News archive : February 2013
Welch, author of “The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap” has been nominated for
the Library of Virginia's Literary Award in Non-fiction.
James Kimonyo, the ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda to the United States, will be on campus on Monday, Feb. 25.
Ambassador Kimonyo will deliver a public lecture on the topic of “Rwandan Education” in the Chapel of all Faiths at 1 p.m. WISE DEVELOP is the organizer of the event.
The University of Virginia's College at Wise's education department is seeking volunteers to assist as reading tutors for local Wise County elementary students three to four days a week.
"Volunteers can make a tremendous difference in a child's life by assisting those students who are experiencing difficulty grasping reading skills early in their education," said Jeff Cantrell, UVa-Wise education professor.
"By assisting children learn to read, we help not only that child, but we are also impacting the future of our region."
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has been
recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia as one of the state’s top performers
on the annual Institutions of Higher Education Preparedness Assessment.
Erica Abrams, a language and literature professor at The University of North Carolina, will present a lecture based on her new book, “Negotiating a Perilous Empowerment: Appalachian Women’s Literacies,” Friday, March 1 at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
This free event will begin at 4 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths and is open to the public.
Professor Amy Clark will lecture on "Talking Appalachian: Pride and Prejudice and Mountain Speech," on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.
The presentation, which is free and open to the public, is part of a UVa-Wise Lecture Committee's Special Series on Faculty Writing & Research. During the next two months, UVa-Wise will host lectures from members of its faculty who have been making new and original contributions to their fields of study.
Children are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss' 109th birthday at The University of Virginia's College at Wise on March 1.
The Student Virginia Education Association at UVa-Wise will host the party for children age 12 or younger in honor of the birthday of beloved children's author Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
The Dr. Seuss Birthday Party will be take place from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium. Children must be accompanied by an adult.