News archive : April 2012
Two Highland Cavalier student editors were awarded third place for sports writing in a regional contest Saturday for a 2011 sports story the pair penned together, officials announced today.
The Sept. 23 Highland Cavalier story “Cavs Sting Wasps, 33-30” recounted one of the most dramatic comebacks in the school’s football program history when the team won 33-30 over rival Emory & Henry, in what was likely the last meeting of the Southwest Virginia Bowl, a 17-year rivalry between the two schools.
Jordan Fifer and Jordan Childress shared a byline on the front page story.
The Division of Music of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will present its annual spring band concert on Monday, April 16, 2012.
Ron Eller, a professor at the University of Kentucky, whom many consider the premier mind in the history of modern Appalachia, is lecturing at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Thursday, April 5.
The Blueprint for Entrepreneurial Growth and Economic Prosperity in Southwest Virginia, a community-based initiative designed to promote entrepreneurial activity in the region, has been released.
The Blueprint, supported by the Virginia Coalfield Coalition and Appalachian Ventures, was developed toinspire collective action, impact policy, foster regional networks, build on the region’s remarkable assets and to seek new investment.
Debbie L. Sydow, a 1985 graduate of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is the featured speaker for the spring Alumni Lecture Series at UVa-Wise.
The public is invited to the lecture, which is set for Monday, April 9, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.
Betsy Sholl, former poet laureate of Maine, is the featured writer at Coffee Night, a reading and performing event dedicated to the poetry and prose of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and its community.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Department of Visual and Performing Arts will present “An American Main Street,” the theme for the Seventh Annual Prism Gala and Auction on April 21 at 6 p.m. in the Convocation Center.
The event will feature various types of Americana music.
Bill Barker, known worldwide for his portrayals of Thomas Jefferson, will deliver the keynote address on Founder’s Day at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Friday, April 13, at 1 p.m. in the Fred. B. Greear Gymnasium.
Brian Wills, a former
professor at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise and current director
of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era at Kennesaw State University
in Georgia, will lecture at UVa-Wise on Thursday, April 19.