Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Matt Troy comes to Fredericksburg with a 77-21 record from three years at Johns Hopkins University.
Matt Troy is the new head volleyball coach at the University of Mary Washington (UMW), according to the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). "Troy comes to Fredericksburg from Johns Hopkins University, where he led the Blue Jays to a 77-21 record with two NCAA Tournament appearances in three years at the helm," CAC reported. In 2012, the Blue Jays had a "program-best win-loss record of 29-4," and they won the Centennial Conference title for the second-consecutive year. UMW Athletic Director Ken Tyler acknowledged "the outstanding tenure of long-time volleyball coach Dee Conway" and said she will remain at UMW as head softball coach. Troy, his wife, Melissa and their four daughters are moving to the Fredericksburg area shortly after the new …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Campaign bus will stop and interview UMW professor Stephen Farnsworth
The C-SPAN Campaign 2012 bus will be stopping at the University of Mary Washington to talk with professor, author and political analyst Stephen Farnsworth on Sept. 28. According to a UMW press release, the bus will be outside Lee Hall from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Farnsworth will be a guest on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal segment from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. "From 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., C-SPAN will hold tours aboard the Campaign 2012 Bus. Visitors will learn via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops and mobile devices about the network’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races, the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign," said a press release. To …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Michelle Obama's visit to Goolrick Hall at UMW Friday will be about a new initiative that aims to enlist new supporters for the campaign's grassroots organization from now until the November election.
Update, July 20: Michelle Obama's visit to Fredericksburg has been canceled due to shootings in Colorado. Original Post: For first lady Michelle Obama's visit in Fredericksburg on Friday she will focus on a new initiative that aims to enlist supporters of President Obama's re-election campaign to help build the grassroot's organization between now and November's election. The new initiative is called "It Takes One," and the first lady made an announcement about it in a campaign video. According to a campaign press release, the new initiative emphasizes the impact that every single person can have in this election and she will urge supporters who haven't yet gotten engaged in the election to start small and help out. "Every single person …
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Almost all 23 of the nuisance and noise ordinance violations that have written reports since the summer of 2011 have been to University of Mary Washington students, and most are athletes. Most of the violators only got a warning from the judges.
Nearly all of the written violations of Fredericksburg's nuisance or noise ordinance since mid-2011 are against University of Mary Washington students and most are for athletes, including a group of repeat offenders who will be evicted from their apartment. Fredericksburg Patch reviewed each written violation to the city’s nuisance and noise ordinance to determine what happens once the cases reach the judicial system and to find out how often the violations are connected to university students. Almost all 23 charges involve University of Mary Washington current or former students. Most—15 of 23—involved athletes in the basketball, tennis, field hockey, track and field, soccer and lacrosse programs, according to court records and documents …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Justin Doyle, a 2008 UMW graduate, is developing a bike plan for his alma mater as part of Master's degree program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Coming of a 13-8 season, the Lady Eagles Lacrosse team has high hopes for 2012.
The preseason Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association's poll has the University of Mary Washington's lacrosse team at 17th in the country, three spots higher than where the team landed at the end of the season last year. The Eagles finished 13-8 in 2011. All-Americans Catherine Kennedy and Allie Kimmelman are both back for 2012. The Eagles will play the top team ranked in the poll, Gettysburg, the defending national champion. Also on the schedule are Salisbury (6), Catholic (11) and Washington and Lee (14). The first game is on Feb. 19 against St. Joseph's College (NY).
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Matt Paxton, a 1997 graduate of University of Mary Washington, gave a lecture Wednesday night. In this video, he talks about how he came about to writing a book.
"Hoarders" extreme cleaning specialist Matt Paxton talks about the book-writing process at a lecture Wednesday night at the University of Mary Washington. Paxton, who is a 1997 grad of the school, wrote "The Secret Lives of Hoarders" this past year and it's a best seller. You can follow Paxton on Twitter @ClutterCleaner and check out his podcast. Fredericksburg Patch will be publishing a series of videos from Paxton's lecture, so be sure to check back often.
Speaker of the House Del. William Howell is the guest speaker for the Feb. 17 event.
The University of Mary Washington's new Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research will be dedicated during a ceremony at 4 p.m. Feb. 17. Speaker of the House William Howell is the guest speaker and the event at the Dahlgren campus is open to the public. This is the university's third campus and it opened Jan. 3, and was created to support the advanced educational needs of the professionals on and near the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Dahlgren. The 27-acre campus is near the Navy base in King George County and took amost two years to build. The campus is an anchor for the development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy base, other higher education institutions and the region’s businesses. Other specials guests …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
New hotel is next step in redevelopment of Route 1 retail area into mixed use.
Earlier this week, the University of Mary Washington Foundation unveiled preliminary renderings for a new $14 million hotel at Eagle Village. The UMW Foundation is planning a five story, 93-room hotel on a two acre site between the existing Phase I of Eagle Village and the Giant Supermarket. The hotel would be located along a planned connector road to Sam Perry Boulevard. It is expected that the hotel will mostly serve the University and hospital communities as well as business travelers and other visitors. The hotel would be owned by the UMW Foundation but day-to-day operations of the hotel would be contracted out to a third-party management company. The foundation announced that the new hotel will also include an indoor pool and fitness …
Saturday, December 10, 2011
UMW men's and women's basketball tops Marymount in conference play.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
UMW Men's Basketball Places Five in Double Figures, Tops Marymount, 89-75 Sophomore guard Bradley Riester scored 20 points to lead five Eagles in double figures as the University of Mary Washington men's basketball team topped Marymount University, 89-75, on Friday in Capital Athletic Conference action in Arlington, Va. The Eagles improve to 3-0 in league play, and 7-2 overall. The Eagles shot a blistering 51.8% from the floor (29-56), and hit 20-28 free throws in the win. Riester went 5-8 from the floor with 7-10 on free throws to pace the Eagles, who never trailed throughout. In all, UMW went 11-23 from long distance (47.8%). Senior Tad Dickman scored 15 points, sophomore E.J. Willis scored 14, and sophomores Walt Smith and Matt …