August 12, 2022

Eagles Advance to NCAA Elite Eight

The UMW women’s volleyball team earned a spot in the NCAA’s Division III Elite Eight after defeating Juniata College 3-1 on Sunday at the Ron Rosner Area. The Eagles will face Washington University on Thursday in UMW’s first appearance in national quarterfinals in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. With the victory the Eagles improve to 30-3 on the […]

Area Chamber President Receives Metzger Award

Longtime community advocate Susan Garnett Spears received the Patricia Lacey Metzger Distinguished Achievement Award at the UMW Leadership Colloquium Thursday, Nov. 3. The colloquium, now in its 23rd year, is an annual daylong event that fosters connections between professional women. Held at UMW’s Stafford Campus, it hosted more than 100 professional women and featured a […]

Eagle Madness Ushers in UMW Basketball Season

UMW Athletics will host Eagle Madness, a midnight madness-style event on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Rosner Arena at the Anderson Center. The event, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., precedes the University’s basketball season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Eagle Madness is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to bring non-perishable foods to donate […]

Audience Decides Fate in UMW’s Musical Mystery

The audience will get in on the act when the curtain goes up on The Mystery of Edwin Drood at UMW’s Klein Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 3. This unpredictable whodunit was adapted from Charles Dickens’ last work, which was unfinished by the renowned writer before he died in 1812. The production runs through Nov. 20. “Nobody knows […]

UMW Receives $1.4 Million Grant, Earns Nursing Program Accreditation

The University of Mary Washington has received a significant boost to its nursing program with a $1.4 million grant to establish a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree. The University also received accreditation to its existing bachelor of science in nursing-completion program. The grant, provided by the Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, will enable UMW […]

UMW Professor, Alumna Receive Library of Virginia Literary Award

Assistant Professor of English Jon Pineda and University of Mary Washington alumna Kristen Green were among the 2016 Library of Virginia Literary Award recipients announced Saturday, Oct. 15. Recognizing authors who have enriched the lives of those in Virginia, the awards are presented to outstanding Virginia authors in the categories of poetry, fiction and nonfiction. The nonfiction […]

UMW Receives $300,000 Grant to Help Sexual Violence Victims

The University of Mary Washington will receive nearly $300,000 to help victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking. The University is among 45 institutions of higher education—one of only two in Virginia– to receive a total of $25 million from the Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women. “This grant will go a long […]

UMW Students Go ‘Into the Streets’ to Serve Community

With coffee in hand and work boots on their feet, 79 University of Mary Washington students gathered in front of the University Center for COAR’s annual Into the Streets event on Saturday, Oct. 1. COAR, which stands for Community Outreach and Resources, is a student-run volunteer office established at UMW in 1990. The office serves […]

UMW Gift on Display at New African American Museum

When the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture opens Saturday, Sept. 24 on the National Mall, thousands of visitors will walk past a worn wooden sign donated by the University of Mary Washington. The gift, a 1957 waiting room sign from a Birmingham, Ala., bus station, is prominently displayed among the exhibit […]

U.S. News & World Report Ranks UMW Among South’s Top Colleges

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the University of Mary Washington’s undergraduate program sixth among public Southern universities in the “Top Public Regional Universities – South” category in its 2017 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Ranked among the top 20 Southern universities for 10 consecutive years, UMW currently stands 16th among all Southern universities […]