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...]

Alumni Return to UMW for Homecoming

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  Hundreds of alumni returned to the University of Mary Washington the weekend of Saturday, Oct. 26 for Homecoming. For the first time in more than 15 years, students and alumni tailgated at the Battleground Athletic Complex on Saturday. On Saturday, the field hockey team beat Capital Athletic Conference rivals Frostburg State University 11 to 2 and the men’s soccer team defeated Frostburg 2 to zero. The women’s soccer team lost a tough game to the Bobcats 3 to 1. The weekend also included the five-year reunion for the Class of 2008, a concert by Grouplove in the Anderson Center, and a gathering in the alumni tent at the Battleground Athletic Complex. … [Read more...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board

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The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of Tabitha Geary, Kenneth Lopez and Lisa Taylor to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Featured in “Best Places for Job Seekers” Ranking

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

The University of Mary Washington is featured in NerdScholar’s 2013 list of “Best Places in Virginia for Job Seekers.” … [Read more...]

Virginians Favor Legalizing Medical Marijuana, UMW Survey Shows

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By a margin of more than two-to-one, Virginians believe that the use of marijuana for medical purposes should be legal under federal law, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. … [Read more...]