Jepsons Give $1 Million to Restore UMW Amphitheater

A rendering by Train & Partners Architects shows what the amphitheater might look like after renovation.

The University of Mary Washington amphitheater, a much loved feature of the Fredericksburg campus, is preparing for its second act, thanks in large part to a $1 million challenge gift from Robert S. and Alice Andrews Jepson ’64. … [Read more...]

UMW Executive-in-Residence Talks Entrepreneurship and Startups

Matt Ernst '94 (center) talks with business leaders during the Executive-in-Residence breakfast on Feb. 27.

Matt Ernst, the University of Mary Washington’s 2013 Executive-in-Residence, has a few tricks up his sleeve when it comes to entrepreneurship and startup companies. … [Read more...]

New Director Brings Expertise to UMW’s Nursing Completion Program

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Pamela McCullough has a nearly 35-year nursing career, a focus on patient-centered care, and a passion for the liberal arts. Now, she is taking the helm of the University of Mary Washington’s new bachelor of science in nursing completion program, which is slated to begin this fall. … [Read more...]

UMW Seniors Receive Bid to National Debate Tournament

Thomas Pacheco '14 (left) and Colin McElhinny '14 are headed to the 2014 National Debate Tournament.

University of Mary Washington seniors Colin McElhinny and Thomas Pacheco have received a first round at-large bid to the 2014 National Debate Tournament (NDT), to be held at Indiana University from March 28 through 31. … [Read more...]

Human Rights Expert Lisa Hajjar Speaks About 9/11 Trials, Feb. 25

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Human rights expert Lisa Hajjar will speak at the University of Mary Washington on Tuesday, Feb. 25 about "the trial of the century." The lecture, titled “Let’s Go to Guantanamo! An On-the-Ground Perspective on the 9/11 Trial,”  is at 7 p.m. in Monroe Hall, Room 116. … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Ranks UMW Among Top-Producing Small Colleges

Taylor Parker '11 (left) is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

For the 10th 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...]

Entrepreneur to Serve as UMW’s Executive-in-Residence, Feb. 26-27

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Matt Ernst ’94, chairman of Walnut Grove Holdings, LLC, will serve as the University of Mary Washington’s Executive-in-Residence for 2013-2014. He will visit his alma mater on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 27. … [Read more...]

RecycleMania Returns to UMW, Through March 29

On March 11, students and faculty will use 2-liter plastic bottles to continue a community garden greenhouse. Photo courtesy of the UMW Ecology Club.

Beginning this week through March 29, the University of Mary Washington will join colleges and universities across the country in RecycleMania, an annual eight-week competition to reduce, reuse and recycle on-campus waste. More than 450 schools will participate this year, representing all 50 states and three Canadian provinces. … [Read more...]

UMW Seeking Nominations for James Farmer Lecture

Civil Rights leader James Farmer taught at UMW for more than a decade. A bust of Farmer is on Campus Walk, in front of Trinkle Hall.

The University of Mary Washington is seeking nominations for a speaker to present the annual James Farmer Lecture. … [Read more...]

UMW Continues Season with “Always…Patsy Cline”

Photo by Geoff Greene.

The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2013-2014 season with a production of  “Always…Patsy Cline.” … [Read more...]