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Irshad Manji touts moral courage, curiosity during UVa-Wise visit

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:26pm

By Kathy Still

Reformist Muslim Irshad Manji discussed her own brand of moral courage at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Wednesday and encouraged others to experience the liberation that comes from doing the right thing in the face of fear.

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Culbertson named Volunteer of the Year

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:45am
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Estate of Carol P. Buchanan named Benefactor of the Year

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 10:32am

Bill Sturgill and Jeff Sturgill accept the Benefactor of the Year award on behalf of the estate of Carol P. Buchanan from Chancellor Donna P. Henry

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'Be-WISE-er Be Responsible' campaign to feature Sterner

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:59am

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Center for Student Development and Athletics Department are partnering with the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, Frontier Health Prevention Services and Planning District One Behavioral Health Services to address underage drinking on college campuses.

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Safe Wise panel discussion set for Sept. 18 in Student Center

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:08pm

The Student Government Association and the Dean of Students are sponsoring a Safe Wise panel discussion on Thursday, Sept 18, to address any concerns students may have regarding recent incidents at nearby universities and missing UVA student Hannah Graham. Campus Police will offer personal safety tips as well. Safe Wise will take place at 2 p.m. in the Dogwood Room of Slemp Student Center.

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UVa-Wise students present at regional Outdoor Expo

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:47pm

 

Several UVa-Wise students will showcase their research on the biodiversity of the Clinch River and their work to boost tourism in the region at the Southwest Virginia Outdoor Expo in Abingdon.

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Barton Myers to speak on Civil War guerrillas

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:05pm

 

 

 

Barton A. Myers, a history professor at Washington & Lee University and a leading authority on guerrilla warfare during the Civil War, will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Friday, Sept.  26.

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German scholar to speak on Jacksonian America

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:00pm

 

 

Jan Hildenhagen, a history professor at Ruhr University-Bochum, will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Monday, Sept. 29. 

Hildenhagen is currently traveling throughout the United States speaking on and researching his doctoral dissertation on classical influences on Andrew Jackson’s political philosophy.  He will present a lecture titled, “Andrew Jackson and the Future of the Republic.” 

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UVa-Wise offers public free trial pass to wellness and fitness centers

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:00pm

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is giving the public, age 16 and older, a temporary pass to use the new Winston Ely Health & Wellness Center, the fitness facilities in the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center and the pool in Greear Gymnasium.
 

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UVa-Wise graduates among lightest debt load in U.S.

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:18am

 

The student loan tally for college graduates has grown to crippling levels nationally, but students who earn degrees from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise leave campus with a diploma and low debt.

UVa-Wise is once again among the top public national liberal arts colleges whose graduates leave college with a low debt load, according to the latest issue of the U.S. News and World Report’s annual college guide.

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Children invited to learn and play at UVa-Wise Funtasia

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:45pm

Characters from childhood stories and fairy tales will host kids for a magical afternoon of games, activities, and crafts during Fantasia on Saturday, Sept. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. at The University of Virginia's College at Wise.

The adventure begins in the Betty Gilliam Sculpture Garden with a book character parade followed by a musical performance from Frozen’s Elsa. Children can enjoy inflatables and collecting tokens to redeem for prizes.

Special theme areas include “Frozen,” “Ninja Turtles,” “Planes,” “Clifford,” “Wizard of OZ” and more.

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Muslim reformist Irshad Manji to lecture Sept. 24

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 11:30am

 

Irshad Manji, a reformist Muslim and founder and director of the Moral Courage Project, a program designed to enable students to make values-based decisions, will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Sept. 24.

The lecture, sponsored by the Colgate Darden Lecture Fund, begins at 7 p.m. in the David J. Prior Convocation Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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Skiena to lecture on Sept. 1

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:58am

 

Steven Skiena, a Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University and a co-founder and chief science officer of General Sentiment, a social media and news analytics company, will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Monday, Sept. 1.

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UVa-Wise offers reading clinic tutoring for K-6

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:10am

 

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is offering an after school reading clinic two days a week for children from kindergarten to sixth grade from 4 p.m. until 5:15 p.m. on campus.

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UVa-Wise to host RTE 23 Music Festival

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:49am

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the RTE 23 Music Festival, Saturday, Aug. 30.

Presented by the Birthplace of Country Music, the festival features four Appalachian music performances.

Activities for children will be available 3 p.m. with performances beginning at 4:15 p.m.

Performance schedule is as follows:

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Henry delivers State of College address

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:46pm

 

By Kathy Still

Photo by Tim Cox

 

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President Sullivan visits during Fall Convocation 2014

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:40pm

 

By Kathy Still

Photos by Tim Cox

 

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan joined UVa-Wise officials Tuesday in welcoming students to the new academic year during Fall Convocation 2014.

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Freshmen Move-in Day brings excitement and mixed emotions

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:31pm

 

By Kathy Still

Ruby Williams’ smile was warm and bright Friday as the Richmond resident and her family made their third visit to The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. 

“I am so excited about this,” she said. “We are all excited.” 

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Papa John’s offers additional dining choices on UVa-Wise campus

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:13pm

Papa John’s pizza is joining Chartwells Dining Services at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to provide additional dining choices on campus.

Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20, Papa John’s pizza will be available on the lower level of Smith Dining Commons.

 Papa John's is the first national brand to join Chartwells Dining Services at UVa-Wise.

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David J. Prior Convocation Center hosts two upcoming concerts

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:41am

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise’s David J. Prior Convocation Center is host to two concerts, Casting Crowns and Travis Tritt.

 C. Group Productions will present an evening with Casting Crowns on Thursday, Aug. 28. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 and up.

Travis Tritt, will perform at the Prior Center on Sunday, Sept. 28. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the concert beginning at 7 p.m.  Ticket prices are $32.50 and up

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