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Justice takes over residence life

10 Sep , 2013  

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Josh Justice has been named Interim Director of Residence Life. Justice replaced former director of residence life Angela Lemke in late June. Previously Assistant Director of Leadership and Greek Life in the Slemp Student Center, Justice makes the transition into housing with a background in the department.

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New graduate test fund

10 Sep , 2013  

The Office of Academic Affairs is leading the way in helping students afford graduate or professional school preparatory tests. A program now provides opportunities and financial assistance to students who want to prepare for tests such as the MCAT, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, PCAT, DAT and OAT.

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Lusk and Cavs ready to start new journey

6 Sep , 2013  

Photo courtesy of Richard Meade

  When the sun set behind Carl Smith Stadium on Nov. 10, 2012 the UVa-Wise Cavaliers said goodbye to the Mid-South Conference and the NAIA. As the sun rose on Aug. 10 the Cavs welcomed the Mountain East Conference affiliated with NCAA Division II. “We have a Christmas present and can’t wait to open it,” [...]

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Young Cavalier team fields nine freshmen

6 Sep , 2013  

From top (left to right): Head coach Kristen Salyer, freshman Santana Bishop (24), sophomore Maya Hamlett (9), freshman Karley Allen (2), junior Allison Ring (22), freshman Simona Zduoba (12), freshman Lindsey Tucker (4), freshman Jessica Henry (3), assistant coach Katie van Hofwegen, freshman Erin Lee (1), junior Kelsey Smith (7), freshman Kristina Hall (6), junior Brittni Altmann (10), junior Veronica Sanchez (15), freshman Erin Anderson (5), junior Krista Smith (11). Photo courtesy of Richard Meade

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise women’s volleyball team, led by second-year Head Coach Kristen Salyer, made the debut performance for all Highland Cavalier sports as an NCAA and Mountain East Conference member Thursday at Brevard College. Following a disappointing 7-25 overall record in her first year, Salyer sees light in the future as [...]

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Commentary: NCAA is a big move for Cavs

6 Sep , 2013  

(From left to right) Junior Matt Parker, sophomore Tyler Robinette, junior Veronica Sanchez (15), sophomore Cullen Lavoi (11), sophomore Zach Cochran (20), junior Brittni Altmann (10), sophomore Makenzie Cluesman, senior Emily Brock. Photo: Kandee Wallace | The Highland Cavalier

Dear Highland Cavaliers! Welcome back to a new academic year! UVa-Wise Athletics is transitioning to NCAA Division II competition, and some changes are coming. As an ardent fan of college sports, and coming from a university with a successful NCAA Division I athletics program, I bring leadership experience in transitioning across athletics associations. While I [...]

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Women’s golf to compete as team

6 Sep , 2013  

(From left to right): Head Coach Leigh Clark, freshman Taylor Yeary, sophomore Makenzie Cluesman, senior Chelsea Cluesman, senior Jamie Green. Photo: Josh Weaver | The Highland Cavalier

The UVa-Wise women’s golf team led by Head Coach Leigh Clark enters their second year of collegiate play Sunday at the Anderson University Tournament in Anderson, S.C. One member short of team competition in its inaugural season, the Cavaliers add Central High School’s first female golfer, freshman Taylor Yeary, to the team this season. With [...]

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Cross Country ready to run MEC

6 Sep , 2013  

From top (left to right): sophomore Israel Bolling, sophomore Josh Willcuts, sophomore Jake Garman, freshman John Donegan, senior Landry Mullins, freshman Anthony Wallis, junior Matt Parker, senior Tyler Morris, senior Megan Hilliard, junior Whitney Carico, senior Emily Brock, sophomore Shaquon Wilkins, junior Samantha Balthis, freshman Will Young, freshman Sarah Elbon, senior Madison Compton.

The Highland Cavalier men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete in their first NCAA meet today with Virginia State University in Ettrick, Va. Fourth-year Head Coach Donald Leech said his men’s team, selected 7th in a Mountain East preseason poll, and his women’s team, selected 8th, are each ready for their new league and [...]

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Men’s golf trying to putt it together

6 Sep , 2013  

From top (left to right): sophomore Blake Blizard, senior Cody Donelan, senior David Harvey, sophomore John Hall, senior Chris Scott, senior Eric Mehiel, senior Clint Lowe, sophomore Tyler Robinette, freshman Nick England, sophomore Lucas Holcomb. Photo courtesy of Richard Meade

Fifth-year Head Coach Jim Kelly said consistency will be the key for his golfers as they enter their first season in the Mountain East Conference and the NCAA. The men’s team who tees off in their first match Saturday at the Dye Intercollegiate Invitational in Urbana, Ohio looks to build on last season’s late success. [...]

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News release: Editor-in-Chief wins national journalism award

1 May , 2013  

The editor-in-chief of UVa-Wise’s student newspaper, The Highland Cavalier, was awarded first place for breaking news reporting today in a national journalism contest for a 2012 news story about the sudden death of the college’s seventh chancellor.

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Residence halls to go wireless next semester

25 Apr , 2013  

Residence students at UVa-Wise will have access to wireless Internet service when the fall semester begins this August. 

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Freshmen retention rate rising

24 Apr , 2013  

Freshmen retention rates have been on the rise, increasing from 63 percent to 72.8 percent in the last year, said Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Rusty Necessary.