March 30, 2017

SAC News

Chili Cook Off (and Cornbread Bake-Off): Come support your colleagues and vote for your favorite chili and cornbread on Thursday, March 9, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chandler Ballroom! Would you like to enter the contest? Visit to submit your name and contact information.

University Closed March 10: Remember that UMW will be closed on Friday, March 10, for Spring Break.

UMW to Hold 24-Hour Giving Day: UMW will hold its first Giving Day on Tuesday, March 14, a significant day in the University’s history as it marks 109 years since its founding in 1908 as the State Normal and Industrial School for Women. During Mary Wash Giving Day on March 14, donors can make gifts at from midnight through 11:59 p.m. Gifts received during this time will celebrate the UMW spirit of giving back and help fill the gap, since funding from the commonwealth of Virginia accounts for just 25% of the University’s operating budget.

Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open: Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21.  More information on classes is available on the Campus Recreation websitePlease contact Brittanie Haas at with questions.

Multicultural Fair Volunteers Needed:  The James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 27th Annual Multicultural Fair taking place on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students, faculty and staff can contribute in a multitude of ways by helping with set-up/take-down, serving as an MC for stage performances, helping to hand out programs and helping to keep our campus clean during the Fair.  Visit their website to complete the form and let us know you are interested in volunteering. If you have any questions, please email Ms. JoAnna Raucci at or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

March SAC Meeting: The next SAC meeting will be held in Lee Hall, Room 412 on Thursday, March 16th at 1:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Joni Wilson, Director of Landscaping & Grounds.  You do not have to be a member of the S.A.C. to attend – all are welcome!

#1 F.A.N. (Fantastic Action Noticed) In addition to the Excellent Eagle program, you can also recognize a colleague using HR’s #1 F.A.N. program. Did you experience exceptional customer service or awesome collaboration? If so, nominate the person or people involved in that experience. Complete the #1 F.A.N. form on the HR website, and your colleague will be able to choose a UMW spirit item as a token of appreciation.

Newsletter, Social Media and Other Information: You’ll find important information in SAC’s monthly newsletter. Check it out and all of the information on our website, including a list of our new members. If you’re on Twitter, be sure to follow us @UMW_S.A.C.!


Faculty/Staff Fitness Class Registration Open

Registration for private fitness classes is now open for UMW faculty, staff and their sponsored guests. Sessions run from March 20 – April 21:

  • YOGA – Mondays & Wednesdays – 12pm-12:50pm
  • EAGLE FIT – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 12pm-12:45pm
  • CIZE – Tuesdays & Thursdays – 1pm-1:45pm

More information and registration is available on the Campus Recreation website.

Please contact Brittanie Haas at with questions.


Mindfulness & Meditation Course Registration Open

Learn the practice of mindfulness in a 6-week course led by Bill Brooks, a certified meditation teacher through the Meditation Teacher Training Institute. This experience is only $15 and participants who attend five or more sessions will receive that money back in the form of a UMW bookstore gift card.

If you are interested, please register online soon. The group will meet on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Trinkle B-39, the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies. For questions about this course, please e-mail Brittanie Haas, assistant director of Campus Recreation, at

Open House Tonight!

Have you been wondering about what fitness and wellness opportunities are available for you at UMW, how to use some machines in the gym, or whom to talk to with fitness and wellness questions? You are in luck because Campus Recreation is hosting an Open House at the Fitness Center tonight, Jan. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be professional and student staff members present to show you around, discuss available programs and upcoming events, and to hand out free items! All faculty, staff, alumni, and students are welcome.

Staff Fitness Opportunity

While there are free group fitness classes at UMW, sometimes faculty and staff are looking for a private fitness opportunity to work out together. With Private Fitness Classes, you can work out consistently in a group of your peers while receiving personal attention from a seasoned instructor and genuine support from the group of people who are enrolled.

This program style runs for five straight weeks and meets twice each week, for a total of 10 workouts together. The cost is $75 per person and in order for a class to run, we must have 3 people register and pay.

The first session of Private Fitness Classes will be Jan. 30 – March 3. Registration is now open!

During this session, you can choose from 2 classes: Yoga on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 12:50 p.m. or Body Sculpt on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

If you have questions, please contact Assistant Director of Fitness and Wellness Brittanie Haas at

Wednesday Lunchtime Cycle Class

Hello Eagles!

Can’t come to the gym before or after work? Why not stop by our Lunchtime Cycle Class? Nancy, an experienced group fitness instructor and personal trainer, teaches a Wednesday Cycle 45 class from 12:15 – 1 p.m. It is free to faculty and staff!

Don’t forget that your EagleONE ID is required to access the Fitness Center.

To check out the rest of the Group Fitness Schedule, see the Campus Recreation Website.

See you in the Fitness Center!

Campus Recreation

Private Fitness Class Registration Now Open

Hello Faculty and Staff!

If you’re interested in a private fitness experience with your peers, beginning a workout routine, starting a regular yoga practice, getting personal attention from a fitness professional, or taking your fitness to the next level, then check out Fitness Fusion and Custom Yoga, two of Campus Recreation’s exciting Small Group Training programs.

These programs are ones in which you would either work with a personal trainer (Fitness Fusion) or a yoga instructor (Custom Yoga) to improve your workout routines, yoga practices and fitness levels based on your skills and goals in groups of 5 or less. It is open to all levels of fitness!

Fitness Fusion: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1 p.m. in Goolrick Studio 5

Custom Yoga: Mondays and Wednesdays 12-12:45 p.m. in Goolrick Studio 5

Dates: 5-Week Session (Oct. 24-Dec. 2)

Cost: $130 for UMW Affiliates / $150 for Secondary Cardholders & Alumni +1’s

For more information and to register, check out the Small Group Training page on the Campus Recreation website.

We hope to see you in the Fitness Center!

Campus Recreation

Fitness Opportunities at UMW

Campus Recreation is currently accepting registrations for the upcoming session of Small Group Yoga and Small Group Fitness Fusion that will run from Oct. 24 through Dec. 2 (excluding the week of Thanksgiving). These are not your typical group exercise classes, as this training program requires commitment via registration, the registered members are expected to show up to both weekly workouts, and it is limited to a small number of participants. Additionally, the instructor focuses on the needs and capabilities of your group, so no need to worry about your current fitness level. Read more about each of the small group programs below.


Small Group Yoga
Mondays & Wednesdays (Oct. 24 – Dec. 2), 12-12:45 p.m., Goolrick Studio 5
Cost: $130 for UMW Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni / $150 for Secondary Cardholders and Alumni +1’s
Description: Always wanted to learn the art of yoga? Would you like expert guidance and personalized attention? Would you like to start in a smaller class before moving on to a larger, more experienced practice? This program is for you! Get the attentive yoga practice you want in this unique small group yoga experience. Spend your Mondays and Wednesdays from October 24th – December 2nd progressing through yoga poses and mindfulness practices with your yoga instructor and small group of similarly-skilled people.
Register here! Registration closes Oct. 26, or when the group is full.


If you’re interested in learning about other Campus Recreation fitness and wellness programs like the Intro to Mindfulness and Meditation Course, group fitness classes, or upcoming events and programs, visit the Campus Recreation website