UVa-Wise students are latest HAI Research Fellows

Three students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise were recently named Healthy Appalachia Institute Student Research Fellows.


Ash Lawn Opera Company and UVa-Wise Music Division to present Susannah


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Music Division in conjunction with the Ash Lawn Opera Company from Charlottesville, Va. will present the opera, Susannah on June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in Gilliam Center for the Arts.

UVa-Wise receives district advertising award


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has won a Silver ADDY award at the American Advertising Federation’s District 3 competition for the campaign, ‘Are you UVa-Wise?’

UVa-Wise student killed in I-81 crash

A freshman at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has died in a two-vehicle crash that happened on Tuesday, June 3 on Interstate 81 in Washington County.
According to the Virginia State Police, Abenezer D. Thewdros, 19, of Arlington, Va., died at the scene, along with passengers Abel N. Ayele, 19, of Arlington, Va., and Alemu S. Ameha, 25, of Alexandria, Va.

Appalachian Writing Project offers summer writing camps

The Appalachian Writing Project at The University of Virginia's College at Wise is offering five summer writing camps for grades K-12 during the month of June. 
The Young Writers Program Summer Writing Camps will be conducted by teacher consultants from the Appalachian Writing Project of UVa-Wise and are sponsored by the Slemp

UVa-Wise professor O'Donnell featured on 'With Good Reason'

Michael O’Donnell, an assistant professor of French with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, recently appeared on 'With Good Reason,' a radio production of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
O’Donnell, who has been teaching for nearly five decades, discusses his travels, not being ready for retirement and his own mortality with Kelly Libby, an associate producer for the show.
The episode may be downloaded at the 'With Good Reason' web site at

Spring 2014 Dean's List includes 343 students


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has announced its spring 2014 Dean’s List.

The 343 students named to the Dean’s List earned a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale with no grades below a “C” and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

Necessary is among 2014 Sandridge Outstanding Contributor winners

Jessica Necessary, administrative assistant for the Visual and Performing Arts department,  is among the 2014 Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award recipients. This program gives members of the University and College at Wise community the opportunity to honor employees who have shown exemplary service and commitment to the University. It is the highest honor for staff at the University and College at Wise.

Faculty Music Recital set for June 1

The public is cordially invited to attend a UVa-Wise Music Faculty Recital on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths on the UVa-Wise campus.  There is no admission charge.

D. Michael Donathan, Professor Emeritus of Music, Suzanna Masters, Instructor in Music, Cynthia Mueller, Instructor in Music, and Kathy Stewart, Instructor in Education will perform works by W. A. Mozart, Darius Milhaud, Frederic Chopin, and Johannes Brahms.

Shortt named UVa-Wise police chief


A veteran officer who has risen through the ranks for more than 20 years has been selected to head The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Campus Police Department.

Ronnie L. Shortt was named chief of campus police this spring. Shortt has been a member of the UVa-Wise Campus Police Department since 1992. Shortt replaces Steve McCoy, who recently retired.