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UMW Public Events March 2015

Prepared by the University of Mary Washington (UMW) Office of Media and Public Relations. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

University of Mary Washington March 2015 Events Open to the Public
All events are held at 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.

Saturday, February 28 – Sunday, June 7 Spotlight Exhibition, Melchers’ The Crimson Rambler, exemplifies how the garden as subject matter was ideally suited to Melchers’ adoption of impressionistic painting; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; daily 10 a.m – 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, through March 31 museum closes at 4 p.m.; included with museum admission; (540) 654-1015 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 5 Event, Commonwealth Governor’s School – Selective College Admissions Night, featuring a panel of senior admissions representatives from selective institutions discussing the admissions process; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-2000.

Tuesday, March 10 Workshop, Preschool Palette: It Starts with a Dot, 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 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Tuesday, March 10 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, James and Dolley Madison, by David Stewart, author of “Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, March 11 Lecture, Guns on the Potomac – Dahlgren Ranges Support Victory at Sea; Dahlgren campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, Va. 22485, University Hall; 4:30 p.m.; free; http://bit.ly/1vCRk5F.

Wednesday, March 11 Information Session, Master of Science in Geospatial Analysis Program, learn about the requirements for UMW’s graduate degree program; Monroe Hall; 6:30 p.m.; free; register to attend; [email protected] or (540) 286-8030.

Thursday, March 12 Workshop, Preschool Palette: It Starts with a Dot, 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 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 12 Event, Education Fair, featuring a variety of area school systems discussing the application process; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; 3-6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1010 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 12 Concert, Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Thursday, March 12 Reading, Thursday Poem Series, Tim Waltonen reading Charles Wright; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Thursday, March 12 Women’s History Month Lecture, Ona Judge, by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, associate professor of Black American Studies and History at the University of Delaware, presenting her research into George Washington’s runaway slave Ona Judge; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1123 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 12 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Alexander the Great and the Amazons, by Adrienne Mayor, author of “The Amazons: The Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, March 13 Workshop, Preschool Palette: It Starts with a Dot, 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 a.m.; $10 per child; classes limited to 12 children; Reservations required at (540) 654-1851 or [email protected]

Friday, March 13 – Saturday, March 14 Class, Children’s Literature: The Lens for Exploring the Global Community, by Jane Huffman; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 207; March 13 online from 4-10 p.m., March 14 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $396; registration required at http://bit.ly/155dD8c.

Saturday, March 14 Event, ITCC Digital Auditorium Grand Opening, a day of presentations, performances and film screenings featuring faculty, staff and student groups; Information Technology Convergence Center; 10 a.m. – midnight; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-5991.

Saturday, March 14 Celebrity Concert Series, Michael Feinstein, Singer/Pianist: The Sinatra Project; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; tickets start at $35; philharmonic.umw.edu or (540) 654-1324 for tickets. ]]

Tuesday, March 17 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Ulysses S. Grant, by Joan Waugh, author of “U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, March 18 Lecture, Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker: Anita Taylor; Lee
Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, March 29 Exhibition, Senior Exhibition II; 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.

Wednesday, March 18 Exhibition Opening Reception, Senior Exhibition II; duPont Gallery, College Avenue and Thornton Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Wednesday, March 18 – Sunday, May 3 Exhibition, Lily Cox-Richard: The Stand; 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.

Wednesday, March 18 Exhibition Opening Reception, Lily Cox-Richard: The Stand; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 5-7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, March 19 Event, Job and Internship Fair, featuring local and regional corporations, government and non-profit employers searching for full-time and internship positions, come prepared with resumes and dressed in business professional attire; Anderson Center; 3-6 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1010 or [email protected]

Thursday, March 19 Lecture, Artist’s Talk with Lily Cox-Richard; Ridderhof Martin Gallery, College Avenue at Seacobeck Street; 4-5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1013.

Thursday, March 19 Reading, Thursday Poem Series, Connie Smith and Maria-Laura reading contemporary Latin women poets; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Friday, March 20 Conference, 2015 UMW EdTech Conference, explore how technology is impacting teaching and learning; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $50, registration required at 2015umwedtechconference.umwblogs.org.

Friday, March 20 – Saturday, March 21 Class, Classroom Management Design, by Jennifer Walker; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 207; March 20 online from 4-10 p.m., March 21 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $396; registration required at http://bit.ly/155dD8c.

Friday, March 20 Concert, UMW Jazz Festival, includes local artists, groups and the UMW Jazz Combo; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Saturday, March 21 Concert, UMW Jazz Festival, includes UMW Jazz Ensemble with guests; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Tuesday, March 24 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Hannibal, by Barry Strauss, author of “Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, March 25 Event, Health & Wellness Fair, with exhibits, demonstrations, health screenings, free samples and door prizes from area health care professionals, massage therapists, counselors, spas, and food and beverage companies; Free; 4:30-7 p.m.; Seacobeck Hall; (540) 654-2169.

Thursday, March 26 Reading, Thursday Poem Series, Kate Haffey reading elegies by different poets; Combs Hall, Room 139; 5 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1545 or (540) 654-1393.

Thursday, March 26 Event, Arab Culture Night, celebrate the heritage of Arab people through a fashion show, live entertainment and authentic foods, Anderson Center, 6 p.m.; $2; [email protected]

Thursday, March 26 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Shirley Temple, by John Kasson, author of “The Little Girl Who Fought the Great Depression: Shirley Temple and 1930s America;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, March 27 – Saturday, March 28 Class, Special Education for General Educators, by Roberta Gentry; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 207; March 27 online from 4-10 p.m., March 28 at 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; $396; registration required at http://bit.ly/155dD8c.

Saturday, March 28 Concert, Piano Music – Old and New, a potpourri of piano music from the 19th – 21st centuries by Pianist Andrew Kraus; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected]

Sunday, March 29 Tour, Woodland Hike, by members of Central Rappahannock Chapter of Virginia Master Naturalist program; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1839.

Sunday, March 29 Event, Beeping Egg Hunt, Belmont’s fourth annual Easter egg hunt for visually impaired or blind children and their families; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2-4 p.m.; free; registration required at (540) 654-1851.

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