February 14, 2016

Meet Our New Employees

Please join us in extending a warm UMW welcome to our newest employees:

Kelly Bassford – Student Involvement Program Support

Jacob Smith – Media Specialist

Carrie Lawson – Emergency Communications Officer

Crystal Olman – Emergency Communications Officer

Alison Hieber – Public Relations and Marketing Specialist

Elizabeth Knappenberger – Visitor Services and Shop Manager

Ronald Mountcasel – Media Specialist

Leslie Nichols – Trainer Instructor

Matthew Puryear – Media Specialist

Zuccaro, Danielle – Group Fitness Instructor

Snyder, Rita – General Administration Supervisor – Music Department

Once again, welcome to the University of Mary Washington!


UMW to Honor President Hurley with Guinness World Records Attempt

Business Services Update, February 2016

Business Services eUpdate–February 2016

All department buyers, faculty and staff are invited to join us for the Supplier Expo on Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the UC Ballroom. The event will give departments an opportunity to interact with campus contractors, learn about new products, and explore additional services.

At this time, we have confirmations in the categories of: office supplies, printing services, scientific supplies & equipment, tree services, vending (food and drink), maintenance supply providers, Internet service provider (Cox), event planning, limousine services, bookbinding…and the list is growing!

There will also be food and drink giveaways from Pepsico and Campbell’s Vending! Be sure to drop by.



Financial Aid

The last day to use financial aid for the spring semester is Feb. 24, 2016.

 Valentine’s Day Sale

This Friday, Feb. 12, get 14% off regularly priced red (and pink) UMW apparel!

Spring Break Preparedness

Get your Spring On Sale: 15% off flip flops, sunglasses, brimmed caps, dog leads, collars and dog toys! The sale will be on Feb. 24, 2016.

Textbook Adoptions

The Bookstore Pepsico scholarship for fall semester was awarded entirely to the math department for their 100% on-time textbook adoption. Congratulations!



Annual SPCC/GOLD Cardholder & Approver Training

The training is available in UMW Global and needs to be completed by April 1, 2016. The annual SPCC/GOLD training is required for all Cardholders and Approvers: SPCC Training Step-by-Step Guide.

To access the training in UMW Global:
1. Go to http://covkc.virginia.gov/umw
2. Enter “UMW SPCC” in the search field at the top right hand of the homepage
3. Select “UMW SPCC Training – 2016″ and enroll for credit

  • ** ‘Access Item’ or ‘Open New Attempt’ **
  • Select the training in the upper left of the new window/tab
  • Complete the training
  1. The quiz is located at the end of the training in the same windowQuestions? Contact Monique SanPietro at (540) 654-1057.

New Employee

The Procurement team is pleased to announced that Brittany Miller has filled the position of Customer Service Advocate, where she will assist with contract administration and both departmental and vendor outreach. She can be reached at x1127.



The Copy Center has successfully moved to its new location in Lee Hall 211. Hours will remain the same.



February Special

Show your EagleOne Card for 20% off first entrée and any catering at Greens and Grains Café.

 New Merchant Partner

The new Chipotle on Jefferson Davis Highway is now accepting EagleOne.



New Employee

Parking Management is pleased to welcome our newest employee, Brandon Henson. Brandon will be taking over the position of Community Service Officer.


Bucello to Present Honors Research, Feb. 13

University of Mary Washington student Girard Bucello is doing an honors project with the Department of Political Science and International Affairs this semester on Eastern European politics (under the direction of Jack Kramer). He will present his research on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Pi Sigma Alpha National Undergraduate Research Conference.  He is the only student from UMW selected for this conference this year. His paper is titled “Trouble With the Neighbors: The Baltic States’ Perspective on Security after the Annexation of Crimea.”

Girard is one of only about 100 students selected to present his research at the conference, sponsored by the national political science honor society.

Nominate Outstanding Commuters

The Office of Commuter Student Services is still seeking nominations for our Spring 2016 “Feature a Commuter” program. Faculty/staff wishing to nominate an off-campus student (whether they commute by foot, bike, or car) for demonstrating UMW’s values of integrity, dignity and respect, diversity, intellectual inquiry, and responsibility and leadership should send their nominations and reasons for nomination to Meg Pultz at mgruen@umw.edu. Winners will be featured in the Commuter Newsletter and will receive a $20 gas gift card. Thank you for recognizing our wonderful commuters!

Admissions Office Open House, Feb. 15

Admissions Open House Feb. 15

On Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, the University of Mary Washington will host an Admissions Open House. About 225 prospective students (typically transfers and high school seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and their families will visit campus between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for this event. Estimated guest count is 800 visitors.

Visitor parking has been reserved in the parking deck off of U.S. 1 and on Double Drive. Primary event locations are the Anderson Center, Lee Hall, the Hurley Convergence Center, the University Center, and campus/residence hall tours in Mason. Expect to see increased foot traffic on campus (especially between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.) and curious newcomers in the dining facilities. Help them know that their presence is a pleasure by anticipating the crowds and responding warmly, especially in the dining hall, where crowds will be heavy between noon and 2 p.m.   

A special note to University Center diners:  please help!  Ask visitors if they need assistance locating anything. Help them find a place to sit. Welcome them at your table if there’s room and talk to them about UMW. A kind word or deed shows the heart of our community.  Faculty and staff will be involved in an Academic Showcase (9 a.m., Anderson Center), Special Interest and Academic Spotlight sessions (11 a.m. – 2 p.m., various locations), and Facility Tours (2 p.m., various locations).  Thank you to all UMW partners who will spend part of their day highlighting our community!  An agenda is posted here:  Feb. 15 Open House

If you’d like to be involved in Open Houses or have ideas, please contact Admissions at 540.654.2000 or email admit@umw.edu.

While the Office of Admissions sponsors these events, the entire campus assumes the role of host. You represent our brand, our mission, and our sense of the UMW family. One way to show your support is to tweet to @UMWAdmissions and/or post to Instagram and tag @UMWAdmissions. We would like to see #UMWOpenHouse trending throughout the day.

Our final Open House this semester is Friday, March 25.  Thank you for your partnership in showcasing all that is great about UMW!

Office of Admissions



SAC’s Willy Nilly Chili Cook-off and FUN-raiser, March 2

UMW’s Staff Advisory Council is hosting the

Second Annual Willy Nilly Chili Cook-off and FUN-raiser

Wednesday, March 2

11:30am – 1:00pm

University Center’s Chandler Ballroom

If you just want to taste and vote on the best all-around chili, then bring your taste buds between noon and 1. If you’d like to compete in the chili cook-off, sign up on our community page in Sharepoint and take your chili to the ballroom before 11:30 on March 2.

Click on the community page, then click the yellow sticky for Chili Cook-off signups.

There will be prizes, goodies, and giveaways.

Comden Named January Wagner Wealth Management Athlete

Junior Brianne Comden (right) is the January Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC

Junior Brianne Comden is the January Wagner Wealth Management Student Athlete of the Month. She is pictured here with Aric Wagner, senior vice president, investments, of Davenport & Company LLC

Junior women’s basketball star Brianne Comden has been named as the UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athlete of the Month for January.

Comden led UMW to an 8-1 month, scoring 14.9 points per game as the Eagles improved to 16-3 on the season. She scored a career-high 28 points in a win against Frostburg State, and also scored 25 at Wesley College in another CAC victory for UMW.

She leads the team with 14.7 points per game for the season, with a 56.2 shooting percentage and adds 5.5 rebounds per game.

UMW Wagner Wealth Management Athletes of the Month:

September – Emma Olson (volleyball)

October – Jenna Steele (field hockey)
November/December – T.J. Jones (men’s basketball)
January – Brianne Comden (women’s basketball)


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Ultimate Subaru Spotlight: Men’s Golf Faculty Liaison Joe Romero

Ultimate Subaru Spotlight; Get to Know Men’s Golf Faculty Liaison Joe Romero

Each month, a UMW Athletics Faculty Liaison will be featured in the Ultimate Subaru Spotlight. The faculty liaison program partners a UMW faculty member with every UMW intercollegiate athletic team to strengthen support networks and increase resources for student-athlete success. Ultimate Subaru is committed to the growth and education of UMW Eagles, their hometown team and strives to foster the same values of community as the UMW Faculty Liaison program. Faculty Liaisons will serve as mentors and role models to student-athletes while being involved in team activities. For more information about the program contact Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Lynne Richardson.

Men's Golf will be UMW's newest NCAA Division III sport team starting this Fall 2016.

Men’s Golf will be UMW’s newest NCAA Division III sport team starting this Fall 2016.

Faculty Liaison’s Name: Joseph M. Romero

Sport: Men’s Varsity Golf

Years at UMW: 15

Position/Title: Professor of Classics

What was your favorite sport growing up? Briefly describe your favorite memory playing or watching it. I had favorite sports according to the season: in fall football, winter basketball, spring soccer, summer baseball. Golf I didn’t take up until high school.

Where is your favorite place around town to get a bite to eat? The Sunken Well

If you could pick one super power to have, what would it be and why? I like attainable superpowers, so I wish I could complete the ultimately ultra-marathon by running continuously from Athens to Sparta!

Other than the sport you partnered with, what is your next favorite sport and why? Soccer, because my son loves it and I love watching him play it (goal keeper).

If you were a Head Coach and could pick three words to motivate your team and hang in their locker room which words would you choose? Chances are they would be in Greek: arête means courage and excellence (you’ll need these), nike means victory (you want this), and eris means strife (you can’t avoid this).

What does a great leader look like to you? The emperor Augustus, because he became heir to the Roman Empire at age 19 and had to figure out a way to improvise, stay alive, and become the kind of person someone would want to follow. But not only did he achieve and retain power (for 45 years!), he did so through what was almost universally acknowledged as good government.

What is a must read for UMW Student-Athletes? Homer’s Iliad

What is the best advice you have ever heard given to a college graduate? Dream big, but then formulate a rational plan for how to achieve it. And if/when it fails, keep at it!

Finally, if you were hanging out on Ball Circle picking the brains of four professional/famous athletes (living or deceased), who would they be? Ben Hogan (golf), Vince Lombardi (football), Bill Bradley (basketball), Ann Trason (ultramarathon)

Ultimate Subaru, celebrating 10 years of service to the Fredericksburg community, is proud to be a supporter of UMW athletics.  Call Ultimate Subaru today at (540) 898-6200 or come on in and visit us at 5160 Jefferson Davis Hwy, near Four Mile Fork. Find us online at www.driveultimatesubaru.com.

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Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night, Feb. 17

UMW Athletics invites all UMW Faculty and Staff to the UMW Basketball double header on Feb. 17 and enjoy “Faculty & Staff Appreciation Night” with family and friends.

Faculty and Staff members will need to have their Eagle One ID at the door, but can bring an UNLIMITED number of family and friends as guests for the game – FREE OF CHARGE!

Thank you, Eagle Family, for all you do! We hope to see you on Feb. 17 at the Anderson Center. Don’t forget to rock the gray and blue and show your Eagle pride!