December 10, 2016

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 […]

Mary Wash Makes the Big Screen

The University of Mary Washington gets a big-screen shout-out in Warren Beatty’s new feature film, Rules Don’t Apply. The romantic dramedy tells the unconventional 1958 love story of two young Hollywood hopefuls employed by eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes.Newcomer Lily Collins plays aspiring actress Marla Mabrey, a beauty queen from Falls Church, Virginia, who travels with […]

UMW Debate Team Examines Electoral College

The University of Mary Washington Debate Team will host a public debate on the topic of abolishing the Electoral College on Thursday, Dec. 1. The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116, on the Fredericksburg campus. The topic for the debate will be […]

UMW Psychology Professor Featured on With Good Reason

  Assistant Professor of Psychological Science Mindy Erchull will be featured on the radio program With Good Reason Dec. 3-9. Titled “The Glass Ceiling and the Ivory Tower” http://withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/the-glass-ceiling-in-the-ivory-tower/, the show takes a look at tough issues facing women in the 21st century. A new study from Erchull proves that sexual self-empowerment may be harder […]

Drive Garners 6,000-Plus Pounds of Food

This year’s STOP Hunger Food Drive drummed up 6,576 pounds of food for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. The University of Mary Washington initiative was sponsored by Sodexo’s Campus Dining Services and the UMW Athletic Department.Cans of soup, packets of potatoes and oodles of packaged, nonperishable goods – as well as cash donations – were […]

UMW to Install Tenth President, April 21

Troy D. Paino, who has been at the helm of the University of Mary Washington since July 2016, will be officially installed as the institution’s tenth president on Friday, April 21. The inauguration ceremony will take place at 4:15 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, located in George Washington Hall. The event is open to the public, […]

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, […]

UMW Celebrates Renovated Buildings

The University of Mary Washington rededicated the fully renovated Woodard and Mercer halls in a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18 in Woodard Hall. Fred Rankin, rector of UMW’s Board of Visitors, said the renovated buildings demonstrate the University’s devotion to excellence. “These re-purposed and expanded facilities also demonstrate the university’s commitment and dedication to preservation […]

Philanthropy Week Highlights Giving

  November 15 is National Philanthropy Day, but on Double Drive, 24 hours isn’t nearly enough. Giving – from benches and classrooms to entire buildings – makes UMW shine. As thousands came together to embrace generosity on this national day, UMW rolled out Philanthropy Week. “With one day, we couldn’t really reach a very big […]

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 […]