March 30, 2017

#MaryWashDay Makes History

The UMW community came together in a big way on March 14, 2017. Mary Wash Giving Day marked the largest single-day fundraising effort in Mary Washington history. In just 24 hours, 1,112 donors made gifts to areas across the University totaling $194,870.* Held on the 109th anniversary of UMW’s founding, #MaryWashDay was promoted across social media […]

UMW Named Top Producer of Fulbright Scholars

The University of Mary Washington has been named one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright scholars, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Last spring, four UMW students and alumni were selected to travel, teach and explore new cultures thanks to prestigious Fulbright grants. The awards highlight the best results in the University’s history […]

UMW Psychology Professor Named Rising Star

  Laura C. Wilson, assistant professor of psychology, has been named a Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), a professional organization of more than 33,000 members from more than 80 countries. The APS Rising Star designation is presented to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-Ph.D. “We […]

UMW Launches Pilot Program for Student Entrepreneurs

You developed an app that might have a place in the market and are conducting beta testing – but what comes next? Do you form an LLC? Do you need a trademark? These were just a few of the questions that junior Timothy Caish had when he walked into StartUpUMW, hosted by the UMW Center […]

UMW Geology Major, Brother, Claim World Gold

Laced up in skates – ice, inline and regular roller skates – UMW senior Natalie Motley has claimed one athletic title after another. But the recent gold-medal moment she shared with a sibling was something new. “To have both of us on top of the podium in our respective events, hearing the national anthem play twice, […]

Eagles Advance to NCAA Elite Eight

The UMW women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the NCAA’s Division III Elite Eight after defeating Juniata College 3-1 on Sunday at the Ron Rosner Area. The Eagles will face Washington University on Thursday in UMW’s first appearance in national quarterfinals in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With the victory the Eagles improve to 30-3 on the […]

Area Chamber President Receives Metzger Award

Longtime community advocate Susan Garnett Spears received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award at the UMW Leadership Colloquium Thursday, Nov. 3. The colloquium, now in its 23rd year, is an annual daylong event that fosters connections between professional women. Held at UMW’s Stafford Campus, it hosted more than 100 professional women and featured a […]

Eagle Madness Ushers in UMW Basketball Season

UMW Athletics will host Eagle Madness, a midnight madness-style event on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Rosner Arena at the Anderson Center. The event, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., precedes the University’s basketball season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Eagle Madness is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to bring non-perishable foods to donate […]

Audience Decides Fate in UMW’s Musical Mystery

The audience will get in on the act when the curtain goes up on The Mystery of Edwin Drood at UMW’s Klein Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 3. This unpredictable whodunit was adapted from Charles Dickens’ last work, which was unfinished by the renowned writer before he died in 1812. The production runs through Nov. 20. “Nobody knows […]

UMW Receives $1.4 Million Grant, Earns Nursing Program Accreditation

The University of Mary Washington has received a significant boost to its nursing program with a $1.4 million grant to establish a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree. The University also received accreditation to its existing bachelor of science in nursing-completion program. The grant, provided by the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, will enable UMW […]