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Students hold candlelight ceremony for Taylor Read

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Mar 17, 2015 - NSLS Speaker Broadcast (Arianna Huffington)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:00pm
The National Society of Leadership & Success will host a speaker live broadcast at 7 pm in the Rhododendron Room on the 5th floor of the Slemp Student Center. Tonight's broadcast speaker is Arianna Huffington, founder, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. **Cultural activity credit for one speaker event is available to UVa-Wise students.** **A re-broadcast will be held on Wednesday, Mar. 25 at 6 pm in the Rhododendron Room.** For more information, please contact advisor Stephanie Shell at stephanie.shell@uvawise.edu or 276-328-0216.
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Mar 17, 2015 - Intramurals NCAA Bracket Buster Challenge Registration Ends

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:00pm
Register on the 3rd Floor SSC by 5pm
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Message from Provost regarding questions on the modified class schedule

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:39pm

 

The following message from Provost Sanders Huguenin addresses many  questions regarding the modified class schedule:

 

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Mar 17, 2015 - CSD/SDAB Student Safety Talk

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 2:00pm
The Center for Student Development and the Student Development Advisory Board will host a talk on Student Safety today at 2 pm in the Dogwood Room on the 5th floor of the Slemp Student Center. This event is part of Take Back the Night Week. For more information, contact Tabitha Smith at 276-328-0131 or tsh5d@uvawise.edu.
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Message from Provost regarding questions on the modified class schedule

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 1:39pm
The following message from Provost Sanders Huguenin addresses many  questions regarding the modified class schedule:

Q: My classes are all caught up.  Why do I have to have longer class days?
Presently, we have about 2,000 students taking more than 700 classes.  Each has a unique schedule.  Under these conditions, having every professor independently scheduling two weeks worth of make-up activities on Saturdays and evenings would become very complicated.   In fact, it would inevitably require students to be two places at once.  This requirement would collide with the limitations of time and space, which I have not yet been able to defeat.  Under these conditions, we have budgeted all classes time which they can use to catch up.  Not all faculty will use this time or use it in the same ways.

Q: How do I read this new schedule?
For most classes, it should be easy.  Most are scheduled in one of 20 standard class blocks.  The beginning and ending time of those blocks will change for the five weeks of April.  MWF classes will become longer, increasing to 75 minutes. The break between classes will decrease to 5 minutes.  This allows us to fit five days of class time in four days, Monday through Thursday.  This leaves five successive Fridays in April free to replace five lost class days.

Q: When does this begin?
The extended class schedule begins on March 30 and lasts for exactly five weeks, ending on May 1.  This makes it shorter than Lent, deer season, boot camp, or most Peter Jackson movies.

Q: Will I be penalized for being late to class?
The Department Chairs and I have discussed this issue at length.  They understand that, for students with back-to-back classes, making it across campus may be challenging.  Inevitably, some students will be a little late.  Faculty understand the confines of the time-space continuum and are expecting some students to be late. Please try to be discrete and respectful.

Q: Does this mean that we will have class on Saturday?
Maybe. We have scheduled two Saturdays (April 11 and 25) as optional make-up days for MWF classes. We did this at the request of faculty in courses like Pre-Calculus and Chemistry, who need to cover required material in order to prepare students for subsequent courses. It is up to each faculty member whether they choose to meet on these two days.

Q: I have an evening class, when will it meet?
This is indicated in the schedule.  My Tuesday 6:00-8:45 Western Civilization class will move to a later time.  It will now run from 7:15-9:45.  Moving the schedule as we have has affected night classes the most in terms of how far they have shifted from their original time.

Q: I have an impossible situation: the new schedule simultaneously puts me in a class at UVa-Wise and in a class at Mountain Empire.  This violates the limits of space and time!  What do I do?
Please come talk to us in the Office of Academic Affairs and give us a chance to try to resolve it.  Impossible situations are in our administrative portfolio.

Q: Will you give me a free iPad, if I send you a picture of a cat?
I might, but it would have to be a really awesome picture of a cat.  If you send me a pretty good picture of a cat contemplating the April 2015 schedule, I’ll send you a free tee-shirt that our interns designed.

The following questions all have the same answer:

Q: When the heck will my TR 4:00-5:30 class meet?  It’s not on your schedule.

Q: I have a MW class.  What do I do?

Q: I have a class that spans Blocks 8 and 9.  This puts half my class on MW and half on TR.  What do I do?

A: The short answer to these questions is to ask the faculty member teaching your course.  The longer answer for future brain surgeons, digital entrepreneurs, hedge fund managers, and NASA engineers is as follows: We have only a few classes that do not follow the normal class blocks.  However, in almost every case, these classes commit the space they are in for the entirety of the blocks they cross.  In other words, a TR 4:00-5:30 class crosses blocks 17 and 18 – no other classes will be scheduled in that room during these blocks.  This means that under the new schedule your faculty has a lock on their classroom for an impressive two hours and thirty-five minutes!  This gives them a lot of leeway in how they want to schedule their class.  They could almost show The Two Towers.  It’s best to ask them when they want to hold class.

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Mar 17, 2015 - GRK Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority 'Grab a Four-Leaf Clover' Fundraiser

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:00am
Alpha Sigma Tau sorority will hold its 'Grab a Four-Leaf Clover' Fundraiser today outside the Slemp Student Center from 10 am to 2 pm. For more information, contact Sass Sloce at sss7y@uvawise.edu.
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Mar 17, 2015 - RHA 'Have a Cookie Instead'

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:00am
The Residence Hall Association invites everyone to 'Have a Cookie Instead' today from 10 am to 2 pm in the Jefferson Lounge on the 4th floor of the Slemp Student Center. For more information, contact Brittanie Jones at bsj3g@uvawise.edu.
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Mar 17, 2015 - Day of Service Online Registration Begins

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:00am
This year's Day of Service event will be held on Saturday, April 11. Online registration for the annual Day of Service will be held until March 30. Walk-ins will be welcome but will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis to the various available projects. Individuals and groups may register online at http://www.uvawise.edu/studentlife/DayofService_registration. All volunteers receive breakfast and a t-shirt for participating. For more information, contact Mikaela Logan at 276-376-3430 or mra4p@uvawise.edu.
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Candlelight ceremony in rememberance of UVa-Wise student

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:27pm

Friends, family and classmates are invited to celebrate the life of UVa-Wise senior Taylor Read who passed away Saturday, March 7. A candlelight ceremony is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, by the lake.
 
The ceremony will feature luminaries and remarks from friends, Chancellor Donna P. Henry, Frank Frey and a representative of the Center for Student Development. Organizers will hand out ribbons in Read’s memory and encourage wearing the ribbons for the remainder of the week.
 
A remembrance book will be available at the ceremony for those who wish to share a memory or to offer condolences to his loved ones. The book will be placed in the atrium of the Slemp Student Center for the remainder of the week and will be presented to his family.
 

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Modified course schedule for UVa-Wise classes

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:57pm

UVa-Wise will utilize a modified schedule for the month of April (March 30-May1.) This schedule will add back lost class sessions due to inclement weather closure. Please view the images below or the .pdf here for additional information and schedule.

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Candlelight ceremony in remembrance of UVa-Wise student

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:27pm

Friends, family and classmates are invited to celebrate the life of UVa-Wise senior Taylor Read who passed away Saturday, March 7. A candlelight ceremony is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, by the lake.

The ceremony will feature luminaries and remarks from friends, Chancellor Donna P. Henry, Frank Frey and a representative of the Center for Student Development. Organizers will hand out ribbons in Read’s memory and encourage wearing the ribbons for the remainder of the week.

A remembrance book will be available at the ceremony for those who wish to share a memory or to offer condolences to his loved ones. The book will be placed in the atrium of the Slemp Student Center for the remainder of the week and will be presented to his family.

The event is being held to provide the campus community an opportunity to grieve, remember and heal in honor Read’s memory.

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Modified course schedule for UVa-Wise classes

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:57pm

UVa-Wise will utilize a modified schedule for the month of April (March 30-May1.) This schedule will add back lost class sessions due to inclement weather closure. Please view the images below or the .pdf here for additional information and schedule.

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Mar 16, 2015 - CSD/SDAB Take Back the Night Information Tables

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:00pm
The Center for Student Development and the Student Development Advisory Board invite you to stop by the Jefferson Lounge on the 4th floor of the Slemp Student Center from 1 to 3 pm for information regarding sexual violence. This event is part of Take Back the Night Week. For more information, please contact the Center for Student Development at 276-376-1005.
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Mar 16, 2015 - GRK Pie a Theta Phi Fundraiser

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 11:00am
Theta Phi Alpha Sorority will host its Pie a Theta Phi fundraiser from 11 am to 2 pm in the Smith Dining Commons on March 16, 18, & 20. For more information, contact McKenzie VanDyke at mrv8b@uvawise.edu.
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Mar 16, 2015 - 2nd 7-weeks courses begin

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:00am
2nd 7-weeks courses begin
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Mar 16, 2015 - The Landing Weekly Meeting

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:00pm
Join The Landing by Mt. Olive Collegiate Ministries for their weekly meeting at 7 pm in the Smith Dining Commons. For more information, contact Advisor Brett Lawson (blawson@uvawise.edu) or visit www.mountolivechurch.net.
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Mar 16, 2015 - DFP Weekly ZUMBA FITNESS Class

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:00pm
The ZUMBA FITNESS class is sponsored by Dance Fitness Party. Classes will be held Mondays at 7 pm and Thursdays at 7:30 pm in the Slemp Student Center Aerobics Room (inside the Fitness Center). The class is FREE and is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Come out and join the fun! For more information, contact Charles Campbell at clc5eq@uvawise.edu.
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Mar 15, 2015 - CCM Mass

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 5:00pm
The Catholic Campus Ministry invites you to Mass every Sunday at 4 pm in the Chapel of All Faiths. For more information, contact Rev. Brad Mathisen at 330-554-7687 or bmathisen@uvawise.edu.
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Mar 15, 2015 - BCM Weekly Bible Study

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:00pm
Baptist Collegiate Ministries will host Bible Study every Sunday at 3 pm at the Baptist Student Center. For more information, contact Megan Buchanan at mmb8ae@uvawise.edu.
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