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News archive : December 2013

UVa-Wise sophomore gives gift of life


Many people will give and receive special gifts this holiday season, but Destiny Baker, a sophomore at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, gave a Tennessee resident a second change at life by donating a kidney.

Celebrate the Holidays with 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!'


The “You’ll Never Work in Theater Again” players, a new local community theater troupe, will be performing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, based on the award winning book by Barbara Robinson. Performances will be held at the Gilliam Center for the Arts on the campus of UVa-Wise Wednesday, Dec. 4 and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7.   

Elusive green salamander is abundant in region, UVa-Wise grad finds


Herpetologists may spend their entire careers studying amphibians and reptiles without encountering Aneides aeneus, an elusive lungless critter known informally as a green salamander. 

UVa-Wise holds December Recognition of Graduates ceremony


Chancellor Donna P. Henry conferred degrees to 53 students of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Friday during the December Recognition of Graduates ceremony.

The event, held in the David J. Prior Convocation Center, featured an address by Ruby Rogers, coordinator for the gifted education program with Scott County Public Schools. Rogers, a 1974 graduate of the College, also serves on the UVa-Wise College Board.

Southwest Virginia tourism needs regional teamwork, UVa-Wise student finds

A research project conducted by a student at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise reveals that Southwest Virginia localities have a better chance of cultivating a thriving tourism industry by working in tandem instead of each county venturing out on its own.

Sorahs featured on cover of Bicycling Magazine

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Donald Sorah, a music professor at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and his wife Kelly, a middle school choral teacher, are feature

O'D penned memoir available Jan. 16


Five decades of wisdom as only Professor Michael “O’ D” O’Donnell can dispense will land in the UVa-Wise Bookstore in mid-January.


“O’ D: a Memoir, Fifty Years of Teaching and Travel,” will officially hit the shelves on Jan. 16, and O’ D will be on hand to sign copies. All profits from the self-published book will go toward the O’D/Michael E. O’Donnell Scholarship.