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Events kick off this week

April 16, 2014 | 54 views
Chancellor Donna Price Henry the college’s eighth chancellor, will be inaugurated in a ceremony next week. The event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the David J. Prior Center. Photo courtesy Tim C. Cox

The next few weeks are filled with events that lead up to the in­augural ceremony for Chancellor Donna Henry.

TJ’s birthday celebrates Founder’s Day

April 16, 2014 | 43 views
Chancellor Donna Price Henry cuts the cake at Thomas Jefferson’s birthday party for Founder’s Day. Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Students, faculty and alumni gathered Monday to celebrate the found­ing of UVa and UVa-Wise with a birthday party for Thomas Jefferson.

New center officially opens

April 16, 2014 | 75 views
Ron Eller speaks about maintaining a sense of place and the importance of Appalachia at the launch of the Center of Appalachian Studies. Darrian Pickett | The Highland Cavalier

The college’s Center of Appalachian Studies was officially launched this month.

Proposed fee declined

April 2, 2014 | 233 views
Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier.

The College Board of Visitors turned down the Student Government Association’s proposed student fees increase for the Home­coming Concert at a meeting March 21.

Humans of Appalachia

April 2, 2014 | 158 views
Photo courtesy of “Humans of Appalachia”

“We are our stories. Our stories are who we are.”

Congressman Griffith visits Wise

April 2, 2014 | 157 views
Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

On March 21, UVa-Wise hosted Con­gressman Morgan Griffith in a town hall style meeting. Griffith answered questions from the audience, took their concerns one-on-one dur­ing a reception, and shared what he is doing in Washington …

Cyber-security expert informs campussee

April 2, 2014 | 170 views
Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier. Brian Krebs addresses students on cyber security

Everyone can keep themselves safer in the digital world by keeping software updated and keeping eyes peeled for scams, a security blogger and journalist told students, faculty and staff in a lecture this month.

Professor retired after break

March 19, 2014 | 232 views
Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Associate Professor of Biology Kevin Jones closed his 17 year teaching career at UVa- Wise with fond memories of his time here, and hopes that his legacy of student research will continue.

Parking fees too small for change

March 19, 2014 | 173 views
Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Parking is one of the major topics that stu­dents, commuters and on-campus residents complain about.

Student activities board talks money

March 19, 2014 | 267 views

Student activity fees, which were a little more than $1,800 this year are used for sev­eral events each year.

Housing lottery starts today

March 19, 2014 | 335 views

The campus housing lottery begins today, and this year there are a few changes.

Admission rates could increase

March 19, 2014 | 147 views

While admission rates remain consistent every year, the enrollment targets increase. Many factors, including new strategies, rela­tionships with prospective students and the atmosphere on campus play a big role in the recruitment of students.