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News archive : 2010

Jefferson portrayer Bill Barker to speak at annual Napoleon Hill Day at UVa-Wise

Bill Barker, known worldwide for his portrayals of Thomas Jefferson, will deliver the keynote address at the annual Napoleon Hill Day at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Cantrell Banquet Hall on Oct. 25.

Adrian to lecture at UVa-Wise on Oct. 20

John Mark Adrian, assistant professor of English at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, will explore the historical basis of local identify, and how it was transformed in the second half of the 16th century, during a lecture set for Wednesday,  Oct. 20 on campus.

The event, sponsored by the UVa-Lecture Committee, begins at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths. “Local Negotiations of English Nationhood in the 16th Century” is the title of Adrian’s lecture.

Holocaust survivor to lecture at UVa-Wise on Oct. 19

A Holocaust survivor will speak about her experiences in two death camps, and the inhuman treatment she received at the hands of Dr. Josef Mengele, during a lecture set for Oct. 19 at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

The UVa-Wise Lecture Committee is sponsoring the event, set for 5 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths. The public is invited to attend the free lecture.

The survivor, who asked that her full name not be used for privacy issues, travels around the world testifying for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.

UVa-Wise Highland Winds and Jazz Ensemble to perform fall concert in Kentucky

The Highland Winds and The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Jazz Ensemble will present the annual fall concert on Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Letcher County Central High School in Whitesburg, KY.

The concert is free and open to the public. 

The Highland Winds are under the direction of Richard Galyean.  The Jazz Ensemble is under the direction of Donald Sorah.

Beatles forum set for Oct. 28 at UVa-Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Department of Visual and Performing Arts will host a Beatles Forum on Thursday, Oct.  28, at 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.


Dr. Carroll Mullins, a UVa-Wise graduate, will lead a discussion of the history of the Beatles and the group’s impact on 1960s music and culture.  Dr. Mullins will also share information about his recent trip to Liverpool and London.

Eastman executive Robert J. Clemens to lecture at UVa-Wise Nov. 1

Robert J. Clemens, vice president of corporate technology at Eastman Chemical Company, will deliver a lecture entitled “Capitalism Meets Social Responsibility: Running a Chemical Company” at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
 
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. on Nov. 1 in the Science Center lecture hall.
 

NASA/DEVELOP project managers to lecture at UVa-Wise

Two project managers from NASA/DEVELOP will discuss rocketry in a lecture set for Nov. 5 at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

“Rocketry in Motion” is the theme of the discussion, which will begin at 1 p.m. in the lecture hall in the Science Center. Giovanni Colberg and Yanina Colon, the project managers, want to involve students and faculty at UVa-Wise in the exciting projects supported by NASA.

UVa-Wise Theater to present ‘Dracula’ this month

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Theater will stage “Dracula” beginning at 8 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the Gilliam Center for the Arts.

In “Dracula,” Lucy Seward, daughter of a physician in charge of a sanatorium near London, is mysteriously anemic. Dr. Van Helsing, a specialist in obscure diseases, suspects a vampire.

The play will also be presented on Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. and on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. Additional performances are set for Nov. 11-13 at 8 p.m.

Mahony is featured writer at UVa-Wise Coffee Night

Catherine Mahony, Professor Emerita of English at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, brings her professional and personal insight into the writer’s creative journey during her upcoming visit to campus for Coffee Night and for a public lecture.

Her lecture, “The Poet’s Muse: How Poems Happen,” is set for Wednesday,  Nov. 10, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths. The event is free and open to the public.

UVa-Wise Theater presents ‘He Who Gets Slapped’

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Theater Division of Visual and Performing Arts Department is presenting Leonid Andreyev’s “He Who Gets Slapped” in the Gilliam Center for the Arts on Nov. 18-20 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 21 at 2 p.m.
 
The play represents the demise of a character named He, and the circus he joins, as he runs away from the humiliation of losing his wife and his intellectual property to a powerful rival.  The play is presented by clowns, and features fire juggling, raucous music and a bed of nails.