News archive : March 2013
Gov. Bob McDonnell has proclaimed March 12 as Tornado Preparedness Day.
UVa-Wise will participate in the statewide drill. While students and faculty will be on spring break, we encourage everyone to take a moment this week to visit the college website for information on what to do during a tornado. The link is http://www.uvawise.edu/emergency/emergencyprocedures
A mixed media exhibit from Jordan Sandidge will be held in Gallery 121 of the Gilliam Center for the Arts at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
Cameron Johnson, one of the most successful young entrepreneurs in the
world, will visit The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on April 17 to
discuss ways that college students can pursue their dreams and find success in
tough economic times.
Graduate Medical Education Consortium and Area Health Education Center of Southwest
Virginia received three grants designed to improve health care in the region.
garnered a grant to hold an educational event in Geriatric Medicine for rural
practitioners. The event took place at the Appalachian Agency on Aging in
Buchanan County on March 8.
Several women from UVa-Wise drove hundreds
of miles to Memphis just to slip, slide, stride and just plain roll around in
the mud, but it was all for a good cause.
The women, Erin Clem, Carlee Reiber,
Brittanie Jones, Sarah Smith and Nichole Davis and Sydney Pack, participated in
the Go Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run, a female only run for ladies of all ages and
majors from The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will travel to
Christopher Newport University on March 23 to present papers at the annual Phi
Alpha Theta Conference.
Childress, a resident of Appalachia, will present a paper on “Medieval
Ethiopian Slavery and Medieval English Serfdom.”
Aaron Astor, a history professor at Maryville College and an authority on Appalachia’s Civil War, will lecture at UVa-Wise on Friday, March 29.
Astor, an expert on the
borderland region of the Civil War, will speak in the Slemp Student Center’s Dogwood Room at 1 p.m. His lecture, “Rebels on
the Border,” will introduce the audience to the work that has gone into his book.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Department of Visual & Performing Arts is set to present its 8th annual PRISM Gala and Auction.
Virginia Poet Laureate Sofia Starnes is the key
speaker at the spring semester’s Coffee Night, a reading and performing event
dedicated to the poetry and prose of The University of Virginia’s College at
Wise and community creative writers.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s adaption of “Phantom of the Opera” is the spring 2013 production of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Visual and Performing Arts Department.
Webber’s musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and is the longest running show in Broadway history.