UMW Rated Among Nation’s Best Values by Kiplinger Magazine

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The University of Mary Washington is listed among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public College” for 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Receive Innovation Award

UMW students Sam Fortier and Maria Morran. Photo by Steve Canning Photography.

University of Mary Washington students Maria Morran and Sam Fortier recently received Marstel-Day’s Innovation in Environmental Stewardship Award. … [Read more...]

UMW History Professor Featured on With Good Reason

History Professor Jeffrey McClurken

University of Mary Washington Professor of History Jeffrey McClurken will be featured on the “With Good Reason” public radio program, December 13-19. … [Read more...]

UMW Professor Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss

University of Mary Washington Professor of Psychology Miriam Liss is the recipient of a prestigious 2015 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV). … [Read more...]

UMW Students Receive Gilman Scholarships

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Three students from the University of Mary Washington have received the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad during the spring 2015 academic term. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Receives National Endowment

Richmond Ballet dancers in Ancient Airs and Dances by Stoner Winslett. Richmond Ballet. All rights reserved.

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic has received a $2,850 grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts that will bring the Richmond Ballet to Fredericksburg after more than 20 years. … [Read more...]

UMW to Open Veteran Resource Center

The James Monroe Museum will hold a "Raise it Up!" party on Flag Day.
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The University of Mary Washington will open its Veteran Resource Center on Monday, December 1 to serve more than 400 veteran, active duty and veteran-affiliated students at the institution. … [Read more...]

UMW Professor Named Innovative Educator of the Year

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Teresa Coffman, University of Mary Washington professor of education, was recently named the 2014 Innovative Educator of the Year by the Virginia Society for Technology and Education. The VSTE created the award as a way to give recognition to teachers who implement and encourage “innovative educational practices –especially those that champion the smart integration of technology.” “Dr. Coffman consistently demonstrates her professional commitment to and passion for innovative teaching that is grounded in compelling research,” said Mary Gendernalik-Cooper, dean of the College of Education. “She brings these qualities to bear with her students in ways that encourage them to think differently about who they are becoming as educators, and how their uses of technologies will shape transformational learning experiences for their own students.” Coffman’s areas of expertise and scholarly research include educational theory, pedagogy, technology in instruction, and teacher … [Read more...]

UMW Breaks Food Donation Record

UMW Dining Services collects food donations

The University of Mary Washington collected 4,729 pounds of food in its 2014 STOP Hunger Food Drive, breaking last year’s record of 3,500 pounds of donated food. The food drive donations are given to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank to help feed the local community. … [Read more...]

UMW Presents “Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music”

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The University of Mary Washington Department of Theatre and Dance will present “Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music,” a special two-show performance, on Saturday, Dec. 6. … [Read more...]