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January

5 - 23

Winter Session

5 - Feb 5

The James River from the Mountains to the Sea
The visual art and award-winning music of Appalachian fiddler and banjoist Mark Campbell will be on display January 5-February 5 in a Neil Britton Gallery (Hofheimer Library) exhibition titled “The James River from the Mountains to the Sea.” An opening reception will take place Thursday, January 8 following a performance by Campbell (8 p.m., Blocker Auditorium). Hosted by VWC Professor of History Dan Margolies. For Neil Britton Gallery location and hours, click "More."» More

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Ben Seidl ’04 and Roemer
7 p.m.
VWC graduate Ben Seidl ’04 will perform with the group Roemer in this Winter Session kick-off concert event on Thursday, January 8 at 7 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center. Co-sponsored by Winter Session and Alumni Relations.» More

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Mark Campbell and the Campbell Family Band
8 p.m.
Appalachian region fiddler and banjoist Mark Campbell, along with the Campbell Family Band, will perform on Thursday, January 8 at 8 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. A reception will follow in the Neil Britton Art Gallery (Hofheimer Library) to celebrate the opening of the exhibition “The James River from the Mountains to the Sea,” featuring Campbell's visual art and music. This event is hosted by the Art Department, Student Activities and Winter Session.» 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

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Southern Appalachian Square Dance
7:30 p.m.
A Southern Appalachian Square Dance will take place during Winter Session on Tuesday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center. With Michael Ismerio (www.michaelismerio.com); Co-sponsored by Winter Session and Student Activities.» More

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Author Kai Reininghaus
7 p.m.
Author Kai Reininghaus will do a reading from his new book, "168 Hours in the USA," on Friday, January 16 at 7 p.m. at Cure Coffeehouse (503 Botetourt St., Norfolk). For more information, contact Director of Winter Session Susan Wansink at swansink@vwc.edu.» More

19

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
An observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be held on Monday, January 19 from 11 a.m. to noon in Monumental Chapel. Dr. Timothy O'Rourke, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Kenneth R. Perry Dean of the College, will serve as guest speaker. Sponsored by the Office of International and Intercultural Programs. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with OIP at 757.455.3116 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.

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A Perspective of Homelessness
As part of Professor Sharon Payne's Winter Session course "Homeless in America," guest speaker Wayne Proffitt will discuss what it means to be homeless on Tuesday, January 20. Time/Location TBD.» More

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Adam Tanner, Appalachian fiddle and mandolin master
7:30 p.m.
Appalachian fiddle and mandolin master Adam Tanner (www.adamtannermusic.com) will perform at VWC during Winter Session on Tuesday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Sponsored by Winter Session. » More

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Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones
7:30 p.m.
A Winter Session duet between Erynn Marshall, an old-time fiddler, and Carl Jones, mandolin, guitar and banjo, on Thursday, January 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. More information at www.dittyville.com.» More

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New student orientation

26

Classes begin

29

2015 Cookson Lecture: How to Flourish With Religious Diversity
7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for the 2015 Cookson Lecture, a two-part series featuring Acharya Rita M. Gross, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Comparative Studies in Religion, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. The first of two events, "How to Flourish With Religious Diversity," will take place Thursday, January 29 from 7-8:15 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Based on her book, "Religious Diversity—What's the Problem? Buddhist Suggestions for Flourishing with Religious Diversity," Gross will explore why, throughout history, especially in the Western world, people have regarded religious diversity as a problem, or as something to overcome. This talk will discuss the spiritual and intellectual training that can help us become more comfortable with religious diversity. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

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2015 Cookson Lecture: Introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Practice
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Join the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom for the 2015 Cookson Lecture, a two-part series featuring Acharya Rita M. Gross, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Comparative Studies in Religion, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. The second event of the series, "Introduction to Buddhist Mindfulness Practice," will take place Friday, January 30 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Batten Student Center. Mindfulness is a very simple but profound practice that many have found life-altering and helpful. This workshop is an opportunity to learn the practice from Dr. Gross, a qualified and respected teacher. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a meditation cushion or firm pillow. Chairs will also be available and are perfectly acceptable for the mindfulness practice. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.» More

February

4

Spring Study Abroad Fair
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Meet study abroad providers, learn about scholarships (including how to become a Global Scholar), deadlines, internships, locations, major requirements, and talk to study abroad returnees at the Spring Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, February 4 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact Lena Johnson with the Office of International and Intercultural Programs at 757.455.3113 or ljohnson@vwc.edu.» More

5

Career Conversations
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Come enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and learn about Symplicity, the Career Services Center's new career advising platform, on Thursday, February 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Batten Student Center Fish Bowl. Learn about the exciting new ways Career Services will be able to manage counseling appointments, online job listings, employer recruitment, while quickly and effectively dispersing information to students. The conversation is open; come and go when you can. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

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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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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

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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

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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

3

2015 Internship and Summer Jobs Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
VWC students are invited to come network with potential employers at the 2015 Internship and Summer Jobs Fair on Tuesday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Batten Student Center. Sponsored by the Career Services Center. For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or e-mail lwyatt@vwc.edu.» More

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Career Services Non-profit/Government Agency Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
The Career Services Center will host a non-profit and government agency fair and panel on Thursday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Location TBD). For more information, contact LaShay Wyatt at 757.455.3107 or lwyatt@vwc.edu. » More

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Presidential Scholars Day

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

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Easter Monday Holiday

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Senior Art Exhibition
VWC students display their senior thesis work. Dates and reception information TBA.» More

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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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