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...]

UMW Seeking Nominations for James Farmer Lecture

Civil Rights leader James Farmer taught at UMW for more than a decade. A bust of Farmer is on Campus Walk, in front of Trinkle Hall.

The University of Mary Washington is seeking nominations for a speaker to present the annual James Farmer Lecture. … [Read more...]

UMW’s Speaking Center Achieves National Certification

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The University of Mary Washington’s Speaking Center recently received certification from the National Association of Communication Centers, making UMW one of only eight certified communication centers in the country. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Fourth Annual EdTech Conference, March 14

The fourth annual EdTech conference, held at UMW's Stafford campus, will gather teachers and technology specialists from across the region.

The University of Mary Washington will host the fourth annual EdTech Conference, supported by the College of Education, on Friday, March 14 at UMW’s Stafford campus. … [Read more...]