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Alumni Basketball Homecoming and Senior Day 2017

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 3:00pm

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Alumni Association welcomes alumni to Basketball Homecoming and Senior Day 2017.

Light refreshments will be served in the Chancellor’s Suite from 2-4 p.m.

UVa-Wise Women vs. West Liberty University – 2 p.m.

UVa-Wise Men vs. West Liberty University – 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 276-328-0128.

 

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Women’s Basketball vs West Liberty University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 3:00pm

Women’s Basketball vs West Liberty University Wise, Va.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Softball at Lenoir-Rhyne University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 2:00pm

Softball at Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory, N.C.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Baseball at Carson-Newman College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/11/2017 - 1:00pm

Baseball at Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, Tenn.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Menefee featured NSLS speaker Feb. 21

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 5:39pm

The UVa-Wise chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success is hosting a speaker broadcast event featuring Curt Menefee on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. in Cantrell Banquet Hall. The event is free to all students, staff, faculty and the public.

Curt Menefee is an American sportscaster who is the host of the Fox network’s NFL show Fox NFL Sunday. His co-hosts are Jimmy Johnson, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Michael Strahan.

Menefee began his broadcasting career during college, juggling schoolwork with a five-day internship schedule at a local station near his alma mater, Coe College. His hard work paid off as he followed his passion for broadcast sports to Jacksonville, Madison, Des Moines and finally Dallas, where he won four Katie Awards, the Texas equivalent of an Emmy, for Best Sportscast and Best Sports Special. He then achieved success in New York City, where he won an Associated Press Award for Best Sports Reporter in New York and became one of the most popular on-air personalities in the city.

He has had roles as a radio host and play-by-play caller for FOX’s NFL and NFL Europe League coverage before moving to his current position in 2006. Menefee has also been the play-by-play announcer for Showtime’s ShoBox: The New Generation, the network’s program focused on most promising prospects in boxing. With additional appearances on MLB, UEFA Champions League, and International Boxing Organization broadcasts, Menefee has amassed a list of credentials rivaling anyone in the industry.

Since graduating from college, he has been to all seven continents, nearly 70 countries, and many of the world’s most famous landmarks. With favorite vacation spots including New Zealand and much of South America, Menefee approaches both his life and his career from a truly global perspective.

Live tweet your questions to Curt using #thensls.

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Baseball at Carson-Newman College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 3:00pm

Baseball at Carson-Newman College Jefferson City, Tenn.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Men’s Basketball vs Wheeling Jesuit University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 8:30pm

Men’s Basketball vs Wheeling Jesuit University Wise, Va.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Women’s Basketball vs Wheeling Jesuit University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:30pm

Women’s Basketball vs Wheeling Jesuit University Wise, Va.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Softball at Lincoln Memorial University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 4:00pm

Softball at Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tenn.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Softball at Lincoln Memorial University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:00pm

Softball at Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, Tenn.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Intramural Ping Pong

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 7:00pm

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Intramural Ping Pong

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 2:00pm

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Historian David Blight to lecture on March 31

UVa-Wise News - Wed, 02/08/2017 - 11:22am

Historian David W Blight will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise on March 31 at 7 p.m. in the David J Prior Center.

Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, joining that faculty in Jan. 2003. He is director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale.

In 2013-14 he was the William Pitt Professor of American History at Cambridge University, UK. In 2010-11, Blight was the Rogers Distinguished Fellow in 19th century American History at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California. During the 2006-07 academic year, he was a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars, New York Public Library.

He is currently writing a new, full biography of Frederick Douglass that will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2017. Blight works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards of museums and historical societies, and as a member of a small team of advisors to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum team of curators. In 2012, Blight was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and delivered an induction address, “The Pleasure and Pain of History.”

Blight’s newest books include annotated editions, with introductory essay, of Frederick Douglass’s second autobiography “My Bondage and My Freedom,” Robert Penn Warren’s “Who Speaks for the Negro,” and the monograph, “American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era,” which received the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for best book in non-fiction on racism and human diversity Blight is also the author of “A Slave No More: Two Men Who Escaped to Freedom, Including their Narratives of Emancipation.” This book combines two newly discovered slave narratives in a volume that recovers the lives of their authors, John Washington and Wallace Turnage, as well as provides an incisive history of the story of emancipation.

Blight teaches summer institutes for secondary teachers and for park rangers and historians in the National Park Service, devoting a good deal of time to these and many other public history initiatives. He has been a consultant to many documentary films, including, “Death and the Civil War,” the 1998 PBS series, “Africans in America,” and “The Reconstruction Era.”

Blight has a Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and did his undergraduate degree at Michigan State University. He has also taught at Harvard University, at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois, and for seven years was a public high school teacher in his hometown, Flint, Michigan.

In his capacity as director of the Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale, Blight organizes conferences, working groups, lectures, the administering of the annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, and many public outreach programs regarding the history of slavery and its abolition.

The lecture, sponsored by the Colgate Darden Lecture fund and the UVa-Wise Lecture Committee, is free and open to the public. Cultural credit is available for UVa-Wise students.

 

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NSLS Speaker Live Broadcast featuring Barbara Corcoran

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 8:00pm

The National Society of Leadership & Success offers a Speaker Broadcast series each semester.  Tonight will be a live broadcast of our first spring speaker, entrepreneur, author, speaker, investor and “Shark” on the popular ABC network show “Shark Tank,” Barbara Corcoran. This event is free and open to the public. UVa-Wise students may receive one cultural activity credit for attending an NSLS Speaker Broadcast. Learn more at http://www.uvawise.edu/news/.
NOTE: For those unable to attend this evening, this speaker event will also be re-broadcast on Wednesday, February 15 at 6 pm.

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CTE Spring Courses begin!

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 02/07/2017 - 1:00am
CTE Spring Registration CTE Spring Classes begin February 7, 2017.  Registration deadline is February 2, 2017. For more information, visit: www.uvawise.edu/cte

 

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Matt Bellis Concert

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 10:00pm

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Highland Cavalier editors meet in Richmond with Governor McAuliffe

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:38pm

Governor Terry McAuliffe opened the doors of the Executive Mansion last week to a group of college reporters for a luncheon to discuss the state of the Commonwealth and higher education.

The Highland Cavalier was one of the student newspapers invited for the discussion, which included students from The University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, George Mason University and other state schools. Virginia Secretary of Education Dietra Trent joined McAuliffe. Guinness, the governor’s dog, ran happily around the room as guests joined.

Before the lunch, attendees browsed the various pieces of art and history in the Governor’s Mansion, the home of every Virginia governor since 1780. McAuliffe discussed the history of the mansion, including original paintings of George Washington, while greeting everyone.

The luncheon’s topics included the recent immigration ban and recidivism. The governor spoke candidly of his recent firsthand involvement in tackling the immigration ban at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, saying that if students and young people are outraged by what they see happening, they have to get out and get involved in government.

“I was very distressed that 90 million Americans didn’t vote,” McAuliffe said. “I’ve never missed an election since I was 18. Young people have got to really get involved with these issues.”

Besides the importance of civic duty, the main topic of conversation for the lunch was Virginia’s economy and the growth of the cyber industry. McAuliffe recounted the achievements of Virginia’s growing economy, which includes $14.4 billion in capital investment to date. The increasing number of jobs created throughout Virginia in the cyber industry has actually led to a shortage in trained professionals to fill these jobs, McAuliffe explained.

“It’s very easy to find a job,” McAuliffe stated, concerning the current job market in Virginia. “But it has to be something tech-related.”

The governor explained that last year the Commonwealth alone was the victim of 70 million cyberattacks, not including businesses and individuals in Virginia, highlighting the demand for technology-based degrees as a solution to many economic troubles.

To fill this job need, Governor McAuliffe expressed his desire in working with colleges, universities, and other centers of higher education across the state to train people with the degrees and skills needed to fill these roles.

UVa-Wise has taken advantage of this cyber trend, offering the only undergraduate degree in software engineering in Virginia. Last summer the college also announced the establishment of a new cyber security accelerator in St. Paul, Virginia at the Oxbow Center, in an effort to attract new tech-businesses to the area.

While cyber and tech jobs were high on McAuliffe’s luncheon agenda, towards the end of the lunch he offered a philosophic view of his job.

“Taking my governor hat off, it’s important to do what you love,” McAuliffe said. “No matter what it is.”

 

 

 

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Baseball at St. Augustine’s University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 4:30pm

Baseball at St. Augustine’s University Raleigh, N.C.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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Baseball at St. Augustine’s University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 2:00pm

Baseball at St. Augustine’s University Raleigh, N.C.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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CTE Spring Registration Extended!

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 02/05/2017 - 1:00am
CTE Spring Registration

Registration for Spring CTE Classes extended until Midnight, February 5, 2017.
To register visit: https://www.uvawise.edu/cte/registration/

 

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