CPR Student Profile: Sarah Attkisson

Q&A with Sarah Attkisson (Classics '18) What are you doing for your internship? - I’m working at the WJLA studios in Arlington for the show Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson. Right now, I’m mostly doing research for the stories that will eventually go on air. I had to familiarize myself with the subjects of terrorism overseas, ISIS, and political issues here in Washington D.C. We’ve also been paying attention to diplomatic relations between China, North Korea, and America. I also go on shoots and help out the cameraman or whoever else needs assistance. I definitely appreciate not sitting at a desk all day, every day. I like being out in the field. What are you thinking of doing after graduation?  Do you see the internship factoring into that decision? -          I would love to continue working here. I grew up in the newsroom environment, but never really wanted anything to do with working for a news station until I started this internship. So far it’s come naturally … [Read more...]

Get Zen! Yodo Kurahashi-sensie and Miyuki Yoshikami-sensei

For the next event sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, master musicians Yodo Kurahashi-sensie and Miyuki Yoshikami-sensei will perform a live concert featuring eighth-century instruments, the shakuhachi (bamboo flute) and koto (a 13-stringed instrument). The shakuhachi in particular has been used in some forms of Zen contemplative practice for centuries, and several of the pieces to be performed stem from the Zen tradition. The concert will be Wednesday, April 5th at 4:30pm in Lee Hall 412. Catered reception with gourmet Indian food to follow. This event is free and open to the public - please share widely. … [Read more...]

UMW Classics alum, Adrienne Hagen, to deliver Eta Sigma Phi Lecture

Classics at Mary Washington is hosting its annual Eta Sigma Phi speaker next week, Adrienne Hagen, a University of Mary Washington Classics alumna currently on the faculty of Washington & Lee.  She will be speaking on "Duty and the Beast:  Understanding Human Nature through Depictions of Animals in Antiquity," at 7 pm on Wed., March 29th, in Trinkle 204.  A reception in the Classics, Philosophy, & Religion departmental suite, also in Trinkle, will follow the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

2017 Jefferson Lecture

On January 26th in GW's Dodd Auditorium, Professor M. Andrew Holowchak, who has eight books/anthologies on Thomas Jefferson since 2012 and who has been called ‘the world’s foremost expert in Jefferson’s philosophical thought,’” delivered this year’s lecture, entitled “Jefferson and Jesus.”  If you were unable to come or want to revisit the lecture, you can now access it here!   … [Read more...]

Religious Freedom Essay Contest Winners for 2017 Announced!

We are happy to announce the winners of the 2017 Religious Freedom Essay sponsored by the Fredericksburg Coalition of Reason and the UMW Department of Classics, Philosophy, & Religion.  They are, in first place, which carries a prize of $750, Rachel Finston (ENGL: Creative Writing); runner-up, which carries a prize of $500:  Kristin Frye (GEOG).  Drop by and read the prize essays! … [Read more...]

2017 Jefferson Lecture by Professor M. Andrew Holowchak

Please come hear Professor M. Andrew Holowchak, who has eight books/anthologies on Thomas Jefferson since 2012 and who has been called ‘the world’s foremost expert in Jefferson’s philosophical thought,’” deliver this year’s lecture, entitled “Jefferson and Jesus.” Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall, University of Mary Washington ♦ Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 7:30 PM ♦ For more information, call (540) 654-1342 … [Read more...]

Religious Freedom Essay 2017

Students from Mary Washington and Germanna are invited to submit essays on the subject of religious freedom.  Prize money totals $1250!  Essays due by 11 pm, December 9th, 2016.  For more details, check out our page. … [Read more...]

Meet our new faculty in Religion! Q&A with Professor Jennifer Barry

Meet our new faculty in Religion!  Q&A With Professor Jennifer Barry Where are you from or where have you lived? My father was a pilot in the Air Force so we moved around quite a bit. By the time I graduated high school, I had already moved 12 times. As an adult, I have continued to move from place to place for my education and professional opportunities. In total, I have lived in 11 different states in the US and 2 countries overseas (Adana, Turkey and Ramstein, Germany). I have lived in the Virginia area 4 separate times throughout my life. What do you study (area of expertise)? In the Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, I fall under the R. My specific area of study is early Christianity, but I focus primarily on late antiquity. Late antiquity is that transitional moment when Christianity becomes the favored cult of the late Roman Empire. I study topics such as clerical exile, orthodoxy and heresy, and gender and sexuality. I often describe myself as a … [Read more...]

Study Abroad with UMW Greece 2017 (May 15-27)

Hoping hoping hoping you can join us for UMW Greece 2017!  For details, check us out!  Our next interest meeting is Wednesday, 5pm, October 5th, in Trinkle 243.  Do come! … [Read more...]

Mindfulness Week 2016 (October 10-14)

http://meditation.umwblogs.org/mindfulness-week/ Mindfulness Week 2016 The University of Mary Washington presents the 4th Annual UMW Mindfulness Week (Mon. Oct. 10-Fri. Oct. 14th, 2016), a week-long series of activities that center on cultivating integrated, whole-person wellness through the intersections of mindfulness, creativity, social justice, and contemplative practice.  All events are free and open to the public. Schedule of Events Mon. 10/10/16: 1. Introduction to Mindfulness with Guided Meditation Practice, led by Bill Brooks, 4:00-5:30 Lee Hall 411.  This workshop provides a general introduction to “mindfulness”, that is, sustained, non-judgemental attention given to what is in the present moment, and how mindfulness can be cultivated through meditation. Tues. 10/11/16: 1. Mindfulness with Mandalas:  A Short Film and Workshop, led by UMW Student, Joshua Whiting, 1:00-2:30 p.m., Capital Room, University Center (room 314).  In this workshop, Joshua will … [Read more...]