UMW to Host Psi Chi Symposium, April 17-18

James P. Morris, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Virginia

James P. Morris, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, will deliver the keynote address at the 29th annual Psi Chi Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Psychology at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Performs Sold-Out Show with Itzhak Perlman

Itzhak Perlman performed with the UMW Philharmonic on Saturday, March 29.

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman performed with the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra at a sold-out concert on Saturday, March 29. Nearly 1,300 people packed Dodd Auditorium for the concert, which was part of the Philharmonic’s annual William M. Anderson Celebrity Series. … [Read more...]

UMW Observes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Take Back the Night at UMW.
Photo courtesy of the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault.

The University of Mary Washington will observe National Sexual Assault Awareness Month with two free public events in April, the “Where’s the Line?” campaign presentation and Take Back the Night. … [Read more...]

UMW to Hold 24th Annual Multicultural Fair, April 12

The annual Multicultural Fair is one of the most attended events at UMW.

The University of Mary Washington will hold its 24th annual Multicultural Fair on Saturday, April 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The outdoor fair, organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, is one of the largest annual events at UMW, attracting more than 4,000 attendees each year. … [Read more...]

UMW Swimmer Brings Home Two National Championships


On the heels of claiming a new NCAA record and two national championships, University of Mary Washington junior Alex Anderson claimed another prize on Saturday, March 22: Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Division III National Championships. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Hosts Egg Hunt, April 13

Children explore the grounds of Belmont during the annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host its third annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12. The free event, held from 1 to 3 p.m., provides visually impaired and blind children and their families an opportunity to participate in a non-traditional Easter egg hunt. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Receives Scholarship to Study in China


University of Mary Washington senior Shirley Naa-kowaa Martey’s quest to become fully fluent in the Chinese language will soon become a reality. The political science major is the recipient of the Chinese Critical Language Scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host First Athletics Gala, May 22


The University of Mary Washington will hold its first athletics gala on Thursday, May 22, to benefit UMW Athletics. The gala, hosted by NFL Hall-of-Famer and former Washington Redskins football player Darrell Green, will be held at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center beginning at 6 p.m. … [Read more...]

UMW Debate Wins National Championship

Colin McElhinny (left) and Thomas Pacheco (right)

University of Mary Washington Debate Team seniors Colin McElhinny and Thomas Pacheco talked their way to the top on March 16 when they won the American Debate Association National Championship at Liberty University. Pacheco received The Julia Burke Award for Character and Excellence in American Debate Association Policy Debate. … [Read more...]

Elite Eagles Make School History

UMW's Dylan Farinet, left, and Bradley Reister fight for the ball.

The University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team saw the greatest season in school history come to a close on Saturday, March 16 at the Anderson Center, falling to Williams College, 79-46, in the NCAA Division III Tournament Quarterfinals. The Eagles finish with a school record 25 wins, and close at 25-6 overall. The team advanced to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Championships on Friday after defeating Virginia Wesleyan, 74-70. "I'm so proud of these guys," said a teary UMW head coach Rod Wood, surrounded by his seniors and junior captain Taylor Johnson, in the post-game press conference Saturday. "In defeat, I'm just as proud as I've been of these boys after every win. Tonight, we just hit the wall I thought we'd hit a month ago, or in some guys' cases, two months ago, or four." "We played a great team, with a great scheme, a great coach and great players,” said Wood. “Our guys gave everything they had once again. What these guys will look back on in years to come … [Read more...]