September 18, 2014

Executive-in-Residence with Daniel R. Wolfe ’84, October 15-16

Daniel R. Wolfe '84

Daniel R. Wolfe ’84

Daniel R. Wolfe ’84 is UMW’s 2014-15 Executive-in-Residence. He is the executive vice president of Worldwide Creative at NBC Universal. Wolfe will be on campus in Stafford and Fredericksburg October 15 to 16, 2014. Throughout the two-day Executive-in-Residence program, he will interact with UMW students interested in various career paths. During an invitation-only breakfast program, Wolfe will speak to regional business leaders.

Students, friends, and alumni are invited to attend a free presentation by Wolfe on the Stafford campus Wednesday, October 15 at 6 p.m. A reception with refreshments and light fare will follow in the North Building.

Space is limited for the Wednesday evening event in Stafford and registration is encouraged. Please visit to register.

About Daniel Wolfe

Wolfe oversees a staff in Los Angeles and London of more than 100 employees who provide creative, post production, technical and other support worldwide for the marketing campaigns of all Universal’s motion picture releases. His department is responsible for the development and execution of a films’ marketing message for theatrical trailers, television commercials, print advertising, new media, radio, theme park placement and home entertainment including, pay-per-view and video-on-demand.

In his long career at Universal Pictures, Dan Wolfe has been involved in over 400 films including the “Jurassic Park,” “Fast and Furious,” “Bourne” and “American Pie”franchises. Wolfe has been a part of 15 films that were nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and four that won Oscars for Best Picture, including “Schindler’s List,” “Shakespeare in Love, “”Gladiator” and “A Beautiful Mind.”

Before joining Universal in 1990, he was a manager of creative advertising at New Line Cinema and prior to that, Orion Pictures. While at Orion Pictures, Wolfe worked on campaigns for the Academy Award winning films “Dances with Wolves” and “Silence of the Lambs.”

He is a graduate of Mary Washington College, which honored him with the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award, 2007 Distinguished Graduate-in-Residence and serves on the College of Business Advisory Board.He has a postgraduate degree in communication industries management from Emerson College and is a member of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Business Services eUpdate September 2014


  • Verba Course Materials Price Comparison Tool

Copy Center

  • Student Cloud Printing Options
  • Copy Center Costs Comparisons: Seacobeck Hall copy vs. departmental copier
  • Top 10 Departments Maximizing Copy Center


  • Support our EagleOne Merchant Partners’ Specials


  • 2015 Fac/Staff Decals Info Coming Soon
  • Upcoming Events
  • Ongoing Construction/Storm Water Management Projects

Post Office

  • New Mail Kiosk

Procurement Services

  • eVA Small Business Update
  • Departmental eVA Buyer Tips
  • Shipping/Freight exempt eVA fees
  • UMW Small Purchase Procedures

Personnel Changes Business Services welcomes Patricia Canciglia and Opal Curtis.

Patricia (Pat) Canciglia joins Procurement Services in the position of Buyer Specialist, following a 30+ year career with the Federal Government, Naval Surface Warfare Center/Naval Sea Systems Command (NSWC), Dahlgren Division, most recently as Chief of the Contracting Office and Contracts Department Head.

Opal joins us in the role of Business Services Administrative Assistant, following a 30 year career, most recently in a managerial role, at the Free Lance-Star.

Owned and Operated by UMW ! 

Verba Course Materials Price Comparison Tool 

The UMW Bookstore website now has a price comparison tool allowing students to compare course materials prices with other industry providers.  This feature invites transparency in pricing and will demonstrate the value of the UMW Bookstore.

For a quick peek, click here

To start from the beginning, go to<>

-          Click Textbooks.

-          Click Fredericksburg Campus.

-          Select term (F14), then class, then section.

-          Click “Compare prices on these course materials”

Reminders for students:

The UMW Bookstore is owned and operated by UMW. 100% of profits remain on campus in support of student life at UMW.

Consider the total cost of ownership when renting books. Rental books must be returned to the rental company at the end of the rental term and are not eligible for buyback.

Remember: the UMW Bookstore hosts buyback at the start and end of each semester!

Student Cloud Printing Project-  The forecast for October is cloudy.  UMW will introduce cloud printing to students in October.  Students will have the option to send print jobs to one of 4 multi-functional printers around campus, Simpson Library, ITCC Center, Stafford Library and Trinkle Hall. Students will be able to print to the cloud from any computer or mobile device, and swipe their EagleOne card to access and pay for print jobs.

Departmental Copy Jobs

Copy Center per/copy cost in Seacobeck Hall are $.035 per copy.

Costs on departmental copiers (multi-function devices) are $.07 per copy /or  $.05 for networked print.

Copy Center normal turnaround time is 24 hours and will deliver right to your office via campus mail.  A request form is available on the Copy Center website.

FY14 Top 10 Departments Maximizing Copy Center, approximate savings/cost avoidance:

1          $3,957.70         MATHEMATICS

2          $3,748.88         ADMISSIONS

3          $3,607.29         PSYCHOLOGY

4          $3,112.30         WRITING INTENSIVE PROG5

5          $2,640.97         MOD FOREIGN LANG

6          $2,574.40         BIOLOGY

7          $2,377.96         ENG, LING &SPEECH

8          $1,666.84         CLASS, PHIL & REL

9          $1,429.66         ECONOMICS

10         $1,221.64         Team Sports – Other

Questions?   Contact Amme Mahler, ext. 2006 

EagleOne Payroll Deduction is available for all employees 

EagleOne merchant current specials

Baba Ganoush: 1/2 off chicken Shawarma wrap or Falafel wrap 3-6 p.m. everyday through Dec. 30, promo code BABA14

Country Cookin’: $3 burger and fries every Wednesday 4- 9 p.m. all fall semester

Home Team Grill: 1/2 price burgers every Tuesday 4-11 p.m.

IHOP: 50% off entire check -every Wednesday 8 p.m.-4 a.m., must purchase beverage and show EagleOne ID

Salad Creations: $1.99 smoothie with purchase of any salad, wrap, panini or sandwich everyday 4-9 p.m., offer good through Oct. 30, also students & fac/staff receive 10% discount w/EagleOne card

Pancho Villa: 20% off new lunch specials w/ student or fac/staff EagleOne ID, good at Eagle Village location only

Upcoming events requiring campus parking reservations:

Family Weekend – reservations affect Level #4 of Alvey Parking Deck on Friday, Sept. 19, and level #4 Alvey Parking Deck & GW lot on Saturday, Sept. 20

Admissions Event & Alzheimer’s Walk – reservations affect campus-wide parking on Saturday, Sept. 27

Ongoing Construction/Stormwater Management projects affecting parking:

New Campus Center – College Ave, creating overflow to other areas.

ITCC- Simpson Library, Jepson lots, creating overflow to other areas.

Woodard/Mercer Renovation – Sunken Road lot #13, disruptions along Campus Drive. Drivers and pedestrians urged to be aware of increased construction traffic.

Marshall – work continuing with minor Residential Student disruption in Marshall lot.

2015 Fac/Staff Decals Coming Soon

All Fac/Staff decals will expire on 7/1/15, planning is underway for the registration and distribution process for new decals. More details to follow this Fall/Winter.

To support personal/retail needs, a new postal kiosk is available in Lee Hall, beside the ATM machine (just outside the Bookstore).  The services available through the kiosk include purchasing stamps and mailing packages via USPS. Credit cards are accepted.

Reminder for 2014-2015: Vendor Agreements should be routed to Procurement Services for review and signature 

eVA Small Business Update

NEW Vendor Look Up Feature Allows Full Export of SBSD Vendor List

From the bottom of the eVA website homepage you can access the list of active eVA Vendors.

The page has a link at the top right corner that gives you the full list of SBSD (Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity—formerly  DMBE) certified Vendors.  It matches what you get if you go to the SBSD website (

Now when you click to view the Full SBSD List there is a NEW link (“Export Full SBSD Vendor List to Excel”) that will give you the entire SBSD list (not just an export of the current page you’re viewing).

Departmental eVA Buyer Tips

​​Reminder to enter confirming orders in eVA.  eVA should be the front-end requisitioning source for purchases, there are some situations where eVA entries are issued as confirming orders, in those cases, it is highly encouraged that the eVA order is entered promptly (recommended within 5 days). 

Shipping/Freight exempt eVA fees

Shipping / Freight Exempt from eVA Transaction Fees
There are two (2) exempt options for Shipping & Freight when used as a separate line item in an e-Mall order Select Commodity Code SHIPPING (NIGP 96286) or FREIGHT (NIGP 96286) By making the appropriate selection, eVA will exempt the shipping / freight charges from eVA Transaction fees

UMW has adopted Small Purchase Procedures

Small Purchasing Procedures (less than $50,000), are posted at the following site


Current Contract Activity

RFP      Institutional Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation, evaluation in progress

URFP   Ticketing System

RFP      Behavioral Incident and Conduct Management Software, negotiation in progress

RFP      Horseback Riding Services, evaluation in progress

RFP      Hotel Services, Preferred Provider, specification development underway

SS        Blackboard Transaction System, completed

IFB       Rugby Field Upgrade, for release Sept. 21

RFP      Jepson Renovation/Addition, for release


Please contact Business Services for information and assistance at x1576.

Erma A. Baker   CPPO, VCCO, VCO

Assistant VP for Business Services & CPO

University of Mary Washington

1301 College Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA  22401



Global Cafe, Sept. 17

Experience international cuisine featuring a tapas bar, crepe bar, Argentine BBQ, and food from around the world. Enjoy international music and displays by UMW study abroad alumni and international students. Enter to win door prizes! Presented by CIE, Campus Dining and the UMW Jazz Ensemble.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 • 5–7 p.m.

Seacobeck Dining Hall


MyTime Q&A Sessions, Sept. 22

Allyson Moerman, associate VP of Finance and Controller, will lead three open discussion sessions to provide an update on the progress of MyTime. Sessions will be held Sept. 22 in Lee Hall, Room 412.

Agenda allows for 30 minutes of open discussion.
Each session shares the same content, choose the 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. session.
Registration is not required.
All employees are invited.

Visit the MyTime Project webpage to view a current listing of Q&A’s, to view or post questions on the MyTime Discussion Board, or to view the Agenda.

Stafford Library – Services for Local Teachers

The Stafford Library has expanded its resources and extended its services to local Virginia educators. A library borrower’s card is now available for teachers at the reduced price of $25 and Virginia educators are welcome to use the materials in the Stafford Library’s new education curriculum collection.

Questions and comments can be directed to Paul Boger, Stafford Campus Library Manager, at or 540-286-8066.

Convergence Center Dedication Ceremony, Sept. 18

The Information and Technology Convergence Center Building Dedication Ceremony will take place on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. Tours of the center immediately following the ceremony. Email or call (540) 654-1087 for more details.

Fredericksburg Best College Town Contest

Kelsey_for_SocialFredericksburg is one of the nominees in USA Today’s latest 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest! Join in the contest and vote for Fredericksburg at Voters can vote once a day and voting ends Monday, October 6, 2014 at 11:59 a.m. The winners will be announced on 10Best on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 11:59 a.m., then later on USA TODAY.


Passport Agency Visit

Dear colleagues,

The U.S. Passport Agency is sending representatives to UMW on Thursday, September 18 and will be taking appointments for new passports or renewing passports.  (Walk-ins also welcome!) They will be in the Center for International Education (Lee Hall, Room 434) from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and I am trying to get the word out to everyone at UMW.  I have targeted our study abroad students directly, as well as put a blurb in the SAE weekly, so wanted to know if you can also help get the word out?

The appointment sheets are in our office, as well as applications and coupons for passport photos.  Below is the blurb I submitted for the SAE weekly and attached is a flyer that can be disseminated to any/every one!

Thursday, September 18: U.S. Passport Agency coming to UMW to process Passport Applications!    

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Center for International Education (Lee 434)

Are you studying, volunteering, researching, or traveling ABROAD and need to either renew your passport or get a new passport?? If so, you are in luck – the U.S. Passport Agency is going to be in Lee Hall, Room 434, on Thursday, September 19 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. as part of International Education Week at UMW. Please sign up for an appointment through the Center for International Education (CIE). Appointments will take only 5 – 10 minutes, provided you have your paperwork all filled out correctly and picture in hand.  Sign up today for an appointment – contact Leslie Leahy in CIE at or (540) 654-1434.  Also available to friends and family members too!  (Pictures can be taken at our local CVS –stop by CIE for a coupon!)

Celebrate Seacobeck Dinner

Campus Dining is launching our “Celebrate Seacobeck” dinner series on Wednesday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Seacobeck.   Following a few opening remarks by President Hurley, everyone will enjoy a menu and music reminiscent of the 1930s as we commemorate Seacobeck’s first decade as a resident dining hall. Photo displays of Seacobeck from the early years will also be on display in the Dome Room.

The cost of dinner for faculty and staff is $5 and doors will open at 5 p.m. All dining rooms will be open (and all tables set with white linens!), but seating in the Smart Market will be by reservation only. To make a reservation please contact Rose Benedict at (540) 654-2169 or by September 22.

Every month Campus Dining will host a “Celebrate Seacobeck” dining event featuring the cuisine and music of each of Seacobeck’s eight decades. Watch for our 1940s swing time dinner coming in October!

WW@W Piña Colada Party, Sept. 17

Come to a piña colada party and hear about Weight Watchers @ Work. OR, come hear about Weight Watchers @ Work and enjoy a guilt-free piña colada!

That’s right – WW@W is serving up yummy frozen piña coladas, along with other tasty snacks, at our open house next Wednesday. Come out and learn more about this wonderful employment perk. Bet you had no idea – you can participate in Weight Watchers and slim down while at work. And the best part? You get reimbursed for doing so!

We’ll tell you all about it. See the flyer below. Seriously – if you have even been thinking about trying to battle that bulge, come out and learn more. Take that first step; you’ll be glad you did! This winter is supposed to be even worse than last year’s. Fretful about those housebound days when you indulge in hot chocolate and comfort food? Take action now. Weight Watchers is proven as the most effective of all weight loss strategies – it’s a way of life, not that four-letter word that begins with D. Nothing is off limits with Weight Watchers – not even umbrella drinks!

These weekly meetings are fun and engaging – plus, you get to know more of your colleagues from all parts of the University. If we don’t support our at-work meetings, they will go away.

See you at noon on September 17. Be there or be fat!

September Open House