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The Blue & Gray Press | May 22, 2018

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Friends of the Rappahannock

UMW prepares for the departure of Dr. Joella Killian

February 8, 2018 |


Staff Writer

After 34 years, the university is bidding farewell to one of its most renowned faces within the biology department, Dr. Joella Killian. With a doctoral degree in Entomology, Killian has proven to be a centripetal force behind student success throughout the department since she came to the university in 1984.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

UMW embraces the Wild and Scenic national film festival

March 22, 2017 |


On Saturday, March 25, Dodd Auditorium will open its doors to students and community members alike and invite you to hike the Sierra Mountains, wade the Alaskan waters and bike to the coast for a sunset surf.Read More

Film Festival set to benefit Rappahannock River

March 17, 2016 |


Movies, nature, adventure, environmental activism, coffee and doughnuts. If any combination of these words makes your heart beat faster, then you may love the annual South Yuba River Citizens League’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival being hosted by Friends of the Rappahannock on March 19. SYRCL, an activist group for the preservation of the Yuba River and the Greater Yuba Watershed, has led this national event for five years now.
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