June 25, 2024

September is National Preparedness Month

September marks the 11th annual National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare” to support coordination with America’s PrepareAthon!, a new national campaign from FEMA for action to increase individual and community preparedness and resilience.

National Preparedness Month’s mission is to help individuals, families and communities stay informed, make a plan and get involved locally. People can visit www.ReadyVirginia.gov and www. Ready.gov to find emergency preparedness resources such as a family emergency plan and a guide on building emergency kits. National Preparedness Month ends Sept. 30 with National PrepareAthon! Day, a national call to action for individuals and organizations to join with others in the country to take important steps to prepare for local hazards.

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

In the U.S., lightning kills an average of 53 people each year. All thunderstorms produce lightning, and all have the potential for other dangers, including tornadoes, strong winds, hail, wildfires, and flash flooding. With many storms throughout Virginia this month, make sure your family knows the truth behind lightning myths.

VDEM – More Information
WBTV – Georgia man survives after lightning strike blows him out of his shoes

Ruth Lovelace
Director, Emergency Management and Safety

Bookstore Closed, June 5-6

The UMW Bookstore will be closed on Thursday, June 5 and Friday, June 6 for inventory. The store will re-open on Monday, June 9 at 9 a.m.

Allyson Moerman to Participate in Senior Leadership Seminar

Allyson Moerman, Associate Vice President for Finance and Controller, has accepted an invitation to participate in the Virginia Network for Woman in Higher Education 2014-2015 Senior Leadership Seminar.  The mission of the American Council on Education Women’s Network is to identify, develop, advance, and support women in higher education at the national, state, and local levels.  Participants include administrators from public and private sectors, two-year and four-year institutions, and a wide-variety of functional roles.  The Senior Leadership Seminar focuses on three core areas: personal development, professional development and trends in higher education.

Marta Smith Earns a CPFO Designation

Marta Smith, Director of Accounting, has earned her CPFO (Certified Public Finance Officer) designation. The CPFO is granted by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, upon completion of five exams that cover the major disciplines of public finance. These five exam areas are:

1. Governmental Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting
2. Treasury and Investment Management
3. Debt Management
4. Operating and Capital Budgeting
5. Retirement & Benefits, Risk Management and Procurement

Congratulations, Marta!

New EagleOne Merchant Partner

Subway in the Fredericksburg Shopping Center 525 A Jefferson Davis Hwy. is now accepting EagleOne.

Get a free cookie with a $5 minimum purchase during the month of April 2014.

Faculty/Staff Dining Room Closed March 26

The Admissions Office will be using the Faculty/Staff Dining room on Wednesday, March 26 to host a large group of visiting high school guidance counselors.  Originally, the counselors were going to join the “regular diners” but the number of visitors will maximize the room’s occupancy.  As you know, these are important links in the University’s student recruitment process.  The Faculty/Staff Dining Room will be closed that day to UMW faculty and staff.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and patience.  The other three student dining rooms will be open to faculty and staff as usual.

Richard R. Pearce
Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO

Sweet 16 Sale

All UMW Navy, Gray, White and Red Apparel, 16% off this Thursday and Friday!

Midterm Mania Sale at the Bookstore

The Midterm Madness sale is extended while supplies last! 


Melva Kishpaugh Attends VAGP’s “Day on the Hill”

On Feb. 5, 2014, Melva Kishpaugh, UMW Assistant Director of Procurement Services, joined other members of the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP), during VAGP’s “Day on the Hill” in Richmond, Va. The team met with various legislators and members of the administration to discuss procurement issues within the Commonwealth.