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News archive : August 2014

Office of Career Services gets new name


The Center for Student Development is pleased to announce that the Office of Career Services is now called the Office of Professional and Career Development.

UVa-Wise selected as Partner Campus in Red Flag Campaign


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is now a Partner Campus with the Red Flag Campaign, a nationwide program to prevent dating violence on college campuses.

UVa-Wise successfully completed its first Red Flag Campaign last year. UVa-Wise now joins 19 other Virginia colleges or universities as Partner Campuses. As a Partner Campus, the College has committed to being actively involved in the Red Flag Campaign Advisory Committee for one year.

President Sullivan to speak at 60th Fall Convocation

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will hold its 60th Fall Convocation on Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which officially begins the 2014-2015 academic term. The event features the installation of Student Government Association president and the Honor Court chair. In addition, new faculty will be introduced during the ceremony.

Auditions set for performances to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th B-Day


The theater division at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise plans to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday by performing two of his plays and hosting a ProArt and American Shakespeare Center performance of a third play.

David J. Prior Convocation Center hosts two upcoming concerts

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise’s David J. Prior Convocation Center is host to two concerts, Casting Crowns and Travis Tritt.

 C. Group Productions will present an evening with Casting Crowns on Thursday, Aug. 28. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 and up.

Travis Tritt, will perform at the Prior Center on Sunday, Sept. 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.  Ticket prices are $32.50 and up

Papa John’s offers additional dining choices on UVa-Wise campus

Papa John’s pizza is joining Chartwells Dining Services at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to provide additional dining choices on campus.

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20, Papa John’s pizza will be available on the lower level of Smith Dining Commons.

 Papa John's is the first national brand to join Chartwells Dining Services at UVa-Wise.

Freshmen Move-in Day brings excitement and mixed emotions


By Kathy Still

Ruby Williams’ smile was warm and bright Friday as the Richmond resident and her family made their third visit to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. 

“I am so excited about this,” she said. “We are all excited.” 

Henry delivers State of College address


By Kathy Still

Photo by Tim Cox


President Sullivan visits during Fall Convocation 2014


By Kathy Still

Photos by Tim Cox


University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan joined UVa-Wise officials Tuesday in welcoming students to the new academic year during Fall Convocation 2014.

UVa-Wise to host RTE 23 Music Festival

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the RTE 23 Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 30.

Presented by the Birthplace of Country Music, the festival features four Appalachian music performances.

Activities for children will be available 3 p.m. with performances beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Performance schedule is as follows: