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News archive : 2012

UVa-Wise welcomes 365 freshmen to campus

UVa-Wise welcomed 365 freshmen and their families to campus Friday, August 17 for "Move In Day." Staff, faculty and Residence Life students gathered early to help to help the new students carry their belongings to their residence hall rooms. Upperclassmen will arrive on Sunday, August 20.

Fall Convocation is set for Aug. 21 at 10 a.m. in the Fred. B. Greear Gymnasium. University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan will address students, faculty and staff. Classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

President Sullivan delivers keynote address at 2012 Fall Convocation

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan encouraged the 365 freshmen at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to “study broadly, be curious, dig deep and explore the full range of learning” during their time as students at the University’s only branch college.

Pinker to lecture at UVa-Wise in September


Free reading clinic offered at UVa-Wise

Young students can improve their reading ability at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise this fall. A free reading clinic is being offering for children in grades kindergarten through six.

The clinic offers tutoring sessions each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the UVa-Wise campus in Darden Hall, room 132.

For more information or to pre-register contact Jeff Cantrell at (276) 376-1037 or email

Jimson Weed seeking submissions for fall issue


Jimson Weed, a semiannual literary journal of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is accepting submissions from local writers for the fall 2012 issue.

Those interested in contributing poetry, short stories, creative essays, photography or artwork for Jimson Weed should submit their work by Sept. 17. Submissions may be e-mailed to or Work may be submitted on disk or hard copy to Zehmer Hall 131.

Homecoming 2012 set for Sept. 27-29 at UVa-Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is celebrating its Alumni Homecoming 2012 on Sept. 27-29 with a variety of activities, including a Homecoming football game under the lights at Carl Smith Stadium.

“Lights, Camera, Action!” is the theme of Homecoming this year. Hundreds of alumni from Virginia and beyond return to the campus each year to participate in Homecoming activities. The community is invited to the festivities as well.

UVa-Wise students graduate with least debt among public liberal arts colleges, according to U.S. News ranking

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is the top public national liberal arts colleges whose students graduate with a low debt load, according to the latest issue of U.S. News and World Report’s annual college guide.

Nash to discuss the Reconstruction Era


Steven Nash, a history professor at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn., will lecture at UVa-Wise on Thursday, Sept. 20.

UVa-Wise to host Lorax event to encourage reading

Spark the inquisitive mind of a child while promoting reading initiatives by spending an afternoon with one of Dr. Seuss’ creations, The Lorax, at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The Lorax will host kids up to 12 years of age for an afternoon of games, activities and crafts on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon to 3:30 p.m. Participants may come in costume or dressed as they are.

Study Abroad program discussion set for Sept. 19

UVa-Wise students who studied abroad during last year will share their experiences Wednesday, Sep.19, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.

Several tudents have studied in Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom, and for the first time, Australia and China. In addition, exchange students from Germany and France will talk about their impressions about studying in Wise. The upcoming 2013 trips to Ireland, Italy, Ecuador and Germany will be discussed as well.