News and Events

LANDSCAPE & GROUNDS GURU RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS OF ADVOCACY

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After 31 years of dedicated advocacy, landscape and grounds guru Joni Wilson has retired! So much of UMW’s natural beauty is owed to Joni and we (and the trees) will miss her!

Click here to read her story!

 

 

UMW POLLINATOR WALK CREATES “POSITIVE BUZZ” (2017)

maggie and signs2017 graduate Maggie Magliato leaves her legacy by launching the pollinator walk with the help of Marstel Day. With 5 signs placed strategically around campus, this project will educate UMW students, staff, faculty, and surrounding community members about the importance of pollinators and native plants. To learn more, click here!

UMW HOSTS “WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL” WITH F.O.R. (Spring 2017)

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The Friend’s of the Rappahannock Wild & Scenic Film Festival was hosted in UMW’s Dodd Auditorium. Although no film was more than 30 minutes long, they allowed students and community members to join together to celebrate nature. For more information, click here!

UMW DIVESTS FROM FOSSIL FUELS (Spring 2016)

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Following a three week long sit in a George Washington Hall which ended in three arrests, the Board of Visitors made the decision to divest from fossil fuels. Mary Wash is the first University in the Commonwealth to make a 98% divestment. To learn more, click here!

 

 

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