UMW Launches Robust First-Year Program

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The University of Mary Washington will launch a comprehensive new program for the freshman class beginning in fall 2015. … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Shred Event for RecycleMania 2015

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Demonstrating a continuous commitment to sustainability, the University of Mary Washington will host a community shred event for confidential document disposal as part of RecycleMania 2015 on Tuesday, March 3. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Athletes Team with Local Children’s Program


The University of Mary Washington basketball game didn’t start until the afternoon, but by 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, the action at the Anderson Center had already started. The basketball stadium was filled with shouts of laughter, as children and college students alike raced up and down the court in relay races, shooting basketballs and giving out high fives. … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Ranks UMW as Top-Producing Small College

Taylor Parker ’11 (left) served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

For the 11th year, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington among the nation’s top-producing colleges for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. … [Read more...]

EagleWorks Gives Small Business Opportunity to Shine


The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Economic Development is taking steps to help small businesses in Fredericksburg succeed. Its small-business incubation program, EagleWorks, took its first client in 2014. Koji Flowers, owner of online marketing company Big Cloud Media, came to EagleWorks after moving from Texas. In the nine months Flowers has worked at EagleWorks, Big Cloud Media has tripled sales and doubled the average scope of project services. In addition, the company has clients in Mexico, Canada, India and Israel. EagleWorks is a collaborative entrepreneur-centered program through the Center for Economic Development that focuses on small businesses to promote their growth and sustainability. Currently, EagleWorks has 13 partners that support clients in the program, including the U.S. Small Business Administration and Cardinal Bank. EagleWorks provides services for small business owners, including office space, a conference room for client use, and … [Read more...]

UMW Named One of America’s Best Public Colleges and Universities


The University of Mary Washington has been recognized among the nation’s best public colleges, according to a national study published in The Business Journals on Thursday, Feb. 12. Placing in the top 75 best public colleges, Mary Washington ranks 67 out of a total of 484 four-year public institutions that provide academic excellence, affordability and diversity. “[The Business Journals’] 19-part formula pinpointed the public universities and colleges that offer the best educational experiences to their students,” according to a statistical analysis by The Business Journals. “It gave the highest marks to schools with highly selective admissions processes, strong retention and graduation rates, prestigious reputations, affordable tuitions and housing costs, diverse faculties and student bodies, and economically robust communities.” The study was based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The Business … [Read more...]

UMW to Host Virginia Power Shift


The University of Mary Washington will host Virginia Power Shift, a statewide student conference on environmental, social, economic and educational justice Friday, Feb. 13 to Sunday, Feb. 15. … [Read more...]

UMW Theatre Continues 2014-15 Season with “The Drunken City”

Cast members of The Drunken City from left: Josh Bartosch '16, Austin Bouchard '15, Taryn Snyder '15, Megan Khaziran '17 and Kat Zeringue '15. Photo by Geoff Greene.

The University of Mary Washington’s Department of Theatre & Dance will continue its 2014-15 season with The Drunken City, a comedy by Adam Bock. … [Read more...]

Author Discovers Founding Friendships

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Friendships between men and women are usually regarded with suspicion, but Cassandra Good, associate editor of the Papers of James Monroe at the University of Mary Washington, discovered instances of genuine friendships between men and women hidden away in an unexpected time in history. … [Read more...]

Princeton Review Rates UMW Among Nation’s Best Values


The University of Mary Washington has been ranked among the nation’s best value colleges by Princeton Review. … [Read more...]