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April

27 - May 1

Undergraduate Research Symposium
Virginia Wesleyan College will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium during the week of April 27-May1. The symposium will begin with a Kickoff Event on Monday, April 27 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite/Batten Student Center. The week will continue with research and poster presentations by VWC students across all academic divisions. The Division of Humanities will present Tuesday, April 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. in the Foley Classroom/Hofheimer Library; The Division of Social Sciences will present Wednesday, April 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite/Batten Student Center; The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will present Thursday, April 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium/Blocker Hall. Light refreshments will be served at all events. For more information, contact Dr. Sara Sewell with the Undergraduate Research Program at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

28 - May 14

Senior Art Exhibition
An exhibition featuring artwork by graduating seniors will take place April 28-May 14 in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library. The show will feature art from eight seniors: Nate Avery (mixed media and glass); Marta Deptula (painting and drawing); Josh Begley (mixed media and light); Melanie Maglieri (mixed media and glass); Branner Johnston (mixed media and glass); Kyle Creameans (painting); Andrea Paphites (mixed media); Sarah Lovick (drawing). An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Tuesday, April 28 from 6-8 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and it is open to the public. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 757.455.3257.» More

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Opening Reception: Senior Art Exhibition
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Join graduating seniors on Tuesday, April 28 from 6-8 p.m. in the Neil Britton Art Gallery (inside the Hofheimer Library) for an opening reception honoring their final VWC show. On display from April 28-May 14, the exhibition features work from seniors Nate Avery; Marta Deptula; Josh Begley; Melanie Maglieri; Branner Johnston; Kyle Creameans; Andrea Paphites; Sarah Lovick. Event is free and open to the public» More

May

1

Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration: The Secularization of May Day
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom continues its "Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebrations" series with "The Secularization of May Day" on Friday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Come and learn about the wild religious origins of what has become a pretty calm day. 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

1

Spring Honors Convocation
1:30 p.m.
To recognize student academic and leadership achievement, Virginia Wesleyan College’s annual Spring Honors Convocation will be held Friday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center.

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Academic Fair
3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Following Spring Honors Convocation, the annual Academic Fair will be held on Friday, May 1 from 3-6 p.m. in Hofheimer Library. This event features a wide array of student work from across the campus. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best projects. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.

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Soprano Billye Brown Youmans
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents soprano Billye Brown Youmans on Monday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Featuring the music of Bach and Handel; Barber’s poignant “Knoxville: Summer of 1915;” and Whitacre’s children’s classic, “Goodnight Moon.” With Lee Jordan-Anders, piano. The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series is made possible in part by the Dougherty Visiting Artist Fund and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Public ticket prices range from $5-$10; free to the campus community. For more information or to make reservations, call 757.455.2101.» More

6 - 12

Final Exams

7

Reading Day

7

Retiring Faculty Reception & Tree Planting
11:30 a.m.
A luncheon reception to honor retiring VWC faculty will be held Thursday, May 7 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center, followed by a walk to the Wilson Arboretum for the traditional honorary tree planting at 12:45 p.m. The tree planting will begin at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Retiring faculty members include Professor of Education and Director of Teacher Education Karen Bosch; Assistant Professor of Education Ginger Ferris; Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence Lee Jordan-Anders; Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Tom Lopez; and Professor of Social Work and Director of the Women's Resource Center Sharon Payne.» More

7

2015 VWC Student Film Screening
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A screening of VWC's best student-made films of the past two years will take place Thursday, May 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Includes fiction shorts, documentaries, experimental films and even some animation. Sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta and the Communication Honor Society. Free and open to both the campus community and the general public. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Stu Minnis with the Communication Department at 757.467.3294 or sminnis@vwc.edu.

15

Baccalaureate Service

16

Virginia Wesleyan College 46th Commencement Ceremony

16

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

26

Summer Session Begins

June

26

Scene I Orientation for Freshmen

29

Scene I Orientation for Freshmen

July

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

14

Summer Session Ends

19

Scene II Orientation for Freshmen

21

Freshman Honor Convocation

24

Classes Begin

September

7

Labor Day Holiday

25

Marlin Spirit Day 2015

October

2 - 4

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2015

8 - 9

Fall Break

November

25 - 27

Thanksgiving Holiday

December

4 - 10

Final Exams

5

Reading Day

6

December Graduate Reception

January

4 - 22

Winter Session

25

Classes Begin

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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