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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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Safety efforts increasing on campus

24 Sep , 2014  

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.

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Chancellor Henry officially inaugurated

30 Apr , 2014  

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.

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Events kick off this week

16 Apr , 2014  

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.

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The Highland Cavalier fall 2014 application

8 Apr , 2014  

Want to work for the Highland Cavalier? Fill out this form by April 16th and interviews will follow that weekend! HC Application Fall 2012

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Congressman Griffith visits Wise

2 Apr , 2014  

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 to help the people of his district.

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Professor retired after break

19 Mar , 2014  

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.

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Chancellor has new Master Plan

27 Feb , 2014  

Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

UVa-Wise is approaching new horizons. Professional staff is finalizing construction of a comprehensive Health and Wellness Center and is in the opening stages of construction on a six story library. This growth, along with every­thing done over the past decade, is believed by many people to be unprecedented.

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Finances plague Chartwells

12 Feb , 2014  

Senior Business Adminstration major Minh Henry purchases a Double Fudge Delight cupcake from Mondo’s Subs in the Slemp Student Center. Students can also purchase them at Papa Joes. Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

Campus dining services through Chartwells has made some changes this se­mester, partly in response to customer feed­back and financial troubles.

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Possible fee divides students

30 Jan , 2014  

Photo illustration courtesy of Madison Savarese

Student voting for a new Stu­dent Government Association al­location to increase each student’s activities fee by $30 a semester in order to bring in bigger concerts ended yesterday, and campus is widely divided on the decision.

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Wise works for Philippines

4 Dec , 2013  

Students interested in making a donation to the Philippines’ disaster relief effort should visit redcross.org.Photo courtesy of the American Red Cross

In the first week of November, the Philippines were hit by Super Typhoon Haiyan, which according to Philippine government figures, had 155 mph winds, left almost 4,000 dead and caused $365 million in damages.

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Clark works with BSG film

13 Nov , 2013  

Associate professor of English, Amy Clark, (right) is seen here pictured with Jenna Elfman one of the actresses in the “Big Stone Gap” movie being shot Big Stone Gap. Clark has been working with the film as dialect coach and contributed to the movie’s script. While she helped out behind the scenes, Clark’s Golden Retriever, Sadie, made a guest appearance in the film. Photo courtesy of Amy Clark

A UVa-Wise professor helped movie stars visiting a local town learn how to ‘talk Appalachian.’