July 12, 2024

A message from the Director of University Marketing


We are excited to announce that after two years of planning (interrupted by COVID), this week, we will start a phased rollout of our new brand! When you arrive on campus, you will notice that new light pole banners are being installed, and they’re going up on the Dahlgren and Stafford campuses as well. In addition, the UMW website, messages on the digital screens throughout our campuses, and Eagle Village’s electronic billboard will reflect our new marketing approach.

Thank you to those who came out to the employee appreciation picnic on Monday and picked up their baseball caps. We will also give away aluminum water bottles at the All-University Assembly two weeks later on August 16. Sustainability matters, and you’ll want to get your reusable bottle while they last

The next week, we will celebrate the first day of classes on August 23 with an all-campus pep rally on Ball Circle from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. On that day, bring your lunch, pick up a newly designed T-shirt (and other swag), mix and mingle with colleagues and students, enjoy the sounds of a local DJ, and take all the selfies with Sammy and your co-workers that your Facebook and Instagram feeds can handle.

Then, throughout the academic year, we will announce additional activities and programs as we continue to tell our story, culminating with a new web design that will roll out in the summer of 2022.

Thanks to everyone – literally thousands of you – who completed surveys, participated in focus groups, and helped define what makes UMW special. You matter, and we are grateful!

Malcolm T. Holmes
Director, University Marketing​
Advancement + University Relations

Tyler Strikes a Chord with Richmond Baseball Fans

Ken-PitchUMW Athletics Director Ken Tyler earned the admiration of Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball fans when he threw a perfect strike to kick-off Fredericksburg Night at the Diamond. Tyler joined more than 150 Richmond-area alums and nearly 500 baseball fans from throughout Fredericksburg and surrounding counties in what is becoming a highly anticipated end-of-summer tradition.

FREE Richmond Flying Squirrels Baseball Tickets

Human Resources has 200 tickets to give away to UMW faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis to see the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Our own Ken Tyler, athletics director, will throw out the first pitch for Fredericksburg Community Night at the  baseball game.

The first pitch will take place around 6:30 p.m. and the game starts at 7:10 p.m. We’d love to have a large contingency of UMW constituents there, wearing UMW gear, to cheer him on. Get your tickets today at the HR front desk in the Fairfax House.

2014 Marine Corp Half Marathon Recap

2014-Marine-Corp-Half-4The University Marketing Office extends a sincere thank you to our wonderful faculty and staff volunteers who covered the UMW booth at the 2014 Marine Corps Historic Half Healthy Lifestyle Expo on Saturday, May 17. We also thank those of you who got up EARLY Sunday morning on May 18 to cheer on the runners at the Sunken Road waterstop. According to event organizers, approximately 7,545 runners completed the three distance events with each registering its second largest field of finishers in history. See you next year!