University Calendar

Jan
18
Thu
Virginia Commonwealth University Health Professions Summer Academic Enrichment Program Application Deadline Tickets
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 11:59 pm

SAEP is an intensive, six-week inter-professional academic enrichment program located on the VCU Health Campus in Richmond, Va. The primary focus of SAEP is to provide students with an academically rigorous experience that simulates the first year of health professional school. Students may choose a concentration from among four disciplines: dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and physical therapy.

Program highlights

Three core courses: virtual anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology
Discipline-specific instruction time: dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy
Learning skills and test-taking workshops
Seminars featuring topics on health disparities
Mock interviews: faculty from VCU health professions admissions offices will review successful interviewing strategies and pitfalls to avoid
Professionalism
Group and individual coaching
Social and networking events

Participants are provided housing and a stipend to cover program expenses. Those traveling from distances greater than 200 miles are eligible for travel reimbursement for up to $250.

Find out more at https://dhsd.vcu.edu/pipeline-programs/college/summer-academic-enrichment-program/

Jan
22
Mon
Microsoft – Autism Hiring Event Tickets
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – Jan 26 @ 6:00 am

Autism Hiring Event January 2018:

Eligible candidates will have an initial
technical skills assignment to assess their skills for the position.

Candidates may also be asked to completed a phone screen to evaluate experience.

We will invite qualified candidates to a one week, Microsoft Redmond campus event to further learn about their workability and skills match for identified roles.
Travel and expenses provided

During the Event:
While on campus, candidates will have an opportunity to participate with Microsoft teams on informal projects and interviews. The candidate may be offered a job if there is a skills match and team fit.

If Hired:
All new hires will have on-boarding support including a job coach and Microsoft mentors.
If you would like to request reasonable accommodation on account of a disability, our Benefits department makes it easy.

Software Engineer

Service Engineer

Support Engineer

Lab or Build Engineers

Data Scientist/BI roles

Technical and non-Technical Program Manager
You can learn more about the Program Manager role and Software Engineer role by visit our career site and clicking on details.
https://careers.microsoft.com/students/apply?jt=2

How does someone apply?  
Interested candidates with autism may email their resumes to msautism@microsoft.com.  
Additional information
Please visit our Inclusive Hiring for People with Disabilities career site that has more details on our program – http://aka.ms/inclusivehiring

FastCompany: Microsoft Wants Autistic Coders. Can It Find and Keep Them?
https://www.fastcompany.com/3062835/hr/microsoft-autism-hiring

Jan
24
Wed
Men’s Tennis Presentation Tickets
Jan 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The University of Mary Washington Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote Speaker: April Ryan Tickets
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

April Ryan is the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks and is a 23-year journalism veteran. She’s interviewed former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama; former Vice President Al Gore; former Sens. John Kerry and Hillary Clinton; and South African President Thabo Mbeki.

Ryan has covered visits by former President Bush and first lady Laura Bush to the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina; traveled with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to Haiti; and, accompanied presidential trips to African countries. Top newspapers and national television newscasts have picked up her breaking news stories and interviews. Ryan can be seen almost daily on CNN as a political analyst.

Ryan is an esteemed member of the National Press Club and is currently the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House. She has been named one of the Outstanding Young Women in America and an American Swiss Foundation Young Leader. She’s a Baltimore native and graduate of Morgan State University.

Jan
27
Sat
MLK Jr. Day of Service Tickets
Jan 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Saturday, January 27 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Chandler Ballroom, University Center

The UMW MLK Day of Service provides students a way to give back to their community to honor the legacy of Dr. King and his commitment to strengthening communities. Many different service projects, which will be donated to various agencies in the Fredericksburg area, will be available for students to complete. Afterward, a discussion will take place regarding servant leadership and working toward social change.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. All members of the campus community are invited to participate. Please register online on MyUMW.

Jan
29
Mon
Transfer Session – Career Readiness Tickets
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jan
31
Wed
College of Business ‘Lunch & Learn’: Exploring Opportunities with GEICO Tickets
Jan 31 @ 12:00 pm – 12:50 pm

Lunch N Learn: Exploring Opportunities with GEICO
Wednesday, January 31, 12:00pm-12:50pm
Woodard 223
FREE and open to all UMW students!

Join us for pizza and professional development! Recruiting representatives from GEICO will lead a seminar to explore current opportunities available at GEICO. Students searching for internships and jobs will find this event most helpful. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions.

Feb
1
Thu
African American History Month Tickets
Feb 1 @ 12:00 am – Feb 28 @ 11:55 pm

In 1926 Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history. Prior to this time, little information could be found regarding African American history. Important achievements were left out of history books, and there was a general misconception that African Americans had made little contribution to U.S. society or history. 50 years later, the week became a month, and today February is celebrated as African American History Month. The month of February was chosen because it celebrates the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, both of whom dramatically affected the lives of African Americans. Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was a writer, lecturer, editor, and civil rights activist who escaped slavery at age 21 and went on to campaign for the abolition of slavery, establish a newspaper, and hold the office of Minister to Haiti. He was a major voice in the anti-slavery/civil rights movement of his time. Abraham Lincoln (born February 12, 1809), as the sixteenth president of the United States, issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, thereby declaring that all slaves within the Confederacy would be permanently free. Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, founded by Dr. Woodson, sets the theme for the month.

JFMC Human Rights Film Series: I Am Not Your Negro Tickets
Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm

I Am Not Your Negro

Thursday, February 1 | 6 p.m. | Room 412, Lee Hall

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, “Remember This House.” The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

Feb
13
Tue
Virginia State Parks Information Session Tickets
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Virginia State Parks are committed to providing interns with a robust educational experience. District II Parks are seeking students with a passion for qualitative research. These interns are an integral part of an ongoing, year-long project that will analyze public guests who visit the parks in the summer and fall. Interns will conduct qualitative research methodologies to gather data through analysis of behavior, conversation, and engagement of guests as they interact with Virginia State Parks. This data will then be synthesized into findings that will provide meaningful insight for coordinating future projects, programs, and marketing initiatives to best suit the visitor experience of the Virginia State Park guest and families.

Come to this information session to meet a representative and learn more about these internships.

Registration is required.