March 28, 2017

UMW to Release New Guy Film Series, April 7

“America’s coolest college president” is back on YouTube. In advance of the inauguration of its 10th president, the University of Mary Washington will release a six-part video series, The New Guy, starring President Troy D. Paino. As “the new guy,” Paino discovers all that life has to offer at the Fredericksburg, Virginia, university and in […]

Kristin Chenoweth Charms UMW Audience

A sold-out crowd at the University of Mary Washington couldn’t get enough of Kristin Chenoweth, who performed with the UMW Philharmonic on Saturday, March 18, in Dodd Auditorium. The Tony and Emmy award-winning actress wowed the 1,200-plus audience at the UMW Philharmonic’s Celebrity Series concert with her rendition of “Popular” from the smash Broadway hit […]

UMW Ranks No. 1 in Va. in Student Debt Repayment Success

The University of Mary Washington ranked as one of the best schools in the nation for setting up students for successful student loan repayment after graduation, according to a new study. UMW ranked first in Virginia, 44th overall, in terms of student debt repayment success, based on the first annual Student Debt Repayment Success Indicator […]

UMW Students Build a Better Spring Break

Seble Girmay wasn’t sure what to expect when she signed up for the University of Mary Washington’s alternative spring break adventure as a freshman. Four years later, she’s a seasoned team leader with a purpose-filled direction. “My experience with Habitat for Humanity has shown me that what I want to do with my life is […]

UMW Students Build a Better Spring Break

Seble Girmay wasn’t sure what to expect when she signed up for the University of Mary Washington’s alternative spring break adventure as a freshman. Four years later, she’s a seasoned team leader with a purpose-filled direction. “My experience with Habitat for Humanity has shown me that what I want to do with my life is […]

#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 Celebrates Trailblazers for Women’s History Month

  Founder and executive director of Feminist.com Marianne Schnall will be the keynote speaker as the University of Mary Washington celebrates trailblazers and visionaries during Women’s History Month this month. She will speak on Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411, on the Fredericksburg campus. The talk is one of a […]

Candlelight Vigil Set to Raise Awareness of Veteran Suicides

A candlelight vigil will be held on the Fredericksburg campus Sunday, March 19, to raise awareness about the alarming rate of veteran suicide. The ceremony, called Operation #22to0, will take place at Jefferson Square beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. “Twenty-two veterans a day take their lives by way of […]

UMW Sociology Professor Featured on With Good Reason

  Misinformation about homelessness abounds—what causes it, what perpetuates it and how to solve it, says Debra Schleef, professor of sociology at the University of Mary Washington. Learning the truths about homelessness can change the way we think about these vulnerable people, she says. Schleef will share her research about homelessness on the radio program […]

Bells Will Ring on #MaryWashDay

The University of Mary Washington will mark its 109th founding anniversary by ringing its campanile bells on Tuesday, March 14. This date has always been celebrated as Founders Day, and this year it is also Mary Wash Giving Day. The bells will toll 109 times at 1:09 p.m. on Tuesday. On March 14, 1908, the […]