UMW Observes National Sexual Assault Awareness Month

UMW Clothesline Project

The University of Mary Washington observed National Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April with three public events: Fear 2 Freedom, The Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night. … [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 to Ring in 150th Anniversary of Appomattox Surrender

UMW's Carmen Culpeper Chappell Centennial Campanile Tower

The University of Mary Washington will join communities across the country in celebrating the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox by ringing the campanile bells on the Fredericksburg campus, April 9. … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre to Finish 2014-15 Season with Lady Windermere’s Fan

Lady Windermere’s Fan, Photo Credit: Geoff Greene

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance will end its 2014-2015 season with Lady Windermere’s Fan, a four-act comedy of manners by Oscar Wilde. … [Read more...]

UMW’s Month of Microfinance a Platform for Global Discussion

#MicrofinanceCanBe Campaign Submission

The University of Mary Washington will host the fourth annual Month of Microfinance this April, leveraging the month as a platform for a global discussion surrounding the results of a new study questioning microfinance’s impact on poverty. … [Read more...]

Virginia Education Specialist Named UMW Educator-in-Residence

Robert Fugate ‘02

Robert Fugate ‘03, an assessment specialist for the Virginia Department of Education, has been named the University of Mary Washington’s Educator-in-Residence. He will present the keynote lecture at the College of Education’s Graduate Research Symposium on Saturday, April 25. … [Read more...]

UMW Philharmonic Hosts Richmond Ballet

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

The University of Mary Washington Philharmonic will host the Richmond Ballet for the conclusion of its 2014-15 season on Friday, April 24. … [Read more...]

UMW Students Raise Funds to Bring Power to Guatemala

UMW students filming in Guatemala

Take a class in the dark? University of Mary Washington students in Guatemala over spring break couldn’t fathom the idea – so they are taking action. … [Read more...]

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...]