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August

30 - Sep 4

Community Service Weekly Program Sign Ups
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sign ups for the VWC Community Service programs Marlins Read, Marlins Count, Global Marlins, Future Marlins and Neighborhood Tutoring will be held August 30-September 4 outside the Community Service Office, Batten 25. Check your class schedule to find one hour, one day a week when you can help a child achieve his/her academic goals in our local schools. A variety of days and times are available. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

September

2

Center After Dark: 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." Orientated to students, Center After Dark events stimulate informal discussions with meaningful themes. 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 B.J. Elvgren
"The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts," by fabric artist 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 and will include a Readers’ Theatre of selections from Chaucer’s "The Canterbury Tales." 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

Fall Convocation
11 a.m.
Virginia Wesleyan College's 2015 Fall Convocation will take place on Thursday, September 3 at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The event’s keynote speaker, journalist/broadcaster and host of WHRO's "Another View" Barbara Hamm Lee, will focus on the Class of 2019's summer common read "Bad Feminist" by Roxane Gay. A special presentation of the 2015 Alumni Awards will also take place during the event. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 757.455.3210.

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 B.J. Elvgren will present, and the evening will include a Readers’ Theatre of selections from Chaucer’s "The Canterbury Tales." 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

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Labor Day Holiday

8

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Defining a Research Problem
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This workshop provides instruction on how to select and define a viable and interesting research problem. Learn how to develop questions to determine compelling research problems and how to use scholarly literature to articulate a problem. It also stresses the importance of defining a project that can be completed within a single semester and assessing whether the appropriate resources are available to conduct the research. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. Held in the Foley Classroom, Hofheimer Library. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

8

Workshop: Internship Orientation
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
This program will help students with early preparation for an internship. Students will learn strategies to locate internships, understand application deadlines, networking and the importance of professional etiquette. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will take place in Batten 228. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

9

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Give the gift of life on Wednesday, September 9 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the CMAC. Schedule an appointment to donate at www.redcrossblood.org (enter zip code 23502 and select the VWC drive). To volunteer to staff the blood drive, visit the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. Additional blood drives will be held Nov. 4, Feb. 24 and April 20. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

9

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Information Session
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Learn about what it takes to be a Big Brother or Big Sister on Wednesday, September 9 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in the Batten Student Center Conference Room. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with the Office of Community Service at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

9

Cooking FOR Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help assemble hot, nutritious meals in our campus kitchen for children in after-school programs. Sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. No experience necessary. Offered every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

10

Student Panel: Study Away, Internships, & Undergraduate Research
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn about study away, internships and undergraduate research from students who have completed these experiences. Hosted by VWC's new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will take place in Clarke Hall, Room 118. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

10

AVID Tutor Information Session
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Learn about becoming a paid AVID Tutor in Virginia Beach City Public Schools during this information session at 4:30 p.m. in Batten 237. AVID is a research-proven, college-readiness system designed to increase the number of students who enroll and persist in four-year colleges or universities. Part-time positions available for junior and senior students of all majors. Deadline to apply is September 18, 2015. Learn more and start your online employment application at http://www.vbschools.com/hr/content/pdfs/AVIDad.pdf. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu or Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

10

Workshop: Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Learn the steps to decide on a major and how to research industries to get started on a career path. Students will use the FOCUS-2 self-assessment tool to gain an understanding of interests, values and skills. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

10

Ice Cream Social & Open House
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Stop by the new Center for Experiential Learning for ice cream, cheer, and fellowship. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome! Co-hosted by Dean of Freshmen Jason Seward. For more information, contact Dr. Sara Sewell with The Center for Experiential Learning at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

11

Remembering 9/11: Rethinking Religion
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Visit the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "Remembering 9/11: Rethinking Religion", a Food For Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration, on September 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Featuring "Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss" by Pat Schwiebert. This series provides opportunities for VWC faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community to come together for food and fellowship. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

11

United Way Day of Caring: Union Mission
12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Join us as we assist the Union Mission Thrift Store with sorting, hanging, tagging, and sizing clothing on Friday, September 11 from 12:30-3:00 p.m. Transportation provided. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

11

Tea, Talk, Tutorial
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet, learn, share, and experience something new. Tea, coffee, and a sweet or savory internationally themed treat provided. This event is hosted by and will take place in the new Center for Experiential Learning (Clarke Hall). For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

15

Workshop: Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn the steps to decide on a major and how to research industries to get started on a career path. Students will use the FOCUS-2 self-assessment tool to gain an understanding of interests, values and skills. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

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 co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and Hofheimer Library. 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

17

Study Away Information Session
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Information on VWC’s upcoming study away courses (including Winter Session), semester study away, and Global Scholars Program. Hosted by VWC's Study Away Program (SAP) in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This workshop will be held in Clarke 118. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

17

Workshop: Building Your Resume
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn to write a resume that will stand out to employers. Students can bring rough drafts to be reviewed during the workshop. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in Room 228 in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

18

MarlinStock
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
MarlinStock will rock VWC on Friday, September 18 from 5-7 p.m. on the Batten Lawn. Featuring rock/pop band The Strive and local musicians Dear Adamus. The Strive has performed with Fall Out Boy, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Neon Trees, and Yellowcard. VWC student attendees will receive a t-shirt that can be tie-dyed at the event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kate Griffin with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or agriffin@vwc.edu.» More

19

Fall Marlins Make a Difference Day
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Join other Marlins to make a difference at one of five sites in the community on Saturday, September 19. We will gather in the Batten Student Center at 8:30 a.m. for bagels, travel to selected site, and return for pizza and reflection. Sites TBA. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

21

Study Away Information Session
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Information on VWC’s upcoming study away courses (including Winter Session), semester study away, and Global Scholars Program. Hosted by VWC's Study Away Program (SAP) in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This workshop will be held in Clarke 118. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

21

Center After Dark: The Mission (film)
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The film "The Mission" will be shown on Monday, September 21 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." Center After Dark events stimulate informal discussions with meaningful themes. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

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Workshop: Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn the steps to decide on a major and how to research industries to get started on a career path. Students will use the FOCUS-2 self-assessment tool to gain an understanding of interests, values and skills. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

22

Marlins Community Youth Garden Club
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sow and grow! Help the 4-H facilitate the Marlins Community Youth Garden Club in the Western Bayside Churches United Community Garden at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on Baker Road. Children from the neighborhood will learn about gardening and harvest what is grown. Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.; September 22-October 27. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

23

Cooking FOR Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help assemble hot, nutritious meals in our campus kitchen for children in after-school programs. Sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. No experience necessary. Offered every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

24

Undergraduate Research Workshop: How I Write
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Researchers all write differently. This workshop will feature an interdisciplinary faculty panel who will share their insights into effective and efficient writing strategies. The workshop focuses especially on ways to begin the writing process, strategies for organizing ideas, and techniques for engaging other scholars’ research. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

24

It's Not Your (Founding) Fathers' U.S. Constitution: Do "We the People" Steer It?
12 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for this brown-bag lunch discussion with Dr. Timothy O'Rourke, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College on Thursday, September 24 from noon-12:50 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. Don't forget to bring your lunch! » More

24

Workshop: Pathways to See Change
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This workshop will help students lay out a plan to do an internship, study away, or conduct research. Learn about the steps you should take before you are a junior or senior to make your dreams come true. Hosted by the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will take place in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. For more information, contact Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

24

Comedian Gina Brillon
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Comedian Gina Brillon will perform at VWC on Thursday, September 24 from 8:30-9:30 p.m. in the Marlin Grille. A comedian, actress, writer and singer, Brillon has been featured on Live at Gotham, Chelsea Lately, Gotham Comedy Live and The View. Sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kate Griffin with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or agriffin@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
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. To volunteer for this event, contact the Office of Community Service at 757.455.3216. » More

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One Love Festival Town Hall Discussion
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
On Saturday, September 26 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center, One Love Festival will host a town hall discussion, “The Flag is Down: Now What?” moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, host and executive director of Another View (WHRV 89.5 FM). At noon in the Monumental Chapel, Hampton University Professor Robert C. Watson will present "Race in America: From Point Comfort to Ferguson -- Where We've Been and Where We Are." Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and Pax Christi. » More

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Marlins Community Youth Garden Club
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sow and grow! Help the 4-H facilitate the Marlins Community Youth Garden Club in the Western Bayside Churches United Community Garden at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on Baker Road. Children from the neighborhood will learn about gardening and harvest what is grown. Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.; September 22-October 27. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

29

Dream Share Project Film Screening
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Dream Share Project is an engaging and inspiring presentation that helps students discover and pursue their passions. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in room 118 in Clarke Hall. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

30 - Oct 3

“Almost Maine” by John Cariani
The VWC Theatre Department hits the stage during Homecoming & Parent Weekend for its fall production of John Cariani’s “Almost Maine” (September 30-October 3). Explore love and loss in this romantic comedy that takes place in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. Directed by VWC Professor of Theatre Sally Shedd. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater with public ticket prices ranging from $10-15; free to the VWC community with ID. Reservations recommended—call 757.455.3381, email tdhority@vwc.edu, or visit ShowTix4U.com. Showtimes: Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 4 at 2 p.m.

October

1

Workshop: Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn the steps to decide on a major and how to research industries to get started on a career path. Students will use the FOCUS-2 self-assessment tool to gain an understanding of interests, values and skills. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

1

Life Matters: Dr. Sharon Payne
12 p.m.
In "Life Matters," members of the Wesleyan Community offer autobiographical reflections on their emotional, intellectual, and spiritual experiences. Featuring Dr. Sharon Payne, Professor Emeritus, Social Work, who retired in May 2015 after 22 years of service as a professor at VWC. Thursday, October 1 from noon-12:50 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, the Chaplain's Office, and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL), and the Social Work Club. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

1

Graduate School Panel
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This workshop will offer tips on how to prepare a graduate or professional school application and how to prepare for graduate school itself. We will provide advice on how to select a graduate school, prepare applications, request letters of recommendation, how to prepare for graduate school entrance exams, and how to secure funding. Hosted by the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in the Foley Classroom in the Hofheimer Library. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

1

Workshop: Personal Statement
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
In partnership between the Learning Center and the Career Development and Internship Program (CDIP), this personal statement workshop will cover the various aspects of writing effective personal statements for entry into graduate school. Students should bring a writing prompt from a program in their area of interest for application. All students considering graduate school as a possibility should attend and learn more about how they can be assisted in the process. The workshop will be held in the Center for Experiential Learning and will be lead by Kim Fahle, Coordinator of Writing Services, and Steven Young, Assistant Director of CDIP. For more information, contact Steven Young at 757.455.8713 or syoung@vwc.edu or Kim Fahle at kafahle@vwc.edu.

1

Center After Dark: To Kill a Mockingbird
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The film "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be shown on Thursday, October 1 from 9-11 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. A discussion will be moderated by Adam Ruh, Lecturer in English. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, the English course "American Women Writers," and Theta Alpha Kappa. Orientated to students, Center After Dark events stimulate informal discussions with meaningful themes. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

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. Click "More" for a complete schedule.» More

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Workshop: Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This workshop helps students with making decisions about majors and careers. We explain strategies to decide a major and show students how to research industries to get started on a career path. This includes using the FOCUS-2 self-assessment tool to gain an understanding of career interests, values, and skills. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be held in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

6

Marlins Community Youth Garden Club
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sow and grow! Help the 4-H facilitate the Marlins Community Youth Garden Club in the Western Bayside Churches United Community Garden at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on Baker Road. Children from the neighborhood will learn about gardening and harvest what is grown. Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.; September 22-October 27. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

7

Study Away Fair
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet our providers and returning students. Learn how and where you can study away. The fair will be held in the Batten Student Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with continental breakfast from 10-11 a.m. and a debrief afterward. Providers will be given a tour of the new Experiential Learning Center. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

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Cooking FOR Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help assemble hot, nutritious meals in our campus kitchen for children in after-school programs. Sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. No experience necessary. Offered every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

8 - 9

Fall Break

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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

13

Workshop: Interviewing Skills
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
In this workshop, students learn about the types of questions asked during interviews and understand how to navigate behavioral, case, screening, and phone interviews. Students have the opportunity to schedule mock interviews to practice interviewing skills. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This workshop will be held in Batten 228. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

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Marlins Community Youth Garden Club
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sow and grow! Help the 4-H facilitate the Marlins Community Youth Garden Club in the Western Bayside Churches United Community Garden at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on Baker Road. Children from the neighborhood will learn about gardening and harvest what is grown. Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.; September 22-October 27. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

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From Africa to America: Reconstructing the African American Musical Past
11 a.m.
Dr. Mellonee Burnim, Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University, presents. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. 11-11:50 a.m., Fine Arts Building, Hofheimer Theater. Sponsored by the Center for Sacred Music.» More

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Undergraduate Research Workshop: Citations/Using Mendeley
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This workshop offers instruction on citing sources. It focuses on the rationale for academic citations, explains when citations are necessary, and reviews tools that help with citations. It also provides an introduction to formatting citations using various academic conventions. Students will be introduced to a free online reference management tool, Mendeley. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be held in the Foley Classroom, Hofheimer Library. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

15

Workshop: Pathways to See Change
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This workshop will help students lay out a plan to do an internship, study away, or conduct research. Learn about the steps you should take before you are a junior or senior to make your dreams come true. Hosted by the new Center for Experiential Learning. This workshop will be held in Clarke 118. For more information, contact Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

15

The African American Spiritual: Symbol of Religious & Cultural Identity
7 p.m.
Dr. Mellonee Burnim, Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology, Indiana University, presents. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. 7 p.m., Fine Arts Building, Hofheimer Theater. Sponsored by the Center for Sacred Music.» More

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What is WFD?
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Take action against hunger on World Food Day! Visit the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "What is WFD?"--a Food For Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration--on October 16 anytime between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Any cash and non-perishable food donations will support the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. This series provides opportunities for VWC faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community to come together for food and fellowship. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the Center for Experiential Learning. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu or Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

17

VWC Day Open House
The Office of Admissions will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, October 17. These half-day visits include tours of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; opportunities to meet with faculty to learn more about our academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life and more. Plus, we provide a complimentary lunch in our newly renovated dining center. For more information, visit admissions.vwc.edu/visit or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684.» More

17

Re-entry for Study Away Students
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Students learn how to market and share their experiences and discuss culture shock. This event will take place in Clarke Hall, Room 118. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

19

Transexuality, the Church, Broken Relationships and Reconciliation: Personal Reflections
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Adam Plant, a student at Wake Forest University Divinity School, will present "Transexuality, the Church, Broken Relationships and Reconciliation: Personal Reflections" on Monday, October 19 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Adam Plant was born female, but from a very young age, he identified more as male. He will share his story of coming out and reflect on his faith journey. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the Social Work Club. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

20

Career & Internship Fair
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Stop by to talk with employers about part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities. This event is open to all students in all majors. Bring updated resumes and come dressed for success. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be held in The Batten Student Center, Main Street. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.

20

Marlins Community Youth Garden Club
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sow and grow! Help the 4-H facilitate the Marlins Community Youth Garden Club in the Western Bayside Churches United Community Garden at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on Baker Road. Children from the neighborhood will learn about gardening and harvest what is grown. Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.; September 22-October 27. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

21

Cooking FOR Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help assemble hot, nutritious meals in our campus kitchen for children in after-school programs. Sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. No experience necessary. Offered every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

22

Workshop: Pathways to See Change
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This workshop will help students lay out a plan to do an internship, study away, or conduct research. Learn about the steps you should take before you are a junior or senior to make your dreams come true. Hosted by the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be held in Clarke 118. For more information, contact Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.

23

D.C. Day
VWC's new center for Experiential Learning is chartering a bus to take students, faculty, and staff to Washington, D.C. for the day. Reservations are required. Cost is $5 and is due to Christine Pritchard (Clarke 109) by Wednesday, October 21. Space is limited so reserve your seat early. Additional details and times will be posted as the event gets closer and we get a headcount. For more information, contact Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.

27

The Sounds of Africa
11 a.m.
Anthony Hailey, DMA, Founder/Executive Director, The Mosaic Steel Orchestra, presents. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. 11-11:50 a.m., Fine Arts Building, Hofheimer Theater. Sponsored by the Center for Sacred Music.» More

27

Marlins Community Youth Garden Club
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sow and grow! Help the 4-H facilitate the Marlins Community Youth Garden Club in the Western Bayside Churches United Community Garden at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church on Baker Road. Children from the neighborhood will learn about gardening and harvest what is grown. Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m.; September 22-October 27. Sign up in the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@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

29

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Using Data for Research
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This workshop introduces students to sources of commonly used social scientific data. It focuses on how to find and use data to support or illustrate theoretical arguments. Useful for students enrolled in upper-level courses with an independent research project that advances an original argument and supports it with evidence. No previous experience with research is required. This event will be located in Clarke 118. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

29

Workshop: Pathways to See Change
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
This workshop will help students lay out a plan to do an internship, study away, or conduct research. Learn about the steps you should take before you are a junior or senior to make your dreams come true. Hosted by the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in Clarke 118. For more information, contact Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

November

3

Workshop: Internship Orientation
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
This program will help students with early preparation for an internship. Students will learn strategies to locate internships, understand application deadlines, networking and the importance of professional etiquette. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in Batten 228. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.

4

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Give the gift of life on Wednesday, November 4 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the CMAC. Schedule an appointment to donate at www.redcrossblood.org (enter zip code 23502 and select the VWC drive). To volunteer to staff the blood drive, visit the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. Additional blood drives will be held Feb. 24 and April 20. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

4

Cooking FOR Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help assemble hot, nutritious meals in our campus kitchen for children in after-school programs. Sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. No experience necessary. Offered every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

5

Life Matters: Dr. Terry Lindvall
12 p.m.
In "Life Matters," members of the Wesleyan Community offer autobiographical reflections on their emotional, intellectual, and spiritual experiences. Featuring Dr. Terry Lindvall, C.S. Lewis Endowed Chair and Professor in Communication and Christian Thought. Thursday, November 5 from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, the Chaplain's Office and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

5

Workshop: Job Search Strategies
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn how to job search in today's market. Students will understand the top skills employers are looking for and how to build a professional brand. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in Batten 228. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.

6

Satyagraha and Mulligatawny
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Visit the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "Satyagraha and Mulligatawny," a Food For Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration, on November 6 anytime between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Presented in collaboration with Dr. Kellie Holzer, Assistant Professor of English with expertise in Colonial India, this event commemorates Gandhi's November 6, 1913 arrest which launched his legacy of nonviolent resistance. This series provides opportunities for VWC faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community to come together for food and fellowship. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

7

Swinging Down the Red Road: The Native Presence in Jazz, Blues, and Pop Music
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Ron Welburn, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Amherst, presents. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. 7-8:30 p.m., Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite.» More

10

Workshop: Interviewing Skills
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
In this workshop, students will learn about the types of questions asked during interviews and understand how to navigate behavioral, case, screening and phone interviews. Students will have to opportunity to schedule mock interviews to practice skills. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in Batten 228. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.

10

History of Hip Hop
8 p.m.
"History of Hip Hop," featuring VWC Assistant Professor of Political Science Murrell Brooks and student performers from Phi Kappa Tau, will take place Tuesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. in the Marlin Grille inside the Batten Student Center. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. Sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council and Phi Kappa Tau. » More

10

Center After Dark: Offside (film)
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.
The film "Offside" will be shown on Tuesday, November 10 from 9-11 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. A 2006 Iranian film, "Offside" is about girls who try to sneak into the stadium to watch a World Cup qualifying match. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, the religious studies course “World Religions,” and the VWC Women's Soccer Team. Orientated to students, Center After Dark events stimulate informal discussions with meaningful themes. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

11

The African Roots and American Journey of the Banjo
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dr. Daniel Margolies, Professor of History, presents. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. 7-8 p.m., Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite.» More

12

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Walk-In Abstract Help
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively presents research findings. It focuses on both technical elements of poster design and content. The workshop is especially helpful to students who will present posters at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or off-campus academic conferences. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

12

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Walk-In Abstract Help
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hands-on help for students for revising research abstracts. Faculty and/or staff will be available to assist students individually. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the meeting. Especially helpful for students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on the Undergraduate Research webpage. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

12

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Walk-In Abstract Help
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hands-on help for students for revising research abstracts. Faculty and/or staff will be available to assist students individually. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the meeting. Especially helpful for students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on the Undergraduate Research webpage. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

12

Workshop: Using Social Media in the Job Search
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn about how social media can help or hurt your job search and the importance of building a professional online presence. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in Batten 228. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

12

Documenting your Study Away Experience
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Workshop presented by Dr. Lisa Lyon Payne and the new Center for Experiential Learning and Study Away Program. This event will be located in The Marlin Chronicle Newsroom, on the second floor of the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact Lena Johnson at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

12

Black Music and the Construction of American Identity: Blues, Jazz, and Hip-Hop
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne, Assistant Professor of History, Santa Monica College, and Tamanika Ferguson, Ph.D. candidate, Howard University, present. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. 7 p.m., Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite.» More

13

Tea, Talk, Tutorial
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet, learn, share, and experience something new. Tea, coffee, and a sweet or savory internationally themed treat provided. This event is hosted by and will take place in the new Center for Experiential Learning (Clarke Hall). For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

14

VWC Day Open House
The Office of Admissions will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, November 14. These half-day visits include tours of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; opportunities to meet with faculty to learn more about our academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life and more. Plus, we provide a complimentary lunch in our newly renovated dining center. For more information, visit admissions.vwc.edu/visit or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684.» More

16 - 20

International Education Week
International Education Week (November 16-20) celebrates the benefits of worldwide learning and exchange. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education promotes programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. Visit the Study Away office in the Center for Experiential Learning in Clarke Hall to learn more about International Education Week. For more information, contact Lena Johnson at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.» More

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

17

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Walk-In Abstract Help
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hands-on help for students for revising research abstracts. Faculty and/or staff will be available to assist students individually. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the meeting. Especially helpful for students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on the Undergraduate Research webpage. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

17

Etiquette Dinner
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Students are invited to participate in a four-course meal to learn proper dining etiquette and table manners. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in the Shafer Room, Boyd Dining Center. Please RSVP to LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu. » More

18

Workshop: Study Away Pre-departure
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
A mandatory event for all students studying away in the spring 2016 semester. Students complete forms and guests Valerie Covington (Health Services), Bill Brown (Counseling Services) and representatives from the FBI will discuss health and safety, culture shock, academic and cultural aspects of study away. This event will take place in Clarke Hall, Room 118. Hosted by the new Center for Experiential Learning and Study Away Program. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with VWC's Study Away Program at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

18

Cooking FOR Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help assemble hot, nutritious meals in our campus kitchen for children in after-school programs. Sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. No experience necessary. Offered every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

19

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Making a Research Poster
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively presents research findings. It focuses on both technical elements of poster design and content. Especially helpful for students who will present posters at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or off-campus academic conferences. This event will take place in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

19

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Effective Oral Presentations
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This workshop provides instruction on strategies for effective oral presentations. While it focuses on scholarly research presentations, it also provides tips for all kinds of academic oral presentations. Especially helpful for students who will give either an oral or poster presentation at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or an academic conference. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@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

19

Workshop: Building Your Resume
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Learn to write a resume that will stand out to employers. Students can bring rough drafts to be reviewed during the workshop. Hosted by VWC's Career Development & Internship Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will be located in Room 228 in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

24

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Walk-In Abstract Help
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hands-on help for students for revising research abstracts. Faculty and/or staff will be available to assist students individually. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the meeting. Especially helpful for students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on the Undergraduate Research webpage. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

25 - 27

Thanksgiving Holiday

December

1

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Walk-In Abstract Help
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hands-on help for students for revising research abstracts. Faculty and/or staff will be available to assist students individually. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the meeting. Especially helpful for students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on the Undergraduate Research webpage. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

1

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Walk-In Abstract Help
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hands-on help for students for revising research abstracts. Faculty and/or staff will be available to assist students individually. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the meeting. Especially helpful for students who will present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on the Undergraduate Research webpage. This event will be located in the Center for Experiential Learning, Clarke Hall. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

2

Cooking FOR Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help assemble hot, nutritious meals in our campus kitchen for children in after-school programs. Sponsored by the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. No experience necessary. Offered every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

3

Undergraduate Research Symposium: Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics hosts it semi-annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Student-researchers present posters and give oral presentations. Refreshments served. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program in the new Center for Experiential Learning. This event will take place in the Blocker Auditorium. For more information, contact Dr. Soraya Bartol at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu.» More

4 - 10

Final Exams

4

A Celebration of Student Art
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Visit the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "A Celebration of Student Art," a Food For Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration, on December 4 anytime between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Wesleyan students in Professor Sharon Swift's courses will display artwork they created for the CSRF. This series provides opportunities for VWC faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community to come together for food and fellowship. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

5

Reading Day

6

December Graduate Reception

January

4 - 22

Winter Session

10 - 17

10th Annual On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter
The 10th Annual On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter will take place January 10-17, 2016. With our partners, Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, Marlins will once again offer homeless individuals seven nights of food, fellowship and a warm place to sleep in the CMAC. Shelter begins each evening at 7 p.m. and concludes at 7 a.m. Volunteer sign ups and donations will begin on Oct. 19 in the Office of Community Service (Batten 25). Learn more at www.vwc.edu/shelter. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

25

Classes Begin

February

6

VWC Day Open House
The Office of Admissions will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, February 6. These half-day visits include tours of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; opportunities to meet with faculty to learn more about our academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life and more. Plus, we provide a complimentary lunch in our newly renovated dining center. For more information, visit admissions.vwc.edu/visit or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684.» More

11

Black Twitter and Digital Media Matters: Remembering and Remaking Blackness in America
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Dr. Sarah Florini, Assistant Professor of Communication & Theatre Arts, Old Dominion University, presents. Part of Virginia Wesleyan College's year-long series, “Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619,” exploring the impact of the arrival of the first African slaves in Virginia and its significance in American history. 7-8 p.m., Batten Student Center, Pearce Hospitality Suite.» More

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.

24

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Give the gift of life on Wednesday, February 24 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the CMAC. Schedule an appointment to donate at www.redcrossblood.org (enter zip code 23502 and select the VWC drive). To volunteer to staff the blood drive, visit the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. The final blood drive of the semester will be held April 20. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

March

5

VWC Day Open House
The Office of Admissions will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, March 5. These half-day visits include tours of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; opportunities to meet with faculty to learn more about our academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life and more. Plus, we provide a complimentary lunch in our newly renovated dining center. For more information, visit admissions.vwc.edu/visit or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684.» More

21 - 28

Spring Break

28

Easter Monday Holiday

April

9

Admitted Freshman Day
Spend the day as a Marlin during Admitted Freshman Day on Saturday, April 9. This special event, hosted by the Office of Admissions, is a great opportunity for new students and their families to come discover everything they want to know about Virginia Wesleyan. For more information, visit admissions.vwc.edu/visit or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684.» More

20

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Give the gift of life on Wednesday, April 20 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the CMAC. Schedule an appointment to donate at www.redcrossblood.org (enter zip code 23502 and select the VWC drive). To volunteer to staff the blood drive, visit the Office of Community Service, Batten 25. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

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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