VWC E-news October 2012
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Featured at VWC
Everett Tennis Center a Grand Slam

Special ribbon-cutting ceremony marks the official opening of a new era for VWC tennis More

Alumni Award Recipients Honored

2012 Alumni Awards highlight accomplishments of some of the College's most distinguished graduates More

At Work in the Wilderness

Earth and environmental sciences major Ben Bowes spent the summer as a canoe guide for the Boy Scouts National High Adventure Program. More

Homecoming 2012
Homecoming Was a Hit

Three days of color, camaraderie and friendly competition marked Virginia Wesleyan’s annual Homecoming celebration, October 5-7. Alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends enjoyed a packed schedule of events. More

News and Events

VWC in the Media Professor Dave Garraty and students Devin Bransfield and Kyle Wimbrough were quoted in the front page feature of the business section of the Virginian-Pilot on Sunday, October 14. The article "Who Pulls the Strings?" focused on the upcoming election and the economy.

New Briefs
Keep up to date on the latest VWC headlines: Coach Boothe Inducted into ODU Hall of Fame; Crosscurrents Theme for Winter Session; and Campus Upgrades Focus in Student Life, Academics More

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Your Adventure Starts Here
Marlin SpiritGet a V.I.P. sneak peek at one of the best colleges in the nation according to the Princeton Review. Visit Virginia Wesleyan College for a VWC Day Open House on November 10, February 9, or March 9.
Fall 2013 applied and admitted students with at least a 3.0 GPA and 1100 SAT (CR and Math)/24 ACT (composite) score are also invited to attend Honors and Scholarship Days on November 9, February 8 and March 8.
Check us out online to find out more information and to register!

Make a Positive Change
with Adult Studies
Adult Studies Information Session: Thursday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. in Clarke Hall. The session will cover degrees offered, course formats and available military, financial aid, tuition deferral and Corporate Rate Program benefits in a question-and-answer format.
Adult Studies Program Teacher Certification Information Session: Wednesday, November 14 at 5:30 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.
Applications and appointments and are being accepted on a rolling basis for spring. More information. Also, check out our new Adult Studies Viewbook.

Transform Lives Through 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-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.

Read more about the
Marlin Phonathon and make a secure online gift to support Virginia Wesleyan students. View the 2012-2013 Annual Fund Honor Roll of Donors.

Center for the Study of Religious Freedom
The 2012-2013 Nexus Interfaith Dialogue Series will explore the relationship between religion and art by looking at five modes of artistic expression from the perspective of two different religious traditions. The series begins on Monday, October 15, at 7:30 p.m., with poetry. Panelists Rabbi Michael Panitz and Imam Vernon Fareed will discuss the influence of early Arabic poetic traditions on Islamic scripture and Hebrew poetry. See the Center’s website for more details.

“The Role of Religion in the 2012 Presidential Campaign” is the focus of a Center program to be held on Thursday, October 25, at 12 p.m., in the Pearce Hospitality Suite. The program will be lead by Dr. Eric Mazur, Gloria and David Furman Professor of Judaic Studies at Virginia Wesleyan, and will feature VWC students in Professor Mazur’s course on Religion and American Politics.

Sport Briefs
Women's Soccer: Marlins produce first undefeated regular season in women's soccer

ODAC championship season begins for Marlins teams

Field Hockey:
Marlins drop 3-0 finale to No. 17 Lynchburg

Wissinger returns to Virginia Wesleyan as Associate Head Coach

Men's Basketball: Marlins ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in preseason basketball polls

Follow the Marlins: on 102.1 The Game or download the iTunes app
Alumni News and Events
Featured Alumni

Congratulations to Our 2012 Alumni Award Winners!

2012 Alumni AwardsOn Friday, October 5, the Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni Association hosted the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony in the Hofheimer Library. The awards ceremony honors three alumni each year who have achieved distinction in their fields. This year's award recipients reflect Virginia Wesleyan College's commitment to service and dedication. Pictured is Distinguished Alumni Award winner Michael Cobb ’75 (left) with his former professor and award presenter Mary Lou Hultgren and President Billy Greer.

2012 Alumni Award Recipients

Distinguished Alumni Award
Michael Cobb ’75
Curator, Hampton History Museum

Alumni Service Award
Elena Montello ’83
Development Director, Hope House Foundation

GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award
Kevin Otey ’05
Chief Operating Officer, Children’s Harbor

Find out about these distinguished Wesleyan graduates in the Alumni section of our website.

Alumni News

The Coliseum, Pantheon and Beyond!
Join VWC professors Dr. Joyce Howell and Dr. Michael Hall for a spectacular visit to three of the world’s greatest and most beautiful cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. This 13-day trip in May-June 2012 will allow plenty of time in each of the cities, most likely four nights in Rome and Florence, respectively, and three in Venice. Visit the Forum, the Coliseum, the Pantheon and many other monuments of ancient Rome. The tentative cost of the trip is $3,700, with a $700 deposit due December 1, 2012 and the remainder by January 13, 2013. Included in the price: airfare and other transportation expenses, double occupancy in tourist-class hotels with private bathrooms, museum entrances, breakfast every morning, and at least one dinner. You must have a valid passport. Contact information: Michael Hall, mhall@vwc.edu, 455-3314; Joyce Howell, jbhowell@vwc.edu, 455-3361 or Lena Johnson, ljohnson@vwc.edu, 455-3116.

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Alumni Events

Alumni Veterans Day Ceremony
On Monday, November 12, Virginia Wesleyan College will honor its veterans who have served in the armed forces. The event will be held on the Hofheimer Library Plaza at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a reception in the Neil Britton Art Gallery. The featured speaker will be VWC student and veteran Milton Clemmons, also a member of the Marlins Men's Basketball team. Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Timothy O’Rourke will preside, Chaplain Greg West will offer an invocation and the Marlin ROTC Detachment will provide a Color Guard. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the CMAC in the Batten Student Center. For more information, contact David Garraty at 757.455.3227 or email dgarraty@vwc.edu. This event is open to the public.

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

Jordan Bondurant (2012) recently accepted a position at Richmond Times-Dispatch located in Richmond, VA as Sports Writer.

C. Michael Fisher (1976) died in Virginia Beach, VA on September 25, 2012.

Angela (Ward) Costello (1987), a member of the Poquoson Economic Development Authority, has produced a promotional video highlighting the city. She recently finished filming new high-definition aerial footage of Poquoson using the same technology used in the Discovery Channel's "Planet Earth" series.

Laura Cox (2006) was recently promoted to Supervisor Freight Accounting at Norfolk Southern located in Atlanta, GA.

Jonathan Stemmle (1993) was recently hired as an Assistant Professor in strategic communication at University of Missouri School of Journalism located in Columbia, MO. In addition, earlier this year Stemmle was promoted to the Director of the Health Communication Research Center at the University of Missouri. He will serve in both roles when his faculty position begins in August.

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Upcoming Events

October 27
Halloween Party and Haunted House

October 29
Laurie Baefsky, flute Lee-Jordan Anders, piano

November 1

Sound & Symbol Lecture: Here Comes the Bride

November 2
Hypnotist Kevin Hurley

November 3

theBREAX & Foxsworth Bentley

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