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, …
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.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Bridge cleaning between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. will impact traffic.
Motorists are advised of temporary lane closures planned for Wednesday, May 8, on U.S. Route 1 Bypass at the University of Mary Washington pedestrian bridge, The City of Fredericksburg Public Works Department said. Alternating lane closures in each direction will be in effect between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in order to facilitate cleaning of the bridge. Route 1 will remain open to traffic at all times; however, motorists should expect minor traffic delays and may want to allow for extra time while traveling through the work zone area. For questions concerning the temporary lane closures, please contact Dave King at the Department of Public Works at 372-1023. Subscribe here to the daily newsletter from Fredericksburg Patch.
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, …
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 …
Friday, April 5, 2013
A round-up of University of Mary Washington news stories from The Bullet.
Click on the hyperlinked headlines to read the complete story in The Bullet, the award-winning University of Mary Washington student newspaper. College Heights houses make way for parking "Four houses in the College Heights neighborhood will be demolished to create room for new parking, while the Campus Center is built in place of Chandler Hall this summer, as construction continues around the University of Mary Washington. Swimmers dive in to win race medleys "Sophomore chemistry major Alex Anderson won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:50.55, which beat his previous personal best by seven seconds and breaks the NCAA Division III championship record of 3:51.45 set by Alex Beyer of Washington University in 2009. Debate team …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Beeping Easter Eggs will be hunted at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont.
The second annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 23, at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont. Specially designed plastic Easter eggs, donated by Stafford County-based International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators, emit a beeping sound that allows visually impaired children to retrieve the eggs using their ears. The free event will provide visually impaired and blind individuals and their families an opportunity to participate in a non-traditional Easter egg hunt. It will take place from 1 - 3 p.m., regardless of weather. The event also will include “touch tours” of Gari Melcher’s studio and home, which will allow visitors to explore various features of Belmont with their hands. Games, Wegmans-…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Upcoming special events at the University of Mary Waashington
Community Shred Event Where: William Street Parking Lot When: March 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series: Walter Cronkite Where: George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium When: March 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. "Looking Almost Like a Man: Edna Ferber's Heroines" Where: Lee Hall, Room 411 When: March 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. 2013 UMW EdTech Conference: Creativity and Innovation within a Community of Learners Where: Stafford Campus, North Building When: March 15, 2013 at 8:30 p.m. The UMW Philharmonic William M. Anderson Celebrity Series featuring Sir James Galway Where: George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium When: March 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
A six-and-a-half foot tall invisible rabbit may be more real than imagined in this Pulitzer Prize winning play.
Saturday, February 16
The University of Mary Washington presents "Harvey," a comedy about Elwood P. Dowd and his companion Harvey -- a six-and-a-half foot tall invisible rabbit. Dowd's sister, Veta, is worried that if she does not get him committed he will ruin the family's social reputation. When she brings him to the sanitarium she is mistaken for a patient and is admitted instead. As the doctors try to right their wrongs, everyone begins to realize that Harvey may be more real than they ever anticipated. The following Fredericksburg students are among the cast "Harvey": Emily Burke of Fredericksburg is playing Myrtle Mae Simmons. Burke is the daughter of Robert Burke Jr., and Marjolijn Bijlefeld of Fredericksburg and is a 2011 graduate of James Monroe High …