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The Blue & Gray Press | May 27, 2019

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Faculty launches food and clothing pantry

February 28, 2019 |

Staff Writer
A new committee has formed to start a new food and clothing pantry on UMW’s campus.Read More

Students should take advantage of writing and speaking center resources

April 19, 2018 |


Staff Writer

The writing and speaking centers are invaluable resources for students at the University of Mary Washington. Read More

UMW’s console living room

March 29, 2018 |


Staff Writer

On the fourth floor of UMW’s Hurley Convergence Center, there is a corner that looks like a portal to the past. Stacks of old video games, ranging from Rush to Super Mario, bear notes indicating which student is mid-play.Read More

Campus jobs teach valuable life skills and provide great opportunities

September 28, 2017 |


Staff Writer

I have always been a person who must keep busy. When I started school at UMW in the fall of 2014, I knew that if I wanted to stay sane I needed to work. Living on campus without a car limited my possibilities for jobs, so I began by applying through the Financial Aid office as a circulation assistant at Simpson Library. I began working there in January 2015 and I’ve worked on campus ever since.Read More

Speaking Center promotes services to Stafford campus

October 8, 2014 |


University of Mary Washington librarian Rosemary Arneson recently made a proposal called Convergent Center Light that plans to bring services of the ITCC, such as the Speaking Center, to the university’s Stafford Campus.Read More

Writing Center receives honor

February 7, 2013 |

Ethan Bottone, a junior geography and biology double major, and the Writing Center and Writing Program Director Gwendolyn Hale were recently honored with the Southeastern Writing Center Association’s Christine Cozzens Research Grant and Initiative Award for their program “Virginia is for Writers. Read More

Stafford Writing Center Prepares Grand Opening After Renovations

April 11, 2012 |


The University of Mary Washington’s Stafford campus completed renovations to its writing center and held its grand re-opening on April 3.

Gwendolyn Hale, director of Fredericksburg and Stafford campus writing centers, said, “We did all this because … Read More

Gwendolyn Hale Hired as Director of Writing Center

November 9, 2011 |

The new Director of the Writing Center, Gwendolyn Hale, hopes to broaden the scope of the center and program.  Hale began work on Aug. 10, and in a first for the University of Mary Washington, is the director of both … Read More

New Center Integrates Disciplines

March 16, 2011 |

Aiming to pull together campus resources in multimedia, speaking and writing for the benefit of both the faculty and their students, a new Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation is in its fledgling stages.

Associate Provost John Morello described the … Read More