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...]

UMW Coach and Psychologist Appear on Radio Program

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University of Mary Washington faculty members Corey Hewson, coach of the women’s soccer team and athletics instructor, and Holly Schiffrin, associate professor of psychology, will appear on the public radio program “With Good Reason” beginning Saturday, Jan. 11. … [Read more...]

Great Lives Lecture Series Kicks Off in January

The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series will continue through the end of April.

The University of Mary Washington will present its 2014 Chappell Lecture Series, Great Lives, beginning in January and running through April. The popular series, now in its 11th year, examines the lives of historical figures told through lectures by nationally prominent biographers and authors. … [Read more...]

Kiplinger’s Magazine Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best Values

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The University of Mary Washington is listed among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2014. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Director Elected National VP of Orchestra Association

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Kevin Bartram, director of the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra, has been voted national vice president of the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA). … [Read more...]

UMW Community Raises More Than $3,500 for Local Homeless Families

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The University of Mary Washington community has raised more than $3,500 to help provide permanent housing for local homeless families. UMW’s efforts, spearheaded by Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Leslie Martin, are part of a statewide initiative to get 740 Virginia families housed in 100 days. … [Read more...]

Women’s Club Soccer Team Headed to National Championships

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The University of Mary Washington women’s club soccer team competed in the 2013 NIRSA National Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. UMW was the only NCAA Division III program in the entire championship bracket. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts “CLEAR” Planning Session, Nov. 13

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The University of Mary Washington is spearheading the creation of a Climate, Environment and Readiness (CLEAR) plan to support the quality of life of the Fredericksburg region. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, community leaders and concerned residents came together to set preparedness goals, prioritize needs and start coordinating plans for a CLEAR blueprint. … [Read more...]

UMW Dedicates Lecture Hall for Civil Rights Leader, Nov. 15

The bust of civil rights leader James Farmer overlooks Campus Walk. Farmer taught at Mary Washington for about a dozen years until his death in 1998.

The University of Mary Washington will dedicate a lecture hall in honor of civil rights leader James L. Farmer, Jr. during a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 15. The ceremony, which will begin at 4 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116, is open to the public. … [Read more...]