October 4, 2023

Nominate a Student for 2020 Eagle Awards!

Looking for a way to recognize exceptional student leadership on campus?  Every year, the Office of Student Activities and Engagement (SAE) hosts the Eagle Awards gathering in partnership with the Center for Community Engagement.

The UMW Eagle Awards program highlights students, student organizations, staff, and faculty who have provided leadership on campus through involvement in activities and organizations. The Eagle Awards are an opportunity for the University community to recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to the campus and greater community. There are over 15 awards for students, organizations, and programs.

Any member of the student body, faculty, or staff can nominate deserving students or organizations. Nominations are due by March 11, and the Eagle Awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at 6:00 PM in Chandler Ballroom. Winners will be announced at the ceremony. The event will offer light hors d’oeurves and is free and open to all students, faculty, staff, friends, and family.

Women’s History Month Program Proposals Due Dec. 3

We invite members of the University of Mary Washington community to submit program proposals for the annual Women’s History Month Celebration. Proposals are due by Monday, December 3, 2018.  The deadline for open-class proposals is Friday, January 6, 2019. The sponsor(s) will be notified promptly. Approved programs will be included on the Women’s History Month calendar, as well as in print and electronic publications. Preference will be given to programs and events relating to the 2019 theme, “Visionary Women:  Agents of Change and Justice.”  All programs must secure their source of funding, if applicable.

The program proposal form can be found at http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/programs/womens-history-month/.  Please include as much information on the form as possible.

Return forms and appropriate attachments to:

Women’s History Month Planning Committee
Attention: JoAnna Raucci
James Farmer Multicultural Center
University Center, Room 319
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA  22401

Email at jraucci@umw.edu


Volunteers Needed for Annual Multicultural Fair on April 14th

The James Farmer Multicultural Center is seeking volunteers for the 28th Annual Multicultural Fair taking place on Saturday, April 14 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.  Volunteers get a free Multicultural Fair t-shirt.

Let us know you are interested in volunteering by completing the form at http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/fair/volunteering/.

We strongly encourage anyone with interest in this event to contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at umwjfmc@gmail.com or 540/654-1044 to find out how you or your club or organization can be involved.

If you are applying as an individual student, you can complete our form on myUMW by Thursday, April 12 at noon.

If you have any questions, please email JoAnna Raucci at jraucci@umw.edu or call the James Farmer Multicultural Center at 540/654-1044.

Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership: Call for Applications 2017-18

The Office of the President is receiving applications and nominations of students for the 2017-18 Citizenship Award for Diversity Leadership (CADL). This award is given annually to a rising senior enrolled as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at UMW. The student must be enrolled at the institution for the fall and spring academic terms.  The student must possess characteristics of leadership and a personal commitment to advocating an appreciation for diversity and inclusion on campus.  This award is sponsored and presented by the Office of the President.

Any student may apply for the award who feels they meet the stated criteria and qualifications.  Information is available online at students.umw.edu/multicultural/citizenship-award-for-diversity/.  You are encouraged to apply for this award if you feel you are an eligible candidate. Also, please feel free to share this information with other students who may be eligible. If you would like consideration of this award, please complete the application form and return it to the James Farmer Multicultural Center (JFMC) in University Center, room 319, or at msanford@umw.edu.

The deadline for applications and nominations is Friday, March 31, 2017. The forms may be dropped off, faxed or returned electronically to the office.  There are hard copies of the application available in the office for students who want to fill out the form in the JFMC. We want to consider every deserving student for this dynamic award. The identified student for this award will be notified of their selection.

If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center.