The family of the late Michael G. Basham, a longtime educator and superintendent of various public school systems in the region, has established a scholarship fund in his memory to benefit students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Basham, a native of Shawsville, Va., served as superintendent of schools in Scott and Wise counties in Virginia and in school systems in North Carolina and South Carolina. He was a pioneer of education and held a strong belief in the empowerment of learning.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will hold several special events throughout February in celebration of Black History Month.
The events commence on Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths with SongFest, featuring performances by Rev. Jake Ravizee, Changed, Ain’t I a Woman?, Heavenly Voices, Rich & Poor Frankie and others.
On Feb. 12, a soul food dinner will be served in the Smith Dining Commons from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.
By Matt Kelly
University of Virginia
RICHMOND — The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and Dominion Resources are pleased to announce the twelve faculty members from Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities who have been selected as recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award (OFA).
Amy Clark, an associate professor of English and director of the Appalachian Writing Project at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is a recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council for Higher Education of Virginia.
The Hunter J. Smith Dining Commons and Commonwealth Hall, two buildings on The University of Virginia’s College at Wise campus, have received LEED certification for sustainable design by the US Green Building Council.
Five decades of wisdom as only Professor Michael “O’ D” O’Donnell can dispense will land in the UVa-Wise Bookstore in mid-January.
“O’ D: a Memoir, Fifty Years of Teaching and Travel,” will officially hit the shelves on Jan. 16, and O’ D will be on hand to sign copies. All profits from the self-published book will go toward the O’D/Michael E. O’Donnell Scholarship.
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Donald Sorah, a music professor at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and his wife Kelly, a middle school choral teacher, are feature
A research project conducted by a student at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise reveals that Southwest Virginia localities have a better chance of cultivating a thriving tourism industry by working in tandem instead of each county venturing out on its own.