January 17, 2018

UMW Alumni Make Forbes’ 30 Under 30

UMW alumni Robert Davis and Abbas Haider made Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30.” The 2018 list of the country’s top young entrepreneurs, innovators and change-makers – all under 30 years old – was released earlier today. “It’s pretty unreal right now,” Haider said this afternoon, just hours after learning he and Davis had made the […]

Eagle Madness

UMW rocks new basketball season

Psychology Major Lands Top Auditory Internship

Rebekah Funkhouser has plenty to say about UMW. The Washington Guide tells prospective students about scholarships, financial aid … and the time she saw a live camel crossing Ball Circle. But it’s the first thing she shares with the groups that gather for tours across campus that makes her own journey through college so personal. […]

Struthers Keeps it “Real” at Colloquium

Sally Struthers had the crowd in stitches – and tears – during her keynote address at today’s Women’s Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington. The 24th annual event, held at UMW’s Stafford campus, fosters connections among professional women. Themed “Real Women, Real Issues, Real Solutions,” the daylong colloquium was packed with seminars led […]

UMW Steals the Show on Fox 5

Ball Circle lit up a little earlier than usual last Friday, Oct. 20, when News Channel 5 came to the Fredericksburg campus. A four-hour shoot – aired live all morning long on the Washington, D.C., station – showcased Mary Washington spirit, tradition and vision. The first news crew arrived at 4:30 a.m. – with lights, […]

UMW Welcomes Alumni for Homecoming 2017

Hundreds of University of Mary Washington alumni, family and friends will converge onto the Fredericksburg campus this weekend, Oct. 20-21, to celebrate Homecoming weekend. Festivities will include UMW’s annual tailgating event beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Battleground Athletic Complex for an afternoon of sports competition. Key matchups include women’s rugby against alumni, […]

Alum Helps Lift Farmers from Poverty

It was drizzling, of course, when UMW alum Robert Durrette ’09 poured two cups of coffee at his rainforest lodge. He handed one to the Honduran guard he paid to watch over the place. As cool drops tapped on the rippled tin roof, the guard shared his family’s struggle to make a living on their […]

Faculty Panel Ties Social Media to Classroom

A six-person panel of UMW faculty from across campus gave its take on digital learning in the classroom last night during “Web Culture in the Disciplines.” The presentation at the Hurley Convergence Center was the latest installment in the second annual Digital Liberal Arts series, hosted by the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies. Instructional […]

Digital Liberal Arts Series Continues Oct. 12

The Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies will present “Web Culture in the Disciplines” on Thursday, Oct. 12. The faculty panel discussion is the second of three sessions planned for the annual Digital Liberal Arts series, which showcases UMW’s goal of maintaining its stance as a leader in weaving digital practices throughout the college curriculum. […]

Senior Lands Internship at Smithsonian’s African-American Museum

UMW senior Lindsey Crawford was already having a bad day. So, when the Washington, D.C., number popped up on the screen of her iPhone, she figured it was just another telemarketer. But she slipped out of her afternoon class in Combs Hall, anyway, to pick it up. It was “a chance of a lifetime,” Crawford […]