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UMW Public Events September 2014

Prepared by UMW Office of Media and Public Relations

The following September 2014 events at the University of Mary Washington are open to the public.  All events are held at 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.

Thursday, September 4 – Sunday, October 5   Exhibition, The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas with Arthur Hash; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; Tuesday- Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, September 4 – Sunday, October 5   Exhibition, Melchers Gray Purchase Award Showcase; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, September 4   Exhibition Opening Reception, The [Visual] Poetry of Logical Ideas with Arthur Hash; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, September 4   Exhibition Opening Reception, Melchers Gray Purchase Award Showcase; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, September 4   Networking Event, Professional Women Staying Connected, bring a picture or personal item to share and discuss; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 5-7 p.m.; $10 until Aug. 28, $15 thereafter and at the door; register at http://www.umw.edu/lcpw/quarterly-networking-events/; [email protected]

Saturday, September 6   Event, Eagle Nation Day, community festival featuring fun activities for everyone, meet UMW student-athletes and cheer on women’s soccer and field hockey teams in NCAA competition; co-sponsored by Fredericksburg Field House, B101.5, Paragon Village and Splitsville, Children’s Museum of Richmond-Fredericksburg, and SweetFrog; Gates open at the Battleground Athletic Complex off Hanover Street at 10 a.m.; free; (540) 654-1153.

Tuesday, September 9   National Security Lecture, American Society-The Vulnerability of the Open Internet and Innovative Concepts to Protect Data in Motion, by Bob Twitchell, president and CEO of Dispersive Networks; UMW Dahlgren Campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, University Hall (Room 110); 8 a.m.; free; register at http://dahlgren.umw.edu/lecture-series/.

Wednesday, September 10   Mysterium Humanum: Wilderness Lecture Series, Cults of the Wild in Ancient Greece, by Liane Houghtalin, UMW professor of classics; Trinkle Hall, Room 204; 3-4:15 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1023.

Wednesday, September 10   Lecture, Honor Celebration Keynote Address, by Nick Friedman, founder and CEO of College Hunks Hauling Junk; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1364.

Monday, September 15   Event, Latino Identities MonthKickoff Celebration,explore Latin culture with food, live entertainment and fun; Ball Circle; 4 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Monday, September 15   Lecture, Contemplative Studies and the Liberal Arts, by Harold Roth, professor of religious studies and director of the Contemplative Studies Initiative at Brown University; a Mindfulness Week event; Lee Hall, Room 412; 4-5 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Tuesday, September 16   Workshop, Introduction to Mindfulness, by Bhante Seelananda, vice abbot of the Bhavana Society; a Mindfulness Week event; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 4-5 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Tuesday, September 16   Performance and Talk, Civil Rights, Voting Rights, Gay Rights, and the Blues, by Gaye Adegbalola, a blues singer, lecturer and activist from Fredericksburg; sponsored by FSEM Race and Revolution; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1342.

Wednesday, September 17   Workshop, Introduction to Mindfulness, by Bill Brooks, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Community of Fredericksburg; a Mindfulness Week event; Lee Hall, Room 411; noon – 12:50 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Wednesday, September 17   Mysterium Humanum: Wilderness Lecture Series, Hard Primitivism, Soft Primitivism in Late Roman Republic, by Joseph Romero, UMW associate professor in the Department of Classics, Philosophy and Religion; Trinkle Hall, Room 204; 3-4:15 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1023.

Wednesday, September 17   Event, Global Café featuring the UMW Jazz Band, travel around the world with foods and music from various cultures; an International Education Week event sponsored by the Center for International Education, Campus Dining, and UMW Jazz Ensemble; Seacobeck; 5 p.m.; $11.15 plus tax; (540) 654-1434.

Wednesday, September 17   Lecture, Unconditional Responsibility for the Next Generation of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs, by Chris Neibauer, Fredericksburg entrepreneur and owner of Neibauer Dental Care, on his seven principles of unconditional responsibility; Lee Hall, Room 412; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1242.

Wednesday, September 17   Keynote Lecture, Mindful Eating, by Lilian Cheung, director of health promotion and communication in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard University; a Mindfulness Week event; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7-9 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Thursday, September 18   Workshop, Mindful Eating, by Nicole Surething, director of UMW’s Counseling and Psychological Services; a Mindfulness Week event; Lee Hall, Room 412; noon – 1 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Thursday, September 18   Lecture, Mindfulness and Psychology, by Miriam Liss, UMW professor of Psychology; a Mindfulness Week event; Lee Hall, Room 412; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Thursday, September 18   Film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant, by Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas; Lee Hall, Room 412; 6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Thursday, September 18   Lecture, And Now for Something Completely Different: Using a Psychology Degree in the 21st Century, by Annie Kleykamp, scientist with Pinney Associates, Inc. and Graduate-in-Residence for UMW’s Department of Psychology; Combs Hall, Room 139; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1054.

Friday, September 19   Workshop, Preschool Palette: Monsters Love Colors, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10-11 a.m.; $10 or $8 for members of Friends of Belmont; classes limited to 12 children; (540) 654-1851.

Friday, September 19 Class, Introduction to Pitaiyo, gives students and community members the opportunity to practice their mindfulness in Pitaiyo –a cross of yoga and pilates. Class will be lef by Colleen Jacobs, a UMW graduate and a certified Pitaiyo instructor; a Mindfulness Week event; Ball Circl; 5:00 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Saturday, September 20   Panel Discussion, UMW Business Alumni Panel: Taking Your Business Degree to the Next Step, featuring three successful alumni, Monroe Hall, Room 240, 10-11 a.m.; free; (540) 654-1242.

Saturday, September 20   Event, Annual Fredericksburg Welsh Festival, featuring traditional music, dancing, arts, crafts, storytelling, language lessons and children’s activities; co-sponsored by the James Monroe Museum and the Welsh Society of Fredericksburg; James Monroe Museum, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; suggested donation of $5 for adults, $1 for children; (540) 654-1123.

Monday, September 22   Performance, UMW Music Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540)654-1012.

Tuesday, September 23   Workshop, Preschool Palette: Monsters Love Colors, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10-11 a.m.; $10 or $8 for members of Friends of Belmont; classes limited to 12 children; (540) 654-1851.

Tuesday, September 23   Lecture, Spanish Bullfighting: A Study of Changing Cultural Values and Identity, by Areceli Palomino; a Latino Identities Month event; Lee Hall, Room 412; 6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Wednesday, September 24   Lecture, Mysterium Humanum: Wilderness Lecture Series, by Nina Mikhalevsky, UMW professor of philosophy; Trinkle Hall, Room 204; 3-4:15 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1023.

Thursday, September 25 – Sunday, October 5   Performance, Doubt; duPont Hall, Klein Theatre; Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 at 8 p.m., Sept. 28, Oct. 4 and 5 at 2 p.m.; AfterWords post-performance discussion following the 2 p.m. performance on Sept. 28; $18 for general admission or $16 for students and senior citizens; (540) 654-1111.

Thursday, September 25   Lecture, Latino Identities Month Keynote Speaker, featuring Shayla Rivera, NASA aerospace engineer turned comedian; a Latino Identities Month and Cultural Awareness Series event; Lee Hall, The Underground; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Friday, September 26   Workshop, Preschool Palette: Monsters Love Colors, introduces children ages 2-5 to art and art museums through developmentally appropriate activities; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 10-11 a.m.; $10 or $8 for members of Friends of Belmont; classes limited to 12 children; (540) 654-1851.

Sunday, September 28   Event, Fredericksburg Jazz Collective, presentation of The Art of Playing Together, illustrating how jazz musicians communicate using a live band; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1851.                

Sunday, September 28   Tour, Woodland Hikes, by Virginia Master Naturalists, covering a mile of trails in woodlands and fields; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

Monday, September 29   Lecture, Kings, Republics, and Nationalism in Spain: The Spanish Civil Wars’ Legacy in 21st-Century Political Debates, by Jose Sainz, UMW associate professor of Spanish; a Latino Identities Month event; Lee Hall, Room 411; 6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Tuesday, September 30   Fair, Graduate School Fair, featuring colleges, universities and professional schools; Anderson Center; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; free; 540-654-1010 or [email protected]

Tuesday, September 30   Lecture, The Trans-Atlantic Route of Afro-Caribbean Culture, by Marcelo Fajardo-Cardenas, UMW assistant professor of Spanish, and illustrated by Alberto Limonta “Limon” Perez, a musician, dancer and disc jockey; a Latino Identities Month event; Lee Hall, Room 411; 5:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1044.

Other Events:
Fredericksburg Area Fall Festivals and Events

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