The Weekly Ringer

The University of Mary Washington Student Newspaper

What You Missed Over the Summer

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Ground-breaking Pledges Given to UMW

UMW received $9.4 million in pledges and gifts for the 2012 fiscal year from alumni, parents, businesses and staff, according to The Division of University Advancement and University Relations.

The University also received $1.3 million in multi-year pledges and $4 million in new estate plan commitments from Heritage Society members, according to The Division of University Advancement and University Relations.

Summer Science Symposium

On Wednesday, July 25, Jepson Hall hosted the 2012 Summer Science Symposium.

Yoshi Takeda won first place for oral presentations and Robert Higgins won second place.

Robert Clark took first place in the poster category and Sarah Marzec won second place for her poster, according to EagleEye, the UMW faculty newsletter.

UMW Alumna gets National Attention

Lauren Kornacki, a 2012 UMW graduate, saved her father’s life by performing CPR after finding him pinned under a car in the garage, according to EagleEye.

Dahlgren Campus is a Green Campus

The University of Mary Washington’s Dahlgren Campus has been named a Virginia Green Conference Center by The Virginia Tourism Corporation, according to EagleEye.

The Dahlgren campus has met the standards required to be named a Green Conference Center through recycling, solid waste reduction, water conservation, minimizing the disposal of food service products and energy conservation.

Tom Sheridan Leaves UMW

Head baseball coach, Tom Sheridan, resigned to take the new position of associate head baseball coach at George Washington University, a Division I school, according to EagleEye.

A national search for the position is under way.

New Meal Plans for Faculty and Staff

As of Aug. 20, UMW faculty and staff will be able to buy breakfast, lunch or dinner for $5 at Seacobeck Hall, according to EagleEye.

Although the lunch price has been increase from $4, it is now not the only discounted meal that faculty and staff can buy.