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April

18 - 29

Senior Art Exhibition #1
The first of two art exhibitions featuring work by graduating seniors will take place April 18-29 in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library. The show will feature art from seniors Ashley Hill, Jessie Sommer, Shawn Riley, Jayme Howard, Candance Strider, and Elizabeth Netts. A closing reception will be held in the gallery on Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information or gallery hours, click "More" or contact John Rudel at jrudel@vwc.edu. » More

21 - 30

Take a Stand Against Racism
For the sixth consecutive year, Virginia Wesleyan's Office of International and Intercultural Programs is a participating site of YWCA’s "Take a Stand Against Racism" initiative. Students, faculty and staff are invited to explore and express their cultural competence April 21-30, with diversity-focused activities like movie presentations, guest speakers, and the opportunity to create symbolic friendship bracelets. Members of the VWC community can also visit the Office of International and Intercultural Programs (OIP) to sign a pledge, showing their commitment to stand against racism. Participants will gather at the week's end to read the pledge aloud in a show of solidarity. The OIP office will also be selling t-shirts, buttons, and bracelets that can be worn in support throughout the week. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with OIP at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

22 - 25

Marlin Business Conference VI
"Regional Competitiveness" is the theme of Marlin Business Conference VI, occurring April 22-25. The weeklong event, organized by students in the business course “Principles of Management,” will feature a variety of daily events and speakers that are free and open to the public. Interested parties from both inside and outside the College are welcome to attend. For more information, contact business professor Paul Ewell at 757.233.8810 or pewell@vwc.edu.» More

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American Red Cross HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The American Red Cross HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, April 23 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the CMAC. Visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment to donate blood. Scheduled donors will complete the donation process in about an hour. Walk-ins are welcome as space is available. Volunteers are needed at registration and the canteen on the day of the blood drive and may sign up in the Office of Community Service for one-hour shifts. The need is critical, especially for O blood types. Double red donors: please consider making a donation at this drive. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with Office of Community Service at 757-455-3216 or e-mail dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

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Walking Meditation
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Need a break? Time to calm down? Interrupt the end-of-semester stress! Join VWC's Healthy Living Club for a "Walking Meditation" led by Dr. Steven Emmanuel on Wednesday, April 23 from 12-12:30 p.m. Meet in front of Village III apartments at noon to walk the trails behind V3 and then relax at the V3 pond. All students, faculty, staff, and friends are welcome! For more information, contact Katy Dozier with Healthy Living Club at 410.980.7603 or kbdozier@vwc.edu.» More

24

Animals and Society Educational Fair
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to support the SOC 237/Animals and Society students Thursday, April 24 at the first-ever “Animals and Society Educational Fair” in the Jane P. Batten Student Center (near the fishtank) between 11:30-1 p.m. Informational tables will highlight several diverse topics on human interactions with, and about, the non-human animals with which we share this wonderful world. Come by and chat with the students about shelter animals (adoption, volunteering, fundraising, animal enrichment activities); animals and organic eating; the whaling industry; shark finning; animal empathy and animal grief; the use of therapy dogs in children's reading programs; how humans show some “fish love;” and why “rats rock!”

24

Diversity Dialogue
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
VWC's Office of International and Intercultural Programs invites you to select a topic and stop in a chat at Diversity Dialogue on Thursday, April 24 from 12-2 p.m. in Batten Suite 22. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with OIP at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

26

32nd Annual Seafood Party in the Dell
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The 32nd Annual Seafood Party in the Dell will be held on Saturday, April 26 on the Batten Lawn. All-you-can-eat seafood (and hamburgers, hot dogs and pasta salad) will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and LIVE musical entertainment will be provided by Kevn MaC. Pricing: $24 for adults; $12 for ages 6-12; free for children under 6. Students can pay with their meal cards. For more information, contact Devin Cowhey with Student Activities at 757.455.3383 or dncowhey@vwc.edu. ALUMNI: Please RSVP by April 22 to Director of Alumni Relations Lina Green at lina@vwc.edu or 757.455.2115.

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Closing Reception: Senior Art Exhibition #1
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join graduating seniors on Tuesday, April 29 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Neil Britton Art Gallery (inside the Hofheimer Library) for a closing reception honoring their final VWC show. On display from April 18-29, the exhibition featured work from seniors Ashley Hill, Jessie Sommer, Shawn Riley, Jayme Howard, Candance Strider, and Elizabeth Netts. For more information or gallery hours, click "More" or contact John Rudel at jrudel@vwc.edu.

30

Affirmative Action: Have We Gone Too Far?
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Society for Diversity President Leah Smiley presents "Affirmative Action: Have We Gone Too Far?" on Wednesday, April 30 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with OIP at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu. » More

May

2

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 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center.

2

Academic Fair
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Following Spring Honors Convocation, the annual Academic Fair will be held on Friday, May 2 from 2:45-4:30 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.

5 - 13

Senior Art Exhibition #2
The second of two art exhibitions featuring work by graduating seniors will take place May 5-13 in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library. The show will feature art from seniors Courtney Burruss, Candace Carey, Katelynn Duncan, Jill Reynolds, Ada VanTyne, Ava Meijer, and Ashley Hill. An opening reception will be held in the gallery on Monday, May 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. For more information or gallery hours, click "More" or contact John Rudel at jrudel@vwc.edu. » More

5

Opening Reception: Senior Art Exhibition #2
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join graduating seniors on Monday, May 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Neil Britton Art Gallery (inside the Hofheimer Library) for an opening reception honoring their final VWC show. The exhibition features work from seniors Courtney Burruss, Candace Carey, Katelynn Duncan, Jill Reynolds, Ada VanTyne, Ava Meijer, and Ashley Hill. For more information or gallery hours, click "More" or contact John Rudel at jrudel@vwc.edu. » More

7 - 13

Final Examinations

8

Reading Day

14

Wesleyan Wednesday: Graduation Edition
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Wesleyan Wednesday: Graduation Edition will take place on Wednesday, May 14 from 5-9 p.m. at ShoreBreak (2941 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach). Appetizers, drink tickets and drink specials will be available. Organized by the VWC Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Student Government Association.

16

Baccalaureate
7:30 p.m.
On Friday, May 16, a Baccalaureate Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church (212 19th St., Virginia Beach, VA). The event will be preceded by a choir recital at 7:10 p.m.» More

17

2014 Commencement Ceremony
11 a.m.
Virginia Wesleyan College 2014 Commencement will be held at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center (doors open at 10 a.m.). No tickets are required to attend. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Commencement Speaker: Joseph P. Ruddy '83, chief operating officer for Virginia International Terminals, LLC. A reception will follow in the in Boyd Dining Center at 12:30 p.m., where graduates will greet family, friends, faculty and staff members.» More

17

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
1 p.m.
The Commissioning Ceremony for ROTC Officer candidates will take place on Saturday, May 17 at 1 p.m. outside on the Boyd Center Plaza (in front of the John Wesley statue). In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Monumental Chapel.» More

26

The Voices of Virginia Wesleyan College at Carnegie Hall
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Forty-four VWC student singers will travel to New York City at the end of May along with 10 community performers and Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music Michael Trotta for a five-day residency that culminates with a concert at Carnegie Hall on May 26 at 8 p.m. It will be the first time Virginia Wesleyan students have performed at the storied venue. They will perform five works composed by Dr. Trotta as part of the Ensemble Spotlight Series and will join other student and community choirs in a performance of Mozart's Requiem to close the program. The concert will take place in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.» More

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Summer Session Begins

June

23 - Aug 4

YMCA Camp Red Feather
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July

29 - Aug 2

2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference
The Center for Sacred Music presents the "2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference" a non-denominational showcase of instruction steeped in the Wesley tradition of "training minds and warming hearts. The annual event will take place July 29-August 2, 2014. Evening highlights include "Then Sings My Soul" led by Dr. Ysaya Barnwell; Cathy Moklebust leads the area's finest handbell choirs as they lead mid-week worship; the Tidewater Chapter of the American Organist Guild hosts a hymn festival; and Bob Chilcott conducts the Wesleyan Festival Chorus in "Finale: A Concert of Sacred Choral Classics." This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

August

15

Summer Session Ends

September

26

Marlin Pride Day
Wear your favorite Marlin gear at home, at work, or at play for the first official Marlin Pride Day on Friday, September 26. 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 #marlinprideday 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.

October

3 - 5

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2014
Virginia Wesleyan alumni, students, parents and friends are invited for a weekend of events celebrating the past, present and future of the College (Oct. 3-5). The weekend will be packed with Marlin spirit and fun, including the Homecoming parade, alumni games and reunion, soccer, field hockey, Marlin tailgate and more! Stay tuned for more information.

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