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June

23 - Aug 29

YMCA Camp Red Feather
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July

29 - Aug 2

2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference
The Center for Sacred Music presents the "2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference" a non-denominational showcase of instruction steeped in the Wesley tradition of "training minds and warming hearts. The annual event will take place July 29-August 2, 2014. Evening highlights include "Then Sings My Soul" led by Dr. Ysaya Barnwell; Cathy Moklebust leads the area's finest handbell choirs as they lead mid-week worship; the Tidewater Chapter of the American Organist Guild hosts a hymn festival; and Bob Chilcott conducts the Wesleyan Festival Chorus in "Finale: A Concert of Sacred Choral Classics." This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

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Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place (Sacred Music Summer Conference)
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Center for Sacred Music joins with the American Organist Guild Tidewater Chapter as part of the Sacred Music Summer Conference to present a hymn festival, "Let Heavenly Music Fill This Place," on Wednesday, July 30 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church (300 36th St., Virginia Beach). Featuring organists Holly Sunderland (St. Michael's Lutheran, Virginia Beach), Gustavo Andres (Galilee Episcopal, Virginia Beach), John Dixon (Providence Presbyterian, Virginia Beach), and Martin Sunderland (Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach). Donations accepted. For more information, contact Sandi Billy with the Center for Sacred Music at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

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O That I Had a Thousand Voices (Sacred Music Summer Conference)
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A service of worship, "O That I Had a Thousand Voices," will be offered as part of the 2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference on Thursday, July 31 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Great Bridge Presbyterian Church (333 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake). Featuring four handbell choirs from Community United Methodist Church (Virginia Beach), Great Bridge Baptist Church (Chesapeake), Providence Presbyterian Church (Virginia Beach), and Great Bridge Presbyterian Church (Chesapeake). Conducted by Cathy Moklebust and accompanied by organist MIchael Burkhardt, with readings by Stephanie Drinkard '12 and Brandon Nichols '12. Donations accepted. For more information, contact Sandi Billy with the Center for Sacred Music at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

August

2

Finale: Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice (Sacred Music Summer Conference)
7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The 2014 Sacred Music Summer Conference ends with "Finale: Sing to the Lord with Cheerful Voice" on Saturday, August 2 from 7:30-9 p.m. at Christ & St. Luke's Episcopal Church (560 W. Olney Rd., Norfolk). Great sacred classics and modern choral works featuring the 95-voice Wesleyan Festival Chorus under the direction of British composer and conductor Bob Chilcott. Organist Kevin Kwan accompanies, joined by the Festival Brass led by Lawrence Clemens. Suggested donation: $10. For more information, contact Sandi Billy with the Center for Sacred Music at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.» More

4 - 8

Blue Marlin Summer Basketball Camp - Session III
Boys & Girls Age 5-17» More

13

Wesleyan Wednesday
4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Our compass is set and Wesleyan Wednesday is sailing into the Norfolk Yacht and Country Club on Wednesday, August 13 from 4:30-7 p.m. (7001 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk). Don your nautical gear and join us for appetizers, drinks and yacht rock. Please RSVP by August 1 to First Mate Lina Green at lina@vwc.edu.» More

15

Summer Session Ends

17

Fall student athletes arrive

17

Summer Sundays of College and Community
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
One Love Festival and Virginia Wesleyan College are sponsoring a series of free "Summer Sundays of College and Community." On August 17 from 6–8 p.m. in the Peace Garden, Arthur Lopez, founder, The Largest Drum Circle in the World, will host “Drumming for Community Peace Building: A Flash Mob.” In case of inclement weather, programs will be inside Clarke Hall. Free and open to the public.» More

20

New students arrive

20

August Orientation for Freshmen

22

New transfer students arrive

22

Freshman Honor Convocation

22

2014 State of the College Address
11:15 a.m.
Virginia Wesleyan's 2014 State of the College Address will be held on Friday, August 22. A picnic lunch will take place at 11:15 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center, followed by the State of the College Address at noon.

25

Classes begin

26

Comedian Mark Normand
9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Stand-up comedian Mark Normand will perform Tuesday, August 26 from 9-10 p.m. at the Marlin Grille inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Normand has appeared on TBS’s CONAN, Comedy Central’s INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, MTVx’s INSIDE JOKE, John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show, and NBC's Last Comic Standing. He was voted Village Voice's "Best Comedian of 2013". The event is free. Sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

27

Magician Mat Franco
8 p.m.
Magician Mat Franco will perform Wednesday, August 27 at 8 p.m. at the Marlin Grille inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Named Male Performer of The Year by Campus Activities Magazine, Franco provides a high energy show complete with mind-blowing magic, music, spontaneous humor, and LOTS of audience participation. The event is free and sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

28

Norfolk Tides at Harbor Park
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Join in on some Minor League Baseball fun on August 28 as the Norfolk Tides take on the Durham Bulls from 7-9 p.m. at Harbor Park (150 Park Ave., Norfolk). Student Activities has a limited number of FREE student tickets. For more information on when tickets will be released, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu. » More

September

1

Labor Day Holiday

4

2014 Alumni Awards
9:30 a.m.
Celebrate the 2014 Alumni Awards recipients (Distinguished Alumni, Service and GOLD awards) on Thursday, September 4. A brunch reception will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by an awards presentation during Fall Convocation inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center.» More

4

Visiting Art Scholar Lecture: Dr. Lisa Freiman
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Freiman, the inaugural director of Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), will speak at Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday, September 4 in Blocker Auditorium. Seating begins at 6 p.m. and the program will run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Freiman will discuss strategies for nurturing local arts scenes—including growth and maintenance of the current arts movement in Norfolk and Hampton Roads—as well as her own career and the groundbreaking endeavor of the ICA. A reception will follow in the Neil Britton Art Gallery (located inside Hofheimer Library). This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact VWC Curator of Exhibitions John Rudel at jrudel@vwc.edu or 757.455.3257.» More

5

Brynn Marie
8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Country music singer Brynn Marie will perform Friday, September 5 from 8-9 p.m. at the Marlin Grille inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The songstress has toured as an opening act alongside some of country's biggest stars, including LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Jake Owen and Loretta Lynn. The event is free and is sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

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Mud Games
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This age-old VWC tradition is good, clean fun! The annual Mud Games will be held Friday, September 19 from 2-4 p.m. outside Village II. Sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

20

9th Annual One Love Festival
1 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Conceived as a snapshot of what world peace would look like, if only for one night, the festival is held every fall at Virginia Wesleyan College. The flavor of the festival is unique every year, but the idea is the same: bring all kinds of people together to create a community of harmony and peace, enjoy different kinds of performances, and have fun. Afternoon speakers & activities. Pax Christi Presents Largest Drum Circle in the World with featured poets. Bring your own percussion instrument and join in! Evening Concert. Free and open to the public.» More

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Matt Santry
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Musician Matt Santry will rock the Marlin Grille on Tuesday, September 23 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. From full-time social worker to full-time musician, Santry made the unlikely transition from playing music for Autistic children to rocking audiences of loyal fans. His 2010 album was produced by Grammy winning songwriter Scot Sax (Faith Hill, Tim McGraw) and mixed by Grammy winning mix engineer Jeff Juliano (John Mayer). His new record "Tin Ace City" is available on iTunes and Amazon. Sponsored by Wesleyan Activities Council. For more information, contact Kate Polivka with Student Activities at 757.233.8785 or apolivka@vwc.edu.» More

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Accordionist Anthony Ciotti
11 a.m.
"A World of Music" daytime series presents accordionist Anthony Ciotti Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m. in Monumental Chapel. Selections from classical to jazz showcase the versatility of the instrument when played by this national award-winning accordionist. 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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Marlin Spirit Day
Wear your favorite Marlin gear at home, at work, or at play for the first official Marlin Spirit Day on Friday, September 26. We're looking for photos from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and VWC friends from around the world boasting your favorite Marlin shirts, hats, pants, blankets, diplomas, or whatever you have. Decorate your home, decorate your office, or decorate your kids and pets with Marlin gear and snap a picture. Tweet your photos to @vawesleyan with the hashtag #marlinspiritday or share them on Facebook at facebook.com/VirginiaWesleyan or facebook.com/virginia.wesleyan.alumni. You can also send your photos directly to the Office of College Communications at ssmaglo@vwc.edu and we'll do our best to post them for you.

October

1 - 5

The 39 Steps
The Virginia Wesleyan College Theatre Department presents "The 39 Steps," by Patrick Barlow. A comedic tale of spies and murder, this melodrama is adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. Directed by Travis Malone, VWC theatre professor. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater. Public ticket prices range from $5-$15; free to the campus community. For reservations, call 757.455.3381 or email tdhority@vwc.edu. Showtimes: Oct. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.. Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 5 at 2 p.m. » More

3 - 5

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2014
Life is sweet...in your favorite seat! Virginia Wesleyan alumni, students, parents and friends are invited for a fun-filled weekend "Under the Sea" at the 2014 Homecoming & Parent Weekend, October 3-5. The weekend will be packed with Marlin spirit and fun, including the Homecoming parade; Marlin Tailgate; alumni games and reunions; the annual Homecoming 5K; a glassblowing demonstration by the Chrysler Museum of Art; and the fall Theatre production, "The 39 Steps." Fore more information visit www.vwc.edu/homecoming. We got the Marlin spirit, you got to hear it!» More

6

The Lens of Time
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan Chorale and Wesleyan Singers present "The Lens of Time" on Monday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The student choirs will perform choral music spanning the millennia, from chant through the 21st century. 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

9 - 10

Fall Break

13

Jewels of the Baroque
7:30 p.m.
The Virginia Wesleyan College Concert Series presents "Jewels of the Baroque" on Monday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Virginia Symphony Orchestra musicians Sherie Aguirre, oboe, and Jorge Aguirre, violin, with Lee Jordan-Anders, piano, and Jeffrey Phelps, cello. 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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VWC Day

18

Young Men’s Festival of Song
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Young Men’s Festival of Song will take place Saturday, October 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan. The workshop features a day of singing for male voices, grades 8-12. By advance registration only. For more information or to register, contact Michael Trotta at 757.455.3282 or mtrotta@vwc.edu.» More

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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

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

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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

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VWC Day

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

20 - 21

Fall One-Act Play Festival
7:30 p.m.
A Fall One-Act Play Festival will take place November 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. The two-night extravaganza is organized and directed by students from the VWC Theatre program. Public ticket prices range from $5-$15; free to the campus community. For reservations, call 757.455.3381 or email tdhority@vwc.edu. » More

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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

5 - 11

Final Exams

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

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

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Presidential Scholars Day

March

4 - 8

Distracted
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 Sally Shedd, VWC theatre professor. Performances take place in Hofheimer Theater. Public ticket prices range from $5-$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

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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

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

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Presidential Scholars Day

April

6

Easter Monday Holiday

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

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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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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

August

14

Summer Session Ends

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