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UMW Public Events February 2015

by | Feb 4, 2015 | News

University of Mary Washington. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

The following are cultural and community events open to the public at the University of Mary Washington in February 2015. All events are held at 1301 College Ave. in Fredericksburg, unless otherwise listed.

Monday, February 2 Information Session, Master of Business Administration, learn about the requirements for UMW’s graduate degree program; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 106; 6-7 p.m.; free; register to attend; business.umw.edu.

Monday, February 2 Event, GMAT Strategy Session, hear from a GMAT expert on test content and test strategies; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 106; 7-8:30 p.m.; free; register to attend; business.umw.edu.

Monday, February 2 Foreign Film Series, The Attack, Arabic film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected].

Tuesday, February 3 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Duke Ellington, by John Hasse, author of “Beyond Category: The Life and Genius of Duke Ellington;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 4 Event, UMW Basketball’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night, UMW faculty and staff receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader w/ ID; Anderson Center; 6 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, February 4 Event, UMW Basketball’s Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night, UMW faculty and staff receive free admission to the women’s and men’s doubleheader w/ ID; Anderson Center; 8 p.m.; free promotion and other ticket prices remain the same; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, February 4 Foreign Film Series, Almanya – Welcome to Germany, German film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected].

Thursday, February 5 Event, Leadership Colloquium @ UMW Speed Networking; Anderson Center; 5:30-7 p.m.; $10 in advance, register at www.umw.edu/lcpw/quarterly-networking-events/, or $15 at the door; [email protected] or (540) 654-1242.

Thursday, February 5 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Robert Ripley, by Neal Thompson, author of “A Curious Man: The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert ‘Believe It or Not!’ Ripley;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, February 6 Concert, UMW Jazz Combo Tribute to Duke Ellington, in honor of Black History Month; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected].

Saturday, February 7 Event, UMW Men’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 10 a.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2486.

Saturday, February 7 Event, Gospelfest, featuring gospel choirs and praise dance teams from Virginia colleges and universities; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 3 p.m.; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Saturday, February 7 Event, UMW Men’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 5 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2486.

Monday, February 9 Concert, Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Monday, February 9 Event, GMAT Sample Class, watch test experts in action; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406, South Building, Room 106; 6-8 p.m.; free; register to attend; business.umw.edu.

Monday, February 9 Foreign Film Series, No se aceptan devoluciones, Spanish film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected].

Tuesday, February 10 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Under the Snow, 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, February 10 Event, Speed Networking, the College of Business is seeking business professionals to help UMW students practice networking skills; Anderson Center; 5:30-7 p.m.; free; RSVP to [email protected] or (540) 654-1242.

Tuesday, February 10 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Winnie Davis, by Heath Lee, author of “Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 11 Event, UMW Basketball’s White Out vs. Christopher Newport University, sponsored by B101.5 & Union First Market Bank: Eagle Nation wears all white in this growing rivalry with CNU’s “Blue Crew;” Anderson Center; 6 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Wednesday, February 11 Event, UMW Basketball’s White Out vs. Christopher Newport University, sponsored by B101.5 & Union First Market Bank: Eagle Nation wears all white in this growing rivalry with CNU’s “Blue Crew;” Anderson Center; 8 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039

Wednesday, February 11 Lecture, Black History Month Keynote Speaker: Judge Glenda Hatchett; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Thursday, February 12 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Under the Snow, 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, February 12 Black History Month Lecture, The Enslaved Community of James Monroe, by Loudoun County Historians Lori Kimball and Wynne Saffer on their research; Lee Hall, Room 411; 7 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1123 or [email protected].

Thursday, February 12 – Sunday, February 22 Performance, The Drunken City; duPont Hall, Klein Theatre; Feb. 12-14, Feb. 19-21 at 8 p.m., Feb. 15, 21, 22 at 2 p.m.; AfterWords discussion following the 2 p.m. performance on Feb. 15; $12 for general admission; (540) 654-1111.

Friday, February 13 Workshop, Preschool Palette: Under the Snow, 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].

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Women’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 10 a.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2489.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Baseball’s Opening Day; Dickinson Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; Noon; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1882.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Basketball’s Beat Cancer Night, Play 4 Kay & Coaches vs. Cancer, Eagle Nation wears all pink for this annual fundraiser to help beat cancer; Anderson Center; 1 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Baseball’s Opening Day; Dickinson Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; 2:30 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1882.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Women’s Tennis Opening Day; Tennis Center; 3 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-2489.

Saturday, February 14 Event, UMW Basketball’s Beat Cancer Night, Play 4 Kay & Coaches vs. Cancer, Eagle Nation wears all pink for this annual fundraiser to help beat cancer; Anderson Center; 3 p.m.; ticket prices vary; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1039.

Saturday, February 14 Event, Sweetheart Wine Pairing Dinner, celebrate with a four-course dinner catered by Dori Farrell and wines from Ingleside Winery; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 5:30 p.m.; $95; (540) 654-1848 or [email protected].

Sunday, February 15 Film, Rappahannock, a historic and cultural film about the Rappahannock River, includes a short presentation by John Odenkirk of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, followed by Q & A; Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth; 2 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1015 or [email protected].

Monday, February 16 Event, Admissions Open House, hear from current students about everything from weekend activities to class experiences, tour the campus, attend academic information sessions; Anderson Center; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; free; registration recommended at (540) 654-2000.

Monday, February 16 – Monday, April 13 Class, GMAT Prep Course, 27-hour prep course, including computer-based practice tests; Stafford campus, 121 University Blvd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22406; Mondays 6-9:30 p.m.; $1,299; registration required at business.umw.edu.

Tuesday, February 17 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Al Capone, by Jonathan Eig, author of “Get Capone: The Secret Plot That Captured America’s Most Wanted Gangster;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 18 – Sunday, March 1 Exhibition, Senior Exhibition I; 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, February 18 Event, UMW Men’s Lacrosse Opening Day; Battleground Athletic Complex; 3 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1883.

Wednesday, February 18 Event, Celebrate Seacobeck 1970s Dinner; Seacobeck Hall, Bistro Dining Room; 5-7 p.m.; $11.15 plus tax, price includes all-you-can-eat buffets; reservations appreciated at (540) 654-2169.

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

Wednesday, February 18 Foreign Film Series, Gabrielle, French film with English subtitles; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected].

Thursday, February 19 National Security Lecture Series, India Developments and Economic implications for the future of National Security, by Richard M. Rossow, Wadhwani Chair in U.S. India Policy Studies, The Center for Strategic and International Studies; Dahlgren campus, 4224 University Drive, King George, Va. 22485, University Hall, Room 110; 8-10 a.m.; free; (540) 663-4030.

Thursday, February 19 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Confucius, by Annping Chin, author of “The Authentic Confucius: A Life of Thought and Politics;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Friday, February 20 Concert, UMW Chamber Festival, featuring USAF Woodwind Quintet; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected].

Saturday, February 21 Event, UMW Softball Opening Day; Softball Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; Noon; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1885.

Saturday, February 21 Event, UMW Softball Opening Day; Softball Stadium at the Battleground Athletic Complex; 2 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1885.

Saturday, February 21 Event, UMW Women’s Lacrosse Opening Day; Battleground Athletic Complex; 3 p.m.; free; umweagles.com or (540) 654-1320.

Saturday, February 21 Event, Step Show Competition; George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1044.

Saturday. February 21 Concert, UMW Chamber Festival; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 7:30 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Sunday, February 22 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.

Monday, February 23 Concert, Student Recital; Pollard Recital Hall, Room 304; 4 p.m.; free; [email protected] or (540) 654-1012.

Tuesday, February 24 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Jane Austen, by Claudia Johnson, author of “Jane Austen’s Cults and Cultures;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

Wednesday, February 25 Event, Chefs’ Fare Cooking Competition, chefs from area universities compete with UMW Dining chefs to present sampler plates representing countries that participate in the Olympics with winner determined by guest votes; Seacobeck Hall; 5-7 p.m.; $11.15 plus tax; reservations suggested at (540) 654-2169.

Thursday, February 26 The Chappell Great Lives Lecture Series, Charles Darwin, by Janet Browne, author of “Charles Darwin: Voyaging and Charles Darwin: The Power of Place;” George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium; 7:30 p.m.; free; (540) 654-1065.

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].

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