100-Plus UMW Students Volunteer for Annual ‘Into the Streets’

A group of UMW students prepared nearly 10,000 meals for the organization Stop Hunger Now.

Bracing Saturday’s oddly humid October weather, more than 100 University of Mary Washington students gave up their weekend slumber to team with various community service organizations through “Into the Streets,” an annual event sponsored by Community Outreach and Resources (COAR). … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Starts Season with Masterworks Concert, Oct. 19

The UMW Philharmonic Orchestra will kick off its 2013-2014 season on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra will begin its season of orchestral music on Saturday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a Halloween “Masterworks” concert entitled “Classical Music’s Bad Boys.” … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Annual Literacy Symposium, Oct. 10

Area educators will learn classroom strategies and leadership techniques at the fourth annual Literacy Leaders Symposium at UMW.

The University of Mary Washington College of Education and Stafford County Public Schools will co-host the fourth annual Literacy Leadership Symposium: Reaching All Learners on Thursday, Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Joins Special Tour Weekend

Historic Gari Melchers Belmont Estate, Falmouth, VA

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, the 1790s country retreat home for artist Gari Melchers, was open free to the public on September 14 and 15 as part of the “Journey through Virginia’s Historic Home Promotional Weekend.” … [Read more...]

UMW Debate Team to Face Off on Presidential War Powers

Tom Pacheco and Mariah Young will represent UMW in a presidential war powers debate.

The University of Mary Washington Debate Team has been invited to join five other highly ranked universities in a public debate on the issue of presidential war powers on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at George Washington University. The UMW Debate Team ranks among the nation’s top public universities. … [Read more...]

Frame Conservator Presents at Belmont


Frame conservator Sandy Jensen presented “Frame to Painting: The Gentle Art of Matchmaking” at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. In the lecture, she shared the history behind Melchers’ “Brabant Bride” with museum visitors. Jensen presented her illustrated talk on the 1929 painting of bride Miep Halff, housed in a one-of-a-kind, “tabernacle-style” frame, which was recently restored from years of deterioration.Jensen outlined the techniques and ethics involved with the frame’s restoration, and also touched on artist’s objectives in matching their paintings to frames. Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. The property, which is operated by UMW, is both a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. Located at 224 Washington St. in Falmouth, Va., a quarter mile west of the intersection of U.S. 1 and U.S. 17, it is open daily with an admission charge. … [Read more...]