June 25, 2024

Gregg Stull to Deliver Mary Talk

Gregg Stull

Please join us on Wednesday, January 31, at 7:00 p.m. for the latest installment of Mary Talks. Gregg Stull, Director of UMW Theatre, presents, “Changing Our World—One Play at a Time,” a discussion on the transformative power of theatre. When we gather in community to experience theatre, we bring with us a variety of expectations—to laugh, to learn, to contemplate life’s challenges, to empathize with the experience of others, and to sit in awe of gorgeous text, inspiring performances, and remarkable art. Whatever the title, when the lights go down and the curtain rises, the theatre nurtures a rich conversation between its artists and the audience.

Gregg Stull is the winner of three Mary Washington campus-wide teaching awards and is one of “The 300 Best Professors” as chosen by The Princeton Review.

This event is free to attend, but your registration is requested. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for light refreshments at the conclusion of the program; we look forward to seeing you there!

You can register for this Mary Talk at the link found here: www.alumni.umw.edu/StullMaryTalk

 

Bartram Featured at Mary Talk

The Office of Alumni Relations would like to invite you to join us for the most recent installment of the Mary Talks Series. Mary Talks are lectures and insightful discussions with Mary Washington’s outstanding faculty and administrators.

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 17, for the next installment in the popular new Mary Talks series. This Mary Talk will feature Kevin Bartram, UMW Philharmonic Orchestra director, discussing his recent research work, “Unearthing America’s Musical Treasures.” Please stay for the free dessert reception, which will be held immediately after the Mary Talk.

Working with a national research team in tandem with the Music Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., Bartram recently kicked off a project to find American classical masterworks that have been long forgotten. The project involves a research team from around the country—including three current UMW students—conducting both online and onsite research into orchestral works that are unknown to the public.

The Library of Congress’ Music Division has the largest music library in the world. Of these holdings, 10 million are of American music, with 75 percent uncatalogued or digitized. The research team will comb through the extensive archives at the Library of Congress with the goal of rediscovering these American symphonic music hidden gems.

While this event is free, we do have limited seating and registration for the event is required.  You can register HERE.

Alumni Network Celebrates President Hurley at Distillery, Jan. 7

Join the Fredericksburg Alumni Network for a fun-filled evening with Mary Washington alumni, parents and friends on Thursday, Jan. 7. Congratulate President Richard V. Hurley on his many successes during 16 years at Mary Washington as you enjoy live music provided by the Fall Line Band—with UMW Professor Keith Mellinger on lead guitar, mandolin and vocals!  Tours of the distillery, free tastings, food and complimentary beer and wine will also be available. $10 per person. To register, please click here. We hope to see you there!