Michael O’Donnell, an assistant professor of French with The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, recently appeared on 'With Good Reason,' a radio production of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
O’Donnell, who has been teaching for nearly five decades, discusses his travels, not being ready for retirement and his own mortality with Kelly Libby, an associate producer for the show.
The episode may be downloaded at the 'With Good Reason' web site at www.withgoodreasonradio.org.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has announced its spring 2014 Dean’s List.
The 343 students named to the Dean’s List earned a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale with no grades below a “C” and were enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
Jessica Necessary, administrative assistant for the Visual and Performing Arts department, is among the 2014 Leonard W. Sandridge Outstanding Contribution Award recipients. This program gives members of the University and College at Wise community the opportunity to honor employees who have shown exemplary service and commitment to the University. It is the highest honor for staff at the University and College at Wise.
The public is cordially invited to attend a UVa-Wise Music Faculty Recital on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths on the UVa-Wise campus. There is no admission charge.
D. Michael Donathan, Professor Emeritus of Music, Suzanna Masters, Instructor in Music, Cynthia Mueller, Instructor in Music, and Kathy Stewart, Instructor in Education will perform works by W. A. Mozart, Darius Milhaud, Frederic Chopin, and Johannes Brahms.
A veteran officer who has risen through the ranks for more than 20 years has been selected to head The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Campus Police Department.
Ronnie L. Shortt was named chief of campus police this spring. Shortt has been a member of the UVa-Wise Campus Police Department since 1992. Shortt replaces Steve McCoy, who recently retired.
Several students of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise received awards and recognition during the May 9, 2014 Honors Convocation ceremony. The event was held in the David J. Prior Convocation Center and drew a crowd of more than 400. The following students were honored for specific recognition from the various academic departments:
Business and Economics
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has announced that several students were inducted into various honor societies on campus following the completion of the 2013-2014 academic year.
Virginia Poet Laureate Sofia M. Starnes urged the 313 graduates of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to search for beauty, be sensitive to what is right and to remain faithful to their core values as they build their futures.
Two members of the Class of 2014 were commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army during the May 10 Commencement at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.