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Move-In Day

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 12:00am
First Year Students

Residence Hall Move-In Day for first year and transfer students with less than 30 hours is Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 8:00 am – 12:00 noon.  You must claim your space by checking in by 12:00 noon on Sunday, August 20.

Check-in locations:

  • If your housing assignment is McCraray Hall, please check-in at McCraray Hall Lobby.
  • If your assignment is Commonwealth Hall, please check-in at Commonwealth Hall Lobby.
  • If your assignment is the ROTC Community in Henson Hall, please check-in at the Henson Hall Lobby.
Upperclass Students

Residence hall Move-In Day for Upperclass students and transfers with more than 30 hours is Sunday, August 20, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

Check-In Locations:

  • If your assignment is Culbertson Hall, please check-in at Commonwealth Hall Lobby
  • If your assignment is Henson Hall, Thompson Hall, Asbury Hall, or Martha Randolph Hall, please check-in at the Henson Hall Lobby

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Chick-fil-A construction to begin soon

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:56pm

After completing lengthy paperwork related to the renovation of the fourth floor dining area of the Slemp Student Center, work will begin later this month on Chartwell’s new Chick-fil-A at UVa-Wise.

Construction will officially begin on Aug. 29. Brett Lawson, director of dining services, said Chick-fil-A could open early in the spring semester. Chartwells officials had planned for the Chick-fil-A to be open during the fall semester.

Lawson said Mondo Subs has moved to the Ely Health and Wellness Center, third floor. Mondo Subs will open on Aug. 21.

Both Mondo and Chick-Fil-A Express will accept meal swipes, dining dollars, cash and credit as forms of payment. Students, faculty and staff who purchase meal plans may choose from a variety of combo meals, which will include an entrée, side item and beverage of their choice.

The new Chick-fil-A Express will feature nearly everything from its original menu. In addition to its signature chicken sandwich and nuggets, the Chick-fil-A menu includes grilled chicken, grilled chicken club, cool wrap, waffle fries, new sauces and salads which are made with fresh vegetables and fruits that are hand-chopped throughout the day. Hand-spun milkshakes are also available in addition to homemade lemonade.

Lawson said Chick-fil-A Express, once it opens in the spring, will serve breakfast? Early risers will be able to enjoy the popular Chick-n-minis among other delicious breakfast items.

“Chick-n-minis from Chick-fil-A and your favorite Starbucks coffee from Books & Brew Café are bound to make the 8am class better!” said Lawson.

UVa-Wise will be one of over 245 schools to have include Chick-fil-A among its dining options.

Other great changes to UVa-Wise dining this fall include exciting new menu items in Smith Dining Commons, Mongolian Grill menu at the Exhibition Cooking Station in Smith Dining Commons, cold brew coffee in Books & Brew Café, and the return of the popular “Happy Hour” in Smith.

Members of the community and surrounding areas are encouraged and welcome to come to the campus to take advantage of the great dining options. Stay informed about UVa-Wise dining services by following them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Positional Preview: Experienced Kickers and Punters Ready for 2017

UVa-Wise Sports - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:29am

WISE - - James Guest has taken over special teams duties for the Cavaliers this fall. The second-year coach will have the duty of replacing all-region kicker Trent Martin who was lost to graduation. Martin finished his career as the school's all-time leader in field goals made (23) and field goal percentage (.742). To do so, Guest will have a trio of kickers to choose from; the coach will also see the return of punter Trevor Owens who saw his inaugural season in a UVa-Wise uniform cut short due to injury.
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Remembrance and Unity ceremony draws 80

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 8:34am

Nearly 80 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Chapel of All Faiths at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Monday evening for a candlelight vigil and Remembrance and Unity ceremony for Charlottesville and the University of Virginia. The University and the city are coping with the aftermath of a white supremacist rally that brought violence and hatred to Charlottesville.

Chancellor Donna Henry told the crowd that she wondered how she could go back to work after watching the news that unfolded in Charlottesville over the weekend.

“I have a strong faith in God, but I worried,” she said at the ceremony. “I knew Sunday that I needed to get a message out to the campus, and I struggled with that.”

She told those gathered that as she watched the violence and hatred, she remembered reading the Diary of Anne Frank as a child. She said she read the book again before she and her family visited the Frank house in Amsterdam recently. While at the house where Anne Frank hid during the Holocaust, Henry recalled how the young girl, who was eventually found and perished in the concentration camps, maintained hope in the midst of unimaginable horror.

“If a 13-year-old girl can be faced with the evils of the Holocaust and still have a positive view of the world, then that is what we all must do here,” she said.

Henry said the weekend’s events made her even more determined to elevate others, and that she would do that at UVa-Wise, at Charlottesville, and at the University of Virginia, where they are still dealing with the aftermath of the violence.

“I promise you that we will stand up to hatred,” she said. “We will stand up to anything that wants to separate us.”

Rev. Beth Tipton with the Wesley Foundation also addressed the crowd.

“We must face the hatred and violence that has taken place this weekend,” She said. “UVa-Wise is a place of tolerance and inclusiveness. Any form of discrimination, hatred or violence is intolerable.”

Marcia Mitchell, director of Student Support Services at UVa-Wise, told those attending the vigil that she was saddened, but not surprised by the events in Charlottesville. Racism is alive, but it was subtle until recently, she explained. She spoke of fear it has caused her about the realities her 18-year-old son will face as a young black man.

She urged all to stand with Charlottesville and with all who hold true the idea of unity against hatred.

The event was sponsored by the Office of Compliance & Inclusion.



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UVa-Wise nursing program gets White Coat ceremony funding

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 5:01pm

The nursing program at UVa-Wise is one of 50 schools of nursing to receive funding to host a White Coat ceremony. The funding for the College’s first White Coat ceremony comes from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

“A white coat ceremony is held to commemorate the beginning of a nursing student’s formal training as a professional nurse as they begin their clinical experiences in the health care setting,” said Cathie Collins, chair of the UVa-Wise Department of Nursing. “It is a reminder of the responsibility nurses hold in caring for patients and their families, as well as being a part of the health care team. We will hold our ceremony in late September, on the Friday before they begin their first clinical rotation.”

APGF and AACN have helped 260 schools of nursing offer ceremonies designed to instill a commitment to providing compassionate care among the next generation of registered nurses, according to a news release issued on Aug. 14.

“Today’s patients expect their healthcare providers to show compassion and engage them directly in decision-making related to their own care,” said Dr. Richard Levin, president and CEO of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. “We are delighted to continue our collaboration with AACN this year and expand the important work underway to reach nursing students early in their programs with a message that compassion matters.”

According to the news release, White Coat ceremonies have been conducted by medical schools for more than 20 years, but the APGF-AACN initiative marks the first time a coordinated effort has been developed to offer similar events at nursing schools. In nursing, a White Coat ceremony typically consists of the recitation of an oath, an address by an eminent role model, and a reception for students and invited guests. Students also are given a specially designed pin that serves as a visual reminder of their oath and commitment to providing high quality care.

“As the healthcare provider who spends the most time with patients, nurses must embrace the need to provide compassionate care as an essential element of their professional practice,” said Dr. Juliann Sebastian, chair of the AACN Board of Directors. “With health care becoming more patient-centered and team-driven, nurses, physicians, and other providers must embed humanism in their practice as a catalyst for realizing the best possible care outcomes.”


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Chancellor Henry statement on Charlottesville events

UVa-Wise News - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 6:06pm
Dear Campus Community, The terrible events that took place in Charlottesville this weekend are heartbreaking and intolerable. We at UVa-Wise stand with the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and all of Virginia in denouncing the hatred, racism and violence that white supremacist groups brought to Grounds, the City, and the Commonwealth.

We send our prayers to the families of Heather Heyer and the Virginia State Police officers who lost their lives as the horrible events unfolded. I watched news reports of the brave law enforcement officers, first responders, and others who were there. Some of the Virginia State Police who were deployed to Charlottesville are part of our UVa-Wise family. We send prayers to them as they cope with the loss of their fellow officers.

As our College prepares for the start of a new academic year, it is important to note that we are a diverse campus that is a model of tolerance and inclusion. Let me be clear; UVa-Wise, just as the University, will not tolerate hatred, racism, or the violence that cast a deep shadow over Charlottesville. Our campus is a place for shared ideas and respect for others. We will accept nothing less.

Let us keep the University and Charlottesville in our thoughts in coming days. We stand with them because we are stronger together.

With regards,

Donna P. Henry

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Seniors Jacob and James Cousins to Lead 2017 Wide Receivers

UVa-Wise Sports - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:35pm

WISE - - When the UVa-Wise tight ends and receivers take the field this season they will return their top two receiving targets from a season ago. Twin brothers Jacob (6-2, 189) and James (6-3, 183) Cousins, combined for 1,111 of the 2,548 yards, nine of the 16 touchdowns and 70 of the 244 catches caught by Cavalier receivers a season ago. Second year coach, his first directing the wide receivers unit, James Guest looks to improve on a unit that combined for 243 receptions last season, the second most in school history.
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How to view the eclipse from campus

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 10:44am

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise did not exist the last time the United States experienced a total eclipse. In fact, the land that is now the UVa-Wise campus was the Wise County Poor Farm on June 8, 1918 when Wise saw 80 percent of the sun covered by the moon.

Most UVa-Wise students will be on campus during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. Physics professors Jan Fiala and Lucian Undreiu have some tips on where and how to view the partial eclipse from campus. They also offer some basic lessons about eclipses.

“A total eclipse occurs when the dark silhouette of the moon completely obscures the intensely bright light of the sun, allowing the much fainter solar corona to be visible,” Fiala explained.

During an eclipse, totality occurs in a narrow track of the Earth’s surface.

Fiala did some research and found that the last total solar eclipse in the US was in 1918. About 80 percent of the sun was covered in Wise during the June 8, 1918 eclipse at 7:32:02 p.m.

Wise will experience a slightly more than 95 percent eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. So where is the best place to view the eclipse on campus?

“Any place on campus with a good view of the sky will do it,” Fiala said. “The partial eclipse will start at 1:07 p.m. and will finish at 3:59 p.m. with maximum eclipse of 95 percent at 2:35:37 p.m. To look at the sun, you must look for eclipse glasses that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products.”

Undreiu agrees.

“Do not, at any time, look directly at the sun,” Undreiu said. “You might be tempted but even a partially eclipsed sun can cause permanent eye damage. Be the smart on here. Don’t stack multiple pairs of sunglasses on your head and think you’re good.”

Fiala has seen a 99 percent total solar eclipse in Europe on Aug. 11, 1999. Even the 1 percent of the sun that is not eclipsed by the moon is not the same as experiencing the totality of an eclipse, he said.

“I have seen a 99 percent total solar eclipse and have to say that what is described by people seeing 100 percent is quite far from what I have seen,” he said.

Fiala said the more he learns and reads about a total eclipse experience makes him want to be in the right place at the right time on Aug. 21.

“To see the total eclipse, one needs to drive about 107 miles southwest from Wise,” Fiala said. “It seems to me that the direction toward Knoxville is the best.”

Undreiu is part of NASA’s subject matter experts initiative, and he will observe the eclipse in a region that is southwest of Asheville.

Fiala said many ask how the smaller moon can cover the sun.

“The sun is roughly 400 times the size of the moon, but the moon is 400 times closer to the Earth,” he explains. “So they appear about the same size in the sky.”

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Summer Session II: Exams

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 12:00am

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Alyce Bryant Joins Athletic Media Relations Staff

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:04am

WISE - - UVa-Wise announced the hiring of Alyce Bryant to the position of assistant director of athletic media relations Thursday. Bryant comes to the College after most recently serving as a public relations intern for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. Bryant has also served graduate assistant for the Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics Department during her career.
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Position Preview: Defensive Line Full of Experience in 2017

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 9:25am

WISE - - With five returning seniors, the UVa-Wise defensive line will look to continue their success stopping the run, a year ago opponents gained just 100.1 yards per game against the Cavaliers' front seven. The 100.1 rushing yards per game allowed set a new program record.
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Optimistic Cavaliers Report to Camp

UVa-Wise Sports - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:12am

WISE - - Optimism abounds around the football program at UVa-Wise. A year after posting a 6-5 record and the program's first winning record since 2008, second-year head coach Dane Damron's crew returns 14 starters for the 2017 season. The five-win improvement in 2016 caught the attention of coaches throughout the Mountain East Conference as the Cavaliers were picked fourth in this year's preseason coaches' poll.
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Cavs Picked Fourth in Preseason MEC Football Poll

UVa-Wise Sports - Tue, 08/01/2017 - 8:30am

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - - UVa-Wise was picked to finish fourth in the 2017 Mountain East Conference Preseason Football Poll that was announced at the league's annual football media day Tuesday. The Cavaliers are coming off a 6-5 campaign and return 14 starters from last season. Shepherd University was picked to win its third consecutive league crown after garnering eight first place votes and 98 voting points.
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MEC Media Day Set for Tuesday

UVa-Wise Sports - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 12:29pm

WISE - - The 2017 Mountain East Conference Football Media Day will take place Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 1 p.m. at the league office in Brideport, W.Va. Fans can watch the festivities live by logging on to mountaineast.org as the preseason poll will be announced. Additionally, coaches from each of the league's 11 football playing institutions will be on hand to give their remarks heading into preseason camp.
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