August 21, 2017

Universal Design and Accessible Communication Workshop, Aug. 18

Colleagues, this Friday (August 18th) we have two programs that are open to the entire UMW community, including all UMW faculty and staff:

Dr. Reese

Dr. Reese

The first is a workshop on “Implicit Bias in the Academy” by Dr. Benjamin Reese, Vice President for Institutional Equity at Duke University. The program runs from 10 a.m. to noon in Chandler Ball Room C of the University Center.

In preparation for the program, Dr. Reese has requested that all participants take the Implicit Associations Test, and specifically the Race IAT and one other test of your choosing. The link to take a test is here:  scroll down to find the Race IAT.

Dr. Reese has also recommended the following readings:

Implicit Bias Review (pages 1-15)

Yes, You Can Measure White Privilege

Reframing Faculty Criticisms of Activism

Korey Singleton

Korey Singleton

On Friday afternoon, we will be joined by Korey Singleton, manager of the Assistive Technology Initiative at George Mason University, for a workshop on “Universal Design and Accessible Communication” (1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom).

Both of these programs support our efforts to ensure that equity, access, diversity and inclusion remain at the foundation of our academic mission, fulfilling our public university purpose to serve the educational aspirations of all of those in the UMW community.

-Nina Mikhalevsky



Campus Dining Offerings

Campus Dining is now serving meals at the Top of the UC.  Between August 17 and 22 the Monday through Friday service times are as follows: Breakfast, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.  Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday there will be brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. As of August 23, the Top of the UC will open for lunch at 11 a.m.

Qdoba, Jamba Juice & Li’l Joe’s on the second floor of the UC will be open on Sunday, August 20, from noon to 7 p.m.

Vocelli Pizza will open at 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 20.

As of Monday, August 28, all Campus Dining locations will resume regular  operating hours. This will include Blackstone Coffee and the new pub-style restaurant in the Underground! For additional information contact Campus Dining at

Annual Coleman, Hurley, Atkins Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again. Time to submit nominations for three of our University Recognition Awards.

We will continue our celebration of excellence with the announcement of this year’s nominees, their champions and the award recipients at the fall staff luncheon event on October 17.

  • Charles Coleman Memorial Service Award (supervisor nominations only): Charles Coleman was an employee of 29 years who demonstrated pride, dedication, and loyalty throughout his many years of service. This award was established in honor of his memory and exemplary service.  All classified and hourly employees with at least five years of continuous employment are eligible for the award.  Nomination submissions are due by noon on September 5, 2017
  • Richard V. and Rosemary A. Hurley Presidential Commendation (nominate a colleague):  The intent of this award is to honor Mr. and Mrs. Hurley, who have consistently demonstrated a desire to recognize and reward outstanding service of University employees, and who have led by example in their work at Mary Washington.  The benefactors of the award, Elmer and Marceline Weatherly Morris, Class of 1950, hope this commendation will serve as a permanent reminder of the appreciation that the Mary Washington community feels for the Hurleys’ service and desire for it to be a source of inspiration for future members of the University’s staff to serve the institution in the dedicated manner epitomized by the Hurleys. UMW employees, with preference for an administrative/professional faculty member, are eligible for the award.  Nomination submissions are due by noon on September 5, 2017. 
  • Larry Atkins Award: This award recognizes UMW employees who are unsung heroes in our offices, lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task, and set a positive example for others. Employees can be honored by their teammates and coworkers, and the winners will receive $100. The Staff Advisory Council chooses one wage, one classified and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award. Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon on October 17. Nomination submissions are due by 5 p.m. on September 15, 2017.
    Please visit the University Recognition Awards webpage for award selection criteria, nomination procedures, and the online nomination form for each award above.
    For more information contact Terri Arthur at
    Don’t forget to save the date for the Employee Fall Luncheon on October 17, 2017 (more information to follow)!

Faculty Participation in Honor Convocation, Fri., Aug. 25

In our annual celebration of honor, UMW will hold Honor Convocation on Friday, Aug. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center. New students will recite and sign the university’s honor pledge signifying their promise to uphold UMW’s ethical code. Faculty members are strongly encouraged to attend and are reminded to please wear UMW regalia and arrive no later than 4:10 p.m. Robing will be held in Goolrick Gym.

SAC News

August Staff Advisory Council Meeting – Our August SAC meeting will take place on Thursday August 17th from 1-3PM in Lee Hall 412.  You do not have to be a member to attend — all are welcome!

Rick Pearce to Retire – Vice President for Administration and Finance Rick Pearce will retire from the University, effective January 1, 2018. President Troy Paino made that announcement in an email to the UMW community on Thursday.   For more information, go to

Office of Disability Resources Workshop – The Office of Disability Resources is presenting a workshop on Universal Design and Accessible Communication for the UMW community. Korey Singleton, Assistive Technology Initiative Manager, George Mason University, widely recognized as an expert in the field, is the presenter. The presentation is in the University Center, Chandler Ballroom, on Aug. 18 and runs from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.  This program explores the ways in which UMW Faculty and Staff could utilize the insights of Universal Design and new and emerging technologies to make our campus more inclusive and accessible. (Questions? Contact ODR, x1266;  or Tim O’Donnell, x1252;

Larry Atkins Award Nominations now Open – The SAC has opened nominations for the 2017 Larry Atkins Award.  S.A.C.’s Larry Atkins Award recognizes UMW employees who are the unsung heroes of our offices.  Employees can be honored by their teammates and co-workers with this award, and they’ll receive $100.

The S.A.C. chooses one wage, one classified, and one administrative professional faculty employee for the award.  Nominees lend a helping hand to their teammates, go above and beyond in each and every task while wearing a smile, and set a positive example for others.

You’ll find more information on the Larry Atkins page on the UMW website.  To nominate a colleague, complete the online nomination form by 5pm Friday, September 15th.  If you have questions, please contact Christy Pack.

Winners will be announced at the Fall Employee Luncheon, October 17th.

Annual Coleman & Hurley Award Nominations now Open – Nominations can now be submitted for University Recognition Awards.   We will continue our celebration of excellence with the announcement of this year’s nominees, their champions, and the award recipients at the fall staff luncheon event on October 17.  For more information on the awards, go to or contact Terri Arthur (

Move-In Crew Volunteers Needed!  Residence Life and Housing invites you to participate in one of the most exciting and memorable days of the year: Move-In Day!  Move-In Day for first year and transfer students is Wednesday August 23, 2017.  Move-In Day for returning students is Saturday, August 26, 2017. As Move-In Volunteers, you will welcome our new and returning students and their families, help unload cars, carry suitcases and boxes, and enjoy the energy that comes with the first day of students for the academic year.   For more information, go to

 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.


Business Services eUpdate–August 2017

Business Services


Back to School Sale

The Bookstore is offering 15% off the entire purchase of apparel and insignia items in store and online from August 25 through September 2.

Course Materials

Students may take advantage of a course materials cost comparison tool, as well as in-store and online rentals, both available on the store’s website:

UMW Book Club

The UMW Book Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, August 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the University Bookstore. The book selection this month is any title by Carrie Fisher. Both club members and visitors are welcome. Contact Margaret Mock at x1017 with questions.


Merchant Partner Changes

Country Cookin no longer accepts EagleOne money as payment.

Over the summer, Weis Markets joined the off-campus partner program. Students, faculty, and staff can now use EagleOne funds at the Route 1 Fredericksburg store location.

New Employee

The EagleOne card office is pleased to introduce Maie Makin, the new Off-Campus Merchant Manager. Maie can be reached by email at, or phone at x1005.

Copy Center

New Vendor Contract and Employees

Last month, Swiss Post Solutions (SPS) became UMW’s copy and mail service provider. The implementation of the new contract included replacing all of the old copiers with new machines. For questions about using the devices and new services, or to set up a training session, please contact the UMW Copy Center at x1935, or by email at welcome new SPS team members:
Visit the Copy Center and Post Office websites for more information.

Parking Management

Lot Closure

The Lee Hall lot closed on August 7 and will remain closed throughout amphitheatre construction, which is slated to last until May 2018. For more about the Amphitheatre Restoration Project, visit here.

Schultz Hits the Water, Lands in National Geographic

During the week, Maria Schultz is assistant director for design services in UMW’s University Relations department. When she’s not working, though, her favorite place to be is on the water, with her dogs.

Maria Schultz

UMW’s Maria Schultz paddle-boarding with her dogs, Kona and Riley. Photo courtesy Melissa Colombo

Schultz lists paddle-camping and stand-up paddle-boarding with her two dogs, Kona and Riley, among her passions. “It’s really the perfect weekend,” she said.

Schultz maintains an Instagram account dedicated to this pastime and to her sporty canines, sponsored in part by Zuke’s, a Durango, Colorado-based company that makes dog treats. She posts accounts of her water adventures on a regular basis.

Schultz published a book last year titled Paddle Tails: Reflections on people and dogs who find balance on the water, along with UMW’s Lisa Chinn Marvashti. And in 2013, Schultz published How to SUP with your PUP: A guide to stand-up paddle-boarding with your dog.

Jen Sotolongo, a National Geographic writer, knew of Schultz from her work with Zuke’s, and decided to include her in a feature that showcases nine other athletes with their animal compadres. The National Geographic story shows Schultz on the Shenandoah River, one of her favorite spots. “The western bank is state park, so you can camp anywhere.”

“I’m known as the girl who paddles with her dogs,” she said. “Paddle-boarding is our thing.”

Visit to read more about Schultz’s adventures. And to follow her (and Kona and Riley) on Instagram, go to






Paying It Forward in 2017

The Office of University Advancement developed this infographic to provide a snapshot of philanthropy and engagement during fiscal year 2017. Thank you to everyone who made gifts in support of UMW’s mission!




Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament Slated for Family Weekend, Sept. 15

UMW Athletics is excited to announce the 3rd Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament will return for Family Weekend 2017. The event will be held at Augustine Golf Club, home of UMW Golf!

The Eagle Club is the fundraising arm of UMW Athletics and its mission is to maximize opportunities and strengthen support services for Mary Washington’s student-athletes in their pursuit of academic and athletic excellence. Included in the $150 cost to play is a $50 “Flight Level” donation to the Eagle Club. The tournament will also provide range balls, free drinks on the course, a pre-tournament lunch and post-tournament dinner, great prizes and more! Golfers may sign up individually, with a pair, or an entire foursome.

Registration is now open and will stay open until September 8, 2017 or until the event sells out.

Click here for more details and to register today!

Contact Eagle Club Director Philip Pierce (540)654-1153 or with any questions or with interest to register with cash/check.

A message from the Director of Athletics, Ken Tyler:

The Eagle Club Golf Tournament is an opportunity to celebrate and support the University of Mary Washington’s tradition of athletic excellence. Whether you’re a scratch golfer, a weekend hacker, or you’ve never picked up a club, your support of this event will make an immediate impact on the success of our student athletes and the quality of our athletic programs. Our goal is to have all athletic programs across all eras represented. The event is more than just an opportunity to get together. We want you to reconnect with old teammates, visit old friends and make new ones, and meet the staff. But we do this with purpose: the golfing will be great, but we gather to support UMW student athletes.

We have a great tradition and great pride because of many present and past who have supported those who wear the navy and gray. Let’s keep it going. I look forward to seeing you show your commitment at the 3rd Annual Eagle Club Golf Tournament. Thank you!

Event Schedule

1:00 p.m. Check-In and Open Range (Lunch Provided)

1:45 p.m. Welcome and Introduction

2:00 p.m. Shot Gun Start

6:00 p.m. Dinner, Awards, Prizes

Limited to 120 Golfers. Reservations on a first come first serve basis.

All-University Assembly Aug. 17

Please mark your calendars: All faculty and staff are invited to President Troy Paino’s annual Opening Assembly. It will be on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., in Dodd Auditorium.