November 20, 2017

November Business Services eUpdate

Business Services Bookstore

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League Sale: from now until November 11, receive 20% off League Brand items!

Stop Hunger

Sodexo is currently running its annual food drive. Bring a donation from now until November 13 to the University Bookstore and receive 15% off one regularly priced insignia item.

Give Thanks…

…for the biggest sale of the year! Running November 13-22 (or while supplies last), you can get discounts on select Russell Athletics apparel

  • Vintage Heather Tees: $6
  • Heather Long Sleeve Tee: $11
  • Crew Sweatshirt: $12
  • Hoodie: $13

Poetry Reading and Book Signing

On Monday, November 13, at 6 p.m., ELC will sponsor a book signing and poetry reading at the Mansion. Drop by to hear Charms Against Lightning by James Arthur and Ghost Child of the Atalanta Bloom by Rebeca Aronson. Books will be available for sale.

UMW Book Club

UMW Book Club members have decided to meet every 2 months instead of every month. The next meeting will be on January 23, 2018, where discussion will focus on My Reading Life by Pat Conroy. The Amazon description reads: “Conroy revisits a life of reading through an array of wonderful and often surprising anecdotes. It would hardly be an exaggeration to claim that reading has saved his life, and if not his life then surely his sanity.” Readers who would like to be added to the Book Club email list may send their information to, or call Margaret Mock at x1017.

Holiday Ornament

The 2017 Holiday Ornament is now available for sale at only $18.99! This year’s ornament features the campus’s beloved campanile.

Picture of the 2017 Holiday Ornament



Pepsi Bottle Recycling

Pepsi has donated several recycling bottles to aid with sustainability efforts. If any department would like one, contact EagleOne at x1005.

Off Campus Deal

UMW Faculty and Staff who show their EagleOne cards at Babaganoush can get an $8.99 lunch buffet, Monday-Thursday. Soda is not included and cannot be combined with other discounts or offers.

Parking Management

Peanut Butter Parking

During the first month of the Fall semester, Parking Management gave the first 50 students who received a citation the chance to pay their ticket with jars of peanut butter and jelly. Parking Management collected 35 jars of each, as well as a few other items, which were donated to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. Thank you to those who participated.

Image of collected peanut butter and jelly

Thanks Giving

It’s the season of Thanksgiving!  What better time to think about what you’re grateful for?  Expressing gratitude can boost your mood and help increase your happiness.  When you’re feeling happy, you’re more likely to make better choices about your health, which can lead to weight loss.

Weight Watchers Thanks Giving

Weight Watchers Thanks Giving

Gari Melchers Home and Studio In the News

Our timeless tale of love makes us #12:12 ways a visit to the Fredericksburg region will surprise you.

Eagle Madness Returns to Rosner Arena

To kick off the 2017-2018 season, UMW Athletics will host Eagle Madness presented by Chick-Fil-A and 99.3 The Vibe in Rosner Arena at the Anderson Center on, Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. In addition to the event, there will be a unique opportunity for children to meet the teams beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Anderson Center’s lobby.

Get ready to #RockTheRoz! Eagle Madness is a pep rally-style event with dance performances, fan contests, and great prizes! You won’t want to miss the kids dunk contest, 3-point contest between sharpshooters from both teams, a game featuring UMW faculty and staff versus students, and the grand finale $1,000 half-court shot!

Other important info for Eagle Madness:

  • Admission to Eagle Madness is FREE, please enter the Anderson Center through the Ticket Office.
  •    NEW! DJ 2Much and 99.3 The Vibe are the newest members of UMW Basketball and joining the team for Eagle Madness to fire up the crowd with today’s hottest hits.
  •    Students, Faculty and Staff: bring your Eagle One cards to swipe as you arrive.
  • In conjunction with the Junior Eagle Kid’s Club, children 12 & Under will have a unique opportunity to meet and take photos with the players beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby.
  • NEW! Children ages 6-10 will rattle the rim in the first ever Kids Dunk Contest!
  • The Chick-Fil-A Fowl Shot is back for the ’17-’18 season, and will be incorporated into the Eagle Madness program!
  • NEW! Ten randomly selected students will take on a team of UMW Faculty and Staff members in a short game of hoops for Eagle Madness bragging rights!
  • Basketball Season Passes will be on sale in the Anderson Center’s main lobby.
  • Concessions and the UMW Bookstore will be on site and open for Eagle Nation fanatics!

Parking: Free parking is available in the UMW Parking Deck, entrance behind Anderson Center off of Route 1 (headed north) by the UMW pedestrian bridge.

For more information about Eagle Madness visit or email Ryan Greer at

Gari Melchers Home and Studio in the News

Deemed “well worth the drive,” Gari Melchers Home and Studio is featured in Culture Trip‘s article “Artists’ Home and Studios You Can Visit in Washington, DC.”

Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Campus Dining Gets an “A” from PETA

PETA just announced their Vegan Report Card scores for hundreds of college and university dining programs across the nation. UMW Dining Services is proud to be one of only seven universities in the commonwealth of Virginia to receive an A or higher score. The PETA report scores are based on vegan menu options, dedicated vegan stations, promotion of vegan options, inclusion of vegan students on student dining advisory boards and other factors.

UMW Dining Services is continually expanding and enhancing the vegan options at the Top of the UC.  Special feature vegan entrees are offered at lunch and dinner daily at the Vegan Grill, and guests can also build their own vegan plate from ingredients at the Sustenance Station and have them grilled to order. In addition to the vegan sorbet offered at the Gelato Station, guests can now enjoy vegan cookies or cake at the Vegan Grill.

We’re very pleased that this year’s Student Culinary Council also includes vegan and vegetarian members.  For additional information about the vegan options available at the Top of the UC contact Rose Benedict at

Stop Hunger Food Drive Begins Nov. 4

Campus Dining and UMW Athletes are cosponsoring Sodexo’s 12th annual Stop Hunger Food drive November 4-13.  They are hoping to collect more than 8,000 pounds of food for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and are seeking participation and support from our UMW community.

Food donation bins will be located in every campus dining facility, Simpkins Library, and the UMW Bookstore, which will offer a discount on insignia items to those who make a food donation.  Cash donations will also be accepted at the Top of of the UC, and a “Stop Hunger” Heart with the donor’s name will be posted to encourage others to support the drive.

Students wishing to purchase canned goods for the drive may do so at the Market in the Eagle’s Nest, and they may use up to $100 of their Flex dollars for the purchases.

On Nov. 10, the athletes will be selling canned goods and taking monetary donations at the Top of the UC between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.  Students, faculty and staff may purchase the canned items or make monetary donations using cash or their EagleOne accounts.

The local YMCA and several area churches will also be participating in the drive. Campus Dining would welcome additional food collection opportunities here on campus or elsewhere in the Fredericksburg community. For further information on how you may support the drive please contact Rose Benedict or CaraMarie Christy at 540-654-2165 or


November Visit from Giant Food Nutritionist

Come hear from Lindsay Pugliese, the in-store nutritionist at Giant grocery store,
on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. until noon. She will speak about Nutrition for Fitness Lovers. (Lee Hall 412)

Lindsay will have a food tasting, coupons and recipes to give out to her audience!

This is open to all UMW STUDENTS and STAFF.

Eagle Village Giant Food grocery store is offering a 5% discount to UMW staff and students. You must present your Eagle One ID card and it is valid at the Eagle Village location only.

Lights, Camera, Thank You!

The Office of University Relations would like to thank everyone who came out to be part of the Fox 5 event on campus last Friday, Oct. 20. The Washington, D.C., television station featured the University of Mary Washington in its “College Tour” series, filming live on Ball Circle, with morning show anchors Annie Yu and Kevin McCarthy from 7 to 11 a.m.

Special thanks to featured guests President Troy D. Paino, Professor of Historic Preservation Michael Spencer, Professor of Art and Art History Rosemary Jesionowski, Instructional Technology Specialist Lee Skallerup Bessette, Athletic Director Ken Tyler and our very own “Campus Hero,” longtime UMW employee Grace Anne Braxton – who were interviewed on camera.

Special thanks, too, to the Department of Theatre and Dance, and Dining Services, and Sammy D. Eagle and the UMW cheerleaders, who were with us all morning long.

But the pre-Homecoming broadcast could not have worked without help from the students (both Devils and Goats) and staff, faculty and administrators, club members and athletes who showed up to show off their Mary Washington spirit. Go, Eagles!

View photos and watch video clips from Fox 5’s “College Tour” stop at the University of Mary Washington.

Gari Melchers Home & Studio in the News

Gari Melchers Home and Studio has been showing up in the news this month! Visit the links below to find out more.

How to get your best fall photos in the Fredericksburg region (Call Me Fred, October 24, 2017)

Stepping into the Fredericksburg Time Machine (Boomer Magazine, October 13, 2017)

12 Reasons Why You’ll Fall for Fredericksburg (Huffington Post, October 16, 2017)