August 25, 2019

2019-2020 President’s Council on Wellness Nomination Form

The President’s Council on Wellness is now accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 academic year! You can nominate yourself and others to serve on one of the four committees. We will be in touch by September 3rd with the nominations!

Please use this link to fill out the nomination form!

The committees are:

Programming and Education: This committee will plan and deliver programs once a month for students and faculty. The committee will be divided into faculty/staff and student programming and will create programs for both groups. They will also provide education to the Council during the first 15 minutes of every meeting.

Marketing: This committee will be responsible for updating and posting in Eagle Eye, creating content and posting on social media, updating the website, and creating and distributing the Wash Posts. This committee will be led by the Secretary of the Council.

Grant and Fundraising: This committee will set up university accounts, find and apply for grants, and initiate fundraising and sponsorships. They will also be responsible for Giving Day initiatives. This committee will be led by the Treasurer of the Council.

Research and Development: This committee will review policies and procedures on campus to see where issues need to be addressed and where changes can be made. They will also collect benchmarking data and analyze survey data to assess how UMW can improve wellness initiatives.

Coffee Talk at the Kalnen Inn

Coffee TalkHosted by the Women’s Leadership Colloquium @ UMW.

Networking is the best thing you can do for your business! Share, learn and grow from other professional females in the Fredericksburg area at a monthly coffee, held the second Tuesday of each month. We want to learn about your needs and explore how our organization can support your efforts!

This event is geared towards women business owners, however, we welcome everyone.  Please join us! Walk-ins are always welcome.

August 13, Kimberly Young, Executive Director of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Mary Washington,  The Art Of Strategic Connection: Creatively Leveraging Your Network To Build Business

Kalnen Inn, Jepson Alumni and Executive Center
1119 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Street parking is available on Hanover Street.

Flying Squirrels Baseball Tickets Available

1Are you ready for some baseball? Fredericksburg Night with the Richmond Flying Squirrels is Monday, August 19. The game starts at 6:45 p.m. and our own Dean Cedric Rucker will be throwing out a ceremonial first pitch. University Relations has tickets available first-come, first-serve. Just stop by the UREL office in Eagle Village, Suite 300 to pick them up.

Steam shutdown

Facilities Services is conducting steam maintenance and repairs until August 5. To safely perform this work, steam to the entire campus (except for Eagle Landing and UMW Apartments) has been shut down, resulting in no hot water to most residential, academic and administrative buildings. Hot water should be available in affected buildings by early afternoon on August 5.

Please contact Nolan Akau with any questions, 540-654-2023. Thank you for your patience during this necessary repair time.


Notices about Campus Dining

The following messages are from Campus Dining:

The Top of the UC will close after breakfast service (8:30 a.m.) on Friday, July 26. Meal service will resume on Monday, August 26. For further information contact campus dining at 540-654-2169 or visit the dining web site in early August for serving times:


In other news, Campus Dining / Sodexo is looking for outgoing, dedicated, skilled and enthusiastic individuals to join their Campus Dining team.  Job fairs will be held on July 29, 30 and 31 in the Chandler Ballroom of the University Center. On July 29 and 31 the job fairs will run from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  On July 30 the hours will be from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Campus Dining has full-time and part-time positions available in the resident dining program for cooks, pastry cooks, food servers, cold food prep workers and utility workers. Campus Dining Catering has open positions for part-time catering wait staff and bartenders. Benefits include free meals and opportunities for advancement for all employees. Full-time employees may also qualify for health care insurance and other benefits. Pay will vary according the position and the applicant’s experience and skills, but the minium pay is $9.50/hour.

All applicants must have a valid e-mail address in order to submit an application. Anyone wishing further information about the job fairs may contact Rose Benedict at 540-654-2169 or Campus Dining/Sodexo is an equal opportunity employer.


UMW mourns loss of Priscilla Sullivan

To the Mary Washington Community:  

With sadness, I write to inform you about the death of Priscilla Kay Sullivan, a long-time employee and friend of so many at Mary Washington.  

Priscilla grew up across the street from Mary Washington College on Seacobeck Street. MWC/UMW was always part of her life, and she was a part of so much of the history of our institution. She started working here in 1988 and served for over 30 years in a variety of capacities. She managed and helped pioneer satellite classes with Virginia Tech and ODU when Graduate and Professional Studies operated out of the Seacobeck Hall basement in the 1980s, and she helped open the Stafford Campus. Priscilla oversaw campus collections for school supplies and food at the holidays for those who needed it, and she volunteered in the community. She also worked in Student Affairs, was active from the beginning of the Staff Advisory Council, and managed Mary Washington’s National Test Center.  

Most recently, she served in the Events office where she managed Family Weekend, Graduate Commencement, and an array of ground-breaking and ribbon-cutting ceremonies. At these times of joy for the University community, Priscilla made sure that we could all celebrate our successes.  

Her attention to detail was legendary and her razor-sharp wit and smile will be sorely missed at UMW.  

We extend our sympathies to her family and numerous friends. Arrangements for visitation with her family on Sunday, July 21, and designation for donations may be found at: 


Troy Paino 


Onsite Visits: Retirement & Supplemental Insurance Providers

Please contact Denise Frye at for any assistance. 

On- Site Retirement Advising

No matter where you are in life—just getting started or planning for retirement—a session with a Financial Advisor can help you create a plan to achieve your goals. And, it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan.

Register for a session with TIAA at

July 22:                 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.           George Washington Hall, Rm 303

September 26:      9 a.m. -4 p.m.            George Washington Hall, Rm 215B

September 27:      9 a.m. – 4 p.m.            George Washington Hall, Rm 215B

Register for a session with ICMA-RC at

(ICMA-RC is the provider for our 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, Hybrid Retirement Plan and one of our ORPHE Providers.  Individual sessions are available monthly)

Supplemental Insurance Coverage 

Family Heritage is a new and approved supplemental insurance vendor of VA Provider Network.  Their unique competitive advantage over other supplemental companies is the fact that their clients can have all of their unused premiums refunded to them after a specified period of time, called RETURN OF PREMIUM.  It’s win, win; you get paid whether you use it or not. Either way, you come out ahead with a unique Supplemental Critical Illness and Injury insurance.   Representatives from Family Heritage will be in Lee Hall, Rm 412 on July 23 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Washington National Insurance Company has a special offer to purchase additional life insurance coverage.

  • You select the life insurance amount you need.
  • Plans start as low as $4/week.

If you currently have a policy with Washington National  you may add the living benefit option to your policy.  The Living Benefit rider provides valuable coverage when a permanent, chronic illness requires additional expenses such as home health care, rehabilitation, or accessible home modifications.

Representatives from Washington National Insurance Company will be in Lee Hall, Rm 412 on July 24 and George Washington Hall, Rm 215B on July 25 from 9 am to 4 pm.  Plus, get a FREE GIFT … just for inquiring!

Please contact Denise Frye at for any assistance


Get Healthy! Get Your UMW Weight Watchers Discount.

Get skinny and save money! Sign up for Weight Watchers at, enter Commonwealth of Virginia Employer ID: 63569 and follow the instructions. Employees enrolled in a state health plan are eligible for the WW discounted pricing.

Attend a WW Workshop at the University of Mary Washington every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the Hurley Convergence Center, Room 111, or contact Julie Coates at

Heat advisory in effect

The following message is from the Office of Emergency Management & Safety

Extreme heat is in the forecast for at least the next seven days, affecting the entire region. Temperatures are expected to be in the mid- to high 90’s this week, with temperatures higher than 100 degrees Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Heat indices — in other words, the feels-like temperatures — will be 110 degrees at times. Precautions should be taken to ensure you stay safe in the hot weather.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has released some tips to assist you during extreme heat:

  • Stay indoors, in air-conditioning, as much as possible. Limit your exposure to the sun.
  • Avoid strenuous work during the warmest part of the day. If you must work during extreme heat, take frequent breaks.
  • Dress in lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Protect your face and head by wearing a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Drink plenty of water and fluids. Sports drinks can help replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat.
  • Eat well-balanced, light and regular meals.

If you believe you are experiencing heat-related illness symptoms (including profuse sweating, muscle pain, headache, dizziness, and/or clammy skin ), go indoors to a cool area immediately. Seek medical help by calling x4444 from any campus phone if your symptoms persist.

For more information, please call the Office of Emergency Management & Safety at 540-654-2108.

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