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News archive : 2010

UVa-Wise is sponsoring two FIRST LEGO League teams for youngsters

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is looking for young imaginative scientists who are interested in competing for top honors by building a working robot.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is sponsoring two FIRST LEGO League teams for children between the ages of nine and 14.

 The FIRST LEGO League is an annual contest that focuses on a real-world topic related to a science.  The robotics part of the competition involves teams building LEGO robots that must be able to complete missions on an obstacle course. Members also must demonstrate teamwork as they are building their robots and show their ability to solve problems as a team.

Blackburn to speak about philosopher Maynard Adams on ‘With Good Reason’

Philosopher Maynard Adams is the subject of a Sept. 22 broadcast of “With Good Reason,” a radio production of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
 
Glenn Blackburn, a senior scholar at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is the author of  “Maynard Adams, Southern Philosopher of Civilization.” Blackburn will discuss Adams and his philosophy during the broadcast.
 
Adams, a major intellectual figure, is credited with developing a comprehensive philosophy that emphasized man’s search for meaning and value in life. He was a professor of philosophy and civic humanist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the second half of the twentieth century.
 

Jimson Weed submissions for fall 2010 issue due Sept. 15

Jimson Weed, a semiannual literary journal of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, is accepting submissions from local writers for the fall 2010 issue.
 
Those interested in contributing poetry, short stories, creative essays, photography or artwork for Jimson Weed should submit their work by Sept. 15. Submissions may be e-mailed to Ashley Ryan
 at alr4a@uvawise.edu.

Prose manuscripts must be of 2,250 words or less. Submissions from the UVa-Wise community and from other writers are considered.

Software engineering and computer science programs at UVa-Wise receive ABET accreditation

The software engineering and computer science programs at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise have been accredited by the Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. 
 
ABET accreditation demonstrates a program’s commitment to providing its students with a quality education.
 
“The ABET accreditation is public validation of the high quality of these academic programs,” said Sanders Huguenin, UVa-Wise provost. “While everyone at the College is thankful of the honor, we also appreciate the hard work of the program faculty that made it possible.”

Accreditation is a voluntary, peer-review process that requires programs to undergo comprehensive, periodic evaluations.  The evaluations, conducted by teams of volunteer professionals working in industry, government, academe and private practice within the ABET disciplines, focus on program curricula, faculty, facilities, institutional support and other important areas.  
 

2010 UVa-Wise Technology Symposium set for Oct. 7

“Technology from 10,000 Feet” is the theme for this year’s technology symposium, set for Oct. 7 at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
 
The 2010 UVa-Wise Technology Symposium will focus on communicating a "non-techie" view of technology and how it affects the bottom line for businesses and nonprofit organizations.
 
The cost of the symposium is $35, which includes lunch. The symposium takes place on the fifth floor of the C. Bascom Slemp Student Center from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
 

Children invited to learn and play at UVa-Wise Funtasia Sept. 25

Characters from classic children’s books and popular animated television shows are all part of this year’s Funtasia at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Sept. 25.
 
Funtasia, sponsored by the Student Virginia Education Association, the Student Government Association and Student Activity Fees, begins at noon in the Betty Gilliam Sculpture Garden and ends at 4 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be moved to the Fred. B. Greear Gymnasium.
 

UVa-Wise alumni invited to ‘Swat the Wasps’

The Alumni Association at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invite alumni and friends to attend a “Swat the Wasps” gathering on Friday, Sept. 17 in Abingdon.
 

Red and Gray 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk set for Oct. 2

The Student Government Association of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is sponsoring the Red & Gray 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk during Homecoming 2010.

Both events begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium. Registration begins at 7 a.m.

The registration fee is $10, but high school students may register for $5. Proceeds benefit the UVa-Wise Relay for Life team Cavs for a Cure.  Awards will be given for overall male and female participants.

UVa-Wise celebrates Homecoming 2010 Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Reunions, the popular alumni picnic, alumni art show and football are among the events featured as The University of Virginia’s College at Wise celebrates Alumni Homecoming 2010 from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. 
 
“Memories & Milestones” is the homecoming theme this year as UVa-Wise celebrates the 50th reunion of the Class of 1960 and the cluster reunion for the Classes of 1979-81. Alumni and their families are invited to enjoy food, music and fun at the alumni picnic on Oct. 2 at noon on the Lawn by the Lake.
 
Hundreds of alumni from Virginia and beyond return to the campus each year to participate in Homecoming activities. The community is invited to the festivities as well.
 

Prospective students to preview College from every angle at UVa-Wise 360° Oct. 23

Prospective students and their families are invited to preview The University of Virginia’s College at Wise campus from all angles during UVa-Wise 360° on Saturday, Oct. 23.