News archive : 2011
Sofia M. Starnes, a writer of Philippine-Spanish heritage and recipient of a poetry fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts, will present a lecture at UVa-Wise in April.
Her husband, William H. Starnes, Jr., will also lecture at UVa-Wise in April.
In separate events, the couple will discuss the highlights of their remarkable careers.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Alumni Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the Tavern on Main in Wise, Virginia.
Poets Sofia M. Starnes and Suzanne U. Rhodes are the featured writers for the spring Coffee Night event on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise. Starnes and Rhodes will also present a dual lecture on April 13 at 1 p.m.
Both events take place in the Chapel of All Faiths at UVa-Wise and are free and open to the public.
At the April 13 event, Starnes will address “The Role of Poetry in Creating a Personal Landscape” and Rhodes will lecture on “The Poet as Orb Weaver.”
Brian McKnight, associate professor of history at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is featured in an upcoming episode of the NBC show “Who Do You Think You Are?” focusing on the family history of actress and Kentucky native Ashley Judd.
McKnight’s research of Judd’s ancestry is highlighted in the popular show. McKnight appears on camera with Judd as he divulges details of her family history in scenes filmed in Kentucky and in Saltville, Va. Details of his research and the entire subject matter are kept secret pending the airing of the episode, which is seen at 8 p.m. on Fridays on WCYB. The exact date of the Judd episode has not been announced, it is likely to air on April 8.
State Senator Phillip P. Puckett will deliver the keynote address on Founder’s Day at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on Monday, April 11.
The Founder’s Day ceremony begins at 1 p.m. in the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium. The public is invited to join UVa-Wise as it celebrates University of Virginia founder Thomas Jefferson’s 268th birthday.
Brian McKnight, associate professor of history, will discuss his new book, “Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia,” on April 20.
The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will present PRISM 2011, its sixth annual gala dinner, silent auction and concert on Saturday, April 30, at 6 p.m
The event will be staged in the Gilliam Center for the Arts.
The fifth annual David Tipton Memorial Scholarship Fund Concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15 in The Gilliam Center for the Arts on the campus of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.
The concert will feature the UVa-Wise Jazz Ensemble and Just Jazz, a jazz combo featuring former Powell Valley Band Director Noel Collins and former Appalachia Band Director Bob Ballengee.
The Pre-Professional Club at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise is hosting “A Murder Mystery at Slick’s Speakeasy on Saturday, April 16, with all proceeds donated to the American Red Cross and its relief efforts for Japan.
The mystery begins at 7 p.m. in the Science Center Atrium. Tickets for students are $3 and $6 for others.
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise bands will perform in concert on Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gilliam Center for the Arts
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature the UVa-Wise Wind Ensemble and the Highland Winds. Selections will include works by Ralph Vaughn Williams, Percy Grainger, Gordon Jacob and Paul Hart.