News archive : 2012

Undergraduate Research student presentations set for Nov. 28

The Undergraduate Research Council is sponsoring undergraduate research presentations by UVa-Wise students Dakota Thomas and Ryan O'Quinn.

”On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Thomas, one of the two Summer Scholars, and O’Quinn, a FINS recipient, will present  the results of their summer research.  Their titles and abstracts for their talks are given below.

UVa-Wise plans trip to Antietam and Harper’s Ferry


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is organizing a tour of the Battle of Antietam and the town of Harper’s Ferry.

Recognition of graduates to be held Dec. 7

The December Recognition of Graduates Ceremony will be held Fri., Dec. 7 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center.  For more information, contact Diane Cornett at 276-328-0285 or


Dec. 7, 2012

Prelude - The Wise Guys

Welcome and Remarks - J. Sanders Huguenin

Greetings - David P. Volk Phillip Blevins

Musical interlude Clarinet Concerto in A major, K. 622, (II. Adagio) - Suzanna Masters, clarinet; David Volk, piano

Cluesman named Mid-South Player of the Week

UVa-Wise senior Chelsea Cluesman is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday, Dec. 3.

The weekly MSC honor is first of the season for Cluesman and the second of her career.
Cluesman averaged a double-double for the Cavaliers in three wins last week.

UVa-Wise-sponsored LEGO Robotics Team featured on ‘With Good Reason’

The LEGO Robotics Team sponsored by The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will appear on “With Good Reason,” a radio production of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, this month.

Chamber Choir to present Christmas music on Dec. 16


The Chamber Choir at UVa-Wise will present a program of Christmas music on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths on the UVa-Wise campus.  The program is free and open to the public.

Fall Choirs Concert set for Dec. 11


The UVa-Wise Department of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music will present its Fall Choirs Concert, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, in the Cantrell Banquet Hall.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

UVa-Wise names Volunteer and Benefactor of the Year

William J. Sturgill and Teresa A. Sullivan

The Estate of Carol Phipps Buchanan was honored as Benefactor of the Year and William J. Sturgill ’56 was named Volunteer of the Year during the 2012 Benefactors Celebration, held recently in the David J.Prior Convocation Center.

Donna Price Henry appointed chancellor of UVa-Wise

December 7, 2012: University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan announced today that Donna Price Henry will serve as the eighth chancellor of the College at Wise.

MEC applies for NCAA Division II conference

The 12 institutions that announced the formation of the Mountain East Conference in August have officially applied for approval to begin competing as the NCAA’s newest Division II conference in 2013-14.

The MEC’s formal application, signed by the presidents of all 12 institutions was hand-delivered to NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis on Friday along with all supporting documentation.