NORTON, Va. – The Lonesome Pine Hospital Community Fund continues to enhance health care quality in Southwest Virginia by making additional contributions to support the nursing programs at local colleges and Wellmont Health System hospitals.
Due to the weather forecast for Wednesday evening through Thursday, Brother Guy Consolmagno’s visit, set for March 5, has been cancelled.
By Kathy Still
UVa-Wise professors have embraced technology to keep snowbound students from falling behind in coursework after treacherous weather shuttered the College for two weeks in mid February. As a result, a snow day was no longer a day off for many students. Assignments were delivered via email, lectures were posted on Moodle, tests were given, and some professors received smartphone photographs of completed work from students who lost electricity or Internet service during the snowstorm. Some turned to social media, including Facebook and YouTube, to bring lectures to students.
Dear students, faculty and staff,
UVa-Wise maintenance and grounds crews had our campus in decent shape by Wednesday afternoon, but today’s additional snowfall has forced us to remain closed on Friday. Wise County remains under a state of emergency, which they will reevaluate over the weekend.
Barring additional weather-related issues, UVa-Wise will reopen on Monday, March 2, operating on a regular schedule. Hopefully this notification along with the projected change in weather will allow students away from campus to return safely on Sunday.
Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,
Winter certainly has a tight grip on our campus and our region as February draws to an end. The heavy snowfall and the thick ice have created treacherous situations throughout Wise County and Southwest Virginia.
Many of you are still snowbound and others are attempting to free vehicles out of icy snow mounds. While conditions have improved on campus, much work remains to be completed before we can return to normal operation. Our hardworking maintenance and grounds crews deserve our gratitude.
Dear students, faculty and staff,
The severe weather over the past week has resulted in closure of our campus for several days, and the potential for more winter storms has created the possibility that additional academic time will be missed. In addition to the safety of our campus, your education is of prime concern for us at UVa-Wise.
Students, we know you and our faculty are concerned about the missed class time. We want to reassure you that faculty will work with you to make up the missed lessons. HOWEVER, if future weather issues prompt closures, we may have to look at other ways to make up the classroom time, including additional days.
To the campus community,
Our crews are working hard to remove the snow and ice from roads, sidewalks and parking lots on campus. We are asking people to only come to campus if absolutely necessary during this time so our crews can continue the snow removal work without having vehicles in the way. For those who must come to campus, please park at the David J. Prior Convocation Center. We know this is inconvenient, but it will speed up the snow removal process.
Chief Ronnie Shortt
Due to inclement weather, UVa-Wise will be closed Friday, February 20th.
Due to inclement weather, UVa-Wise will operate on a 90-minute delay (snow schedule) on Wednesday, Feb. 18. For information on the adjusted schedule, please view our inclement weather policy.
Professor Tom Costa will appear on With Good Reason to discuss his research on advertisements for runaway slaves.
By Dalena Adams
Jimson Weed, UVa-Wise’s bi-annual editorial journal, is now accepting submissions for its spring 2015 edition. All submissions are due by Feb. 16 and can be sent to Damean Mathews at firstname.lastname@example.org, Gillian Huang-Tiller at email@example.com or by dropping them off at the Jimson Weed office located on the third floor of the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center or in Zehmer 131.
Sophomore chemistry major Kelsey Webb spent weeks at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise working through research and testing the properties of copper before concluding that her research did not su
The Symphony of the Mountains Chamber Ensemble will perform in the Chapel of All Faiths at 6 p.m. on Feb 22 in a concert sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor.
For more information, visit the museum website at