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...]

UMW to Host British National Debate Team

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The University of Mary Washington Debate Team will host the British National Team for a public debate on Thursday, October 23. The debate will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116. The event is free and open to the public, and audience participation is welcomed. … [Read more...]

University Jazz Ensemble to Perform Benefit Concert

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The University of Mary Washington Jazz Ensemble will perform a charity concert to raise money for UMW music scholarships, as well as for Rappahannock Legal Services, a local nonprofit that works to bring civil legal aid to low-income individuals. The concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium, and tickets cost $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults. The proceeds are split between the UMW Jazz Ensemble and Rappahannock Legal Services. The students of the UMW Jazz Ensemble will play jazz standards, followed by an informal “jam session,” in which any musicians in attendance are invited to join the Jazz Ensemble. President Rick Hurley will be conducting the performance. “It’s always great to present some music and educate the students to the different styles of playing,” Doug Gately, director of the Jazz Ensemble said. “But probably more important, this event is to help the legal services in the Fredericksburg area for folks who do not have … [Read more...]

Movie Executive Shares Expertise As UMW’s Executive-in-Residence

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NBC Universal executive Daniel R. Wolfe urged local community leaders and students at the University of Mary Washington to strive for innovation in their businesses and their careers. Wolfe, a 1984 alumnus and executive vice president of NBC Universal’s Worldwide Creative Operations, spent two days last week at UMW as the 2014-14 Executive-in-Residence. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Second Annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars

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The University of Mary Washington’s second annual Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars, held on Saturday, Oct. 11, grossed more than $75,000 to endow a UMW Performing Arts in the Community Scholarship for regional students who excel in music, theatre or dance. … [Read more...]

UMW Presents Harp Concert

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The University of Mary Washington will present “Around the World in 80 Minutes,” a music concert featuring harpist Grace Bauson on Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in Pollard Recital Hall. … [Read more...]

UMW Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Berlin Wall

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The University of Mary Washington will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall with “Fall of the Wall Campus Weeks” starting Monday, Oct. 13. … [Read more...]

UMW Raises Awareness of Dating Violence

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The University of Mary Washington is raising awareness of dating violence on college campuses through the Red Flag Campaign, a student-run movement that helps students recognize and respond to ‘red flags’ associated with dating violence. … [Read more...]

UMW Survey Shows Support for McDonnell Prison Term

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Sixty percent of Virginians said that former Gov. Bob McDonnell should be sentenced to prison for his role in a corruption scandal, according to a new survey sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. … [Read more...]

UMW Survey Reveals Qualms about U.S. Ebola Preparedness

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A majority of Virginians believe that the U.S. health system is unprepared to deal with an Ebola disease outbreak in this country, according to a new survey of state residents sponsored by the University of Mary Washington’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. … [Read more...]