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...]

EdTech Brings Regional Educators to UMW

From left to right, seventh-grader Danbi Rhee, second-grade teacher Roxanne Edwards, third-grade teacher Juliette Snyder and sixth-grader Ben Kopek introduce EdTech participants to Frames and Shares and explain how it can be used in an elementary classroom.

Educators from across the region came together March 14 for the Fourth Annual EdTech Conference at the University of Mary Washington to talk about ways to change learning in the digital age. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Hosts Open House, April 6

The gardens and ground of Belmont will be open to the public on Sunday, April 6.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a spring open house on Sunday, April 6. The museum will open its doors free of charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., allowing visitors to experience the 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. … [Read more...]

Kiplinger Names UMW Best Value in Small Colleges

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The University of Mary Washington is listed among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “30 Best Values in Small Colleges” for 2014. … [Read more...]

Jepsons Give $1 Million to Restore UMW Amphitheater

A rendering by Train & Partners Architects shows what the amphitheater might look like after renovation.

The University of Mary Washington amphitheater, a much loved feature of the Fredericksburg campus, is preparing for its second act, thanks in large part to a $1 million challenge gift from Robert S. and Alice Andrews Jepson ’64. … [Read more...]

UMW Executive-in-Residence Talks Entrepreneurship and Startups

Matt Ernst '94 (center) talks with business leaders during the Executive-in-Residence breakfast on Feb. 27.

Matt Ernst, the University of Mary Washington’s 2013 Executive-in-Residence, has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to entrepreneurship and startup companies. … [Read more...]

UMW Seniors Receive Bid to National Debate Tournament

Thomas Pacheco '14 (left) and Colin McElhinny '14 are headed to the 2014 National Debate Tournament.

University of Mary Washington seniors Colin McElhinny and Thomas Pacheco have received a first round at-large bid to the 2014 National Debate Tournament (NDT), to be held at Indiana University from March 28 through 31. … [Read more...]

Human Rights Expert Lisa Hajjar Speaks About 9/11 Trials, Feb. 25

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Human rights expert Lisa Hajjar will speak at the University of Mary Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 25 about "the trial of the century." The lecture, titled “Let’s Go to Guantanamo! An On-the-Ground Perspective on the 9/11 Trial,”  is at 7 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116. … [Read more...]

RecycleMania Returns to UMW, Through March 29

On March 11, students and faculty will use 2-liter plastic bottles to continue a community garden greenhouse. Photo courtesy of the UMW Ecology Club.

Beginning this week through March 29, the University of Mary Washington will join colleges and universities across the country in RecycleMania, an annual eight-week competition to reduce, reuse and recycle on-campus waste. More than 450 schools will participate this year, representing all 50 states and three Canadian provinces. … [Read more...]