February 5, 2023

Leah Cox

Leah Cox, assistant dean and director of the James Farmer Scholars program, describes highlights of the program in an article in Fredericksburg Parents magazine. The feature story focuses on a rising eighth grader who wants to be a neurologist and find a cure for brain cancer. You can read the whole story at: http://www.fredericksburgparent.net/index.php/education/403-its-ok-to-be-bright-its-cool-to-be-smart

Eagle Landing to Host Open House for Faculty and Staff

The University of Mary Washington Foundation cordially invites faculty and staff to a special open house for Eagle Village. Please bring your UMW I.D. card for entrance on Tuesday, August 17, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The tours begin at the mixed use building, across from Country Cookin’ where you can see the UMW Foundation office suite and the sites for the new business tenants. Following that tour, you can proceed to Eagle Landing for tours of the common areas, representative student apartments, and a walk across the new pedestrian bridge linking UMW to Eagle Landing.

President to Address Faculty and Staff

President Richard V. Hurley will deliver his first address as president of the University of Mary Washington to all faculty and staff during the opening meeting of the faculty on Thursday, August 19, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., in Great Hall at Woodard Campus Center. All faculty and staff are invited to attend. The meeting will be followed by the Faculty Luncheon for faculty and invited guests in Seacobeck Hall from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Later that afternoon, the Honor Convocation will be conducted in Dodd Auditorium, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Faculty are asked to assemble 20 minutes prior in academic regalia on Campus Walk outside George Washington Hall.

Nicole Myers

Nicole Myers and the UMW Play Lab are still in the running for the Pepsi Refresh Challenge $25,000 grant. You can vote for the project every day through the month of August at http://www.refresheverything.com/umwautismclinicplaylab If you have not heard the exciting news about the UMW Autism Clinic and UMW Play Lab and are interested in finding out more, send an email to Nicole at nmyers@umw.edu to be placed on a listserv. At this time, she working out final details for the first Play Lab session and will be sending out application materials and information through this listserv to interested parents and agencies. Check out the UMW Autism blog at http://umwautism.umwblogs.org/.

Warren Rochelle

Professor of English Warren Rochelle has published his third novel, The Called. Find out about upcoming readings and read reviews at http://warrenrochelle.com.

Rochelle was interviewed about The Called on WTVR’s “Virginia This Morning” program in October.

Patrick Murray-John

Patrick Murray-John of the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies was among a select group of participants in the One Week | One Tool workshop, organized by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. Together, they developed Anthologize, a free, open source tool to publish weblog content in a variety of book formats. Read the press release for more information.

UMW Launches EagleEye Newsletter

Welcome to the inaugural issue of UMW’s new electronic weekly newsletter.   EagleEye promises to bring news that is important to faculty and staff. The newsletter is unique in its format and concept,  as it is really a community published newsletter. All faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute news items, notice of interesting events, and even classified ads. To find out how to contribute to EagleEye, visit our FAQ page >