Poet Sholl is featured speaker at Coffee Night Nov. 11-12

Betsy Sholl, the former poet laureate of Maine, is the featured poet at the fall 2014 Coffee Night at UVa-Wise. The event is sponsored by the departments of Communication Studies and Language and Literature, and the Jimson Weed.

Fun Fall Festival brings youngsters and community to campus

More than 200 children and their families visited the UVa-Wise campus Tuesday, Oct. 28, for the annual Fall Fun Festival, sponsored by the Office of Housing and Residence Life.

 The children enjoyed many activities and games and garnered free treats as well. The event featured many Halloween-themed activities and booths, including popcorn and cotton candy.

Theater Department's Renaissance Faire set for Nov. 15 on campus

By Dalena Adams

Student and faculty members of the UVa-Wise theater department are hosting a Renaissance Faire at the Lawn by the Lake on Nov. 15, from 1-4 p.m.

Ely Health & Wellness Center dedicated


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise formally dedicated its Winston Ely Health & Wellness Center on Monday, Oct. 27 before a crowd of students, campus officials and the community.

Fall concert set for Nov. 3 in Prior Center

The UVa-Wise Jazz Ensemble and the Highland Winds Concert Band will present their annual fall concert on Monday Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center. 

The public is invited to attend and admission is free.  For more information contact Director of Bands Richard Galyean at 276-275-0992 or

Appalachian Prosperity Project receives award


The Appalachian Prosperity Project, a partnership among the University of Virginia, UVa-Wise, the Virginia Coalfield Coalition, the private sector and the state, was honored this week by Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.

Governor declares Oct. 26 Napoleon Hill Day


Governor Terry McAuliffe has officially designated Oct. 26, 2014 as Napoleon Hill Day in Virginia.

 McAuliffe signed the certificate of recognition earlier this month to commemorate Hill, his body of work, his teachings and his contributions to Virginia and the nation.

Gluten sensitivity workshop offered at SVHEC

 The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Office of Economic Development will offer Gluten Sensitivity & Gluten Free Diet on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA.


UVa-Wise Red Flag Campaign to raise sexual misconduct awareness

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise kicks off its partnership with 19 Partner Campuses in the Red Flag Campaign on Oct. 19. The campaign is a nationwide program focused on preventing dating violence on college campuses.

CAV-L-CADE of Bands set for Oct. 25 at UVa-Wise

 By Dalena Adams

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and the Marching Highland Cavaliers will host the third annual CAV-L-CADE of Bands Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

Gates will open at 12 p.m. with the contest starting at 2 p.m. at Carl Smith Stadium. Bands from Virginia and Tennessee will compete for a grand prize of $1,000.