VWC E-news Oct. 2011
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A Homecoming to Remember

Homecoming & Parent Weekend 2011 brought together alumni and more for a 50th anniversary celebration More

It's the Climb

Alpine Tower, a partnership between VWC and the YMCA, a welcome addition for academic, recreation and athletic programs and beyond More

President Greer: "Our Time"

President sits down with local radio host Cathy Lewis for his annual address to faculty and staff More

New Look for Marlin Athletics
Marlin Athletics Get a Makeover

The athletics website at VWC has a new look and a new address. When Marlin fans visit, they will find a creative new design that is more engaging and easy to navigate. New features include a sports navigation bar, a scoreboard and calendar, a sponsor bar, and new links to the VWC Athletic Hall of Fame, sports camps and social media. More

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News and Events

50th Anniversary Celebrations Continue
The College honors five decades of the Marlin spirit with ongoing events. More

Be Counted Among Marlins Who Make A Difference!
For our 50th Anniversary, we want to show the world that Wesleyan grads are life-long active, involved citizens in their communities. Tell us about your community service efforts. More

An Artistic Homecoming
50th Anniversary Alumni Show continues through November 4, featuring work by some of Virginia Wesleyan's most gifted grads. More

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We Can't Wait to Meet You!
Begin your future at Virginia Wesleyan College. Virginia Wesleyan was named a "Best College in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review for a second year in a row. Visit our campus and find out why. VWC Days (Open Houses) are: November 12, December 3, February 11 and March 4.
Fall 2012 applied and admitted students with at least a 3.25 GPA and 1100 SAT (CR and Math)/24 ACT (composite) score are also invited to attend Honors and Scholarship Days on November 11, December 2, February 10 and March 2.
Check us out online to find out more information and to register for either of these visit opportunities!

Adult Studies at VWC
Adult Studies Open House: Thursday, November 3 at 6 p.m. in Clarke Hall. The session will cover degrees offered, course formats available and military, financial aid, tuition deferral and Corporate Rate Program benefits available in a relaxed question-and-answer format.
Adult Studies Program Teacher Certification Information Session: Wednesday, November 9 at 6 p.m. in Clarke Hall. 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!
These events are free and open to the public.
Appointments and applications are being accepted on a rolling basis for the spring semester. Talk to us about our spring course offerings! More information.

Empower Students by Supporting the Annual Fund
Help empower Virginia Wesleyan College graduates for success in a rapidly changing world by supporting the Annual Fund for Academic Excellence. Gifts to the Annual Fund allow our students to explore many out-of-the-classroom experiences such as engaging in undergraduate research, participating in internships with our community business partners and exploring other cultures through studying abroad. These hands-on experiences will allow students to take their course-work to the next level by integrating both in-class and out-of-class learning. Make a secure online gift to support students at Virginia Wesleyan today! View the Annual Fund honor roll of donors.

Center for the Study of Religious Freedom

The Annual One Love Festival (co-sponsored by the Hampton Roads Network for Nonviolence), an evening of music and spoken word, demonstrating unity in diversity and fostering a closer interfaith community. takes place Saturday, October 22, 7-10 p.m., in Boyd Dining Center.
The Fall 2011 Symposium addressing religion in public schools continues with a series of presentations: On Thursday, October 27 (11โ€“11:50 a.m., Monumental Chapel), Lisle Dalton, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Hartwick College, presents "Negotiating the Creationism/Intelligent Design Dilemma: A Historical Approach"; on Thursday, November 10 (11โ€“11:50 a.m., Monumental Chapel), Craig S. Wansink, Ph.D., Professor of Religious Studies, Virginia Wesleyan College, and Brandon Nichols, VWC Class of 2012, present "When Schools Silence the Bible: The Legal and Political Challenges of the King James Version"; and on Thursday, November 17 (11โ€“11:50 a.m., Monumental Chapel), Eric M. Mazur, Ph.D., Gloria and David Furman Associate Professor of Judaic Studies, Virginia Wesleyan College, presents "Ritual as Performance, Performance as Ritual: Religious Programs and Prayers in the Public School."

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Sport Briefs


Field Hockey:
VWC's Koubaroulis named to position with USA Field Hockey

Men's Soccer: Marlins get back on the winning track at Randolph-Macon

Cross Country: No. 9 regional ranking for Marlin cross country teams

Men's Basketball:
Marlins face challenging schedule in 2011-12

Women's Volleyball: Marlins outlast Bridgewater for 3-1 Senior Night win

Follow the Marlins: on 102.1 The Game or download the iTunes app

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Alumni News and Events
Featured Alumni

Featured Alumni2011 Alumni Awards
On Friday, October 7, the Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni Association hosted the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony. The awards ceremony honors three alumni each year who have achieved distinction in their fields. This year's award recipients all reflect Virginia Wesleyan College's commitment to service and dedication: Earle C. Mobley '82, Commonwealth's Attorney of the City of Portsmouth; Jesse H. Fanshaw III '72; and our honorary alumnae, the Women of Wesleyan.
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Alumni News

LEAD VIRGINIA Now Accepting Applications
LEAD VIRGINIA, a statewide leadership forum which celebrated its five-year anniversary in 2010 is accepting applications for its upcoming 2012 class. LEAD VIRGINIA is a non-partisan, nonprofit educational forum which has been widely recognized for connecting Virginia's proven leaders across the Commonwealth. Each year LEAD VIRGINIA selects a group of 45 senior executives representing business, government, nonprofit and education sectors from throughout the Commonwealth. Participants gain a 360-degree perspective of the Commonwealth, its issues and challenges, and learn how Virginia can best position itself for future economic vitality and educational and workforce performance at regional and statewide levels.
For an application, 2012 class schedule or more information about LEAD VIRGINIA, please visit www.leadvirginia.org or email , President & CEO. The deadline for class of 2012 applications is January 15, 2012.

Alumni Events

Yarn Concert, featuring alumnus Blake Christiana
Hofheimer Theatre, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
VWC alumnus Blake Christiana returns to the place it began with his Brooklyn-based Americana/alt-country band Yarn, weaving roots music idioms into a fresh sound that appeals to hipsters and country music fans alike, with technically impressive song-crafting. Their debut album reached #14 on the AMA and R&R Radio Charts, and #79 on AMA's Top-100 albums of 2007. Their 2008 follow-up, Empty Pockets, was honored with eight first-round 2009 Grammy nominations, and Come On In (2010) held the #25 position on Americana's Top-100 chart. Tickets are $10, for reservations call 757.455.2101.

Alumni Veterans Day Ceremony
Hofheimer Library Plaza, November 11 at 1:15 p.m.
Virginia Wesleyan College will host a Veteran's Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11 at 1:15 PM. We invite all of our alumni to join us in honor of all those who have served our country, including many of our current students and alumni. For more information, please contact .

Class Notes
Please note: Class notes are user-submitted and are reprinted in their original form.

Bladen Finch (2003) was elected Vice Chair of the Legislative Information and Constituent Services Staff Section for the National Conference of State Legislatures. He will serve one year as Vice Chair and automatically become Chair of the staff section in the fall of 2012.

Frank Bottone (1993) recently published an all-color book entitled "All About Pugs: A Collection of Color Photos and Short Stories". The book reviews the traits and characteristics that make pugs unique, including their habits, grooming requirements, nutritional and other needs. "All About Pugs" is available at leading book retailers such as Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.

Ashley Carmichael (2006) received a Masters in Special Education from Regent University in May 2011. Ashley now teaches special education in Virginia Beach, VA.

Nancy Allen (1999) has recently relocated to Washington D.C. where she serves as Speechwriter for the Commanding General. She has spent the past three years in New Orleans with the Corps' Hurricane Protection Office, handling public affairs and strategic communications on a $6 billion construction program to provide 100-year risk reduction to the city.

Matthew Franck (1980) moved in 2010 to a new position at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, NJ as Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution. Matt was previously employed for 21 years at Radford University as a Professor of Political Science, and chaired the department for 15 years. He is now Professor Emeritus at Radford.

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Upcoming Events

October 22
One Love Festival

October 23

Fall Hymn Festival

October 28
Yarn concert, a 50th Anniversary event

November 4
Intercollegiate Pumpkin Challenge

November 10
When Schools Silence the Bible

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