McDonnell asks UVa-Wise grads to pursue careers in Virginia

Mullins overcomes obstacles on way to degree


The normal journey to a college degree takes four years, but a series of events caused Kimberly Denise Marshall Mullins to earn her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences three decades after she graduated high school.

UVa-Wise faculty receive Harrison awards

Several members of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise faculty were presented with faculty awards on May 14.
Harrison awardsProfessors Marla Weitzman and Debra Carter received the Outstanding Teaching Award, presented to a faculty member who excels in classroom teaching and who works particularly well with students.

UVa-Wise students win academic awards


The University of Virginia’s College at Wise recognized the scholastic achievements of nongraduating students during the Academic Awards Ceremony.



Schedule set for UVa-Wise Summer Opera Company


The Southwest Virginia Opera Company of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise announces its upcoming Summer 2013 season featuring two one-act children’s operas.

Virginia Governor McDonnell is UVa-Wise Commencement speaker


Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will deliver the keynote address during Commencement exercises at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Saturday, May 18, at 11 a.m. on the Lawn by the Lake.

Highland Cavalier editor awarded SPJ National Mark of Excellence

Jordan FiferThe editor-in-chief of The University of Virginia's College at Wise student newspaper, The Highland Cavalier, was awarded first place for breaking news reporting in a national journalism contest for a 2012 news story about the sudden death of the College’s seventh chancellor.

Appalachian Writers Project offers scholarships

Thanks to a generous grant from the Slemp Foundation and partnership with Humanities Tennessee, the Appalachian Writing Project will offer tuition scholarships in the amount of $450 for young writers who demonstrate need and want to attend the 2013 Appalachian Young Writer's Workshop.

Southwest Virginia teens grades 10-12 (and new graduates) may be selected to live and write at a residential camp at Lincoln Memorial University, where they will work with notable Appalachian authors. The deadline for applying is May 17, 2013.

UVa-Wise senior selected to Virginia Governor's Fellows program

UVa-Wise senior Phillip Blevins has been named a Virginia Governor’s Fellow, which means he will spend the summer in Richmond working in the public safety office for Gov. Bob McDonnell.

Residence halls wireless in fall semester


Residence students at UVa-Wise will have access to wireless Internet service when the fall semester begins this August.

According to Angela Lemke, housing director, each residence hall will offer wireless once the campus completes the estimated $200,000 project. However, the townhouses and the theme houses will continue with independent service provided by Comcast.