Jepsons Give $1 Million to Restore UMW Amphitheater

A rendering by Train & Partners Architects shows what the amphitheater might look like after renovation.

The University of Mary Washington amphitheater, a much loved feature of the Fredericksburg campus, is preparing for its second act, thanks in large part to a $1 million challenge gift from Robert S. and Alice Andrews Jepson ’64. … [Read more...]

New Director Brings Expertise to UMW’s Nursing Completion Program

Pamela McCullough

Pamela McCullough has a nearly 35-year nursing career, a focus on patient-centered care, and a passion for the liberal arts. Now, she is taking the helm of the University of Mary Washington’s new bachelor of science in nursing completion program, which is slated to begin this fall. … [Read more...]

UMW Seniors Receive Bid to National Debate Tournament

Thomas Pacheco '14 (left) and Colin McElhinny '14 are headed to the 2014 National Debate Tournament.

University of Mary Washington seniors Colin McElhinny and Thomas Pacheco have received a first round at-large bid to the 2014 National Debate Tournament (NDT), to be held at Indiana University from March 28 through 31. … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Ranks UMW Among Top-Producing Small Colleges

Taylor Parker '11 (left) is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

For the 10th year, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington among the nation’s top-producing colleges for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. … [Read more...]

Entrepreneur to Serve as UMW’s Executive-in-Residence, Feb. 26-27

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Matt Ernst ’94, chairman of Walnut Grove Holdings, LLC, will serve as the University of Mary Washington’s Executive-in-Residence for 2013-2014. He will visit his alma mater on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 27. … [Read more...]

Freedom Rider to Share Story and Documentary at UMW, Feb. 3

Joan Mulholland, shown during a trip to UMW in 2011, will be a part of UMW's Black History Month celebration on Feb. 3.

More than 50 years ago, a 19-year-old college student named Joan Trumpauer Mulholland bought a flight to Mississippi and joined the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. … [Read more...]

UMW’s Speaking Center Achieves National Certification

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The University of Mary Washington’s Speaking Center recently received certification from the National Association of Communication Centers, making UMW one of only eight certified communication centers in the country. … [Read more...]

McClurken Receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

Jeffrey McClurken, professor and chair of history and American studies

University of Mary Washington Professor of History Jeffrey McClurken is the recipient of a prestigious 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). … [Read more...]

UPDATE: UMW Will Commemorate MLK Day With Week of Events

UMW's celebration of Martin Luther King will kick off with MLK Kids Day on Jan. 19.

The University of Mary Washington will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with a weeklong celebration of lectures, events and community service, beginning Sunday, Jan. 19. The university was closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the holiday. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Host Two New Exhibitions

The Twins by Elizabeth Kauffman
Oil on canvas
40” x 40”
2012

The University of Mary Washington will host “Ghosts: Clint Bagwell” at the duPont Gallery  from Thursday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 9 and “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2014” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from Thursday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Feb. 28. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. … [Read more...]