December 2, 2015

UMW Phi Beta Kappa Names Scholarship for Professor Emeritus

The University of Mary Washington’s Phi Beta Kappa Society chapter has named its annual scholarship for Roy H. Smith, professor of psychology emeritus and longtime member of the university’s chapter. A charter member of UMW’s chapter, Smith served as chapter president twice and supported the society’s activities over his 40 years at the university. The […]

Gari Melchers Home to Host Candlelight Tour

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a holiday candlelight tour led by Director David Berreth on Saturday, Dec. 19. Featuring a private evening tour of the Belmont House decorated for the season, guests will toast the holidays with champagne and light refreshments. The tour will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at […]

UMW Philharmonic Hosts Holiday Pops Concert

The University of Mary Washington’s Philharmonic will host its annual Holiday Pops Concert, “Songs of the Season,” on Thursday Dec. 3, and Friday, Dec. 4. Both concerts will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, located in George Washington Hall on the Fredericksburg campus. Tickets are $10 per person, and admission is free to […]

UMW Board of Visitors Approves College of Business Waivers

The University of Mary Washington will begin granting waivers for relevant work experience to prospective students applying to the College of Business Masters of Business program. The decision was approved by the University’s Board of Visitors on Friday, Nov. 20. “After benchmarking area competitors, the College of Business faculty recognized that schools such as Virginia […]

UMW Establishes Endowment, Names Arena to Honor Area Businessman

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted today, Friday, Nov. 20, to establish the Ron Rosner Athletic Endowment and to recognize Rosner for his generosity by naming an arena in his honor. The arena, which is within the William M. Anderson Center, will be known as the Ron Rosner Arena. “On behalf of […]

UMW Dedicates Gates Hudson Building on Stafford Campus

The University of Mary Washington recognized the contributions of Gates Hudson Real Estate Group at a dedication ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Stafford campus by naming the North Building after the key supporters. The Stafford campus structure will be known now as the Gates Hudson Building. “Gates Hudson is one of the University’s […]

Voice Lessons

For years, Avina Ross pictured herself as a psychologist. She’d imagined leaning back in her overstuffed chair and scratching notes as her clients confided their deepest of secrets.

“I could see myself in New York in my stiletto heels,” said Ross, 33, always the consummate comforter in her group of girlfriends. “I was going to take on the big city and its troubles.”

Top Virginia Gubernatorial Contenders Largely Unknown to Voters, UMW Survey Shows

Potential Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie received the support of 40 percent of Virginia registered voters surveyed as compared to 33 percent saying they favored Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. Both leading candidates for the 2017 election […]

UMW Survey Reveals Virginians Oppose Obama Refugee Plan

Virginians are solidly opposed to President Obama’s plans to allow Syrian refugees into the country, with many residents concerned that doing so would make a future terrorist attack more likely, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. Forty percent of Virginians surveyed said they […]

UMW Survey Shows Carson, Trump Tied among Virginia Voters

Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump are tied at 18 percent each among Virginia registered voters, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. Sen. Marco Rubio received the support of 10 percent of the state’s registered voters surveyed in advance of the […]