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The Blue & Gray Press | October 15, 2018

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Dodd Auditorium

Firearms club of UMW hosts safety strategies course

February 22, 2018 |


Senior Writer

On Friday evening, students of the University of Mary Washington gathered in Dodd auditorium for a four hour-long safety strategies course hosted by the Firearms Club of UMW.Read More

Great Lives Lectures: learn about the lives of interesting people

February 21, 2018 |


Staff Writer

The University of Mary Washington has provided an interesting and informative lecture series to students since 2004. The Great Lives Lecture Series documents the inspirational and unique stories of a variety of significant people. … Read More

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

Homecoming brings back old faces

October 19, 2017 |


Staff Writer

Each year, in mid-October, students across Mary Washington’s campus come together to celebrate Homecoming weekend, including Alumni.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

Performers and audience come together for Mary Wash’s Got Talent

March 22, 2017 |


Alec Mallman, assistant director of SAE and University Center coordinator, said “If you did not come to the show this year, come next year.” On Wednesday, March 15, Dodd filled up with supportive members of the Eagle community. Before the lights dimmed and the 12 performers took the stage, a couple of students commented in anticipation for a show that would match UMW’s 2016 Mary Wash’s Got Talent showcase.Read More

UMW hosts first Congressional debate

November 3, 2016 |


Debates are a night when candidates from each political party take the stage to battle national issues in hopes of winning over voters. These debates take place all over the country, including right here at the University of Mary Washington.

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UMW hosts Podius debate on media bias, invite distinguished California professor

October 12, 2016 |


Talk of sugar daddies, junk food and Thomas Jefferson were just a few of the courses that Monday night’s debate took. The audience pondered and questioned these points among others, while staring at their phone screens and texting.Read More

The Mikey Barnes Effect

March 31, 2016 |

By D.G. Hethcox

If you have been on campus at all during the last three years, you have no doubt heard of or seen Mikey Barnes, either in the flesh or virtually. He’s everywhere: posters, events, commercials, and heck, sometimes he even shows up to your classes.
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Community members and faculty dance to raise scholarship funds

October 1, 2015 |


On the evening of Sept. 26, Fredericksburg residents headed to Dodd Auditorium at the University of Mary Washington to watch members of the community dance and ultimately, raise money for the UMW performing arts scholarship.Read More

Angela Davis Gives Keynote Speech in Dodd

February 15, 2012 |


Political activist, scholar and author Angela Davis gave the keynote address at Dodd Auditorium last night as part of the University of Mary Washington’s commemoration of Black History Month. Davis spoke about experience as a political activist … Read More