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Winds of the Mountain Empire to perform at UVa-Wise

The Winds of the Mountain Empire, a wind ensemble in residence at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, will present its ninth annual performance in the theater of the Gilliam Center for the Arts on the campus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Sunday, July 20 at 4:00 p.m. Admission to the concert is free.

The 2014 Winds of the Mountain Empire Program will feature the following works:
Star Spangled Banner (arranged by Jack Stamp)
Slava (Leonard Bernstein)
English Folk Song Suite (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
Evensong (James Wardell)

UVa-Wise Now One Step Away from Full NCAA Division II Membership

by UVa-Wise Sports Information Management

UVa-Wise is now just one step away from becoming a full NCAA Division II member.

Summer Band Camp concert set for July 10

The Division of Music at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will present its Summer Band Camp concert on Thursday, July 10, in the Cantrell Hall Banquet Room.

The concert begins at 6:15 p.m. and will feature high school students from Central High School, Eastside High School and Union High School in Wise County, Clintwood High School in Dickenson County, J.I. Burton High School in Norton and Lee High School in Lee County.

The performance will include selections by Frank Erikson, Ludwig Van Beethoven and other noted composers.

Murray pens book on Gettysburg

Murray bookJennifer M. Murray, assistant professor of history at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is the author of the recently published, “On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013.”

Governor’s School at UVa-Wise builds sense of community

By Kathy Still

 

Campus can grow quiet in July when the summer lull is in full swing, but not in the Gilliam Center for the Arts at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. 

Cultural exchange, banjo scramble highlight Luxembourg visit

By Kathy Still

It’s not hard to find a banjo in Southwest Virginia, but it can be quiet a feat to locate the traditional mountain music instrument in Luxembourg.

UVa-Wise 2014 FINS Fellows

 

Several students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise are tackling undergraduate research projects as part of the Fellowship in the Natural Sciences program.

The Department of Natural Sciences began the FINS program 12 years ago with the goal of providing opportunities for our students to fully engage in the scientific endeavor in the same manner as professional scientists. 

Staff awards presented at UVa-Wise

 
 

Several staff members were recognized during an awards ceremony, June 21, for their many years of service and contributions to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. 

Rhonda Bentley, Rue Gembach, Janie Hamilton and Martha Necessary were recognized for 35 years of service.

Ray Asher, Glenda Hubbard and Bill Statzer were honored for 25 years of service.

Elizabeth Steele Samerdyke selected to participate in advanced placement program reading

Elizabeth Samerdyke, coordinator for Advising, Retention and Assessment at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, was selected for a fifth consecutive year to participate in the College Board’s Annual Advanced Placement Reading.

Each June, advanced placement teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather to evaluate and score free-response sections of the advanced placement exams. During the scoring sessions, more than 12,500 advanced placement readers evaluate 4.2 million exams.

Blevins receives Southwestern Virginia Technology Council President’s Award for economic development work

Shannon Blevins accepting the President's Award
Shannon Blevins accepting the President's Award

Shannon Blevins, director of economic development at The University of Virginia’s College at Wi