RECENT NEWS

O'Donnell to have book signing events during homecoming week

UVa-Wise professor Michael "O'D" O'Donnell wil be signing copies of his new book, "O'D II: Life Lessons, You don't need a reason to help someone," in the Slemp Student Center Atrium, in the Slemp Student Center Atrium, Thursday, Oct. 2, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the UVa-Wise homecoming game beginning at 11 a.m. under the tent near the bookstore outlet.

Dominion Foundation grant jumpstarts research field station

By Kathy Still

A grant from the Dominion Foundation will jumpstart UVa-Wise’s efforts to convert a campus house to an environmental field station designed to enhance student and faculty research.

 

The $25,000 grant will help the College turn the house, located on what was once called “faculty row” to the field station.

2013 Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report available

The 2013 Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report for UVa-Wise are now available for review. Paper copies of the reports are available in the UVa-Wise Campus Police Department. Electronic versiions are available at http://www.wise.virginia.edu/campuspolice/.

Partisan Rangers Act had unintended consequences, Civil War expert contends

 By Kathy Still

The Confederate Congress approved the 1862 Partisan Rangers Act with the intention to ease the way for more southern men to join the Confederacy’s Civil War efforts, but it quickly got out of control and created many unintended consequences, said Barton A. Myers, a history professor at Washington & Lee University.

 

UVa-Wise, Micronics awarded $2 million Tobacco Commission grant

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and Micronic Technologies were awarded a $2 million grant from the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission.

Irshad Manji touts moral courage, curiosity during UVa-Wise visit

By Kathy Still

Reformist Muslim Irshad Manji discussed her own brand of moral courage at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Wednesday and encouraged others to experience the liberation that comes from doing the right thing in the face of fear.

Culbertson named Volunteer of the Year

George Culbertson receives Volunteer of the Year award from Chancellor Donna P. Henry
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Estate of Carol P. Buchanan named Benefactor of the Year

Estate of Carol P. Buchanan named Benefactor of the Year

Bill Sturgill and Jeff Sturgill accept the Benefactor of the Year award on behalf of the estate of Carol P. Buchanan from Chancellor Donna P. Henry

'Be-WISE-er Be Responsible' campaign to feature Sterner

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Center for Student Development and Athletics Department are partnering with the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, Frontier Health Prevention Services and Planning District One Behavioral Health Services to address underage drinking on college campuses.

UVa-Wise students present at regional Outdoor Expo

 

Several UVa-Wise students will showcase their research on the biodiversity of the Clinch River and their work to boost tourism in the region at the Southwest Virginia Outdoor Expo in Abingdon.