University Calendar

James Farmer: In His Own Words, 1920-1999 Exhibit @ HCC Convergence Gallery Tickets
Jan 15 – Mar 15 all-day

An exhibit honoring James Farmer’s legacy through his impactful speeches, lectures, and quotes.

First Thursdays with the SBA @ Eagle Village Tickets
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
First Thursdays with the SBA @ Eagle Village

Grab your lunch and join us the first Thursday of each month to learn more about SBA programs and network with other small business owners.

Topic: Market Research

Market research is an integral step in creating your business plan and identifying your competition and your market. In this workshop we will cover free resources to find market research data:

A First Daughter’s White House Wedding: Etiquette Wars & Celebration at Stephen Decatur’s House @ James Monroe Museum Tickets
Mar 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Author Lauren McGwin shares the story of Maria Monroe’s marriage to Samuel Laurence Gouverneur and the complexities behind their private White House wedding. Although offended when not invited to the wedding, high society was welcomed to a reception at Commodore Stephen Decatur’s house in the President’s Neighborhood, just days before the duel that would take his life.

Anita: Speaking Truth to Power – Movie & Discussion @ Colonnade Room, University Center Tickets
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Against a backdrop of sex, politics, and race, ANITA reveals the intimate story of a woman who spoke truth to power. An entire country watched as a poised, beautiful African-American woman sat before a Senate committee of 14 white men and with a clear, unwavering voice recounted the repeated acts of sexual harassment she had endured while working with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Anita Hill’s graphic testimony was a turning point for gender equality in the U.S. and ignited a political firestorm about sexual harassment and power in the workplace that resonates still today.

Human Resource Law @ Eagle Village Tickets
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Human Resource Law @ Eagle Village

The speaker, Randy Sparks, Jr., will address basic human resource topics that all business owners should be familiar with.

Great Lives Lecture: Female Internet Investors presented by author Claire L. Evans @ Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall Tickets
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm
Great Lives Lecture: Female Internet Investors presented by author Claire L. Evans @ Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

The Theresa Y. Crawley, D.D.S. Lecture.

The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers – but female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation. In fact, women turn up at the very beginning of every important wave in technology. They may have been hidden in plain sight, their inventions and contributions touching our lives in ways we don’t even realize, but they have always been part of the story. In Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women who Made the Internet (Penguin Random House), Claire L. Evans finally gives these unsung female heroes their due with her insightful social history of the women who made the Internet what it is today.

Great Lives Lecture: C.S. Lewis presented by author Devin Brown @ Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall Tickets
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Great Lives Lecture: C.S. Lewis presented by author Devin Brown @ Dodd Auditorium, George Washington Hall

The Coldwell Banker Elite Lecture.

Although Clive Staples Lewis died over a half-century ago, his works live on in the hearts and minds of countless readers, young and old, all over the world. From the Lewis Memorial recently installed in Poets’ Corner to the new Narnia films scheduled for release by Netflix over the next decade, the life and legacy of an Oxford don born near the end of the 19th century continue to impact the current one. In this talk, which features rare archival photographs, you will visit the places that Lewis knew and loved.

UMW Chamber Music Festival @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Mar 14 – Mar 15 all-day
UMW Chamber Music Festival @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio

Saturday, March 14, 7-9 p.m.
The US Army Woodwind Quintet will perform New American Classics for Wind Quintet. The performance will include works by Valerie Coleman, Arne Running, Charles Rochester Young, Lalao Schifrin and Reena Esmail.

Sunday, March 15, 2-4 p.m.
UMW Flute Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble and Woodwind Trio comprised of faculty, students and guest musicians present a chamber program featuring works by Hayden, Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and others.

Free admission. Pavilion at GMHS. Contact Joanna Catron at or 540 654-1841.

UMW Theatre Road Trip: GUYS & DOLLS at Ford’s Theatre @ duPont Hall Tickets
Mar 15 all-day
UMW Theatre Road Trip: GUYS & DOLLS at Ford's Theatre @ duPont Hall

Join us this season for UMW Theatre Road Trip and experience exceptional performances in Washington, D.C., a world class theatre city. We make it easy for you! Park your car at duPont Hall and board our charter bus where a faculty host will talk with you about the production you are about to experience as you travel to the city. The bus will drop you at the front door of the theatre and will return to pick you up. On the way home, your host will lead you and your fellow theatregoers in a post-performance discussion about the show.

Each Road Trip is only $80. Your cost covers your transportation to and from the theatre and your ticket. No driving. No parking. Going to the theatre in Washington could not be easier!
Seating is limited. Reserve your seats today!
Questions? Call (540) 654-1243

Guys and Dolls by Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling, & Abe Burrows
In this beloved 1950s musical comedy, dice-slinging gamblers, pious missionaries, and glamorous show girls come together for a light-hearted romp through New York. It’s a high stakes game of love as brazen and charming Nathan Detroit bets Sky Masterson $1,000 to woo missionary Sarah Brown. Meanwhile, cabaret singer Adelaide tries to convince Nathan, her fiancé of 14 years, to finally tie the knot. A classic musical, Guys and Dolls features the showstoppers “Luck be a Lady,” “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” “Take Back Your Mink,” and others.

Reflections on the 19th Amendment @ Digital Auditorium, Hurley Convergence Center Tickets
Mar 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A panel of scholars and activists will reflect on the suffrage movement, the women’s vote, what the 19th Amendment achieved and the issues it left unaddressed and finally, the role of women’s vote in American politics today. Light refreshments will be served.