James Monroe Museum Endorses Healthy Living

The James Monroe Museum will hold yoga classes in its garden as part of the "Let's Move!" Initiative. Photo courtesy of Lee Brauer.

The James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library joined First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens” initiative to fight against child obesity. The museum will offer drop-in yoga classes in its garden on Saturday mornings in May and June. … [Read more...]

UMW Supports Campus Sustainability Through Donation Drive

UMW will collect clothes and household items from residence halls in its "Drop N' Go!" donation drive.

The University of Mary Washington is co-sponsoring a campus sustainability event to encourage faculty, staff and students to donate old or unwanted clothing and household items. … [Read more...]

UMW Alumni Talk Entrepreneurship at Small Business Panel Event

(from left): Carl Lawson, Alicia Austin Morgan, Megan Parry,

A new business venture requires hard work, determination, creativity and above all, a lot of heart and soul. “The sense of pride and accomplishment of owning a business is the highest feeling,” said Alicia Austin Morgan, who attended the University of Mary Washington and is co-owner of Fredericksburg vintage and consignment boutique Forage. “Definitely listen to your heart and rely on your instincts. There’s no right or wrong way to operate a business. If you work hard you will be rewarded with success.” Morgan and Forage co-owner Megan Parry ’05 were among seven UMW alumni who participated in a recent small business panel event. Fellow panelists Erik Bruner-Yang ’07, chef and owner of Toki Underground in Washington, D.C., Linda Fairall ‘06, owner of Fabulous Frocks in Alexandria, Va., Jay Parrish ’03, co-owner of Parrish Learning Zone, LLC, and Carl Lawson ’08, chief operating officer of CBAI & Associates in Fredericksburg, gave advice on starting a business and … [Read more...]