March 18, 2019

SHH to Hold ‘For the Kids 5K,’ March 30

Students Helping Honduras will sponsor a For the Kids 5K on Saturday, March 30, at 8 a.m. Faculty and staff are encouraged to come out for the race, which will take place on the Fredericksburg campus. Strollers, dogs, and kids are all welcome to participate. Children under 10 are free; otherwise, it is $20 for UMW students and faculty and $30 for non-UMW participants. Sign up before March 8 and receive a free T-shirt!

Students Helping Honduras is an international nonprofit organization that was founded by Shin Fujiyama ’07. SHH’s mission is to alleviate extreme gang violence and poverty through youth empowerment and education. With the proper access to education, children in Honduras can become the next teachers, doctors, and lawyers.  Join SHH, run in our 5K, or just donate to the cause to help provide the resources necessary for these children to change their lives. To register or find out more about the event, visit https://my.shhkids.org/event/umw-for-the-kids-5k/e222224.

Teachers: Finding Their Voices, Saving the Republic

Princess Moss flashed on the screen a 36-year-old photo that depicted her as a first-year teacher standing in the classroom next to a boy named Chris. “I love teaching!” she exclaimed to the room full of educators and would-be teachers as she explained she was imparting a concept to Chris. “I’m thrilled seeing students excel…seeing […]

UMW Honored Among National Colleges of Distinction

The University of Mary Washington has been recognized as one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction. This recognition comes as a result of UMW’s success in four key areas: engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant community and positive outcomes. UMW is a public liberal arts and sciences university, highly respected for its commitment to academic […]

UMW, Canoe Association Launch First Olympic Paddlesports Academic Center

The American Canoe Association (ACA) and the University of Mary Washington (UMW) today announced a partnership that will help athletes fulfill their Olympic or Paralympic dreams. Through this unique partnership, UMW will provide online continuing education opportunities at no cost for ACA’s Team USA canoe and kayak athletes. The oldest and largest paddlesports organization in […]

Siblings Share Love of Music and UMW

Luke Payne ’18, a music and computer science major, plans to parlay his UMW degree into a music production career. Doesn’t hurt that he already has been on stage with the likes of Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Bennett, Renée Fleming and Henry Winkler. Oh – and he’s been playing gigs with a quartet for years. Celloist […]

Siblings Share Love of Music and UMW

Luke Payne ’18, a music and computer science major, plans to parlay his UMW degree into a music production career. Doesn’t hurt that he already has been on stage with the likes of Kristin Chenoweth, Tony Bennett, Renée Fleming and Henry Winkler. Oh – and he’s been playing gigs with a quartet for years. Celloist […]

Weight Watchers@Work Needs You

In the new year, consider this: You may need Weight Watchers. And Weight Watchers definitely needs you!

As one of its greatest employee benefits, UMW has offered Weight Watchers @ Work. A certified WW leader comes onto campus once a week, checks our weight, and inspires us to live healthier lifestyles. There couldn’t be a more convenient or collegial way to keep your weight in check and to stick to your resolutions. An added bonus is that the state reimburses full-time employees for part of the cost.

Weight Watchers @ Work is a win-win. However, in order for this benefit to continue, we NEED YOU! The program will be eliminated if we do not keep the numbers of attendees up. So resolve in 2018 to keep UMW from losing Weight Watchers – and you can lose weight in the process!

Alumna Named Vice President of Advancement, University Relations

Lisa Jamison Bowling has been named vice president for Advancement and University Relations at the University of Mary Washington. She replaces Torre Meringolo who retired last fall. Bowling will begin work at UMW on August 1. A 1989 graduate of Mary Washington, Bowling has served for the past seven years as assistant vice president for […]

UMW Presidential Inauguration, A Friends and Family Affair

Rural Kirksville, Missouri, may not have a Target within its city limits, but it has two universities. And the presidents of A.T. Still University and Truman State University have become close colleagues and friends. When one president left to become president of a Virginia university, the departure left a void for the other president and […]

Presenting President Paino

Request your invitation to the April 21st inauguration celebration