February 24, 2024

Cooperman Presents Research on Republican Party Factions

Professor and Chair of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman

Professor and Chair of Political Science Rosalyn Cooperman

Rosalyn Cooperman, Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department of Political Science & International Affairs, presented research on gender and party factions within Congress at the 2023 Shambaugh conference on Women and Political Parties at the University of Iowa.

Farnsworth Publishes Book on Political Humor

Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen Farnsworth, professor of Political Science and director of the University’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies, is coauthor of a new book, Late-Night in Washington: Political Humor and the American Presidency, recently published by Routledge. This project is Professor Farnsworth’s eighth published book on U.S. politics.

 

Why is the 2023 Virginia general election important? Here’s what’s at stake. (The Washington Post)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, told ABC News that by not entirely closing the door on joining the 2024 race, Youngkin has been able to get national media buzz and high-profile donors to care about Virginia’s relatively smaller scale elections. “Youngkin has played this scenario very well,” Farnsworth said. “It’s better to be talked about than not.”

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/virginias-legislative-races-change-abortion-policy-offer-2024/story?id=104587439 

 

Abortion and Taxes Are Key Issues Driving the Fight for Legislative Control (Governing.com)

“If a Democrat isn’t talking about abortion, he or she is committing political malpractice,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. “It’s proven to be a winner in many places.”

https://www.governing.com/politics/abortion-and-taxes-are-key-issues-driving-the-fight-for-legislative-control

 

Voters in Virginia cast ballots in pivotal state election (WTOP)

“If Republicans control both chambers of the legislature and the governor’s office, you can expect significant restrictions on abortion in Virginia,” Stephen Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington, told WTOP last month.

 

 

Control of Virginia’s state Legislature is on the ballot Tuesday (CBS News)

“The key question that will come out of Virginia’s legislative elections is, can Republicans limit the political damage on abortion, by talking about a 15-week ban instead of being pro-life?” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/virginia-legislature-election-2023/

 

Election Night Sweep Gives Democrats Control Of Virginia General Assembly (DCist)

“Once upon a time, Virginia had moderate Republicans and moderate Democrats. It told the extremists which way it was going to be,” Farnsworth says. “But now, increasingly, the Republicans and the Democrats both are more cohesive caucuses and an environment where more extreme politicians are able to do better than they have done.”

Read more.

 

Democrats take back the House, keep majority in the state Senate (Cardinal News)

“This outcome can be explained in three words: Roe vs. Wade,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington.

https://cardinalnews.org/2023/11/08/democrats-take-back-the-house-keep-majority-in-the-state-senate/

 

Abortion Rights Ratified by Tuesday’s Election Results (Governing)

“Republicans really suffered in those suburban districts where abortion is an important issue,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va.

https://www.governing.com/politics/abortion-rights-ratified-by-tuesdays-election-results

 

Abortion issue takes center stage in Victoria’s general election (World Journal)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, said that if the Republican Party further gains control of the state Senate this year, Virginia will be fully controlled by the Republican Party. It is foreseeable that Virginia will inevitably pass strict abortion ban.

https://www.worldjournal.com/wj/story/121277/7558889

 

Suetterlein defeats White-Boyd in newly created Senate District 4 (Cardinal News)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political analyst at the University of Mary Washington, said that Suetterlein’s victory is an example of how incumbency is a huge advantage.

https://cardinalnews.org/2023/11/07/suetterlein-defeats-white-boyd-in-newly-created-senate-district-4/

 

Why is the 2023 Virginia general election important? Here’s what’s at stake. (MSN)

There is also the possibility that Richmond will be gridlocked over the next two years if control of the General Assembly remains divided, said Stephen J. Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/why-is-the-2023-virginia-general-election-important-here-s-what-s-at-stake/ar-AA1jwp5e

What are some key issues to consider on voters’ minds this election cycle? (The Free Lance-Star)

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Farnsworth talks about key issues in Virginia’s 2023 election, touching on early voting, polls, and preparing for Election Day.

https://fredericksburg.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/youngkin-administration-offers-more-details-on-rights-restoration-process/article_b74aeaab-f8a1-5c73-ac83-21493e8dc163.html

 

Election 2023: What to Look for (WRVA)

Virginia Political Experts Roberts Roberts (James Madison University) and Stephen Farnsworth (University of Mary Washington) believe control of the General Assembly will be determined in the outer suburbs.
https://www.audacy.com/newsradiowrva/news/local/election-2023-what-to-look-for

 

Professor discusses Trump’s fraud trial (CP24)

“Well, this is a pretty troubling prospect. You have a leading candidate in the polls who is facing something like 90 charges,” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://www.cp24.com/professor-discusses-trump-s-fraud-trial-1.6633800

 

Education a key issue in election (The Free Lance-Star)

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Farnsworth talks about the issue of education in Virginia’s 2023 election.

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/government-politics/education-a-key-issue-in-election/video_e1dfd0ae-7b99-11ee-9aa8-5b8409256897.

 

Ready to vote (The Free Lance-Star)

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Farnsworth discusses Election Day preparation.

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/government-politics/ready-to-vote/video_e75c6a98-7b98-11ee-b1f2-bb390141a0f8.html

 

What Impact Do You Expect Local Issues to Have this Election Cycle? (The Free Lance-Star)

Change coming for express lanes direction reversal schedule (The Free Lane-Star)

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Farnsworth talks about local issues in Virginia’s 2023 election

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/change-coming-for-express-lanes-direction-reversal-schedule/article_3240fb72-7a7d-11ee-857b-179602c6468b.html

 

How Much Will Voters Be Considering Local Crime at the Poles? (The Free Lance-Star)

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Farnsworth talks about how crime concerns motivate voters.

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/crime-courts/polite-bank-robber-gets-three-years-to-serve-for-august-2022-crime-in-stafford/article_282681d6-7a80-11ee-acea-77591682e9bf.html

 

Looking at Early Voting, is that Favoring a Particular Party? (The Free Lance-Star)

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Farnsworth talks about early voting in Virginia’s 2023 election.

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/government-politics/early-voting/video_7a0186fa-7b97-11ee-91f4-6362bfdd94ef.html

 

How Big of a Role with Abortion Play in General Assembly and Local Races? (The Free Lance-Star)

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Farnsworth talks about a key issue in Virginia’s 2023 election campaigns.

https://fredericksburg.com/news/local/government-politics/state-races-bringing-big-money-to-fredericksburg-area-candidates-campaigns/article_a213c83a-79ab-11ee-9f6f-37d4a482a1a1.html

 

Republicans test-drive post-Roe push for abortion limits in Virginia elections (The Washington Times)

“This year’s elections in Virginia are particularly important because it is the first opportunity to see whether Republicans have an effective message with the 15-week abortion ban proposal,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington. “Republicans have been suffering politically ever since the Supreme Court revised Roe v. Wade, and Republicans in Virginia have largely campaigned on the 15-week ban as an alternative to being fully pro-life.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/nov/5/republicans-test-drive-abortion-counterpunch-virgi/

 

How the Virginia election may shake up gun laws (WTOP)

“You really don’t see the opportunity for much of a middle-ground compromise on guns,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “Increasingly, the two political parties in Virginia really talk past each other,” Farnsworth said.

https://wtop.com/virginia/2023/11/how-the-virginia-election-may-shake-up-gun-laws/

 

Republicans May Have Found a Winning Election Strategy (Newsweek)

“The governor’s efforts to get more Republicans to vote early seems to be narrowing the traditional gap favoring Democrats,” Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, told Newsweek.

https://www.newsweek.com/republicans-election-strategy-1840759

 

4 Virginia legislative candidates, including ex-congressman, are accused of violence against women (Fox 59; Vigour Times; The Seattle Times; WSET)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, said partisan politics may have overtaken character concerns in the fury of the current political moment. “During the age of Trump, it does seem like a great deal of misconduct is tolerable if the person who is accused of that misconduct is on your partisan team,” Farnsworth said.

 

https://fox59.com/news/national-world/ap-us-news/ap-4-virginia-legislative-candidates-including-ex-congressman-are-accused-of-violence-against-women/

https://vigourtimes.com/4-virginia-legislative-candidates-including-former-congressman-face-allegations-of-violence-against-women/

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/4-virginia-legislative-candidates-including-ex-congressman-are-accused-of-violence-against-women/

https://wset.com/news/local/meet-the-4-virginia-legislative-candidates-accused-of-violence-against-women

 

How the Virginia election may shake up gun laws (WTOP)

“You really don’t see the opportunity for much of a middle-ground compromise on guns,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political-science professor at the University of Mary Washington.

https://wtop.com/virginia/2023/11/how-the-virginia-election-may-shake-up-gun-laws/

 

North Carolina and the nation will have a lot to learn from Virginia’s election | Opinion (Yahoo News)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., said Virginia’s results will offer a guide nationally on how to tap or defuse anger over new abortion restrictions.

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/north-carolina-nation-lot-learn-083000858.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAHXUz_Fw_q7DoADWTMLkMwmB1vUAkh50XmhO8kr3zwz0pUlVDdF_KXjZLYVCCOV-dGuSAomfmUqiWjXuZbML4rWmzSUaZvAJpYTvt1zhv2R10B6Z1vhceYR2Z9CNVxM-ASjr70iUM4BRudZTycIre5ruLNPH1lZm-3j87D5EDavF

 

4 Virginia legislative candidates, including ex-congressman, are accused of violence against women (The Washington Post)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington, said partisan politics may have overtaken character concerns in the fury of the current political moment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2023/11/03/virginia-candidates-domestic-violence-against-women/1921d158-7a68-11ee-97dd-7a173b1bd730_story.html

 

Virginia’s Election Could Decide Fate of Youngkin’s Education Agenda (The 74)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., said public polling revealed a Virginia electorate that is generally contented with the state of public schools.

https://www.the74million.org/article/virginias-election-could-decide-fate-of-youngkins-education-agenda/

 

Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming elections in Virginia (WUSA 9)

“When you think about the abortion issue, it’s clear that this has been a very motivating force particularly for Democrats in the wake of the reversal of Roe versus Wade,” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://www.wusa9.com/video/news/politics/elections/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-upcoming-elections-in-virginia/65-b480a0db-9d00-4d71-85fd-828814890daf

 

Trump Jr. to Testify at Fraud Trial (CTV News)

“The two eldest sons of the former president, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are both in the litigation here, ” said Stephen Farnsworth.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=2798643

 

Did Republican Glenn Youngkin Just Torpedo His Own Election Strategy? (Newsweek)

Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, told Newsweek that Youngkin’s errors are unlikely to deter the governor’s concerted effort to encourage early Republican voting.

https://www.newsweek.com/did-republican-glenn-youngkin-just-torpedo-his-own-election-strategy-1839924

 

Henrico, Petersburg races draw millions in cash, underscoring high stakes (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“There is a huge amount of money and in-kind contributions being donated to shape the outcome of this year’s elections,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington, speaking broadly of the October contributions. “The stakes are doubly high as whichever party prevails will use the Virginia elections as the national template for next year,” Farnsworth said.

https://richmond.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/henrico-petersburg-races-draw-millions-in-cash-underscoring-high-stakes/article_11eca068-77ff-11ee-bced-e7cb3768bbd4.html#tncms-source=login

 

A heated battle in Virginia’s largest school district tests the strength of ‘parent rights’ activism (NBC News)

In Virginia, a survey conducted in September by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies found that while nearly two-thirds of voters said education was going to factor into their choices on the Nov. 7 ballot, most described their own local schools either positively or neutrally.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/glenn-youngkin-virginia-policy-fairfax-county-school-board-rcna122754

 

‘There is no ban’: Republicans test-drive new abortion messaging (aol.com; The Guardian)

“Both parties will claim, if they win, that, as goes Virginia, so goes the rest of the country. But what you really get, I think, is the testing of the messaging in Virginia,” said Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at University of Mary Washington in Virginia. “It’s clear that Republicans have struggled to talk about abortion since the supreme court decision, and this will be the latest test of Republican anti-abortion messaging.”

https://www.aol.com/no-ban-republicans-test-drive-100007283.html

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/nov/01/republicans-abortion-ads-virginia-election

 

Virginia Legislative Elections Put Abortion on the Ballot (U.S. News and World Report)

“Any Democrat not talking about abortion a lot is committing political malpractice,” says Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington. “Everywhere you look, Democrats have been able to benefit from the backlash against the Dobbs decision.”

https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2023-10-31/virginia-legislative-elections-put-abortion-on-the-ballot

 

Battle for Control of Virginia Legislature May Hinge on a State Senate Race With Independent Streak (U.S. News and World Report; The Seattle Times; MSN)

Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington who moderated a debate between the candidates, said Gary’s presence on the ballot makes the race hard to predict. “She is a far more credible candidate than independent candidates typically are,” he said.

https://www.usnews.com/news/us/articles/2023-10-31/battle-for-control-of-virginia-legislature-may-hinge-on-a-state-senate-race-with-independent-streak

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/battle-for-control-of-virginia-legislature-may-hinge-on-a-state-senate-race-with-independent-streak/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/battle-for-control-of-virginia-legislature-may-hinge-on-a-state-senate-race-with-independent-streak/ar-AA1j7Qse

 

In Virginia politics, the pros dig in deeper — and it’s big business (The Daily Progress)

“Virginia is really the land of no-limits money, and with elections every year, you can really stay on the gravy train,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political scientist at the University of Mary Washington.

https://dailyprogress.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/in-virginia-politics-the-pros-dig-in-deeper—and-its-big-business/article_ee261a06-556a-5419-891f-e1cabd8aa7a8.html

 

Campaign signs paid for with undisclosed contributions point to challenge with enforcing campaign finance laws (Cardinal News)

“Enforcement after an election is as bad as no enforcement at all,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a political science professor at the University of Mary Washington.

It’s problematic when groups that no one has ever heard of and that haven’t filed any finance reports are spending money, Farnsworth said.

https://cardinalnews.org/2023/10/27/campaign-signs-paid-for-with-undisclosed-contributions-point-to-challenge-with-enforcing-campaign-finance-laws/

 

Will three weeks of chaos in Congress affect Virginia’s legislative elections? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Stephen Farnsworth, director of the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington, in Fredericksburg, said that even with Johnson’s election, “the threat of further dysfunction hangs over this Republican caucus for the rest of their days.” The Fredericksburg area is in the middle of two battleground Senate and House districts.

https://richmond.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/will-three-weeks-of-chaos-in-congress-affect-virginias-legislative-elections/article_af807bf2-735d-11ee-a7d1-937ab0a44f25.html#tncms-source=login

 

Pro-choice, pro-life advocates weigh new abortion data report, showing increases in Virginia: By the numbers (13 News Now WVEC)

A recent poll by the University of Mary Washington found that abortion is a “major factor” for 53% of Virginia voters; when included as a “minor factor” it makes up roughly three out of every four Virginians.

https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/politics/pro-choice-pro-life-advocates-weigh-new-abortion-data-report-increase-in-virginia/291-52f15dd6-95ec-43ca-a112-565e5dc8e4ff

 

Richards Presents at Louisiana Book Festival

Professor of English Gary Richards

Professor of English Gary Richards

On October 28, Gary Richards, Professor of English, led the 45-minute discussion of Truman Capote’s Other Voices, Other Rooms to mark its 75th anniversary at the Louisiana Book Festival. He also moderated the 45-minute panel “Autofiction: Life Meets Fiction” featuring Christie Gabour Atwood’s Calling Home, Teresa Tumminello Brader’s Letting in Air and Light, and Jeffrey Dale Lofton’s Red Clay Suzie. The festival is an international gathering of creative writers and scholars held each year at the state capitol complex in Baton Rouge, LA. Gary’s appearance was made possible in part by a Strategic Partnership Grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

Larus Writes on Elevation of US-Vietnam Relations

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Larus

Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs Elizabeth Larus

Elizabeth Freund Larus, Ph.D., Professor Emerita of Political Science and International Affairs and Adjunct Fellow at Pacific Forum, published commentary in the forum’s PacNet on the upgrade of US-Vietnam relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Professor Larus writes that the elevation of US-Vietnam relations facilitates bilateral trade and investment, but more importantly counters China.

Read the commentary here.

Thanksgiving Celebration Meals, Nov. 15

University Dining will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Lunch for members of the University faculty and staff and their guests on Wednesday, November 15th in Chandler Ballroom between 11:30 am and 2 pm.  All your favorite Thanksgiving dishes will be served, along with a nice selection of vegan and gluten-free options, too. The cost for faculty and staff is only $7.50. The costs for other guests, the complete menu and details on pre-purchasing admission and making table reservations are available on the University Dining website at: Faculty & Staff Thanksgiving Lunch for web site (sodexomyway.com).  You may also pre-purchase tickets from Rose Benedict between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm weekdays at the Dining Concierge desk, which is located on the 2nd floor of the CRUC near the entrance to Panera. This is always a very popular event, so while walk-in guests will be admitted on a space available basis, everyone is encouraged to purchase admission in advance.
Volunteers are needed for the Thanksgiving Dinner!  The dining team will also be serving their most popular and highly attended event of the year – the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the students – on the same day as the faculty and staff lunch!  They expect approximately 1,000 students to attend the event, so they need lots of extra hands to serve the meal.  It has been a long-standing tradition that members of UMW’s faculty and staff volunteer to help serve at this fun and festive event, and the students really enjoy seeing their professors and other University staff in chef hats handing out the Thanksgiving goodies!  You can volunteer individually, or as a group.  The more the merrier! Anyone who volunteers to assist in serving will also get the meal for free, either as a dine-in or take-out option.  If you want to volunteer, please use the link to the Google form, or call Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169, or e-mail her at rbenedic@umw.edu.

Baddle in the Burg Pickleball Tournament, Dec. 2-3!

Join us for the UMW Tennis teams’ exciting Pickleball tournament on December 2-3! UMW students, faculty, and staff can participate in their very own bracket for just $20, or compete in various age and skill-based events. Don’t miss out on the fun! Register here.

Harvest Festival and Farmer’s Market Coming October 19th

University Dining is hosting a Harvest Festival and Farmer’s Market on Thursday, October 19th from 11 am to 4pm on Campus Walk between Lee Hall and the fountain in Palmieri Plaza.  The festival will offer an abundance of fresh produce, kettle corn, fresh juices, bakery items, jewelry, crafts, and information tables hosted by various student clubs and UMW departments. Free hot cider will be provided for all guests, courtesy of University Dining.

In the event of rain, the Harvest Festival will take place in the 2nd floor lobby of the Cedric Rucker University Center.  For additional information, contact Rose Benedict at rbenedic@umw.edu or call 540-654-2169.

Business Services eUpdate–Fall 2023

Business Services

Bookstore

Current Promotions

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Image: UMW merchandise. One fleece zip jacket with primary word mark. One gray hat with Eagle logo. One dark gray hat with "UMW" mar and eagle logo. One long sleeve crew neck sweater with "UMW" wordmark and eagle.


Copy Center

New MFD Installations and Training Schedule

UMW’s contractor for mail and copy services (SPS) is replacing existing Toshiba MFDs (multi-functional devices that print, scan, and copy) with new Canon Color MFDs. Implementation is under way and will continue through November 2023.

The transition may cause minimal downtime while SPS technicians, along with a Copy Center Team Member, exchange each old MFD for a new one, then start and test the new device. The Canon devices will continue to use PaperCut and will have the same interface and type of card readers as the current MFD’s, so there will be little change to the end user experience.

The Canon MFDs will default to grayscale and provide the option to print in color. The cost of a color copy will display in PaperCut as $0.30 per page, but the actual department charge will be $0.21 per page.  The retail cost to print a color page is $0.30. There will be no change in cost for grayscale prints.

Updated user instructions will be placed near each machine. In the event that they are needed, online training sessions are available as reflected in the schedule below. If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled sessions, a recording will be available on the Copy Center website.

Online Training Dates:
October 3 @ 10:00: Click here to join the meeting
October 3 @ 2:30: Click here to join the meeting
Oct 5 @ 9:30: Click here to join the meeting
Oct 10 @ 3:00: Click here to join the meeting

Questions may be directed to the UMW Copy Center at 540-654-1935 or copies@umw.edu.


UMW Dining

Harvest Festival & Farmer’s Market

Join UMW Dining at the Harvest Festival & Farmer’s Market on October 19, 11 am – 4 pm on Campus Walk.

Guests will enjoy opportunities to buy produce from local farms, get fresh-popped kettle corn, and peruse products from local bakeries, artisans and crafters.  Members of UMW’s faculty and staff are also invited to participate as vendors if they have products or services they want to promote or sell.  There is no charge to attend or to participate as a vendor. Click the QR code on the graphic or use this LINK to register as a vendor, or contact Rose Benedict, rbenedic@umw.edu, for more information.


EagleOne

Access to Discounts with EagleOne

At the University Bookstore, UMW Faculty and Staff receive a 10% discount on regularly priced clothing and gift items with presentation of their EagleOne card.

Additionally, several local companies in the area offer discounts to those with UMW cards or with special offer codes. New UMW specific deals include:

  • GTE Localize – Language, interpretation, and translation services. Use code GTEUMW12 to get a 12% discount.
  • Voodoo Neon – Custom neon signs and art pieces. Use code UMW10 to get a 10% discount.

Visit the EagleOne Deals page to learn more.


Parking Management

We’ve Moved!

As of March 2023, the Parking Management office has moved to Lee Hall, room 110, now sharing space with the EagleOne Card Office. Faculty, staff, and students can visit in person, but are also encouraged to order their decals online through the online parking portal. To do so, login to Banner SSB, select My Banner Resources, then Parking Management.  Decals will be delivered through intercampus mail to your designated mail location.

AnchorTemporary Space Reservations

Temporary space reservations can be made online through the Temporary Parking Request Form. Please submit your request at least 5 business days in advance to allow time for planning, logistics, and set up.


Post Office

Prepare for the Holidays

The holiday season is fast approaching, and mail service providers are anticipating increases in volume levels. Both UPS and FedEx have announced plans for increased prices again for October through January. The UMW Post Office can help you with all your mailing needs and get you the best shipping rates. Please mail your packages early to ensure timely delivery. Visit us in Woodard Hall for assistance.


Procurement

Designated Signature Authority Reminder

As a reminder, specific individuals are designated to sign on behalf of the University. The list of names can be found here: https://adminfinance.umw.edu/ap/dspresident/. If an individual who’s name is NOT listed on one of these documents is approached for a signature on behalf of the University with an external entity, please forward the request to someone whose name is indicated for the type of document requested to be signed.

Family Weekend 2023, Oct. 6 to 8

The annual fall weekend event at the University of Mary Washington is back, and brings family members and friends to campus to experience a slice of student life. A variety of events are happening, and a complimentary trolley extends your visit to downtown Fredericksburg.

Please visit our full schedule of events for information on everything happening around campus and the Fredericksburg area from October 6-8! You may also contact me at agauch@umw.edu if you have any other questions.

O’Dell and UMW PreHealth Students Volunteer at Remote Access Medical Clinic

PreHealth Advisor and Professor of Biology Deborah O'Dell

PreHealth Advisor and Professor of Biology Deborah O’Dell

UMW PreHealth Advisor and Professor of Biology Deborah O’Dell and 8 UMW PreHealth students (Arianna Chase, Gabriella Nguyen, Rita Bishai, Carolina Llamas-Plascencia, Mallory Thompson, Olivia Pierce, Katherine Scott, and Rachel Cervantes-Amaro) gave their time to assist medical, dental, and vision professionals providing services to the community in Montross, VA on Sept 16 & 17.  Dr. O’Dell and the students left UMW at 4 am to travel to Westmoreland High School to assist at the Remote Access Medical (RAM) clinic, returning to UMW at 4:30pm.  Their assistance allowed medical professionals to provide services to over 400 clients from the Northern Neck. Students were also able to network with professionals and medical and dental students from schools such as VCU/MCV, UVa and organizations such as RAM and the Virginia Department of Health.  The Center for Career and Professional Development provided transportation for the students that allowed them to participate.