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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.

Highland Cavalier editor-in-chief wins SPJ award

The editor-in-chief of UVa-Wise’s student newspaper, The Highland Cavalier, was awarded first place for breaking news reporting in a multi-state contest Saturday for a 2012 news story he wrote about the sudden death of the college’s seventh chancellor.

Colyer honored by Highland Cavalier Club

Bob ColyerThe Highland Cavalier Club honored Bob Colyer, Sr. on April 9 for his decades of service and commitment to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and its athletic program.

Appalachian Writing Project’s annual Invitational Summer Institute set for May

 

Educators will learn fresh ideas for their own writing and for teaching writing at every level from kindergarten to college during the Appalachian Writing Project’s annual Invitational Summer Institute, sponsored by The University of Virginia’s College at Wise in partnership with the region’s public schools.

Science students to present at forums

 

Several science majors from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise were invited to present their research papers at different symposiums in the region.

Grants awarded at Appalachian Prosperity Project Symposium

Four research teams of faculty, students, and community partners were awarded venture grants as part of the first annual Appalachian Prosperity Project Symposium held at the University of Virginia on Friday, April 5, 2013.

SGA announces scholarship commitment at UVa-Wise

The Student Government Association at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise pledged to endow a scholarship to benefit the College’s student leaders.