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Men's Basketball Defeats Urbana to Open Conference Play

UVa-Wise Sports - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:40pm


URBANA, Ohio - - Men's basketball opened up conference play on Saturday afternoon with a 71-64 road win over Urbana University (0-4, 0-1 MEC). Going into halftime down by a point, 29-28, UVa-Wise (1-3, 1-0 MEC) used a second half surge to close out the team's first conference game of the season.
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UVa-Wise Drops League Opener at Urbana

UVa-Wise Sports - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:03pm


UBANA, Ohio - - Host Urbana scored 32 points in the fourth quarter to rally by UVa-Wise 71-63 at the Grimes Center Saturday. The win was the first in the Blue Knights' coaching career of Andrea McCloskey who was making her home coaching debut after taking the position over the summer.
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Women’s Basketball at Urbana University (Ohio)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 2:00pm

Women’s Basketball at Urbana University (Ohio) Urbana, OH
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Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 11/18/2017 - 11:00am

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations 276.328.0128 or alumni@uvawise.edu.

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“Top Girls”

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 8:00pm

The UVa-Wise Theater Department presents their adaptation of “Top Girls” as their second production of the season.  This is a cultural activity credit event.

Free to UVa-Wise students & employees / $5 for public

Synopsis of “Top Girls” by Caryl Churchill – Marlene has been promoted to managing director of a London employment agency and is celebrating. The symbolic luncheon is attended by women in legend or history who offer perspectives on maternity and ambition. In a time warp, these ladies are also her co-workers, clients, and relatives. Marlene, like her famous guests, has had to pay a price to ascend from proletarian roots to the executive suite: she has become, figuratively speaking, a male oppressor, and even coaches female clients on adopting odious male traits.

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CVC History Night

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 6:00pm

CVC History Night is an annual celebration of the Department of History and Philosophy to honor retired faculty Bill Maxwell and Glenn Blackburn, and the late Buck Henson and Stan Willis. Funds raised from the silent auction and donations support scholarships and other activities in the department. This year’s featured speaker is Lucius F. Ellsworth, history professor and former vice chancellor and dean. For more information contact Tom Costa at tmc5a@uvawise.edu.

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MCA weekly meeting

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:30pm

Multicultural Alliance meets every week in the private dining room in the Smith Dining Commons; all students are welcome. For more information contact Ahliyah Gavin at acg4r@uvawise.edu.

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FREE FRIDAY-Awkward Family Photos

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 10:00am

Get your friends together for the popular “Awkward Family Photo” booth!

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Cavs Open up Conference Play on the Road

UVa-Wise Sports - Fri, 11/17/2017 - 5:00am


About UVa-Wise After dropping Wednesday night's game to Carson-Newman, men's basketball will attempt to get its first win of the season as the Cavaliers open up conference play on the road against Urbana University on Saturday.
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Crowder- American Prodigal Tour

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 7:00pm

An EXTRA 100 tickets were just released!  Buy them before they are sold out again, as these tickets are going fast.

Crowder American Prodigal Tour with special guest Jimi Cravity and introducing The Young Escape.

Crowder originally hails from Texarkana, TX where he honed his skills as a musician. Just as life sometimes does, Crowder says about his hometown, “you can stand there with one foot on one side of the line and one foot on the other and be in two states at the same time. I’ve stood right there, with my feet on either side of the divide, and you know what? I couldn’t feel a thing….as I grew up, the Prodigal story never really evolved or developed much more nuance than how I first heard it in Sunday school. Seemed like a prodigal was someone who left home and acted out in rebellious ways until thoroughly depleting any and all means of acting out in rebellious ways, at which point the prodigal returns home to a welcoming, ever loving father who is running toward him with open arms, party in tow. Which is pretty darn beautiful. But I think the real story, the one worthy of an italicized title designating the start of a new allegorical tale as told by the Son of God in the middle of a gospel, The Parable of the Prodigal Son, is way more indicting than just calling out a rebel. Turns out the word ‘prodigal’ is an adjective meaning ‘lavish’. At the very beginning of the story, which may be the most puissant, the father bestows his inheritance on both of his sons. Both are lavished upon by the father. To find our place on this planet, here in such a land of blessing, what shall we do with what has been placed upon us?”  Deciding on a solo career, Crowder eventually moved to Atlanta, GA a few years ago to fulfill his dream of entertaining others.  Crowder’s American Prodigal Tour kicks off in July and his last stop winds up in Wise, VA on November 16 at the Prior Center.

Ticket Prices:

V.I.P. Tickets: $75 + tax/handling fees
-VIP Ticket Holders Receive – shopping experience prior to regular ticket holders
-Early Entry forty-five (45) minutes prior to advertised doors
-Post-show Event with CROWDER
-There is no reserved seating for VIP Tickets

General Admission Tickets: $20 + tax/handling fees

Student Tickets: $15 + tax/handling fees

Group Tickets (10+): $15 + tax/handling fees

 

Visit www.crowdermusic.com for additional tour information.

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UVa-Wise Women Open MEC Play at Urbana Saturday

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 4:31pm


Interim Head Coach Elise Clyburn picked up the first win of her coaching career Wednesday when UVa-Wise upset nationally ranked Lincoln Memorial 83-80 in her team's home opener. Five Cavaliers finished in double-figure scoring, led by Bianca Lockamy who came off the bench to net a team-high 13 points. Lockamy did most of her damage at the free throw line where she went 7-for-8 to aid her team to a 32-for-44 showing at the stripe.
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Truck-In Thursday at Alumni Hall

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:00am

This Week’s Food Truck is:

The Morning Star Trolley

Visit The Morning Star Trolley on Facebook

 

Meet at Alumni Hall on Thursdays for fun, food and friendship.

We will feature a different food truck each week.

Follow us on Facebook @UVaWiseAlumni for more information.

All food trucks gladly accept cash or credit.

 

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Donavan Montague Named CoSIDA Academic All-District

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 11/16/2017 - 10:08am


WISE - - Junior linebacker Donavan Montague has been named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District Super Region I Team. An All-MEC Second-Team selection on the field, Montague is the first student-athlete at UVa-Wise to be named to a CoSIDA Academic All-District Team since the College became a NCAA Division II member. The biology major boasts a 3.57 grade point average and is a member of the school's elite Darden Society.
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Men's Basketball Drops Home Opener to Carson-Newman

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:04pm


WISE - - Men's basketball suffered an 88-65 setback against Carson-Newman University on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers (0-3) made just 18-of-57 (31.6 percent) shots, but managed to force 15 turnovers by a strong Eagles (3-0) squad.
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Men’s Basketball vs Carson-Newman College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 7:30pm

Men’s Basketball vs Carson-Newman College Wise, Va.
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UVa-Wise Upsets #24 Lincoln Memorial in Home Opener

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:46pm


WISE - - Playing at home for the first time this season, UVa-Wise (1-2, 0-0 MEC) used a late fourth quarter surge to propel them to an 83-80 win over #24 Lincoln Memorial (1-2, 0-0 SAC). The Cavaliers win is the first career win for interim Head Coach Elise Clyburn.
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Women’s Basketball vs Lincoln Memorial University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:30pm

Women’s Basketball vs Lincoln Memorial University Wise, Va.
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International Studies Forum

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:00pm

Come have fun and learn about Study Abroad opportunities Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:00pm in the Dogwood Room. Students and faculty will be available to talk about study abroad scholarships (Free $ to travel!) and opportunities like the Rome or Medieval Universities trips planned for next year.

 

In honor of our Rome trip, there will be Italian food.  And, to celebrate the Medieval Universities trip, there will be a performance by our own UVa-Wise Madrigal Singers as well as a table where you can make your own stained glass window charm.

 

This free event is open to all students and has been approved for cultural credit.

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“Agile vs. Waterfall: Application Development Methodologies”

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:00pm

Undergraduate research presentation by DeMarcus Edwards, approved for cultural activity credit

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UVa-Wise supports opioid abuse prevention summit

UVa-Wise News - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:15am

UVa-Wise partnered with law enforcement, mental health leaders, state officials and others Wednesday to sponsor a summit designed to help the region combat the opioid abuse in the region.

The event, “Taking Our Communities Back: Synthetic Narcotic and Opioid Abuse Prevention Summit,” was held at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon. The summit drew law enforcement from as far away as Virginia Beach. Officials from various state agencies and mental health professionals attended as well.

UVa-Wise Chancellor Donna Henry welcomed the nearly 300 people to the summit. She said the College is committed to the region, and the summit would highlight the great work many in Southwest Virginia are doing to address the serious opioid challenge. 

Delegate Todd Pillion, who received the Virginia Rural Health Lawmaker of the Year award Wednesday for his legislative work in the Virginia General Assembly, said addressing the opioid crisis will be a priority again in Richmond this legislative session. He said opioid addiction is destroying communities, but Virginia is becoming a leader in addressing the problem.

“We will remain vigilant,” he said.

Chad Napier, the Prevention and Education Coordinator for Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area in West Virginia and Virginia, urged those attending to work together in the opioid fight.

“We are in the middle of an epidemic,” he said. “We have got to work together if we are going to make a difference.”

While law enforcement will always be key, Napier said addressing the reason people use the substances must also be a part of the mix. He outlined several successful programs that focus on helping children, helping addicts recover, and apps that help law enforcement monitor and predict where drug overdoses and deaths occur.

Those attending also had an opportunity to network and discuss what is working and what can additionally be done to combat the crisis. The Healthy Appalachia Institute, UVa-Wise Office of Economic Development and Engagement, and UVa-Wise were among the summit sponsors.

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