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October

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

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

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

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

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

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

24

Presidential and Wesleyan Scholars Day

26 - 28

Thanksgiving Holiday

December

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

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

6

Reading Day

7

December Graduate Reception

January

5 - 23

Winter Session

23

New student orientation

26

Classes begin

February

6

Presidential Scholars Day

27

Presidential Scholars Day

March

16 - 20

Spring Break

27

Presidential Scholars Day

April

6

Easter Monday Holiday

May

1

Spring Honors Convocation

1

Academic Fair

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

August

14

Summer Session Ends

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