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UVa-Wise welcomes alumni home

7 Oct , 2014  

UVa-Wise senior political science major Casey Mullins enjoyed tailgating with alumni Gerry Culver, Autumn Chisenhall and Zac Musick. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

Newly-arrived fall weather was no match for the Cavalier spirit at UVa-Wise’s homecom­ing game.

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UVa-Wise: 60 years a college

25 Sep , 2014  

Crockett Hall, the college’s first building, opened in 1954. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

UVa-Wise is officially 60 years old. From the ever-watchful care­taker to a family of pigs interrupt­ing the first convocation, this cam­pus has stories to tell that even its students may not know.

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Search for a new vice chancellor

24 Sep , 2014  

Shannon Blevins speaks with potential vice chancellor candidates. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

After more than three decades of service to UVa-Wise, Tami Ely, vice chancellor of devel- opment and college relations, is retiring.

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Remembering Betty Humphreys

24 Sep , 2014  

Photo courtesy Tim Cox

Students and faculty at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise were saddened to learn of the death of professor Betty Humphreys over the summer. Humphreys was the faculty’s oldest member, and began her work at the college in 1968. She died in June.

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Airplane festival excites Wise

24 Sep , 2014  

P-51C mustang named Tuskegee Airmen

Lonesome Pine Regional Airport was host to the Let Freedom Ring festival this past week- end. The festival, which was open to the com- munity but geared particularly towards students, invited attendees to see and tour aircraft from the World War II and Cold War eras. Also on site were historical organizations and a traveling [...]

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Mountain East champions

24 Sep , 2014  

Above photo taken after UVa-Wise softball won the MEC Championships againast West Va. Wesleyann in Salem, Va. Photo courtesy Donna Hale

The UVa-Wise softball team brought home the school’s first division II championship last year, during its first year in the Mountain East Conference.

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Senator Warner addresses college debt

24 Sep , 2014  

Virginia State Sen. Mark Warner is running for reelection. His opponent is Republican Ed Gillespie. Photo courtesy Sen. Mark Warner’s website

College debt is a problem that almost all students end up facing after graduation.

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Working on our fitness

10 Sep , 2014  

The new health and wellness center opened this semester. Jaime Robinson | The Highland Cavalier

Personal health should be the No. 1 prior­ity in someone’s life, but this can be difficult to maintain when living on a college campus or being a part of the college community.

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Volleyball returns for a new season

10 Sep , 2014  

Sophomore outside hitter Karley Allen (2), senior libero Brittni Altmann (10), and sophomore outside hitter Erin Anderson (5) prepare for a serve at their first home game. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Coach Kristen Salyer and the UVa-Wise volleyball team come back strong in the 2014 season as they return all their players from last season.

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Route 23 festival takes Wise

10 Sep , 2014  

Sol Driven Train trombone player, Ward Buckheister, entertains the crowd. Photo courtesy of Maegan Perkey

The early morning hours of Aug. 31 were not a particularly notable time for most, with sleep having called us hours earlier. Of partic­ular unimportance to most is 2:30 a.m., a time which could reasonably be considered next to lifeless.

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From bits to atoms

10 Sep , 2014  

Daniel Ray, professor of computer science, demonstrates use of the 3-D printer on campus in Darden Hall. Photo by Zemery Gilliam

The closest thing we have in this day and age to a Star Trek Replicator is right here at UVa-Wise. One would think the process of creating a real, three-dimensional, solid object from a computer file would be long, arduous and would require years of training, but recently 3-D printers have evolved to the point [...]

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New library continues to grow

10 Sep , 2014  

Aerial photos of construction on the new John Cook Wyllie library.

Library construction is on schedule and should be completed by summer 2016, college officials said.