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January

5 - Feb 5

The James River from the Mountains to the Sea
The visual art and award-winning music of Appalachian fiddler and banjoist Mark Campbell will be on display January 5-February 5 in a Neil Britton Gallery (Hofheimer Library) exhibition titled “The James River from the Mountains to the Sea.” An opening reception will take place Thursday, January 8 following a performance by Campbell (8 p.m., Blocker Auditorium). Hosted by VWC Professor of History Dan Margolies. For Neil Britton Gallery location and hours, click "More."» More

31

Men’s Alumni Basketball Game
11 a.m.
The annual Men’s Alumni Basketball Game will take place Saturday, January 31 at 11 a.m. If you are an alumnus of the VWC Men's Basketball Team and would like to play, contact Dave Macedo at dmacedo@vwc.edu. Stick around to watch the current men's basketball team play Roanoke at 2 p.m. » More

February

3

Terrible Towel Tuesday (Alumni Pre-Game)
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Terrible Towel Tuesday, a VWC alumni pre-game event, will take place Tuesday, February 3 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. The event precedes the VWC Women's Basketball game against Randolph-Macon College. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. RSVP to VWC Director of Alumni Relations Lina Green at lina@vwc.edu or 757.455.2115.» More

4

Spring Study Abroad Fair
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet study abroad providers, learn about scholarships (including how to become a Global Scholar), deadlines, internships, locations, major requirements, and talk to study abroad returnees at the Spring Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, February 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with the Office of International and Intercultural Programs at 757.455.3113 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.» More

5

Career Conversations
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and learn about Symplicity, the Career Services Center's new career advising platform, on Thursday, February 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Batten Student Center Fish Bowl. Learn about the exciting new ways Career Services will be able to manage counseling appointments, online job listings, employer recruitment, while quickly and effectively dispersing information to students. The conversation is open; come and go when you can. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

5

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Why Doing Research Matters
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Why Doing Research Matters: Tips from Students" will take place Thursday, February 5 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop features a panel of student-researchers who represent a variety of majors. Students discuss their research experiences, provide tips for successful research projects, and explain how they translated their research experiences into other academic experiences, such as research grants and conferences. They will also discuss how undergraduate research helps to build a resumé, land a job, and prepare for graduate school. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

5

Ethics and the Family: Same-sex Marriage & Adoption, Blood Transfusions, and Abortion
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
"Ethics and the Family: Same-sex Marriage & Adoption, Blood Transfusions, and Abortion: What is the Family’s Role?" will take place Thursday, February 5 from 7:30-9 p.m. in Monumental Chapel. As the VWC Ethics Bowl team prepares to compete in the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges Ethics Bowl, this program will highlight some of the issues that they may debate (specifically issues relating to ethics, the family, and religious freedom). Then the team will respond to a specific case, with the audience having the opportunity to interact, critique, and discuss. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at 757.455.3129 or e-mail kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

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Presidential Scholars Day

7

VWC Day

Virginia Wesleyan College welcomes prospective students and their families to visit our campus and meet our faculty and students at any time. One of the best times to visit is during a VWC Open House. An open house is a great way for you to explore, learn and discover everything you want to know about VWC . These half-day visits include tours of the Virginia Wesleyan campus, opportunities to meet with faculty members 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.

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9 - 13

Love Liberally: Celebration of Love in the Liberal Arts
The fifth annual campus-wide symposium "Love Liberally: Celebration of Love in the Liberal Arts" will take place February 9-13 at Virginia Wesleyan College. The VWC community will consider love as it relates to the liberal arts, focusing on art, music, poetry, science and more. Faculty will offer special lectures, workshops, and presentations exploring various aspects of love, each through their own disciplinary lens. Students may attend any of the classes offering a love lecture—some professors offer extra credit as an incentive. This is a great opportunity for students to explore new professors and subjects. Check back soon for a full schedule of events.

10

Keep it Real: Resume 101
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Make your resume captivating, but keep it real! This resume writing workshop will take place Tuesday, February 10 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Career Services Center (Batten 239). For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

11

Jazz Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq
12 p.m.
In celebration of Black History Month, jazz flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will perform at VWC on Wednesday, February 11 at noon in Boyd Dining Center. A former student of the Berklee College of Music and graduate of Rutgers University, Abdur-Razzaq holds a master's degree in fine arts and education. He is an arranger, composer, educator and writer. Abdur-Razzaq will also host a lecture on "Women in Jazz" from 10-11 a.m. (location TBD). Sponsored by Student Activities and the Office of International and Intercultural Programs.

12

Choose a major or career that you will LOVE!
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
When it comes to a job, have you ever felt like, "You mean you're going to PAY me to do this?" It IS possible to choose a career that you absolutely LOVE! Learn how to find your true love (occupationally, that is) on Thursday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Career Services Center (Batten 239). For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

12

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Defining a Research Problem
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Defining a Research Problem" will take place Thursday, February 12 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop provides instruction on how to select and define a viable and interesting research problem. Building on Virginia Wesleyan’s commitment to inquiry-guided learning, it explains how to develop questions to determine compelling research problems. The workshop especially focuses on how to use scholarly literature to articulate a problem. It also stresses the importance of practical considerations when deciding on a research problem, including defining a project that can be completed within a single semester and assessing whether the appropriate resources are available to conduct the research. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

12

Center After Dark: For the Bible Tells Me So (film)
9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
As part of its Center After Dark series, the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will show the film, "For the Bible Tells Me So" on Thursday, February 12 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Oriented to students, Center After Dark's late-night films stimulate informal discussions with meaningful themes - and popcorn with M&Ms. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at 757.455.3129 or e-mail kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

13

Love is in the Air
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Love has been at the heart of many religious freedom issues - and not just polygamy. "Love is in the Air," part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom series "Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebrations," will take place on Friday, February 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). 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

13

President's Annual Pig Roast
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Don't miss this smokin' campus tradition! Join President Greer and the VWC community for the President's Annual Pig Roast on Friday, February 13 on the Batten Lawn and at the Marlin Grille. Visit with President Greer during the smoking process, beginning at 6 a.m., and stay (or come back) for some down home, slow cooked, mouth-watering BBQ, being served from approximately 12-2 p.m.

17

Pathway to Graduate School
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn about taking the GRE and other graduate school entrance exams during "Pathway to Graduate School" on Tuesday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Career Services Center (Batten 239). Presented by Kaplan Test Prep and sponsored by Career Services. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

17

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Research Librarians
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Research Librarians: Your Research Coaches" will take place Tuesday, February 17 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop helps students to prepare for independent research. It focuses on empowering students to make the most of the help provided by research librarians, from the beginning of a research project through the final stages. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

18

Wesleyan Wednesday Alumni Pre-Game Event
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
A WESLEYAN WEDNESDAY Marlin Basketball Alumni Pre-Game Event will take place Wednesday, February 18 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. The event precedes the VWC Men's Basketball game against Hampden-Sydney. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. RSVP to VWC Director of Alumni Relations Lina Green at lina@vwc.edu or 757.455.2115.» More

19

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Using the Internet for Research
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Using the Internet for Research" will take place Thursday, February 19 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop provides instruction on how to use the Internet to conduct effective research. It focuses especially on strategies to locate reliable Internet sources for research, to evaluate the credibility of Internet sources, and to cite Internet sources. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

19

Torah, Torah, Torah: Judaism through Exodus and the Ten Commandments
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will lead the spring 2015 installment of the College's Readings With Wesleyan series on the topic of "World Religions 101: A Quick Look at Religions around the World and in Hampton Roads." The program will begin with a presentation by Dr. Craig Wansink titled "Torah, Torah, Torah: Judaism through Exodus and the Ten Commandments" on Thursday, February 19 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church (815 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach). Readings With Wesleyan is a unique educational program that brings free college-level teaching to Lake Edward’s adult residents. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

21

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The seventh class of the Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored during a special induction luncheon on Saturday, February 21 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. Cost is $45 per person. For more information, visit www.vwc.edu/HOF or contact Suzanne Savage with College Advancement at 757.233.8736 or ssavage@vwc.edu.» More

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CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey
11 a.m.
A special guest and a VWC faculty member will present as part of the Center for Sacred Music's 2014-2015 Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, "The Journey," on Tuesday, February 24 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Iman Vernon Fareed, Masjid William Salaam, will present "A Muslim’s Pilgrimage to Mecca;" and Ben Haller, Associate Professor of Classics, will present "The Inward Journey: Travel as Meditation and Self-Exploration in Ancient Greece." The series explores the journeys that formed a pivotal part of the world’s major religions, as well as those that form our everyday experiences, and the music that provides the soundtrack. Free to all; reservations not required. For further information, call 757.455.3376. » More

24

Prepare for the FAIR
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Need a resume updated? Want to practice your "elevator speech"? Wondering what to wear? Learn how to make the most of a job fair on Tuesday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Career Services Center (Batten 239). For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

24

Chemistry on the Silver Screen
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Science is finding a bigger place on the silver screen and in our living rooms. What’s behind this new attraction? VWC's chapter of Gamma Sigma Epsilon, the national chemistry honor society, will host a webinar titled "Chemistry on the Silver Screen" on Tuesday, February 24 from 7-8 p.m. in Blocker 216. Learn how Hollywood and the scientific community are making the portrayal of science and the scientist more accurate. Features discussion and behind-the-scenes stories from real-life Hollywood science advisors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Joyce Easter with Gamma Sigma Epsilon at jeaster@vwc.edu or e-mail 757.455.2126.

25

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Order will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CMAC inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Sign up to donate blood online at www.redcrossblood.org; scheduled blood donors will complete the donation process in about an hour. Walk-ins are welcome as space is available. Volunteers are needed at registration and at the canteen on the day of the drive. Volunteers may sign up in the Office of Community Service for one-hour shifts during the drive. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with the Office of Community Service at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

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A Story of Displacement: The Iraqi Christian
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
VWC senior Mindy Bertram will present "A Story of Displacement: The Iraqi Christian" on Thursday, February 26 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. In fall 2014, Bertram's research led her to Jordan to study Christian refugees. More than half of Jordan's population is made up of Palestinian, Iraqi, and Syrian refugees. Bertram will explore the resource challenges the Arab kingdom faces, the impact of hosting displaced people, water scarcity, public health, and the overall geographically fascinating situation Jordan finds itself in. 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

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Best Impressions
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
You only get one chance to make the best first impression possible at a job interview. Learn how to make the most of it at the "Best Impressions" workshop on Thursday, February 26 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Career Services Center (Batten 239). For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

26

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Going Pro: Taking Your Library Research Skills to the Next Level
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Going Pro: Taking Your Library Research Skills to the Next Level" will take place Thursday, February 26 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop introduces students to strategies for digging deeper in their research by using library resources. It covers strategies for locating fulltext sources and primary sources. It also provides instruction on how to locate and use resources away from VWC. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

26

A Story of Displacement: The Iraqi Christian
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom leads the spring 2015 installment of the College's Readings With Wesleyan series on the topic of "World Religions 101: A Quick Look at Religions around the World and in Hampton Roads." The program continues with a presentation by Mindy Bertram '15 titled "A Story of Displacement: The Iraqi Christian" on Thursday, February 26 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church (815 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach). Readings With Wesleyan is a unique educational program that brings free college-level teaching to Lake Edward’s adult residents. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

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Presidential Scholars Day

27 - Apr 10

Super Bowls
“Super Bowls” will be on display in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library from February 27 to April 10. The juried exhibition invites entries from a nationwide pool of artists, challenging the aesthetic and conceptual possibilities of what a bowl might be. Accompanies fundraising efforts of the “Empty Bowls” charity dinner held on campus annually. Reception: TBA. 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

March

3

2015 Internship and Summer Jobs Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
VWC students are invited to come network with potential employers at the 2015 Internship and Summer Jobs Fair on Tuesday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Batten Student Center. Sponsored by the Career Services Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or e-mail lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

3

Poet and Lyricist Oveous
8 p.m.
Poet and lyricist Oveous will perform on Tuesday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center. Oveous has won Apollo Amateur Night, has been featured on HBO’s original series Def Poetry, and has been a three-time national poetry finalist. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Griffin with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or agriffin@vwc.edu.» More

4 - 8

"Distracted" by Lisa Loomer
For its spring production, the Virginia Wesleyan College Theatre Department presents “Distracted” by Lisa Loomer. The story of a boy with attention-deficit disorder and what it does to his family. Note: this production contains adult language and situations. Directed by VWC Professor of Theatre Sally Shedd. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater. Public ticket prices range from $10-15; free to the campus community. For reservations, call 757.455.3381 or email tdhority@vwc.edu. Showtimes: March 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m.» More

5

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Using Data in Research
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Using Data in Research" will take place Thursday, March 5 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. 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. This workshop is 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. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

5

Five Pillars and Submission: Islam through Suras 1,3, and 12
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom leads the spring 2015 installment of the College's Readings With Wesleyan series on the topic of "World Religions 101: A Quick Look at Religions around the World and in Hampton Roads." The program continues with a presentation by Dr. Craig Wansink titled "Five Pillars and Submission: Islam through Suras 1,3, and 12" on Thursday, March 5 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church (815 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach). Readings With Wesleyan is a unique educational program that brings free college-level teaching to Lake Edward’s adult residents. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

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VWC Day

Virginia Wesleyan College welcomes prospective students and their families to visit our campus and meet our faculty and students at any time. One of the best times to visit is during a VWC Open House. An open house is a great way for you to explore, learn and discover everything you want to know about VWC . These half-day visits include tours of the Virginia Wesleyan campus, opportunities to meet with faculty members 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.

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NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series: The Quarrel (film)
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The movie "The Quarrel" will be shown on Monday, March 9 from 7-9 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. The film focuses on two former friends who encounter each other after years of separation. It centers on how each understands the power of evil in the world, and how friends continue reflecting together, even when they have profound clashes of beliefs. Moderated by Dr. Eric Mazur, Professor of Religious Studies and Center for the Study of Religious Freedom Fellow. An open discussion will follow. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's 2015 NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series, "Universal Themes in a Jewish Key: Why do bad things happen to good people? What does salvation mean?" Co-sponsored by the CSRF and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities with support from the Peace Making Committee of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

9

The Presidential Masterworks Series
7:30 p.m.
The Presidential Masterworks Series will take place on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The Wesleyan Chorale and the Wesleyan Singers student choirs will perform Gabriel Fauré’s choral classic Requiem in D minor, Opus 48. In addition, the Alborada Trio will perform Fauré’s Piano Trio in D minor, Opus 12. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Trotta at 757.455.3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu.» More

12

CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey
11 a.m.
Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy will present "Walking the Labyrinth: A Journey for those Who Can’t Make the Trip" as part of CSM's 2014-2015 Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey on Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The series explores the journeys that formed a pivotal part of the world’s major religions, as well as those that form our everyday experiences, and the music that provides the soundtrack. Free to all; reservations not required. For further information, call 757.455.3376. » More

12

Undergraduate Research Workshop: How I Write
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "How I Write" will take place Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. This workshop features an interdisciplinary panel of faculty who will discuss their writing strategies. Researchers all write differently. The speakers 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. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

12

Children of India: Hinduism, Buddhism, The Bhagavad Gita, and Koans
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom leads the spring 2015 installment of the College's Readings With Wesleyan series on the topic of "World Religions 101: A Quick Look at Religions around the World and in Hampton Roads." The program continues with a presentation by Dr. Craig Wansink titled "Children of India: Hinduism, Buddhism, The Bhagavad Gita, and Koans" on Thursday, March 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church (815 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach). Readings With Wesleyan is a unique educational program that brings free college-level teaching to Lake Edward’s adult residents. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

16 - 20

Spring Break

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Word-Beat
11 a.m.
"A World of Music" daytime series presents "Word-Beat" on Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The artistry of singer/actor Charles Williams combines with the global-jazz percussion of Tom Teasley in this program of African proverbs and inspirational texts by Langston Hughes and Nelson Mandela. Free and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, contact Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

26

Non-profit/Government Agency Career Panel
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A variety of government and non-profit agency employees will share their experience and provide advice in this career panel on Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. Panelists will be announced in the Instant.Messenger Career Newsletter and on the Career Services webpage as the date gets closer. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

26

Undergraduate Research Workshop: An Introduction to Academic Citations
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "An Introduction to Academic Citations" will take place Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop offers instruction on citing sources, 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. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

26

If You Don't Contribute You're A Dead Piece
7 p.m.
Dr. Aprilfaye Manalang, an assistant professor in the Department of History and Interdisciplinary Studies at Norfolk State University, will present "If You Don't Contribute You're A Dead Piece: Religious Ruminations and Civic Engagement of the Filipino-American Hampton Roads Community" on Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Manalang's ground-breaking research examines the interplay between military service and religion, and the nuanced ways in which together they shape Filipino-American veterans’ understandings of American citizenship. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's Spring 2015 Symposium: Old Religions in New Lands. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

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Presidential Scholars Day

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Undergraduate Research Workshop: APA Style
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "APA Style" will take place Tuesday, March 31 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop offers instruction on American Psychological Association (APA) Style, which is the preferred academic style used in most social science disciplines. The workshop focuses on explaining APA citations, including in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. It also reviews other APA style formatting guidelines. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

April

1

Career Conversations
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Don't be fooled by your job search—join the Career Services Center in the Batten Student Center Fish Bowl on Wednesday, April 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A great opportunity to ask job search questions in an informal setting. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

2

Monumental Moments: What Wondrous Love is This
11 a.m.
As part of the "Monumental Moments" series, the Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music presents "What Wondrous Love is This" on Thursday, April 2 at 11 a.m. in Monumental Chapel. Whether known as Maundy Thursday, Holy Thursday, Covenant Thursday, or Thursday of Mysteries, this Christian holy day recalls the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with his apostles. Reflection by Terry Lindvall, C.S. Lewis Endowed Chair in Communication and Christian Thought. VWC Chaplain Greg West presides. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

2

Comedian Roy Wood Jr.
8 p.m.
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. will perform on Thursday, April 2 at 8 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center. Wood has appeared on It's Showtime at the Apollo, Late Night with David Letterman, Conan, the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, HBO's Def Comedy Jam, and Last Comic Standing. This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Griffin with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or agriffin@vwc.edu. » More

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Easter Monday Holiday

8

CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey
11 a.m.
Special guest George Greenia will present as part of the Center for Sacred Music's 2014-2015 Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, "The Journey," on Wednesday, April 8 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Greenia, a professor of Hispanic studies and director of the Institute for Pilgrimage Studies at the College of William and Mary, will present "Sacred Steps: Medieval Pilgrimage and the American Myth: Searching for the New Jerusalem." The series explores the journeys that formed a pivotal part of the world’s major religions, as well as those that form our everyday experiences, and the music that provides the soundtrack. Free to all; reservations not required. For further information, call 757.455.3376.» More

9

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Abstracts I
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Abstracts I" will take place Thursday, April 9 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. An essential element of the presentation of research is an abstract that summarizes it. This workshop teaches the qualities of an effective abstract and it demonstrates strategies for writing them. It will be especially helpful to students who plan to present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and share it on the Undergraduate Research webpage. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

9

The Andragogy of Teaching the "Long War" and Islam's Fight to Reclaim its Destiny
7 p.m.
Dr. David T. Fautua, Chief of Individual Training & Learning at the Joint Staff/J7-Joint Training, will present "The Andragogy of Teaching the 'Long War' and Islam's Fight to Reclaim its Destiny" on Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Based on a course he developed, Fautua will examine the strategic features of what appears to be a "Long War," which is defined as a struggle between liberal democracy and militant Islam played out on a global scale. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's Spring 2015 Symposium: Old Religions in New Lands. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

10

National Siblings Day: Honoring the Sibling Rivalry and Differences Between John and Charles Wesley
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 "National Siblings Day: Honoring the Sibling Rivalry and Differences Between John and Charles Wesley" on Friday, April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Come explore the differences between these two remarkable and influential brothers. 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

10

The Thirteen
7:30 p.m.
Thirteen artists—one voice. The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents The Thirteen on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Under the direction of Matthew Robertson, this New York-based ensemble with a reputation for exceptionalism performs Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces. 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 $8-$15; free to the campus community. For more information or to make reservations, call 757.455.2101.» More

13

NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series: Two Routes to Redemption
7 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for an unusual NEXUS experience, "Two Routes to Redemption: Jewish and Christian Perspectives on the Seder" on Monday, April 13 from 7-8:45 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. Seated around tables with food to sample, Rabbi Michael Panitz and Rev. Fred McCall will lead guests into thinking about redemption in religion through Jewish and Christian understandings of the Seder. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's 2015 NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series, "Universal Themes in a Jewish Key: Why do bad things happen to good people? What does salvation mean?" Co-sponsored by the CSRF and the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities with support from the Peace Making Committee of the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

14

Larissa Venzie, Marimba
11 a.m.
"A World of Music" daytime series presents marimba player Larissa Venzie on Tuesday, April 14 at 11 a.m. in Hofheimer Theater. With technical prowess and insightful musicality, the melodic magic of the marimba will be showcased through the wonders of classical, folk and pop music. Free and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, contact Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

16

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Making a Research Poster
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Making a Research Poster" will take place Thursday, April 16 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively presents research findings. It focuses on both content and technical elements of poster design. The workshop is especially helpful to students who will present posters at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or off-campus academic conferences. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

20

Violist Amadi Azikiwe
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents violist Amadi Azikiwe on Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Features classic works by Bach and Beethoven, along with those of 19th-century Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate and modern jazz composer David Baker. Debby Azikiwe, 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

21

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Abstracts II
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Abstracts II" will take place Tuesday, April 21 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This is a hands-on workshop to help students revise their research abstracts. Faculty from each academic division will be available to assist students individually with their abstracts. We encourage students to bring their abstracts and laptops to the workshop. This workshop is especially helpful to students who plan to present their research at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share it on the Undergraduate Research webpage. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

22

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Order will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the CMAC inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Sign up to donate blood online at www.redcrossblood.org; scheduled blood donors will complete the donation process in about an hour. Walk-ins are welcome as space is available. Volunteers are needed at registration and at the canteen on the day of the drive. Volunteers may sign up in the Office of Community Service for one-hour shifts during the drive. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with the Office of Community Service at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

23

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Effective Oral Presentations
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Effective Oral Presentations" will take place Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop provides instruction on strategies for effective oral presentations. While it focuses on scholarly research presentations, it provides tips for all kinds of academic oral presentations. This workshop is helpful for students who will give an oral presentations this semester, especially those who will give either an oral or poster presentation at Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or an academic conference. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

23

Motorcycles, Buses, and Turbans: Sikhs and Religious Freedom in Postwar Britain
7 p.m.
Dr. Brett Bebber, assistant professor of history at Old Dominion University, will present "Motorcycles, Buses, and Turbans: Sikhs and Religious Freedom in Postwar Britain" on Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. When the British Empire declined after WWII, many Sikhs, Muslims, and Hindus came to Britain to seek out opportunities for employment and to avoid persecution at home. In Britain, Sikhs and others faced numerous challenges to exercise their religious freedom. Bebber's talk will discuss how civil liberties activists in Britain both helped and harmed Sikhs as they established themselves in a new society. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's Spring 2015 Symposium: Old Religions in New Lands. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

23

"Until Tuesday" with Capt. Luis Carlos Montalván
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Former U.S. Army Captain and New York Times bestselling author Luis Carlos Montalván will speak about his award-winning book, "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him," on Thursday, April 23 from 8-9 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center. A brief Q&A and book signing will follow the event. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Griffin with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or agriffin@odu.edu.» More

25

33rd Annual Seafood Party in the Dell
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The 33rd Annual Seafood Party in the Dell will be held on Saturday, April 25 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. Pricing information coming soon.

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

27

Women of Wisdom
7:30 p.m.
"Women of Wisdom," a celebration of women composers featuring composer-in-residence Susan LaBarr, will take place on Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The Wesleyan Chorale and the Wesleyan Singers student choirs will perform. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Trotta at 757.455.3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu.» More

May

1

Spring Honors Convocation

1

Academic Fair

1

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

4

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

15

Baccalaureate Service

16

Virginia Wesleyan College 46th Commencement Ceremony

16

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

26

Summer Session Begins

July

27 - Aug 1

2015 Sacred Music Summer Conference
The Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music will host the 2015 Sacred Music 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 16 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

September

25

Marlin Spirit Day 2015

October

2 - 4

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2015

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