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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

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The Fishbowl: A Look Into Entrepreneurship
12 a.m. - 1:15 a.m.
A first-ever event organized by VWC freshman business students, "The Fishbowl: A Look Into Entrepreneurship" will welcome local business owners to campus on Thursday, October 30 from 12-1:15 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Guest speakers will include Jason Barnes (Chick-fil-A/Haygood Shopping Center); Darshak Patel (Saffron Indian Bistro); Patrick Pitchford (CR Services, Inc.); and Anthony Springfield (1STring Sports Training). For more information, please email rldavis@vwc.edu.

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

30

I Am Not Just My Religion
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
An open and inclusive discussion about religious stereotypes will take place on Thursday, October 30 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Library (Foley Classroom). Facilitated by Dr. Craig Wansink, Joan P. and Macon F. Brock Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, the program will identify religious stereotypes and explore personal experiences of being stereotyped or misrepresented because of religion. The goal is to develop ways, using religious ideals, to overcome bias and negotiate differences. Sponsored by the Black Student Union in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. Free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Kelly Jackson with CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu. » More

31

CSRF Open House & Soup
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
On Friday, October 31—the 497-year anniversary of Reformation Day—the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom invites the campus and community to visit the CSRF Office Suite in Clarke Hall anytime between noon and 2 p.m. Come and welcome new staff, enjoy goulash stew, and have lively conversation about Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, or whatever else is on your mind. This is the first of monthly CSRF Soup on Friday celebrations. Soup days are opportunities for faculty, staff, students and members of the broader community to come together for warm food and fellowship. For more information, please contact Kelly Jackson with CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@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

11

"Nica Esperanza"
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
The short film “Nica Esperanza” by VWC communication student John Davis '15 will be shown in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center on Tuesday, November 11 from noon to 1 p.m. The documentary showcases the Nicaraguan organization House of Hope, which is dedicated to the rehabilitation and vocational training of women who have been victims of sexual exploitation. The film highlights the Tuesday Morning program, a worship, work and educational program that combines the word of God and jewelry making. Prior to the screening VWC Chaplain Greg West and Assistant Professor of Sociology Alison Marganski will provide background and context, and afterward Professor of Communication Kathy Merlock Jackson will moderate discussion. Presented by the Women's Forum and the CSRF. For more information, please contact Kelly Jackson with CSRF at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@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. - 3:30 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, November 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. in the Princess Anne Room inside 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.

17 - 21

VWC Fall Business Conference/The Marlin Prestige
"Developing Distinguished Leaders for a Growing Economy" is the theme of the VWC Fall Business Conference—dubbed The Marlin Prestige—occurring November 17-21. The weeklong event, organized by “Principles of Management” students, will feature a variety of daily programs and speakers, including the popular "Shark Tank" competition as well as special guest Eric Nyman '94, senior vice president for global marketing at Hasbro. For more information, contact Tianna Garland at ttgarland@vwc.edu. For a detailed schedule of events, visit the Marlin Prestige Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/marlinprestige. » More

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

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

24

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

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

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

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

1

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

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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