December 1, 2022

Diversity Award Winner Aims to Bolster Equity on Campus

Cameron Washington was unsure about starting college. He had to talk himself into attending that first scholarship dinner. Then Orientation. Then the Student Transition Program he signed up for the summer before freshman year. “I didn’t know if I wanted to do any of this, but I jumped out of my comfort zone and gave […]

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 2 of 3

The Class of 2022 began freshman year like any other, swept up in longstanding University of Mary Washington traditions like Move-In Day, Eagle Gathering and Honor Convocation. That all changed when they were sophomores. Classes went online, study abroad trips were postponed and everything – activities, internships and volunteer experiences – became virtual. But these […]

Class of 2022: Stellar Student Stories, Part 1 of 3

The Class of 2022 began freshman year like any other, swept up in longstanding University of Mary Washington traditions like Move-In Day, Eagle Gathering and Honor Convocation. That all changed when they were sophomores. Classes went online, study abroad trips were postponed and everything – activities, internships and volunteer experiences – became virtual. But these […]

Eagle Awards Celebrate Campus Leaders, Dean Rucker

University of Mary Washington senior Brianna Reaves was presented with the Grace Mann Launch Award during the annual Eagle Awards last Thursday. Held in person for the first time since the pandemic, the event honored more than a dozen campus leaders in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom. A newly established award was presented to Cedric […]

Multicultural Fair’s Return Brings Fun and Funnel Cakes to Campus

The Multicultural Fair is back! After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the colorful, festive, crowd-pleasing event returned to the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus Saturday. The nexus may have shifted from Ball Circle – sacred site of Commencement, and current incubator to baby grasses – to Jefferson Square, but the familiar sounds and […]

James Farmer Multicultural Center to host Passover Seder, April 19 at 6 p.m.

Passover Seder  

Tuesday, April 19 at 6 p.m., Chandler Ballroom C, University Center

Co-sponsored by the Jewish Student Association

Passover is the Jewish celebratory feast that honors the emancipation of Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.  Traditionally, Jewish families gather on the first few nights of Passover for dinner and the Seder ritual, in which a family or community retells the story of the liberation.

 

JFMC Women’s History Month Celebration

Social Justice Teach-InSocial Justice Teach-In: International Access to Education | Monday, March 21 | 6 PM | Chandler Ballroom C, University Center
We’ll discuss women’s education globally and advocacy for equitable access to education worldwide.

Undergraduate Research Forum on Women’s and Gender Studies | Wednesday, March 23 | 4 – 6 PM | Lee Hall, Room 411
Join UMW students as they showcase their undergraduate research in women’s and gender studies. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Women’s Empowerment Through the Arts | Wednesday, March 23 | 7 PM | Chandler Ballroom C, University Center
Sponsored by Women of Color

Dance, spoken word, song, and other artistic ventures are all ways in which women throughout history have expressed their voices and advocated for social change. Also, Dr. Shavonne Shorter, Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion/Chief Diversity Office will share her perspectives on this topic. Join Women of Color, student performing groups and artists as we explore empowerment through art.

Healing Through the Preservation of Our Histories and Our Selves: Public Reception | Thursday, March 24 | 5-7 PM | Ridderhof Martin and duPont Galleries
Join UMW Galleries for the closing reception of Healing Through the Preservation of Our Histories and Our Selves.

For more information, contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at (540) 654-1044 or umwjfmc@gmail.com. You may also visit students.umw.edu/multicultural. Please email us at umwjfmc@gmail.com if you have any questions regarding disability-related accommodations.

Catlett’s Keynote Highlights Black History Month Events

When Marceline “Marci” Catlett speaks at the University of Mary Washington next week, she plans to mention some of the people who made an impact on her. Namely, civil rights icon and late Mary Washington professor James Farmer. “Learning about Black history from Dr. Farmer and others helped mold me and provided me with knowledge, […]

James Farmer Multicultural Center’s Black History Month Celebration

Healing Through History: Recognizing Our Struggles While Celebrating Our Triumphs

The story of the Black experience in the United States has fluctuated between a series of struggles and triumphs. Since arriving to this continent on slave ships, people of African descent have endured hardships and tragedies from slavery to the current mass incarceration epidemic. Despite the many generational systemic injustices, African Americans have provided groundbreaking achievements in the arts, sciences, politics, and entertainment, to name a few, to transform the global community. Join the James Farmer Multicultural Center’s celebration and recognition of these historic, triumphant moments. A full list of events can be found here.

Black History Month poster

Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Dr. Marceline Catlett, Superintendent of Fredericksburg City Public Schools

 

Students Showcase Volunteer Spirit at MLK Day of Service

Temperatures on Saturday hovered around freezing, while remnants of a recent snowstorm dotted the University of Mary Washington campus. But inside the University Center, warmth and camaraderie emanated from students who took part in UMW’s MLK Day of Service. “During these times of isolation and challenge, it’s so great to see people come together for […]