April 25, 2017

Liss and Students’ Research Paper Accepted for Publication

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss and four students from her research seminar had a paper accepted for publication by the journal Personality and Individual Differences. The paper is titled “How Extraversion, Neuroticism, Attachment Style and Fear of Missing Out Predicted Social Media Use and Addiction.”

Liss and her students found that fear of missing out was a powerful predictor of social media addiction.



University Philharmonic Season Finale

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra will present its season finale on Friday, April 28, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., in Dodd Auditorium.  The program will consist of Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland, the Concerto No. 1 for Horn by Richard Strauss, with Eric Ruske on the horn, and Pomp  & Circumstance No. 1 by Edward Elgar.  For tickets contact umwphilharmonic.com or call 540/654-1324.

The New Guy Talks Sports

An Elegant Evening for a Meaningful Mission

The University of Mary Washington athletic department will host the 4th Annual UMW Athletics Gala & Auction on May 20, 2017, in Chandler Ballroom, University Center. All proceeds support UMW student-athletes.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Troy D. Paino, Mary Washington’s 10th president. A passionate sports fan, Dr. Paino has written extensively on the history of American sports and is frequently in the stands cheering on the Eagles!

Not only will the 4th Annual Gala be held in a new ballroom and feature our new UMW President, guests this year will hear a few senior student-athletes share their inspiring testimonials.

UMW Athletics would like to thank the 4th Annual Gala sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: University Dining Services by Sodexo

Supporting Sponsors: City of Fredericksburg, Stafford Printing, Union Bank & Trust

The Gala will commence at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction bidding. The dinner and program will follow at 7 p.m. and an exciting live auction will cap the night just before 9:30 p.m.

Sneak Peek: Live Auction

  • FedEx Fantasy – Catch a Washington Redskins game from a luxury box suite
  • Grand Summit Getaway – Two nights on Mount Snow Vermont with lift tickets
  • Island Beachfront Break – Two nights on the 11-acre oasis, Hilton Head Sonesta Resort
  • Much more to come!


For more information, or questions regarding sponsorship of the Gala or to donate an auction item or vacation package, please contact Philip Pierce, Director of Athletic Development, at 540-654-1153, or ppierce@umw.edu.

Silent Auction categories include:

  • UMW Eagle Pride
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion, Beauty and Wellness
  • Home and Family
  • Autographed Items
  • Food and Wine
  • Sports
  • Travel Getaways

There are a limited number of tickets for the event. Individual seats cost $130, and a table of 10n costs $1,000. A portion of each ticket purchase is tax deductible.

*UMW asks that all guests are at least 21 years of age & not current UMW student-athletes


Gately Performs with the Sophisticated Ladies

Doug Gately performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reinke, on March 24 and 25 at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.  The program, Sophisticated Ladies: 100 Years of Ella & Company featured singers Sy Smith, Capathia Jenkins, and Montego Glover celebrating the legendary music of the First Lady of Song, plus favorites made famous by Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Dinah Washington.

UMW Commemorates Constitution Day

The University of Mary Washington will commemorate Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 16, with a public lecture on “Constitutional Interpretation in Federal Courts” by Steve Bacon. Bacon is a graduate of Stanford Law School (’73) and an experienced litigator who has argued cases in front of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 9th District.

The lecture will take place in the Digital Auditorium of the Hurley Convergence Center at 2 p.m. In addition, members of Pi Sigma Alpha will distribute pocket copies of the U.S. Constitution.

Constitution Day, sometimes referred to as Citizenship Day, commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the Constitution by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. The national observance of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution originates from legislation adopted by Congress in 2004 that requires all publicly funded educational institutions to provide educational programming related to the Constitution on that day.

UMW’s Constitution Day programming is a joint effort of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Office of the Provost. For more information, please contact Rosalyn Cooperman, associate professor of political science, at (540) 654-1513.



UMW Libraries Celebrates 75 years as a Federal Depository Library

UMW Libraries will be celebrating their 75th anniversary as a Federal Depository Library on Thursday, March 10. The libraries will host a full day of events in the Hurley Convergence Center’s Digital Auditorium.

Morning and afternoon open houses will offer fun, food and freebies along with information about the government resources Federal Depository Library Program. These resources constitute approximately one third of the libraries’ collection.

Congressman Rob Wittman will open the 4:30 program.  Andrew Sherman, U.S. Government Publishing Office Chief of Staff and Congressional Relations Officer, and Barbie Selby, Regional Depository Librarian, will then offer brief remarks.

The keynote will be delivered by Dr. Heather Ryan of the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science program. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Ryan serves as a Research Fellow for the Long Now Foundation, where she is advising on the Manual of Civilization project. The lecture is part of the UMW Libraries’ Rachael Wingfield DeAngelo Endowed Lecture Series. The afternoon program begins at 4:30 and will be followed by a reception.

The evening will end with a screening of National Treasure.

The complete event schedule is available at http://libraries.umw.edu/75-fdlp


Admissions Office Events, Nov. 11 and 17

The Admissions Office is hosting several events over the next few weeks. On Nov. 11, the office will be hosting an on-site admissions event at the Snag-A-Job Headquarters in Glen Allen, Va. Qualified prospective seniors and their families are invited to join Provost Jonathan Levin and UMW staff, students and alumni for an informal reception and program. On-the-spot admissions decisions will be available for seniors who submitted all necessary admissions documents to complete their applications.

In addition, on Nov. 17, high school guidance counselors from Virginia and the surrounding states will visit UMW and have an opportunity to participate in a one-day workshop. Program components include an Admissions Committee Simulation, lunch on campus, a UMW student life panel, a presentation about the “UMW First Year Experience” and tours of the University Center and campus.

If you are interested in attending an on-site event or having lunch with counselors, please contact the Admissions Office at 540-654-2000 or admit@umw.edu.



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