September 28, 2016

James Monroe Museum Exhibits Political Memorabilia

Political memorabilia spanning centuries is the focus of a timely new exhibit at the James Monroe Museum. The museum will welcome visitors on Friday, Sept. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a preview reception for the exhibit, “Conduct in the Public Service: Artifacts of Politics and Government from the Collection of the James […]

Dahlgren Campus’ Lecture Series Features UMW Political Scientist

University of Mary Washington Political Science Professor Stephen Farnsworth will kick off the 2016 National Security Lecture Series on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the University’s Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research. His talk, “The 2016 Presidential Election: Clinton, Trump and Their Contrasting Views on National Security,” will begin at 8:30 a.m. The fall lecture […]

Assistance Offers Comedic Approach to Office Life

Desks piled high with folders and papers, this Manhattan office looks like it never sleeps – and the constantly ringing phones won’t let it. With each incoming phone call, these 20-something assistants struggle to keep up, feeling increasingly bogged down by the almost unrealistic demands of an intense megalomaniac. With comedic flair, the realities of […]

UMW Gift on Display at New African American Museum

When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday, Sept. 24 on the National Mall, thousands of visitors will walk past a worn wooden sign donated by the University of Mary Washington. The gift, a 1957 waiting room sign from a Birmingham, Ala., bus station, is prominently displayed among the exhibit […]

Melchers Home, Studio Hosts Local Flowers Program

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a free public program featuring the benefits of growing and utilizing local flowers on Sunday, Oct. 2. The event will begin at 2 p.m. with a showing and discussion of the short film Local Flowers, Local Farmers: A Growing American Movement. A floral arrangement demonstration will […]

UMW Celebrates Mindfulness Week, Oct. 10-14

Author, yoga instructor and women’s studies expert Beth Berila will be the keynote speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s fourth annual Mindfulness Week that begins Monday, Oct. 10. Berila, director of the women’s studies program at St. Cloud State University, will conduct an interactive lecture on Thursday, Oct. 13, about why mindfulness is important […]

UMW To Host 1st Congressional District Debate, Oct. 24

The University of Mary Washington will host a 1st Congressional District Debate on Monday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, a Republican, will debate Democratic challenger Matt Rowe. The 1st District includes more than 15 counties and includes parts of Stafford, Spotsylvania and the city of Fredericksburg. The […]

UMW Named Among Nation’s Best Value Colleges

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the 2017 “Top 50 Best Value Colleges” by the online publication Value Colleges. Ranked 25th among the top 50 institutions, UMW is one of three Virginia institutions included in the top 25, with James Madison University ranking 7th and the University of Virginia ranking 20th. According […]

Gillespie Leads in Republican Nomination for Governor

Ed Gillespie, a Republican who narrowly lost a U.S. Senate seat two years ago, is favored to become the Republican nominee for governor next year, according to a new University of Mary Washington poll. Among the 1,006 adult Virginians surveyed, 19 percent favored Gillespie, compared to 11 percent supporting Virginia Sen. Frank Wagner who represents […]

UMW Hosts Family Weekend 2016

Nearly 1,000 friends and family of current students will converge on the Fredericksburg campus beginning today, Friday, Sept. 17, for the University of Mary Washington’s Family Weekend 2016. Family Weekend, now in its 43rd year, welcomes the families of students to UMW to showcase campus life, academics and the Fredericksburg community. The event, which extends […]