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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

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

2

Careers for History Students
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Did you know Martha Stewart, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wolf Blitzer, Sonia Sotomayor, and Conan O’Brien, were all history majors? If you like studying history but aren’t sure how to get a job, you should know that history majors enter many different professions. Join us in the Social Science Lab, Rm 111, Village 2 on Thursday, October 2 from noon-1 p.m. and get advice on turning your love of history into a career. (Plus free lunch). Questions or concerns? Email kcasey@vwc.edu.

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

Documentary Premiere: Winter Shelter, On Campus
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
A premiere of the new documentary about Virginia Wesleyan's student-led, on-campus emergency winter homeless shelter will be held on Monday, October 6 from 7-9 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. "Winter Shelter, On Campus" is 16-minute documentary film that captures the unique relationship between college students and the homeless, showcasing a long-standing college-community partnership with positive outcomes. The film pitches a sheltering model for other colleges and universities to consider. A large contingent from VWC's partner agency, Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, is expected to be in attendance. Please come, view and mingle, enjoying traditional VWC Winter Shelter fare: popcorn and ice cream! This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with the Office of Community Service at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» 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

8

Study Abroad Fair
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet study abroad providers, learn about scholarships and deadlines, talk to study abroad returnees and discuss Winter Session options with faculty at the Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 8 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. For more information, contact Lena Johnson at 757.455.3113 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.» More

9 - 10

Fall Break

10

Tea Talk and Tutorial
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet study abroad returnees and international students, learn something new and enjoy a hot cup of coffee/tea and a sweet or savory treat at the "Tea Talk and Tutorial" on Friday, October 10 from 2-3 p.m. in the Princess Anne Room in the Boyd Dining Center. Open to VWC students, faculty and staff. This is a recurring event that takes place on the second Friday of each month at 2 p.m. (locations and topics subject to change). Hosted by the offices of Student Activities, Career Services and International and Intercultural Programs. For more information, contact Lena Johnson at 757.455.3113 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

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

15

Christianity in Crisis?: A Discussion of The Great and Holy War
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan's History Department is hosting a symposium this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The symposium continues on Wednesday, October 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium with a discussion of a recent publication by Philip Jenkins called, "The Great and Holy War: How World War One Became a Religious Crusade." This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Sewell with the VWC History Department at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

15

Cooking for Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help impact hunger with the food preparation program "Cooking for Kids" on Wednesday, October 15 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Boyd Dining Center's kitchen. Child nutrition is a real issue in our communities and ending childhood hunger is a major priority of our Foodbank. Help assemble a meal that will feed children as part of the Kids Café network after-school program. Sign up in the Community Service office. For more information, contact Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» 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

16

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

18

VWC Day

22

Magician Mat Franco
8 p.m.
Magician Mat Franco, the 2014 winner of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” will perform Wednesday, October 22 at 8 p.m. in VWC's Boyd Dining 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 open to the public. 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

23

Illegal Love: Tim Bostic on Politics, Religion and Marriage Equality
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tim Bostic, one of the plaintiffs in the case against the state of Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, will speak at Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. In July 2013, Bostic and his partner, Tony London, sought to obtain a marriage license at the Norfolk Circuit Court but were turned down. The couple filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court and on February 13, 2014, the court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs declaring that laws prohibiting gay and lesbian couples from marrying are unconstitutional. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the decision in a ruling handed down in July, but shortly after the Supreme Court granted an emergency request to stay the mandate, preventing marriages from taking place until further appeal. In his presentation, Bostic will share his experience as a gay man, how he came to be a part of the lawsuit and what it has meant to him. The event will also include an open Q&A session. This presentation is co-sponsored by the VWC History Department, the Women's Center, the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and the Office of Student Activities.

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

28

Uncle Sam Wants You: Virginia, the First World War, and the Making of the Modern American Citizen
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan History Department is hosting a symposium this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The symposium continues on Tuesday, October 28 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium with a lecture and discussion by Dr. Christopher Capozzola from MIT, author of "Uncle Sam Wants You: World War I and the Making of the Modern American Citizen" (Oxford University Press, 2008). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Sewell with the VWC History Department at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

29

Cooking for Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help impact hunger with the food preparation program "Cooking for Kids" on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Boyd Dining Center's kitchen. Child nutrition is a real issue in our communities and ending childhood hunger is a major priority of our Foodbank. Help assemble a meal that will feed children as part of the Kids Café network after-school program. Sign up in the Community Service office. For more information, contact Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

30

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

30

Imagination or Reality: Approaches to Art in the World War One Era
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan History Department is hosting a symposium this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The symposium continues Thursday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium with a lecture and discussion by VWC Professor of Art History Joyce Howell called "Imagination or Reality: Approaches to Art in the World War One Era". This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Sewell with the VWC History Department at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@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

5

Cooking for Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help impact hunger with the food preparation program "Cooking for Kids" on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Boyd Dining Center's kitchen. Child nutrition is a real issue in our communities and ending childhood hunger is a major priority of our Foodbank. Help assemble a meal that will feed children as part of the Kids Café network after-school program. Sign up in the Community Service office. For more information, contact Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling 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

11

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

World War One as the “Great Seminal Catastrophe'"
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan's History Department is hosting a symposium this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The symposium continues with "World War I as the 'Great Seminal Catastrophe'" on Thursday, November 13 from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium, featuring a lecture and discussion led by Lt. Colonel Olaf Wiedenfeld of the HQ Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (NATO). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Sewell with the VWC History Department at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@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

14

Tea Talk and Tutorial
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Meet study abroad returnees and international students, learn something new and enjoy a hot cup of coffee/tea and a sweet or savory treat at the "Tea Talk and Tutorial" on Friday, November 14 from 2-3 p.m. (location TBD). Open to VWC students, faculty and staff. This is a recurring event that takes place on the second Friday of each month at 2 p.m. (locations and topics subject to change). Hosted by the offices of Student Activities, Career Services and International and Intercultural Programs. For more information, contact Lena Johnson at 757.455.3113 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

18

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

18

Oh, that dirty war: Readings from the Great War and its aftermath
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan's History Department is hosting a symposium this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The symposium continues with "Oh, that dirty war: Readings from the Great War and its aftermath" on Tuesday, November 18 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Floyd E. Kellam Jr. Social Science Lab in Village II. This event features recitations on war by VWC history and English students, followed by discussion. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Sewell with the VWC History Department at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

19

Cooking for Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help impact hunger with the food preparation program "Cooking for Kids" on Wednesday, November 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Boyd Dining Center's kitchen. Child nutrition is a real issue in our communities and ending childhood hunger is a major priority of our Foodbank. Help assemble a meal that will feed children as part of the Kids Café network after-school program. Sign up in the Community Service office. For more information, contact Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

20

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

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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

3

Cooking for Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Help impact hunger with the food preparation program "Cooking for Kids" on Wednesday, December 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Boyd Dining Center's kitchen. Child nutrition is a real issue in our communities and ending childhood hunger is a major priority of our Foodbank. Help assemble a meal that will feed children as part of the Kids Café network after-school program. Sign up in the Community Service office. For more information, contact Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling at dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

4

Joyeux Noël, a viewing and discussion
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan's History Department is hosting a symposium this fall to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. The symposium concludes on Thursday, December 4 from 6-8 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium with a viewing and discussion of the French film "Joyeux Noël," which recounts the ceasefire of December 1914. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Sara Sewell with the VWC History Department 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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