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February

27 - Apr 10

Superbowls
“Superbowls” 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. 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.; Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, March 8 at 2 p.m.» More

7

VWC Day

Virginia Wesleyan College welcomes prospective students and their families to visit our campus and meet our faculty and students at any time. One of the best times to visit is during a VWC Open House. An open house is a great way for you to explore, learn and discover everything you want to know about VWC . These half-day visits include tours of the Virginia Wesleyan campus, opportunities to meet with faculty members to learn more about our academic programs, opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life and more. Plus, we provide a complimentary lunch in our newly renovated dining center.

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9

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

9

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

10

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Writing in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "Writing in Mathematics and the Natural Sciences" will take place Tuesday, March 10 at from 11 a.m.-noon in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop introduces students to sources of commonly used social scientific data and focuses on how to find and use data to support or illustrate theoretical arguments. It is useful for students enrolled in upper-level courses with an independent research project that advances an original argument and supports it with evidence. No previous experience with research is required. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

11

Cooking For Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cooking For Kids, a food preparation program in partnership with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, takes place in VWC's campus kitchen every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. During the spring 2015 semester, the program will be held February 25, March 11, March 25, April 8 and April 22. Sign up in Office of Community Service or contact Diane Hotaling for more information at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

12

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

12

Undergraduate Research Workshop: How I Write
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "How I Write" will take place Thursday, March 12 at 11 a.m. in Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. This workshop features an interdisciplinary panel of faculty who will discuss their writing strategies. Researchers all write differently. The speakers will share their insights into effective and efficient writing strategies. The workshop focuses especially on ways to begin the writing process, strategies for organizing ideas, and techniques for engaging other scholars’ research. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

12

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

12

Center After Dark: "I Know What I Saw" (film)
9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
The film "I Know What I Saw" will be shown on Thursday, March 12 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom Office Suite in Clarke Hall. Orientated to students, Center After Dark events stimulate informal discussions with meaningful themes. For more information, contact the CSRF at csrf@vwc.edu or 757.455.3129.» More

13

17th Annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Ceramic Designers Association and the VWC Community Service Office are proud to sponsor the 17th Annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner on Friday, March 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the Boyd Dining Center on the Virginia Wesleyan campus. This event raises close to $20,000 a year, donating the proceeds to charities for the hungry in Hampton Roads. Patrons purchase a ticket and select a hand-crafted bowl, cup, plate, etc. made by local potters, partake of a modest soup meal, and shop at an artisan's silent auction. Tickets are on sale at various outlets, including the VWC Bookstore. This event is organized by the Ceramic Designers Association and the VWC Community Service Office, with soups donated by Sodexo. Tickets are $20 in advance / $25 at the door. Gift certificates are available. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with Office of Community Service at 757.455.3216 or e-mail dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

15

Global Disaster Relief: Israel First on Scene
7:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, in collaboration with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT), is pleased to invite you to "Global Disaster Relief: Israel First on Scene," presented by Lt. Col. Dr. Ofer Merin. This event will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at UJFT Sandler Family Campus (5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach). Dr. Ofer Merin is Deputy Director-General at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem and Director of the hospital's Trauma Medicine and Emergency Preparedness Programs. A first responder in and out of Israel, Merin is also a Lt. Col. in the Israel Defense Forces reserves and Commander of IDF Field Hospitals. With a team of experts, Merin can deploy, set up a working field hospital, and treat patients within six hours of arrival. He was first-on-scene after natural disasters in Haiti, Japan, and the Philippines. Victims of the Syrian war were treated at a clandestine field hospital he oversaw in 2013, and medical aid was offered to Palestinians during the 2014 Gaza conflict. The event is free and open to the public. Kindly RSVP by March 12th by calling the UJFT at 757.965.6107 or clicking "More." » More

16 - 20

Spring Break

18 - 21

Habitat for Humanity Spring Break
Spend your spring break with Habitat for Humanity building an affordable house for a deserving family from March 18-21. Cost is $40 and includes transportation, supplies, food, some home-cooked meals and evening activities. Housing is on campus. Pick up applications in the Office of Community Service and make payment with completed application by March 9. Jonathan Snow is Site Leader. Space is limited.» More

25

Cooking For Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cooking For Kids, a food preparation program in partnership with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, takes place in VWC's campus kitchen every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. During the spring 2015 semester, the program will be held February 25, March 11, March 25, April 8 and April 22. Sign up in Office of Community Service or contact Diane Hotaling for more information at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

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

26

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

26

Undergraduate Research Workshop: An Introduction to Academic Citations
11 a.m.
The Undergraduate Research workshop "An Introduction to Academic Citations" will take place Thursday, March 26 at 11 a.m. in the Foley Classroom in Hofheimer Library. This workshop offers instruction on citing sources, focuses on the rationale for academic citations, explains when citations are necessary, and reviews tools that help with citations. It also provides an introduction to formatting citations using various academic conventions. For more information, contact Director of Undergraduate Research Dr. Sara Sewell at ssewell@vwc.edu. » More

26

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

27

Presidential Scholars Day

28

Marlins Make A Difference Day
Join fellow Marlins for a day of service on Saturday, March 28 at one of five agencies in our community that serve the elderly, homeless, animals, hungry, and/or environment. Start time is at 8:30 a.m. Sign up in the Office of Community Service. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with Office of Community Service at 767.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

28

Works in Progress
On Saturday, March 28, Virginia Wesleyan will host Works in Progress, a regional interdisciplinary conference of feminist scholarship. The all-day event will be held in the Women's Resource Center and the Clarke Academic Center (full schedule TBA). Works in Progress is a non-juried conference in which students and faculty can present work focused on women's and gender issues in all stages of development and receive feedback and consultation from other interested scholars. A poster session will also be available. For the last 15 years, this event has been hosted by Old Dominion University; Virginia Wesleyan is the first campus to share the responsibility. For more information, contact Sharon Payne, director of the Women's Resource Center, at spayne@vwc.edu or 757.455.3413.

31

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

April

1

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

2

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

2

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

2

Center After Dark: TED Talks
9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
The TED Talks "Why People Believe Weird Things" and "The Doubt Essential to Faith" will be shown on Thursday, April 2 from 9 p.m. to midnight in the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom Office Suite in Clarke Hall. Orientated to students, Center After Dark events stimulate informal discussions with meaningful themes. For more information, contact the CSRF at csrf@vwc.edu or 757.455.3129.» More» 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

8

Cooking For Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cooking For Kids, a food preparation program in partnership with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, takes place in VWC's campus kitchen every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. During the spring 2015 semester, the program will be held February 25, March 11, March 25, April 8 and April 22. Sign up in Office of Community Service or contact Diane Hotaling for more information at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

9

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

9

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

10

VWC Spring Business Conference/The Marlin Prestige
"Preparing for the Diverse Professional World" is the theme of the VWC Fall Business Conference—dubbed The Marlin Prestige—occurring April 10-17. The weeklong event, organized by “Principles of Management” students, will feature a variety of daily programs, workshops and speakers (events schedule TBA). Conference is open to all VWC students, faculty and staff, as well as the public. For more information, contact Brian Le with the Marlin Prestige at btle@vwc.edu.

10

National Siblings Day: Honoring the Sibling Rivalry and Differences Between John and Charles Wesley
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom continues its "Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebrations" series with "National Siblings Day: Honoring the Sibling Rivalry and Differences Between John and Charles Wesley" on Friday, April 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Come explore the differences between these two remarkable and influential brothers. This series provides opportunities for VWC faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community to come together for food and fellowship. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

10

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

13

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

14

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

14

Celebrate National Poetry Month
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The editors of The Outlet, VWC's literary magazine, will host a poetry reading on Tuesday, April 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Foley Classroom located on the second floor of Hofheimer Library. During "Celebrate National Poetry Month," students will read their own works in addition to works by well-known classic and contemporary poets. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Vivian Teter at vteter@vvwc.edu or Chantel Sills at cdsills@vwc.edu or 757.455.3340.

16

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

20

Violist Amadi Azikiwe
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents violist Amadi Azikiwe on Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Features classic works by Bach and Beethoven, along with those of 19th-century Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate and modern jazz composer David Baker. Debby Azikiwe, piano. The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series is made possible in part by the Dougherty Visiting Artist Fund and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Public ticket prices range from $5-$10; free to the campus community. For more information or to make reservations, call 757.455.2101.» More

21

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

22

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
An American Red Cross Blood Drive will take place 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

22

Cooking For Kids
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Cooking For Kids, a food preparation program in partnership with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, takes place in VWC's campus kitchen every other Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. During the spring 2015 semester, the program will be held February 25, March 11, March 25, April 8 and April 22. Sign up in Office of Community Service or contact Diane Hotaling for more information at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

23

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

23

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

23

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

24

Take a Stand Against Racism
For the seventh year, Virginia Wesleyan is a participating site of YWCA’s "Take a Stand Against Racism" initiative. Students, faculty and staff are invited to explore and express their cultural competence with diversity-focused activities on Friday, April 24. Sponsored by the Office of International and Intercultural Programs and the Office of Community Service. For more information, visit Lena Johnson in the OIP office (Batten Suite 22) or call 757.455.3116 or email ljohnson@vwc.edu. » More

25

33rd Annual Seafood Party in the Dell
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The 33rd Annual Seafood Party in the Dell will be held on Saturday, April 25 on the Batten Lawn. All-you-can-eat seafood (and hamburgers, hot dogs and pasta salad) will be served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and LIVE musical entertainment will be provided. Pricing information coming soon.

27 - May 1

Undergraduate Research Symposium
Virginia Wesleyan College will hold its annual Undergraduate Research Symposium during the week of April 27-May1. The symposium will begin with a Kickoff Event on Monday, April 27 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite/Batten Student Center. The week will continue with research and poster presentations by VWC students across all academic divisions. The Division of Humanities will present Tuesday, April 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and 7:30-9 p.m. in the Foley Classroom/Hofheimer Library; The Division of Social Sciences will present Wednesday, April 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite/Batten Student Center; The Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will present Thursday, April 30 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium/Blocker Hall. Light refreshments will be served at all events. For more information, contact Dr. Sara Sewell with the Undergraduate Research Program at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.» More

27

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

May

1

Spring Honors Convocation

1

Academic Fair

1

Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration: The Secularization of May Day
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom continues its "Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebrations" series with "The Secularization of May Day" on Friday, May 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the CSRF Office Suite (Clarke Hall 108). Come and learn about the wild religious origins of what has become a pretty calm day. This series provides opportunities for VWC faculty, staff, students, and members of the broader community to come together for food and fellowship. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

4

Soprano Billye Brown Youmans
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents soprano Billye Brown Youmans on Monday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Featuring the music of Bach and Handel; Barber’s poignant “Knoxville: Summer of 1915;” and Whitacre’s children’s classic, “Goodnight Moon.” With Lee Jordan-Anders, piano. The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series is made possible in part by the Dougherty Visiting Artist Fund and the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Public ticket prices range from $5-$10; free to the campus community. For more information or to make reservations, call 757.455.2101.» More

6 - 12

Final Exams

7

Reading Day

7

2015 VWC Student Film Screening
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A screening of VWC's best student-made films of the past two years will take place Thursday, May 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Includes fiction shorts, documentaries, experimental films and even some animation. Sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta and the Communication Honor Society. Free and open to both the campus community and the general public. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Stu Minnis with the Communication Department at 757.467.3294 or sminnis@vwc.edu.

7

2015 VWC Student Film Screening
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
A screening of VWC's best student-made films of the past two years will take place Thursday, May 7 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Includes fiction shorts, documentaries, experimental films and even some animation. Sponsored by Lambda Pi Eta and the Communication Honor Society. Free and open to both the campus community and the general public. Free refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Stu Minnis with the Communication Department at 757.467.3294 or sminnis@vwc.edu.

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Baccalaureate Service

16

Virginia Wesleyan College 46th Commencement Ceremony

16

ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

26

Summer Session Begins

July

27 - Aug 1

2015 Sacred Music Summer Conference
The Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music will host the 2015 Sacred Music Summer Conference from July 27 through August 1. A non-denominational showcase of instruction steeped in the Wesley tradition of training minds and warming hearts. More than 45 workshop sessions led by 16 guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

August

14

Summer Session Ends

September

25

Marlin Spirit Day 2015

October

2 - 4

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2015

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