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News archive : 2010

Theater to present Shakespeare’s ‘Tempest’ in March

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Theater will stage William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” as its first production in the new Gilliam Center for the Arts.

Spring Swing Golf Tournament set for April 16 at Lonesome Pine Country Club

The 15th Annual Community Spring Swing golf tournament, hosted by The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and sponsored by Norton Community Hospital, is set for Friday, April 16 at the Lonesome Pine Country Club in Big Stone Gap.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with a “shotgun” start at 9 a.m. The all-inclusive entry fee of $100 per participant includes a red tee, mulligan package, lunch and prize drawings.

Sponsorship for individual holes is available for $100. Names of sponsors are displayed during the tournament.

Alumni to discuss 'real world' benefits of liberal arts education March 22

A panel of successful professionals – all graduates of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise – will meet on Monday, March 22 to discuss why a liberal arts education matters in the real world.

Health Summit set for April 8 in Lebanon

The public is invited to join regional leaders in government, business and health in a discussion of Southwest Virginia’s health status at the upcoming Health Summit, set for April 8 at the Russell County Conference Center in Lebanon.

Healthy Appalachia Institute receives National Network of Public Health Institutes grant

The Healthy Appalachia Institute has received a grant from the National Network of Public Health Institutes, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, to foster a healthier citizenry in Southwest Virginia.

Award-winning author Robert Morgan to headline 20th Coffee Night

morganOrganizers of the 20th Coffee Night at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invite artists, performers and writers to participate in the community reading event at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6 in the Chapel of All Faiths.

Writer and poet Robert Morgan will present as part of the Colgate-Darden Lecture Series at UVa-Wise. The Kappa Alpha Professor of English at Cornell University, Morgan is an award-winning author whose best-selling novel “Gap Creek” was the Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year for 2000 and a selection of the Oprah Book Club. His latest book poetry will be published by Penguin in 2011.

Copies of Morgan’s books are available at the UVa-Wise Bookstore. Morgan will sign copies of his works at Coffee Night.

Public invited to Founder’s Day, Gilliam Center dedication at UVa-Wise April 12

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will dedicate the Gilliam Center for the Arts and celebrate Founder’s Day on Monday, April 12.

Poet William Harmon to lecture April 5 at UVa-Wise

Poet William Harmon will present his lecture, “Robert Morgan’s ‘Mockingbird’ in Company,” on April 5 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Harmon, who has published several books of poetry, will relate the history of literary allusions to the mockingbird as part of his talk on fellow poet and writer Morgan’s “Mockingbird.”

Virginia Delegate Bud Phillips to speak at UVa-Wise Commencement May 15

Bud PhillipsDelegate Clarence “Bud” Phillips will deliver the keynote address during Commencement exercises at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Saturday, May 15.

The public is invited to attend the Commencement ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m. on the Lawn by the Lake, adjacent to the Gilliam Center for the Arts.

“Delegate Phillips is a staunch supporter of education at all levels,” UVa-Wise Chancellor David J. Prior said. “He coined the phrase ‘culture of education’ to highlight his strong belief that educated citizens hold the key to economic growth in Southwest Virginia. We are honored to have Delegate Phillips as our Commencement speaker.”

Delegate Phillips is a 1974 graduate of the College. Elected to the House of Delegates 20 years ago, Phillips was an advocate for the development of the nursing program at UVa-Wise. He helped sponsor legislation that provided the original funding to explore the feasibility of developing a software engineering program at the College. Along with the Southwest Virginia legislative delegation, Phillips has sponsored budget legislation that helped UVa-Wise begin the largest capital improvement phase in the College’s history.

Three finalists for UVa-Wise provost position to visit campus

Three finalists for provost of The University of Virginia's College at Wise will visit campus in April.