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Prism 2015 Concert, Gala, & Silent Auction

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 2:00pm

This is the 10th annual Prism concert and will feature music from most all of the UVa-Wise ensembles including the Concert Choir, Highland Winds, Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Quint-essential Woodwinds, Bluegrass Band, and The Wise Guys.

A silent auction will be held during the first hour of the night and will contain items donated by faculty, staff, and community members & businesses. Heavy hordeuorves will be served. All proceeds from the evening benefit music student scholarships and the music program.

Tickets are $35 each.

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360 Campus Preview Day

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 8:00pm

Prospective students and their families are invited to join the UVa-Wise community for the 360 Open House Campus Preview Day!

The UVa-Wise 360 program includes an academic and activities fair led by faculty, staff, and students; a campus tour; information sessions with admissions counselors; tours of the residence halls; and complimentary tickets to a campus event (as available).

For more information, visit www.uvawise.edu/admissions/campus_preview or contact Misty Belcher at mns3v@uvawise.edu (276-328-0102 or toll-free at 888-282-9324).

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20th Annual Community Spring Swing Tournament

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 8:00pm

On April 17, 2015, at the picturesque Lonesome Pine Country Club, we will host the 20th annual Community Spring Swing golf tournament. For the past 20 years, Norton Community Hospital of Mountain States Health Alliance has proudly served as our corporate sponsor. Proceeds from this event benefit UVa-Wise through student activities and scholarships. Make plans now to join the Alumni Association and Athletics deparment for the 20th annual Community Spring Swing Golf Tournament. For more information contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 276-328-0128 or alumni@uvawise.edu

Individual $100 – Basic Fee for an individual player; includes golf, cart, lunch, and chance to win a door prize.

**Hole Sponsor $100 – Great opportunity for companies or individual to show thier support to UVa-Wise.

Foursome $400 – Basic fee for a team of four; includes golf, cart, lunch.

Beverage Sponsor $1,000 – Included Hole Sponsor sign, team of four, golf, cart, lunch. Company name prominently displayed on course as Beverage Sponsor

Luncheon Sponsor $1,000 – Included Hole Sponsor sign, team of four, golf, cart, lunch. Company name prominently displayed on course as Luncheon Sponsor

Flight Sponsor $1,000 – Includes Hole Sponsor sign, team of four, golf, cart, lunch.Company name prominently displayed on course as Flight Sponsor

Benefits (Tax deduction, green fee, cart fee, lunch, drinks throughout the day, awards, fun and fellowship all in support of the UVa-Wise Athletics and Alumni Association)

Payments

Please make check payable & mail to: UVa-Wise Alumni Association Office of Alumni Relations 1 College Avenue Wise, VA 24293

For Credit Card Payments
Contact the Office of Alumni Relations
276-328-0128

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Intramurals SpikeBall

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:00pm

Intramurals SpikeBall

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Senior Andrew Chapman unveils his winning Summer College strategy

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:04pm

UVa-Wise senior Andrew Chapman is graduating next month with a degree in biology and a minor in physics, and he says Summer College classes made it all happen on time.

Chapman reasoned early in his freshmen year that taking general education courses and other liberal arts electives during the two Summer College sessions would be less expensive and would give him more time to fully appreciate the subjects. And he soon discovered that having more time to spend on the classes that were not part of his major gave him a deeper appreciation of classes devoted to mystery novels, economics or German.

“Summer school allowed me to focus more exclusively during the regular semesters on my primary field of study,” the Big Stone Gap native said. “I was a better student because I had more time to comprehend.”

Summer College classes provided Chapman with a great way to pick up extra classes and to save money in the process.

“Being engaged in academic studies during the summer keeps you in shape,” he said. “There is a financial benefit because summer classes are less expensive. Our college is pretty reasonable financially, but why turn down a deal? You can learn something that you would not get to learn otherwise, and it’s cheaper. It’s a win-win.”

Chapman said he never sacrificed summer fun in the process. He spent his free time hiking and enjoying the beautiful Southwest Virginia mountains.

“In many ways, I learned more from my summer courses than I would have during the semester,” he added. “A regular semester can be more hectic. In the summer, you have more time to think about what you are learning, and you appreciate it more.”

The deeper appreciation leads to more understanding, he explained.

“The summer courses made me realize that I was not an expert on everything,” he said. “When you actually start to learn from the classes, you realize that things are more complex. You realize how beautifully dynamic the world is when the classes open your eyes.”

Summer College begins soon. To learn more, visit http://www.uvawise.edu/academics/summer-college/

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SDAB Bi-Weekly Meeting

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:00pm

The Student Development Advisory Board will meet every other Monday at 5 pm in the Ely Health & Wellness Conference Room (1st floor).

For more information, contact the Center for Student Development at 276-376-1005.

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“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:00am

TBD

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“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 8:00pm

TBD

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Cherry Blossom Festival and Orioles Game

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:00pm

Includes:

Hotel (double occupancy)
Bus travel
Admission to Baltimore Orioles game
Cherry Blossom Festival
U.S. Capitol building tour
Memorials

For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 276.328.0128. RSVP by March 2, 2015

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Day of Service 2015

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:00pm

ABOUT
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will host the 5th annual Cavaliers Care: A Day of Service on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

The Day of Service was first held in 2011 as a joint venture between the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and the College at Wise to honor and to celebrate the inauguration of Teresa A. Sullivan as the eighth president of the University of Virginia. In keeping with the College’s mission to promote civic involvement within the community, the Day of Service has become an annual event sponsored by the Office of Student Life.

For 2015 Registration Click Here

REGISTRATION
A variety of projects will be available for members of the UVa-Wise and surrounding community.  Registration for specific projects will be open until Monday, March 30th.  Please keep in mind that a limited number of participants will be assigned to each project. All volunteers will receive a confirmation email with details about their project a few days in advance of the event.   **Organizations:  All members must register individually to ensure we have an accurate count for participants.**

Walk-ins will be welcome on Saturday, April 11.  They will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to the various available projects.

CHECK-IN
Check-in and breakfast for all Day of Service volunteers will be from 8-8:45 am in Cantrell Banquet Hall.  Please remember to dress appropriately for both the weather and the project. Upon check-in, volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, courtesy of the UVa-Wise Student Government Association.  Breakfast is provided courtesy of the Wise Kiwanis Club.

PROJECTS
This year’s projects to be conducted from 9 am-1 pm are listed below.  Please note that some events are open to all participants and others are restricted to specific groups and organizations.  Also note that some projects are located on-campus and others are off-campus in local areas;  transportation is not provided.  Carpooling is available if noted on registration form.

Our 2015 projects open to any and all volunteers include:

  • CAMPUS BEAUTIFICATION (open to all; on-campus): participants will complete a variety of clean up and landscaping projects in and around campus.
  • CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS SORT (open to all; on-campus): participants will sort donated clothing and clean and sort donated housewares for local charities.*Items will be collected on campus March 16-April 10.  in Student Activities Office. Items may also be brought on Apr. 11 to Day of Service check-in.*
  • DARDEN DRIVE CLEAN UP (open to all: on-campus): members of NRHH will work to clear litter along Darden Drive at the front of campus.
  • FAMILY CRISIS SUPPORT THRIFT STORE & SHELTER PROJECTS (open to all; off-campus): participants will complete a variety of sorting and clean up projects in Norton agencies.
  • KIDS CENTRAL KASEYVILLE REVITALIZATION (open to all; off-campus):  participants will sort, clean and restock the self-contained childrens’ learning center at the Norton facility.
  • PET ADOPTION BLANKETS (open to all; on-campus): participants will create hand-crafted ‘tie’ fleece blankets for In His Hands Small Animal Rescue.
  • SWVA REGIONAL CANCER CENTER SNACKS (open to CAC and others; on-campus): volunteers and UVa-Wise group Colleges Against Cancer group will coordinate making brownies and cookies for patients.
  • WISE COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS CLEAN UP (open to all: off-campus):  participants will complete a variety of cleaning and upkeep projects in and around the fairgrounds.
  • OTHER (open to all): use this category to share project information if you or your organization plans to do an on-campus or off-campus project other than those listed

Our 2015 projects open only to UVa-Wise clubs and organizations included:

  • CAMP BETHEL CLEAN UP (open to AHTLETES only; off-campus): Highland Cavalier athletes will complete a variety of cleaning and upkeep projects in and around Camp Bethel facilities.
  • TOWN OF WISE CLEAN UP (open to SGA only; off-campus): members of SGA will work on clean up and landcaping projects at the Big Glades and Gateway Gardens under the supervision of the Town & Country Garden Club of Wise.
  • WISE COUNTY LITTER ROUND UP (open to GREEKS only: off-campus): fraternity and sorority members will work with town litter official to clean up the community.

COMMITTEE
The 2015 Day of Service is being coordinated by a committee comprised of faculty, staff and student members at UVa-Wise. Members of the committee include chair Mikaela Logan, Josh Justice, Kendall Rainey, Kathy Still, Rusty Necessary and Whitney Wells.

CONTACT US
If you would like to recommend a project to be included as part of the Day of Service, or to find out more about how to participate, contact Office of Student Activities at 276.376.3430.

 

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Wise County Chamber of Commerce Gala

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:00pm

Invitation only

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“The Last Days of Judas Iscariot”

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:00pm

TBD

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Sara Robinson

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:00am

Poet Sara Robinson to give presentationapproved for cultural activity credit

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Apr 9, 2015 - Chamber Music Concert

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 7:30pm
This Chamber Music concert will feature the Handbell Choir, Guitar Ensemble, and Bluegrass Ensemble. This is a cultural activity credit event.
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Apr 9, 2015 - WF Worship and Dinner

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 7:30pm
Join Wesley Fellowship for worship and dinner every Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Wesley Foundation. For more information, contact Rev. Beth Tipton at 276-393-8958 or btipton@uvawise.edu.
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Apr 9, 2015 - Coffee Night

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:30pm
featuring Sara Robinson approved for Cultural Activity Credit
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Apr 9, 2015 - Junior Art Major Exhibit & Reception

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:00pm
Featuring art exhibits by the Junior Art majors. This is a cultural activity credit event. Light refreshments will be served.
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Chamber Music Concert

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 3:30pm

This Chamber Music concert will feature the Handbell Choir Guitar Ensemble and Bluegrass Ensemble. This is a cultural activity credit event.

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Coffee Night

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:30pm

Coffee night featuring Sara Robinson and Rita Quillen – approved for Cultural Activity Credit

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Junior Art Major Exhibit & Reception

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 2:00pm

Featuring art exhibits by the Junior Art majors. This is a cultural activity credit event. Light refreshments will be served.

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