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UVa-Wise: 60 years a college

September 10, 2014 | 217 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.

Route 23 festival takes Wise

September 10, 2014 | 101 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 …

A long legacy of professors

September 10, 2014 | 108 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, …

New library continues to grow

September 10, 2014 | 83 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.

Chancellor Henry officially inaugurated

April 30, 2014 | 2,711 views
Chancellor Donna Henry, Jessie Henry, Allen Henry, Margaret Henry, Papa Joe Smiddy, and Rector George Keith Martin pose for photo following inauguration ceremony. Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Last week, the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia’s College at Wise cel­ebrated the inauguration and installation of the college’s 8th chancellor, Donna Price Henry.

Chartwell’s strives for satisfaction

April 30, 2014 | 3,398 views
Students eat in the Smith Dining Commons. Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Chartwell’s Dining Services has made small improvements of public appeal this year alone despite low numbers and hopes for a huge in­crease in the fall.

Park Avenue Theater

April 30, 2014 | 2,195 views
Park Avenue Theater lobby dazzles guests. Photo courtesy of Park Avenue

As the sun sets on downtown Norton a crowd of people begin to gather at the entrance to the WAXM building on Park Avenue. There are families, couples and even college students among the group …

Graduation quickly approaches seniors

April 30, 2014 | 1,632 views

This year’s graduation ceremony is quickly approaching. The event takes place on May 10 at 11 a.m. on the McCraray Lawn by the lake.

Events kick off this week

April 16, 2014 | 1,282 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 | 2,719 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 | 1,246 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 | 1,472 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.