UVA WISE 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 E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE (888) 282-9324 (toll-free) • (276) 328-0102 (local) WEB www.uvawise.edu 1 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 Academics 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 BUTTERFLY 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. 2 UVA -W ISE A P LAN F OR SU CCE SS: SOME G R AD UAT E S 3 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 4 A P LA N F OR S UCCE SS: THE INVESTMEN T A P LAN F OR SU CCE SS: T H E R E SU LT S 5 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 v 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. Work-Study 14% 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 . us In classes ranging in size from as an i gin ir ov many as 40 students to as few Bub 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. 8 UVA -W ISE ACAD E MI CS: MAJ OR P R OG R AMS 9 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 MAJORS ARE WELL SUITED FOR 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, CHAPTER OF PHI BETA LAMBDA, 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, PREPARES STUDENTS TO BE FULL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ART MAJORS Immunology, Plant and Animal business students. ness. l COMPUTER LABORATORIES finance, and international busi- PARTICIPANTS IN A DEMOCRATIC include studying directly with Physiology, and Biochemistry. and in the world at are available both for class- ness. It also makes excellent SOCIETY 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 LONG-TAILED the school newspaper or the speakers, social events, and and arts organizations. yc e a SALAMANDER teaching, and 40 percent of all chemistry ARE OFFERED in administration department literary magazine. fund-raising activities. in a range of lon majors have earned advanced g ic of justice, political science, au a d 10 UVA -W ISE ACAD E MI CS: MAJ OR P R OG R AMS 11 English Literature THE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE TO Wyllie Library’s excellent collec- Health and in the Commonwealth. Many PROGRAM leads to licensure to THE ENGLISH LITERATURE MAJOR GRADUATES are positions in tion of books, maps, tapes, Physical Education work as journalists for newspa- teach in the elementary and DEVELOPS STUDENTS’ PROFICIENCY local, state, and federal govern- records, slides, and other mate- pers. l THE SOCIETY FOR HISTORY middle schools in Virginia. STUDENTS HAVE OPTIONS WITHIN IN LANGUAGE USE AS THEY EXPLORE ment agencies. Businesses rial on the language and culture AND PHILOSOPHY, an active club Students enrolled at UVa-Wise THE HEALTH AND PE CURRICULUM. LITERARY WORKS, CRITICAL THEORY, 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 Management 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 Government 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 12 UVA -W ISE ACAD E MI CS: MAJ OR P R OG R AMS 13 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 v 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 v 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. Communication Laboratory at UVa-Wise helps students pre- Student Support Services provides: Many students who pare for presentations. begin with a need • Academic advising v 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 v • 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 v 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- ina gram. Each year, the program brings itr c ia n two distinguished scholars to campus. lso Wi College is a time to experience new v 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 ericanus G E T I N V O L V E D . us 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 . l “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- l 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. HIGH INTEREST. When Greear 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. CAMP U S LI F E : SP OR T S AN D ACT I VI T I E S 25 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 de n National Invitational Flag Football sis lat ax 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 (newspaper) 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 Organization 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 suite-style residents, 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 mesticus 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 Activities 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. A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT. Actually, 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. biking 30 UVA -W ISE AD MI SSI ON 31 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 v $17,815 Visiting Campus students who show a seri- A 1 ousness of purpose and ROOM AND BOARD: Individual appointments v 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 7 v v 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 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, Center 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 FACTS 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. www.uvawise.edu 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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