UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival

The UPIKE Film & Media Arts program is hosting a film festival on April 4th-6th in Booth Auditorium at the University of Pikeville and we want to see YOUR films! It is free to enter for the tristate area (KY, VA, & WV) and we will be giving out over $1000 in cash prizes!  Also, […]

Esports Vision Science Academy


Area middle and high school students sharpened their technology skills and learned about the science of vision in a setting centered on virtual reality during the University of Pikeville’s second Esports and Vision Science Academy. An interest in video games led to a broader learning experience. During the two-day camp, students built virtual reality viewers […]

Betsy Layne Students Awarded UPIKE Esports Scholarships

UPIKE launched their varsity Esports program in January 2015.  When the program first began the university was only the second school in the U.S. to offer athletic scholarships for students to join their program.  On May 5th, 2016 the UPIKE Bears welcomed two local recruits to their team, Kevin Swiney and Austin Williams, both graduating […]

UPIKE Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame

The University of Pikeville Distinguished Educators Hall of Fame honors individuals who have made a commitment to education and have dedicated themselves to educating the youth of Central Appalachia. The Class of 2016 will recognize current front-line teachers who are making a direct and life-changing impact on the lives of their students. To submit a […]

Clicking and Screaming – UPDATED

I don’t know if you’ve ever been to a professional Esports competition, but it’s pretty crazy. I say this not from first-hand experience, but from watching online with 400,000 of my closest friends on Twitch.tv as North American League of Legends teams compete at the highest level to crown a spring champion.