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October

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

November

17 - 22

Path of Paper
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Path of Paper returns to the VWC campus November 17-22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of International Education Week. Handmade jewelry and other fair trade items will be sold in the Batten Student Center Conference Room and near the Fish Tank all week. Learn more about Path of Paper at their website (www.pathofpaper.com) or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/POPUganda. For more information, contact Cyndi OGrady at cynthiann4@gmail.com. » More

17 - 22

A Taste of Culture: International Education Week
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Join the Office of International and Intercultural Programs for a taste of culture in celebration of International Education Week, November 17-22 (Monday-Friday) in Batten Suite 22. Stop in for a cup of tea and enjoy a small bite of culture. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with OIP at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@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

22

Habitat for Humanity Work Day
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Put in a full day’s work on a construction site with the VWC Chapter of Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, November 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll learn something AND have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped put a deserving family in a decent, affordable house. Habitat for Humanity Work Days are available through May. Transportation provided. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with Office of Community Service at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

24

Presidential and Wesleyan Scholars Day

24

Orientation: On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter
4:30 p.m.
The second of two orientation sessions for the 2015 On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter will take place Monday, November 24 at 4:30 p.m. in the Foley Classroom inside Hofheimer Library. All NEW shelter volunteers must attend an orientation session. Reservations not required. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with the Office of Community Service at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu. » More

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

Tea Talk and Tutorial
2 p.m. - 3:30 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, December 5 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Princess Anne Room inside the Boyd Dining Center. Open to VWC students, faculty and staff. 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.

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

6

Habitat for Humanity Work Day
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Put in a full day’s work on a construction site with the VWC Chapter of Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, December 6 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll learn something AND have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped put a deserving family in a decent, affordable house. Habitat for Humanity Work Days are available through May. Transportation provided. For more information, contact Diane Hotaling with Office of Community Service at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

6

ACCESS AIDS Care Bingo
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Give back with bingo alongside ACCESS AIDS Care at the Suburban Bingo Hall in Norfolk on Saturday, December 6 from 5-8 p.m. Bingo duties would include selling “instants” (a small, tear-off lotto ticket) to Bingo players, handing out Bingo programs, verifying Bingo numbers for winners, and providing general support to the staff at the Bingo hall. For more event information, contact Lauren Amos at lcamos@vwc.edu or Diane Hotaling with the Office of Community Service at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

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

11 - 18

Ninth Annual On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter
Be part of something bigger than yourself by volunteering for the Ninth Annual On-Campus Winter Homeless Shelter, January 11-18. In partnership with Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, VWC student, faculty and staff volunteers will band together to provide homeless men and women with hot meals, fun activities and a secure, warm place to sleep. Volunteers help prepare and serve evening meals, socialize, provide overnight security, make new friends, and learn first hand about the root causes of homelessness. Volunteer sign ups are now open in the Office of Community Service. Volunteer orientations will be held Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. OR Nov. 24 at 4:30 p.m. (Location TBD). For more information, contact Director of Community Service Diane Hotaling at 757.455.3216 or dhotaling@vwc.edu.» More

23

New student orientation

26

Classes begin

29

The Catharine Cookson Religious Freedom Lecture
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The Catharine Cookson Religious Freedom Lecture, named for the founding director of VWC's Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, will take place Thursday, January 29 from 7-8 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

February

6

Presidential Scholars Day

7

VWC Day

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

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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 4-7 at 7:30 p.m. and 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

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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