Week of February 19th Events

Monday, February 19th

Black History Month African Dinner

5:00PM, Dining Hall (4th Floor, UC)

Join the JFMC and Campus Dining to enjoy a dinner celebrating African Cuisines in celebration of Black History Month!

*Cost: 1 meal swipe, $10.75 Flex, $12 Cash/Credit/EagleOne

Odyssey of Soul

7:00PM, Chandler Ballroom C (1st Floor, UC)

A concert and presentation exploring the influence of African and African-American music traditions on today’s musical landscape.

This program will take audience members through the continuous fight as it is expressed in African American Music.

Tuesday, February 20th

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

3:00PM Mondays, 11:00AM Tuesdays

Help feed the needy by volunteering once a week at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank by organizing food shelves and preparing care packages. Meet at the Bell Tower 10 minutes before the event time!

Dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes only (no sandals/flip flops)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No midriffs or low cut shirts
  • Shorts must meet at the knees

Bring a jacket in-case it’s cold inside the warehouse, and a water bottle to stay hydrated!

Addressing #BlackLivesMatter in Schools

5:00PM, Monroe Hall Room 116

John Broome, an associate professor in the College of Education, has examined how secondary social studies educators perceive the Black Lives Matters movement.

The #AllLivesMatter response and Robin DiAngelo’s concept of white fragility will also be discussed.

Wednesday, February 21st

Parallels: Past and Present

6:00PM, Chandler Ballroom (1st Floor, UC)

Erin Krutko Devlin, an assistant professor of history and American studies and the author of Remember Little rock, hosts a forum exploring parallels between the mid-century civil rights movement and contemporary struggles for social justice.

Police brutality, mass incarceration, and economic and educational inequity will be addressed.

Karaoke: Showtunes!

7:30PM-9:00PM, The Underground (Lee Hall)

Join Campus Programming Board in a fun Karaoke night! Bring your friends and join them for an exciting night!

Saturday, February 24th

Chinese New Year Event

12:00PM-4:00PM, Chandler Ballroom (1st Floor, UC)

The Asian Student Association and the Chinese Language Program are putting on this free event. There will be food and performances!

Step Show

7:00PM, Dodd Auditorium (George Washington Hall)

Join regional colleges and universities’ Greek step teams as they engage in a high-energy, entertaining competition!

Sunday, February 25th

Mary Wash’s Got Talent Auditions

2:00PM-4:00PM, Chandler Ballroom (1st Floor, UC)

Come out and show Campus Programing Board what fun talents you have! The Talent show itself will be taking place on March 14th.

Week of February 12th Events

Monday, February 12th

Jazz Ensemble Black History Tribute: Iconic Jazz Greats

7:30PM, Digital Auditorium (1st Floor, HCC)

Celebrate Black History Month with the UMW Jazz Ensemble! Doug Gately, a senior lecturer in the Department of Music, directs this concert featuring music from iconic jazz artist.

Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom

March 22nd & March 23rd

The Department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religion is gearing up for its fifteenth annual celebration! This year: a two-day conference with nine invited speakers will be addressing the theme “Religious Freedom in a Fractured America.” It will be free and open to all students, faculty, staff, and the community:

*The department invites all students to have a voice as well, by making a submission to this year’s essay contest!

Tuesday, February 13th

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

3:00PM Mondays, 11:00AM Tuesdays

Help feed the needy by volunteering once a week at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank by organizing food shelves and preparing care packages. Meet at the Bell Tower 10 minutes before the event time!

Dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes only (no sandals/flip flops)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No midriffs or low cut shirts
  • Shorts must meet at the knees

Bring a jacket in-case it’s cold inside the warehouse, and a water bottle to stay hydrated!

Mardi Gras Dinner

5:00PM-7:00PM, Dining Hall (4th Floor, UC)

Join UMW Dining for a special holiday dinner featuring Creole and Cajun cuisine!

*Cost: 1 meal swipe; $10.95 Flex; $12 Cash/Credit/EagleOne

Great Lives Series: Tuskegee Airmen

7:30PM, Dodd Auditorium (GW Hall)

No group battled both as directly, made better use of the opportunities the war created, or did more to lay the groundwork for the civil rights movement than the Tuskegee Airmen did.

Join the JFMC in this Great Lives Series in honor of Black history Month!

Wednesday, February 14th

Valentine’s Day Crepes

5:00PM-7:00PM, Dining Hall (4th Floor, UC)

Treat your sweetheart to a special Valentine’s Day Elite Event for a small up-charge, featuring decadent crepes!

Thursday, February 15th

Black Minds Matter: The Exploration of Mental Health in the Black Community

6:00PM, Colonnade Room 315 (3rd Floor, UC)

The topic of mental health has always been taboo in the black community. Those who have struggles with mental health issues usually have fought to be heard and understood.

Join the JFMC for information and interactive presentations on the subject.

Circle K International’s First General Meeting

7:00PM, HCC Room 210

CKI will be introducing their new officers, laying out what it means to be a member, talking about service projects, and taking suggestions for future projects!

Their motto is “Live to Serve, Love to Serve” and they look forward to seeing you there!

Contact UMWCKI@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Friday, February 16th

Chinese New Year Dinner

5:00PM-7:00PM, Dining Hall (4th Floor, UC)

It’s the year of the dog! Join UMW Dining for dinner to ring in the New Year, featuring Asian cuisine.

VA Conceal Carry Permit Course

6:00PM-10:00PM, Digital Auditorium (1st Floor, HCC)

The Firearms Club of UMW will host this course and it is open to all current UMW students, staff, and faculty. This is a four-hour all-classroom based concealed firearm permit course that extensively covers handgun safety, shooting fundamentals, ammunition, holsters and purses, malfunctions, escalation of force and relevant laws.

*This course fulfills requirements to submit an application for a Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit.

Movies!

7:00PM/10:00PM, Monroe Hall Room 116

Join Campus Programming Board at movie night! They will be showing Justice League at 7:00PM and Thor: Ragnarok at 10:00PM.

Saturday, February 17th

Movies!

7:00PM/10:00PM, Monroe Hall Room 116

Join Campus Programming Board at movie night! They will be showing Thor: Ragnarok at 7:00PM and Justice League at 10:00PM.

Week of February 5th Events

Monday, February 5th

NSCS Home Team Virtual Fundraiser

February 1st- February 28th

Please support the National Society of Collegiate Scholars with their Home Team virtual Fundraiser, as they will receive 50% of the proceeds.

Gift cards are redeemable at the Eagle Village Home Team Grill (gift cards do not expire). You can buy the gift cards during the whole month of February! This is a good idea for out of town guests and parents, too! Just follow THIS link.

Caribbean Dinner

5:00PM-7:00PM, Dining Hall (4th Floor, University Center)

Join Campus Dining to enjoy a dinner celebrating Caribbean Cuisines in celebration of Black History Month!

Tuesday, February 6th

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

3:00PM Mondays, 11:00AM Tuesdays

Help feed the needy by volunteering once a week at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank by organizing food shelves and preparing care packages. Meet at the Bell Tower 10 minutes before the event time!

Dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes only (no sandals/flip flops)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No midriffs or low cut shirts
  • Shorts must meet at the knees

Bring a jacket in-case it’s cold inside the warehouse, and a water bottle to stay hydrated!

Hot Spot is Back!

1:30PM-4:30PM, Eagle’s Nest

Stop by the Eagle’s Nest every Tuesdays & Wednesdays to dine at the Hot Spot, UMW’s pop-up restaurant!

Menus change daily, so subscribe to UMW Dining on Facebook for sneak peeks at what they’re serving

Bake Sale

11:00AM-2:00PM, UC Patio

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will be holding a bake sale! 50% of the proceeds will benefit NSCS, and the other 50% will go to the Fredericksburg SPCA. Come on out and say hello to a furry friend and grab a tasty treat! NSCS will be talking about personal integrity as part of their integrity week

Wednesday, February 7th

Black History Month Keynote Speaker

7:00PM, Digital Auditorium (1st Floor, HCC)

Join the JFMC in celebrating Black History Month with special guest, Cherrell Brown, as the Keynote Speaker!

Friday, February 9th

NSCS Kissing Booth

2:00PM-4:00PM, Ball Circle

Visit the National Society of Collegiate Scholars’ kissing/photo booth! There will be a few different dogs to cuddle up to, and NSCS will be talking about social integrity as part of their integrity week!

Colors of Africa

6:00PM, Chandler Ballroom (1st Floor, University Center)

This event will highlight Caribbean, African, and traditionally African-American culture through music, dance, and food!

*Sponsored by the African Student Union, Women of Color, Brothers of a New Direction, and the James Farmer Multicultural Center.

Movies!

7:00PM/10:00PM, Monroe Hall Room 116

Join Campus Programming Board at movie night! They will be showing Justice League at 7:00PM and Thor: Ragnarok at 10:00PM.

Saturday, February 10th

Movies!

7:00PM/10:00PM, Monroe Hall Room 116

Join Campus Programming Board at movie night! They will be showing Thor: Ragnarok at 7:00PM and Justice League at 10:00PM.

Week of January 29th Events

Thursday, February 1st

Black History month Southern Soul Food Kickoff Lunch

11:30AM, Dining Hall (4th Flood, UC)

Come enjoy a luncheon celebrating the beginning of Black History Month! The menu includes fried chicken, carved ham, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes, cornbread, and more!

*Cost: 1 meal swipe; flex $7.30; cash/credit/EagleOne $9.25

Human Rights Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro

6:00PM, Lee Hall Room 411

Join the JFMC as they have a showing of a film about James Baldwin!

Circle K International (CKI) Interest Meeting

7:00PM, HCC Room 210

Want to learn how you can give back to not only the Fredericskburg community, but also the entire world?

Come out to the Circle K International interest meeting to learn about the collegiate branch of the Kiwanis Family. Eat free pizza and meet new people!

Friday, February 2nd

Resistance Through Poetry

7:00PM, The Underground (Lee Hall)

Resistance Through Poetry will explore the multiplicity of black identity focusing on the ways in which we resist oppression and create beautiful art in the process.

*Sponsored by the Political Poets Collective and the African Student Union

Blood Drive

11:00AM-5:00PM, Digital Auditorium (1st Floor, HCC)

Sign up for the second blood drive of the semester HERE, zip code 22401.

*Walk-ins are also welcome the day of, though appointments have priority.

Saturday, February 3rd

Gospelfest

3:00PM, Dodd Auditorium (GW Hall)

Join gospel choirs and praise dance teams from Virginia colleges and universities and community organization as they engage in spiritual song and dance!

Sunday, February 4th

CPB’s Superbowl Viewing

6:30PM, Digital Auditorium (1st Floor, HCC)

Come with your friends and enjoy watching the Superbowl while eating free food!

Week of January 22nd Events

Monday, January 22nd

Black America Since MLK

6:30PM, Colonnade Room 315 (3rd Floor, UC)

Join the JFMC for a showing and discussion of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.

There will be a discussion of the parallels between the Black Power movement of the 1960’s and the Black Lives Matter movement today. There will also be a chance to take a look at the impact of Dr. King’s assassination and what it means to be black in America 50 years later.

Tuesday, January 23rd

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

3:00PM Mondays, 11:00AM Tuesdays

Help feed the needy by volunteering once a week at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank by organizing food shelves and preparing care packages. Meet at the Bell Tower 10 minutes before the event time!

Dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes only (no sandals/flip flops)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No midriffs or low cut shirts
  • Shorts must meet at the knees

Bring a jacket in-case it’s cold inside the warehouse, and a water bottle to stay hydrated!

Cocoa and Consent

11:00AM-2:00PM, Location: In front of Lee Hall

Free hot chocolate and buttons- stop by and sign the pledge!

“I pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about relationship or sexual violence.”

Rain location: 2nd Floor, UC

Wednesday, January 24th

Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: April Ryan

7:00PM, Chandler Ballroom (1st Floor, UC)

Join the JFMC to watch keynote speaker, April Ryan, a Morgan State University graduate and is, currently, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks!

Sunday, January 27th

MLK Day of Service

10:00AM, Chandler Ballroom (1st Floor, UC)

This event lets students give back to their community to honor Dr. king’s commitment to strengthening communities. Students will complete service projects for Fredericksburg-area agencies, and a discussion will follow afterwards.

*Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. Please register online at MyUMW.

Looking Ahead…

Study Abroad in Venice and Croatia Deadline

Tuesday, January 30th

The deadline for signing up for this trip has been EXTENDED to Tuesday, January 30th! Explore the expanision and decline of the Roman and Venetian Empires while traveling to northern Italy and along the eastern Adriatic.

Questions about the trip? E-mail Marjorie Och (moch@umw.edu), or Liane Houghtalin (lhoughta@umw.edu).

Week of January 16th Events

Tuesday, January 16th

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

3:00PM Mondays, 11:00AM Tuesdays

Help feed the needy by volunteering once a week at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank by organizing food shelves and preparing care packages. Meet at the Bell Tower 10 minutes before the event time!

Dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes only (no sandals/flip flops)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No midriffs or low cut shirts
  • Shorts must meet at the knees

Bring a jacket in-case it’s cold inside the warehouse, and a water bottle to stay hydrated!

Wednesday, January 17th

Club Carnival

5:00PM-7:00PM, University Center

Come interact with over 100 clubs and university departments at Winter Club Carnival to learn how you can become more involved on campus!

UMW Dining’s Route 66

5:00PM-7:00PM, Dining Hall (4th Floor, University Center)

Enjoy a culinary road trip dinner featuring Chicago regional cuisine.

Disney-themed Karaoke Night

7:30PM-9:00PM, The Underground (Lee Hall)

Join CPB in a fun, Disney-themed Karaoke night! Get ready to sing songs from your favorite Disney movies (classic and new ones). Bring your friends and join CPB for an exciting night!

Friday, January 19th

CPB’s First Friday

4:00PM-7:00PM, Chandler Ballroom (1st Floor, University Center)

Campus Programming Board will be hosting this semester’s arcade-themed First Friday! Come with your friends and enjoy fun games, snacks, raffles, and more!

UMW Dining’s Stone Steakhouse

5:00PM-7:00PM, Dining Hall (4th Floor, University Center)

Enjoy a special steak night dinner for only a meal + $5! Dinner includes steaks cooked to order, a twice-baked potato, fresh asparagus, and access to all of the buffets!

Week of December 11th Events

Monday, December 11th

Vocelli’s During Exam Week

Monday-Thursday

During finals week, Vocelli’s will be open and delivering until Midnight!

Midnight Breakfast

11:00PM-12:30AM, 4th Floor Dining Hall (University Center)

Take a break from studying and join UMW Campus Dining for Midnight Breakfast!

This is free for all students.

Stress Free Zone Schedule

Monday-Wednesday, 12PM-3PM

Campus Recreation

Throughout finals week, Campus Rec will be offering FREE fitness classes at the Fitness Center. Just bring your EagleOne with you!

James Farmer Multicultural Center

Join the JFMC and relieve tension through art, as well as enjoying meditative music and drawing supplies.

Location: 3rd floor, UC (JFMC Conference Room)

Office of Student Activities and Engagement

Join SAE as they host a variety of events throughout the University Center. There will be a “Be A Kid Zone” on the 1st floor of the UC which will consist of 90’s TV shows and music, Legos, coloring, and more! There will be free snacks, as well as therapy dogs on the 2nd floor. And, on Wednesday, you can sign up for massages on the 1st floor!

The Office of Title IX

Stop by Stress Free Zone in the University Center and pick up some fun coloring pages!

Want to hang onto your coloring? Share it on Facebook or Instagram with #UMWColoringandConsent. If not, leave it in the submissions box at the kiosk and it’ll be shared on social media or even used for future event flyers!

Res Life

Swing by the 2nd floor of the University Center and join Res Life to make some stress socks.

Dining Closing Information

Below are the following closing dates and times:

The Underground: 11PM, December 14th.

The Market and the Nest: 3PM, December 15th.

All retail locations: 4PM, December 15th.

*The top of the UC will open for continental breakfast on December 16th from 8AM-10AM. All dining locations will be closed afterwards.

Week of December 4th Events

Tuesday, December 5th

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

9:30AM Tuesdays, 3:00PM Wednesdays

Help feed the needy by volunteering once a week at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank by organizing food shelves and preparing care packages. Meet at the Bell Tower 10 minutes before the event time!

Dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes only (no sandals/flip flops)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No midriffs or low cut shirts
  • Shorts must meet at the knees

De-Stress Event

6:00PM-8:00PM, Colonnade Room (3rd Floor, University Center)

Stressed? Need to relax before finals? Join the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for their de-stress event! They will be showing a movie, there will be pizza, DIY stress balls, and coloring.

There is a $3 entrance fee (cash or EagleOne).

Wednesday, December 6th

Winter Holiday Dinner

5:00PM-9:00PM, 4th Floor Dining Hall (University Center)

Join UMW Campus Dining for its annual Winter Holiday Dinner! The menu consists of a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, a steamship round of beef, cookie decorating, and more.

Next Week…

Stress Free Zone

December 11th-13th, 12PM-3PM

Stop by the University Center for a variety of FREE de-stressing events! This includes massages, snacks, coloring, and even therapy dogs!!!

Stay tuned for next week’s Weekly email blast for the full schedule.

Week of November 27th Events

Tuesday, November 28th

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

9:30AM Tuesdays, 3:00PM Wednesdays

Help feed the needy by volunteering once a week at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank by organizing food shelves and preparing care packages. Meet at the Bell Tower 10 minutes before the event time!

Dress code:

  • Closed toe shoes only (no sandals/flip flops)
  • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts
  • No midriffs or low cut shirts
  • Shorts must meet at the knees

Giving Tuesday

Save the date! We have a new crowd-funding site for Mary Washington! Visit HERE to see the different fundraising groups to make a gift to whatever you are passionate about. #GivingTuesday #give2UMW

Hunger Banquet

6:00PM-8:00PM, 1514 College Avenue

Join CHLS and The Center for Faith and Leadership at this volunteer-led event that brings statistics about poverty to light. Guests will randomly select tickets that match high-, middle-, or low-income earners. Food will be fed according to the income that was randomly selected. This event hopes to increase awareness and power to respond to issues of poverty.

RSVP on OrgSync, as spaces are limited.

Wednesday, November 29th

Finals Prep Workshop

2:00PM-3:00PM, UC Capital Room / 4:00PM-5:00PM (Dec. 4th & 5th), HCC 210.

Ready for finals? Bring your laptop and syllabi because Academic Services will help get you ready! Join them for their Finals Prep Workshops on the dates listed above.

Student Spotlight

7:30PM, The Underground (Lee Hall)

Join Campus Programming Board at their small concert with a band containing UMW students hoping to showcase their talents to the community!

Thursday, November 30th

Mary Washington’s 309th Birthday

11:00AM-3:00PM, Ball Circle

UMW Relay for Life will be celebrating Mary Washington’s 309th Birthday! There will be music, party favors, games, and sweet treats. Come by to hear more about Relay for Life, or to just wish Mary a Happy Birthday!

KWANZAA!

6:00PM, Chandler Ballroom (University Center, 1st Floor)

Join the Black Student Association and the James Farmer Multicultural Center for some FREE food and live entertainment! This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact the James Farmer Multicultural Center at (540) 654-1044 or visit their webpage.

Friday, December 1st

Friday Fun Night: Disney Night

9:00PM-12:00AM, Colonnade Room (University Center)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it’s time for our yearly Disney Night celebration! This year we’ll be combining the festivities of the holidays with a night of all things Disney including an ugly sweater contest, cookie decorating, crafts, and a viewing of a Christmas-themed Disney movie!

Saturday, December 2nd

PAC Big Show

7:30PM- Saturday/2:00PM- Sunday, Dodd Auditorium (GW Hall)

Various styles of dance will be performed from contemporary to hip hop to ballet to tap!

Tickets can be purchased in the UC from 11:00AM-3:00PM each day. They are $3 in advance and $4 at the door with your student ID.

Week of November 20th Events

Monday, November 13th

Micah Coat Drive

Now- Friday, December 8th

There is no bad time to help people in need. The Arab Cultural Club will be hosting the annual Micah Coat Drive! This is a good opportunity to give back to the community. With the winter months coming up, ACC is asking for clean, reusable coats, jackets, and other necessities to be distributed for free to children and adults in the community.

Donation boxes will be located in all residence halls throughout the dates listed above.

Women’s History Month Program Proposals

Members of the UMW community: submit program proposals for the annual Women’s History Month Celebration!

Preference will be given to programs and events relating to the 2018 theme: “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring the Courage of Women.” All programs must secure their source of funding, if applicable. The program proposal form can be found HERE.

  • Proposals are due by: Tuesday, December 5th, 2017
  • Deadline for open-class proposals: Friday, January 5th, 2018

Return forms and appropriate attachments to:

Women’s History Month Planning Committee
Attn: Marion Sanford
James Farmer Multicultural Center
University Center, Room 319
1301 College Avenue
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

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