April 29, 2016

Updated Rain Location for the President Hurley’s Farewell, April 29

Please note that the rain location for President Hurley’s farewell reception has been moved to the Chandler Ballroom in the University Center.

Farewell for President Hurley
Friday, April 29
4-7 p.m.
Brompton Lawn
Rain Location Chandler Ballroom

Virginia Public Service Week Activities, May 2-6

The following activities are for you to take some time to celebrate each other and  ALL that YOU DO! 


Activities for Employees

Monday, May 2 – Friday, May 6 

Please share this information with employees in your department who may not have access to email. If you have any questions or need additional information or assistance in order to attend any of the events above please contact Jennifer Cooper in the Office of Human Resources at 654-1046. 

Throughout the Week


Back by popular demand…take advantage of the appreciation blog to let your fellow co-workers know how much you appreciate them during VPSW:  May 2 – 6.  The blog will go live on the 2nd  and can be accessed at the following address:  http://vpsw.umwblogs.org.  You can also drop off your “thank you” at the Fairfax House and a Human Resources staff member will post them.  This is also a great week to send your  # 1 F.A.N ‘s to colleagues for free UMW gifts! 


Each day of the week, a lucky employee will be the winner of a $100 Macy’s gift card during VPSW.  A random drawing will take place and then the winner will be notified by email. 

Monday, May 2:   2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

POPCORN SOCIAL (The Popcorn Bag)

Outside of Trinkle Hall

(Rain location:  University Center – Chandler Ballroom)

Stafford Campus, Dahlgren Campus – locations and times TBD 

Tuesday, May 3:  1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 


Outside of Trinkle Hall

(Rain location:  University Center-Chandler Ballroom)

Stafford Campus, Dahlgren Campus – locations and times TBD

CYCLE CLASS 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (cycle studio)

YOGA CLASS 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (dance studio)

Classes in the Fitness Center, dedicated staff only classes. 

Wednesday, May 4: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      


Green next to Lee Hall, Fredericksburg Campus

(Rain location:  hallway of GW basement)

Thursday, May 5:  11:45 a.m.


Meet in the GW parking lot at 11:45 a.m. for an 11:55 a.m. departure.  Look for the UMW van for a ride over to Gari Melchers Home & Studio.



Excellent Eagle Employee

Accounting’s Tracey Funtanilla is SAC’s Excellent Eagle Employee for the month of May.  Here’s what Tracey’s champion had to say about her.

Tracey is a great team member of the Accounting Department who is always willing to step in and assist when & where she is needed.  She often provides support to the Cashier’s Office in addition to maintaining her own tasks. She communicates and coordinates with other departments which exemplifies good internal customer service.  Tracey always seeks to expand her knowledge and skills while also sharing her knowledge and expertise with others.  UMW Finance is fortunate to have Tracey on staff!

Congratulations, Tracey!!

To nominate your co-workers, supervisor, or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award, simply send an email to eenominations@umw.edu with Excellent Eagle Employee in the subject line. Be sure to provide the person’s name, department and work location with the most convenient parking lot, and the reason they should be recognized.

Professional Development & Lunch for UMW Administrative Support

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 Professional’s Seminar, sponsored by Germanna Community College, Center for Workforce & Community Education on Thursday, April 28, 2016.  Many of our administrative support professionals have attended for the last four years and continue to  rave about the experience!  Please see the flier for information on the conference.

While each department would be responsible for the registration fee for their employee(s), because of our ever-increasing attendance, UMW will receive a $14 discount per person ($75 rather than $89).  In order to receive the discount, UMW must send 12 employees to the conference.  Please return the attached registration form to Susan Brown at sbrown@germanna.edu with your phone number in the email so that she may call you for payment.  The fee includes the day’s events as well as a continental breakfast and boxed lunch.  The registration deadline is April 14.   Questions?  Contact Susan via email.

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 your departments daily.  The University will provide a complimentary lunch for our administrative support professionals on Wednesday, April 27, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Faculty Dining Room of the University Center.  We look forward to celebrating these valued members of the UMW team.  RSVP is required by April 26 by emailing jcooper4@umw.edu.

Please contact Jennifer Cooper at jcooper4@umw.edu with any questions.


Philharmonic Spring Concert “South of the Border” April 22

The UMW Philharmonic hosts renowned Argentine conductor Lucia Zicos as they perform music from South America and Latin America.

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Bluegrass & BBQ in Chandler Ballroom Friday at 4

The Office of Student Involvement and the Inter Club Association invite faculty, staff and students to the Chandler Ballroom in the University Center for tomorrow’s annual free BBQ and Bluegrass event from 4-6 p.m.

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Eagle Awards Presented to UMW Leaders

University of Mary Washington senior Megan Blosser was recognized with the inaugural Grace Mann Launch Award at the annual Eagle Awards ceremony on Wednesday, April 20, in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. [Read more...]

First Named Room in Hurley Convergence Center

SWIFT Collaboration Room

Torre Meringolo,Chris Marquardt, and Zach Hatcher in front of the newly named Swift Collaboration Room in the Hurley Convergence Center.

The UMW Board of Visitors recognized the continued generosity of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications, Inc. (SWIFT) on Friday, April 15, 2016, by naming the SWIFT Collaboration Room inside the Hurley Convergence Center.

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Celebrate Dean Rucker in Richmond

Please join us in congratulating Dean Cedric Rucker on the eve of being awarded the Richmond Public Schools (RPS) Living Legend Distinction.

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Excellent Eagle Employee Nominations

Nominate your co-workers, supervisor or employees for the Excellent Eagle Employee award.

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