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The Hunting Ground: Documentary and Discussion

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

View this award-winning documentary film about campus sexual assault at U.S. colleges and universities, followed by group discussion on this important issue.

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Founder’s Day 2017

UVa-Wise Calendar - Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:00am

Founder’s Day Gathering to celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday and the founding of UVa-Wise.

Enjoy lunch, cupcakes and student-led fun featuring a photo booth and a Founder’s Facts Trivia Challenge.

(Rain site is Smith Dining Commons)

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Guitar Recital

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 7:30pm

This guitar recital will feature the instrumental talents of Matt Mullins (UVa-Wise Music Major).  This is a cultural activity credit event.

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Coffee Night

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:30pm

Coffee Night featuring acclaimed poet and author Sara Robinson

Approved for cultural activity credit

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Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Membership Meeting

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:00pm

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations 276.328.0128 or alumni@uvawise.edu.

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Arnold Named Freshman of the Year, Smith All-MEC Second Team

UVa-Wise Sports - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 12:30pm


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - - UVa-Wise's Alex Arnold has been named Freshman of the Year for his performance during his first collegiate golf season while teammate Jacob Smith was an All-MEC Second-Team honoree, Arnold was also a member of the All-MEC Honorable Mention team.
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Consent and Cookies

UVa-Wise Calendar - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:00am

Stop by and enjoy some cookies while also getting educated about consent.

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Cavs Finish Eighth at MEC Spring Classic

UVa-Wise Sports - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:56am


CHARLESTON, W.Va. - - UVa-Wise finished in a tie for eighth place at the Mountain East Conference Spring Classic hosted by the Edgewood Country Club in Charleston, W.Va with a score of 658. David Harvey's Cavaliers were led by sophomore Jacob Smith who finished in a seventh place tie with a two-day total of 150. West Liberty's Mathew Iceton took home the individual title with a two-day score of 142; the medalist's performance also aided the Hilltoppers to the team title with a score of 591.
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Taylor Brandts Named National Pitcher of the Week by Fastpitch News

UVa-Wise Sports - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 10:21am


WISE, Va. – UVa-Wise softball's Taylor Brandts has been tabbed as Fastpitch News NCAA Division II Pitcher of the Week for her three complete game shutouts this past weekend
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Cavs Come in Fourth at West Liberty Invitational

UVa-Wise Sports - Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:47am


WHEELING, W.Va. - - UVa-Wise wrapped up the Mountain East Conference portion with a fourth place finish at the West Liberty Invitational hosted by the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, W.Va. Freshman Katie Pritchett led the Cavaliers with an eighth place finish in the event as the former Tunstall High School standout shot a 167 in the two-day event. Katie Brownschidle tied for 11th while Rebecca Farley finished in a tie for 15th to round a trio of Cavaliers in the top 20.
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Women's Golfer Katie Pritchett Named All-MEC First-Team

UVa-Wise Sports - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 5:07pm


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - - UVa-Wise freshman Katie Pritchett has been named All-Mountain East Conference First-Team for her performance during the women's golf season. The team was determined by scoring average from seven rounds at select MEC events.
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Events set for Sexual Assault Awareness week

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 3:35pm

April 10-14 is sexual assault awareness week, and UVa-Wise’s Office of Compliance, Conduct and Inclusion has scheduled several events to educate the campus about the problem.

“Domestic and sexual violence is a major public health, human rights, and social justice issue that impacts thousands of us every year,” said UVa-Wise Title IX Coordinator Tabitha Smith. “In addition to the physical and psychological trauma imposed on survivors and the children who witness violence in their homes, domestic and sexual violence touches all aspects of our communities, from our families, to our workplaces and to our campus community here at UVa-Wise.”

The Office of Compliance, Conduct and Inclusion continues its tradition of hosting a variety of events this week in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Week.

The week began with the Silent Witness Virginia: A Visual Memorial to victims of domestic violence homicide. Life-sized red silhouettes placed in the library near Books & Brew tell the story of a Virginian killed in a domestic violence incident. Professor Yenli Yeh presented a talk in the Slemp Student Center at 1 p.m.

On Tuesday, Consent and Cookies, a program that allows individuals to stop by the Slemp Student Center atrium to learn more about consent, will take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Hunting Ground, a documentary and discussion about campus sexual assault on college campuses, will be shown on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths.

Thursday is Take Back The Night, which will include poster making in the Slemp Student Center Atrium from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., a candlelight vigil and a march. In addition, students and others will gather in Cantrell Hall at 7 p.m. to make Fear2Freedom kits for sexual assault survivors.

On Friday UVa-Wise softball team will wear teal ribbons in support of sexual assault awareness programs. Fans are encouraged to wear teal as well.

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Sexual Violence Against Women Lecture

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 1:00pm

Join the discussion on sexual violence.  Featured speaker is Yenli Yeh, Ph.D., UVa-Wise Associate Professor of Administration of Justice and Sociology.

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Taylor Brandts Claims MEC Pitcher of the Week Honors

UVa-Wise Sports - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:35am


BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – For the second time this season UVa-Wise softball's Taylor Brandts has been named Mountain East Conference Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon
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SWVA Economic Forum organizers plan turbocharged 2017 event

UVa-Wise News - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 9:41am

Organizers say the first Southwest Virginia Economic Forum, held nearly a year ago at UVa-Wise, sparked a movement that is changing the way the region’s people view themselves and their communities.

The forum brought together dozens of people in economic development that were working on different projects to spur growth and progress. More than 300 people shared ideas to promote entrepreneurship and to unite the region as it embraces a new economy.

Shannon Blevins, associate vice chancellor for economic development and engagement at UVa-Wise, said networking at the 2016 forum ignited and united those in attendance. People who were working on solar energy found others with similar interests and those who were involved with advanced manufacturing initiatives grouped together to discuss their projects and goals.

As the forum steering committee plan the 2017 forum, which will take place on May 10 at UVa-Wise, Blevins shared her thoughts on the first forum and how it ignited the region.

“The forum highlighted a region that was coming together to chart its own course as opposed to expecting someone else to save it,” Blevins said. “People left the forum with more hope than they had the day before. They saw that something was being done and that people were trying to find creative solutions to our economic development needs.”

Weeks after the 2016 forum, people in the region approached Blevins and expressed appreciation toward those who attended the forum and volunteered to work on various committees to help the region succeed. To Blevins, the comments meant the message reached more than just economic developers. It was the start of a movement.

Although many initiative were underway in the region prior to the 2016 forum, the regional event provided an opportunity for individuals and group projects to connect. For example, a group of solar energy advocates who networked at the 2016 forum have advanced their work and will soon hold educational meetings in the region, younger residents are embracing entrepreneurship, and communities are experiencing new vitality as local residents work together to improve their hometowns, Blevins added. Rally Southwest Virginia, a community leadership initiative which started in 2015 exploded after the 2016 forum and projects sprang up in many communities. The energy is still strong and growing.

“It turbocharged Rally Southwest Virginia,” Blevins said of the program that, among other things, holds skills sessions in small towns so residents can learn to be effective facilitators and promote confidence in their communities.

“The forum got the attention of people outside the region as well,” Blevins said. “Nothing like the forum had happened in the Commonwealth, but a few months later, the eastern part of Virginia pulled a similar event together.”

Blevins said the 2017 forum would focus on the messages that the region needs to hear now. Organizers want to build on last year’s successes as well.

“We want to focus on developing a growth mindset,” Blevins said. “We want to challenge the way we think and get the message across that the region’s past does not dictate what it will be in the future. Our region is stronger when we stand together and pull our resources, talent and time.”

Organizers have a powerful lineup of speakers to accomplish the goal they have set for the 2017 forum. An economist, a local CEO and member of the GO Virginia Board, local legislators and several economic developers, including Stephen Moret, head of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, are on the agenda as keynotes.

In addition to Moret, the forum will feature Elliot Eisenberg, an acclaimed economist who specializes in making economic fun, relevant and educational. Kelly Swanson, a nationally renowned speaker on harnessing the power of story. Erik Pages, president and founder of EntreWorks Consulting, a firm that helps communities and organizations achieve their entrepreneurial potential, will also address the crowd. Steve Smith, a member of the Go Virginia Board and president and CEO of K-VA-T Food Stores, and Marjette Upshur, economic development director for the city of Lynchburg, will speak at the forum. A legislative fireside chat and five minute flash talks on proposals that could boost the region are also planned for the event.

The Southwest Virginia Economic Forum will take place on May 10, at 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the David J. Prior Convocation Center at UVa-Wise. To register, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-swva-economic-forum-tickets-31421101360

For more details, please contact Becki Joyce at bjoyce@uvawise.edu.

 

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Silent Witness Virginia: A Visual Memorial

UVa-Wise Calendar - Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:00am

View this statewide visual memorial to victims of domestic violence homicide. Each life-size red silhouette shares the story of a Virginian killed in a domestic violence homicide.

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Bats Silent in Doubleheader Loss at Glenville State

UVa-Wise Sports - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 4:26pm


GLENVILLE, W.Va. - - Host Glenville State College used a pair of position players turned pitchers to silence the UVa-Wise bats in a doubleheader sweep at the Sue Morris Sports Complex Sunday. First baseman Zach Sanford fired 5 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a 7-2 Pioneers' triumph in the opener before right fielder Tanner Helms fired a nine inning complete game shutout in a 2-0 win in the finale.
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Softball Sweeps West Liberty University, Wins 20th Game of Season

UVa-Wise Sports - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 1:25pm


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – The UVa-Wise softball team earned a pair of Mountain East Conference shutout road wins Sunday afternoon at West Liberty University
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Cavalier Men’s Tennis Topped 9-0 at West Liberty University

UVa-Wise Sports - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 12:37pm


WEST LIBERTY, W.Va. – UVa-Wise men's tennis suffered a 9-0 Mountain East Conference setback Sunday morning at West Liberty University in the northern panhandle of West Virginia
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Softball at West Liberty University

UVa-Wise Calendar - Sun, 04/09/2017 - 12:00pm

Softball at West Liberty University West Liberty, W.Va.
For more information visit: http://www.uvawisecavs.com/calendar.aspx

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