March 30, 2017

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 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 […]

Monroe Inauguration Comes to Life at UMW

Patriots braved this weekend’s blustery weather to witness the swearing in of the fifth United States president – or at least a festive reenactment of it.Saturday’s bicentennial commemoration of the inauguration of President James Monroe drew a couple hundred people, said Lynda Allen, public programs coordinator for The James Monroe Museum, which sponsored the event. […]

Belmont Photo Exhibit Opens March 18

Belmont Portrayed: Through a Lens, an exhibition of photographs depicting the buildings, grounds and gardens of Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, opens to the public on Saturday, March 18, and will be on view through May 21. The selection of 21 photos by 12 artists was chosen by Belmont Director David Berreth to […]

UMW Riding Program Remains at Hazelwild Farm

Hazelwild Farm will continue to be the home of the University of Mary Washington’s varsity equestrian program. “We appreciate our long-standing partnership with Hazelwild, as well as their cooperation in working together with us for a viable solution,” said UMW’s Director of Athletics Ken Tyler. “We’re really happy for our student-athletes.” Tyler shared the good […]

UMW Religion Professor to Discuss New Book

Mary Beth Mathews, associate professor of religion at the University of Mary Washington, will discuss her new book, Doctrine and Race: African American Evangelicals and Fundamentalism between the Wars, on Wednesday, March 22, at 4 p.m. in Trinkle Hall, Room 242. The event is open to students, faculty, staff and the public. By presenting African American […]