August 25, 2016

President Paino Addresses UMW Faculty and Staff

UMW President Troy Paino addressed the faculty and staff of the university at the “All UMW Opening Assembly” on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Dodd Auditorium.

President Paino Addresses UMW Faculty and Staff

UMW President Troy Paino addressed the faculty and staff of the university at the “All UMW Opening Assembly” on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, in Dodd Auditorium.

Career Ambassador Pamela Bridgewater Leads UMW’s Leadership Colloquium

Pamela Bridgewater, career ambassador, will give the keynote lecture at the 23rd  annual Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington. The conference, centered on the theme, “real women, real issues, real solutions,” will take place at UMW’s Stafford campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. Bridgewater, who retired from active […]

UMW Students Graduate with Low Debt, Says Survey

The University of Mary Washington was ranked 56th out of 1,300 four-year colleges for the lowest student loan debt per borrower, according to LendEDU’s Student Loan Debt by School By State report. In a listing of public colleges and universities, UMW ranked 23rd. Nearly 70 percent of college students will graduate with student loans to repay. […]

RecFest Open House Debuts New Fitness Center Services

Interested in hitting the treadmill before work or swimming some laps during lunch, all without even having to move your car? Now you can! You can also take group fitness classes scheduled conveniently around your workday, and not worry about doing a downward-facing dog right next to a student from a class you teach!


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We’ve heard you! And we’ve researched offerings at other universities. With extended hours and staff-only fitness classes, UMW Campus Recreation is adapting to meet the needs of faculty and staff. Starting this fall, the Fitness Center will open at 6 a.m. on weekdays. Also, new offerings will be available including locker and towel service, personal training, and outdoor recreation excursions and rentals.

All that you need to gain access to these services is a Campus Recreation Membership. All faculty and staff are invited to enjoy a free 30-day trial membership at the Fitness Center. After the complimentary month, membership options are as follows:

  • Approximately $5 per paycheck through payroll deduction
  • $60 one-time payment per semester
  • $115 one-time payment per year

Come and learn more about all that YOUR fitness center has to offer. We will hold a RecFest Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 4 to 6 p.m. You can tour the facility, meet our staff, learn about the outdoor recreation program, check out our brand-new equipment, participate in a fitness assessment with a personal trainer, and more. For more information, contact Brittanie Haas, assistant director of fitness and wellness, at or 540-654-1187. We can’t wait to see you!



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UMW Alumna and Faculty Receive 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award

Assistant Professor of English Jon Pineda and University of Mary Washington alumna Kristen Green are among the nine 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award recipients, announced Tuesday, August 9. Claudia Emerson, a former faculty member who died in 2014, also received the award. Recognizing authors who have enriched the lives of those in Virginia, the […]

Back to the Future

Laura Gilchrist’s sense of style unfolds on Facebook, where the UMW senior sports an Eagles sweatshirt and jeans, a leather jacket and shades, a black and white dress with heels.

But this 21st-century student feels just as tres chic when she pulls on a corset and a pair of starched stockings.

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Premier Melchers Painting Featured at Belmont

Old and Young, a painting executed by Fredericksburg artist Gari Melchers in 1890, will be featured in a spotlight exhibition at Gari Melchers Home and Studio starting Saturday, Sept. 3. The painting has not been seen at Belmont since 1977. Made possible by a generous loan from private collectors, the painting will be on display […]

UMW Announces Recipient of Citizenship and Diversity Award

Mariam Khan of Arlington, Va., has been named the 2016-2017 recipient of the University of Mary Washington’s Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership. The annual award is given to a rising senior enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at UMW. The student must maintain high academic standards, possess characteristics of leadership and […]

UMW Faculty Cassandra Good Featured on “With Good Reason”

Associate Editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, Cassandra Good will be featured on the radio program With Good Reason July 23-29. Titled “Founding Friendships,” the program addresses whether men and women can be just friends. Good argues that American men and women have maintained close friendships since our country’s […]