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The Blue & Gray Press | May 22, 2018

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COAR’s Variety Show raises money and showcases talent

February 15, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On February 9, members of the University of Mary Washington and Fredericksburg communities gathered in Dodd Auditorium to witness the Variety Show, an event that showcases the talent of UMW students.  The entertainment ranged from debuts of original songs to the thrill and excitement of intricate dance teams.Read More

COAR helps to promote Into the Streets event

October 5, 2017 |


Staff Writer

On Saturday, Sept. 30, students from the UMW community went “Into the Streets” of Fredericksburg to help various organizations and serve the community.Read More

UMW community represents environmental awareness and protection through film festival

March 28, 2017 |


It is a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, and the lights go down in Dodd Auditorium. Beautiful nature scenes from around the globe appear on the screen, marking the beginning of the 15th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This festival was made possible by the President’s Council on Sustainability, which is in charge of environmental causes on campus, and Friends of the Rappahannock, a local organization dedicated to protecting the area’s natural resources.Read More

COAR organizes pay it forward movement

April 21, 2016 |


Last week, University of Mary Washington students were encouraged to “Pay it Forward” during a week of kindness and generosity created by the campus organization. From April 11 through April 13, COAR organized multiple activities to get students to spread love and learn about the pay it forward movement.
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Hard COAR: students decide to take spring break away from beaches, into communities

February 25, 2016 |

While many University of Mary Washington students are looking forward to heading home this coming spring break, a select few are venturing away from the week of binge watching Netflix and spending their spring break experiencing one of UMW’s alternative spring break programs.
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COAR variety show raises money for Habitat for Humanity

February 24, 2015 |


Community Outreach and Resource’s annual Variety Show wowed audiences at the University of Mary Washington with an array of campus acts on Friday, Feb. 20 while raising money for their Alternative Spring Break Program with Habitat for Humanity.Read More

COAR prepares presents for children in need

November 12, 2014 |


Community Outreach and Resources’ annual Head Start Gift Box Drive will be held in the Dome Room at Seacobeck Dining Hall on Friday, Nov. 14. Every year COAR teams up with the Head Start program to help the youth of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania.Read More

COAR volunteers at 'Pumpkin Palooza'

October 29, 2014 |


The Community Outreach and Resources program kicked off Halloween festivities with the annual community service event “Pumpkin Palooza.” A huge focus of this event is giving the University of Mary Washington students a chance to give back to children from the local community.Read More

COAR brings varying talent

February 12, 2014 |

What is better than combining community service and good performances for a casual night out? University of Mary Washington Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) hosted its annual Spring Variety Show on Saturday Feb. 8, 2014 in Dodd Auditorium. Read More

Winter Market warms

November 21, 2013 |

Despite the extremely cold night, many students still gathered around to visit the Winter Market hosted by the University of Mary Washington German Club Wednesday, Nov. 13.Read More

COAR wins electric car from Pohanka Nissan

November 6, 2013 |

The University of Mary Washington Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) recieved a two-year lease of a 2013 Nissan Leaf as a gift from Pohanka Nissan.Read More

Students go into the streets to help community

October 9, 2013 |

Bracing Saturday’s oddly humid October weather, more than 100 University of Mary Washington students gave up their weekend slumber to team with various community service organizations through “Into the Streets,” an annual event sponsored by Community Outreach and Resources (COAR).Read More

COAR Reaches Out to Community for Pumpkin Palooza

October 31, 2012 |



Despite the cold and the impending “Storm of the Century,” Sunday, Oct. 28, saw the University of Mary Washington campus covered in flocks of miniature Darth Vaders, Iron Mans, and witches, thanks to Community Outreach … Read More

COAR Wins Third Service Award

March 28, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the third consecutive year with the award presented to Community Outreach and Resources (COAR).

COAR is a student-run office in … Read More

Students 'Bring Down the House' In Habitat for Humanity Effort

March 21, 2012 |

With the Alternative Spring Break program, 45 UMW students built houses for those in need of shelter in locations across the U.S. this past spring break.Read More

UMW Celebrates Hurley's Inauguration Week, Installation Ceremony Friday

September 29, 2011 |

President Rick Hurley will be formally inducted into the office of President of The University of Mary Washington during his installation ceremony this Friday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. in Dodd Auditorium.Read More

Gamblers win big for a good cause

February 16, 2011 |

Fueled by a seemingly endless supply of Mountain Dew and pizza, over 40 Mary Washington students gathered in the Great Hall to play Texas Hold ‘em poker.

The Community Outreach and Resources’ (COAR) Seventh Annual Charity Poker tournament took place … Read More

Club collects gift boxes for Local children in need

November 17, 2010 |

Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) has 687 shoeboxes to fill for this year’s Head Start Gift Box Drive. The boxes are for at-risk children in the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford areas, according to the Facebook event set up by members … Read More

Concerts, Bonfires Highlight A Full Week of School Spirit

April 8, 2010 |


This week is all about Mary Washington school spirit. The Student Government Association is sponsoring “Beak Week,” with events to boost school spirit, involve the community and encourage students to give to charities.

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