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Page 6 CLINCH VALLEY TIMES; St:'P~iul, VA, Tllursday, Augusr27-2009 national liberal arts collegefinancial need, one of the the College. This is the ninth St ity C1 i whose studentsgraduatewitha highest percentagesinVirginia, time UVa-Wise has been in- Jude's Char ass c NOTE: SPHS tow debt load, according to the AtremendousbenefitofaUVa- cluded in the national ranking. latest issue of U.S.News and Wise education is that our Each school's rank within its pl world Report's annual college graduates begin graduate school group of peer institutions is dyed at LBCC August 22 football chan-exx1~ guide, or careerswithalowdebtload." base~l on the same set of quality The team of Larry In the First Flight, team The UVa-Wise Class of 2008 Rusty Necessary, vice chan- measures Seventy,five percent McReynolds, Be Couch, Ron members Mike Owens, TrumanSt. Paul High School has completed their degrees with cellor for enrollment manage- of the ranking is based on a less debt than students at any of ment, said the College's ranking formula that includes objective Chafin and Traey Stallard won Worthington, T. J. Worthington announced that its football game the nation's other public liberal reveals a deep commitment and measures of academic quality, the Championship Flight of the and Patrick Farmer were the against Hurley High School, arts colleges. UV-Wise remains investment by Virginia and scho- St. Jude's Charity Classic Tour- winners. In Second place were originally scheduled on Friday, at the top of the lowest debt list larship donors who make scho- nament, played at Lake Bona- Tony Sifford, Jack Kiser, Mark September 4, at St. Paul, has of public liberal arts colleges for larships and financial aid venture Country Club on Satur- Hartsock and Jim Grey. been moved to Thursday,the sixth consecutive year, ac- available to students in need. day, August 22. Placing second Special event willers were September 3. cording to the annual collegeThe U.S. News data includes in the Championship FligyhtAdam Wright, Long Drive; The game will still be played guide, which hit newsstands on loans taken out by students from was the team of Tom Allen, Bill "Cotton" jones, Closest to #2 at Bowman Field in St. Paul at August 20. Three private liberal financial institutions, federal, Fleenor, Rick Helbert and Ron pin; Greg Sanders, Closest to #7 the usual start time of 7:30 p.m.. arts colleges were ranked above state and local governments, and Kiser. Pin; and Jack Kiser, Longest UVa-Wise in the overall lowest from the colleges themselves. utt Arbor Day debt list of liberal arts colleges. Parents' loans are not included. Among the UVa-Wise Class The average amount of debt is St. Paul to host Holston for Foundation's of 2008, 59 percent graduated the average cumulative amount without debt. The average amo- borrowed by those students who opening game on Au ust, _ 28 Conservation unt of debt for UVa-Wise grad- incurred debt, not the average bates who used student loans is for all students. On August 28 at 7:30 pm, the out" the Cavaliers. $10,252. In comparison, the In the recent rankings, UVa- SPHS Deacon football team will White spirit t-shirts are Trees booklet average debt load for students at Wise continues to be listed host the Holston Cavaliers. available for $7.00. Come by the Tougaloo College in Mississippi among the nation's top public Coach Mark Palmer asks allSPHS office to get your shirt and Deacon fans to wear white. The support the Deacon football available is $41,000, the liberal arts liberal arts colleges. The nation's college with the largest average 266 liberal arts colleges - most Deacons are going to "white team. The Arbor Day Foundation's student debt. ofwhich.areprivate-emphasize recently updated Conservation "It is a point of pride for undergraduate education and SPHS Golf Tourney is 9/19 Tree, booklet is now available UVa-Wise that we are con-award at least half of their 5 _ for only a $3 the non- sistently ranked as the top public degrees in the arts and sciences. The fifth annual St. Paul The cost is $50 per golferprofit tree-planting organization, liberal arts college that graduates With only the top five na- iI-tigh School Golf Tournament (four person teams). Plaques Conservation Trees is de- students with the lowest debt," tional public liberal arts colleges _ 11 be held at Crockett Ridge will be awarded to the top three signed to help people plant and said UVa-Wise Chancellor ranked individually in the cur- Golf Course, Kingsport, Ten- teams along with lunch, a gift care for trees, and features _ nesseel9. on Saturday, September bagdoor each participant, and easy-to-followillustratins' colorfultext, photos and Author of Ghost Map to Don't exceed the Check in is set for 7 a.m., Contests include a $10,000 "The Arbor Day Foundation with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. hole in one, closest to the pin, believes it is vital for people of speak at UVA-Wise Oct 26 speed limit! Hole sponsorship is $100, and longest drive, all walks of life to plant new and signs will be provided. For more information, call trees and to take care of our Steven Johnson, bestselling t-fie outbreak. Ghost Map vividly Be especially careful The format is captain'sPatrick Damron, 276-328-8913; existing tree canopy," said John author of Ghost Map, the book portrays Dr. John Snow and his at intersections which choice scramble, or Walt Padgett, 276-762-7320. Rosenow, chief executive of the chosen as this year's freshman deep convictions regarding the P" Foundation. "This booklet serves reading, will lecture on Mend- disease transmission as noted have no traffic lights! e ember GED test dates in as a great resource for tree ay, October 26, at The Universi- scientists dismissed his evidence planters in every area of the ty of Virginia's College at Wise. and research. Observe stop signs! country." The public is invited to join The Washington Post said, Wise County are announced " roo help us conserve students, faculty and staff for "Ghost Map is a medical thrill- energy, are good for the soil, and Johnson's 1 p.m. presentation in er, detective story and paean to cvmimes Deadlines: The Regional Adult Educa- be given Friday, September 11, clean the air we breathe and the Fred B. Greear Gymnasium. city life," and that Johnson's Editorial copy tion Program will offer the at 8 a.m. at the Norton VEC drinking water for millions of The lecture is fi'ee, and a book "account of the deadly outbreak (birthdays, anniversaries, Official Practice GED Test on Adult Education Center. Regis- Americans. That's why it is so signing will follow, and its modem implications is a press releases, calendar Friday, September 25, at 9 a.m. tration must be completed by important to properly plant new The freshman reading is part true page turner." items, weddings, etc.) at the Wise Adult Learningnoon on the Thursday prior to trees and care for the ones we of the College's goal to help Johnson is the best-selling 4 p.m. Monday Center. This is a free test. Call the test. Call Imelda Collins, already have." new students define their identi- author of six books on the inter- 1-800-422-3433 to sign up for 276-679-7286, for more infer- Included in the Conservation ties while exposing them to oth- section of science, technology Advertising the practice test. mation. Trees booklet are tips on how to er cultures. The shared reading and personal experience. Th'e (classified and display) ' The GED Exam will be given .... use shade trees and windbreaks experience serves as a class- Invention of Air and Everything 12 noon Tuesday on Saturday, September 19, at N OTIC E to save on energy costs, attract building exercise to allow all Bad is GoodFor You are among the Education Center, Building : songbirds, create a living snow freshmen to engage in the same Johnson's notable books. A so- C. Testing will begin at 8 a.m. fence,.and to learn how to plant learning activity regardless of cial critic and technologist, Those who plan to take the test Stop for any school the right tree in the right place, their major. Johnson has created three influ- 'Your ad must register no later than two In addition, the booklet also Ghost Map chronicles the ential web sites and has up- days prior to the exam. Call bUS loading or details 'the right way to plant and 1854 cholera outbreak in Lon- peared on television shows such COM|d Karen Whitt at Fry Hall, 276- don and various attempts to end as "The Daily Show with Jon 328-8612, for more information unloading children! prune trees. To receive the Conservationthe deadly epidemic. Johnson Stewart" and "The Charlie Rose or to register. IT'S THE LAW! Trees booklet, send a $3 check tells the story of Rev. Henry Show." The Norton GED Exam will along with your name and Whitehead as he struggled to For more information, call address to: Conservation Trees, care for his neighbors' spiritual the Office of College Relations, here! Arbor Day Foundation, 100 and physical well-being during 276-327-0130. Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order online at ees. ~unroorns of Floor to Ceiling Glass, DEADLY NEUROMUSCULAR v, D I S E A S E S Northern Virginia 1-800-277-2846 ~ ~" Central Virginia Muscular Dystrophy Association 1-800-277-7790 ~ 1-800-572-1717 UVa-Wise students complete degrees with least debt among public liberal arts colleges, according to U.S. News ranking The University of Virginia's David J. Prior. "Nearly 80 per- rent report, a precise numerical College at Wise is the top public cent of our students demonstrate ranking is not yet available for such as graduation rates, fresh- man retention, class size, student selectivity, student/faculty ratios, faculty salaries, SAT scores, ac- ceptance rates, financial resour- ces, and alumni giving rates. The remaining 25 percent is based on a reputational survey of peer institutions conducted in the early spring. The magazine surveys the president, provost and dean of admissions at each school to rate the perceived quality of the academic pro- grams for schools in the same category, including their own. The only branch campus of the University of Virginia, UVa- Wise offers Virginia's only undergraduate degree in soft- ware engineering, among 28 other degrees and professional programs in the liberal arts tradition of Thomas Jefferson. For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 276-328-0130. lU 2010 Shelby GT 500 coupe, 5.4L SC4V V8 engine, 6 speed manual transmission, white w/red racing stripe, interior char black w/red soho leather New Salesman - Ron Puckett would like to invite his friends and customers to his new location at Morgan McClure Ford Ford Mustang remium, 4.0L SOHC 5-speed white w/black leather interior 2007 Ford Mustang Coupe, 2 door 6 cyl. Saint Paul, VA mor (276) 762-5535 AIDS HAS CREATED 14 MILLION ORPHANS WORLDWIDE. TO HELP. 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