Founding Director Amy Clark won the Appalachian Studies Association's Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015.
The coke ovens at Pine Branch, near Dunbar, Virginia. Built in 1959, they were among the last ovens in operation in Wise County.
UVa-Wise students Dalena Adams and Alana Johnson presented their research at the 2015 meeting of the Appalachian Studies Association.
Professor McKnight's class visited Camp Wildcat, near London, Kentucky. It was the home of the first Civil War battle in Kentucky and was the first Union military victory of the Civil War.
Camp Wildcat has some of the best preserved earthworks of the Civil War. This trench is original to the Civil War and has not been improved.
This Works Progress Administration mural decorates the Post Office in Appalachia, Virginia.
UVa-Wise history student David Carty wrote the text for the Civil War Trails marker at Seminary, Virginia.
The Society of Appalachian Historians met on the campus of UVa-Wise in May 2013.
Matewan, West Virginia, was the site of one of Appalachia's most violent labor conflicts.