UMW’s Colloquium Speaker Shares Magic Mentoring Number

Kathy Korman Frey , Keynote Speaker

Hot Mommas founder Kathy Korman Frey shared the secrets of mentoring success with more than 150 participants at the University of Mary Washington’s 21st annual Women’s Leadership Colloquium on Thursday, Nov. 6. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Jewish Cultural Awareness Events

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The University of Mary Washington will host several events as part of the Jewish Cultural Awareness Celebration, sponsored by the James Farmer Multicultural Center. Two highlight events are free and open to the public. The Kristallnacht Commemoration will take place on Monday, Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. On this day 76 years ago, tens of thousands of Jews awoke to find their stores, businesses, homes and synagogues destroyed. Immediately after, more than 30,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps, marking the beginning of the Holocaust. The event, which features talks by Marcel Drimer, a Holocaust survivor, and Porter R. Blakemore, associate professor in the Department of History and American Studies, takes place in Lee Hall, Room 411. Vanessa Ochs, author of “Inventing Jewish Ritual,” will give the keynote lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. Ochs won the National Jewish Book Award in 2007 and was awarded a Creative Writing Fellowship by the … [Read more...]

UMW Presents Fall Concert, Nov. 7

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The University of Mary Washington Concert Band will present its fall concert on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre Continues Season with “Sunday in the Park with George”

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The University of Mary Washington Theatre will continue its 2014-15 season beginning Nov. 6 with the Tony Award-winning musical “Sunday in the Park with George,” featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and based on the book by James Lapine. … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Palooza, a Treat for Area Families

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The University of Mary Washington hosted its 2014 Pumpkin Palooza on Sunday, Oct. 26 on the Fredericksburg campus. … [Read more...]

UMW to Add Men’s Golf in 2016

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The University of Mary Washington will add men’s golf as a varsity athletic program beginning in fall 2016. … [Read more...]

Belmont to Open Historic House

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Gari Melcher’s Home and Studio at Belmont will open the historic Fannie Roots House to the public for the first time on Sunday, November 9. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts 2014 Homecoming Events

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Approximately 3,000 alumni, students and guests converged on the Fredericksburg campus on Saturday, Oct. 25 for the University of Mary Washington’s 2014 Homecoming Weekend celebration. … [Read more...]

UMW Galleries to Host New Exhibits

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The University of Mary Washington Galleries is hosting two exhibits starting Thursday, Oct. 23: “American Abstract Artists: 75th Anniversary Print Portfolio” in the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and “Antediluvian” in the duPont Gallery. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Ghost Walk

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The University of Mary Washington Historic Preservation Club will host the 30th annual Ghost Walk on Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. … [Read more...]