November 22, 2017

UMW Steals the Show on Fox 5

Ball Circle lit up a little earlier than usual last Friday, Oct. 20, when News Channel 5 came to the Fredericksburg campus. A four-hour shoot – aired live all morning long on the Washington, D.C., station – showcased Mary Washington spirit, tradition and vision. The first news crew arrived at 4:30 a.m. – with lights, […]

Cabot Creamery Executive Shares How to Dance Among Giants

Alumna Roberta MacDonald credits the University of Mary Washington with giving her the tools it took to help launch her extraordinary 40-year marketing career. She’s served as Vermont’s first marketing director and worked for such heavy-hitters as the San Francisco Opera, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, American Express and the Vietnam […]

Alum Helps Lift Farmers from Poverty

It was drizzling, of course, when UMW alum Robert Durrette ’09 poured two cups of coffee at his rainforest lodge. He handed one to the Honduran guard he paid to watch over the place. As cool drops tapped on the rippled tin roof, the guard shared his family’s struggle to make a living on their […]

Archaeology Lesson Heats Up Jefferson Square

With his materials laid out on a rug, Nate Salzman, an educator and exhibition specialist from Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, led a workshop last week at UMW’s Jefferson Square, using just his hands, dried wood, soft pieces of tree bark and bow-drills. A sand pit made the centerpiece for what was about to be […]

Senior Lands Internship at Smithsonian’s African-American Museum

UMW senior Lindsey Crawford was already having a bad day. So, when the Washington, D.C., number popped up on the screen of her iPhone, she figured it was just another telemarketer. But she slipped out of her afternoon class in Combs Hall, anyway, to pick it up. It was “a chance of a lifetime,” Crawford […]

MSGA Student Aims to Counter Terrorist Fires

Can a UMW student help counter terrorism attacks from across the globe using classroom technology? The answer just might be yes – and it’s all part of Katie Keplinger’s MSGA thesis. One of 32 students in the Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis program, Keplinger uses satellite pixels to match fires in Nigeria with a […]

New App Keeps UMW Students on Track

This summer, the University of Mary Washington rolled out its first student-centric mobile app, designed to help navigate the college experience. Initially introduced to freshmen, the app is now available to the entire student body. Designed by the Education Advisory Board (EAB), “Guide” is a mobile app that provides students with support where they’re most […]

Move-In Day Brings New Eagles ‘Home’

Hundreds of first-year students called UMW home for the first time this week. Move-In Day, which took place yesterday on the Fredericksburg campus, marked the official start of the fall 2017 semester. Beneath overcast skies, spirits were bright. Anticipation bubbled like the Palmieri Fountain. And nervous excitement was the mood of the day. “Move-In Day […]

UMW Professor Tapped for Top DOD Position

UMW faculty member Guy B. Roberts is poised to take a top position with the United States Department of Defense. President Donald J. Trump announced last week his intent to nominate Roberts as assistant secretary of the DOD’s nuclear, chemical and biological defense (NCBD) programs. “It is a great honor and exciting challenge to be […]

Dual-degree Partnership Offers Faster Path to Pharmacy Career

University of Mary Washington students now have an accelerated path to a pharmacy career, thanks to a new articulation agreement with Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. A memorandum of understanding signed earlier this month by both institutions makes it possible for qualified students to earn a baccalaureate degree through UMW and a Doctor of Pharmacy […]