Princeton Review Names Seven UMW Professors to “Best 300” List: The Princeton Review released their first ever list of the top 300 teaching faculty members from 122 public and private colleges and universities in the U.S. on April 3.
The seven UMW professors featured on the list were: Beverly Almond, adjunct professor of English, Dan Hubbard, associate professor and chair of accounting and management information systems, Miriam Liss, associate professor of psychology, Jeffrey McClurken, associate professor and chair of history, Warren Rochelle, professor of English, Gregg Stuff, professor and chair of theatre, and Steve Watkins, professor of English. According to a UMW press release, the professors’ profiles in the Princeton Review prominently featured their unique teaching styles.
Melchers Home and Studio Host Open House: Gari Melchers Home and Studio will hold a spring open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. The open house is free to all who attend. Tours will be given of the Melchers museum and studio. Sights shown on the tour will include the formal gardens as well as the woodland paths and trails.
UMW Hosts Sixth Annual Calculus Tournament: Commonwealth Governor’s School from Spotsylvania County took home first place in UMW’s sixth annual High School Calculus Tournament. According to a UMW press release, the competition included 38 students from seven different local high schools.
Paul VI Catholic High School overall placed second in the tournament, and Paul VI student Chuck Conran won the top individual score.
UMW Library Obtains Antique Photograph: UMW libraries purchased a photograph from the 1920s entitled “Faculty and Students, Summer School, July 22, 1020, State Normal School.” Ingrid and Michael Kelly, whose daughter and son-in-law graduated from UMW in the 1980s, purchased the picture from the Big Flea Market in Chantilly. They had the photograph featured it in the Flashback section of the Free Lance-Star, according to a UMW faculty newsletter.
The photograph is special due to its uniqueness. According to the same faculty newsletter, yearbooks usually only featured pictures of classes during the regular academic term. A photo of a summer school session is extremely rare.
Students Discuss Leadership in Washington DC: Ten UMW students traveled to Washington D.C. to learn about leadership as a part of the AT&T Student Leadership Colloquium, according to a faculty newsletter. The event, “Leaders of the Free World: Global Citizenship,” gave students the chance to tour the U.S. Capitol Building and speak with Rep. Jared Polis about education and Rep. John Lewis about leading through change.
Compiled by JONATHAN POLSON