UVA Wise and Virginia Tech Team Study Mining-Impacted Stream Ecosystems

Fueled by a $700,000 grant, UVA Wise and Virginia Tech will partner to investigate ecosystem processes in impacted streams in Southwest Virginia where salinity has risen as a result of sewage, construction, mining and other activities.

UVA Wise, Virginia Highlands Community College Build Stronger Pathway for Regionally In-Demand Majors

Virginia Highlands Community College students who earn associates degrees in computer science, exercise science or education can now directly transfer to UVA Wise to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

UVA Wise Paves Way for Easy, No-Cost College Admissions Acceptance

A student’s path to apply and get accepted to UVA Wise has never been easier, quicker or more affordable.

UVA Wise Helps Students Kick Off Their College Search

On September 1, UVA Wise will help high school students in Wise County kick off their college search as the College’s football season debuts.

UVA Wise Announces New Library Director

UVA Wise announced today that Heather Groves Hannan, who has successfully helmed academic libraries across the Commonwealth, will join the College on September 12 as UVA Wise’s new library director.

UVA Wise and MECC Partner to Expand College Access

UVA Wise and Mountain Empire Community College have partnered to help students bridge the gap from high school diplomas to college degrees in an effort to grow the educational attainment rate in Southwest Virginia.

UVA Wise and UVA collaborate to train Southwest Virginia K-6 teachers in virtual science instruction

Coral reefs, iPads, and insects oh my! They were just some of top subjects at a weeklong professional development workshop for K-6 teachers to improve science virtual instruction held by UVA Wise and UVA.

UVA Wise Students Experience Life Changing Trip in Greece

This month UVA Wise got a taste of Greek life, just not the sorority and fraternity kind. A recent student trip to the Mediterranean explored beautiful shorelines and ancient history in the cradle of democracy.

UVA Wise Names Next Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management

UVA Wise announced today that Jeffrey Baylor, who has successfully led enrollment efforts at institutions across the U.S., will join the College on July 5 as UVA Wise’s next Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management.

Even the Sky Seems Limitless for UVA Wise Student, NASA Scholarship winner

What do space, coral reefs and soil science have in common? A UVA Wise rising junior’s unique opportunity to explore her horizons.

UVA Wise Holds First Experiential Learning Conference

Educators, students and community leaders came together recently to share the benefits of experiential learning at a new regional conference at UVA Wise.

Wales Educators Visit UVA Wise; Plan New Teacher Education Study Abroad Program

Three University of South Wales (USW) staff spent a week getting to know UVA Wise—its faculty, campus, surrounding region and partner secondary schools—in preparation for a new teacher education study abroad program between the two academic institutions.

UVA Wise Releases Spring Dean's List 2022

UVA Wise has announced its Spring Dean’s List. The 403 students named to the Dean’s List earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale with no grades below “C” and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.

UVA Wise hosts Commencement for Class of 2022

On May 14, 2022, the members of the Class of 2022 graduated with friends, family members, faculty and classmates present. 235 graduates crossed the stage, earning either a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science or bachelor of science in nursing degree.

UVA Wise Announces Wise Native and EarthLink CEO as 2022 Commencement Speaker

Southwest Virginia native Glenn Goad, the chief executive officer of EarthLink, will deliver the University of Virginia’s College at Wise keynote commencement speech.

Faculty Semester Abroad at Oxford Leads to New Student Opportunities

The search to learn from the best led a UVA Wise faculty member on a sabbatical across the Atlantic to bring home new ideas for an international exchange program and student teaching internships.

UVA Wise students help create first eco-tourism guide

A first-ever comprehensive guide for eco-tourism development in the High Knob region is now available.

UVA Wise writing project seeks teachers for newly-funded Appalachian storytelling program

With $75,000 in new funding, the Appalachian Writing Project (AWP) will work with local schools to collect and share the diverse and seldom told stories of the region.

UVA Wise student with can-do attitude helps others say I do

A UVA Wise legacy student has forged her own path by exploring classes leading her to find hidden talents and discover her true entrepreneurial spirit.

Courting the Queen: New Book Explores Persuasion through Elizabethan Lens

Professor John Mark Adrian’s new book, Feting the Queen, explores how communities in Renaissance England used regional assets and performances to communicate their character, as well as their needs, to noble guests.

Jug Band Goes West Brings Home Prize

What do two brothers, a kazoo, an art major, a road trip and a Johnny Cash song have in common? A trio of UVA Wise students driving nearly 1,000 miles for an epic jug band showdown at The Cabooze.

UVA Wise Project-Based Internships Put Minds to Work

A $40,000 cyber grant fuels new student internship experiences in high-tech fields and emerging industry in Appalachia and beyond.

UVA Wise Faculty Lecture Series Brings New Work to Campus & Community

The UVA Wise Lecture Committee is sponsoring a three-month long faculty colloquium series featuring academic research, publications and new projects.

New Center Makes Showcasing Best Practices, Bringing Campus Community Together Fun

A sidewalk chalkboard showcases an example of creative teaching workshops now part of the College’s new Center for Educational Excellence and Innovation created for faculty and staff.