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Mike Hurt to deliver Caudill Lecture at UVa-Wise

     Mike Hurt, a native of Pound, Virginia, and a successful entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of HBG Core Holdings, will speak at UVa-Wise on April 5 as part of the Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Lecture in Entrepreneurship Series.
     The lecture will take place at 1 p.m. on the fifth floor of the Slemp Student Center. It is a cultural credit activity for UVa-Wise students.
     Hurt is the co-founder and CEO of ARMS Software, the industry’s leading process automation software company for college athletics…


Affrilachian Poets to visit UVa-Wise March 14

     The Affrilachian Poets, a collective of more than 60 writers, musicians and artists in the Appalachian region, will visit UVa-Wise on March 14 for a reading set for 6 pm in the Rhododendron Room of the Slemp Student Center.

     According to the poets’ website, Frank X Walker, the founder of the Affrilachian Poets, coined the term Affrilachian to describe the African American presence in Appalachia. Walker, Dorian Hairston, Asha French, Bernard Clay, Yvonne Johnson and Bianca Spriggs will participate in the reading. The event is free and open to the public…

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Art Guild Weekly Meeting – 1 p.m., Gilliam Center for the Arts, room 214TUESDAY, MAR. 14TUESDAY, MAR. 14Weight Watchers at Work Meeting – 12 p.m., Alumni Hall
BCM Bible Study – 7 p.m., Baptist Student Center
CCM Bible Study – 7 p.m., Chapel of All Faiths
Affrilachian Poets public reading – 6 p.m., Rhododendron Room, Slemp Student Center, fifth floor
NSLS Live Broadcast featuring Charles Duhigg – 7 p.m., Dogwood Room, Slemp Student Center, fifth floor

Wesley Fellowship Lunch – 12 p.m., Wesley Fellowship Building
Innovators INC Weekly Meeting – 1 p.m., Wyllie Hall
The Gathering Weekly Bible Study – 7 p.m., Chapel of All Faiths
RHA Bi-Weekly Meeting – 8 p.m., Commonwealth Classroom

Multicultural Alliance Weekly Meeting – 6 p.m., private dining room in the cafeteria
Wesley Fellowship Women’s Prayer Group – 12 p.m., Wesley Foundation Building

Weekly SGA Meeting – 1 p.m., Dogwood Room, Slemp Student Center, 5th floor

Sunday Catholic Campus Mass – 4 p.m., Chapel of All Faiths


New student chapter of VRHA forming

The Virginia Rural Health Association (VRHA) at UVa-Wise is a new student chapter of the VRHA which is headquartered in Blacksburg, VA. The Virginia Rural Health Association at UVA-Wise is committed to educating students and the community on issues facing rural health, advocating for rural health, and cooperating with local organizations. The club has many events planned including visits to medical schools with a focus on rural primary care, a roundtable discussion on the SWVA opioid epidemic, as well as volunteering with Remote Area Medical (RAM), the Health Wagon, and other local organizations such as the Wise County Food Bank. VRHA at UVa-Wise is open to anyone with an interest in rural health regardless of major. There will be an interest meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 in the Science Center Conference Room with FREE PIZZA.

WiseHacks 2017, March 25 at 9 a.m., Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, VA

The UVa-Wise Abingdon announces its first annual 24-hour hackathon, WiseHacks 2017. The 24-hour event will be held on March 25th and 26th at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia and is an official hackathon sanctioned by Major League Hacking.
WiseHacks 2017 will give college students (18+) the opportunity to showcase their technical skills and passion for building innovative software applications and hardware hacks. Participants will spend 24 hours learning about new technology, networking with professional mentors and working to solve a problem of their choosing. Whether building a website, mobile app or hardware hack, the goal is to start from scratch and end with a usable prototype to demo in front of a panel of judges.
WiseHacks is a non-profit event that is free to all participants! Hackers will have the opportunity to pick up awesome swag from our sponsor tables, get to know professional mentors from the tech industry, work with cool hardware from the MLH lab and learn about today’ s technology in one of our featured tech talks. Hackers will also have the chance to participate in fun mini-games like cup stacking and corn hole and win sweet door prizes from our sponsors. All of our participants will receive a free WiseHacks 2017 t-shirt and plenty of free food and energy drinks to help make it through the weekend!
If you are interested in learning more about WiseHacks 2017, please visit http://wisehacks.swcenter.edu/ or check out the Facebook Page @WiseHacksHackathon!

NSLS to host Leadership Forum

NSLS is hosting Leadership Forum 2017 for UVa-Wise student leaders on March 26. Registration until March 15. More information is available at www.uvawise.edu/nsls.

Vagina Monologues to be held March 26

A performance of the Vagina Monologues is set for March 26 at 6 p.m. in the Black Box Theater. Rehearsals for those wishing to perform will be held every Monday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the “Black Box” Theater.


The Library has a new display, DYING FOR A MYSTERY, and

enter to win mystery prizes. Investigate the non-fiction and fiction
titles available for check out. One contest entry per library visit and
prizes will be given out 4/3. Take a moment to inspect the new
reference desk. You never know when you might need help solving
reference mysteries!

UVa-Wise student researches academic stress management

     A UVa-Wise student conducted research that has him recommending schools develop academic stress management programs and follow up on how students use those skills during the first year of college.
     Alex Cantrell presented his undergraduate research project to students and faculty on Feb. 20 in the Sandridge Science Center. His research project, “The Effect of Academic Performance and Stress Management on Internalizing Symptoms During the Transition to College,” showed that academic stress could have an impact on internalizing symptoms…


Historian David Blight to lecture on March 31

     Historian David W Blight will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on March 31 at 7 p.m. in the David J Prior Center.
     Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, joining that faculty in Jan. 2003. He is director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale.

     In 2013-14 he was the William Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University, UK. In 2010-11, Blight was the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th century American History at the Huntington Library…

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Men’s Basketball announces summer camp dates

The UVa-Wise men’s basketball program announced its 2017 summer camp dates Friday afternoon. The Cavaliers will host a two different youth camps including a boys team camp and a girls and boys individual camp for ages 5-13. The boys’ team camp will be hosted Sunday, June 11, through Tuesday, June 13, and the girls and boys individual camp will take place Monday, June 19, through Friday, June 23.
The team camp guarantees seven games and features competition from teams in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and North Carolina. A team deposit of $250 is required to register for the team…

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Cavalier softball sweeps Newberry College on the road

     The UVa-Wise softball team picked up a pair of non-conference road wins Saturday afternoon in the Palmetto State at Newberry College. The Cavaliers (7-7) evened up their season record with the doubleheader sweep, defeating the host Wolves (15-8) 6-0 in game one before earning a 3-2 victory in the second game of the afternoon…

” Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

-Malcolm X

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