News archive : April 2012
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.
The public is invited to attend the dedication of the David J. Prior Convocation Center at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
The $30 million facility, touted as a necessity for Southwest Virginia’s growth, is named in honor of the late David J. Prior, the UVa-Wise chancellor who recognized and promoted the building’s economic development and educational potential.
Pinker, a best-selling author and scientist, and Temple Grandin, an animal
scientist who was the subject of an award-winning HBO film have been selected
as the 2012 and 2013 speakers in the Colgate Darden Lecture Series at The
University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Bruce Stewart, a history professor
at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, will lecture at UVa-Wise on Friday,
The lecture is free and open to the public.
A 15-member search committee has been named to assist in the selection of the next chancellor at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan appointed the committee. Marcia A. Gilliam, chair of the UVa-Wise Board, will also chair the search committee.
The 26th Annual Cavalier Alumni
$elebration will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Lonesome
Pine Country Club.
Wills, a terrestrial wildlife biologist with the Virginia Department of Game
and Inland Fisheries, will give a presentation entitled “Black Bear Ecology and
Management on the campus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Marcia Gilliam, chair of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Board, said it best when she addressed the 250 people who gathered on Wednesday, April 25, to officially dedicate a 78,000 square foot arena in honor of the late Chancellor David J. Prior.
“Today, we are here to celebrate a life well-lived, a heart well-loved, in a place that will be well-used,” Gilliam said. “We are here to celebrate David J. Prior and the David J. Prior Convocation Center.”
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts’ Division of Music at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will present Randall Thompson’s choral masterwork Frostiana in a performance with an orchestra on Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gilliam Center for the Arts.
UVa-Wise students are invited to a public student forum on Wednesday, May 2, regarding the search for a new chancellor.
The forum is set for 1 p.m. in the Cantrell Banquet Hall. Students are asked to come prepared to express their thoughts on the following two questions: