Thursday, May 16, 2013
Cultural and community events for summer 2013 at the University of Mary Washington.
Prepared by: UMW Office of News and Public Information Below is the public Calendar of Cultural and Community Events for summer 2013 at the University of Mary Washington. Sports information is available through the Athletic Hotline at 540-654-1869. If you would like to access an electronic calendar, please visit our website at www.umw.edu/events. All events are held at 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed. Through Sunday, July 28 Exhibition, Belmont through a Lens: The Garden; an exhibition of archival photographs and related materials documenting the estate’s gardens and grounds; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont; 224 Washington St., Falmouth; daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Wednesdays; $10 for adults, …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
City Council approved the school's budget and finalized the city budget at Tuesday night's meeting.
City Council decided Tuesday to keep the real estate tax rate at its FY2013 level of .74 cents per $100 of assessed value and make about $1 million in line item cuts to the city manger's FY2014 recommendations in order to balance the budget. The vote was 5 - 2 to approve the $187,887,023 budget on its first read. "That is the total for all funds, including the general fund, schools, all fiscal agencies, enterprise and capital funds," said City Manager Bev Cameron. The total budget for the General Fund is $81,411,580. Councilmembers Kerry Devine and George Solley voted against the budget, saying it was not in the best interest of the city. "I believe we are overlooking things we will have to address again next year, and it will be a …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The University of Mary Washington graduated 1,275 students during its 102nd commencement graduate ceremony May 10 and undergraduate ceremony May 11. Here are six highlighted for their accomplishments.
Sunday, May 12
Provided by Marty Morrison, director of News and Public Information at the University of Mary Washington Dr. Balvant Arora, M.D., graduated from UMW’s MBA program. Associate Professor Lou Martinette says that he ranks among the finest students, in terms of both character and academics, that he has had in the MBA program in recent years. As a student, Dr. Arora’s contribution to class was of the highest quality, indicating that he had not just read the material but had absorbed it. He practices plastic and reconstructive surgery with Mary Washington Healthcare in Fredericksburg. Hannah Carloni graduated from the M.S. in Elementary Education program and will be going abroad next year to teach in Ghana. Sam Corron, American studies major, …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The graduate ceremony is Friday; the undergraduate ceremony Saturday.
The University of Mary Washington will hold its 2013 commencement ceremonies May 10 and 11. Dr. William “Bill” Cleveland Bosher Jr., public policy expert and former Virginia superintendent of education, will deliver the graduate address at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 10 in the William M. Anderson Center. Steve Pemberton, business executive, motivational speaker and noted author, will be guest speaker at the undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 11, beginning at 9 a.m. on Ball Circle. The University of Mary Washington provided this information. Subscribe here to the daily newsletter from Fredericksburg Patch.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Photos and video of the USAF Honor Guard Drill Team performance at the school and visits with the students.
The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performed at two local schools Tuesday. They visited Parkside Elementary School at 10 a.m., then performed at 2:30 p.m. at Salem Elementary School. The Honor Guard Drill Team showcased their five-person performance. A centered and stationary drill commander was flanked by four team members who simultaneously hurled their 11-pound bayoneted M1 rifles over and around the commander in a sequence. Following the performance, students visited with Honor Guard members, to view the weapons and ask questions. Members of the guard visiting the schools were: Mrs. Powell teaches at Salem Elementary School and her husband, Lt. Col. Ray Powell, commanded the Honor Guard from 2009 - 11. They were instrumental …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Top news of the week from our Patches around Virginia and DC.
Patch has 31 community sites in Virginia and D.C. Here are some of the top stories from around the region over the past week. 16. Mark Wahlberg Visits: Actor Mark Wahlberg visited T.C. Williams High School on Wednesday morning for an assembly presented by Get Schooled, a nonprofit that aims to engage high school students in an effort to improve graduation rates and empower more students to achieve in college. “I had to work really hard to get where I’m at,” Wahlberg said. “And I don’t mind working really hard to try and maintain it." 15. Runner Pledges 30 Races: Arlington resident Lauren Bailey is halfway through a personal challenge that has been daunting and exhilarating — running 30 races in one year, the year of her 30th birthday. …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Plus, Iguana models, cell towers in disguise, a Ladybug exodus and two birds ask, "Who cooks for you?"
Editor's Note: Patch has 31 sites in Virginia and D.C., and not a day goes by that something weird isn't happening somewhere in the area. Here's a look back at some weird goings on over the past week. Drivers at the Lake Ridge commuter lot near Interstate 95 saw more than the road crews and heavy machinery that have become standard commute scenery. Prince William County Police arrested a man April 19 when they found him dancing naked on the hood of his car. Without question, you should surrender to authorities when police have identified you as the suspect in a grand-larceny case. But we feel compelled to caution suspects about checking their pockets after a 27-year-old Annandale man turned himself in. Police in Falls Church say they …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Instructor Gegi Winslett led the trail ride at Hazelwild Farm.
Members of the University of Mary Washington Equestrian Team and P.E. riding program participated in an end-of-semester celebratory trail ride at Hazelwild Farm. Trainer Gegi Winslett, who teaches UMW riding students, led the group. Hunter seat equitation for UMW physical education credit is taught bi-weekly on four levels at Hazelwild Farm, beginner through advanced. A student does not need to have their own horse to take classes. In addition, all UMW students are eligible to try out for the varsity intercollegiate equestrian team. Team selections are held at the beginning of each academic semester and students are chosen based on their ability at different levels. Related Story: UMW riders to compete regionally (The Bullet, Feb. 27, …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A revised policy would allow gay members but continue to prohibit adult LGBTQ leaders. Should Boy Scouts of America lift its ban for youth? Has the policy affected your family's experience with scouting? Tell us in the comments.
For years, the Boy Scouts of America has struggled with whether to lift its ban on gay scouts and leaders. But it may be an issue the organization will soon put, at least partially, to rest. In response to the flood of feedback the group has recieved since last summer, when it voted to uphold policy banning gay members and LGBTQ leaders, the Boy Scouts of America announced Friday it was proposing an end to the ban for youth scouts. The organization would still ban adults "who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA," according to the draft policy. The issue will come before 1,400 voting BSA members at a June meeting in Texas. The National Capital Area Council, …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Weekend Events in the Fredericksburg Area April 19 - 21, 2013.
Oh my, there's a lot to do this weekend! How to choose? Browse our Weekend Planner, then go out and enjoy. Social Media 101 The 28th Annual Psi Chi Symposium for Undergraduate Research in Psychology “To Your Credit” Financial Class Arbor Day at Kenmore Belmont through a Lens: The Gardens Lions Charity Bingo ‘Burg Idol Finale “The Tempest” Seventh Annual University of Mary Washington High School Calculus Tournament Railroad Museum and Train Rides Babypalooza Bricks and Boards in the ‘Burg: Downtown Walking Tour Second Annual FredTech STEM 16 Summit Lauck’s Island Hike Community Artist Series: Johnny Johnson Windows Into Mary’s Garden Fairy Godmother Project Scavenger Hunt 3rd Annual Women in the NAACP Spring Tea PAWS for Reading …