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UVa-Wise partners with Universidad de los Andes

11 Feb , 2015  

Students gather to speak with Director of International Programs Witold Wolny about upcoming programs. Photo courtesy of Witold Wolny

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise has signed an agreement to become a sister insti­tution to the Universidad de los Andes in Chile.

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Love: Spread it, don’t infect it

11 Feb , 2015  

While Feb. 14 may be a day celebrating love, it is also known as International Condom Day. To coincide with this event, The Cen­ter for Student Development and the Student Development Advi­sory Board (SDAB) are sponsor­ing a Sexual Responsibility Day on Friday, Feb. 13. The program, designed to increase students’ knowledge about sexual health and [...]

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Title IX Incident Reported

11 Feb , 2015  

Gilliam Center for the Arts located in the center of campus. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

An incident of fondling was reported in the UVa-Wise Campus Po­lice crime log on Jan 15. The incident was reported as a Title IX offense and occurred in Gilliam Center for the Arts on campus. According to log, there was no information regarding when the incident took place.

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Safety app aims to alert campus

11 Feb , 2015  

Administrative Assistant for Special Events and College Relations Susan Mullins displays the opening screen of the new safety app. Jay David | The Highland Cavalier

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will soon have an app available that can give students and faculty direct access to almost any information they should need in the event of an emergency.

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Dr. Murray lectures for C-SPAN

11 Feb , 2015  

Jennifer Murray, assistant professor of history here at UVa-Wise, was recently filmed by C-SPAN giving a lecture on Civil War Commemoration. The content of the lecture, roughly 75 minutes long, explored the sentiments of the North and South towards the Civil War years after its conclusion. The topics of her lecture included Northern and Southern [...]

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Retention rates on the rise

11 Feb , 2015  

Jay David | The Highland Cavalier Students work on improving their grades together in the tutoring center located in Zehmer hall.

Freshmen retention rates are up this spring, coming in at 88.7 percent of students who stayed from the fall semster from a normal average of around 70 percent, according to college officials.

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United States General Assembly tables upcoming anti-LGBT bill

11 Feb , 2015  

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The Virginia House of Delegates recently tabled a bill, HB 1414, which would have allowed businesses and professionals within the commonwealth to refuse services to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

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New opportunities to travel in Spain

11 Feb , 2015  

This coming spring, UVa-Wise students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to study abroad in Spain. Between May 15-28 students will be able to explore five cities including Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Ávila and Salamanca.

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Honor Court update

11 Feb , 2015  

The purpose of this document is to inform the student body of The University of Virginia’s College at Wise of proposed ratifications to the UVa-Wise’s Honor System Constitution. 

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From a dorm down under, Australian campus life

28 Jan , 2015  

Students at Charles Sturt University take part in Returners Night(night when upperclassmen move back on campus) by wearing colors for the dorm in which you live. Photo courtesy of Larissa Harris

I must admit, when I arrived in Wise I did not expect American and Australian culture and practices to be too dissimilar. ‘Americanisation’ is spreading throughout the world and Australia is not immune.  However, what I have found are subtle differences between living on-campus in little Wise to just-a-bit-bigger Bathurst.

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Two students dismissed from basketball team

28 Jan , 2015  

Two freshmen basketball players have been banned from campus and removed from the basketball team following a report of an attempted rape on campus.

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Parking forum will open for ideas

28 Jan , 2015  

SGA will host a parking forum today to discuss on-campus parking issues and ideas. Photo courtesy of Highland Cavalier stock photo

Campus officials and the Student Government Association have arranged an open forum to address parking on campus on at 1 p.m. Jan. 28.