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...]

UMW Commemorates Religious Freedom with Lecture, Jan. 30

Amina Wadud

The University of Mary Washington will commemorate the enactment of Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom with a lecture titled, “Whose Freedom? Islam, Gender, and the Politics of Representation,” by Amina Wadud, professor emerita of Islamic studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. … [Read more...]

UPDATE: UMW Will Commemorate MLK Day With Week of Events

UMW's celebration of Martin Luther King will kick off with MLK Kids Day on Jan. 19.

The University of Mary Washington will commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy with a weeklong celebration of lectures, events and community service, beginning Sunday, Jan. 19. The university was closed on Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of the holiday. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries Host Two New Exhibitions

The Twins by Elizabeth Kauffman
Oil on canvas
40” x 40”
2012

The University of Mary Washington will host “Ghosts: Clint Bagwell” at the duPont Gallery  from Thursday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Feb. 9 and “Mid-Atlantic New Painting 2014” at the Ridderhof Martin Gallery from Thursday, Jan. 23 through Friday, Feb. 28. Both exhibitions are free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

UMW Coach and Psychologist Appear on Radio Program

Hewson and Schiffrin

University of Mary Washington faculty members Corey Hewson, coach of the women’s soccer team and athletics instructor, and Holly Schiffrin, associate professor of psychology, will appear on the public radio program “With Good Reason” beginning Saturday, Jan. 11. … [Read more...]

Great Lives Lecture Series Kicks Off in January

The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series will continue through the end of April.

The University of Mary Washington will present its 2014 Chappell Lecture Series, Great Lives, beginning in January and running through April. The popular series, now in its 11th year, examines the lives of historical figures told through lectures by nationally prominent biographers and authors. … [Read more...]

UMW Accreditation Reaffirmed by SACSCOC

Nicole Crowder, assistant professor of chemistry works with Karmel James '13 (right) in the lab.

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed the accreditation of the University of Mary Washington to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The reaffirmation was announced at a meeting of SACSCOC in Atlanta on December 10. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Director Elected National VP of Orchestra Association

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Kevin Bartram, director of the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra, has been voted national vice president of the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA). … [Read more...]