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July

27 - Aug 1

2015 Worship & Arts Summer Conference
The Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music will host the 2015 Worship & Arts Summer Conference from July 27 through August 1. A non-denominational showcase of instruction steeped in the Wesley tradition of training minds and warming hearts. More than 45 workshop sessions led by 17 guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

29

Then Sings My Soul
7:30 p.m.
"Then Sings My Soul" will take place on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Great Bridge Presbyterian (333 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake) as part of the Center for Sacred Music 2015 Worship & Music Conference. Featuring festival worship with Joseph Martin leading the 85-voice Wesleyan Worship Choir, the handbell choir of Community UMC-Virginia Beach, the Festival Brass, and ‘Friends of the Groom’ theatrical troupe. VWC Professor of Religious Studies Craig Wansink will offer the evening reflection. Open to the public; donations accepted. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu. » More

30

Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place
7:30 p.m.
"Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place" will take place on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (300 36th St., Virginia Beach) as part of the Center for Sacred Music 2015 Worship & Music Conference. This hymn festival is co-sponsored by the American Organists Guild-Tidewater Chapter and will feature organists Holly Sunderland, Martin Sunderland, Antoinette Anglin, Aaron Renninger, and Carina Sturdy, with the handbell choir of First Presbyterian-Virginia Beach, Eastern Virginia Brass, and the choirs of First Presbyterian and Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church-Virginia Beach. Open to the public; donations accepted. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

August

1

Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice
7:30 p.m.
"Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice" will take place on Saturday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ & St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (Norfolk) as part of the Center for Sacred Music 2015 Worship & Music Conference. Dr. Mack Wilberg, conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, will lead the 95-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus in a concert of sacred anthems, both classic and modern, with Kevin Kwan, organist, and the Festival Brass and Bagpipe. Open to the public; $10 suggested donation. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu. » More

12

Wesleyan Wednesday
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ahoy, Marlin Mateys! Don your nautical attire and join us for Wesleyan Wednesday on August 12 at the Norfolk Yacht & Country Club (4-7 p.m.). Snacks and drinks will be provided as we welcome VWC President Scott D. Miller and his wife, Annie, at this annual summer social for alumni. Please RSVP to Lina by August 1 at lina@vwc.edu.» More

14

Summer Session Ends

18

2015 State of the College Address
Virginia Wesleyan's 2015 State of the College Address will be held on Tuesday, August 18. A faculty/staff picnic lunch will take place at 11:30 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center, followed by the State of the College Address at noon.

19

Scene II Orientation for Freshmen

21

Freshman Honor Convocation

24

Classes Begin

27

Race, Rape, and the Challenges and Dark Side of Humor: From Key and Peele to Amy Schumer
12 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "Race, Rape, and the Challenges and Dark Side of Humor: From Key and Peele to Amy Schumer" on Thursday, August 27 from 12-12:50 p.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Batten Student Center. Presented by VWC Assistant Professor of Political Science Leslie Caughell Associate Professor of English Rebecca Hooker. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

September

2

Becket (film)
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The film "Becket" will be shown on Wednesday, September 2 from 8-10 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building (Classroom 9). A discussion will be moderated by Terry Lindvall, C.S. Lewis Endowed Chair and Professor in Communication and Christian Thought. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the religious studies course "Christian Theology and Film." For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

3 - Oct 23

"The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts" by Betty Jo Elvgren
"The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts," by fabric artist Betty Jo "B.J." Elvgren, will be on display September 3-October 23 in the Neil Britton Gallery inside Hofheimer Library. An opening reception and artist talk will take place Thursday, September 3 from 6-8 p.m. inside the gallery. A readers’ theatre of selections from Chaucer’s "Canterbury Tales" will follow. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the VWC Art Department. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

3

Fall Convocation

3

2015 Alumni Awards

3

Opening Reception & Artist Talk: "The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts"
8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
An opening reception for the Neil Britton Gallery exhibition "The Canterbury Tales: Stories in Quilts" will take place Thursday, September 3 from 6-8 p.m. at the gallery located inside Hofheimer Library. Fabric artist Betty Jo “B.J.” Elvgren will present, and a readers’ theatre of selections from Chaucer’s "Canterbury Tales" will follow. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the VWC Art Department. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

7

Labor Day Holiday

17 - Oct 3

Book Display: "Banned Religious Books and Books Banned for Religious Reasons"
As part of 2015 National Banned Book Week, "Banned Religious Books and Books Banned for Religious Reasons" will be on display September 17-October 3 inside Hofheimer Library. Book display 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

17

Burning Books, Banning Books, and Religion: Free Speech and Free Libraries
11 a.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for a Constitution Day event, "Burning Books, Banning Books, and Religion: Free Speech and Free Libraries," on Thursday, September 17 from 11-11:50 a.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. Presentations by Susan Larkin, Batten Associate Professor of English, and Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and Professor of Religious Studies. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

25

Marlin Spirit Day 2015
Wear your favorite Marlin gear at home, at work, or at play for Marlin Spirit Day on Friday, September 25. We're looking for photos from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and VWC friends from around the world boasting your favorite Marlin shirts, hats, pants, blankets, diplomas, or whatever you have. Decorate your home, decorate your office, or decorate your kids and pets with Marlin gear and snap a picture. Tweet your photos to @vawesleyan with the hashtag #marlinspiritday or share them on Facebook at facebook.com/VirginiaWesleyan or facebook.com/virginia.wesleyan.alumni. You can also send your photos directly to the Office of College Communications at ssmaglo@vwc.edu and we'll do our best to post them for you.

26

10th Annual One Love Festival
Conceived as a snapshot of what world peace would look like, if only for one day, the One Love Festival is held every fall at Virginia Wesleyan College. This year's event will take place Saturday, September 26. The festival is unique each year, but the idea is the same: bring people together to create a community of harmony and peace and enjoy a variety of performances. Features the "Largest Drum Circle in the World" for peace and global unity, led by Arthur Lopez and guest facilitators. Bring your own percussion instrument and join in! Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by VWC's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/onelovefestivalva.

October

2 - 4

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2015
Come one, come all to this year's carnival-themed Homecoming & Parent Weekend, October 2-4 at Virginia Wesleyan. This year's event will feature food trucks, Chrysler Glassblowing, athletic events and more. An alumni gathering will take place Friday evening from 6-9 p.m. at ShoreBreak (2941 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach). The annual tailgate will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Click "More" for a complete schedule.» More

8 - 9

Fall Break

12

Church Bells, the Muslim Call to Prayer, and Negotiating Religious Sound in Society
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Isaac Weiner, assistant professor of religious studies at the Ohio State University, will present "Church Bells, the Muslim Call to Prayer, and Negotiating Religious Sound in Society" on Monday, October 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series, "Religion in the Public Square." For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

17

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

28

Santa Muerte: The Fastest Growing New Religious Movement in the Americas
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for "Santa Muerte: The Fastest Growing New Religious Movement in the Americas" on Wednesday, October 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Presented by Dr. Andrew Chesnut, Bishop Walter Sullivan Chair in Catholic Studies and professor of religious studies in the School of World Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

November

14

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

16

Wearing My Religion: A Look at the Hijab, Kippah, and Accessories in American Life
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
VWC Assistant Professor of History Kathleen Casey will present "Wearing My Religion: A Look at the Hijab, Kippah, and Accessories in American Life" on Monday, November 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Shafer Room inside Boyd Dining Center. Part of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom's NEXUS Interfaith Dialogue Series, "Religion in the Public Square." For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

19

Advertising Virtues and Values for Society
12 p.m.
VWC business professor Linda Ferguson and students from her course "Persuasion and the Media" will present "Advertising Virtues and Values for Society" on Thursday, November 19 from 12-12:50 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

25 - 27

Thanksgiving Holiday

December

4 - 10

Final Exams

5

Reading Day

6

December Graduate Reception

January

4 - 22

Winter Session

25

Classes Begin

February

6

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

13

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The eighth class of the Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored during a special induction luncheon on Saturday, February 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Join us to recognize Marlin athletic accomplishments and to reminisce with alumni and coaches. Registration is required; cost is $45 per person. For more information, contact Suzanne Savage with College Advancement at 757.233.8736 or ssavage@vwc.edu.

March

5

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

21 - 28

Spring Break

28

Easter Monday Holiday

April

9

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

May

2

Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair

4 - 10

Final Exams

5

Reading Day

5

Faculty Retirement Reception & Tree Planting Ceremony

13

Baccalaureate Service

14

Virginia Wesleyan College 47th Commencement Ceremony

23 - Aug 12

Summer Session

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