WISE - - When Hannah Marshall showed up on campus in the fall of 2014, UVa-Wise had yet to play its first lacrosse game. In fact, the game had not been played at a competitive level within 150 miles of the Southwest Virginia campus in the state. Despite these facts, Marshall, an Atlanta native, pledged her commitment to the College and its newly named coach Meghan Dennehy.
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Wise Writes and the UVa-Wise Lecture Committee invite students, faculty and staff to a free performance by Hindman Writer In Residence and poetry editor for the Oxford American magazine, Rebecca Howell, and Banjo Balladeer Brett Ratliff on Thursday 2/15/18 from 5-7pm in the Dogwood Room of the Slemp Student Center. Cultural activity credit will be awarded for attendance.
“Rebecca Gayle Howell is the author of American Purgatory, which was selected by Don Share for the 2016 Sexton Prize. Her debut collection, Render /An Apocalypse, was a finalist for Foreword Review’s 2014 Book of the Year and received wide critical acclaim, most notably by David L. Ulin for the LA Times, who called the collection “remarkable.” Howell is also the translator of Amal al-Jubouri’s verse memoir of the Iraq War, Hagar Before the Occupation/Hagar After the Occupation, which was named a 2011 Best Book of Poetry by Library Journal and was shortlisted for Three Percent’s Best Translated Book Award. Among Howell’s honors are fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize; she has also been awarded sustaining support from the Kentucky Foundation for Women throughout her career. Since 2014, she has edited poetry for the Oxford American, publishing a new profile of Southern poetics including such writers as Nikki Giovanni, Tyehimba Jess, and Fady Joudah, and featuring the release of Nikky Finney’s epic, “The Battle Of and For The Black Face Boy.” Howell lives in Knott County, Kentucky, where she serves as James Still Writer-in-Residence at the Hindman Settlement School.” (http://www.rebeccagaylehowell.com/about.html).
“Brett Ratliff’s homeplace is Van Lear, Kentucky, the historic coal camp that gave birth to Loretta Lynn. Having been mentored by the masters of the area–George Gibson, Rich Kirby, Paul David Smith, Lee Sexton, and Jamie Wells among them–Ratliff is often the traditionally trained musician on stage with country, acid honk-a-tonk, and cow punk. He has toured the region and the world with groups such as Clack Mountain String Band, Dirk Powell Band, Giant Rooster Sideshow, and Rich & the Po’ Folk and has played alongside the likes of Woody Pines, Chris Stapleton, Foghorn Stringband, Jean Ritchie, Mike Seeger, and Art Stamper. Today Ratliff teaches traditional Kentucky repertoire at The Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington; Swannanoa Gathering in Swannanoa, North Carolina; Sore Fingers Week in Oxfordshire, England; Augusta Heritage’s Early Country Music Week in Elkins, WV; Cowan Creek Mountain Music School in Letcher County, KY and elsewhere. His first solo release was the 2008 June Appal recording Cold Icy Mountain.” (http://brettratliff.net/bio/).
WISE - - The UVa-Wise Softball double header scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 6, against St. Augustine's University has been cancelled. The game has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Cavalier Field.
WISE - - This past November, Assistant Director of Athletics for Internal Operations/SAAC Advisor Malinda Berglund and student-athletes Anne Hanson and Dorian Harris attended the 2017 NCAA Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Super Region Convention in National Harbor, Maryland.
CARY, N.C. - - UVa-Wise and St. Augustine's wrapped up their three game series Saturday as the two schools split a doubleheader. Sophomore Greg Duncan earned the mound win for the Cavaliers in the opener as he tossed three innings of shutout ball out of the bullpen to aid his club to a 7-2 triumph. In the series finale, the Falcons used a four-run third inning to post a 6-2 win en route to winning the series two-games-to-one.
WHEELING, W.Va. - - Down by 10 points heading into the half, UVa-Wise completed another comeback victory to stun Wheeling Jesuit, 81-78, on the road. Sophomore guard Chance Sheffey put the Cavaliers ahead with a shot from downtown with nine seconds on the clock, putting the Cavaliers (9-13, 7-9 MEC) up by one point, 79-78, over the Cardinals.A costly foul by Wheeling put sophomore point guard Michal Seals at the line with three seconds left in regulation. Seals knocked down both shots to seal the 81-78 win over the Cardinals (17-5, 12-4 MEC).
WHEELING, W.Va. - - Cynita Webb's put back at the buzzer propelled UVa-Wise to a 66-64 Mountain East Conference victory over host Wheeling Jesuit at the McDonough Center Saturday. The sophomore forward finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds as the Cavaliers claimed a season-series sweep of the Cardinals.
UVa-Wise suffered a 102-67 loss to No. 4 West Liberty on the road Thursday night. The Cavaliers (8-13, 6-9 MEC) were within reach for the early part of the first half before careless mistakes and turnovers allowed the game to slip away. UVa-Wise was also slowed down by lights out shooting by the Hilltoppers who hit 60 percent from the field and made 18 3-pointers on the night. The Cavaliers improved first half field goal percentage to 46.7 percent, only hitting four shots from beyond the arc in the game.
CARY, N.C. - - An unearned run in the third inning would prove to be enough as St. Augstine's posted a 3-0 non-conference baseball victory over UVa-Wise in the season opener for both schools Friday.
WISE - - UVa-Wise softball will return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the team opens up the 2018 season with a doubleheader at home against St. Augustine's University. Co-head Coaches Karen and Nick Bitter and their team are looking to make another strong run in the Mountain East Tournament and NCAA Tournament.
UVa-Wise will try to halt its five-game losing streak while picking up its first road win of the season Saturday at Wheeling Jesuit. Most recently, UVa-Wise held a 50-49 lead after three quarters at West Liberty before going cold in a 73-59 loss. Forwards Ada Stanley and Cynita Webb provided the bulk of the offense for the Cavaliers as the duo each netted 13 points in the loss. Freshman Bianca Lockamy also reached double figure scoring as she tallied 10 points in the league affair. A positive was the lack of turnovers for UVa-Wise, the Cavs turned the ball over a season-low seven times. Despite protecting the basketball, Elise Clyburn's team was unable to overcome a 56-37 deficit on the boards. West Liberty limited UVa-Wise to seven offensive rebounds, including just two in the first half. Following the game, the Cavs will return home to face Fairmont State and Shepherd University next week.
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Not approved for cultural activity credit