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Search for a new vice chancellor

September 24, 2014 | 139 views
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.

Islamic reformist lecture

September 24, 2014 | 59 views

An Islamic reformist from Canada will speak today in the David J. Prior Convocation Center as part of the Colgate Darden Lecture Series.

Dr. Smith goes in depth about ISIL

September 24, 2014 | 77 views
Dr. Eric Drummond Smith, assistant professor of political science. The Highland Cavalier

I was asked recently by the editor of The Highland Cavalier to briefly address the nature and history of the organization known in Eng- lish variously as the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), the Islamic …

Survival challenge tests those who attempt

September 24, 2014 | 70 views
Sgt. Thomas Scholl and Cadet Clint Womack coach civilians participating in survival challenge. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

Earlier this semester, UVa-Wise Intramurals and the ROTC sponsored the first “UVa-Wise Survival Challenge.”

Remembering Betty Humphreys

September 24, 2014 | 77 views
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 …

O’D writes second book

September 24, 2014 | 40 views
Image courtesy Michael E. O’Donnell

Homecoming weekend will involve more than just a football game this year.

Safety efforts increasing on campus

September 24, 2014 | 45 views
Dean Jewell Worley and Ronnie Shortt, chief of police and director of public safety, look over plans for campus safety procedures. Justin David | The Highland Cavalier

Campus safety is something UVa-Wise officials take seriously.

Senator Warner addresses college debt

September 24, 2014 | 41 views
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.

UVa-Wise: 60 years a college

September 10, 2014 | 289 views
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.

A long legacy of professors

September 10, 2014 | 125 views

In the last 60 years the college has seen a great number of professors come and go. Some of these professors have left in healthy states, and others have been lost when their health failed, …

Route 23 festival takes Wise

September 10, 2014 | 165 views
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 …

New library continues to grow

September 10, 2014 | 91 views
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.