July 18, 2018

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Encore Interview Features McClurken

Jeff McClurken will be featured in an encore interview on With Good Reason, July 7-13. In the segment called “The Ghost in the MP3,” McClurken says while movies often get the facts wrong, there’s history to be learned from the way the stories are told. McClurken, who serves as chief of staff for President Troy Paino, is a historian whose research focuses on the Civil War, veterans, families, the Pinkertons, mental institutions, the 19th-century American South, and the digital humanities.

The program airs in Fredericksburg on Sundays at 2 p.m. on Radio IQ 88.3 Digital.  More information about the show can be found at https://www.withgoodreasonradio.org/episode/the-ghost-in-the-mp3-2.


Richardson Named Distinguished Woman in Business Education

Lynne Richardson, vice president for administration and finance at the University of Mary Washington, has been recognized as the 2018 Patricia M. Flynn Distinguished Woman in Business Education. The award recognizes female thought leaders whose leadership, research and educational initiatives have made a difference for women in business education. The honor was established in 2016 […]

Paul Anka to Open UMW’s 2018-19 Philharmonic Season

American singing icon Paul Anka will kick off UMW’s new Philharmonic Orchestra Season this fall. A Star Trek celeb, travel guru and violin virtuoso will round out the star-studded lineup, which runs October through April in Dodd Auditorium. Anka, known for such chart-topping hits as Puppy Love and Put Your Head on My Shoulder, will take the stage […]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board of Visitors

The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of Martha Abbott ’72, Allida M. Black and Leopoldo Martínez to the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors. In addition, Edd Houck has been reappointed to a second term on the Board. The appointees will serve four-year terms, which expire June 30, 2022. They succeed Holly […]

UMW Grad Named to Governor’s Fellows Program

Chris Cassingham has been named to the Virginia Governor's Fellows Program.

Chris Cassingham ’18  has been named to the Virginia Governor’s Fellows Program.

When Chris Cassingham collected his political science degree from the University of Mary Washington, earlier this month, he already knew what was next.

The swimmer from Plano, Texas, had learned just days before that he’d earned one of just 23 coveted spots in the 2018 Governor’s Fellows Program, selected among rising college seniors and graduates from around the country.

Beginning Monday, Cassingham will go to work in the Office of the Governor, what he calls “real-world, on-the-job experience” in the highest levels of state government.

He’s ready.

Read more.

Hanna and Farnsworth Column in VCC Magazine

A column on gerrymandering by Professor of Geography Stephen Hanna and Professor of Political Science Stephen Farnsworth appears in the spring issue of Virginia Capitol Connections magazine. To read the article, visit Virginia Capitol Connections.

Corcoran-Held Artwork Donated to Melchers Studio

Four pieces of Gari Melchers’ art will make their way from Washington to the home and studio of the 20th-century artist in Stafford County. Last week, the University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors approved a transfer of three sketches and one painting to Gari Melchers Home and Studio in Falmouth. The artwork was previously […]

UMW Students Receive Awards of Excellence

University of Mary Washington students were honored for outstanding achievements at recent awards programs. Kendall Morgan Parker, Ramsis R. Ruiz Valdez, Kirsten E. Littlefield and Megan B. Murphy were named Scholar-Athletes of the Year; Department Awards Megan M. Falzarano and Chad E. Mundie Jr., Art Department Awards for Excellence; Nina Danielle Wutrich, Art History Award for […]

UMW Awards Top Honors at Commencement

The University of Mary Washington presented its top honors during commencement ceremonies Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. Kendall M. Parker of Fredericksburg received the Colgate W. Darden Jr. Award, which is presented to the student with the highest grade-point average (GPA) in the four-year undergraduate program. Parker finished with a 3.99 GPA. Robert […]

UMW Graduates Class of 2018 in 107th Commencement

The University of Mary Washington graduated a total of ­­­­1161 students during its 107th commencement in a graduate ceremony on Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium of George Washington Hall and in an undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 12, at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle, both at the Fredericksburg campus. The University […]