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UVa president visits Wise

27 Aug , 2010  

A redirected plane landing and a rental van ride brought UVa President Teresa Sullivan to UVa-Wise a few hours after she was scheduled to speak at fall convocation on Aug. 17. After fog on the ground at the Lonesome Pine Airport prevented her from landing on time that morning, she and her staff, after landing [...]

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Provost starts working

27 Aug , 2010  

By Cameron Parsons Sports Editor clp7m@uvawise.edu While most students were beginning their summer vacation, the top academic officer of the college started his new job. J. Sanders Huguenin is the new provost, senior vice chancellor and an associate professor of history.

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Student center gets facelift

27 Aug , 2010  

By Thomas Grant Staff Writer tmg7a@uvawise.edu As students make their way back to campus, many have noticed the new cosmetic look that the Slemp Student Center has taken on for the new school year. Despite the clutter in the student center, officials say the updates will be worthwhile.

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Students leave with least debt

27 Aug , 2010  

By Clifton Diaz Online Editor csd2h@uvawise.edu For the seventh consecutive year in a row, U.S. News and World Report’s annual college guide named UVa-Wise the top public national liberal arts college whose students graduate with the lowest debt load. Fifty-eight percent of the college’s students who graduated in 2009 did so without debt. For those [...]

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Burger joint, sub shop open on fourth floor

27 Aug , 2010  

By Stas Jones Staff Writer was9v@uvawise.edu In addition to eating buffet-style in the Smith Dining Commons, students can now also find food at the new Coyote Jack’s Grill and Mondo Subs dining area on the fourth floor of the student center. Over the summer, Chartwells officials made the change to the area once known as [...]

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Athletic logo hits shelves after its summer debut

27 Aug , 2010  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu It’s been spotted in the bookstore, on students’ T-shirts and sweatshirts around campus and on posters announcing game days. For the first time in the college’s history, UVa-Wise has its own licensed athletic logo.

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SGA seeks officers for fall semester

27 Aug , 2010  

By Sydney Gilbert and Jimmy Seals Staff Writers sbg3v@uvawise.edu and jjs9v@uvawise.edu Student Government Association elections to fill seven vacant seats will be held on Sept. 6-8. The open senate seats include positions for one senior, one junior, one sophomore, three freshmen and one senator-at-large.

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Two arrested in fight after dance

27 Aug , 2010  

By Jordan Fifer Staff Writer jtf3u@uvawise.edu A late-night fight at the Student Activities Board/Student Government Association Welcome Back Dance Friday ended the event early and left two students, including a former football standout, charged with several misdemeanors. Aric Evans, 22, a junior health and physical education major, and Manuwa Sam Eligwe, 24, a junior business [...]

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Students and faculty return to campus

27 Aug , 2010  

By Jordan Begley and Emily Baxter Staff Writers jsb5cd@uvawise.edu enb5u@uvawise.edu New leadership opportunities, class offerings and the prospect of getting involved in campus activities mark the beginning of a new semester. Dean of Students Jewell Worley described the beginning of the fall semester as “one of the most exciting times of the year.”

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Professor, student express concern over campus lake

27 Aug , 2010  

By Jordan Fifer Staff Writer jtf3u@uvawise.edu Despite reassurances from the college’s administration, one of the college’s biology professors and a student who has conducted research on the lake said they are concerned about the planned use of recaptured organic material from the campus lake after this summer’s cleaning. David Chambers, assistant professor of biology, said [...]

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News Briefs – 8/27

27 Aug , 2010  

Bats found in Thompson Hall, trip to Scotland planned, and Live by the Lake concert to be held

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A mountain of sound

27 Aug , 2010  

By Adam Hood and Chis Draper Staff Writers arh4d@uvawise.edu jcd7b@uvawise.edu The Highland Cavalier Marching Band has more than tripled in size since its formation four years ago. “With twenty-five people a few years ago we made quite a bit of sound, with eighty-two this year we expect to bring the house down,” he said.