News archive : March 2014

UVa-Wise to host 'Take Back the Night' event


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host “Take Back the Night” on Wednesday, March 19, to bring awareness for sexual violence and to support survivors in their healing process.

UVa-Wise Spring Concert set for March 31



The UVa-Wise Wind Ensemble and the Highland Winds Concert Band will present their annual spring concert on Monday, March 31 in the David J. Prior Convocation Center. 

Wise Guys and Bluegrass Band to perform in Luxembourg


Two bands from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will travel to the University of Luxembourg in June to perform at the third annual Transatlantic Dialogue Conference.

The Wise Guys and the Bluegrass Band are featured performers on June 5 at an outdoor stage in the heart of Luxembourg. The trip marks the first time that a group has performed outside of the United States.

South-West Insurance continues student support at UVa-Wise



South-West Insurance, a strong supporter of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, recently made another contribution to a scholarship fund that helps student athletes.

The local company established the South-West Insurance Agency Scholarship Fund in 2002 to assist students participating in intercollegiate athletics at UVa-Wise. The scholarship is awarded to students from local schools.

Cyber security blogger Brian Krebs to lecture March 20


Brian Krebs, author and cyber security blogger, will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on March 20 at 7 p.m. as part of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science’s Digital Rebels Speaker Series.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the lecture hall of the Leonard W. Sandridge Science Center.

Lonesome Pine Regional Library hosts True Grit Panel Discussion to celebrate The Big Read

Lonesome Pine Regional Library will present a True Grit Panel Discussion on Wednesday, April 9 at 1 p.m. as part of The Big Read celebration. 

Five receive Tice awards


Five students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise were honored with the Tice Total Achievement Award during the annual Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon on March 22. 

Destiny Baker, Lyndra Frimpong, Dakota Hill, Erin Lee and Elizabeth Sandoz were each presented with a certificate of recognition and a $1,000 award. 

Civil War historian to speak at UVa-Wise



Civil War historian Anne Marshall will speak at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. in the Slemp Student Center. The event, which takes place in the Rhododendron Room, is free and open to the public. 

Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert set for April 28

Tipton Scholarship winner

Pictured: Michael Cox, Donnie Sorah, Angie Tipton, Richard Galyean, Jessie O'Quinn and Suzanna Masters

Eller to help UVa-Wise introduce Center for Appalachian Studies on April 8

Ron Eller, a leading authority on Appalachian history, will help The University of Virginia’s College at Wise welcome its new Center for Appalachian Studies to the campus and the region on Tuesday, April 8.

Eller, the former director of the University of Kentucky’s Appalachian Center, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Dogwood Room at the Slemp Student Center. The title of his lecture is “The Value of Place in a Modern World.”