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Softball vs Notre Dame College (Ohio)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 2:00pm

Softball vs Notre Dame College (Ohio) Wise, Va.
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Michal Seals, Taiwo Badmus Earn VaSID All-State Recognition

UVa-Wise Sports - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 1:58pm


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – UVa-Wise men's basketball freshman point guard Michal Seals and redshirt junior forward Taiwo Badmus have claimed Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State honors
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Softball vs Notre Dame College (Ohio)

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:00pm

Softball vs Notre Dame College (Ohio) Wise, Va.
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UVa-Wise student debunks moonshiner stereotype

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:35am

Julia Maggard grew tired of watching television shows and movies that portrayed moonshiners as wealthy, violent lawbreakers or backwoods hillbillies with no responsibilities. She decided that myth was ripe for busting.

Maggard, who will graduated in May with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, a hybrid of communication studies and business, did her own research for the College’s Peake Honors Program, under the David Rouse Fellowship, to portray Appalachian moonshiners in a truthful and sometimes painful way. She didn’t have to look far to get a start on her research. Her great-grandfather was a moonshiner. She never met him, but she heard the stories.

“There has always been a misconception about moonshiners,” she said. “I wanted to discover what life was really like for people who made moonshine. I wanted to see how they lived and what impact it had on their families.”

Maggard delved into the subject for her senior capstone project. She worked as a research fellow for the Center for Appalachian Studies under the direction of Professor Amy Clark and Professor Brian McKnight and came up with a portrayal of a typical Appalachian moonshiner. She used people from the region with firsthand experience with moonshining. Most were children of moonshiners from the 1940s era. What she found was that moonshining was a crucial economic supplement for some families in the region. Moonshining provided the basics, but did not lead to wealth.

Maggard interviewed a woman in her late 80s whose father was a moonshiner. She spoke with two brothers who recalled their father’s shine business. She also talked with an elderly man who recounted his childhood as a son of a moonshiner. She asked about their childhoods. She wanted to know about their clothing, homes and what a typical meal consisted of back in the day. She got detailed responses.

“I wanted to debunk the myths,” she said. “I found out that they usually had one to two sets of clothing, one pair of shoes that had to last them a year, and the clothing was only purchased in the fall for school. They normally did not often have meat for meals.”

Money from moonshine basically just met the families’ needs. There were no luxury items. Clothing did not get passed down to younger siblings because shirts, pants and shoes would be worn out by summer’s end.

The Wise resident learned that moonshiners formed a close group that stuck together when times were rough. Each had their own special recipes, and they all had to dodge the federal authorities.

“There were always many people making moonshine, but if one of them got sick or had to have surgery, the others would pitch in and sell his moonshine for him,” she said. “A whole group of men would load everything in a wagon and get it to where it needed to go. I thought that was incredible. There was a sense of brotherhood. They took care of each other.”

The steps the shiners would take to hide their stills from the revenuers, the federal agents who worked to stamp out illegal liquor production, also fascinated Maggard.

“They had to hide the stills in the woods where there was a good water source,” she said. It had to be hid hard enough to keep others away but easy enough for them to make a run of moonshine. After one or two runs, they would have to move the still and find another location.”

Smoke was the main reason moonshiners were caught, so they used birch wood as a fuel source because it emitted less noticeable smoke. Maggard said the entire process was pure craftsmanship.

“It was hard work to tear down a still, walk it piece by piece through the woods, assembly it again, carry in the supplies, hide the bottles in the woods, and coordinate with others when it was time to sell the moonshine,” she said.

While some “revenuers” were the enemy, some moonshiners developed a relationship with some and would often get tipped off before a raid. Some of the federal officers would confront suspected moonshiners and tell them they would eventually catch them. Sometimes they were caught. Sometimes they were not. Moonshining was illegal because it was not taxed, Maggard explained.

“These people were criminalized for tax purposes,” she said. “These people were hunted down and imprisoned for taxes, and they were not living well-to-do lives. They were trying to survive.”

The research touched Maggard in many ways.

“I learned that I should take a lot of pride in my heritage,” Maggard said. “They were trying to survive and to provide for their families, and they did it successfully. The research made me feel closer to them. I never even got a chance to meet my grandfather and this helped me learn about him and my great-grandfather. I felt closer to my family.”

 

 

 

 

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Free Friday

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:00am

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22nd annual Community Spring Swing Golf Tournament

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:00am

On April 21, 2017 at the picturesque Lonesome Pine Country Club the Alumni Association will host the 22nd annual Community Spring Swing Golf Tournament.  For over 20 years Norton Community Hospital has proudly served as our corporate sponsor.  Proceeds from this tournament benefit the UVa-Wise Alumni Association.  Make plans now to join Norton Community Hospital/Mountain States Health Alliance and the Alumni Association for the 22nd annual Community Spring Swing Golf Tournament.  We are also excited to announce that Freedom Automotive Group will be sponsoring our Hole-in-One contest, and that the first lucky winner will drive away in a brand new car!

The tournament is limited to the first 36 teams that register, and the deadline for registration is April 14, 2017. For your convenience, you may register and pay your fees online here, or you can print and mail the registration form to the alumni office with your check.  Registrations received after April 14, 2017 will be subject to space and cart availability.  For more information please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 276-328-0128 or alumni@uvawise.edu.

PLAYER AND TEAM REGISTRATION:

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

Foursome $400 – Basic fee for a team of four includes golf, cart, lunch for each player and chance to win a door prize.

SPONSORSHIPS:

Junior Corporate Sponsor (multiple available) $2,000 – As the junior corporate sponsor of the 22nd Annual UVa-Wise – Community Spring Swing, your company is assured high visibility with billing below and subordinate to the Title Sponsor before, during and after the tournament.  Includes one corporate banner prominently displayed at the tournament, sponsor name and logo on tournament banner, two on-course tee signs, recognition at awards ceremony, sponsor name and logo on day of tournament information, recognition on the UVa-Wise Alumni Association e-Newsletter with a link to sponsor’s website, opportunity to display promotional material or provide samples on day of tournament to all players, team of four with golf, cart, lunch and chance to win a door prize.

Luncheon Sponsor $1,000 [SOLD] Includes your company name prominently displayed on course as Luncheon Sponsor, opportunity to provide your company swag to players, may have employees hosting the lunch tent – great networking opportunity, recognition at awards ceremony, recognition on UVa-Wise Alumni Association e-Newsletter with a link to sponsor’s website, team of four, golf, cart, lunch and chance to win a door prize.

Flag Sponsor $1000 [SOLD] – Includes Sponsor’s name/logo on flags at each green, sponsor name and logo on day of tournament information, recognition at awards ceremony, recognition on UVa-Wise Alumni Association e-Newsletter with a link to sponsor’s website.

Beat the Pro Sponsor $1000 – Sponsor the appearance of the club assistant professional who will challenge all players on a Par 3 to get closer to the pin for prizes, tee sign at Beat The Pro contest hole, sponsor name and logo on day of tournament information, recognition at awards ceremony, recognition on UVa-Wise Alumni Association e-Newsletter with a link to sponsor’s website.

Beverage Sponsor $500 Includes sponsor name and logo on tournament information, sponsor signage displayed on course as Beverage Sponsor, sponsor name and logo on beverage cart, opportunity to provide your company swag to players..

Photography Sponsor $500 – Includes sponsor name and logo on tournament information, one on-course tee sign, opportunity to provide your company swag to players, recognition at awards ceremony, sponsor name/logo on all players photo frames.

 Snack Sponsor $250 – Includes sponsor name on day of tournament information, each player will receive a snack bag that will include sponsor logo on a sticker (sponsor provides), option to deliver snacks to players half way through tournament, tournament will purchase snacks.

Hole Sponsor (multiple available) $100 Includes sponsor name on day of tournament information and a hole sponsor sign displayed on course.

Individual Prize Sponsors $100 (Women’s KP/Men’s KP and Women’s long drive/Men’s long drive) – Includes sponsor name on day of tournament information, sponsor name and logo signage at the hole, may award prize to winner at awards ceremony, tournament provides prize.

 REGISTER HERE

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Cavs and Golden Eagles Split Baseball Doubleheader

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:22pm


WISE - - UVa-Wise overcame a six-run deficit to claim a 12-10 win in game one before Charleston scored twice in its final trip to the plate in the finale to earn a 5-4 win and earn a doubleheader split. With the split, Charleston remains two games up of UVa-Wise for third place in the Mountain East Conference Southern Division standings.
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Softball Picks up Two against Urbana University Thursday Evening

UVa-Wise Sports - Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:08pm


WISE, Va. – The UVa-Wise softball team swept visiting Urbana University in Mountain East Conference play Thursday evening at Cavalier Field
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Men's Golf Finishes Sixth at Ohio Valley

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 5:23pm


BELPRE, Ohio - -  Behind freshman Alex Arnold's third place finish, UVa-Wise came in sixth at the Ohio Valley Spring Championship hosted by the Oxbow Golf Course. Arnold opened the tournament with a 69 before finishing the two-day tournament with a score of 144 (+4). As a team, the Cavaliers posted a score of 615, Malone University took home the team title with a two-day tally of 575.
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Women's Golf Wraps up Season with Title in OVU Invitational

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 4:27pm


BELPRE, Ohio - -  The UVa-Wise women's golf team finished the 2017 spring season with a bang as the Cavaliers shot a 353 on day two of the Ohio Valley University Women's Invitational to take home the team trophy with a two-day to total of 712. The 353 was the lowest round score of any of the teams in the tournament and allowed Head Coach Drew Absher's team to move from third to first and capture the crown.
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Weather Alters Weekend Baseball Schedule

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:17pm


WISE - - Due to this weekend's weather forecast, officials have moved the Mountain East Conference baseball doubleheader between UVa-Wise and Charleston. Originally slated for Saturday and Sunday, the four game series will now be played Thursday and Monday at UVa-Wise's Stallard Field.
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Softball Appears in NCAA Regional Rankings for First Time in Program History

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:39pm


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The UVa-Wise softball team is ranked No. 8 in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region with the first regional rankings of the season released Wednesday afternoon
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Cavalier Softball’s Weekend Schedule Altered Due to Forecasted Weather

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 11:12am


WISE, Va. – The UVa-Wise softball team's Mountain East Conference home doubleheaders with Urbana University and Notre Dame College have been moved up to Thursday and Friday due to forecasted heavy rain and thunderstorms this weekend
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Taylor Brandts Garners NFCA National Pitcher of the Week Honors

UVa-Wise Sports - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:16am


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – UVa-Wise softball's Taylor Brandts has been named Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division II National Pitcher of the Week, the organization announced Wednesday afternoon
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Chamber Music Concert I

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:30pm

The UVa-Wise Hand Bell Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Bluegrass Ensemble, and The Wise Guys will perform for this concert.  Cultural activity credit is available.

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Intramural Sand Volleyball

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 5:00pm

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Delegate Kilgore is UVa-Wise Commencement 2017 speaker

UVa-Wise News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:11pm

Delegate Terry Kilgore has been selected as the 2017 Commencement speaker at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Commencement is set for May 6, at 11 a.m., in the David J. Prior Convocation Center on campus.

Delegate Terry G. Kilgore began serving in the Virginia General Assembly in 1994. The Scott County native represents the 1st Legislative District in the House of Delegates.

Kilgore, a 1983 graduate of Clinch Valley College, later named The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, received his juris doctorate from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. He practices law in Gate City.

He has made education, economic development and jobs priorities during his tenure in the nation’s oldest legislative bodies. Kilgore serves on the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and serves as chair of the House Commerce and Labor Committee. He also serves on the House Courts of Justice and Rules committees.

The lawmaker serves on the Appalachian Region Interstate Compact Commission, Coal and Energy Commission Uranium Mining Subcommittee, Coal and Energy, Virginia Commission on Electric Utility Regulation, Commission on Growth and Opportunity Board, Judicial Panel, Southwest Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, Southwest Virginia Health Authority, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center Board of Trustees, Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium, Wireless Communications Infrastructure Group, and Joint Subcommittees of House Commerce and Labor, Senate commerce and Labor and Senate General Laws and Technology.

Kilgore and his wife, Debbie, have two children, Kayla and Kyle.

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Fastpitch News Names Taylor Brandts Pitcher of the Week

UVa-Wise Sports - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 7:51am


WISE, Va. – For the second consecutive week Fastpitch News (FPN) has named junior right-hander Taylor Brandts national pitcher of the week, the media outlet announced Tuesday morning
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Handsome Naked Concert

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 9:00pm

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Taylor Brandts Earns MEC Honors of Second Consecutive Week

UVa-Wise Sports - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:03am


WISE, Va. – For the second straight week junior right-hander Taylor Brandts has been selected as Mountain East Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon
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