January 25, 2015

COAR’s Annual Variety Show, Feb. 20

Bring your friends and family out to Dodd Auditorium for COAR’s 4th Annual Variety Show on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. to support UMW performance groups and help us raise money to send students to build Habitat for Humanity houses over spring break! Admission is $1 and we will be having a silent auction and raffle with great prizes from amusement parks, sports teams, and restaurants! See you there!

UMW Athletics Hall of Fame Celebration, Jan. 24

The Anderson Center’s Atmosphere this Saturday will be unforgettable!

This Saturday, Jan. 24, UMW Athletics calls on Eagle Nation to join the 2015 Hall of Fame Celebration! Here are just a few of the reasons you will not want to miss the Eagle’s Basketball doubleheader in the Anderson Center:

  1. This Saturday is Military Appreciation Day sponsored by Ultimate Subaru — Rock your favorite camouflage fatigues. Several lucky fans will compete at halftime of the men’s game for a free car. Thanks Ultimate Subaru!
  2. Men’s hoops Head Coach Marcus Kahn is rocking sneakers with his suit to raise awareness about the fight against cancer!
  3. This Saturday is also UMW Alumni Appreciation Day at the Anderson Center! We welcome back the DC, Fredericksburg, and Richmond Alumni Networks!
  4. Board of Visitors Rector Holly Cuellar ’89 will be in the house!
  5. UMW Swimming takes on Gettysburg at 1 p.m. in the Goolrick Pool!
  6. Women’s Basketball CAC Silver Anniversary team honored at the women’s halftime.
  7. The 2015 Hall of Fame Class will be honored at the men’s halftime.
  8. Both games have huge implications for the teams’ race to the CAC playoffs!

Go Eagles! Beat York!

Women’s Game begins at 1 p.m., Men’s begins at 3 p.m.

Camo Day is back at the Anderson Center this Saturday starting at 1pm!

Camo Day is back at the Anderson Center this Saturday starting at 1p.m.!

MBA Info Session/GMAT Strategy Session, Feb. 2

Join the College of Business for an information session on Monday, Feb. 2, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the UMW Stafford and Dahlgren Campuses. Meet faculty, review admissions requirements and discuss courses and concentrations for the MBA program. Guests will also hear from a GMAT expert and learn everything there is to know about the GMAT exam, the upcoming GMAT Prep Course, the free Sample Class (on Feb. 9) and the free Math Boot Camp (on April 15).

To register, go to http://business.umw.edu and click on the bright blue MBA/GMAT Info Session link on the left side of the page. There’s no cost for this event but registration is required.

National Security Lecture Series Spring 2015

The University of Mary Washington Dahlgren Campus, Center for Education and Research is hosting a series of lectures this Spring 2015 on national security challenges facing the United States.

The lecture series is a joint effort of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Council, the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWAC) and UMW. The lectures provide Department of Defense and contractor employees overviews of international security in regions of interest and spark thought-provoking discussions.

Dahlgren Campus

Dahlgren Campus


Diversity Webinar, Jan. 27

On Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 412, the James Farmer Multicultural Center and the Office of the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion will host a webinar titled:

White Privilege: How It Undermines Our Best Efforts to Diversify and Be Inclusive

Ever notice that despite best intentions and thoughtful planning, efforts to create inclusive and diverse campus communities often fall short of expectations? Have you begun an initiative with high hopes for change only to have them give way to frustration and discouragement? Join this Diverse Webinar, White Privilege: How It Undermines Our Best Efforts to Diversify and Be Inclusive, where we’ll examine the historical patterns and impacts entangled in white supremacy, white privilege, and other forms of oppression. We’ll explore how they show up in our thoughts, interactions, institutions, and cultural practices — creating divisive environments and outcomes despite best intentions. We’ll explore conversational tactics that deepen understanding and engagement especially when viewpoints differ and tensions run high.

Veterans Resource Center Opens

The Veterans Resource Center opened for business Jan. 13 in the basement of Combs Hall, Room B24. This is a space for veterans and military-related students to gather, relax and find out more about benefits available to them both on and off campus. The Center is manned by work study students during normal business hours to help answer questions. The VRC is also available during non-business hours as a lounge. Check out the link for more information. http://students.umw.edu/veterans/veterans-resource-center/

UMW to Host Iraqi Ambassador for Foreign Policy Lecture

The University of Mary Washington will host Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily for a presentation on “Challenges of Iraqi Foreign Policy, Status and Prospective” on Wed., January 28.   Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily The ambassador’s lecture will outline the new government’s approach to foreign policy. Faily will focus on Iraq-U.S. relations and regional cooperation to confront the threat of ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). He also will offer an assessment of current developments in the Middle East and Iraq’s recent initiatives to foster security and stability with its neighbors. The lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 346. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and speak with Ambassador Faily during a brief reception immediately following the program. The event is free and open to the public. Faily has held the position of Iraq’s ambassador to the United States since July 2013, and previously served as Iraq’s ambassador to Japan for three years. Prior to joining the diplomatic corps, Faily spent 20 years working in the Information Technology sector for several transnational companies while living in the United Kingdom. Ambassador Faily was an active leader within the large Iraqi exile community in the U.K. and served as a trustee for several non-governmental Iraqi organizations. He also played an active role in opposing Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship and advocated for democracy and the rule of law in Iraq. For more information about the lecture, please contact Nabil Al-Tikriti, associate professor of history, at (540) 654-1481 or naltikri@umw.edu. News release prepared by:  Erika Spivey

Event Dedication to Emerson, Jan. 15 at 5 p.m.

Claudia Emerson

Claudia Emerson

Please join the Department of English, Linguistics and Communication as they present their first 2015 Thursday Poem Series on Jan. 15 at 5 p.m. in dedication to Claudia Emerson in Combs Hall, Room 139. Seating is limited, so please plan to come early! A reception in the foyer will follow.


UMW Social Media Users Group

Do you manage a social media account for the University of Mary Washington? If so, you’re invited to join Social@UMW, the university’s social media users group, for workshops and presentations on enhancing UMW’s social media presence.

WHO WE ARE: The people and voices behind UMW’s social media presence.

WHAT WE DO: Share social news, tips and trends to enhance UMW’s social impact.

To join the group, email Erika Spivey at espivey@umw.edu with your name, title and a list of the names and links to any social media pages you  manage.

Campus Dining on Monday, Jan. 19

Due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 19, the Faculty and Staff Dining Room at Seacobeck will be closed and the Wholly Habaneros Food Truck will not be in service.  However, the Washington Diner and Smart Market Dining Rooms at Seacobeck will be open.  Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and lunch is served between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  Dinner service runs from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Eagle’s Nest, Naturually Woodstock, and Blackstone Coffee will all be open regular hours.