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College staff members host local sports radio show

26 Feb , 2010  

By Kacie Jessee Sports Editor krj9p@uvawise.edu Two die-hard sports fans who are members of the campus community began hosting “Sports Fanatics” — their own local sports radio show — two weeks ago. Chris Davis, associate director of the Slemp Student Center, and Darrell-Dingus Ely, a UVa-Wise student who serves  as assistant sports information director, began [...]

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Cavs advance to semifinals with tough win over Bulldogs

26 Feb , 2010  

By Kacie Jessee Sports Editor krj9p@uvawise.edu The Cavs men’s basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament with a 99-88 win at home Wednesday over Tennessee Wesleyan. The Cavs will face Bluefield College tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Bluefield. The lead went back and forth for nearly the entire game, with [...]

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Olympic athletes picking wrong fights on slopes

26 Feb , 2010  

By Kacie Jessee Sports Editor krj9p@uvawise.edu A few weeks ago, I wrote about U.S. Olympic star Lindsey Vonn and her controversial “Sports Illustrated” cover. After the debate that surrounded her, I assumed that she had learned her lesson and would steer clear of anything that could be misconstrued as controversial. Obviously, I was wrong. Vonn [...]

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Professor heads to Air Force

26 Feb , 2010  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu Although he said he has enjoyed his seven years teaching at UVa-Wise, one associate professor of administration of justice said he is looking forward to getting back to working with the Air Force. Former Air Force Staff Sergeant George Michael will leave the college at the end of the semester [...]

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Weather alters faculty plans

26 Feb , 2010  

By Nancy Kamal Staff Writer nmk8d@uvawise.edu Students have not been the only ones affected by classes missed due to snow. Faculty have been impacted as well. “[Missing days] is a necessary evil,” said Daniel Ray,  assistant professor of computer science. “Therefore, it falls back on the shoulders of the students to get up to speed [...]

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E-mail used to send alerts

26 Feb , 2010  

By Amanda Meade Staff Writer amm8ud@uvawise.edu In addition to the college Web site, the college’s Facebook page, and the college hotline, e-mail alerts are now being sent out to faculty, staff and students to inform them on schedule weather related updates. The idea of starting e-mail alerts came from members of the college community who [...]

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Darden School to offer classes through partnership with college

26 Feb , 2010  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu The University of Virginia’s Darden School Department of Executive Education has joined forces with UVa-Wise and will begin offering classes in executive education in Southwest Virginia in the spring. Six classes will be offered over the next two years as part of the Darden/UVa-Wise Partnership for Leadership Development. Local business [...]

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College switches phone systems

26 Feb , 2010  

By Mariah Sue Redden Copy Editor msr4u@uvawise.edu The college will soon implement a new phone system using voice-over-Internet-protocol (VoIP) to replace the aging Verizon cables currently in use. Installation of the new phone system—which allows phone calls to be made using a broadband Internet connection rather than traditional phone lines—should begin by the start of [...]

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Students participate in intercollegiate band

26 Feb , 2010  

By Martha Leonard Staff Writer mal8z@uvawise.edu Seven UVa-Wise students performed in the Virginia Intercollegiate Band on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13 at the 35th Annual New Music Symposium, held at Radford University. The seven students who participated were Mandy Gibbs (alto saxophone), Jerry Gibbs (percussion), Brandon Alford (euphonium), Elizabeth Good (bassoon), Elyssa LaRock (flute), Curtis [...]

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VHDA to visit in March

26 Feb , 2010  

The Virginia Housing Development Authority will visit campus on March 16 as part of its “Wealth Starts at Home” college tour—which is designed to educate students about making wise financial decisions so that their ability to purchase a home later in life is not jeopardized. The program, hosted by the college’s National Residence Hall Honorary, [...]

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Dear Gov. McDonnell, we have a problem.

26 Feb , 2010  

By Allie Robinson I know that the country is battling the “Great Recession.” I know that state officials are looking for ways to cut back on spending. But simple math tells me that slashing a venture which usually raises about $5.6 million annually just to save $500,000 right now is stupid. Yeah. Along with proposing [...]

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“Family Guy” show finally takes it one joke too far

26 Feb , 2010  

By Kacie Jessee Sports Editor krj9p@uvawise.edu I’ll be the first to admit that I do not like Sarah Palin. She was a poor excuse for a vice presidential candidate. At times it seems my 11-year-old cousin has a higher intelligence level than Palin. But if there is one thing that I can commend her for, [...]