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Seeking replacements: Committees look to fill two vacancies

29 Jan , 2010  

By Cameron Parsons Connections Editor clp7m@uvawise.edu College officials are in the process of searching for replacements for two administrative positions on campus—the provost and the chair of the Department of Nursing. Provost Gil Blackburn announced last fall his plans to retire in June. Greg Newschwander, the former chair of the nursing program, departed the college [...]

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Academic calendar set

29 Jan , 2010  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu College officials have set the academic calendar for next year. Fall semester classes will begin on Aug. 18 and end on Dec. 4. And while developing a calendar might seem like a simplistic process, Provost Gil Blackburn said there are many factors that must be considered when planning the college’s [...]

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Smiddy construction continues

29 Jan , 2010  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu The demolition of Smiddy Hall will continue for a few more weeks but it is still on track to be completed on time, college officials say. Travis Perry, capital projects manager and assistant director of institutional research, said the next thing to happen will be changing the roofline of the [...]

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Smith home to first Open Mic Night

29 Jan , 2010  

By Cameron Parsons Connections Editor clp7m@uvawise.edu Despite delays and cold weather, there were nine performances and more than 60 people in attendance for the first major event held in the Smith Dining Commons. On Monday night, the Student Activities Board hosted an Open Mic Night in the “Coffee Shop” of Smith Dining Hall. In terms [...]

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Students use new campus greenhouse

29 Jan , 2010  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu Students in botany classes no longer have to rely on photographs or samples to learn about plants and plant functions—they can grow their own. The new state-of-the-art greenhouse opened on campus this week, and students in Kevin Jones’ ‘Plant Cell Functions’ and ‘Plants that Changed the World’ classes started using [...]

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Pro-Art presents “The Scarlet Letter”

29 Jan , 2010  

By Mariah Sue Redden Copy Editor msr4u@uvawise.edu The Pro-Art Association will host The Barter Player’s production of “The Scarlet Letter” on campus next week. The performance will be held Feb.1 in the Gilliam Center for the Arts from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The production has been adapted for the stage by Catherine Bush and [...]

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SAB to host musician, comedian next week

29 Jan , 2010  

By Martha Leonard Staff Writer mal8y@uvawise.edu Fill your heart with laughter and feed your soul with a sip of mocha and the soothing sounds of music. The Student Activities Board will host comedian Roy Wood Jr., on Feb. 2 and musician Javier Colon on Feb. 8. “Roy Wood Jr. is an outstanding comedian and has [...]

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Black History Month celebrations planned

29 Jan , 2010  

By Amanda Meade Staff Writer amm8ud@uvawise.edu Beginning next week, the college’s faculty, staff and students will celebrate Black History Month through a variety of musical artists, lectures and a soul food luncheon. “We celebrate this, like most other activities, to learn more about different cultures,” said Sandra Jones, development administrative assistant. The college will kick [...]

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Auschwitz: Learning from the past

29 Jan , 2010  

By Cameron Parsons Connections Editor clp7m@uvawise.edu Wednesday marked the 65 anniversary of the day Russian soldiers liberated the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. Few, if any, on this campus recognized this date. The word “Auschwitz” provokes images of death, torture and destruction. At least one million people were systematically murdered in the span of a [...]

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Mariah’s Mutterings: Literary shortcomings

29 Jan , 2010  

By Mariah Redden On a recent shopping outing with a friend I found myself scanning the shelves of a bookstore that is going out of business. Naturally there wasn’t much of a selection left to choose from. However, while skimming the remnants of the store, a book popped out at me. I was more annoyed [...]

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How to: Get a girlfriend before Valentine’s Day

29 Jan , 2010  

By Cameron Parsons Connections Editor clp7m@uvawise.edu Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching. Nothing is worse than being a single guy on the most romantic day of the year. Been single for a while? Having trouble finding that special someone? Stalking not getting the desired results? Well I am here to help. Here are the top 10 [...]

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Memorial held for earthquake victims

29 Jan , 2010  

By Nancy Kamal Staff Writer nmk8d@uvawise.edu The Wesley Fellowship sponsored a memorial service for Haitians Jan. 21 in the Chapel of All Faiths. The Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti registered at a magnitude of 7.0. Haitian government officials estimated that the death toll could reach 200,000. Thousands of others have been left homeless or severly [...]