February 12, 2016

UMW Galleries Host Three New Exhibitions

The Galleries at the University of Mary Washington will be hosting three new exhibitions with one exhibition beginning this month. Two of these exhibits will include artwork by UMW students. The first exhibit, called Ritual, opens Wednesday Feb. 17 in duPont Gallery and will continue until Friday Feb. 26. The next two exhibits, Video: Shedding […]

The Magic of Mason

Paige Golden Callahan ’03 and Jay Dee Callahan ’05 began their Mary Washington journey in a relationship, just not with each other.

Friends from the start, they’d begin college life under the same roof, feelings bubbling beneath the surface. By the time they finally found themselves single at the same time, graduation was just weeks away. Jay Dee planned to stay in Virginia; Paige would head home to Connecticut.

UMW to Honor Ninth President with Guinness World Records Attempt

In honor of the retirement of President Richard V. Hurley, “the high-fiving president,” the University of Mary Washington will attempt this spring to break a Guinness world record. The goal is to achieve the highest number of people performing simultaneous jumping high-fives. For the April 13 event, UMW will host an official Guinness World Records […]

UMW Theatre to Continue 2015-16 with Frozen

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2015-16 season with Frozen by Bryony Lavery. Performances will take place Feb. 11-13 and 18-20 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 14, 20 and 21 at 2 p.m. in Klein Theatre, located in duPont Hall on UMW’s Fredericksburg campus. A sign-interpreted performance will take place on […]

Lord of the Rink

Twelve days. That’s the longest UMW senior Natalie Motley has been able to go without lacing up.

The culprit that kept her out of her skates? A cracked kneecap.

UMW Libraries and Center for Historic Preservation Receive Grant

University of Mary Washington Libraries, in partnership with the Center for Historic Preservation and UMW Facilities Services, has been awarded a $6,250 grant by the community Duff McDuff Green Jr. Fund. This grant will greatly assist with the preservation and digitization of the University’s architectural blueprints and drawings — particularly those related to noted Virginia […]

UMW Hosts Regional Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

More than 200 area Special Olympic athletes took part in a regional Special Olympics Basketball invitational at the University of Mary Washington’s Anderson Center on Sunday, Jan. 31. UMW Athletics hosted the day-long event as part of a NCAA Division III national partnership with the Special Olympics organization. UMW’s student athletes served as referees and […]

UMW Participates in Virginia Student Debt Roundtable

University of Mary Washington senior Hannah Tibbett joined student leaders from 20 Virginia colleges on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Jan. 27 to discuss student challenges in paying for college and the impact of rising student loan obligations during a roundtable conversation organized by U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine. University of Mary Washington senior […]

Virginia General Assembly Recognizes UMW President Rick Hurley

The Virginia General Assembly honored President Richard V. Hurley for his service to the University of Mary Washington by presenting him with a Joint Resolution on the floor of the House of Delegates, Monday, Jan. 25. Hurley plans to retire on June 30, after serving as UMW’s ninth president. The commendation is an expression of […]

Facing an Ugly Truth

For years, newspaper journalist Kristen Green ’95 covered stories about inequality in poor, minority communities around the country. But one story she hadn’t yet tackled nagged at her.

In 1959, her Virginia home county had closed its public school system rather than integrate its classrooms. Perhaps, Green thought, it was time to turn her reporter’s eye on the role her own community – and her own family – had played in perpetuating racial segregation.  [Read more…]