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April

14 - 29

"Face Yourself" Senior Art Show (Part 1)

The "Face Yourself" Senior Art Show (Part 1) will be on display April 14-29 in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library, showcasing the work of graduating VWC students Nuvia De La O, Taylor Galvin, Alison Gonzalez, and Matt Springer. An opening reception will take place Tuesday, April 26 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Neil Britton Art Gallery. Sponsored by the VWC Art Department.

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29

Spring Honors Convocation
1:30 p.m.

To recognize student academic and leadership achievement, Virginia Wesleyan College's annual Spring Honors Convocation will be held Friday, April 29 at 1:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center.

29

Academic Fair
3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Following Spring Honors Convocation, the annual Academic Fair will be held on Friday, April 29 from 3-5:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Library. This event features a wide array of student work from all disciplines. Cash prizes will be awarded to the best projects. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public. For more information, contact the Executive Director of The Lighthouse, Dr. Sara Sewell, at 757.455.3272 or ssewell@vwc.edu.

May

2

The Center Reading Circle: Faces of Islam
7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom will host "The Center Reading Circle: Faces of Islam" throughout the spring 2016 semester, featuring guided, informal, classroom discussions of recent books that have made an impact on the culture and perception of a religion or religious dynamic. The group will discuss the Roots of Radical Islam and Ken Ballen and Peter Bergen's Terrorists in Love: True Life Stories of Islamic Radicals on Monday, May 2 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in The Lighthouse (Clarke Hall, First Floor). Reading selections and study questions will be posted on the CSRF website, though participants are not expected to read the books in their entirety. For more information, contact Kelly Jackson at 757.455.3129 or kjackson@vwc.edu.

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3 - 16

"Face Yourself" Senior Art Show (Part 2)

The "Face Yourself" Senior Art Show (Part 2) will be on display May 3-16 in the Neil Britton Art Gallery inside Hofheimer Library, showcasing the work of graduating VWC students Alyssa Kozma, Rebecca Hackworth, Jonathan Gonzalez, Samantha Jackson, and Kayla Skeete. An opening reception will take place Tuesday, May 3 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Neil Britton Art Gallery. Sponsored by the VWC Art Department.

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4 - 10

Final Exams

5

Reading Day

5

Faculty Retirement Reception & Tree Planting Ceremony

11

Wesleyan Wednesday: Graduation Edition
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Come welcome the Class of 2016 to the ranks of Virginia Wesleyan College alumni. Wesleyan Wednesday: Graduation Edition will take place Wednesday, May 11 from 5-8 p.m. at ShoreBreak Pizza (2941 Shore Dr., Virginia Beach). Drink specials will be offered and food provided.

13

Baccalaureate
7:30 p.m.

A Baccalaureate service will take place Friday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage United Methodist Church (815 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach) with guest speaker Rev. F.H. "Hank" Teague, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church. A pre-service concert will be held by the SOAR Worship Team and Gospel Choir at 7:10 p.m.

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14

Virginia Wesleyan College 47th Commencement Ceremony
11 a.m.

Virginia Wesleyan College 47th Commencement Ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan. Director of the Peace Corps Carrie Hessler-Radelet will deliver the keynote address. Doors open at 10 a.m. Ticket Information: Each graduate may have up to seven tickets for family and friends to attend. No one will be allowed in the Convocation Center without a ticket. This is required due to safety specifications and fire regulations.

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14

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony
1 p.m.

The Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Boyd Dining Center Plaza (patio area in front of the John Wesley statue). In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place in Monumental Chapel.

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23 - Aug 12

Summer Session

July

25 - 30

2016 Worship & Music Summer Conference

The Virginia Wesleyan College Center for Sacred Music will host the 2016 Worship & Music Summer Conference from July 25-30. A non-denominational showcase of instruction steeped in the Wesley tradition of training minds and warming hearts. More than 45 workshop sessions led by guest clinicians and evening worship, hymn festivals, and concerts highlight the week. For more information, contact Director of the Center for Sacred Music Sandi Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.

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August

10

Wesleyan Wednesday

More information coming soon about a Wesleyan Wednesday alumni gathering on August 10.

September

8

Founders Convocation
11 a.m.

Virginia Wesleyan College's Founders Convocation will be held on Thursday, September 8 at 11 a.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. The occasion will celebrate the founding of the College while ceremoniously marking the beginning of the 2016-2017 academic year and recognizing recipients of the 2016 Alumni Awards.

October

7 - 9

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016

Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016 will take place October 7-9. Check back soon for more information.

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April

3 - 4

The Robert F. Boyd Institute

Prominent New Testament scholar and author Dr. Ben Witherington will serve as the keynote speaker at The Robert F. Boyd Institute on April 3-4, 2017 at Virginia Wesleyan College. Awards one continuing education credit for clergy. For more information, contact Kelly Roenker, Coordinator of the Robert F. Boyd Institute, at kroenker@vwc.edu.

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