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...]

UMW to Host Pianist Michael Feinstein

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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 now on sale. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Emily Young Chosen as College Tour Peer Advisor

Emily Young, UMW Student and Virginia ABC College Tour peer advisor

University of Mary Washington student Emily Young was selected to be one of the first ever Virginia ABC College Tour peer advisors, who will motivate students to live a healthy lifestyle without alcohol. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Hosts Holiday Pops Concert

UMW Philharmonic Holiday Pops Concert Orchestra

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic will host its annual Holiday Pops Concert, “Home for the Holidays,” on Thursday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 5. … [Read more...]