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VWC E-news January 2011
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Featured at VWC
Meet the Staff: Katy Judge

Virginia Wesleyan's new alumni relations director is a Hampton Roads native who is passionate about community

Trees Don't Fall Far From the Apples

Three moms, all current Adult Studies students at Virginia Wesleyan, are also all mothers of VWC alumni
Hall of Fame Inductees
Simply To Serve

Winter Homeless Shelter, in its fifth year of operation on the Wesleyan campus, stands as an example of how ordinary people with a commitment to making a difference can do extraordinary things.

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News and Events

Prepare to Experience the Unexpected
Winter session at Virginia Wesleyan offers unique opportunities inside the classroom, in the community and around the world

Your Life is Now
VWC Professor Rita Frank, Emerita, shares her insights on life's transitions with December graduates

VWC on the Web
Stay connected with Virginia Wesleyan. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, or check us out on YouTube.

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Bits and Blurbs

Begin your future at Virginia Wesleyan College!
Virginia Wesleyan was named a 2011 "Best College in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review. Visit our campus on Saturday, February 12 to 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

Submit an application during your visit and we'll waive the $40 application fee! Program begins at 9 a.m. on February 12. Campus tours available throughout the day. Register online today or call 757.455.3208 or 800.737.8684.

Adults Studies Information Sessions
General Information: The Adult Studies Program is holding a general information session for adults interested in going to college on Thursday, February 3 at 6 p.m. in Clarke Hall. This session will cover topics such as degree programs, accelerated course formats, credit transfers, guaranteed admission for Virginia community college students, employer tuition deferral, financial aid options and enrollment procedures. Advisers will be available to answer questions and set up appointments.
The program offers competitive tuition at $322 per credit hour, individualized advising, accelerated course formats, and night and weekend classes. Veteran and active duty military benefits and financial aid are available, as are deferrals for students with employer tuition benefits.
The Adult Studies Program offers bachelor's degrees in business; education (prescribed interdivisional major elementary); social sciences (with various concentrations), interdivisional studies; and social studies, a broadly-based liberal arts program. The Alternative Certification for Teachers Program, for those with baccalaureate degrees who wish to change careers and teach elementary or secondary education, is also available.

Teacher Certification Information: Attend this information session Wednesday, February 9 at 6 p.m. in Clarke Hall to have your questions answered about our teacher certification programs. Now is the time to schedule an appointment with an adviser to talk about your future as an educator.
We offer degree programs in elementary education, social studies and special education. An Alternative Certification for Teachers in elementary education and secondary education is also offered for those who already have a bachelor's degree.

Both sessions will take place in the Adult Studies Lounge in Clarke Hall. For more information or to make an appointment with an adviser, call 757.455.3263, e-mail or go to www.vwc.edu /asp.
Summer and fall 2011 appointments and applications are now being taken. Information sessions are free and open to the public.

Support the Annual Fund and Transform Lives Through Education
The Annual Fund for Academic Excellence is vital to ensuring that Virginia Wesleyan students receive a transformative education in the liberal arts tradition and continue to become well-rounded citizens. Support of the Annual Fund allows for student scholarships, undergraduate research, faculty recruitment, internships and opportunities to study abroad. Your Annual Fund gift can be made "in memory of" or "in honor of" someone special. When you make a gift online to support the 2010-2011 Annual Fund, please note your request in the "I have some additional comments" section located at the end of the gift page. For more information, you may also contact Megan T. Spencer, Director of Annual Giving at 757.455.3115 or e-mail . View the 2010-2011 Honor Roll of Donors.

Center for the Study of Religious Freedom
Examines Religion in the Military

The Center's Spring 2011 programs will focus on religion in the military. Several events are planned, including a film, presentations by nationally renowned scholars and panel discussions.
Religious scholar and military historian Jonathan Ebel, Ph.D., will speak on "The Role of Religion in Military Memorial Practices" on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Monumental Chapel. Dr. Ebel's presentation will explore the visible and invisible ways that religion helps shape various forms of honoring and memorializing our fallen soldiers. A panel discussion on these themes, featuring VWC students, faculty and military chaplains, will follow on Thursday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in Blocker Auditorium.
On Thursday, March 3, at 6 p.m. in Clarke 118, internationally known classics scholar Kurt Raaflaub, Ph.D., will give a presentation on "The Athenian Ways of War." This event, which is co-sponsored by the VWC Classics Department, will offer an opportunity to compare ancient and contemporary approaches to these issues.
Finally, on Thursday, March 24, at 11 a.m. in Blocker auditorium, a panel featuring Center Director Paul Rasor and VWC students will discuss protests at military funerals. Discussion will include the case of Snyder v. Phelps currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, involving members of a Kansas church who picketed the funeral of a fallen Marine in order to spread their anti-homosexuality message.
For further details on these and other programs, see the Center's website.


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Sport Briefs

Lott, Kidd set VWC records in Terrapin Invitational

"On The Ball" call-in show features Marlin Athletics

Men's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Men's Track and Field

Women's Track and Field

Men's Baseball

Women's Softball

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Alumni News and Events
Featured Alumni

Howard Bartner, Class of 1982
Pam Killen-Bartner, Class of 1983
MJ Bartner, Future Marlin

Russ MillerWhether you call it chance or fate, Howard Bartner '82 lucked out. During his four years as a Virginia Wesleyan Marlin, Howard met both his future wife and his life's work.
As a Liberal Arts Management Program (L.A.M.P.) student, Howard accepted an internship at the local Junior Achievement office. Today, Howard serves as the Senior Vice President of Operations for Junior Achievement USA in Colorado Springs. He has spent 20 years in 10 different positions since his internship, educating youth in entrepreneurial thinking, job creation, and good financial management.
Three VWC professors in particular—the late Bob Cass, Dave Garraty, and Bob Albertson had a lasting impact on Howard's life, encouraging Howard to push himself and to understand that learning is more about knowledge than about grades. In the true Marlin spirit of giving back, Howard has served on the VWC Alumni Board, the Boys and Girls Club Board, and most recently on the Colorado Springs School District 11 Foundation Board.
While his internship began his professional success, it was Pam Killen '83 who has brought Howard the greatest joy. Pam and Howard first met at Virginia Wesleyan and are now celebrating 20 years of marriage.
Pam Killen-Bartner now serves as a Senior Principal Service Delivery Engineer for Oracle USA, assisting global industry leaders to maximize their technology footprint. Working with some of the most brilliant minds across the globe, Pam has been instrumental in providing direction, customer readiness, and growth and opportunity programs at Oracle. While at VWC, Pam majored in psychology and worked as an intern in Human Services. Like her husband, she shares a commitment to "paying it forward," and credits VWC with giving her invaluable life skills and a drive for excellence.
Virginia Wesleyan is not the only thing Pam and Howard have in common. Their daughter MJ is the most important job of all. MJ is already following in the footsteps of her parents: at just 3 years old, she makes a lasting impact on everyone she meets.

Alumni News

Nominate a Marlin for the Alumni Board of Directors
The Alumni Association is an organization that provides leadership to the alumni body and the College. Members of the Board represent a range of class years, professions and geographic locations and are active members of their communities. Board members promote the College and lead alumni in project development, policy formation, financial designations, college promotions and special events. Apply online or nominate a fellow alumnus today to become a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Mutual of Omaha Provides Great Benefits for Association Members
Russ Miller '82 has partnered with the Alumni Association to provide a much needed service to our members and their families through
Mutual of Omaha. Alumni Association members can help prepare for long-term care by receiving preferential rates on long-term care policies. This benefit is brought to members through our Annual Business Partnership Program (ABPP). The money raised through the ABPP supports the Alumni Legacy Endowed Scholarship, and programs and services provided by the Virginia Wesleyan Alumni Association. To learn more about this special alumni association offer, contact Russ at or 757.416.2415.

Meet the new Director!
Stop by the Alumni Relations office to meet our new director. On January 3, Katy Judge joined the College Advancement department as the Director of Alumni Relations for Virginia Wesleyan College. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2008 and will complete her Masters in Business Administration at ODU this year. Her recent work experience includes serving as the Foundation Specialist for Sentara Healthcare and as the Race Director for the Run for Life 5K in Charlottesville, Virginia. Katy is from Virginia Beach and loves being a long-time member of the Hampton Roads community. Please come by the Alumni Relations office to meet Katy and introduce her to our Marlin spirit!

Don't forget—Free Admission to Men's and Women's Basketball Games!
Alumni Association members now receive free admission to home women's and men's basketball games. Present your membership card at the ticket booth for free admission. This is only valid for basketball games held at Virginia Wesleyan and excludes championship games. Questions? Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at .

Alumni Events

Tickets Now Available for Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon
Honor the third class of the Virginia Wesleyan College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 5 at 11:30 a.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The induction reception and luncheon will be followed by a men's basketball game at 2 p.m. Inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame will be recognized during half-time. For more information, contact Suzanne Savage, at 757.233.8736 or .

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Upcoming Events

Jan. 26
Songwriter Jason LeVasseur

Feb. 5
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon

Feb. 7
Classical violinist Pavel Ilyashovr

Feb. 7
CSRF spring programs begin

Feb. 13 - 14
VFIC Ethics Bowl

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