Events & Activities

Upcoming and Current Events, Programs, and Activities

The UMW Staff Advisory Council  will host the 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Cornbread Bake-Off on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the University Center Chandler Ballroom.

To compete in the Chili Cook Off and Cornbread Bake Off, please visit:






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The UMW Staff Advisory Council  hosted the 4th Annual Chili Cook-Off and Cornbread Bake-Off on March 6, 2018 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the University Center Chandler Ballroom.





UMW Bake-Off: October 16, 2017

Congratulations to our First Annual SAC Bake Off Winners:

Category               Winners

Pie                           1st place  –  Maie Makin

Cookies                  1st place  – Jay Sullivan 

                                2nd place (tie) –  Jean Elliott and Brian Ogle

Cake                       1st place – Jose Veloz

                                2nd place – Linda Falden

                                3rd place  – Julie Pugliese



Virginia Public Service Recognition Week: May 7 – 13, 2017

The SAC participated in the Virginia Public Service Recognition Week on Tuesday May 9. SAC partnered with Campus Recreation and hosted volleyball games, giant jenga, cornhole, and giant connect four on this day.

Campus Rec also did live demos of Yoga for the Office, Bands & Bodyweight, and a Cycle demo during this time. They also provided tours of the fitness center.

3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off: March 9,2017
The UMW Staff Advisory Council  hosted its 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on March 9, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in the University Center Chandler Ballroom. This year also featured a cornbread bake-off! The whole event was very successful.

Thank you to all participants who made this event delicious this year!: Alica Osborne, Amy O’Reilly, Angela Brau, Angela Lilly, April Peterson, Arin Doerfler, Charles Tate, James DeLoatch, Jay Sullivan, Jean Elliot, Jill Ellington, Julie Smith, Linda Falden, Linda Thornton, Paul Messplay, Rick Pearce, and Vickie Chapman!

And a HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to this year’s chili and cornbread winners!
1st Place – Arin Doerfler
2nd Place – James DeLoatch
3rd Place – Linda Falden

1st Place – Linda Falden
2nd Place – Alica Osborne
3rd Place – Jay Sullivan

We hope that next year will be at least as successful as this year!

One Can Hope: October 1 – December 16, 2016
The UMW Staff Advisory Council collected non-perishable food donations to benefit the Fredericksburg Food Bank.

Home Instead Senior Care: November/December 2016
This year SAC partnered with the UMW Buyer Users Group to support Home Instead, a local senior care service provider, for their “Be a Santa for a Senior” program. Volunteers helped fulfill the wish lists of seniors at this center. Items ranged from gift certificates, books, to even toiletry items.

Rappahannock United Way Day of Action September 23, 2016
On Friday, September 23rd, two teams from UMW participated in the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action to serve the Fredericksburg community. The Day of Action is a day where community members can participate in a myriad of community service projects to assist in a variety of ways to ease some of the troubles that plague our community. This year, about 300 participants from various companies and organizations in the surrounding area participated in the Rappahannock United Way Day of Action. Projects that were available included putting together meals, helping local schools and construction of an access ramp.

UMW served on two different projects: one team went to Rocky Run Elementary School to hang motivational posters and positive quotes along the walls; the second team worked with Hildrup to remove and then recreate a porch with an attached 30ft handicap accessible ramp. The team worked hard and came close to finishing what would normally be a 2-3 day project.

Thank you to the UMW employees who worked together to serve the community on this day: Christina Eggenberger, Colin Coleman, Sarah Carroll, Michelle Pickham, John Hughey, Caitlin McCabe, Noura Allen, David Fleming, Andrea Cordray, Evelyn Torres Molina, Ali Hieber, and Sue Lafayette.

Back to School Supply Drive July 2016 – mid August 2016
The SAC sponsored its annual school supply drive with the Spotsylvania County School District. This initiative helps children of all age groups and kids most in need to succeed in school. The SAC collected from 10 drop-off spots on campus and fulfilled the list many times over to include: back packs, pencils, colored pencils and pens, erasers, composition and spiral notebooks, folders, scissors, highlighters, glue, paper, calculators, markers, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste and brushes, combs, soap/body wash, socks, underwear, tissues, hand sanitizer, and MORE! Several truck loads of items were donated to support this cause.

New Student Orientation Volunteering June 2016
Each year the SAC helps to advertise the need for volunteers for the New Student Orientation. Volunteers help greet the incoming students and family members, help with parking directions, and provide directional assistance in various places throughout campus.

Goodwill Drop N Go Program April – May 2016
The Office of Residence Life and Commuter Student Services partners with Goodwill to sponsor the Goodwill Drop N Go Program on campus during residence hall move out. Over the past three years the program has collected 34,000 pounds of discarded items that would have otherwise been sent to the landfill! This year Residence Life and Commuter Student Services expanded the program to include faculty and staff.

Virginia Public Service Week May 2016
As recognition for employees, throughout the week of May 2 – May 6 there will be activities such as popcorn socials, ice cream socials, games, etc. Each day there will be a prize drawing for an employee.

Faculty Staff Mixers

The S.A.C sponsors a Faculty/Staff Mixer every month! Come out and enjoy some happy hour priced food and drinks with co-workers and friends! This is a great chance to gather, meet people outside of your area, finally put a face with a name, and network!

November 2016
When: Tuesday, November 15th 4:30-6:30pmWhere: Home Team Grill, Eagle Village

June 2016home team
When: Wednesday, June 29th 4pm-7pm
Where: Home Team Grill, Eagle Village

April 2016
When: Thursday April 7, 4:30-6pm
Where: Home Team Grill, Eagle Village

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