UMW to Host All-Star Drummer Rich Redmond

All-star drummer Rich Redmond

The University of Mary Washington will host Rich Redmond, all-star drummer for Grammy-nominated country artist Jason Aldean, for a presentation on Wednesday, April 15. … [Read more...]

Peer Mentoring Elevates Domain of One’s Own

Jim Groom teaches a class

More than 1,000 University of Mary Washington students have created their digital identities, thanks to a pioneering program the university launched less than two years ago. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host 2015 NACC Conference

Information and Technology Convergence Center

The University of Mary Washington will host the 2015 National Association of Communication Centers Conference on April 17-18, giving professionals across the country the opportunity to share in research and discussion about communications centers. … [Read more...]

UMW Receives $1.25 Million Gift for Amphitheater Restoration

Ampitheater 1

A $1.25 million pledge from a University of Mary Washington alumna has moved the university closer to its $3-million fundraising goal to restore its historic amphitheater. … [Read more...]

Journalists to Discuss Middle East Affairs at UMW

Journalists Jennifer Griffin of Fox News and Greg Myre of National Public Radio

Journalists Jennifer Griffin of Fox News and Greg Myre of National Public Radio will speak at the University of Mary Washington on Thursday, April 9 about current developments and the state of affairs in the Middle East. … [Read more...]

Money Magazine Ranks UMW for Best Graduation Rates


The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s top 25 public colleges with the best record of graduating students on time by Money Magazine. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host 25th Annual Multicultural Fair, April 11

Eagle Bhangra performs at a previous Multicultural Fair

Every April the University of Mary Washington comes alive with a celebration of culture, diversity and spring at the Annual Multicultural Fair. At the center of the outdoor fair is UMW’s own Eagle Bhangra, a student dance group that promotes diversity on campus by sharing folk Punjabi dances native to the Punjab region of Pakistan and India. They’ve become an iconic sight as they move barefoot down the bricks of Campus Walk in their brightly colored costumes, spreading energy and smiles as they go. “We hope to inspire our viewers to dance and to give them joy,” said Eagle Bhangra Captain Maria Joranko, a senior double studio art and art history major. Eagle Bhangra is one of more than 30 music and dance groups participating in 25th annual fair on Saturday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event draws thousands to the Fredericksburg campus annually. The fair, organized by the James Farmer Multicultural Center, is dedicated to showcasing as many cultures and cultural … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Second Annual Athletic Gala

Darrell Green, NFL Hall-of-Famer and former Washington Redskins football player

The University of Mary Washington will hold its second annual athletics gala on Thursday, May 21, to benefit UMW Athletics. … [Read more...]

UMW Fear 2 Freedom Assists Sexual Assault Victims

Fear 2 Freedom Bear and Storybook

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Child Abuse Month, the University of Mary Washington will host Fear 2 Freedom on Wednesday, April 1. … [Read more...]

UMW Political Science Professor Featured on With Good Reason


University of Mary Washington Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Emile Lester will be featured on the With Good Reason public radio program, March 28 to April 3. … [Read more...]