UMW Students Spend Fall Break with Habitat for Humanity

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A group of University of Mary Washington students spent their Fall Break giving back to the community through an Alternative Fall Break trip on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. … [Read more...]

UMW Student Veterans Lead Service to Honor 9/11 Victims

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The University of Mary Washington marked the 12th anniversary of the attacks on 9/11 and honored those who died with a commemorative flag raising ceremony and moment of silence. … [Read more...]

UMW Celebrates Honor System Through Week of Events

During Honor Convocation, students pledge to uphold the UMW Honor Code. Faculty, dressed in academic regalia, attend the ceremony.

The University of Mary Washington held a week-long Honor Celebration from September 2 to 6. The honor system, a deeply held tradition at UMW, is integral to campus life for students, faculty and staff. … [Read more...]

UMW Receives National Recognition for Service

UMW students are volunteering in Georgia and Florida as part of Alternative Spring Break trips.

Two dozen University of Mary Washington students spent their Spring Break serving others. The students, who spent a week in Albany, Ga., and Melbourne, Fla., built houses with Habitat for Humanity through a program known as Alternative Spring Break. … [Read more...]

Students Hone Leadership Skills at Conference

University of Mary Washington junior Samantha Corron (left) participated in an "Ethics and Leadership" seminar led by UMW student presenter Liz Brennan (right) during the 6th Annual Student Leadership Colloquium on Saturday, Nov.10

“Do I inspire others? Am I doing the best job I can as a leader? Would it be ok if everyone acted as I do?” were a few of the important questions that University of Mary Washington students asked themselves as part of a presentation on ethics and leadership at the sixth annual Student Leadership Colloquium on Saturday, Nov. 10. Senior Liz Brennan, president of the Judicial Review Board (JRB), along with Andrew Gabany, vice president of the JRB, presented on ethical standards for leaders with interactive examples and discussions. Brennan also used different moral scenarios to push students to consider the implications of their actions, such as the ethics of parking in a handicap designated space. “Always consider the circumstances when making an ethical decision. The situation will never be black and white,” said Brennan. Brennan’s presentation was one of eight sessions at the conference focused on different aspects of leadership, including finding one’s strengths, … [Read more...]

UMW Hosts Screening of Youth Empowerment Documentary

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The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Honor, Leadership and Service hosted a screening of “Up To Us,” a nonpartisan documentary that focuses on the importance of the youth vote in the upcoming election, on Thursday, Nov. 1. According to the film’s website, “Up to Us” aims to voice the concerns and issues of young Americans, many of whom are struggling in today’s recession. The film hopes to educate young people on issues and solutions as it follows two young Americans with a goal to make a difference in the world. The film screening was followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director David D. Burstein, Matthew Segal, executive director of Our Time and other special guests. “We are thrilled to bring the film to Mary Washington and are looking forward to a great conversation with fellow members of our generation about what is at stake for all of us,” said Burstein. The program was sponsored by two of the leading youth political engagement organizations, … [Read more...]