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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

Four UVa-Wise students are conducting research as Summer Scholars

Four students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise are spending the summer researching various projects as part of the Summer Scholars Program.

The C. Bascom Slemp Foundation funds the undergraduate research. The funds are specifically provided for undergraduate research that falls outside the natural sciences.

UVa-Wise students are latest HAI Research Fellows


Three students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise were recently named Healthy Appalachia Institute Student Research Fellows.

 

Ash Lawn Opera Company and UVa-Wise Music Division to present Susannah

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Music Division in conjunction with the Ash Lawn Opera Company from Charlottesville, Va. will present the opera, Susannah on June 21 at 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theater in Gilliam Center for the Arts.

UVa-Wise receives district advertising award

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has won a Silver ADDY award at the American Advertising Federation’s District 3 competition for the campaign, ‘Are you UVa-Wise?’

UVa-Wise student killed in I-81 crash

A freshman at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has died in a two-vehicle crash that happened on Tuesday, June 3 on Interstate 81 in Washington County.
 
According to the Virginia State Police, Abenezer D. Thewdros, 19, of Arlington, Va., died at the scene, along with passengers Abel N. Ayele, 19, of Arlington, Va., and Alemu S. Ameha, 25, of Alexandria, Va.