News archive : February 2013

Black History Month concert rescheduled for Feb. 15

The Black History Month concert has been rescheduled for Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.

The concert will feature the UVa-Wise String Ensemble, Highland Singers, Wise Guys and Chris Rose and Anthony Keys performing the works of many black musicians and composers.

UVa-Wise will celebrate Black History Month with many events throughout February.

Celebration events supporting the theme, “Learning from our Past to Pursue our Future,” extend into the arts, literature and history. All events are open to the public.

UVa-Wise to host blood drive Feb. 11

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host a blood drive on Monday, Feb. 11.

Sponsored by the Office of Greek Life and the fraternities and sororities at UVa-Wise, the drive will benefit the MARSH Regional Blood Bank, which supplies blood to area hospitals in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. The drive will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Cantrell Banquet Hall at UVa-Wise.

SGA announces scholarship commitment at UVa-Wise

The Student Government Association at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise pledged to endow a scholarship to benefit the College’s student leaders.

Stratton paper exhibit in Gallery 121

A paper exhibit from the Ray Stratton series will be held this month in Gallery 121 of the Gilliam Center for the Arts at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

SVEA to hold middle school Valentine’s Day dance

The SVEA Chapter at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites middle school students to attend its annual Valentine’s Day Dance on Thursday, Feb. 14. 

The event will take place in the Cantrell Hall from 6-8 p.m. The dance is open to middle school students and invites both singles and couples.

Refreshments and Valentine’s Day gifts will be available purchase as will photo booth opportunities sponsored by Theta Phi Alpha sorority.

Relay for Life to hold Chocolate Fest on Feb. 14 at UVa-Wise

Chocolate lovers can indulge sweet tooth cravings at Chocolate Fest while supporting Relay for Life, Thursday, Feb. 14 at The University of Virginia's College at Wise.

Participants will have the opportunity to fill a plate with chocolate treats for themselves or a loved one on Valentine’s Day in exchange for a donation.

The Chocolate Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Slemp Center Atrium with all donations benefiting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

For more information, contact Gina Chisenhall at 276-328-0218.

Phi Sigma Sigma boosts scholarship fund at UVa-Wise


The sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma chose an old fashioned yet proven method to raise some dough to sweeten an established scholarship fund at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Mountain East Conference approved

Bowen to discuss the Republicans during the Eisenhower years


Michael Bowen, a history professor at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, will lecture at UVa-Wise on Tuesday, March 5.

Author Welch's book nominated for Library of Virginia award

Wendy Welch, author of “The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap” has been nominated for the Library of Virginia's Literary Award in Non-fiction.