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                                            S M E L L      T H E   R O S E S .   B R E A T H E   I N.   B R E A T H E   O U T .

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
Office of Admissions • One College Avenue • Wise, VA 24293
PHONE  (888) 282-9324 (toll-free)   •   (276) 328-0102 (local)

                                                                                                The University of Virginia, our parent
                                                                                                institution founded in 1819, was a lifelong
                                                                                                dream of Thomas Jefferson. One of the nation’s
                                                                                                most highly ranked public universities, U.Va.
                                                                                                serves some 18,000 students in Charlottesville.
                                                                                                The University of Virginia’s College at
                                                                                                Wise is a later manifestation of Jefferson’s
The University of Virginia’s College             UVa-Wise students enjoy the                    vision. Founded in 1954 by citizens of Wise,
at Wise has been ranked by                       advantages of a small, friendly
U.S. News & World Report among                   campus and the benefits of many                it brought to fruition the dream of a fine
the nation’s top public liberal-                 resources, as well as a degree,
arts colleges.                                   from the University of Virginia.               college in far southwestern Virginia.

                                  Table of Contents
                                                                                                             F O L L O W   Y O U R   D R E A M .
    A Plan for Success                          Campus Life
    Some Graduates. . . . . . . . . . 2         Getting Involved. . . . . . . . . 20
    The Investment. . . . . . . . . . . 4       Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
    The Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5   Sports and Activities. . . . . . 24
                                                Residential Life. . . . . . . . . . 26          In the magnificent setting of the central
                                                Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    Major Programs . . . . . . . . . . 8                                                        Appalachian Mountains, more than
    Honors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15   Admission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
    Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16   Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . 31             1,900 students are pursuing their
    Special Opportunities . . . . . 18          Facts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                                                                                                dreams.At UVa-Wise, the College                                   Pa
                                                                                                                                                                    pi lio glaucus

                                                                                                supports them by providing a
A system of general education which shall reach every description
                                                                                                liberal-arts education rich in                                   EASTERN TIGER

of our citizens from the richest to the poorest, as it was the earliest,                        experiences and high in value. Here,                             SWALLOWTAIL

so it will be the latest of all the public concerns in which I shall
permit myself to take an interest.                  —Thomas Jefferson                           true to Jefferson’s ideal, students     UVa-Wise students
                                                                                                from widely varying backgrounds         undergo a transformative
                                                                                                                                        experience in their four
                                                                                                benefit from the close attention        years here. That meta-
                                                                                                                                        morphosis is what our
                                                                                                of an excellent faculty in a warm       academic enterprise

                                                                                                community.Their experiences             is all about.

                                                                                                here—the skills they gain and the                  Each of the species illustrated
                                                                                                                                                   in this prospectus—all
                                                                                                                                                   inhabitants of Wise County,
                                                                                                friends they make—are valuable                     Virginia—may be found
                                                                                                                                                   on the UVa-Wise campus.
                                                                                                for a lifetime.
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                                 B E     Y O U R          B E S T           S E L F .                                                         M A K E       T H E        W O R L D            B E T T E R .

    Students who excel at UVa-Wise know that they’ll be well                                                           Success in life isn’t just about personal enrichment. To have
    prepared for graduate or professional school. Our strong                                                           influence and change the world, you need to acquire a
    undergraduate programs give them a solid basis for further                                                         position of leadership. The broad liberal-arts education at
    achievement, and the high level of course work readies                                                             UVa-Wise, combined with opportunities for holding offices
    them for demanding postgraduate study. Take a look at what                                                         in student organizations, gives students the tools to shape
    some of our graduates say about how they achieved their                                                            their careers toward positions that will help them make
    goals, and you’ll see how instrumental UVa-Wise can be.                                                            a difference. It’s amazing what our graduates have done.

         “ The one-on-one dedica-             “ UVa-Wise is the kind of            “ All of my professors—             “ Going to a smaller school          “ The business department            “ As a graduate of UVa-
           tion of the faculty and              place that refuses to take              particularly in chem-            such as UVa-Wise helped              at UVa-Wise integrates                Wise in 1991, I can say
           campus life is what sets             a cookie-cutter approach                istry and math—                  give me the leadership               public speaking and                   that my educational
           UVa-Wise apart from                  to higher education.                    were really helpful              experience that prepared             presentation experience               experience was excellent
           other colleges. My profes-           From the moment you                     in looking for graduate          me for the political                 into the curriculum.                  and I was well prepared
           sors always made time                apply, you are treated                  school options. Because          world. It was a great                Being put in front of an              for dental school. Looking
           for me and my classmates             like an individual.                     UVa-Wise is small, it            education—both for the               audience—and getting                  back on my time as an
           whenever we had ques-                The professors and                      was easy to get advice.  ”       academics and for the
                                                                                                                         knowledge I gained as
                                                                                                                                                              acclimated to tools such              undergraduate I have only
           tions or needed further              administrators welcome                                                                                        as Powerpoint—has                     the fondest memories of
                                                                                        Kevin Williams ’94
           explanations. I do consider          the ideas of students
                                                                                        Professor of Chemistry,
                                                                                                                         editor of the campus
                                                                                                                         newspaper and Honor
                                                                                                                                                              helped me in my work.       ”         fellow students, friendly
           the science department               and look for ways to help               Western Kentucky University,                                                                                faculty always ready with
                                                                                                                                                               Aleta Childress ’98
           to be top notch, which               each student have                       Bowling Green, KY                Court chairman.   ”                   Training Manager,
                                                                                                                                                                                                    advice and guidance, and
           made transitioning                   a meaningful college                                                      Jerry Kilgore ’83                    Crutchfield Corporation,             the superior education
           to medical school easy               experience.    ”                                                          Former Attorney General of           Norton, VA                           which has served me in
           and pleasurable.  ”                   Joanie Stallard ’99                                                      Virginia, Richmond, VA                                                    school and beyond.      ”
            Brian Arnette ’98                    Attorney-at-law, Knoxville, TN                                                                                                                     Dr. William C. Horne, Jr. ’91
            Physician, Mountainview                                                                                                                                                                 University of North Carolina
            Regional Medical Center,                                                                                                                                                                Chapel Hill (Dental School) ’95
            Norton, VA

    NOTABLE GRADUATES: Honorable Joey Carico ’95, General District Court Judge • William Smith ’05,                    M.J. Dixon ’01, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative • Tracey Gose-Maggard ’97, Massage Therapist/Spa
    Executive Director Southwest Virginia Heritage Music Trail • Dr. Sarah Pilkenton ’97, Assistant Professor of       Owner • Jerry Castle ’96, Singer Songwriter • Allan Bailey ’98, Attorney • Margo Ward ’00, Pharmaceutical
    Chemistry • Fred Saffouri ’97, Physician’s Assistant • Laura Faye Robinson ’01, Attorney •                         Sales Representative • Stephen Trent ’97, Assistant Professor of Microbiology • Alihan Karakartal ’02,
    Adam Parks ’00, Special Agent Department of Homeland Security • Dr. Monica Davis ’97, Dentist                      Marketing Director • Kristina Rose ’03, Leadership Development Coordinator • Justin Runyon ’98, Entomologist
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                                        I N V E S T            I N      Y O U .                                                                            L O O K       B A C K          A N D          S M I L E .

    The accomplishments of our graduates demonstrate                                                                              There’s ample evidence for the quality of a UVa-Wise
    the value of their experience here. For over 50 years,                                                                        education. Our graduates are admitted to some of the
    UVa-Wise graduates have been impressing employers                                                                             country’s most prestigious medical and law schools.
    and graduate schools with the quality of their educations.                                                                    Our nursing graduates enter well-respected nurse prac-
    Students find a number of ways to meet the cost                                                                               titioner programs, and our accounting students UVa-Wise alumni return
    of attending UVa-Wise—from merit scholar-                                                                                     consistently post one of the highest first-     to campus every year to
                                                                                                                                                                                  take part in the Student-
    ships and need-based aid to loans and                                                                                         time pass rates for the CPA exam in Virginia.   Alumni Picnic, to partici-
    work-study. Whatever your means of                                                                                            Alumni satisfaction is high in all areas.       pate in alumni basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                  and baseball games,
    affording it, the investment will repay                                                                                                                                                                             and to support the
                                                                                                                                                     Alumni Survey                                                      Highland Cavaliers on
    you for the rest of your life.                                                                                                                                                                                      Homecoming Weekend.
                                                                                                                                                     The most recent survey of graduates from Virginia’s
                                                                                                                                                     public colleges and universities shows of UVa-Wise                 Alumni also team with the
       To help pay for their
                                Types of Financial Aid                                                                                               graduates:                                                         Athletics Department to
    educations, many stu-           Scholarships, given to honor outstanding                                                                                                                                            host a fund-raising golf
                                •                                                                                                                    •   99 percent were “satisfied” or “very satisfied” with
     dents carry part-time          achievement.                                                                                                                                                                        tournament each spring.
                                                                                                                                                         the education they received in the undergraduate
      jobs while attending                                                                                                                               degree program.
                                •   Need-based aid, based upon each family’s
    UVa-Wise. Community
                                    ability to provide financial support.                       The prestigious                                      •   96 percent of those enrolled in graduate school say
      employers recognize
                                    Requires completion of Free Application                     University of Virginia                                   their undergraduate degree helped prepare them
          the reliability and
                                    for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).                            diploma is awarded to                                    for graduate study (a higher percentage than any
     drive of our students,
      and students appre-       •   Federal programs, including grants and loans.               graduates of The                                         other college or university in Virginia).
             ciate the value                                                                    University of Virginia’s                             •   90 percent (more than any other state college or
                                •   Work-study employment, available in almost
        of work experience.                                                                     College at Wise.                                         university) said their undergraduate major helps them
                                    all departments on campus for students
                                    meeting enrollment and need requirements.                                                                            perform in the workplace.
                                •   Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG) for qualified                                                                     •   87 percent said their undergraduate experience prepared
                                    Kentucky residents within 50 miles of Wise and                                                                       them for responsible citizenship (the same rate as VMI
                                    qualified residents from specified counties in far                                                                   graduates and higher than any other college or university
                                    northeast Tennessee.                                                                                                 in the state).
                                                                                                                                   UVa-Wise ranks
                                •   Opportunity Tuition Assistance Grant (OTAG),                                               first among public
                                    for qualified out-of-state students.                                                     national liberal-arts
                                                                                                                            colleges for students

                                                                                                                                                                                          Graduates of UVa-Wise have
                                                                                                                             graduating with the                                     the tools to continue a lifetime
                                       Freshman financial aid packages                                                     least amount of debt.                                     of learning. Many who gain
                                                                                                                                                                                     teacher certification here go on
                                In 2007-2008, the average financial aid package consisted of:
                                                                                                                                                                                     to teach at the elementary, mid-
                                                                                                                                                                                     dle, or secondary school level.

                                     Scholarships     14%
                                                                53%         Grants
                                           Loans       19%
A liberal-arts education at UVa-Wise has proven
practical value. It gives students a broad, solid
foundation—ideal for career growth and flexi-
bility—while enabling them to pursue a major
field of study in great depth. Combined with
close advising, our academic programs help
students chart a course just about anywhere:
toward graduate or professional schools
and to careers in the arts, the natural sciences,
the social sciences, and the humanities.

           E X P L O R E   Y O U R   M I N D .

In classes ranging in size from as


many as 40 students to as few

as one, UVa-Wise faculty members                                    GREAT HORNED OWL

pay special attention to each stu-
dent’s academic development. Nearly every
department has a culminating “capstone” course
to ensure that our students are prepared and
competitive. A fifth earn teaching certification
in addition to degrees in their majors. Our
programs include some—such as in library
media and nursing—that are unique in the
area. Others—in mathematics and science, for
example—are exceptionally strong. Each will
take you on a distinctive adventure in learning.
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                                                                                                                        health fields—including medi-        degrees. The Department of               Computer Science
                                                                                                                        cine, dentistry, nursing, physical   Natural Sciences offers both
                                 MAJOR PROGRAMS                                                                         therapy, and medical technology.     B.S. and B.A. degrees with          COMPUTER   SCIENCE MAJORS COM-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 PLETE SUCH REQUIRED COURSES   as
                                                                                                                        l LABORATORY INSTRUMENTATION         a concentration in chemistry.
                                                                                                                        includes spectrophotometers,         Students pursuing the B.S.          computer systems analysis, data
                                                                                                                        physiographs, chromatographs,        degree are required to take         structures, database design, and
              Accounting                sociology, and psychology.                             Biochemistry                                                                                      calculus—as well as such elec-
                                                                                                                        and a scanning electron              more chemistry, math, and
                                        Students may select a concen-                                                                                                                            tives as computer networking
    ACCOUNTING IS THE LANGUAGE OF                                            THE BACHELOR      SCIENCE DEGREE
                                                                                                   OF                   microscope. Students also            physics. Secondary school
                                        tration in any of these areas                                                                                                                            and logic. l BECAUSE COMPUTER
    BUSINESS. Using data generated                                           IN BIOCHEMISTRY  is new in 2007.           use computer simulations             certification is possible with
                                        of study. l THE ADMINISTRATION                                                                                                                           SKILLS ARE GENERALLY REQUIRED IN
    by the accounting system and                                             This degree is excellent prepa-            and computer-assisted data           either degree. l GRADUATES
                                        OF JUSTICE MAJOR GIVES STUDENTS                                                                                                                          MOST CAREERS TODAY, graduates of
    accountants, management and         THE BACKGROUND FOR CAREER
                                                                             ration for graduate and profes-            acquisition equipment.               OF THE CHEMISTRY PROGRAM HAVE
                                                                                                                                                                                 in industry     this program are well prepared
    other decision makers decide        OPPORTUNITIES  in civil justice,     sional school. l STUDENTS WILL                                                  ESTABLISHED CAREERS
                                                                                                                                                             or government. Others have          for a broad spectrum of careers.
    on future uses of financial and     criminal justice, law enforce-       TAKE CLASSES in biology, chem-
                                                                                                                                                             gone on to earn advanced            l IN ADDITION TO E-MAIL AND WEB
    human resources. l AFTER            ment, prisons, probation,            istry, physics and biochemistry
                                                                                                                         Business Administration             degrees in chemistry, chemical      ACCESS ON CAMPUS, information
    COMPLETING COURSES IN THE           parole, counseling, and policy       as well as a number of higher
    PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING,                                                                                                                                engineering, or materials           systems majors have access to
                                        analysis, and provides a solid       mathematics courses. The expe-             THE   BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    students move on to more                                                                                                                                 science. Many enter a health        the advanced UNIX system and
                                        basis for graduate study.            rience of taking courses from a            MAJOR   prepares students to
    advanced topics, including                                                                                                                               science school to train for a       numerous PCs. Students may
                                                                             number of disciplines provides             pursue careers in a wide vari-
    intermediate and advanced                                                                                                                                career in medicine, dentistry,      find employment as program-
                                                                             a broad background that pre-               ety of professional settings.
    accounting, cost and managerial                                                                                                                          veterinary medicine, physical       ming assistants with the Math
                                                                             pares students to approach                 In addition to course work,
    accounting, auditing, and                                                                                                                                therapy, or pharmacy.               Department or computer center.
                                                     Art                     problem solving in a variety of            students have the opportunity
    governmental accounting. In                                                                                                                                                                  l SIGMA ZETA, the College’s
                                                                             ways. l MAJORS IN BIOCHEM-                 to apply their knowledge and
    their final spring semester,        AS   LEADERS IN INNOVATIVE                                                                                                                               math and science honorary
                                                                             ISTRY CAN WORK in pharmaceuti-             skills to real problems in the
    students must also successfully     THINKING,  artists are integral                                                                                                                          fraternity, conducts activities on
                                                                             cal development, do health care            business world. l REQUIREMENTS
    complete a capstone course          to society, creating its culture     research at large hospitals and
                                                                                                                                                              Communication Studies              campus. Computer information
                                                                                                                        FOR THE MAJOR include courses                                            systems majors may also join
    in accounting. l ACCOUNTING         even as they reflect and             research universities, or seek             in communications, computers,        IN   THE COMMUNICATION STUDIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Association for Computing
                                        challenge its values, politics,      further education and go into              accounting, economics, and           MAJOR, STUDENTS DEVELOP SKILLS
                             with       and spirit. A liberal-arts educa-                                                                                                                        Machinery.
    PRIVATE SECTOR CAREERS                                                   medicine, genetics, education,             statistics. Students may choose      IN SPEAKING, LISTENING, READING,
    such employers as manufac-          tion can help students gain a        or business. l THE LABORATORY              to minor in economics or             AND WRITING.  Through explo-
    turers, retail stores, banks,       level of understanding that
                                                                             SPACE for the natural sciences is          accounting. l CAREER OPPORTU-        rations of mass media and
    and nongovernmental organi-         gives context to powerful art.
                                                                             housed in the science center               NITIES ARE WIDESPREAD in the         interpersonal communication,                  Economics
    zations, as well as public          l ART MAJORS ARE CHALLENGED
                                                                             and underwent a renovation                 banking and investment indus-        they prepare for a wide range
    sector careers in town, county,     by studio, art history, and          and addition in 2005.                                                                                               ECONOMICS
                                                                                                                        tries, management, and teach-        of careers. l STUDIES IN MEDIA,                 IS THE SOCIAL SCIENCE
    city, and federal offices and       other courses to examine their                                                                                                                           THAT STUDIES HOW SOCIETY USES
                                                                                                                        ing. Many students also go on        journalism, interpersonal and
    such governmental agencies          goals and define their visions.                                                                                                                          ITS SCARCE RESOURCES TO PRODUCE
                                                                                                                        to complete advanced degrees         organizational communication,
    as the Internal Revenue Service     As students complete such                                                                                                                                GOODS AND SERVICES. Economics
                                                                                                                        for careers in accounting or law.    research methods, and literature
    and the Federal Bureau of           courses as Theory and Practice                           Biology                                                                                         majors learn the principles of
                                                                                                                        l THROUGH THE NATIONAL               bring communication skills
    Investigation. l A LOCAL            of Drawing, Basic Painting,                                                                                                                              free enterprise and the theories
                                                                              OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF              SMALL BUSINESS INSTITUTE (SBI)       to a high level. Internships,
                                        and Printmaking, they gain                                                                                                                               behind our economy’s system of
                                                                              NATURAL SCIENCES, the biology             PROGRAM, students may work           cooperative projects, and inde-
    the national society for business   creative thinking and studio                                                                                                                             production and distribution. l
                                                                              program is comprehensive and              as consultants to members of         pendent studies give students
    and economics majors, is            skills. As they exhibit their                                                                                                                            STUDIES FOR THE MAJOR include
                                                                              well equipped. Small upper-               the local small business com-        important experience. l CAREER
    open to accounting majors.          work and participate in com-                                                                                                                             such topics as consumer choice
                                        petitions, they obtain real-world     level classes prepare students            munity, gaining real-world           OPPORTUNITIES ARE PREVALENT
                                                                                                                        experience before graduation.        in business and government          and behavior, production deci-
                                        experience. Over the course           for careers and graduate study.
                                                                                                                        Other opportunities on campus        work and in other fields that       sions of the firm, and how labor
                                        of the program, each student          l BOTH BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
                                                                                                                        include the Napoleon Hill            demand communication profi-         markets determine wages and
    Administration of Justice           builds a portfolio tailored to        AND BACHELOR OF ARTS PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                        Scholars Program and the local       ciency and adaptability. Many       income. l AN ECONOMICS DEGREE
                                        his or her specific goals as          ARE AVAILABLE. Electives include
                                                                                                                                                             students pursue graduate work       OPENS DOORS TO CAREERS in such
    THIS   INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM    an artist. l NONTRADITIONAL           such courses as Microbiology,             chapter of Phi Beta Lambda,
                                                                                                                        the national organization for        in journalism, speech, or busi-     fields as sales, management,
                                        OPPORTUNITIES FOR ART MAJORS          Immunology, Plant and Animal
                                                                                                                        business students.                   ness. l COMPUTER LABORATORIES       finance, and international busi-
                                        include studying directly with        Physiology, and Biochemistry.
              and in the world at                                                                                                                            are available both for class-       ness. It also makes excellent
                                        a master artist in his or her         Students must demonstrate
    large. Its curriculum is designed                                                                                                                        room sessions and individual        preparation for the study of law
                                        studio and participating in a         satisfactory performance on a
    to help students examine the                                                                                                                             work. The Oral Communication        or a career in politics. l PHI
                                        foreign study program.                        comprehensive examination.
    social forces of order, conflict,                                                                                              Chemistry                 Laboratory helps students           BETA LAMBDA, the national
                                        Students may also partici-                               l BIOLOGY MAJORS
    and change with emphasis                                                                                                                                 improve speaking and inter-         organization for business and
                                        pate in the College Art                                   FIND CAREERS in       THE CHEMISTRY PROGRAM AT UVA-
    on issues of race, gender,                                                                                                                               viewing skills. Further oppor-      economics majors, sponsors
                                        Guild, where they net-                                       industry and       WISE HAS A STRONG REPUTATION.
    ethics, and multiculturalism.                                                                                                                            tunities can be found through       activities on campus including
                                        work with other artists                                       business, in      Since 1970, approximately
    l A COMBINATION OF COURSES                                              Eur
                                                                                                                                                             the school newspaper or the         speakers, social events, and
                                        and arts organizations.                 yc e
                                                                                        SALAMANDER     teaching, and    40 percent of all chemistry
    ARE OFFERED in administration                                                                                                                            department literary magazine.       fund-raising activities.
                                                                                                        in a range of

                                                                                                                        majors have earned advanced
                                                                                    g ic

    of justice, political science,

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           English Literature           THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO       Wyllie Library’s excellent collec-           Health and                   in the Commonwealth. Many           PROGRAM leads to licensure to

                                        GRADUATES   are positions in         tion of books, maps, tapes,               Physical Education              work as journalists for newspa-     teach in the elementary and
                                        local, state, and federal govern-    records, slides, and other mate-                                          pers. l THE SOCIETY FOR HISTORY     middle schools in Virginia.
                                                                                                                   STUDENTS   HAVE OPTIONS WITHIN
                                        ment agencies. Businesses            rial on the language and culture                                          AND PHILOSOPHY, an active club      Students enrolled at UVa-Wise
                                                                                                                   THE HEALTH AND   PE CURRICULUM.
                                        involving travel and tourism,        of French-speaking countries is                                           on campus, is involved in such      who elect to meet requirements
                                                                                                                   The track leading to education
     AND LINGUISTICS. Through close     environmental planning, and          a useful resource for literary and                                        activities as hosting speakers,     for teacher licensure must
                                                                                                                   licensure is perfect for those
     reading, small-class discussion,   geographic information systems       language studies. Students may                                            conducting lectures, and            be admitted to the Teacher
                                                                                                                   who would like to teach at the
     and intensive writing assign-      often have urgent needs for          gain work experience through                                              organizing social events.           Education Program and must
                                                                                                                   elementary, middle, or second-
     ments, students gain a knowl-      graduates with environmental         teaching others in the language                                                                               complete the appropriate
                                                                                                                   ary level or coach high school
     edge of literary history and       science expertise.                   laboratory. Study-abroad experi-                                                                              program of study.
                                                                                                                   athletics. l AN ADDITIONAL
     increased facility in expressing                                        ences are available to majors
                                                                                                                   CONCENTRATION IN SPORTS MAN-
     ideas. l COURSE WORK IN THE                                             and minors in France during                                                Interdisciplinary Studies
                                                                                                                   AGEMENT allows students to
     MAJOR is designed to provide
                                                                             the summer.
                                              Foreign Studies                                                      acquire the skills to become        THE   INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
     a broad sampling of texts and                                                                                 facilities managers, work with      MAJOR ALLOWS STUDENTS TO
     theory, ranging widely among
                                                                                                                                                                                                Information Systems
                                        UVA-WISE    OFFERS THE FOREIGN                                             athletic apparel and equipment      DESIGN THEIR OWN PROGRAMS OF
     time periods and authors.          STUDIES DEGREE   with a concen-                                            companies, in broadcasting          STUDY—usually an interdiscipli-     MANAGEMENT    INFORMATION
     l CAREER OPPORTUNITIES most        tration in either French, Spanish,                                         as sports agents, or in the         nary combination not available      SYSTEMS ARE INTEGRAL TO THE
     often pursued by English liter-    or German. l REQUIRED                STUDENTS   WHO MAJOR IN               management offices of profes-       under established majors. l         FUNCTIONING OF TODAY’S BUSINESS
     ature majors include teaching,     COURSES include intermediate-        GOVERNMENT     may choose a con-      sional sports organizations.        INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES           WORLD.  Networks that collect
     technical writing, and profes-     level language study, upper-         centration in either political sci-   Courses for this concentration      MAJORS FIRST RECOMMEND a com-       and process data, link commu-
     sional work in journalism and      level courses in civilization,       ence or public administration.        area cover sociological, ethical,   mittee of at least three faculty    nication channels, and coordi-
     law. Majors are well suited for    literature, and grammar/             Courses range from American           legal, and business aspects of      members with expertise in the       nate human and material
     careers requiring language         linguistics, and study in a          government and constitutional         sports management. l                student’s area of interest. Once    resources are indispensible to
     proficiency and adaptability,      second discipline approved by        law to international relations        STUDENTS PURSUING education         this committee and a proposed       smooth business operations
     including many positions in        the foreign language faculty.        and political theory. l               licensure may seek employ-          academic program is approved,       and informed decision making.
     business and government.           Foreign study experiences are        GOVERNMENT MAJORS HAVE PUR-           ment in public and private          students pursue a well-defined      l THE DEPARTMENT OF
     l TECHNICAL SUPPORT is avail-      available to students in foreign     SUED PUBLIC-SECTOR CAREERS in         schools. Students pursuing          educational objective under         MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES HAS
     able through the computer lan-     studies during the summer.           local, state, and federal             the sport management con-           the committee’s supervision.        DESIGNED A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
     guage laboratory on campus.        Career opportunities include         government. In the private sec-       centration will be prepared to      l EXAMPLES OF PAST INTERDISCI-      PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT
     The Wyllie Library’s excellent     teaching and work with inter-        tor, graduates have found             enter a workforce where             PLINARY STUDIES MAJORS include      INFORMATION SYSTEMS to prepare
     collection of books, maps,         national businesses or govern-       employment in corporate and           more than 5 million jobs are        Appalachian studies, art and        students for entry-level employ-
     tapes, records, slides, and        mental agencies.                     business affairs, taught social       currently available.                history, communication and          ment in technology-related
     other material on the language                                          studies in public schools, and                                            natural history, English and        management positions and to
     and culture of English-speaking                                         gone on to some of the best                                               humanities, history and philos-     provide the background neces-
     countries is a useful resource                                          law schools in the nation. l                                              ophy, and physical education        sary for graduate work in man-
     for literary study. Students                    French                  THROUGH THE COLLEGE’S RELA-                        History                and related studies.                agement information systems.
     may gain work experience                                                TIONSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY                                                                                  The program combines core
                                        STUDENTS   MAY MAJOR IN   FRENCH,                                          STARTING   WITH A CORE OF INTRO-
     in the language laboratory or                                           OF VIRGINIA’S CENTER FOR PUBLIC                                                                               business and economics courses
                                        MAY CHOOSE A FOREIGN STUDIES                                               DUCTORY COURSES   in U.S. history
     on the department’s literary                                      in    SERVICE, students have opportu-                                                                               with computer science courses
                                        MAJOR WITH A CONCENTRATION                                                 and western civilization, history    Liberal Arts and Sciences
     magazine staff.                    French, or may minor in for-         nities for specialized study and                                                                              to provide a solid foundation
                                                                                                                   majors select from courses as
                                        eign language with a concen-         work experiences in local and                                                                                 for the degree. A capstone
                                                                                                                   diverse as Women in History,        THE   LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES
                                        tration in French. In addition       state government. Both the                                                                                    seminar in management infor-
                                                                                                                   American Military History, and      MAJOR IS DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS
                                        to these options, the College        Young Democrats and the                                                                                       mation systems gives students
                                                                                                                   African-American History.           SEEKING AN ELEMENTARY EDUCA-
      Environmental Science                                                  College Republicans are active                                                                                an opportunity to develop and
                                        offers certification for teaching                                          Students seeking teaching           TION ENDORSEMENT TO TEACH AT
                                        French in secondary school.          at UVa-Wise, bringing politi-                                             THE PRE-K–6 LEVEL. Students
                                                                                                                                                                                           present selected projects.
     AS   THE WORLD’S POPULATION                                                                                   certification should complete
                                        l COURSES REQUIRE reading and        cians to campus for public                                                are required to complete the
     CONTINUES TO EXPAND, ENVIRON-                                                                                 course work necessary for a
     MENTAL SCIENCE—the    study                                             lectures and debates. Students                                            73-semester-hour core require-
                                        writing in and about French                                                social science endorsement.
     of air, land, and water                                                 may also participate in                                                   ment with the following: At
                                        language and literature. The                                               Courses are also available for                                                    Mathematics
     resources—remains a critical                                            Government and Law Society                                                least one concentration select-
                                        program is designed to provide                                             students who wish to minor
     field. l STUDENTS PURSUE THE                                            activities, including a nationally                                        ed from general language and
                                        a wide range of experience in                                              in philosophy. l HISTORY                                                AS   THE LANGUAGE IN WHICH
     ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE MAJOR        both text and theory. l A            recognized Mock Trial team.                                               literature, general mathematics,    QUANTITATIVE IDEAS ARE DISCUSSED,
                                                                                                                   MAJORS ARE EQUIPPED TO PURSUE
     toward a Bachelor of Science       FRENCH MAJOR CAN BE USEFUL FOR                                             A BROAD RANGE OF CAREERS.   Able    general science, history/social     mathematics includes such con-
     degree, taking such courses as     CAREERS in teaching, translation,                                          to synthesize and arrange vast      science; and the professional       cepts as structure, form, shape,
     environmental chemistry, envi-     and international business and                                             amounts of information, some        education component. The            pattern, and the more familiar
     ronmental health, biology, and     political environments. l                                                  attend graduate schools in his-     core requirements for this pro-     terms of algebra, geometry, and
     geology. Laboratory and field      TECHNICAL SUPPORT is available                                             tory and philosophy. Others,        gram also satisfy the general       trigonometry. l AFTER COMPLET-
     studies play a significant role    through the computer language                                              after law school, go on to          education requirements at UVa-      ING A PLACEMENT TEST TO DETER-
     in the curriculum. l AMONG         laboratory on campus. The                                                  serve as attorneys or legislators   Wise. l THIS STATE-APPROVED         MINE AT WHAT LEVEL THEY SHOULD
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     BEGIN COLLEGE MATHEMATICS,             l SCIENCE LABORATORIES ON CAM-     League for Nursing and holds          independent study. Students         such as business, health care,       Pre-Professional Studies
     freshmen begin study in a core         PUS ARE EQUIPPED WITH MODERN       preliminary approval from the         have opportunities to gain          and law is also available. Those
     of required courses. Mathe-            INSTRUMENTATION  such as spec-     Commission on Collegiate              research experience through         seeking teaching certification      PRE-PROFESSIONAL   PROGRAMS
                                                                                                                                                                                             ARE DESIGNED TO PREPARE
     matics majors may choose to            trophotometers, physiographs,      Nursing Education. l THROUGH          collaboration with faculty. l       may obtain concurrent end-
                                                                                                                                                                                             STUDENTS TO ATTEND PROFESSIONAL
     pursue either applied mathe-           chromatographs, and a scan-        A STRONG LIBERAL ARTS CURRICULUM,     THE B.S. IN SOCIOLOGY prepares      orsement in a second foreign
     matics, pure mathematics, or           ning electron microscope.                                                                                    language. l A FOUR-WEEK             OR GRADUATE SCHOOLS.   The
                                                                               including such pertinent courses      students for graduate pro-
     teaching. Both B.A. and B.S.           Computer simulations and                                                                                                                         Department of Natural Sciences
                                                                               as Pathophysiology, Health            grams, professional degree          SUMMER COURSE IN SEVILLE, SPAIN,
     degrees may be earned—the              computer-assisted data acquisi-                                                                                                                  offers courses in biology, chem-
                                                                               Assessment, and Acute Care            programs, and certification         is available to Spanish majors,
     former with a humanities minor,        tion equipment are also avail-                                                                                                                   istry, physics, and anatomy
                                                                               Nursing, students build the           programs in such fields as          minors, and any other student
     the latter with a minor in the         able to students.                                                                                                                                required to gain entrance to
                                                                               expertise to work as generalists      social work, human resources        sufficiently fluent in the lan-
     natural or social sciences. l                                                                                                                                                           professional schools across the
                                                                               in a variety of nursing practice      management, law, counseling,        guage. Majors and minors have
                                                                                                                                                                                             country. Students interested in
     GRADUATES OF THE MATHEMATICS                                              areas. The program also pro-          and clinical sociology. Bachelor-   the option of spending a
                                                                                                                                                                                             law school complete courses in
     PROGRAM are prepared for                                                  vides excellent preparation for       level practice is also available    semester at our sister institu-
                                                        Music                                                                                                                                such areas as English, commu-
     careers as statisticians, industrial                                      graduate study and advanced           in many areas.                      tion in Seville. l STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                                                                             nication, public speaking, logic,
     researchers, applied scientists,       THE MAJOR IN MUSIC provides a      practice nursing.                                                         WITH DEGREES IN SPANISH PURSUE
                                                                                                                                                                                             government, and history. l
     and teachers. l SIGMA ZETA,            foundation in music theory,                                                                                  CAREERS in such fields as teach-
                                                                                                                                                                                             FACULTY ADVISORS HELP STUDENTS
     the math and science honorary          music history/literature,                                                                                    ing, translation, business, and
                                                                                                                       Software Engineering                                                  SELECT APPROPRIATE COURSES in
     fraternity on campus, sponsors         applied music, ensemble per-                                                                                 international law.
                                                                                         Psychology                                                                                          Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Forestry,
     a mathematics and science              formance, orchestration, and                                             THE   NEW SOFTWARE ENGINEERING                                          Pre-Law, Pre-Medicine, Pre-
     competition for high school            conducting. Students may pur-      THE   PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR EMPHA-         PROGRAM  is designed to pre-                                            Nursing, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-
     students, hosts speakers, and          sue specific interests through     SIZES CRITICAL THINKING, SCIENTIFIC   pare students for entry-level
                                                                                                                                                                     Theatre                 Physical Therapy, Pre-Theology,
     arranges field trips.                  the completion of additional       METHODOLOGY, AND SOCIAL               employment in computer soft-                                            and Pre-Veterinary studies.
                                            advanced music course work.        UNDERSTANDING   in the study of       ware production and to pro-         THE   THEATRE MAJOR ATTRACTS        Students should consult schools
                                            l MUSIC MAJORS BENEFIT from        thoughts, feelings, emotions,         vide preparation for graduate       STUDENTS INTERESTED IN PERFORM-     to which they plan to apply for
                                            the individual attention of our    behaviors, and the inner              work in software engineering        ANCE AS WELL AS THOSE INTERESTED    specific requirements.
        Medical Technology/
                                            expert faculty and a compre-       processes of individuals and          or computer science. l THE          IN PUBLIC SPEAKING AND
     Clinical Laboratory Science                                               groups. l A VARIETY OF COURSE                                             PRESENTATION. It offers valuable
                                            hensive curriculum. An optional                                          CURRICULUM USES AS ITS BASIS
     AFTER   THREE YEARS OF COURSE          track in music education leads     TYPES—including lectures,             the standard curriculum pub-        experience working with a
     WORK AT   UVA-WISE,   STUDENTS         to Virginia teacher licensure in   special topics seminars, com-         lished by the Associ-ation for      group to produce a result on              Teacher Education
     MAJORING IN MEDICAL TECH-              choral or instrumental music,      puter simulations, internships,       Computing Machinery and the         deadline and within budget.
                                                                               and independent study—give                                                Students can also gain skills in    THE   STATE-APPROVED TEACHER
     NOLOGY/CLINICAL LABORATORY             PreK-12. l AN ELECTRONIC KEY-                                            Institute for Electrical and
                                                                                                                                                         backstage management, artistic      EDUCATION PROGRAM AT   UVA-WISE
     SCIENCE   enroll in a program          BOARD LAB and a dedicated          students extensive background.        Electronics Engineers. l
                                                                                                                                                                                             QUALIFIES STUDENTS FOR A LICENSE
     accredited by the Committee            sound recording computer sta-      Many students work with pro-          CAREER OPPORTUNITIES abound         work, business, and public
                                                                                                                                                                                             TO TEACH  in the elementary,
     on Allied Health Education             tion are available to all music    fessors on research, presenting       in government, education, and       relations. l COURSES including
                                                                                                                                                                                             middle, and/or secondary
     and Accreditation. This com-           students. l THE MARCHING           findings at the regional confer-      private sector jobs. Northrop       Acting, Storytelling, Directing,
                                                                                                                                                                                             schools in Virginia and a
     petitive program provides 12           HIGHLAND CAVALIERS, which          ence and elsewhere. l                 Grumman and CGI, two area           Playwriting, and Costume
                                                                                                                                                                                             number of other states.
     months of specialized training         debuted in Fall 2006,              STUDENTS PURSUE THE B.S. IN           employers, will provide jobs        Construction combine with
                                                                                                                                                                                             l STUDENTS MUST MEET GENERAL
     at affiliated hospitals leading to     is but one of eleven musical       PSYCHOLOGY as preparation             for a number of our software        the experiential learning of
                                                                                                                                                                                             EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, those
     the B.S. degree. l STUDENTS            ensembles at UVa-Wise that         for graduate programs, for            engineering graduates.              staging major productions
                                                                                                                                                                                             of an appropriate major, teach-
     WHO COMPLETE THE COURSE                perform a broad range of           clinical or counseling positions,                                         to give students a thorough
                                                                                                                                                                                             ing endorsement requirements,
     WORK—but do not enter clini-           choral and instrumental music,     and as background for law                                                 background in the field.
                                                                                                                                                                                             professional studies require-
     cal training at a medical tech-        from Renaissance to jazz.          school, business, and                                                     l GRADUATES OF THE THEATRE
                                                                                                                                 Spanish                                                     ments, and those of a teaching
     nology school—may complete             l MUSIC GRADUATES PURSUE a         government employment.                                                    PROGRAM AT UVA-WISE PURSUE
                                                                                                                                                                                             internship. The internship
     a B.A. degree in biology dur-          variety of careers that include                                                                              SUCH CAREERS as acting,
                                                                                                                     STUDENTS MAY CHOOSE TO MAJOR                                            involves 12 weeks of full-time
     ing a fourth year at UVa-Wise,         church music, performance,                                                                                   designing, public relations,
                                                                                                                     IN SPANISH, major in foreign                                            teaching in the classroom fol-
     provided they have taken two           Pre-K–12 teaching, conducting,                                                                               film production, drama therapy,
                                                                                          Sociology                  studies with a concentration                                            lowing a period of observation.
     semesters of a foreign language        composition, and orchestra-                                                                                  and arts management. l THE
                                                                                                                     in Spanish, or minor in foreign                                         Students must also be admitted
     as electives. l UPON SUCCESSFUL        tion/arranging, and may seek       THE                                                                       HIGHLAND PLAYERS, the perform-
                                                                                     STUDY OF THE NATURE AND         language with a concentration                                           to the Teacher Education pro-
     COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM,             graduate study in music.                                                                                     ance organization on campus,
                                                                               OPERATION OF INDIVIDUAL HUMAN         in Spanish. In addition,                                                gram upon reaching junior
     students test for certification                                           SOCIAL BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL GROUPS,                                           cosponsors all theatre produc-
                                                                                                                     students may obtain certifica-                                          status. Requirements differ
     as a medical technologist/clini-                                          SOCIETIES, CULTURES, AND SOCIALLY                                         tions. In addition to two major
                                                                                                                     tion to teach Spanish at the                                            at each level of instruction.
     cal laboratory scientist. Once                                            CONSTRUCTED ORGANIZATIONS,                                                annual productions, students
                                                                                                                     secondary school level.
     certified, students find career                   Nursing                 SOCIOLOGY also explores subcul-                                           participate in the Holiday
                                                                                                                     l THE COURSE OF STUDY includes
     opportunities with such                                                   tures such as women’s and men’s                                           Festival of the Arts and a
                                            THE NURSING PROGRAM AT UVA-                                              conversational Spanish, as well
     employers as hospital laborato-                                           studies, race and ethnicity, and                                          number of student-directed
                                            WISE IS OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS                                             as courses about the literature
     ries, government agencies,                                                religion. l THE SOCIOLOGY CUR-                                            plays each year.
                                            SEEKING THE BSN DEGREE. The                                              and civilization of Spain and
     pharmaceutical companies,                                                 RICULUM includes lectures, semi-
                                            Department of Nursing is fully                                           Hispanic America. A course in
     and research facilities.                                                  nars, internships, fieldwork, and
                                            accredited by the National                                               Spanish for other professions
                                   Jessica Williams, teaching fellow                                                                                                                  ACAD E MI CS: H ON OR S                                            15
                              of Spanish, leads a class session that
                              provides conversational experience in
                              the language. UVa-Wise faculty know
                              students on a first-name basis and
                              encourage participation in all areas.                                                                                                   C H A L L E N G E               Y O U R S E L F .

                                                                                                                                                    If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to have
                                                                                                                                                    a favorite professor moderate a late-night philosophical
    Holding class by the
campus lake, professor of
                                                                                                                                                    discussion, the Peake Honors Program may be for you.
education Wayne Wheatley                                                                                                                            l Based on the premise that academically motivated stu-
describes the fundamentals
of childhood learning in a                                                                                                                          dents gain energy and insight from participating in small,
course on human growth
and development.
                                                                                                                                                    intensive study groups, the program offers special Honors
                                                                                                                                                    Seminars that emphasize rigorous thinking and discussion.
                                                                                                                                                    Students also attend and critique various cultural and aca-
                                                                                                                                                                   demic events during the year. l Admission
                                                                                                                                                                   to the program is open to freshmen with
                                                                                                                                                                   an academic GPA of 3.5 or above and com-
                                                                                                                                                                   bined SAT scores of 1200 or better. Other
                                                                                                                                                                   criteria for acceptance include course work
                                                                                                                                                                   taken, personal experience, extracurricular
                                                                                                                                                                   involvement, and motivation. l By senior
                                                                                                                                                                   year, a portfolio of work—including
                                                                                                                                                                   sample papers, written assessments,
                                                                                                                                                                   and an independent study/        Working with one or more
                                                                                                                                                                   capstone project—is              faculty members, each
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Honors student completes
                                                                                                                                                                   reviewed to determine            an independent study

                                                                                                                                                                   whether you will graduate        project before graduation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Students present the
                                                                                                                                                                   “with College Honors.”           results of their interdisci-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          plinary research publicly at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          special Honors colloquia.
                                                                                                                                                                      Sample Honors Seminars:
                                                “UVa-Wise is a place for people who want to grow.
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Social and Political Thought
                                The more I became involved with my professors, the more                                                                               •   Virtues and Vices
                                                     I enjoyed talking with them—about everything.”                                                                   •   The Good Life
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Man in Nature
                                                                                                                                                                      •   Literature of Imperialism
                                                                                                                  Matthew Pickering ’06                               •   Seminar on American Culture
                             Biology major, chemistry minor, UVa-Wise ambassador, student mentor, Orientation leader, cofounder and president of
                                UVa-Wise chapter of Alpha Sigma Phi, resident advisor, teacher’s assistant for biology lab, UVa-Wise Board member
16                                            ACA DE M ICS: S UP P OR T

                                        H E L P        I S     H E R E .

                                                                                                 “After falling behind academically because of illness, I needed
                                                                                                 all the help I could get. Student Support Services provided me with
     You’re here to learn—and we’re here to help you. Starting
     in freshman year, each student is assigned a faculty advisor                                tutors, and campus police even helped transport me to class.”
     to help with the transition to college. That advisor teaches
                                                                                                 Catrina Poole ’07
     a topical introductory course and continues in an advising                                  Administration of justice major, freshman mentor, member of Baptist Student Union, participant in Wesley Foundation activities
     role until the student selects a major. From that time,
     departmental advisors work with students
     in their areas of study. l Anyone who needs
     academic assistance may request free tutoring
     from the Tutor Connection. Peer tutors,
     supervised by College faculty, provide individ-
     ual or group tutoring in many subject areas
     and offer computer-based assistance as well.
     l Qualified students are also invited to make
     use of Student Support Services on campus.
      A basic proficiency in  Funded by the U.S. Department
      oral communication—
        whether in the form
                              of Education, this office has
          of public speaking  extensive resources, including
          skills, small-group
          speaking skills, or diagnostic testing material,
        interviewing skills—  instructional videotapes, and
              is important in
       every major. The Oral  a math lab.
     Laboratory at UVa-Wise
        helps students pre-    Student Support Services provides:          Many students who
     pare for presentations.                                               begin with a need
                               •   Academic advising

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marcia Mitchell (right),
                                                                           for tutoring end up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 director of Student Support
                               •   Accommodation, assistance, and advice   tutoring others.
                                   for students with disabilities                                                                                                                                                Services, talks with Terry Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Courtney Conner about
                               •   Counseling                                                                                                                                                                    techniques for managing time.
                                   (career, financial, personal)
                               •   Peer support groups
                               •   Study skills classes
                               •   Workshops

                               •   Supplemental instruction                                                                                                                 Amy Clark (top left), Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                       Professor of English, works with
                               •   Tutoring                                                                                                                            Jason Absher, Larry Oliver, and
                                                                                                                                                                       Bobbie Moore on computer-assisted
                                                                                                                                                                       presentation skills.
                                                                                                                                                                  ACAD E MI CS: SP E CI AL OP P OR T U N I T I E S                               19

     UVa Professor of History Edward
Ayers—a nationally known expert
on the Civil War—taught at UVa-Wise
                                                                                                                                                                            T A K E         O F F .
as part of the University Fellows pro-
gram. Each year, the program brings                                                                                                                                                                                             itr

two distinguished scholars to campus.

                                                                                                                                 College is a time to experience new

                                                                                             Professor of French Roman Zylawy
                                                                                         meets informally with students Paul
                                                                                         Kenney, Violet Lee, and Chris Sutphin
                                                                                                                                 things, to expand your horizons. One of
                                                                                         after class. French majors and minors   the best ways to do that is through study                                                      HOODED WARBLER

                                                                                         may study abroad in France during
                                                                                         the summer.
                                                                                                                                 abroad. UVa-Wise has developed foreign exchange
                                                                                                                                 programs with universities in Turkey and Spain that
                                                                                                                                 offer unique opportunities. Istanbul University—Turkey’s
                                                                                                                                 oldest and largest institution of higher learning—
v    UVa-Wise students take a                                                                                                    and Dumlupinar University, also in Turkey, as well as
break on a hill overlooking the
Alhambra Palace in Granada,
                                                                                                                                 Cardenal Spinola CEU in Seville, Spain, host UVa-Wise
Spain. Accompanied by three                                                                                                                     students for a semester. A month-long pro-
instructors—including Donald
Mueller (standing)—the group
                                                                                                                                                gram in Seville is also available. l Closer to
gained firsthand knowledge of                                                                                                                   home, internships with local businesses help
Spanish language and culture.
                                                                                                                                                students spread their wings and provide
                                                                                                                                                valuable experience connected with their
                                                                                                                                                major. Some students “shadow” professionals
                                                                                                                                                in the community to gain an insider’s view
                                                                                                                                                of a career. Others meet with mentors to
                                                                                                                                                discuss career preparation and       Professor of Music
                                                                                                                                                direction. l Those seeking           D. Michael Donathan
                                                                                                                                                                                     recently accompanied
                                                                                                                                                education certification participate the UVa-Wise choir to
                                                                                                                                                                                     New York City for a
                                                                                                                                                in student teaching off campus.      performance of works
                                                                                                                                                And opportunities for volunteer      by Stephen Sondheim
                                                                                                                                                                                     and John Rutter. Such
                                                                                                                                                activities and community service     field trips enhance each

                                  “You’re put into the classroom immediately.                                                                   projects are plentiful.              student’s experience
                                                                                                                                                                                     and frame of reference.

                             Since my first semester, I’ve observed students
                                                                                                                                       Opportunities for   Recent community service projects involved:
                                                      at Wise Primary School as part of                                             criminal justice and
                                                                                                                                         nursing intern-   •   Assisting with Hurricane Katrina relief.
                                          my elementary education course work.”                                                     ships are prevalent    •   Creating Easter baskets for Head Start.
                                                                                                                                          in and around
                                                                                                                                                           •   Working on homebuilding through
                                                                                                                                       Wise. Psychology
                                                                                                                                                               Habitat for Humanity.
                                                                                                     Lindsey Ray ’06              and business-related
                                                                                                                                   internships are also    •   Participating in an adult literacy program.
                                              Elementary education major (pre-K–6), history/social science concentration,
                                nontraditional student (degree in political science and theatre), member of Darden Society,
                                                                                                                                 widespread in the area.   •   Serving with AmeriCorps.
                                                       public relations officer for Southwest Virginia Education Association
                                                                                                                                                                CAMP U S LI F E                                               21

                                                                                                                                         One of the advantages of UVa-Wise’s size is
                                                                                                                                         how much influence each student can have.
                                                                                                                                         You’ll be surprised how easy it is                        am

                                             G E T         I N V O L V E D .

                                                                                                                                         to be known here.A student who

                                                                                                                                                                                            U rs
                                                                                                                                         reluctantly joins the dance team may
                        “I’ve been drawn to activities and organizations by engaging
                                    in conversations with other students.”                                                               find herself its captain the following
                                                        Jade Nightstar ’07
                           Nursing major, member of UVa-Wise Step Team, townhouse representative for
                                                                                                                                         semester.Another—not a theatre                                          BLACK BEAR

                                    Residential Housing Association, member of Judicial Board                                            major—may unexpectedly land a role in a
                                                                 l                                                                       campus theatrical production. Everyone has
                  “I was already familiar with the College, but I never thought I’d meet
                 so many people with an interest in both my academic and life success.”
                                                                                                                                         a chance to get involved.
                                                        LeAnn Mullins ’07
                   Special education major, Tice Total Achievement award winner, member of Darden Society,
       student representative for Hiring Committee, Cocaptain of cheerleading squad, Orientation leader, freshman mentor
                                                                                                                                                    S U R P R I S E     Y O U R S E L F .
                          “The size of the College is a benefit: it’s not overwhelming.
                                  It’s easy to meet people and get involved.”
                                                        Melissa Large ’05                                                                There aren’t many colleges where five students
                         Elementary education major, varsity basketball player, participant in education
                           department fund-raisers, member of National Science Teachers Association,                                     can get together and found a fraternity, but it
                         Virginia Education Association, and Virginia Society for Technology in Education
                                                                                                                                         happened here recently. Or where a fund-
                                                                                                                                         raising music festival organized by students can
   “J-TAG [freshman leadership weekend] helped me learn about the different activities
 I could get involved in. I’ve sometimes been overinvolved, but that’s why I love it here.”                                              continue for ten years, as our “Jam-4-Man” has.
                                                         Carrie Read ’06
 Chemistry major, president (local level) of Baptist Student Union, member of People-to-People World Leadership Forum, resident
                                                                                                                                         Every fall, students gather for a weekend lead-
director, volunteer for Virginia Baptist Association and St. Jude’s Hospital Up-Till-Dawn program, teacher’s assistant for biology lab   ership retreat—and many clubs and organiza-
                                                                 l                                                                       tions gain momentum and inspiration from the
                                  “There is always something going on here.”
                                                      Randall Hippeard ’09
                                                                                                                                         experience. Believe it or not, students can—
   Business administration/health and physical education major, varsity football quarterback, participant in Adopt a Highway,
                 Campus Move-In Day, Spring Pride (campus clean-up day), and the Benefit Basketball Game
                                                                                                                                         and do—carry 18 hours of credit, work part
                                                                                                                                         time, and manage to be vice president of their
                                                                                                                                         sorority—while holding a position as a student
                                                                                                                                         government senator. Surprising? You bet.
GO, CAVS! The Highland Cavaliers                                CAMP U S LI F E : AT H LE T I CS             23
football team, which plays at
home on one of the finest playing
surfaces in the nation, carries the
red and gray into fierce competi-
                                                            P L A Y — O R           WA T C H .
tion every fall. LOOKING ON. Students
with a valid CAVS card enjoy free
admission to all home athletic events.
Gymnasium comes alive with Cavs
basketball, the 1,500-seat facility
                                         Athletics are a major source of involvement at UVa-Wise,
often fills to standing-room-only        both for players and spectators. Holding students to the
capacity. FIGHTING SPIRIT. The
Highland Cavalier Marching Band          same high standards on the playing field as in the classroom,
energizes and inspires players and
fans alike. ON THE COURT. From
                                         our coaches instill the values of perseverance, teamwork,
February through April each year,        and a positive attitude—all important to career success
the women’s tennis team faces such
opponents as King, Tennessee
                                         in any field. l Ten of our 11 Highland Cavaliers teams are
Wesleyan, and Milligan colleges.         members of the NAIA’s Appalachian Athletic Conference
                                         (AAC), and many excel in their divisions. The football
                                         team, a member of the Mid-South Conference, has competed
                                         in national playoffs twice in the past
                                         eight years, and the baseball team has
                                         won two district championships. Both the
                                         men’s and women’s basketball teams have
                                         seen postseason play—the men’s recently
                                         competing in the NAIA national tourna-
                                         ment. And last year, women’s tennis and
                                         volleyball qualified for the regionals—
                                         and the softball team was         Men’s Varsity   Women’s Varsity
                                         crowned regional champion, • Baseball             • Basketball

                                         earning a place in the NAIA • Basketball          • Cross Country
                                                                           • Cross Country • Softball
                                         national tournament. l As
                                                                           • Football      • Tennis
                                         the College’s ambassadors at
                                                                           • Golf          • Volleyball
                                         away games, our 200               • Tennis
                                         student-athletes uphold high
                                         standards of conduct, and
                                         the pride in their good
                                         sportsmanship is carried
                                         by the entire student body.
                                         The lesson for everyone:
                                         it’s not just about winning,
                                         but about performing at
                                         your best.
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                                                                      H AV E                 A   B A L L .

                                          At UVa-Wise, there’s no such thing as spare time—at least
                                          not for long. You may have heard the saying, “nature abhors
                                          a vacuum”; our always-active students confirm it. With
                                          more than 50 clubs and organizations on campus—plus
                                          10 intramural sports—keeping busy is easy. l Between
                                          one-third and one-half of UVa-Wise students participate
                                          in intramural sports—and with the best small-college
                                          intramural program in the Southeast, it’s a well-founded
                                          choice. Our teams regularly participate in the                                                     Lo
                                                                                                                                                n   tra cana

                                          National Invitational Flag Football

                                                                                                                                                                       in a
                                          Championships, traveling to New Orleans                                        RIVER OTTER

                                          to face the competition.
                                          In basketball,        Sample              • International      • Society for
                                                                Organizations         Club                 History and
                                          intramural teams                                                 Philosophy
                                                                • Administration    • Intramural
                                          compete in the           of Justice Club    Advisory Board     • Student
                                          Regional 3X3                              • Lavoisier
                                                                                                           Activities Board
                                                                • Art Guild
                                                                                      Chemistry Club     • Student
                                          Tournaments. For • Baptist Collegiate                            Government
WHERE THE ACTION IS. Intramural                                    Ministries       • Medieval
sports are extremely popular on           those less athleti-                         Appreciation         Association
                                                                • Bass Fishing Club
                                                                                      Society            • Student Virginia
campus. Options include basket-
ball, billiards, fantasy football, flag
                                          cally inclined,       • Black Student                            Education
                                                                                    • National
football, frisbee golf, indoor soccer,    other competitive        Association        Organization for     Association
ping-pong, softball, tennis, and
volleyball. Even faculty members
                                          offerings include     • Campus
                                                                   Judicial Board
                                                                                      Women              • Sullivan Society
                                                                                    • National Residence • The Highland
are eligible to participate.              everything from       • Cavalettes          Hall Honorary        Cavalier
THUMBS UP. Students find personal
rewards in community service—             billiards to chess.     (dance team)
                                                                                    • Omicron Delta
such as the construction of a                                          •   Cheerleaders                     Kappa                      •   UVa-Wise
playground in the Town of Wise.                                        •   College                      •   Order of Omega                 Ambassadors
CAMPAIGNS ETCETERA. Freshmen elect                                         Republicans                                                 •   UVa-Wise Concert
their SGA leaders each fall. The                                                                        •   Outdoor
                                                                       •   Darden Society                   Recreation                     Band
many student organizations on
                                                                           (honor society)                                             •   UVa-Wise Recorder
campus offer additional opportuni-                                                                      •   Peer Educators
ties to lead. IN THE AIR. Good times                                   •   Greeks                                                          Ensemble
                                                                           (4 national fraternities     •   Phi Beta Lambda
happen all the time: students often                                                                                                    •   UVa-Wise Step
get together for casual games
                                                                           and 4 national sororities)   •   Pre-Law Society                Team
of volleyball and other activities.                                    •   Highland Cavalier            •   Pre-Professional           •   Wesley
                                                                           Marching Band                    Club                           Foundation
                                                                       •   Highland Players             •   Psi Chi                    •   Wrestling Club
                                                                           (theater group)
                                                                                                        •   Psychology Club            •   Young
                                                                       •   Honor Court
                                                                                                        •   Residence Hall                 Democrats
                                                                       •   Instrumental                     Association
FIVE STORIES. That’s the height of                                  CAMP U S LI F E : R E SI D E N T I AL LI F E        27
the new C. Bascom Slemp Student
Center, where students relax and
recreate between and after classes.
With an art gallery, bookstore,
                                                                        L I V E          I T       U P.
fitness center, snack bar, and
much more, the Center brings
student necessities and luxuries
together under one roof.
ROOM TO GROW. Students who live
on campus spend less time on
                                            The sense of community in residence life is apparent right
the road—leaving more time for              from the start. As soon as your car full of belongings
study or student activities.
FOOD AND FRIENDSHIP. Meals at the           arrives at your residence hall on “Move-In Day,” it is likely
campus cafeteria are a perfect
time to catch up with friends. And
                                            that you’ll be surrounded by students, faculty, and staff
Papa Joe’s side grill, open till 10 p.m.,   volunteering to help you unload. l All freshmen (who are
provides a welcome location for
that evening study break.
                                            not residents of Wise County) are required to live on
IMMORTAL GRAFFITI. A large bathroom         campus. Most start off in McCraray Hall (two-person
on campus, adorned by students
for an art project, shines with             rooms and community baths on each floor)
Jeffersonian quotes.
                                            or Culbertson Hall (two-person rooms with
                                            suite-style baths). l Other living options
                                            include suites and two- or three-bedroom
                                            apartments with or without kitchens. l All
                                            of our residence halls are coed, tobacco-free,
                                            and wired for high-speed Internet access.
                                            l In our residence halls, students determine the nature
                                            of their communities. The student-run Residence Hall
                                            Association (RHA) serves as a Residence Halls
                                            voice for residential students. • Asbury Hall
                                            The RHA acts collaboratively (1984, 48 residents, apartment-
                                                                              style units with kitchens)

                                            with state, regional, and       • Culbertson Hall
                                                                              (2006, 120 residents, air-
                                            national organizations to         conditioned suite-style units)

                                            foster community and lead- • (2000, 116 residents, air-conditioned)
                                                                              Henson Hall

                                            ership on campus. In 2005, • Martha Randolph Hall
                                            UVa-Wise was named “School (1992, 48 units) air-conditioned

                                            of the Year” by the Virginia • McCraray Hall
                                                                              (1973, freshmen only, 219 residents,
                                            Association of College and        alcohol-free)

                                            University Residence Halls. • Theme Houses
                                                                              (1958, 4 houses, 6 residents per house)
                                            l Students who don’t live       • Thompson Hall
                                            on campus benefit from            (1988, 48 residents, apartment-
                                                                              style units with kitchens)
                                            the commuter facilities in      • Townhouses
                                            the Slemp Student Center.         (1971, 48 residents, apartment-
                                                                              style units)
                                                                  CAMP U S LI F E : R E CR E AT I ON                                         29

                                                          H E A R      T H E        C R I C K E T S .
                                                               S E E     T H E         S T A R S .

                                       We realize this is a special place—one whose enormous
                                       natural resources form a playground, an outdoor laboratory,
                                       and a safe territory for learning. Our students don’t have
                                       to travel far to appreciate the region’s natural beauty: the
                                       George Washington and Jefferson National Forest, which
                                       covers 70 percent of Wise County, adjoins the UVa-Wise
                                       campus. Students use it as a tranquil haven for meditation,
                                       a place of study, and—for hiking and rock climbing—a
                                       fitness center. l Beyond the forest, outdoor
                                       recreation hotspots include such destinations                    Acheta d o

                                       as Breaks Interstate Park, the Guest River
                                       Gorge Trail, Natural Tunnel, and Wilderness                                           HOUSE CRICKET

                                       Road State Park. l Cultural attractions surround Wise
                                       as well. Students head to Abingdon to take in productions
                                       at the Barter Theatre
INTO THE FOREST. With 370,000
acres in Wise County alone, the        (the State Theatre of           Outdoor           • Road cycling
George Washington and Jefferson
National Forest stands high on
                                       Virginia), to visit galleries                     • Rock climbing
                                                                       • Bicycling       • Snowboarding
the list of outdoor destinations.      and shops, and to attend
EXPLORING TOGETHER. Classes and                                        • Camping         • Swimming
student organizations schedule         regional festivals. The         • Canoeing        • Tubing
outings for study and play. The        Southwest Virginia              • Cross-country   • Whitewater
surrounding area provides an
excellent laboratory for environ-      Museum and the Daniel             skiing             rafting
                                                                       • Downhill skiing
mental fieldwork.
                                       Boone Wilderness trail
                                                                       • Fishing         The Outdoor Recreation
more than one river runs through       offer glimpses of the           • Golf
                                                                                         program sponsors two
southwestern Virginia—and many                                                           major events each semes-
species of fish, including large-      region’s frontier history.      • Hiking
                                                                                         ter, as well as a range of
                                                                                         other outdoor activities.
mouth and smallmouth bass,             And wherever you go in          • Horseback       Through the program,
brown and rainbow trout, crappie,                                                        students can borrow
                                       the region, you’ll find the       riding          tents, sleeping bags, and
gar, shad, bluegill, and walleye.
                                                                       • Hunting         camping and fishing
ON THE TOWN. Some local restaurants
have outdoor options. Students enjoy
                                       people as friendly and                            gear—and soon will have
                                                                       • Kayaking        access to mountain bikes
the courtyard at Mosby’s in Wise.      laid-back as they come.         • Mountain
                                                                                         and climbing gear.

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                                           ADMISSION                                                                                                                             CAMPUS MAP
     At UVa-Wise, we’re looking             Cost (2007-08)                             School Codes                                              v                                                         v
     for students who want                                                             SAT Code: 5124                                                                                                                   A
                                            TUITION AND FEES:                                                                                                                    18                                         v                           V   VISITOR PARKING
     an opportunity to do well                                                         ACT Code: 4343
                                            Virginia residents:                                                                                  17                                                        22                                           A   ASSISTANCE CALL BOX
     in a supportive environ-                                                          Federal School
                                            $6,151                                                                                                                                                                          9
     ment. When we evaluate                                                              Code: 003747
                                            Out-of-state students*:
     applications, we look for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           28

                                            $17,815                                    Visiting Campus
     students who show a seri-                                                                                               A                                                         1
     ousness of purpose and                 ROOM AND BOARD:                            Individual appointments

     a strong potential for aca-            Room: $3,819                               available M–F from 8 a.m.                            A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          23                     15
     demic success in College.              Meals: $2,923                              to 4 p.m. A typical visit                       5                             27
     Students who rank in                                                              includes an interview with
                                            TOTAL COSTS PER YEAR                       admissions staff, a stu-
     the top half of their high             (excluding books, travel, etc.):
     school classes, who have               Virginia residents:                        dent-led campus tour, and
     combined scores of 900                 $12,892                                    lunch or dinner. Please                                                                                14
     on the SAT—or 18 or                                                               call our Admissions Office                        12                                                                    11           2
                                            Out-of-state students:                                                                                                                                                                             V
     better on the ACT—are                  $24,504                                    toll-free at (888) 282-9324
     given preference in admis-                                                        or locally at (276) 328-0102                                                                                                                                                                    A
                                            *Students from Kentucky and                to arrange your visit.
     sion decisions.
                                            Tennessee should inquire about                                                   21                                              A                                              29
                                            Tuition Assistance Grant (TAG).            UVa-Wise 360˚ Events                                                                                                                                                                   26
     UVa-Wise offers admission                                                                                                                                                                                      A
                                                                                       Special Saturdays are set                                                      8
     on a rolling basis. Students
                                                                                       aside for prospective stu-                                                                             4
     may be admitted for the                                                                                                                  LAKE
                                                                                       dents and families. The pro-                                                                                                                  16                                  13
     Spring or Fall semester
                                                                                       gram includes an academic                                                                                                                                                                       A
     or for one of the Summer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       V
                                                                                       and activities fair staffed by
     terms. Applicants are

     encouraged to apply well
                                                                                       faculty, administrators, and                                                                                                                                3                          V
                                                 “Academic life                        students; a campus tour;                                                                                                                      6
     in advance of the term in
                                                                                       a financial aid information
     which they wish to enroll.                  at UVa-Wise is                        session; tours of the resi-
     A range of benefits is avail-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      25
                                                                                       dence halls; and compli-                                       19
     able to students who apply                  very challenging                                                       20
     under one of two nonbinding
                                                                                       mentary student tickets to a                                                                                                             24
                                                                                       campus event (as available).                                                                           10
     Early Admission options.                    and beneficial.”                                                                                                           V
                                                                                       2007-08 UVA-WISE 360˚ DATES:
     Financial Aid                               —Lauren
                                                                                       Saturday, October 27
     80 percent of our students
                                                 Branham ’04,                          Saturday, February 16
     qualify for some form of
                                                                                       Saturday, April 26
     financial assistance, including             Education major                                                                 1. Asbury Hall                       6. C. Bascom Slemp                   12. Faculty Row                     21. Culbertson Hall
                                                                                                                                     RESIDENCE HALL                      Student Center                         COLLEGE RELATIONS, FACULTY         RESIDENCE HALL
     federal and state grants,                                                                                                                                            ART GALLERY, BOOKSTORE,               RESIDENCES, THEME HOUSING
     scholarships, student loans,                                                                                                2. Betty J. Gilliam                      CAMPUS MAIL SERVICES,                                                22. Physical Plant
                                                                                                                                    Sculpture Garden                      CONFERENCE CENTER, FITNESS       13. Fred B. Greear Gym
     and college employment.                                                                                                                                              CENTER, GAME ROOM, HONOR              ATHLETICS OFFICE, ATHLETIC     23. Science Center
                                                                                                                                 3. Bowers-Sturgill Hall                  COURT, JEFFERSON LOUNGE,              TRAINING, BASEBALL FIELD           NATURAL SCIENCES
                                                                                                                                     ADMISSIONS OFFICE,                   LOCKER ROOMS, OFFICE OF
                                                                                                                                     CHANCELLOR’S OFFICE,                 STUDENT ACTIVITIES/INTRAMU-      14. Henson Hall                     24. Smiddy Hall
                                                                                                                                     DEVELOPMENT OFFICE,                                                        RESIDENCE HALL                     BUSINESS, CASHIER’S OFFICE,
                                                                                                                                                                          RALS, OUTDOOR RECREATION
                                                                                                                                     FINANCIAL AID OFFICE                                                                                          PROVOST’S OFFICE, REGISTRAR’S
                                                                                                                                                                          OFFICE, PAPA JOE’S SNACK BAR,
                                                                                                                                                                          RACQUETBALL COURTS, STUDENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                           15. Humphreys Tennis                    OFFICE, SOCIAL SCIENCES
                                                                                                                                 4. Cantrell Hall                         GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION,
                                       Likelihood of Admission to UVa-Wise                                                           CAMPUS POLICE, CENTER
                                                                                                                                                                          STUDENT LEADERSHIP OFFICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               25. Stallard Field
                                                                                                                                     FOR STUDENT DEVELOPMENT,                                              16. John Cook Wyllie Library
                                                                                                                                     COUNSELING & HEALTH SERVICES,                                                                             26. Swimming Pool
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Chapel of All Faiths              17. Lila Vicars Smith House
                              Combined               High School                Likelihood of                                        DINING HALL, HOUSING, STU-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                CHANCELLOR’S RESIDENCE         27. Thompson Hall
                              SAT Score                  GPA                     Admission                                           DENT AFFAIRS, VICE CHANCELLOR    8. College Theatre                                                           WOMEN’S RESIDENCE HALL
                                                                                                                                     FOR ADMINISTRATION                   UNDER RENOVATION
                                >1000                    >3.0                    Highly likely                                                                                                             18. Martha Randolph Hall
                                                                                                                                 5. Carl Smith Stadium                                                          RESIDENCE HALL                 28. Women’s Softball Field
                              900–1000                  2.5–3.0                     Likely                                                                            9. Intramural Softball Field
                                                                                                                                     BEATY-RICHMOND FIELD,
                               800–899                  2.0–2.5                Somewhat likely                                                                                                             19. McCraray Hall                   29. Zehmer Hall
                                                                                                                                     COMMUTER PARKING,               10. Crockett Hall                                                             HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY,
                                <800                     <2.0                      Unlikely                                                                                                                     RESIDENCE HALL
                                                                                                                                     HUMPHREYS-THOMAS FIELD-              UNDER RENOVATION
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE,
                                                                                                                                     HOUSE, INTRAMURAL FIELD,
                                                                                                                                                                     11. Darden Hall                       20. Music Center                        STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES,
                                                                                                                                     RAMSEYER PRESS BOX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   UPWARD BOUND
                                                                                                                                                                          ART, COMPUTER SCIENCE LAB,
                                                                                                                                                                          EDUCATION, MATHEMATICAL
                                                                                                                                                                          SCIENCES, NURSING, WRITING LAB
32                                                UVA -W ISE

     Character                        Athletics                        Residential Life
     Founded in 1954, UVa-Wise        Member of the Appalachian        Students may choose between
     is a small public liberal-arts   Athletic Conference in the       traditional residence halls,
     college of the University        National Association of          suite-style living, townhouses,
     of Virginia.                     Intercollegiate Athletics        and apartments on campus.
                                      (NAIA) and the Mid-South
     Ranking                          Conference (football only).      Honor Code
     UVa-Wise is ranked by            About 200 students               All students are expected
     U.S. News & World Report         participate in 6 men’s and       to uphold the UVa-Wise
     among the nation’s top           5 women’s programs.              honor code of respect and
     public liberal-arts colleges.                                     responsibility.
                                      Intramural Sports
     UVa Benefits                     Best small-college program       Campus Technology
     • Graduates of UVa-Wise          in the Southeast. 90 pro-        Most residence hall rooms
       receive the prestigious        grams, including 34 basket-      are wired with Ethernet
       University of Virginia         ball teams, 27 flag football     connections. There are five
       diploma.                       teams, 24 volleyball teams,      easy-access computer labs
     • Students have access           and 24 softball teams. Flag      on campus. Free e-mail
       to UVa’s library resources.    football teams compete           accounts are available to
     • UVa-Wise recruits              nationally. Half of all          all students.
       outstanding faculty.           students participate in
     • UVa-Wise hosts                                                  Counseling and Health
                                      some intramural activity.        Services
       visiting scholars from
       Charlottesville.               Organizations                    On-campus health care pro-
                                      More than 50 clubs and stu-      vided by Norton Community
     The Campus                       dent organizations on campus.    Hospital. Free personal coun-
     400 acres in the Town                                             seling is available on campus.
     of Wise, located in the          Cultural Activities
     Appalachian Mountains            The Pro-Art Association          For More Information
     of southwestern Virginia.        brings a variety of perform-     Office of Admissions
                                      ances to campus each year.       The University of Virginia’s
     Enrollment                       Past groups have included         College at Wise
     1,950 students; male-female      the Joffrey Ballet and the       One College Avenue
     ratio 43:57.                     Vienna Boys Choir. The           Wise, VA 24293-4400
     Curriculum                       College also hosts lectures
                                      and special events through-      (276) 328-0102
     29 majors, 27 minors,                                             (888) 282-9324 (toll-free)
     7 pre-professional programs,     out the year.
     24 teaching licensures.          International Study
     Faculty                          Through the Connections          State law requires all state colleges with campus
                                                                       police forces to report crimes to the Virginia State
     91 full-time; 71 percent         program, UVa-Wise students       Police. The figures are included in an annual
                                                                       report called “Crime in Virginia” and are also
     hold terminal degrees.           can study at sister institu-     forwarded to the FBI as part of that agency’s

     Student-faculty ratio 17:1.      tions in Turkey and Spain.       Uniform Crime Reporting system.

     86 percent of classes            Summer exchange in France        UVa-Wise does not discriminate in any of its
                                                                       programs, procedures, or practices against a per-
     are taught by full-time          is also available.               son on the basis of age, citizenship, color, handi-
                                                                       cap, national origin, political affiliation, race,
     faculty members.                 Pre-Med Program                  religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a
                                                                       disabled veteran of the Vietnam era. The College
                                      Our rigorous program, paired     operates equal opportunity and affirmative action
                                                                       programs for faculty, staff, and students. UVa-Wise
                                      with close faculty advising,     is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

                                      leads to high rates of accept-   NCSDO U29074 7.07
                                      ance to medical school.

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