UMW Continues Season with “Always…Patsy Cline”

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The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2013-2014 season with a production of  “Always…Patsy Cline.” … [Read more...]

Freedom Rider to Share Story and Documentary at UMW, Feb. 3

Joan Mulholland, shown during a trip to UMW in 2011, will be a part of UMW's Black History Month celebration on Feb. 3.

More than 50 years ago, a 19-year-old college student named Joan Trumpauer Mulholland bought a flight to Mississippi and joined the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement. … [Read more...]

McClurken Receives Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award

Jeffrey McClurken, professor and chair of history and American studies

University of Mary Washington Professor of History Jeffrey McClurken is the recipient of a prestigious 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). … [Read more...]

Hyatt Place Fredericksburg To Open in Eagle Village

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The Hyatt Place Fredericksburg will open on Tuesday, Jan. 21 in the Eagle Village mixed-use development located across from the University of Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus. The hotel, built by the UMW Foundation, is the first boutique hotel of its kind serving the university, downtown Fredericksburg and the Mary Washington Health System, according to Jim Fournier, general manager of the hotel. “Hyatt Place Fredericksburg at Mary Washington is located in a very desirable and historic area, and we’re looking forward to creating a positive travel experience for each and every guest that walks through our doors,” Fournier said. The 93-room, five-story hotel blends historical and modern elements, and features 89 studios and three executive suites and one presidential suite. The facility also houses an indoor heated salt-water pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, more than 1,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, an exterior courtyard with a fountain and fire pit … [Read more...]

Kiplinger’s Magazine Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best Values

The UMW Board of Visitors recently announced the tuition rates for 2014-15.

The University of Mary Washington is listed among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges” for 2014. … [Read more...]

UMW Philanthropy Class Promotes Social Justice through Grants

UMW Students awarded more than $10,000 in grant money to three local nonprofit organizations as the culmination to their semester-long philanthropy class.

Students in a University of Mary Washington philanthropy class awarded more than $10,000 in grant money to three local nonprofit organizations that promote social justice through community development. … [Read more...]

UMW Community Raises More Than $3,500 for Local Homeless Families

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The University of Mary Washington community has raised more than $3,500 to help provide permanent housing for local homeless families. UMW’s efforts, spearheaded by Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Leslie Martin, are part of a statewide initiative to get 740 Virginia families housed in 100 days. … [Read more...]

Senator, Alumna Receives UMW Lifetime Service Award

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Georgia State Sen. Nan Orrock ’65 today received one of the University of Mary Washington’s most prestigious awards, the Monroe Medal. Orrock was honored by President Richard V. Hurley and the Board of Visitors during a dedication ceremony for the James Farmer Lecture Hall. … [Read more...]

UMW Dedicates Lecture Hall for Civil Rights Leader, Nov. 15

The bust of civil rights leader James Farmer overlooks Campus Walk. Farmer taught at Mary Washington for about a dozen years until his death in 1998.

The University of Mary Washington will dedicate a lecture hall in honor of civil rights leader James L. Farmer, Jr. during a ceremony on Friday, Nov. 15. The ceremony, which will begin at 4 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116, is open to the public. … [Read more...]

UMW Graduate Program in Geospatial Analysis to Begin Fall 2014

The M.S. in geospatial analysis will be an intensive 12-month program designed for both recent graduates and working professionals.

The University of Mary Washington’s Master of Science in geospatial analysis has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, paving the way for students to enter the program for the fall 2014 semester. … [Read more...]