Jennifer 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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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, director of economic development at The University of Virginia’s College at Wi
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.
Three students at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise were recently named Healthy Appalachia Institute Student Research Fellows.
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?’
The District 3 award follows receipt of a Gold ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation of Southwest Virginia earlier this year. District winners are forwarded to the National ADDY Awards competition.
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.
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:
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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.
The Business and Economics Department at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise recognized the scholastic achievements of its students during the May 9 Honors Convocation ceremony.
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