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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.
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.