April 24, 2017

The Inauguration Celebration Continues

Faculty and staff are encouraged to continue the week of festivities to celebrate the inauguration of Dr. Paino as UMW’s 10th president on Friday, April 21.

Tonight, don’t miss the panel discussion by prominent scholars on the role of higher education in today’s politically charged era of misinformation. The discussion, “Higher Education in the Disinformation Age: Can America’s public liberal arts universities restore critical thinking and civility in public discourse?,” will be held at 7 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.

Panelists include Sara Cobb, director for the Center for the Study of Narrative and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University; Julian Hayter, a historian at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies; and Audrey Watters, a freelance writer and author who focuses on education technology. Our own Steve Farnsworth will moderate the discussion.

Paino familyOn Friday, join the UMW community at:

A Moment of Silence at noon on Ball Circle. – Members of PRISM (People for the Rights of Individuals of Sexual Minorities) and allies will lead a moment of silence in recognition of the Day of Silence, which brings awareness to the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools.

  • Capital Athletic Conference tournament in track and field competition- from 1 p.m. to dark, at the Battlefield Athletic Complex.
  • Installation Ceremony for Dr. Paino in Dodd Auditorium at 4:15 p.m.- In his formal introduction as President of the University of Mary Washington, Dr. Paino will be joined by representatives of the faculty, staff, students, local community, and delegates from universities and honorary societies. The ceremony is open to the UMW community. Seating is first-come, first-served – please plan to arrive by 3:45 to be seated.
  • View the Ceremony Online- The installation ceremony will also be live-streamed on the UMW website starting at 4:15 p.m. The link to the video live-stream will be posted on the http://umw.edu/inauguration
  • Greet Dr. Paino - Join the UMW community to greet President Paino as he travels along campus walk to the University Center immediately following the conclusion of the installation ceremony (weather permitting).
  • Community Celebration- Held in the University Center, the community celebration will immediately follow the ceremony and is open to the UMW community. With a focus on the university community, this celebration will feature free food, beverages, a photo booth, and great music, including the UMW Jazz Ensemble and a DJ.

Be sure to use #CelebrateUMW when posting about the inauguration on social media. For more information, including a full schedule of events, go to http://umw.edu/inauguration.

 

 

 

UMW Jazz Ensemble to Perform at Paino’s Inauguration

The UMW Jazz Ensemble will perform at a Community Celebration following the installation of Dr. Troy Paino as UMW’s tenth president on Friday, April 21.

The Celebration, to be held in the University Center, is open to the entire UMW community. In addition to music, there will be free food, beverages and a photo booth.

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The New Guy Talks Sports

An Elegant Evening for a Meaningful Mission

The University of Mary Washington athletic department will host the 4th Annual UMW Athletics Gala & Auction on May 20, 2017, in Chandler Ballroom, University Center. All proceeds support UMW student-athletes.

The event will feature keynote speaker Dr. Troy D. Paino, Mary Washington’s 10th president. A passionate sports fan, Dr. Paino has written extensively on the history of American sports and is frequently in the stands cheering on the Eagles!

Not only will the 4th Annual Gala be held in a new ballroom and feature our new UMW President, guests this year will hear a few senior student-athletes share their inspiring testimonials.

UMW Athletics would like to thank the 4th Annual Gala sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: University Dining Services by Sodexo

Supporting Sponsors: City of Fredericksburg, Stafford Printing, Union Bank & Trust

The Gala will commence at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction bidding. The dinner and program will follow at 7 p.m. and an exciting live auction will cap the night just before 9:30 p.m.

Sneak Peek: Live Auction

  • FedEx Fantasy – Catch a Washington Redskins game from a luxury box suite
  • Grand Summit Getaway – Two nights on Mount Snow Vermont with lift tickets
  • Island Beachfront Break – Two nights on the 11-acre oasis, Hilton Head Sonesta Resort
  • Much more to come!

 

For more information, or questions regarding sponsorship of the Gala or to donate an auction item or vacation package, please contact Philip Pierce, Director of Athletic Development, at 540-654-1153, or ppierce@umw.edu.

Silent Auction categories include:

  • UMW Eagle Pride
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion, Beauty and Wellness
  • Home and Family
  • Autographed Items
  • Food and Wine
  • Sports
  • Travel Getaways

There are a limited number of tickets for the event. Individual seats cost $130, and a table of 10n costs $1,000. A portion of each ticket purchase is tax deductible.

*UMW asks that all guests are at least 21 years of age & not current UMW student-athletes

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND ORDER TICKETS: DISCOUNTED TABLES OF TEN STILL AVAILABLE!

SAC News

April S.A.C. Meeting:  Our April meeting is this Thursday, April 20, at the Stafford Campus South Building, Room 208 at 1 p.m. Bill Brooks will be this month’s speaker and will discuss mindfulness. All are welcome!

Earth Day Celebration!  The President’s Council on Sustainability’s Earth Day 2017 Celebration is this Thursday April 20 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. on Ball Circle.  Stop by to enjoy a sustainable cookout, baked goods and farmer’s market vendors!  Clubs and local environmental groups will be on hand as well.

2017 Administrative Professionals Day Appreciation Lunch: To recognize the exceptional work and dedication that our administrative support professionals provide on a daily basis, UMW will provide a complimentary lunch for administrative support professionals on Thursday, April 27, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Dining Room of the University Center.

Virginia Public Service Week: SAC has volunteered to organize events for one day during Virginia Public Service Week, May 7 – 13. SAC has partnered with Campus Recreation and has events planned in Goolrick on May 9.

Summer Kickball League for Faculty & Staff!  Games will begin the week of May 22. All games will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. on Ball Circle. Each team will play a minimum of one game per week for four weeks and have a minimum of eight players. Sign up as an individual, or note teammate requests on the registration form. The $10 individual registration fee can be paid online or in person at the Fitness Center.  Register here before May 8 and let’s have a fun Summer Kickball League!

Excellent Eagle Employee Program: Nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. It’s easy! Just complete the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Take some time to nominate someone today! Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

Swim Lessons at Campus Recreation

Summer is quickly approaching, which means it’s almost time to hit the beach or the pool! Don’t get caught on the side because you don’t know how to swim or you’re not comfortable in the water. Come on over to Campus Recreation and let us help you take the first dive of the summer! From May 1 through May 12, on Mondays through Fridays, we will offer swim classes for people of all ages and of all skill levels that is affordable and fun. Registration and details can be found on the UMW Campus Recreation website. Hope to see you there!

http://students.umw.edu/campusrec/be-active/swim-lessons/

2017 Administrative Professionals Day

For All Administrative Support Professionals and their Supervisors:

Again this year,  we hope that our administrative support professionals are able to take advantage of this professional development and networking opportunity- the one day Administrative Professionals’ Seminar, sponsored by Germanna Community College, Center for Workforce & Community Education on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  Many of our administrative support professionals have attended for the last five years and continue to  rave about the experience!  Please see the information at the bottom of this email for information on the conference and how to register through Germanna.  Any questions about the training please contact Germanna at (540) 891-3012.

And don’t forget our annual appreciation lunch…

We would also like to recognize the exceptional work and dedication that our administrative support professionals give daily. The University will provide a complimentary lunch for our administrative support professionals on Thursday, April 27, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Dining Room of the University Center (on the pizza and pasta side of the dining room).  We look forward to celebrating these valued members of the UMW team.

A Look Back at #MaryWashDay

Mary Wash Giving Day, the University’s first 24-hour giving day, was the largest one-day fundraising effort in Mary Washington history. Held March 14, 2017, the celebration coincided with the 109th anniversary of the University’s founding. Snowy roads forced the closure of campus and cancellation of Giving Day events, but donors still turned out in force online to make the day a huge success.

Final Giving Day results are as follows:

·         1,218 gifts to areas across the University, including the Fund for Mary Washington, arts and cultural programs, athletics, academic departments, the Amphitheatre restoration, and scholarships

·         1,090 unique donors (counting each donor once, even if they made more than one gift), including 678 alumni (31 of whom are also faculty or staff members), and 58 current and former faculty and staff members.

·         $217,255 in gifts and gift commitments, including $80,655 for the Fund for Mary Washington

As we mark one month since this historic day of philanthropy, gifts are already at work strengthening the Mary Washington experience for students. This snapshot from the Office of Annual Giving provides additional highlights of the day:

Share Inspiring Senior Stories

Do you know of interesting or noteworthy students who are graduating this May? Has a student overcome a significant challenge or succeeded despite overwhelming odds? Has a student attained a remarkable achievement?

The Office of Media and Public Relations would like to hear about those students. We will share graduating senior story ideas with local and regional news media and will consider them for future story possibilities on the UMW website.

If you know of a student who has a unique story, please send a description of the student’s achievement and/or background to Marty Morrison at mmorris3@umw.edu or Lisa Marvashti at lchinn@umw.edu. Please include the student’s contact information, including cell phone number if available.

Please send your ideas by the end of business on Friday, April 28, so that suggestions can be passed on to the news media in a timely manner.

 

SAC News

Excellent Eagle Employee Program: Nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award. It’s easy! Just complete the Excellent Eagle Employee nomination form on our website. Take some time to nominate someone today! Winners get reserved parking on campus for the month.

Virginia Public Service Week: SAC has volunteered to organize events for one day during Virginia Public Service Week, May 7 – 13. SAC has partnered with Campus Recreation and has events planned in Goolrick on May 9.

April S.A.C. Meeting:  Our April meeting will be Thursday, April 20, at the Stafford Campus South Building Room 208 at 1 p.m. Bill Brooks will be this month’s speaker and will discuss mindfulness. All are welcome!

Summer Kickball League for Faculty & Staff!  Games will begin the week of May 22. All games will be held from noon until 12:45 p.m. on Ball Circle. Each team will play a minimum of one game per week for four weeks and have a minimum of eight players. Sign up as an individual, or note teammate requests on the registration form. The $10 individual registration fee can be paid online or in person at the Fitness Center.  Register here before May 8 and let’s have a fun Summer Kickball League!

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!

 

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Deppe is Named Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month

Sophomore softball pitcher Kara Deppe has been named the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for March.

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Deppe led Mary Washington to a 14-8 record in the month of March, gaining seven pitching wins, including UMW’s first over Salisbury in 10 years. The sophomore from Henrico, Virginia, allowed one earned run or less in six of her first seven starts of the month, striking out 14 batters in a win over Grove City College, and adding 10 strikeouts against Bridgewater College and nationally ranked Eastern Mennonite University.

Deppe struck out six and allowed just two hits in UMW’s 5-1 win over Salisbury on March 25. The Eagles gained head coach Dee Conway’s 500 career win over spring break in Myrtle Beach as well.

She leads the CAC in strikeouts and earned run average.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month

September – Savannah Powers (volleyball)
October – Jacob Burke (men’s soccer)
November – Emma Olson (volleyball)
December – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)
January – Eric Shaw (men’s basketball)
February – Anna Corley (women’s swimming), Dallas Tarkenton (men’s swimming)
March – Kara Deppe (softball)

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