UMW To Celebrate Health, Community with Fair

Health and Wellness Fair 2014

The University of Mary Washington’s Dining Services will host a health and wellness fair for students, faculty and members of the community on Wednesday, March 25. … [Read more...]

UMW Opens Digital Auditorium

The Information and Technology Convergence Center,  one of UMW's LEED silver certified buildings. (Photo by Norm Shafer).

The University of Mary Washington will mark the opening of its digital auditorium in the Information and Technology Convergence Center (ITCC) with a day of presentations, performances and film screenings on Saturday, March 14. … [Read more...]

UMW Leads National Two Dollar Challenge

UMW students participating in a previous Two Dollar Challenge.

Nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $2 a day. And this April, students at colleges and universities across the nation will too. For the ninth consecutive year, the University of Mary Washington will lead the national Two Dollar Challenge to raise awareness of global poverty April 6-10. The 5-day awareness program challenges college and high school students across the United States to live on just two dollars a day. Participants buy food, hygiene products and other necessities out of two dollars a day while following other rules designed to simulate obstacles faced by people living in poverty. Founded at UMW in 2006, the Two Dollar Challenge is now a national educational movement in partnership with Oxfam America and Results. The challenge is run by eight UMW students and Professor of Economics Shawn Humphrey – all on $50 and volunteer support. At UMW, students will spend the week living and sleeping in make-shift shelters built from cardboard boxes and … [Read more...]

Chefs’ Fare Returns to UMW


The University of Mary Washington Dining Services will host its annual Chefs’ Fare on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Seacobeck Hall on the Fredericksburg campus. The event marks the first of six culinary contests leading to the awarding of the 2015 District Chefs’ Fare. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Pianist Michael Feinstein


Legendary crooner and pianist Michael Feinstein will perform for the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic’s annual Celebrity Concert Series on Saturday, March 14 in George Washington Hall’s Dodd Auditorium. Tickets are still on sale. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches Robust First-Year Program

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The University of Mary Washington will launch a comprehensive new program for the freshman class beginning in fall 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Shred Event for RecycleMania 2015

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Demonstrating a continuous commitment to sustainability, the University of Mary Washington will host a community shred event for confidential document disposal as part of RecycleMania 2015 on Tuesday, March 3. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Athletes Team with Local Children’s Program


The University of Mary Washington basketball game didn’t start until the afternoon, but by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, the action at the Anderson Center had already started. The basketball stadium was filled with shouts of laughter, as children and college students alike raced up and down the court in relay races, shooting basketballs and giving out high fives. … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Ranks UMW as Top-Producing Small College

Taylor Parker ’11 (left) served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

For the 11th year, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington among the nation’s top-producing colleges for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. … [Read more...]

EagleWorks Gives Small Business Opportunity to Shine


The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development is taking steps to help small businesses in Fredericksburg succeed. Its small-business incubation program, EagleWorks, took its first client in 2014. Koji Flowers, owner of online marketing company Big Cloud Media, came to EagleWorks after moving from Texas. In the nine months Flowers has worked at EagleWorks, Big Cloud Media has tripled sales and doubled the average scope of project services. In addition, the company has clients in Mexico, Canada, India and Israel. EagleWorks is a collaborative entrepreneur-centered program through the Center for Economic Development that focuses on small businesses to promote their growth and sustainability. Currently, EagleWorks has 13 partners that support clients in the program, including the U.S. Small Business Administration and Cardinal Bank. EagleWorks provides services for small business owners, including office space, a conference room for client use, and … [Read more...]