UMW to Host First Athletics Gala, May 22

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The University of Mary Washington will hold its first athletics gala on Thursday, May 22, to benefit UMW Athletics. The gala, hosted by NFL Hall-of-Famer and former Washington Redskins football player Darrell Green, will be held at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center beginning at 6 p.m. … [Read more...]

UMW Debate Wins National Championship

Colin McElhinny (left) and Thomas Pacheco (right)

University of Mary Washington Debate Team seniors Colin McElhinny and Thomas Pacheco talked their way to the top on March 16 when they won the American Debate Association National Championship at Liberty University. Pacheco received The Julia Burke Award for Character and Excellence in American Debate Association Policy Debate. … [Read more...]

UMW to Host STEM Summit, March 29

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The University of Mary Washington will host the third annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit on Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Anderson Center. The annual event showcases the achievements of the region’s students, educators and businesses in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. … [Read more...]

Elite Eagles Make School History

UMW's Dylan Farinet, left, and Bradley Reister fight for the ball.

The University of Mary Washington men’s basketball team saw the greatest season in school history come to a close on Saturday, March 16 at the Anderson Center, falling to Williams College, 79-46, in the NCAA Division III Tournament Quarterfinals. The Eagles finish with a school record 25 wins, and close at 25-6 overall. The team advanced to the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Championships on Friday after defeating Virginia Wesleyan, 74-70. "I'm so proud of these guys," said a teary UMW head coach Rod Wood, surrounded by his seniors and junior captain Taylor Johnson, in the post-game press conference Saturday. "In defeat, I'm just as proud as I've been of these boys after every win. Tonight, we just hit the wall I thought we'd hit a month ago, or in some guys' cases, two months ago, or four." "We played a great team, with a great scheme, a great coach and great players,” said Wood. “Our guys gave everything they had once again. What these guys will look back on in years to come … [Read more...]

EdTech Brings Regional Educators to UMW

From left to right, seventh-grader Danbi Rhee, second-grade teacher Roxanne Edwards, third-grade teacher Juliette Snyder and sixth-grader Ben Kopek introduce EdTech participants to Frames and Shares and explain how it can be used in an elementary classroom.

Educators from across the region came together March 14 for the Fourth Annual EdTech Conference at the University of Mary Washington to talk about ways to change learning in the digital age. … [Read more...]

Gari Melchers Home and Studio Hosts Open House, April 6

The gardens and ground of Belmont will be open to the public on Sunday, April 6.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont will host a spring open house on Sunday, April 6. The museum will open its doors free of charge to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., allowing visitors to experience the 28-acre estate and former residence of the artist Gari Melchers and his wife Corinne. … [Read more...]

Kiplinger Names UMW Best Value in Small Colleges

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The University of Mary Washington is listed among Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “30 Best Values in Small Colleges” for 2014. … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs to Deliver Commencement Addresses, May 9-10

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Two enterprising entrepreneurs will speak at the 2014 commencement ceremonies for the University of Mary Washington on Friday, May 9 and Saturday, May 10. Kenneth Lopez, the founder and CEO of A2L Consulting, will give the graduate address on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the William M. Anderson Center. Rebecca R. Rubin, founder, president and CEO of the environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day, LLC, will speak at the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle. Kenneth Lopez Lopez, a 1992 graduate of Mary Washington and a member of the UMW Board of Visitors, is the founder and CEO of the Alexandria-based A2L Consulting, a leading provider of jury consulting, litigation graphics and courtroom support to all of the nation’s largest law firms. He founded the company in 1995 after receiving a law degree from the Widener University School of Law. A2L Consulting was recently voted Best Demonstrative Evidence Firm in D.C. by the readers of LegalTimes and, … [Read more...]

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...]