News archive : November 2012

Author Darnell Arnoult to present at UVa-Wise Coffee Night on Nov. 8


Scholar and award-winning author Darnell Arnoult is the featured writer for Coffee Night, a reading and performing event dedicated to the poetry and prose at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

UVa-Wise Theater Department double feature for the fall


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Theater Department will present “Eurydice” and “Of Mice and Men” this month in the Gilliam Center for the Arts.

UVa-Wise to host bone marrow donor drive on Nov. 15


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host a bone marrow screening drive on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The drive, sponsored by several departments on campus, will be coordinated by the “Be the Match” organization. The drive will be held in the Dogwood Room of the Slemp Student Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

UVa-Wise to host blood drive Nov. 13


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host a blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Slemp Foundation funds Undergraduate Research and AWP projects at UVa-Wise


The C. Bascom Slemp Foundation has provided funding for projects at UVa-Wise which will foster research and enhance the writing skills of the region’s teachers and their students.

The Appalachian Writing Project has been awarded $60,000 to continue its summer institute for public school teachers in the region and to continue the “Young Writers’ Camp” for middle and upper primary schools in Southwest Virginia.

SVEA to hold Christmas event on Nov. 30


The SVEA Chapter at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites the public to attend its annual children’s Christmas event on Friday, Nov. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Two UVa-Wise-sponsored LEGO robot teams headed to state competition

The Ninja Stars FLL LEGO Division II Robotics team, sponsored by The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, won first place in the Abingdon Regional Competition on Saturday, Nov.10.

The Air Hats, another UVa-Wise sponsored team, won third place honors overall in Abingdon and will also compete in the state tournament. 

Undergraduate Research student presentations set for Nov. 28

The Undergraduate Research Council is sponsoring undergraduate research presentations by UVa-Wise students Dakota Thomas and Ryan O'Quinn.

”On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Thomas, one of the two Summer Scholars, and O’Quinn, a FINS recipient, will present  the results of their summer research.  Their titles and abstracts for their talks are given below.

UVa-Wise plans trip to Antietam and Harper’s Ferry


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is organizing a tour of the Battle of Antietam and the town of Harper’s Ferry.

Recognition of graduates to be held Dec. 7

The December Recognition of Graduates Ceremony will be held Fri., Dec. 7 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center.  For more information, contact Diane Cornett at 276-328-0285 or


Dec. 7, 2012

Prelude - The Wise Guys

Welcome and Remarks - J. Sanders Huguenin

Greetings - David P. Volk Phillip Blevins

Musical interlude Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, (II. Adagio) - Suzanna Masters, clarinet; David Volk, piano