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News archive : July 2014

Cultural exchange, banjo scramble highlight Luxembourg visit

By Kathy Still

It’s not hard to find a banjo in Southwest Virginia, but it can be quiet a feat to locate the traditional mountain music instrument in Luxembourg.

Governor’s School at UVa-Wise builds sense of community

By Kathy Still


Campus can grow quiet in July when the summer lull is in full swing, but not in the Gilliam Center for the Arts at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. 

Murray pens book on Gettysburg

Murray bookJennifer M. Murray, assistant professor of history at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is the author of the recently published, “On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013.”

Summer Band Camp concert set for July 10

The Division of Music at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will present its Summer Band Camp concert on Thursday, July 10, in the Cantrell Hall Banquet Room.

The concert begins at 6:15 p.m. and will feature high school students from Central High School, Eastside High School and Union High School in Wise County, Clintwood High School in Dickenson County, J.I. Burton High School in Norton and Lee High School in Lee County.

The performance will include selections by Frank Erikson, Ludwig Van Beethoven and other noted composers.

UVa-Wise Now One Step Away from Full NCAA Division II Membership

by UVa-Wise Sports Information Management

UVa-Wise is now just one step away from becoming a full NCAA Division II member.

Winds of the Mountain Empire to perform at UVa-Wise

The Winds of the Mountain Empire, a wind ensemble in residence at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, will present its ninth annual performance in the theater of the Gilliam Center for the Arts on the campus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. Admission to the concert is free.

The 2014 Winds of the Mountain Empire Program will feature the following works:
Star Spangled Banner (arranged by Jack Stamp)
Slava (Leonard Bernstein)
English Folk Song Suite (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Evensong (James Wardell)

UVa-Wise offers innovative technology experiences through summer camps

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise offered two opportunities during summer break for students to sample innovative technology during summer camps.

The camps, both sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, provide access to 3-D printers, robots and other innovative technology in Darden Hall.

UVa-Wise houses RAM volunteers


Marching Highland Cavalier band camp set for August 8-14

The Marching Highland Cavaliers band camp is scheduled for Aug. 8-14 on The University of Virginia’s College at Wise campus.
Percussion and colorguard members who will be residing on campus may move into the residence hall between 9 a.m. and noon., Aug. 8. Winds members may move in between 9 a.m. and noon., Aug. 10. 

A detailed schedule for the camp will be distributed upon student arrival.

Any UVa-Wise student or Mountain Empire Community College student with band experience is invited to be a part of the Marching Highland Cavaliers.

Southwest Virginia Medical Clinics fund UVa-Wise scholarships

Southwest Virginia Medical Clinics donation to UVa-Wise
Left to right: Ed Stout, Clara Johnson, Kurtz Alderman, Don Green,
Chancellor Donna Henry, Larry Greear and Winston Ely