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.

UVA Wise students travel to Chicago for International Band Clinic

It’s a University of Virginia’s College at Wise music tradition a decade in the making. Students travel to the Windy City for an in-depth, immersive experience in music education and performance each December.

UVA Wise Releases Fall Dean's List 2021

UVA Wise has announced its Fall Dean’s List. The 413 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.

Students Discover New Science on Salamanders

During an ecology class project, students helped discover new science on salamander habitats later published in a Virginia journal last fall.

New UVA Wise Plan Helps Students Build Lifetime Success

UVA Wise is shifting its mission to prepare students not only to land their first internship or job, but to give them the academic foundation for a lifetime of personal and professional success.

UVA Wise presents A Streetcar Named Desire as a part of Pro-Art’s 45th Season

The UVA Wise Theater Department is at work on its fall production of the American stage classic A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams. The production opens November 10 in the Gilliam Center for the Arts Black Box Theater.

New guide puts Southwest Virginia hiking on the map

Whether you’re looking to climb to high altitudes or simply change your attitude, you’ll find no better way than hiking Southwest Virginia’s outdoor hidden treasure—the High Knob region.

“Sang” to Sing New Tune for Appalachian Organic Ginseng Farmers with help from UVA Wise

UVA Wise scientists will research solutions for rural farmers looking to farm healthy and organic ginseng as part of a multi-institutional research group receiving a $455,000 grant from the U. S. Department of Agriculture.

UVA Wise named Apple Distinguished School

UVA Wise is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2021-2024 for its 1:1 iPad program which provides each student and employee with an iPad, Apple Pencil and keyboard in order to bridge the digital divide.

UVA Wise reaches All-Steinway School status

UVA Wise is pleased to announce that the College has now reached All-Steinway status. Students and faculty engaging in a multitude of musical learning and performance experiences can easily utilize Steinway and Sons pianos on campus.

Commonwealth’s Attorney Visits UVA Wise to Celebrate Constitution Day

On Friday, September 17, UVA Wise hosted a Constitution Day event to celebrate the signing of one of the most influential documents in American history, the U.S. Constitution.

UVA Wise to Host Family Nurse Practitioner Program

In fall 2022, UVA Wise will begin offering another educational program to advance the health care workforce of Southwest Virginia. Public health in the region will take another step forward as UVA Wise hosts UVA's Family Nurse Practitioner program.