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Macbeth venue change

November 15, 2014 - 9:01pm

 

The Sunday, November 16, performance of the Theater Division’s production of Macbeth will be performed in the Gilliam Center for the Arts Black Box Theater due to predicted inclement weather.

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Verizon Foundation boosts violence awareness programs at UVa-Wise

November 14, 2014 - 1:04pm
    Verizon Foundation helps fund violence awareness programs Jewell Worley, Ken McReynolds, Tabitha Smith

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JLARC releases higher education report

November 12, 2014 - 9:11am

A report issued this week by Virginia’s Joint Legislative and Audit Review Commission states that colleges and universities in the Commonwealth educate and graduate students better than most, but are among the nation’s most expensive for students.

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UVa-Wise professor discusses evolution of Gettysburg narrative

November 7, 2014 - 4:27pm

 

Visitors to the Gettysburg battlefield today learn about the causes of the Civil War, slavery, race and flawed reconstruction as well as military strategy, tactics and artillery, but UVa-Wise Professor Jennifer M. Murray said that was not always the case.

 

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UVa-Wise professor studies the chemistry of gunshots

November 6, 2014 - 4:09pm

Professor Curt Woolever didn’t teach UVa-Wise students how to get away with murder as his intriguing lecture Wednesday on the chemistry of gunshots hinted. Instead, he simply explained how chemistry and science could snare the guilty.

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Open House 360 Campus Preview postponed due to inclement weather

October 31, 2014 - 9:13am

 

Due to inclement weather, The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is postponing the Open House 360 Campus Preview Day that was set for Saturday, Nov. 1.

 Weather forecasts are predicting a winter storm will hit the region beginning late Friday and in the early hours of Saturday.

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Alpha Phi Sigma holds book drive

October 31, 2014 - 9:12am

 

The UVa-Wise chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the national criminal justice honor society, is sponsoring a book drive for inmates at Wallens Ridge State Prison.

 Professor Ashley Dickinson said the students took a recent tour of the prison and took interest in the library. The honor society decided to collect books to stock in the library and in the prison’s many pods.

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UVa-Wise students hold vigil for Hannah Graham

October 30, 2014 - 7:30pm

By Kathy Still

Photos by Tim Cox

More than 100 UVa-Wise students gathered around the campus lake on a chilly Thursday evening to remember University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and students from other colleges and universities who have been victims of brutal crimes.

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Main Street in Wise set to close Nov. 3-5

October 30, 2014 - 9:32am

During the period Monday, Nov. 3 starting at 6 a.m. through Wednesday Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., Main Street in Wise from Birchfield Road to Bank Street will be closed for excavation.
 

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

October 29, 2014 - 1:08pm

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.

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Fun Fall Festival brings youngsters and community to campus

October 29, 2014 - 10:04am

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.

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

October 28, 2014 - 9:33am

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.

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Ely Health & Wellness Center dedicated

October 27, 2014 - 3:52pm

 

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.

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Fall concert set for Nov. 3 in Prior Center

October 27, 2014 - 10:06am

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 rdg3y@uvawise.edu

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Appalachian Prosperity Project receives award

October 25, 2014 - 9:26am

 

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.

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Governor declares Oct. 26 Napoleon Hill Day

October 23, 2014 - 7:49am

 

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.

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Gluten sensitivity workshop offered at SVHEC

October 22, 2014 - 6:51am

 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.

 

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