May 25, 2024

UMW Employees Celebrated

We will be celebrating Virginia Public Service Week NEXT week to thank you for all you do for UMW!

Monday, May 14:  Employee Appreciation Day – the university is closed
Tuesday, May 15 :  Swing by for Fruit- 9:30am – 11:00am on campus walk near Lee Hall (RAIN location is the foyer of UC – Ball Circle side)
Wednesday, May 16:  SAC hosting games and popcorn 12:00pm – 2:00 pm on Ball Circle (RAIN location is the foyer of UC – Ball Circle side)
Thursday, May 17:  Swing by for a doughnut – 9:30 am – 11:00 am on campus walk near Lee Hall (RAIN location is the foyer of UC – Ball Circle side)

Be on the lookout for information from SAC about EyeSpyUMW!
*Drawings will be held next week for gift cards – emails will be sent daily with the winner’s names*
Any questions? – contact Jennifer Cooper, x1046 or

Annual Administrative Professional’s Day Training and Luncheon, April 25

For All Administrative Support Professionals and their Supervisors:

Again this year, we hope that our administrative support professionals are able to take advantage of this professional development and networking opportunity–the one-day Administrative Professionals Seminar, sponsored by Germanna Community College, Center for Workforce & Community Education on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.  Many of our administrative support professionals have attended for the last six years and continue to rave about the experience!  Please see the link for registration information  on the conference and how to register through Germanna.  Any questions about the training please contact Germanna at 540-891-3012.  Apply the promo code ‘APS10’ to receive a $10 discount off the registration.

  And don’t forget our annual appreciation lunch…

We would also like to recognize the exceptional work and dedication that our administrative support professionals (administrative assistants, office managers, general administrative coordinators 1 or 2, administrative office specialist 3) give daily. The University will provide a complimentary lunch for our administrative support professionals, on Thursday, April 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Magnolia Dining Room of the University Center (on the pizza and pasta side of the dining room).  We look forward to celebrating these valued members of the UMW team.

Please contact to RSVP for lunch or if you have any questions.

CommonHealth’s Sleep Better Challenge

Plan for your best night’s sleep! Join CommonHealth for a fun challenge starting March 5, by making one helpful, healthy habit to improve sleep. 

You will need to know the following information to sign up for the challenge: Agency coordinator is Denise Frye. Regional Coordinator is Marylouise Gerdes.

To sign up, go to CommonHealth’s Sleep Better Challenge 2018.


Save the Date: Health & Wellness Fair set for March 29

Save the date! UMW Dining Services and Human Resources will host a Health & Wellness Fair on March 29 in the University Center’s Chandler Ballroom from 3 to 6 p.m.

UMW Dining Services has many local vendors signed up to attend. HR has also invited our health/dental insurance companies, retirement vendors, Myactivehealth, CommonHealth and local banks.

This is open to all students and staff.

Look for more details in the near future!

Nutritionist to talk about Mindful Eating

Are you a mindful or mindless eater?  Come learn some tips and tricks from Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN from Giant Food on January 23 from 10:30 am – 11:30 am in Lee Hall 412 as she presents Mindful Eating.
Lindsay will be back on February 21 from 10:00am – 11:00am in Lee Hall 412 to speak on Meal Prep 101.  She will have ideas on how to design your meals for the week, batch cook and more.
As always, Lindsay will have coupons, recipes, and samples to share.
These events are open to staff AND students.
Don’t forget to show your Eagle One ID card when you shop at Eagle Village Giant Food to save 5%.

Nutrition for Fitness Lovers

Come hear from Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN the in house nutritionist at Giant grocery store speak on “Nutrition for Fitness Lovers” on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-11:45 a.m. in Lee Hall, Room 412.   Lindsay will give  a presentation and have coupons, food samples and more for her audience.

This event is open to all staff and students.

Don’t forget to use your EagleOne ID card at the Eagle Village Giant grocery store for a 5% discount.

Any questions please contact Jennifer Cooper (x1046 or

November Visit from Giant Food Nutritionist

Come hear from Lindsay Pugliese, the in-store nutritionist at Giant grocery store,
on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m. until noon. She will speak about Nutrition for Fitness Lovers. (Lee Hall 412)

Lindsay will have a food tasting, coupons and recipes to give out to her audience!

This is open to all UMW STUDENTS and STAFF.

Eagle Village Giant Food grocery store is offering a 5% discount to UMW staff and students. You must present your Eagle One ID card and it is valid at the Eagle Village location only.

Are you saving $17 or $34 on health insurance premiums?

Have you taken advantage of Premium Rewards with Cova Care or Cova HealthAware? You can save $17 (employee) or $34 (covered spouse) a month by completing an online health assessment – no visit to the doctor!

Have questions? Visit or you can directly visit to complete or update your health assessment.

Fall Employee Luncheon is Oct. 17

Mark your calendars for the Fall Employee Luncheon! It will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Chandler Ballroom. More details to come.

Nutritionist on Campus Aug. 3 and Giant Food Discount

Lindsay Pugliese, MS, RD, LDN from Giant grocery store will be on campus on Aug. 3 to speak about 8 Steps to a Healthier Diet. Come out and hear practical tips for putting some pep in your step. The program will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in Lee Hall, room 412.

Giant Food at Eagle Village is now offering a 5% discount to UMW staff and students.  You must show your UMW Eagle one card and the discount is only at the Eagle Village location for now.

All participants will receive a small giveaway from Giant Food.

If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Cooper  at