, Home Team Grill and Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Events, along with other […]

Dahlgren Campus to Host National Security Lectures

Commander Youssef Aboul-Enein of the U.S. Naval Institute will speak at UMW’s Dahlgren campus on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 8:30 a.m. The talk, titled “Counter-Terrorism in a Post-Arab Spring Ecosystem,” marks the first in a series of national security lectures planned at Dahlgren this fall. The presentations are meant to provoke conversation about international security […]

UMW Shares Virtual Tool Parade

UMW’s Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies (DTLT) kicked off its second annual Digital Liberal Arts series last night in the Hurley Convergence Center Digital Auditorium. The presentation, “A Virtual Tool Parade,” was the first in a three-part series planned throughout the fall semester. Members of the DTLT staff presented some of their favorite digital […]

Comedy Kicks Off UMW Theatre’s Season

UMW Theatre will open its 2017-18 season with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. Performances will be Sept. 21-23 and Sept. 28-30 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 24, 30 and Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, duPont Hall. A sign-interpreted performance will be held on Sept. 30 at 2 […]