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”

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...]

UMW Philharmonic Starts Holiday Season with Concerts


The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra ushered in the holiday season with its annual pops concerts on Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Presents Illustrated Series

Gari Melchers (American, 1860-1932)
The Nativity, 1891, oil on canvas, Gari Melchers Home and Studio, University of Mary Washington

Gari Melchers Home and Studio presented “Laud to the Nativity: Images of Christ’s Birth through the Ages” on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1:30 p.m. This illustrated series featured Curator Joanna Catron’s investigation of Christian pictorial art. … [Read more...]

Board to Name Tennis Complex for Former UMW Athletic Director

Edward H. Hegmann (right) received the Washington Medallion during the 2012 Commencement ceremony.

The University of Mary Washington Board of Visitors voted to name the outdoor tennis courts the Edward H. Hegmann II Tennis Complex to honor the accomplishments and outstanding contributions of the university’s first athletic director. A dedication ceremony is planned for April 2014. … [Read more...]

Women’s Club Soccer Team Headed to National Championships

club soccer 2013

The University of Mary Washington women’s club soccer team competed in the 2013 NIRSA National Championships in Phoenix, Arizona. UMW was the only NCAA Division III program in the entire championship bracket. … [Read more...]