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GlowRage Paint U Party

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 08/16/2015 - 4:00pm

SAB will host a welcome back Glow Rage Paint Party! Come dance the night away as paint cannons spray paint on everyone for an awesome black light effect!

 

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Intramurals Flag Football Registration Begins

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 8:00pm

Registration for all teams open on www.IMLeagues.com/uvawise. All teams must be registered before deadline ends in order to play. Teams typically play anytime Sunday-Thursday from 6pm-11pm.

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Expedition

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 8:00pm

Expedition serves as an all-encompassing kick-off to the UVa-Wise experience for all new first-year students. Named for Mr. Jefferson’s vision of exploration of the western U.S. by Lewis and Clark, it is a three-day extended orientation program that helps new students make their transition into the campus community as seamless as possible.

While summer orientation sessions provided students and families an opportunity to learn more about UVa-Wise, get questions answered and take care of business, Expedition is focused solely on the new students.  Expedition incorporates a multitude of educational, social, community service, and leadership opportunities geared toward student success.

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Move-In Day

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 8:00pm

·       Freshmen/First Year Students with less than 30 hours may move in on Sunday, August 16 from 8am to Noon. Students should check in at their community office (McCraray Hall residents check in to McCraray Hall; Commonwealth Hall residents check in at Commonwealth).

·       Returning/Upperclass Students may move in on Sunday, August 16 beginning at 1pm. Students should check in at their community office (Culbertson Hall residents should check in at Commonwealth Hall; Asbury/Henson/Martha Randolph/Thompson residents should check in at Henson Hall).

·       If you take pictures on Move-In Day or make posts on social media, tag it using the hashtag #WiseMoveIn for a chance to win a Move-In Day t-shirt!

Please be aware of congested traffic in the residential area of campus during Move-In Day and the immediate days that follow. Students are asked that once they unload their vehicle(s) that they move their vehicle to a designated parking space in the appropriate lot.

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Lecture at UVa-Wise on Confederate flag history

UVa-Wise News - Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:34pm

Brian Wills, director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era and professor of history at Kennesaw State University, will visit The University of Virginia’s College at Wise to speak about the history of the Confederate flag.

Wills, who taught history at UVa-Wise, will lead a meaningful discussion on the timely subject that has stirred controversy recently. The talk is scheduled for Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Rhododendron Room of the Slemp Student Center. The public is invited to attend the free academic program.

“In light of recent events, I think it is wise for the College to sponsor an event that can present a meaningful discussion on the history of the Confederate flag, how it has been used by various groups, and what it means to different people,” said Brian McKnight, a history professor at UVa-Wise. “We feel it is important to say that this is an academic program without political consideration.”

The banner that is generally considered the Confederate flag was one of many different flags used by the southern armies during the Civil War. The use of the flag and its changing meanings remain controversial.

About Brian Wills

Brian Steel Wills is the director of the Center for the Study of the Civil War Era and Professor of History at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. He had a long tenure at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and is the author of numerous works relating to the American Civil War, including a new volume – The River Was Dyed with Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest and Fort Pillow. His other titles include:

A Battle From the Start: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest
Reprinted as: The Confederacy’s Greatest Cavalryman: Nathan Bedford Forrest. This work was chosen as both a History Book Club selection and a Book of the Month Club selection. He also authored, The War in Southeastern Virginia, released in October, 2001, and No Ordinary College: A History of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, (2004), both by the University Press of Virginia. Gone with the Glory: The Civil War in Cinema appeared in 2006. An updated edition of the James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., Civil War Sites in Virginia (Virginia, 2011) arrived just in time for the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, and in 2012 and 2013, Brian authored George Henry Thomas: As True as Steel and Confederate General William Dorsey Pender: The Hope of Glory.

For more information on the lecture, contact College Relations at 276-376-1027.

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UVa-Wise earns national recognition as College of Distinction

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 08/11/2015 - 4:48pm

Strong and creative learning opportunities at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise have earned the public liberal college recognition among the nation’s Colleges of Distinction.

“It is gratifying that UVa-Wise has earned recognition as a national College of Distinction for our innovative learning opportunities,” said Chancellor Donna P. Henry. “Our students earn college credit and valuable life experience by participating in study abroad programs, service learning, internships, undergraduate research, and other educational programs that are models for higher education across the nation.”

UVa-Wise received notification of the recognition on Aug. 10.

“Colleges of Distinction is delighted to honor UVa-Wise for its success in expanding programming by developing competencies relevant to graduates’ lives,” said Tyson Schritter, executive editor for Colleges of Distinction. “Active engagement is well recognized as a key to ensuring that undergraduates get the most out of their educations, and it has proven correlation with on-time graduation as well. Students increasingly demand access to hands-on learning, and Colleges of Distinction congratulates UVa-Wise for leading the way in the development of new methodologies that prepare students for the future.”

Schools must demonstrate results across the Four Distinctions—Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes. High school counselors and educators make nominations and each school is evaluated on key indicators including student engagement, student empowerment, and curricular innovation. Colleges that have distinguished themselves in each of the Four Distinctions and that have demonstrated dedication to enriching student outcomes through innovative learning opportunities are then invited to join Colleges of Distinction.

The annual process to select the nation’s Colleges of Distinction also includes a review of each institution’s freshman experience, as well as its general education program, strategic plan, and alumni success and satisfaction measures.

“Colleges of Distinction provides more than just a ranking or a tally of test scores,” Schritter said. “We identify colleges that offer every student an educationally rewarding experience, The Colleges of Distinction have earned solid reputations for nurturing and serving their students across every measure. Like UVa-Wise, our member schools provide the affirming undergraduate experience every student deserves.”

To view UVa-Wise’s profile or to find more information about the innovative learning experiences it offers, visit CollegeosfDistinction.com.

About Colleges of Distinction

The Colleges of Distinction website and e-guidebook recognize and honor schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education. The member schools in the Colleges of Distinction consortium distinguish themselves through their focus on the undergraduate experience. CollegeofDistinction.com provides dynamic college profiles, customized tools, and more for students, parents, and high school counselors. For more information, visit CollegesofDistinction.com

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Summer Session II: Grades Posted by 12:00 Noon

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 08/10/2015 - 8:00pm

Summer Session II

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Summer Session II: Exams

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 08/09/2015 - 8:00pm

Summer Session II

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