Gari Melchers Home and Studio to Host Illustrated Presentation


Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a free illustrated presentation, The Painted Garden: A Favorite Motif in American Impressionism, on Sunday, May 3. … [Read more...]

James Monroe Museum Acquires Previously Unknown Portrait of Fifth President

JMM Portrait Feature

A previously unknown portrait of James Monroe—Revolutionary War hero, legislator, diplomat, Virginia governor and fifth president of the United States—will be exhibited for the first time on Saturday, April 25 at the James Monroe Museum. … [Read more...]

UMW Observes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

UMW Clothesline Project

The University of Mary Washington observed National Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April with three public events: Fear 2 Freedom, The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host 25th Annual Multicultural Fair, April 11

Eagle Bhangra performs at a previous Multicultural Fair

Every April the University of Mary Washington comes alive with a celebration of culture, diversity and spring at the Annual Multicultural Fair. At the center of the outdoor fair is UMW’s own Eagle Bhangra, a student dance group that promotes diversity on campus by sharing folk Punjabi dances native to the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. They’ve become an iconic sight as they move barefoot down the bricks of Campus Walk in their brightly colored costumes, spreading energy and smiles as they go. “We hope to inspire our viewers to dance and to give them joy,” said Eagle Bhangra Captain Maria Joranko, a senior double studio art and art history major. Eagle Bhangra is one of more than 30 music and dance groups participating in 25th annual fair on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event draws thousands to the Fredericksburg campus annually. The fair, organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, is dedicated to showcasing as many cultures and cultural … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre to Finish 2014-15 Season with Lady Windermere’s Fan

Lady Windermere’s Fan, Photo Credit: Geoff Greene

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance will end its 2014-2015 season with Lady Windermere’s Fan, a four-act comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Athletes Team with Local Children’s Program


The University of Mary Washington basketball game didn’t start until the afternoon, but by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, the action at the Anderson Center had already started. The basketball stadium was filled with shouts of laughter, as children and college students alike raced up and down the court in relay races, shooting basketballs and giving out high fives. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Virginia Power Shift


The University of Mary Washington will host Virginia Power Shift, a statewide student conference on environmental, social, economic and educational justice Friday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 15. … [Read more...]

Students Presented Work at Research and Creativity Symposium

Students discuss their research in Jepson Hall as part of the ninth Research and Creativity Symposium.

Hundreds of University of Mary Washington students presented their research as part of the annual Undergraduate Student Research and Creativity Symposium on Friday, April 25. The event, in its eighth year at UMW, celebrates excellence in undergraduate student research by giving students the opportunity to share their work with faculty, their peers and the public. … [Read more...]

UMW Sophomore Receives Barry Goldwater Honorable Mention

Juliana Laszakovits

University of Mary Washington sophomore Juliana Laszakovits is the recipient of an honorable mention from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Win Art Awards

Senior Elizabeth Castillo was presented the Anne Elizabeth Collins Award for her piece, “Andy Warhol.”

The University of Mary Washington Department of Art and Art History announced its student awards at the opening reception of the Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition at the duPont Gallery on Wednesday, April 9. … [Read more...]