News archive : April 2012

Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund concert set for April 20 at UVa-Wise

 

The sixth annual David Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 in The Gilliam Center for the Arts on the campus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The concert will feature the UVa-Wise Jazz Ensemble and the New Virginians.

The scholarship was established in honor of David Tipton, who served as a band director in the U.S. Army and as band director at Pennington Gap High, Thomas Walker High, Powell Valley High and J. I. Burton High.

UVa-Wise to dedicate David J. Prior Convocation Center on April 25

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 and Grandin to lecture at UVa-Wise in Colgate Darden Lecture Series

Steven 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.

Stewart to discuss moonshining

Bruce Stewart, a history professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, will lecture at UVa-Wise on Friday, April 27.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

UVa-Wise chancellor search committee appointed

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 set for May 5

 

The 26th Annual Cavalier Alumni $elebration will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Lonesome Pine Country Club.

State wildlife biologist to present at UVa-Wise on May 2

 

Johnny 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.

David J. Prior Convocation Center dedicated at UVa-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.”

UVa-Wise to host performance of Frostiana on May 4

 

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.

Student forum regarding chancellor search set for May 2 in Cantrell Banquet Hall

 

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: