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The UVa-Wise Weekly will not be published the week of Spring Break and will resume Monday, March 6.
IN THE NEWS

UVa-Wise students present NASA DEVELOP research

     Satellites and a partnership between the National Parks Service, NASA DEVELOP and other organizations helped UVa-Wise students Brooke Colley and Austin Counts conduct research on environmental issues in the Northern Great Plains and the Grand Canyon.
     Colley used NASA Earth Observations to detect changes in annual snowpack coverage in the intermountain natural parks, specifically in Glacier, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks…

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Governor McAuliffe recognizes Outstanding Faculty Award recipients

     Governor Terry McAuliffe today recognized 12 faculty members of Virginia higher education institutions as recipients of the 31st annual Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research and public service. UVa-Wise Professor Wally Smith is among the award winners.
     The annual Outstanding Faculty Award program is administered by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and sponsored by Dominion Resources…

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Southwest Virginia teachers invited to Feb. 25 UVa-Wise basketball games

In appreciation of the dedicated K-12 educators in Southwest Virginia, UVa-Wise Chancellor Donna P. Henry is inviting teachers from the region to a doubleheader basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 25, in the David J. Prior Center.
“UVa-Wise has alumni teaching in classrooms throughout Virginia, the nation and in other countries,” Henry said. “Inviting teachers as special guests at the basketball game is just a small way to express our gratitude to the hardworking people who make a difference in the lives of our children.”

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VIDEO: Students assist in preservation of Bergin Collection

Brian McKnight, history professor and founding director of the Center for Appalachian Studies at UVa-Wise, explains what students are doing to
aid in the preservation of the Raymond Burgin Mountain Music
Collection.

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VIDEO: The Virtual Library Card series continues

Angie Harvey, assistant director for public services at the library, shares info on collaborative study rooms in this Virtual Library Card clip.

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UPCOMING EVENTS
MONDAY, FEB. 20
BCM Lunch – 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., BCM Building

Art Guild Weekly Meeting – 1 p.m., Gilliam Center for the Arts, room 214

TUESDAY, FEB. 21
Weight 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
NSLS speaker broadcast of Curt Menefee – 7 p.m., Cantrell Banquet Hall

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22
The Gathering Weekly Bible Study – 7 p.m., Chapel of All Faiths
Wesley Fellowship Lunch – 12 p.m., Wesley Fellowship Building
RHA Bi-Weekly Meeting – 8 p.m., Commonwealth Classroom
Open Mic Night – 9-11 p.m., Papa John’s

THURSDAY, FEB. 23
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

FRIDAY, FEB. 24
Weekly SGA Meeting – 1 p.m., Dogwood Room, Slemp Student Center, 5th floor
Pre-registration for Fall – Seniors with a major
Graduation applications due – For seniors intending to graduate in Dec. 2017 or May 2018

SATURDAY, FEB. 25
Spring Break begins – Residence halls close
Teacher Appreciation Day – 2 p.m., David J. Prior Convocation Center (Free admission and popcorn for teachers to both men’s and women’s games)

ADDITIONAL NOTABLES:

NSLS Rada Cutlery Fundraiser – Now – March 14, catalog orders only . Visit https://www.radacutlery.com/content/materials/rada-cutlery-fundraising-catalog-august-2016-to-july-2017.pdf. No sales tax or shipping; add a single processing $0.50 fee to each order; checks payable to NSLS; orders/payments due by Tue., March 14 at noon. Contact: rag9n@uvawise.edu

UVa-Wise Upward Bound program accepting applications

The UVa-Wise Upward Bound program is now accepting applications for male and female Resident Advisors for its upcoming 2017 residential summer program. This is a paid position that also includes room & board for the duration of the summer program; tentative dates for summer employment are May 29, 2017 through July 9, 2017. The basic qualifications for this position are as follows:
To be considered for a position as an Upward Bound Resident Advisor, candidates must: have accumulated at least 45 credit hours by the end of the current semester, and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, and not be enrolled in any college coursework that will be taking place during the UB summer program; tentative dates for summer employment are May 29, 2017 through July 9, 2017.
Not required, but preferred exemplary candidates with a background similar to the first-generation (neither parent has a 4-year college degree), limited-income students served by UB, and/or experience working with students from first-generation, limited-income backgrounds.
Applications and more information are available in the Upward Bound office, located on the first floor of Zehmer Hall.
For more information on Upward Bound, the summer program, and the responsibilities of UB RAs, please see the attached PDF or email jam5bt@uvawise.edu. All application materials must be received by the UB office no later than 4p.m. on Monday, March 6.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Photo: UVa-Wise’s Smiddy now has a “mini-me” on sale in the College Bookstore
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

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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ATHLETICS
Lacrosse season begins Feb. 22

Picked to finish third in the Preseason Mountain East Conference Poll, Head Coach Meghan Dennehy’s UVa-Wise women’s lacrosse team has its sights set even higher as the team begins the 2017 season on Feb. 22 at Tusculum College.

     Dennehy’s team returns 12 letter winners from last year’s 11-5 squad, including a trio of All-MEC First-Team honorees from 2016…

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Cavalier women score season-high 101 points in win at Urbana

     Senior Taylor Sandidge scored a team-high 21 points to lead UVa-Wise to its highest point total of the season in a 101-74 win over Urbana University at the Grimes Center Saturday. All 12 Cavaliers scored in the win as the visitors finished the game shooting 53 percent from the field in claiming a season-series sweep of the Blue Knights…

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Men’s tennis defeats Milligan College 5-4 in spring dual match opener

The UVa-Wise men’s tennis team earned a 5-4 non-conference road win at Milligan College Sunday afternoon in its spring dual match opener. The Cavaliers (3-3) took a pair of 8-5 doubles matches at the top two spots before claiming three singles wins to earn the team win over the homestanding Buffaloes (1-4). Freshman Josh McFadden (Newport News, Va.) clinched the dual match victory for UVa-Wise with a No. 4 singles win…

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Cavalier softball splits home opening doubleheader versus Lees-McRae College

The UVa-Wise softball team split a pair of games at Cavalier Field Sunday afternoon in its home opening doubleheader against Lees-McRae College. The Cavaliers (4-6) picked up a 7-0 shutout in game two of the day after collecting nine hits as junior right-handed pitcher Taylor Brandts (King George, Va.) held the visiting Bobcats (6-10) to just three hits. In game one of the day, UVa-Wise was edged 2-1 in a tight, low-scoring contest…

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Change is the end result of all true learning.”
-Leo Buscaglia

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