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August

1 - Oct 3

"Sum Accumulation: 15 Years of Painting" by John Rudel
“Sum Accumulation: 15 Years of Painting” by VWC Batten Associate Professor of Art John Rudel will be on display in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library from August 1 to October 3. The exhibition will display large-scale multi-media paintings highlighting 15 years of Rudel's award-winning work. 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

September

4

2014 Fall Convocation
11 a.m.
Virginia Wesleyan College's 2014 Fall Convocation will take place on Thursday, September 4 at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The event’s keynote speaker, Professor of Management/Business/Economics Ehsan Salek, will present "Persepolis: Lessons and Observations," focusing on the Class of 2018's summer common read by author Mariane Satrapi. A special presentation of the 2014 Alumni Awards will also be held during the event. For more information, contact the Office of Academic Affairs at 757.455.3210.

4

AVID Tutoring Information Session
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
An information and application workshop will be held for VWC students interested in applying for an Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) tutoring position with Virginia Beach City Public Schools on Thursday, September 4 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Clarke 125. This is a great paid, part-time employment opportunity for education majors and other juniors or seniors who love to work with middle and high school students. Sign up in the Community Service Office. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with the Office of Community Service at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

4

Visiting Art Scholar Lecture: Dr. Lisa Freiman
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Freiman, the inaugural director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), will speak at Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday, September 4 in Blocker Auditorium. Seating begins at 6 p.m. and the program will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Freiman will discuss strategies for nurturing local arts scenes—including growth and maintenance of the current arts movement in Norfolk and Hampton Roads—as well as her own career and the groundbreaking endeavor of the ICA. A reception will follow in the Neil Britton Art Gallery (located inside Hofheimer Library). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact VWC Curator of Exhibitions John Rudel at jrudel@vwc.edu or 757.455.3257.» More

5

Brynn Marie
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Country music singer Brynn Marie will perform Friday, September 5 from 8-9 p.m. at the Marlin Grille inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The songstress has toured as an opening act alongside some of country's biggest stars, including LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and Loretta Lynn. The event is free and is sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

6

Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness and Prevention Walk
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
The VWC Women’s Lacrosse Team and the Office of Counseling Services invite you to help bring suicide and depression into the light at the Ninth Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday, September 6 from 8-11 a.m. at Mount Trashmore (310 Edwin Dr., Virginia Beach). Out of the Darkness Community Walks are three to five mile walks that take place in hundreds of communities across the country each year. Proceeds benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. To sign up, click the "More" link below and select "Team Walker," then "Join A Team." Sign up under "VWC Family." For more information, contact Kelly Jacobson at kajacobson@vwc.edu.» More

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Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A Career Services information session, "Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers," will take place Tuesday, September 9 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. This session is open to all students who are still considering their major and deciding which direction they would like to focus their career. "First Year Experience" classes will be participating in this event. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

10

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Order will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, September 10 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

11

Resume Writing Workshop
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn how to write a resume that will get you an interview. Career Services will present a "Resume Writing Workshop" on Thursday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The workshop will teach students how to highlight their knowledge, skills and abilities in an appealing way that captures potential employers' attention. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

11

Monumental Moments: A Time to Remember
11 a.m.
As part of the "Monumental Moments" series, the Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music presents a special 9/11 commemorative, "A Time to Remember," on Thursday, September 11 at 11 a.m. in Monumental Chapel. Music by the Wesleyan Chorale and reflection by Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

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Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A Career Services information session, "Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers," will take place Tuesday, September 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. This session is open to all students who are still considering their major and deciding which direction they would like to focus their career. "First Year Experience" classes will be participating in this event. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

17

Why Hobby Lobby Matters: Religious Freedom, Contraception, Corporations, and the Constitution
4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
"Why Hobby Lobby Matters: Religious Freedom, Contraception, Corporations, and the Constitution" will take place on Wednesday, September 17 from 4-4:55 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Presentations by Eric Mazur (Gloria and David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies), Taryn Myers (Assistant Professor of Psychology) and Timothy O’Rourke (Vice President for Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College). For more information, contact Kelly Jackson with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

18

Interviewing Skills Workshop
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression! Career Services will present an "Interviewing Skills Workshop" on Thursday, September 18 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Learn more about the elements of a successful interview: Do your homework and learn about the company for which you are interviewing; Make good eye contact and give a firm, confident handshake; Practice your answers for a variety of possible questions; and more. Learn how to put your best foot forward. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

19

Mud Games
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This age-old VWC tradition is good, clean fun! The annual Mud Games will be held Friday, September 19 from 2-4 p.m. outside Village II. Sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

20

9th Annual One Love Festival
1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Conceived as a snapshot of what world peace would look like, if only for one night, the festival is held every fall at Virginia Wesleyan College. The flavor of the festival is unique every year, but the idea is the same: bring all kinds of people together to create a community of harmony and peace, enjoy different kinds of performances, and have fun. Afternoon speakers & activities. Pax Christi Presents Largest Drum Circle in the World with featured poets. Bring your own percussion instrument and join in! Evening Concert. Free and open to the public.» More

23

Kaplan Graduate School Information Table
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kaplan Test Prep will be on campus Tuesday, September 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. to answer general graduate school application questions at an informal information table on "Main Street" in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Students will have the opportunity to sign up to take a FREE practice graduate school entrance exam or they can register online at www.kaptest.com/practice. Those who take the practice exam will be given a score along with guidance on what to work on before the official exam. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

23

Matt Santry
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Musician Matt Santry will rock the Marlin Grille on Tuesday, September 23 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. From full-time social worker to full-time musician, Santry made the unlikely transition from playing music for Autistic children to rocking audiences of loyal fans. His 2010 album was produced by Grammy winning songwriter Scot Sax (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw) and mixed by Grammy winning mix engineer Jeff Juliano (John Mayer). His new record "Tin Ace City" is available on iTunes and Amazon. Sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

25

Accordionist Anthony Ciotti
11 a.m.
"A World of Music" daytime series presents accordionist Anthony Ciotti Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m. in Monumental Chapel. Selections from classical to jazz showcase the versatility of the instrument when played by this national award-winning accordionist. Free and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, contact Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

25

Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A Career Services information session, "Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers," will take place Thursday, September 25 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. This session is open to all students who are still considering their major and deciding which direction they would like to focus their career. "First Year Experience" classes will be participating in this event. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

25

Don't Buy a $40,000 Cheeseburger: Establishing Good Financial Habits in College
12 p.m.
Can buying a cheeseburger really cost you $40,000? Yes! Come find out how in this session that discusses our everyday spending habits on Thursday, September 25 from 12-12:50 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Assistant Professor of Management/Business/Economics Elaine Dessouki will provide practical advice to help you manage your finances in college and beyond. Door prizes will be awarded to some lucky attendees. For more information, contact Director of First Year Experience Denise Wilkinson at 757.455.3249 or dwilkinson@vwc.edu.

25

Gearing Up for Graduate School
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Gain top tips for preparing your graduate school applications at the Career Services information session "Gearing Up for Graduate School" on Thursday, September 25 from 12-1 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Learn about the timeframe for beginning your school and program search; how to evaluate programs and decide which school is best suited to you; which entrance tests are needed and when you should take them; and more! For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

26

Marlin Spirit Day
Wear your favorite Marlin gear at home, at work, or at play for the first official Marlin Spirit 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 #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.

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Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
A Career Services information session, "Choosing a Major and Exploring Careers," will take place Tuesday, September 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. This session is open to all students who are still considering their major and deciding which direction they would like to focus their career. "First Year Experience" classes will be participating in this event. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

October

1 - 5

"The 39 Steps" by Patrick Barlow
The Virginia Wesleyan College Theatre Department presents its fall production, "The 39 Steps," by Patrick Barlow. A comedic tale of spies and murder, this melodrama is adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Directed by VWC Associate Professor of Theater Travis Malone. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater. Public ticket prices range from $10-15; free to the campus community (with ID). Reservations recommended; Call 757.455.3381 or email tdhority@vwc.edu. Showtimes: Oct. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. » More

2

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Defining a Problem
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
"Undergraduate Research Workshop: Defining a Problem" will be held on Thursday, October 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Floyd E. Kellam Jr. Social Science Lab in Village II. The workshop will provide instruction on how to define a viable and interesting problem to investigate. It especially focuses on how to use scholarly literature to articulate a problem. It also stresses the importance of practical considerations when deciding on a 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, please contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

2

The Benefits of Completing an Internship
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn about "The Benefits of Completing an Internship" at this Career Services information session on Thursday, October 2 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Internships enable you to demonstrate on-the-job experience to potential employers and help build your professional network. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

2

CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey
11 a.m.
Two VWC faculty members will present as part of the Center for Sacred Music's 2014-2015 Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, "The Journey," on Thursday, October 2 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Eric Mazur, Gloria and David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies, will present "A wandering Aramean was my father (Deuteronomy 26:5): Nomadic Experience as Jewish Memory;" and Scott Hinze, Assistant Professor of Psychology, will present "A Journey Down Memory Lane: How Memories (and Beliefs) are Constructed and Reconstructed Over Time." 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

3 - 5

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2014
Life is sweet...in your favorite seat! Virginia Wesleyan alumni, students, parents and friends are invited for a fun-filled weekend "Under the Sea" at the 2014 Homecoming & Parent Weekend, October 3-5. The weekend will be packed with Marlin spirit and fun, including the Homecoming parade; Marlin Tailgate; alumni games and reunions; the annual Homecoming 5K; a glassblowing demonstration by the Chrysler Museum of Art; and the fall Theatre production, "The 39 Steps." Fore more information visit www.vwc.edu/homecoming. We got the Marlin spirit, you got to hear it!» More

6

The Lens of Time
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan Chorale and Wesleyan Singers present "The Lens of Time" on Monday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The student choirs will perform choral music spanning the millennia, from chant through the 21st century. Led by VWC Director of Choral Music Michael John Trotta with piano accompaniment by George Stone. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Trotta at 757.455.3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu.» More

9 - 10

Fall Break

13

Jewels of the Baroque
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents "Jewels of the Baroque" on Monday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians Sherie Aguirre, oboe, and Jorge Aguirre, violin, with Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello. 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

16 - Dec 11

“Dragging” by Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet
“Dragging” by Tracy Spencer-Stonestreet will be on display in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library from October 16 to December 11. Spencer-Stonestreet uses various materials to explore the layers of signals and desires extant in the American home, striving to expose the personal struggle to find an authentic and earnest self within the clutter of expectation. Artist Lecture: Oct. 16, 6 p.m., Blocker Auditorium; Opening Reception: 7 p.m. in gallery. 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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Resume Writing Workshop
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn how to write a resume that will get you an interview. Career Services will present a "Resume Writing Workshop" on Thursday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The workshop will teach students how to highlight their knowledge, skills and abilities in an appealing way that captures potential employers' attention. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

16

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Maximizing Library Help for Your Research
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
"Undergraduate Research Workshop: Maximizing Library Help for Your Research" will be held on Thursday, October 16 from 12-1 p.m. in the Foley Classroom inside Hofheimer Library. The workshop will focus on making the most of the assistance that librarians provide, from the beginning of a research project through the final stages. It will also offer tips on how to maximize the library’s research tools, including database features that enhance research efficiency. For more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

17

Young Men’s Festival of Song
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Young Men’s Festival of Song will take place Saturday, October 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan. The workshop features a day of singing for male voices, grades 8-12. By advance registration only. For more information or to register, contact Michael Trotta at 757.455.3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu.» More

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VWC Day

22

Magician Mat Franco
8 p.m.
Magician Mat Franco will perform Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. at the Marlin Grille inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Named Male Performer of The Year by Campus Activities Magazine, Franco provides a high energy show complete with mind-blowing magic, music, spontaneous humor, and LOTS of audience participation. The event is free and sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

23

Undergraduate Research Workshop: How I Write
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Researchers all write differently. "Undergraduate Research Workshop: How I Write" will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The workshop will feature an interdisciplinary faculty panel who will share their insights on effective and efficient writing strategies and discuss their own writing style. The workshop will especially focus on ways to begin the writing process, strategies for organizing ideas and techniques for engaging other scholars’ research. For more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

23

Interviewing Skills Workshop
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression! Career Services will present an "Interviewing Skills Workshop" on Thursday, October 23 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Learn more about the elements of a successful interview: Do your homework and learn about the company for which you are interviewing; Make good eye contact and give a firm, confident handshake; Practice your answers for a variety of possible questions; and more. Learn how to put your best foot forward. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

23

CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey
11 a.m.
Two VWC faculty members will present as part of the Center for Sacred Music's 2014-2015 Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, "The Journey," on Thursday, October 23 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and Professor of Religious Studies, will present "Pilgrimages into Pain: When Christians Enter into the Suffering of Jesus;" and Kathy Merlock-Jackson, Professor of Communication, will present "Seeking Mickey: Disney and the Great American Family Vacation." 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

26

Fall Hymn Festival
4 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music presents its annual Fall Hymn Festival on Sunday, October 26 at 4 p.m. at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church (212 19th St., Virginia Beach). This year's theme, "Enter by the Narrow Gate," explores the Christian journey as VWC Choral Director Michael Trotta leads the Wesleyan Worship Choir with Sharon Foxwell on organ. Singers from all churches are invited to join the chorus. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

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Eve Watters
11 a.m.
"A World of Music" daytime series presents Eve Watters on Thursday, October 30 at 11 a.m. in Hofheimer Theater. With Celtic harp, storytelling, and an array of instruments, Watters celebrates timeless tradition with new spirit and style. A discussion and demonstration on the cutting-edge topic of therapeutic music will follow at noon. Free and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, contact Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

30

Job Search Strategies
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Many of the best jobs are never advertised in newspapers. Career Services can show you how to uncover hidden job sources and build a strong employment network at "Job Search Strategies" on Thursday, October 30 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

November

3

Eastern Virginia Brass
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents Eastern Virginia Brass on Monday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Performance will include works of the stately Renaissance to the jazz of Louis Armstrong, along with “Call,” a commemoration of the American Civil War by British composer Liz Lane. 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

5

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kappa Alpha Order will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, November 5 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

6

Abhik Mukherjee and Ranendra Das
11 a.m.
"A World of Music" daytime series presents Abhik Mukherjee and Ranendra Das on Thursday, November 6 at 11 a.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Experience the ancient melodic patterns of raga with Indian classical sitarist Mukherjee and tabla artist Das. A 4,000-year-old art form designed to raise the inner being to divine peacefulness and bliss. Free and open to the public; reservations not required. For more information, contact Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

6

Using Social Media in Your Job Search
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn about "Using Social Media in Your Job Search" on Thursday, November 6 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. A special guest presenter from GEICO will discuss professional social networks that serve as great resources for finding employment. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

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VWC Day

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Undergraduate Research Workshop: An Introduction to Academic Citations
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
"Undergraduate Research Workshop: An Introduction to Academic Citations" will be held on Tuesday, November 11 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Floyd E. Kellam Jr. Social Science Lab in Village II. The workshop will offer instruction on citing sources with a focus on the rationale for academic citations. It will explain when citations are necessary and review library tools that help with citations. It will also provide an introduction to formatting citations using various academic conventions. For more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

13

Resume Writing Workshop
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn how to write a resume that will get you an interview. Career Services will present a "Resume Writing Workshop" on Thursday, November 13 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The workshop will teach students how to highlight their knowledge, skills and abilities in an appealing way that captures potential employers' attention. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

13

Red Priest
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents Red Priest on Thursday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Described as “visionary and heretical,” this acoustic foursome has been likened to the Rolling Stones, Jackson Pollock, and the Marx Brothers, all rolled into one. 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

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CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series: The Journey
11 a.m.
Two VWC faculty members will present as part of the Center for Sacred Music's 2014-2015 Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, "The Journey," on Tuesday, November 18 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Steven Emmanuel, Professor of Philosophy, will present "Two Journeys to Enlightenment: Siddhartha and Thoreau;" and Lee Jordan-Anders, Professor of Music & Artist-in-Residence, will present "Heroic or Villainous: Claude Debussy’s Journey to his Island of Joy." 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

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Undergraduate Research Workshop: Abstract Workshop, Part I
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
An essential element of research presentation is a summarizing abstract. "Undergraduate Research Workshop: Abstract Workshop, Part I" will be held on Thursday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Floyd E. Kellam Jr. Social Science Lab in Village II. The workshop will teach the qualities of an effective abstract and demonstrate strategies for abstract writing. It will be especially helpful to students who plan to present their research at VWC’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or share it on the College’s Undergraduate Research webpage. For more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

20

Interviewing Skills Workshop
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression! Career Services will present an "Interviewing Skills Workshop" on Thursday, November 20 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Batten 239 inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Learn more about the elements of a successful interview: Do your homework and learn about the company for which you are interviewing; Make good eye contact and give a firm, confident handshake; Practice your answers for a variety of possible questions; and more. Learn how to put your best foot forward. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

20 - 22

Fall One-Act Play Festival
7:30 p.m.
A Fall One-Act Play Festival will take place November 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The three-night extravaganza is organized and directed by students from the VWC Theatre program. Free and open to the public.» More

24

Presidential and Wesleyan Scholars Day

26 - 28

Thanksgiving Holiday

December

1

Project "Images"
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents Project "Images" on Monday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Student artwork, inspired by music of Claude Debussy, will be displayed as Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, performs music of the Impressionist-era composer. 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

2

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Abstract Workshop, Part II
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
"Undergraduate Research Workshop: Abstract Workshop, Part II" will be held on Tuesday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Floyd E. Kellam Jr. Social Science Lab in Village II. 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. Students are encouraged to bring their abstracts and laptops. The workshop will be especially helpful to students who plan to present their research at VWC’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium or share it on the College’s Undergraduate Research webpage. For more information, please contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

5 - 11

Final Exams

5 - 6

Handel’s “Messiah”
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan Chorale and Wesleyan Singers present Handel’s “Messiah” on December 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The student choirs will perform excerpts from Part I of the Baroque composer’s most famous oratorio. Led by VWC Director of Choral Music Michael John Trotta with piano accompaniment by George Stone. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Michael Trotta at 757.455.3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu.» More

6

Reading Day

7

December Graduate Reception

January

5 - 23

Winter Session

5 - 23

Musicians Create Images
“Musicians Create Images,” a visual art exhibition accompanied by old time music, will be on display in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library during the College's 2015 Winter Session (specific dates, artists and reception information TBA). Hosted by VWC Professor of History Dan Margolies. » More

23

New student orientation

26

Classes begin

February

6

Presidential Scholars Day

7

VWC Day

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

24

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

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

27

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

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 4-6 at 7:30 p.m.; March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and March 8 at 2 p.m.» More

7

VWC Day

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

16 - 20

Spring Break

26

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

27

Presidential Scholars Day

April

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

6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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