Tickets Available July 9 for Dancing with Fredericksburg Stars

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Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, July 9, for the second annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars fundraiser at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Geography Professor Awarded National Grant

Hanna and his research partners will conduct fieldwork at plantations, like the Oak Alley Plantation in Louisiana. Photo by Arnold Modlin (Norfolk State).

University of Mary Washington professor Stephen Hanna is the recipient of a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct fieldwork at plantation museums in the American South. … [Read more...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board of Visitors

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The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of former Virginia Senator Edd Houck and Fred Rankin, president and chief executive officer of Mary Washington Healthcare, to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Department of Theatre & Dance Brings Back “Always…Patsy Cline”

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In response to overwhelming and unprecedented demand, the University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance is bringing “Always…Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley back to Klein Theatre. Performances will be July 9-12, July 16-19, and July 23-26 at 7:30 p.m., and July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 2 p.m. … [Read more...]

James Monroe Museum to Join National Sing-Along, June 14

The James Monroe Museum will hold a "Raise it Up!" party on Flag Day.
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On Saturday, June 14, the James Monroe Museum will join the largest group sing-along of the national anthem in history, as part of the National Museum of American History’s “Raise It Up! Anthem for America” celebration. … [Read more...]

UMW Joins Coalition to Double Study Abroad Participation

More than 300 UMW students study abroad each year through various programs, like this faculty-led trip to the Galapagos Islands. 
Photo by Professor Andrew Dolby.

The University of Mary Washington has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. … [Read more...]

A Look Back at Commencement Through Photos, Social Media

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  The University of Mary Washington captured memories of the 103rd commencement events - including the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 9 and undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 10 - through photos, stories and #UMW2014 on social media: … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Launches New Children’s Concert Series

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The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra is launching a new major concert series for children, the “Fiddlestix Summer Concert Series.” The series will bring world-class children’s entertainment to Fredericksburg each summer as a part of Fiddlestix, the Philharmonic’s outreach program dedicated to enriching the musical lives and education of children. … [Read more...]

UMW Announces Community ‘Stars’ for UMW Arts Fundraiser, Oct. 11

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A new slate of Fredericksburg-area community leaders has been named to perform in the second annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars on Saturday, October 11, to raise money for a performing arts scholarship at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

Women’s Rugby Team Wins National Championship

The UMW women's rugby team is the 2014 Division II National Champions.

The University of Mary Washington women’s rugby team won the 2014 USA Rugby Division II National Championship in California. The UMW team defeated Cal State Northridge in the championship match 36-22 on Sunday, May 11. … [Read more...]