August 30, 2014

The Sisterhood of Success Leads UMW’s Leadership Colloquium

Kathy Korman Frey, an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of the Hot Mommas Project –the world’s largest collection of women’s case studies, will give the keynote lecture “The Sisterhood of Success” at the 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 p.m. on Thursday, November 6, followed by a reception at 4:30 p.m.

Kathy Korman Frey

Kathy Korman Frey

Frey, a former Harvard graduate student, established the Hot Mommas concept when she designed a firm comprised of highly skilled consultants who specialized in planning bootcamps with a 94 percent success rate. The project gained momentum through student interest during her time at George Washington University, and Frey decided to write her first case study. The Hot Mommas Project is the recipient of a Coleman Foundation Case Award, and Frey currently serves on the board of United Women in Business and The Closet.

The colloquium also will feature a panel discussion on mentoring, a Metzger Award presentation and networking opportunities. Laptops or tablets are recommended for this interactive event.

The registration fee, $179 for registrants before October 1, $199 from October 1-31, and $219 from November 1-6, includes breakfast, a buffet luncheon, afternoon tea, and all sessions, forums, reception and materials. For more information or to register, visit umw.edu/lcpw.

Spring Training

Dancing the Macarena with a giant squirrel named Nutzy on top of a dugout wasn’t exactly what Kayla Crawford had in mind when she signed up for her summer internship.

Mindfulness Week Returns to UMW

Lilian Cheung, director of health promotion and communication in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University, will be the featured speaker for the University of Mary Washington’s second annual Mindfulness Week that begins Monday, Sept. 15. Co-author of “Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life,” Cheung will discuss mindful eating on Wednesday, September 17, at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. The talk is free and open to the public.

Lilian Cheung

Lilian Cheung

In addition to serving as a lecturer for the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, Cheung is the editorial director of The Nutrition Source, a nutrition website for health professionals, media and consumers; co-editorial director of the Obesity Prevention Source, a website providing science-based information for policy changes at the community level, and the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative, a website providing research-based evidence for policy makers and the public with the goal of reversing the spread of Type 2 diabetes in Asia. Cheung will be available after her talk to sign copies of her book.

The weeklong awareness event also includes lectures, workshops and a film screening. For more information and a listing of all events, please visit meditation.umwblogs.org/umw-mindfulness-week-2014/. Most events are free and open to the public.

UMW Celebrates Eagle Nation Day, Sept. 6

The University of Mary Washington will hold its second annual Eagle Nation Day on Saturday, Sept. 6.

The daylong event begins at 10 a.m. at the Battleground Athletic Complex off Hanover Street and features a host of activities, including an interactive exhibit by the Children’s Museum, water balloon games, moon bounces, horse and pony rides and a screening of the children’s movie “Brave.” The day ends with UMW Women’s Soccer and Field Hockey NCAA Competitions.

The event is co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Field House, B101.5, Paragon Village and Splitsville, Children’s Museum of Richmond-Fredericksburg, and SweetFrog. For more information call (540)654-1153.

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College Hunks Founder to Give Honor Celebration Lecture

Nick Friedman, president of College Hunks Hauling Junk, will give the keynote address for the University of Mary Washington’s second annual Honor Celebration on Wednesday, September 10, in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public.

Nick Friedman

Nick Friedman

Honor Celebration is a series of events designed to highlight UMW’s Honor System. The celebration gives students the opportunity to consider their own values in a real-world context and illustrates the university’s commitment to integrity in education.

Friedman’s lecture will focus on entrepreneurship and integrity.  Friedman founded College Hunks Hauling Junk, which is the largest and fastest growing U.S.-based junk removal and moving franchise. Friedman was recently named among the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30” by INC Magazine and the “Top 35 Entrepreneurs Under 35” by Bisnow.com. He also is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist.

The event is co-sponsored by UMW’s Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service, the Athletic Department, and the College of Business. For more information, contact the Center for Honor, Leadership, and Service at (540) 654-1364.

Mindy Erchull Honored with Leadership Award

Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized as an emerging leader by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Mindy Erchull

Mindy Erchull

The award, given by the APA’s Committee on Women in Psychology, honors psychologists who have made a substantial contribution to women in psychology and show promise of an extensive, influential career. Erchull was distinguished for her pattern of scholarship, mentorship of undergraduate students and service to the profession.

She was named an APA Fellow in 2013, and currently serves as program chair for the 2015 APA convention for the Society for the Psychology of Women. She has presented her research on gender issues and feminism at numerous APA conventions.

Erchull earned a Ph.D. and an M.A. in social psychology from Arizona State University, after receiving a B.A. in psychology from Connecticut College. Her research interests include objectification and sexualization of women, feminism and feminist identity, psychological aspects of reproductive health, and attitudes about menstruation. She also has broad training in social psychology, health psychology, psychology of women, women’s health, social influence, and statistics and research methods.

In addition to research and academic training in these areas, Erchull serves as a consulting editor for Psychology of Women Quarterly, Women’s Reproductive Health, and Gender Issues. She also regularly reviews manuscripts for other journals, including Sex Roles, Health Care for Women International and Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

 

New Students Join the Eagle Family

Ask the University of Mary Washington’s incoming class about their interests and you will get a wide range of answers, from tennis and lacrosse to biology and international affairs. Yet the class seems to be in agreement on one key factor – Mary Washington is the place to be. As freshman Mariam Ansari describes it, the campus “just felt right.”

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More than 1,000 incoming freshmen and transfer students moved into residence halls on Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus on Friday, Aug. 22 in preparation for the start of the 2014-15 academic year on Monday, Aug. 25.

The incoming class is made up of about 870 freshmen students and more than 300 transfer students, coming to Mary Washington from 27 states and seven foreign countries. More than twenty percent identify themselves as part of a minority group.

On Friday evening, students were officially welcomed into the UMW community as they formalized their commitment to the UMW Honor Code during the Honor Convocation Ceremony. Weekend events continued the students’ introduction to campus life through two Mary Washington traditions: the Ice Cream Social, hosted by President Richard V. Hurley on the lawn of Brompton, the historic home of the UMW President; and Eagle Gathering, a candle-lighting ceremony on Ball Circle that recognizes the values and spirit of UMW.

Lou Martinette Receives Topher Bill Award

Lou Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for his contributions to the University as well as his involvement and leadership in the community.

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Lou Martinette

A member of the UMW faculty since 2004, Martinette received the university’s Graduate Faculty Award in 2013, which recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership.

Before coming to UMW, he had an extensive career in the private sector. Martinette founded and served as president for 12 years of a marketing and consulting company that developed strategic business plans for major corporations, including Chesapeake Forest Products Company and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. He also served as vice president of marketing of MicroMagnetic, a major distributor of computer supplies and accessories, and worked as a marketing manager for the 3M Company.

Martinette has received professional awards, including the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion for Patriotic Achievement from the Military Order of the World Wars, an Outstanding Service Award from Averett University and the Associate Service Award from the Home Builders Association of Richmond. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Global Management Studies, and he is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and the American Marketing Association.

Martinette earned a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree from Golden Gate University, and a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.

An endowment that funds the service award was established through the generosity of the former students, colleagues, friends and family of the late Christopher Bill, professor of psychology. The award recognizes Bill’s extraordinary service as a member of the UMW teaching faculty from 1972 to 2001. Bill died in December 2001.

The selection criteria for the award stipulates that the recipient must have served a minimum of seven years as a member of the Mary Washington teaching faculty and must have been heavily and consistently involved in a variety of service capacities, including departmental, university-wide and community service. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the teaching faculty, staff or student body of the university.

 

Psychopharmacologist Named UMW Psychology Graduate-In-Residence

Annie Kleykamp, a scientist with Pinney Associates Inc., has been named Graduate-in-Residence for the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychology. An expert on the effects of nicotine, alcohol and opiates on cognitive function in healthy and drug dependent adults, she also is an accomplished scientific writer who has taught at the University of Maryland and the United States Naval Academy.

Annie Kleykamp '01

Annie Kleykamp ’01

Kleykamp will visit the Fredericksburg campus for three days, including Thursday, September 18, when she will present a public lecture,And Now for Something Completely Different: Using a Psychology Degree in the 21st Century.” The talk will take place in Combs Hall, Room 139 at 7:30 p.m.

Kleykamp will talk to psychology classes about both her research on the effects of addictive drugs and her work as a technical writer in the field of health technology and pharmacology. She also will meet with students who are interested in pursuing careers in experimental psychology.

After graduating UMW in 2001, Kleykamp received a master’s degree from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health and the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The Graduate-in-Residence program began in 1995 as a part of career advising within the psychology department, helping expose psychology majors to UMW graduates working in their field. Each year, the psychology department faculty nominate alumni who participate in interesting work in the psychology field.

The Graduate-in-Residence program is partially funded by the Campus Academic Resources Committee. For more information about the Graduate-in-Residence program, contact the Department of Psychology at (540) 654-1054.

Lou Martinette Receives Topher Bill Award

Lou Martinette, associate professor in the College of Business Department of Management and Marketing, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for his contributions to the University as well as his involvement and leadership in the community.

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Lou Martinette

A member of the UMW faculty since 2004, Martinette received the university’s Graduate Faculty Award in 2013, which recognizes an exceptional full-time faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in graduate teaching and professional leadership.

Before coming to UMW, he had an extensive career in the private sector. Martinette founded and served as president for 12 years of a marketing and consulting company that developed strategic business plans for major corporations, including Chesapeake Forest Products Company and Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates. He also served as vice president of marketing of MicroMagnetic, a major distributor of computer supplies and accessories, and worked as a marketing manager for the 3M Company.

Martinette has received professional awards, including the Silver Patrick Henry Medallion for Patriotic Achievement from the Military Order of the World Wars, an Outstanding Service Award from Averett University and the Associate Service Award from the Home Builders Association of Richmond. He is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Global Management Studies, and he is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi professional business fraternity and the American Marketing Association.

Martinette earned a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree from Golden Gate University, and a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.

An endowment that funds the service award was established through the generosity of the former students, colleagues, friends and family of the late Christopher Bill, professor of psychology. The award recognizes Bill’s extraordinary service as a member of the UMW teaching faculty from 1972 to 2001. Bill died in December 2001.

The selection criteria for the award stipulates that the recipient must have served a minimum of seven years as a member of the Mary Washington teaching faculty and must have been heavily and consistently involved in a variety of service capacities, including departmental, university-wide and community service. Nominations may be submitted by any member of the teaching faculty, staff or student body of the university.