News archive : 2011

Sullivan's Inauguration on April 15 to Set the Tone for Historic Presidency at U.Va.

Teresa A. Sullivan spent the first seven months after she was named president of the University of Virginia in January 2010 learning as much as she could about the institution ­– mostly from afar, as she completed her duties at the University of Michigan as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

Financial Aid Workshop set for Feb. 19 at UVa-Wise

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Office of Financial Aid will be hosting a Financial Aid Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 19.  The event is designed to help students and parents better understand the financial aid process and give them an opportunity to electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) for the 2011-12 academic year.

Jimson Weed now seeking submissions for spring edition

The Jimson Weed is now seeking submissions for the spring 2011 edition of the
journal. Please submit original poetry, prose, artwork and photography to the
managing editor, Ashley Ryan at alr4a@uvawise.edu.

Local educators invited to apply for Appalachian Writing Project’s Invitational Summer Institute

The Appalachian Writing Project of the Center for Teaching Excellence at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will be accepting applications for the 2011 Invitational Summer Institute to be held on campus.

‘Music Major for a Day’ set for March 25 at UVa-Wise

The UVa-Wise Division of Music and the Collegiate Music Educators National Conference chapter are inviting local and regional high school students to campus to be a “Music Major for a Day.”  
 

Faculty ‘Lunch and Learn’ presentation set for Feb. 16

UVa-Wise professors Rut Roman and Esteban Ponce will discuss their research and work in the Sarayacu community of Ecuador at the February “Lunch and Learn” presentation.

Alpha Natural Resources makes $100,000 gift to Miners’ Family Scholarship fund at UVa-Wise

Alpha Natural Resources recently presented The University of Virginia’s College at Wise with a $100,000 gift in support of a scholarship program for coal miners and their families.

UVa-Wise Theater to present ‘The Secret Garden’ in February

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Theater will stage “The Secret Garden” this month in the Gilliam Center for the Arts.

The musical will be presented on Feb. 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m. A Feb.  20 performance is set for 2 p.m.

Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. Performances are free to UVa-Wise students, faculty and staff. Reservations are not required or taken.

For more information, call 276-328-0226 or e-mail theater@uvawise.edu.

UVa-Wise music recital set for March 3

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise invites the public to attend the Division of Music Honors Recital on Thursday, March 3.
 
This free event takes place in the Gilliam Center for the Arts theatre at 7:30 p.m. The recital will feature performances by a select group of students chosen by the music faculty from the Fall 2010 juries.
 

Travel to Boston this fall with UVa-Wise professors Wilkey and McKnight

UVa-Wise professors Cindy Wilkey and Brian McKnight are leading a travel study course in American history on Oct. 8 through Oct. 15.

The cohort will travel to Boston to visit the sites of the Salem Witch Trials, the Lexington and Concord battlefields, the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, Plimoth Plantation and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s House of the Seven Gables.