August 29, 2015

Dynamic Duo

Just call them “The Sams.”

Samantha Kasner and Samantha Amos are seniors and psychology majors. The energetic pair also spent the summer helping ensure a memorable first experience for incoming students at the University of Mary Washington.

UMW to Solicit Community Input on Presidential Search

The University of Mary Washington will host a series of open forums to solicit community input on the search for the 10th president of the university starting Tuesday, August 25. The forums will provide students, faculty, staff and the Fredericksburg community with the opportunity to provide thoughts on the characteristics and background needed in our […]

UMW Ranked as Best Bang for the Buck

The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among Washington Monthy’s “Best Bang for the Buck Colleges,” part of its 2015 College Guide published Monday, Aug. 24. UMW is placed 16thamong 288 schools in the Southeast category of the list, which the magazine describes as an “exclusive list of schools that that help non-wealthy students […]

UMW Education Professor Receives Topher Bill Award

Venitta McCall, professor in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for her contributions to the University as well as her involvement and leadership in the community.

UMW Welcomes Largest Freshman Class in 107-Year History

An estimated 1380 freshmen and transfer students began moving into their residence halls on the Fredericksburg campus today, Thursday, Aug. 20, in preparation for the start of the 2015-16 academic year at the University of Mary Washington. Classes will begin on Monday, Aug. 24. The students comprise an expected 1001 freshmen, representing the largest first-year […]

UMW, AT&T Focus on Driving Dangers

The University of Mary Washington community will be able to experience firsthand the dangers of distracted driving on Wednesday, Aug. 26. The University has teamed up with AT&T and DRIVE SMART Virginia to bring the “It Can Wait” virtual reality driving simulator to Ball Circle on the Fredericksburg campus. The simulator will be set up […]

UMW Education Professor Receives Topher Bill Award

Venitta McCall, professor in the College of Education at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized with the J. Christopher Bill Outstanding Faculty Service Award for her contributions to the University as well as her involvement and leadership in the community. A member of the UMW faculty since 1987, McCall has compiled an extensive […]

UMW Offers Mobile Safety Tool

The University of Mary Washington introduces an innovative new mobile safety app to the university community beginning with the fall semester. Known as RAVE Guardian, the safety app can be downloaded free of charge by anyone in the UMW network to their smartphones. “Ensuring a safe and secure environment is paramount at UMW,” said UMW […]

Market Research Executive Named UMW Psychology Graduate-In-Residence

Alison Stewart Brown, director of Global Consumer and Partner Insights with Starbucks Coffee Company, has been named the 2015 “Graduate-in-Residence” by the University of Mary Washington’s Department of Psychological Science. As part of her role, Brown will give a lecture “It’s All About Connections: Consumer Perceptions & Brands” on Thursday, Oct. 1. The free, public […]

Famous Sculpture Featured at Belmont

Captain Jack, a 7-foot -tall wooden cigar store Indian carved by Julius Melchers, Gari Melcher’s father and first instructor, will be featured at Gari Melchers Home and Studio starting Saturday, Sept. 12. Highly regarded among his peers as one of the pioneers of carved tobacconist figures, Julius Theodore Melchers (1829-1909) was a master sculptor trained […]