On Broadway 
Winter Session course takes Virginia Wesleyan students behind the scenes of theatre industry. More
The Heart of the Liberal Arts
Virginia Wesleyan's annual Love Liberally symposium offers perspective, collaboration. More
Pottery With Purpose 
College to host annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner on March 13. More
A Call to Action 
Participation in the "It's On Us" campaign part of a nationwide stand against sexual assault and domestic violence. More
@VWC in the Media
Photos of VWC's facilities, including the Convocation Center and the Cunningham Multi-Activity Center (CMAC) inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center, are featured in article titled "Small Ball: Approaching Planning and Design Needs of Small Colleges" in the January 2015 issue of Private University Products and News (PUPN) Magazine; Photos from VWC's participation in the nationwide initiative MLK Day of Song and Service appeared in the Feb. 8 edition of The Beacon, the Virginia Beach section of the Virginian-Pilot; On Jan. 27, the Daily Press highlighted Buddhist practitioner and renowned religious studies scholar Rita M. Gross, Ph.D. Gross visited VWC Jan. 29-30 as the Center for the Study of the Religious Freedom's 2015 Cookson Scholar.
@VWC Headlines
Professor Explores Literary Inspirations of Disney; ODAC Honors President Greer for Years of Service; Harley Swan '06 Reaches 10-year Running Streak; Family Focus for 2015 Ethics Bowl Feb. 8-9; Faculty, Staff Attend CIDER Conference Feb. 4-6; and Readings With Wesleyan to Cover World Religions. More

Campus Events
Alumni News & Events
Seventh Class to be Inducted Into VWC's Athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 21
VWC has selected the seventh class of its Athletic Hall of Fame. Members will be inducted during a special ceremony on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The seventh class includes:

William T. Greer, Jr.
President, Virginia Wesleyan College (1992-2015)
For more than 20 years, President Greer has supported Marlin athletics. He is considered to be VWC's No. 1 fan, cheering, applauding and rooting for the 19 intercollegiate sports the College sponsors. During his tenure, Marlin teams have garnered a National Championship in men's basketball in 2006; a Final Four appearance by women's soccer in 2006... More

Kelvin D. Murray, Jr. '06
Men's Soccer (2002-05)
Kelvin Murray scored 41 goals, 26 assists and 108 points. He is tied for No. 2 for assists (15) in one season and No. 5 for points (45) in one season. During his career, he was named second team All-American 2002 and 2003; All-South honoree 2002-2004; All-Virginia 2002, 2003, 2005; All-ODAC honoree 2002-2005... More

Matthew D. Sinnen '83
Baseball (1977-80) and Golf (1983)
Matt Sinnen is No. 1 in VWC history in career batting average (.403) and ranks No. 5 in season batting average (.458) in 1980. Sinnen was the team captain 1979-80 and named VWC most valuable player in 1980. He was selected in the Major League Baseball Draft in 1980 by the Pittsburgh Pirates... More

Lindsey J. Williams '08
Women's Soccer (2004-07)
Lindsey Williams was the goalie on the 2006 women's soccer NCAA Final Four and Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) championship team. She owns the top three VWC single season goals against averages and VWC career goals against average (.429); tied No. 2 best single-season saves percentage (.893 in 2006)... More

Pictured at top (from left) VWC President Billy Greer; Kelvin D. Murray, Jr. '06; Matthew D. Sinnen '83; and Lindsey J. Williams '08.
Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 25
Seafood Party in the Dell
Since President Greer is retiring, we hope to get a photo of him and his wife, Fann, surrounded by VWC students and alumni.  Please plan to come out and enjoy one of VWC's longest standing traditions, and take a moment to thank Billy and Fann for their years of service. Rumor has it there will be selfies with the President--you won't want to miss that! (Photo above taken at 31st Annual Seafood Party in the Dell)

Class Notes
Brian Kirwin (1991) has opened his own consulting business for candidates running for public office. He was recently featured in Inside Business. Read the article, titled "Brian Kirwin strikes out on his own with campaign consulting startup."

Jean (Sutton) Odachowski (1981) has been named to the Virginia Inter-agency Coordinating Council. She is the regional for the Family Preservation Service in Martinsville, Virginia.

Wendy Schafer Kuzinar (2006) is proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, Lucas, born February 2, weighing 7 lbs., 15 oz.   

Erica Clarke (2005) and Evan Tachoir are happy to announce their engagement. The wedding ceremony will take place in March 2016. She is the director of Career Services and senior instructor of communication at Penn State Greater Allegheny. Tachoir is the Human Resources Coordinator at Carlow University in Pittsburgh. He is also an independent hip hop recording artist with WarHorse Music.    
 
Lyndsie Kidd Blakely (2007) will be ordained as a deacon in full connection with the United Methodist Church in June 2015. Lyndsie received her Master of Divinity from Duke University in 2010.
Around Campus
Connect With a Marlin
Spring semester means the VWC Marlin Student Phonathon callers (pictured right) will soon be ringing your home or cell to connect with you! Why should you take a few moments to speak with one of them?

1. Stay updated on the College's most pressing news and events. Our students will verify your mailing and email addresses so you don't miss any important announcements!
 
2. Tell us your story. Alumni, did you move recently? Celebrate a wedding or a new bundle of joy? Share your updates so you can be included in the "Class Notes" of our regular alumni updates.
 
3. Make an impact...immediately. Our students are eager to share the ways your support of the Annual Fund makes an impact on their daily lives. Five minutes of your time will translate into meaningful futures for them.
 
4. Win a prize! It's true - by making a gift to the Annual Fund of any size via the Marlin Student Phonathon, you will be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. SPECIAL FOR ALUMNI - alumni donors will be entered to win a one-week stay in a Hilton Head timeshare, graciously donated by the parents of VWC alumnus Arik Solomon '03!

Your support of the Virginia Wesleyan College Annual Fund for Academic Excellence makes a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for taking a few minutes to speak with them!

View the 2014-2015 Wesleyan Society Honor Roll of Donors or  make a secure online gift to support VWC students.
Admissions
Your Future Begins Here
Virginia Wesleyan College has been chosen by The Princeton Review for inclusion in its guide: The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition. Visit campus Saturday, March 7 and find out why! During our VWC Day Open House you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Meet our scholarly faculty and staff.
  • Tour our beautiful 300-acre campus.
  • Learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities and the financial aid process.
  • Enjoy lunch on us!
Program begins at 9 a.m., with early-bird tours starting at 8 a.m. Register online today!

Presidential Scholars Day
Fall 2015 admitted Presidential Scholarship students are encouraged to attend Presidential Scholars Day to experience a demonstration class, meet with faculty and enjoy a special lunch. You will receive up to $1,000 in additional scholarship money for attending! The last Presidential Scholars Days for Fall 2015 students are Friday, February 27 and Friday, March 27. Register online or call the Admissions Office at 757.455.3208 or 800.737.8684. Fall 2015 admitted Wesleyan Scholarship students are also invited to attend the Wesleyan Scholars Competition running concurrently on the Friday, March 27 Presidential Scholars Day. Please contact 800.737.8684 for more information and to register.
Adult Studies
Dinner's On Us!
Dinner and Degree Completion Info Session
Wednesday, March 4, 5:15-6:30 p.m.
Adult Studies Lounge, Clarke Hall

Covers degrees offered; academic and personal support; course delivery formats; military student options; financial aid; employer tuition deferral; and the Adult Studies Corporate Rate Program. This is a relaxed, interactive question and answer session with a short, 15-minute campus tour. Free and open to the public.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
Call 757.455.3263 or email asp@vwc.edu. More
Upcoming CSRF Events

Readings With Wesleyan: World Religions 101: A Quick Look at Religions around the World and in Hampton Roads

Hosted by the CSRF. All discussions are open to the public and take place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church (815 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach). More

Thursday, February 19 *CANCELLED*
Torah, Torah, Torah: Judaism through Exodus and the Ten Commandments
Presented by Dr. Craig Wansink

Thursday, February 26
A Story of Displacement: The Iraqi Christian
Presented by Mindy Bertram '15

Thursday, March 5
Five Pillars and Submission: Islam Through Suras 1, 3 and 112
Presented by Dr. Craig Wansink

Thursday, March 12
Children of India: Hinduism, Buddhism, the Bhagavad Gita, and Koans
Presented by Dr. Craig Wansink

For more information, contact Associate Director of the CSRF Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or csrf@vwc.edu.
Upcoming CSM Events

Sound & Symbol Lecture Series:
The Journey

11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Free to all; reservations not required. More

Tuesday, February 24

"A Muslim's Pilgrimage to Mecca" (Iman Vernon Fareed, Masjid William Salaam)

 

"The Inward Journey: Travel as Meditation and Self-Exploration in Ancient Greece" (Ben Haller, Classics)


Thursday, March 12

"Walking the Labyrinth: A Journey for those Who Can't Make the Trip" (Sandra Billy, Director of the Center for Sacred Music)


SAVE THE DATE!
July 27-August 1

2015 Sacred Music Summer Conference
More than 45 workshop sessions led by 16 guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. More

For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu

Marlin Athletics
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