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July

6 - 17

Spotlight Productions Summer Theatre Camp (Teen)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Spotlight Productions Summer Theatre Teen Camp (ages 13-18) will take place July 6-17 on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College. Campers will work on the musical The Producers, the story of a down and out Broadway producer whose latest work flopped on opening night. This is an excellent opportunity for students to build their motor skills, performance prowess, and collaboration with others. Camp takes place Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with final performances on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, July 17 at 7 p.m. For more information, email info@spotlightproductions.org or call 757.453.7088. » More

12 - 17

NABT/BSCS Biology Teacher Academy
Virginia Wesleyan College will host the National Association of Biology Teachers/Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (NABT/BSCS) Biology Teacher Academy July 12-17. The academy will focus on promoting rigor in high-school biology classes by sharing lab work and pedagogical strategies that engage students in scientific inquiry. Attendees will build common experiences through lab work (e.g., protein electrophoresis); metacognition activities (“through the teacher lens”); curriculum development; field work; and work on the College’s Scanning Electron Microscope. This professional development program is funded by the Virginia Department of Education’s Title II, Part A: Improving Teacher Quality program. For additional information, click "More." » More

27 - Aug 1

2015 Worship & Arts Summer Conference
The Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music will host the 2015 Worship & Arts Summer Conference from July 27 through August 1. A non-denominational showcase of instruction steeped in the Wesley tradition of training minds and warming hearts. More than 45 workshop sessions led by 17 guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

August

12

Wesleyan Wednesday
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Put on your nautical attire and join us to welcome President and Mrs. Miller at Wesleyan Wednesday on August 12 from 4-7 p.m. at the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP to lina@vwc.edu by August 1 .» More

14

Summer Session Ends

19

Scene II Orientation for Freshmen

21

Freshman Honor Convocation

24

Classes Begin

27

Race, Rape, and the Challenges and Dark Side of Humor: From Key and Peele to Amy Schumer
12 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "Race, Rape, and the Challenges and Dark Side of Humor: From Key and Peele to Amy Schumer" on Thursday, August 27 from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Batten Student Center. Presented by VWC Assistant Professor of Political Science Leslie Caughell Associate Professor of English Rebecca Hooker. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

September

2

Becket (film)
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The film "Becket" will be shown on Wednesday, September 2 from 8-10 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building (Classroom 9). A discussion will be moderated by Terry Lindvall, C.S. Lewis Endowed Chair and Professor in Communication and Christian Thought. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the religious studies course "Christian Theology and Film." For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

3 - Oct 23

"The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts" by Betty Jo Elvgren
"The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts," by fabric artist Betty Jo "B.J." Elvgren, will be on display September 3-October 23 in the Neil Britton Gallery inside Hofheimer Library. An opening reception and artist talk will take place Thursday, September 3 from 6-8 p.m. inside the gallery. A readers’ theatre of selections from Chaucer’s "Canterbury Tales" will follow. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the VWC Art Department. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

3

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: "The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts"
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
An opening reception for the Neil Britton Gallery exhibition "The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts" will take place Thursday, September 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery located inside Hofheimer Library. Fabric artist Betty Jo “B.J.” Elvgren will present, and a readers’ theatre of selections from Chaucer’s "Canterbury Tales" will follow. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the VWC Art Department. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

7

Labor Day Holiday

17 - Oct 3

Book Display: "Banned Religious Books and Books Banned for Religious Reasons"
As part of 2015 National Banned Book Week, "Banned Religious Books and Books Banned for Religious Reasons" will be on display September 17-October 3 inside Hofheimer Library. Book display sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

17

Burning Books, Banning Books, and Religion: Free Speech and Free Libraries
11 a.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for a Constitution Day event, "Burning Books, Banning Books, and Religion: Free Speech and Free Libraries," on Thursday, September 17 from 11-11:50 a.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. Presentations by Susan Larkin, Batten Associate Professor of English, and Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and Professor of Religious Studies. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

25

Marlin Spirit Day 2015
Wear your favorite Marlin gear at home, at work, or at play for Marlin Spirit Day on Friday, September 25. We're looking for photos from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and VWC friends from around the world boasting your favorite Marlin shirts, hats, pants, blankets, diplomas, or whatever you have. Decorate your home, decorate your office, or decorate your kids and pets with Marlin gear and snap a picture. Tweet your photos to @vawesleyan with the hashtag #marlinspiritday or share them on Facebook at facebook.com/VirginiaWesleyan or facebook.com/virginia.wesleyan.alumni. You can also send your photos directly to the Office of College Communications at ssmaglo@vwc.edu and we'll do our best to post them for you.

26

10th Annual One Love Festival Virginia
Conceived as a snapshot of what world peace would look like, if only for one day, the One Love Festival is held every fall at Virginia Wesleyan College. This year's event will take place Saturday, September 26. The festival is unique each year, but the idea is the same: bring people together to create a community of harmony and peace and enjoy a variety of performances. Features the "Largest Drum Circle in the World" for peace and global unity, led by Arthur Lopez and guest facilitators. Bring your own percussion instrument and join in! Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by VWC's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/onelovefestivalva.

October

2 - 4

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2015
Come one, come all to this year's carnival-themed Homecoming & Parent Weekend, October 2-4 at Virginia Wesleyan. This year's event will feature food trucks, Chrysler Glassblowing, athletic events and more. An alumni gathering will take place Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. at ShoreBreak (2941 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach). The annual tailgate will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information coming soon.

8 - 9

Fall Break

12

Church Bells, the Muslim Call to Prayer, and Negotiating Religious Sound in Society
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Isaac Weiner, assistant professor of religious studies at the Ohio State University, will present "Church Bells, the Muslim Call to Prayer, and Negotiating Religious Sound in Society" on Monday, October 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series, "Religion in the Public Square." For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

28

Santa Muerte: The Fastest Growing New Religious Movement in the Americas
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "Santa Muerte: The Fastest Growing New Religious Movement in the Americas" on Wednesday, October 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Presented by Dr. Andrew Chesnut, Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies and professor of religious studies in the School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

November

16

Wearing My Religion: A Look at the Hijab, Kippah, and Accessories in American Life
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VWC Assistant Professor of History Kathleen Casey will present "Wearing My Religion: A Look at the Hijab, Kippah, and Accessories in American Life" on Monday, November 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series, "Religion in the Public Square." For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

19

Advertising Virtues and Values for Society
12 p.m.
VWC business professor Linda Ferguson and students from her course "Persuasion and the Media" will present "Advertising Virtues and Values for Society" on Thursday, November 19 from 12-12:50 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

25 - 27

Thanksgiving Holiday

December

4 - 10

Final Exams

5

Reading Day

6

December Graduate Reception

January

4 - 22

Winter Session

25

Classes Begin

February

13

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The eighth class of the Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored during a special induction luncheon on Saturday, February 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Join us to recognize Marlin athletic accomplishments and to reminisce with alumni and coaches. Registration is required; cost is $45 per person. For more information, contact Suzanne Savage with College Advancement at 757.233.8736 or ssavage@vwc.edu.

March

21 - 28

Spring Break

28

Easter Monday Holiday

May

2

Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair

4 - 10

Final Exams

5

Reading Day

5

Faculty Retirement Reception & Tree Planting Ceremony

13

Baccalaureate Service

14

Virginia Wesleyan College 47th Commencement Ceremony

23 - Aug 12

Summer Session

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