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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Intramural Ping Pong

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

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Intramural Ping Pong

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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.
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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.
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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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Men’s Basketball vs Glenville State College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 5:00pm

Men’s Basketball vs Glenville State College Wise, Va.
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Baseball at St. Augustine’s University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 4:30pm

Baseball at St. Augustine’s University Raleigh, N.C.
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Women’s Basketball vs Glenville State College

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 3:00pm

Women’s Basketball vs Glenville State College Wise, Va.
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Baseball at St. Augustine’s University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sat, 02/04/2017 - 2:00pm

Baseball at St. Augustine’s University Raleigh, N.C.
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Affrilachian Poets to visit UVa-Wise March 14

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:49pm

The Affrilachian Poets, a collective of more than 60 writers, musicians and artists in the Appalachian region, will visit UVa-Wise on March 14 for a reading set for 6 pm in the Rhododendron Room of the Slemp Student Center.

According to the poets’ website, Frank X Walker, the founder of the Affrilachian Poets, coined the term Affrilachian to describe the African American presence in Appalachia. Walker, Dorian Hairston, Asha French, Bernard Clay, Yvonne Johnson and Bianca Spriggs will participate in the reading. The event is free and open to the public.

The Affrilachian Poets have been participating in a national reading tour for 25 years. According to the website, their readings, usually a collection of four or more writers, musicians, or artists, are an energetic and inspiring celebration of all the many cultures that make our Appalachian region both unique and special.

Since 1991, the Affrilachian Poets have been writing together, defying the persistent stereotype of a racially homogenized rural region. Through their writing and the very existence of their enclave, the Affrilachian Poets continue to reveal relationships that link identity to familial roots, socio-economic stratification and cultural influence, and an inherent connection to the land.

Walker is the recipient of two honorary doctorates and an NAACP Image award. He was named poet Laureate of Kentucky in 2013. A nationally recognized teacher, film producer, and poet, who currently teaches writing at the University of Kentucky, Walker has published seven award winning books, founded the journal Pluck, and produced or was featured in five films.

His writing is nationally recognized and frequently anthologized. He was the first Kentucky writer to be featured on NPR’s This I Believe. In addition, he has held board positions on the Kentucky Humanities Council, Appalshop, and the Hindman Settlement School, as well as served a government appointment to the Cabinet for Education, Arts & Humanities and the Committee on Gifted Education.

The event is funded through Wise Writes, UVa-Wise Student Government Association and the UVa-Wise Lecture Committee.

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VIDEO: Kilgore and Carrico on Cable Reports

UVa-Wise News - Fri, 02/03/2017 - 4:15pm

Del. Terry Kilgore, an alumnus, and Sen. Bill Carrico, a longtime UVa-Wise friend, appear on Cable Reports.

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