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September

Sep 2 - Dec 9

A Feast of Languages: Art Exhibit

An exhibition of artworks by artists who are part of the energy and vitality that has emerged in Norfolk's NEON Arts District and the ViBe Creative District in Virginia Beach. The exhibition title is borrowed from Shakespeare's "Love's Labour's Lost," which explores the power and limitations of language. The character Moth, who notes the hodgepodge language used around him, says, "They have been at a great feast of languages, and sto'ln the scraps." Similarly, contemporary practices of art-making are the result of a rich environment of multiculturalism. This exhibition creates reverberations of the NEON and ViBe to the VWC campus. The exhibition will remind viewers of the creative vitality in our area, defined by "A Feast of Languages." Free and open to the public. Neil Britton Gallery. Call 757.455.3257 for more information.

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November

Nov 7 - Dec 9

"A Feast of Responses" Art Exhibit

An exhibition within an exhibition, "A Feast of Responses" will be on display in the Neil Britton Art Gallery from November 7 to December 9. Features works by VWC student artists that react and respond to the gallery's earlier fall exhibit, "A Feast of Languages." Call 757.455.3257 for more information.

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December

Dec 6

Port Day

Virginia Wesleyan College will hold its first Port Day on Tuesday, December 6. This signature campus-wide event will showcase students' study away, internship and undergraduate research experiences in a symposium format. More information coming soon. Sponsored by The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery.

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Dec 7

Study Away Open Advising
2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Interested in learning more about study away at Virginia Wesleyan College? Stop by to talk with our Director of Study Away, Ms. Mandy Reinig, in The Lighthouse about the various study away options available to Virginia Wesleyan students, including study away courses and semester study abroad.  It is never too early or too late to start planning your study away experience. Wednesday, December 7, 2:30-4:00 p.m., Clarke 117. For more information, visit us on The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the Director of the Study Away Program, Ms. Mandy Reinig, in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3116 or set up an appointment online.

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Dec 8

Study Away Open Advising
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Interested in learning more about study away at Virginia Wesleyan College? Stop by to talk with our Director of Study Away, Ms. Mandy Reinig, in The Lighthouse about the various study away options available to Virginia Wesleyan students, including study away courses and semester study abroad.  It is never too early or too late to start planning your study away experience. Thursday, December 8, 9:30-11:00 a.m., Clarke 117. For more information, visit us on The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the Director of the Study Away Program, Ms. Mandy Reinig, in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3116 or set up an appointment online.

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Dec 8

Life Matters: Dr. Craig Wansink
12 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.

In “Life Matters,” members of the Wesleyan community offer autobiographical reflections on their emotional, intellectual, and spiritual experiences. This session will feature Dr. Craig Wansink, Professor of Religious Studies and the Joan P. and Macon F. Brock, Jr. Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. If you wish, you may bring a bag lunch or purchase lunch in the dining center. Sponsored in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, the Chaplain’s Office, and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL). Thursday, December 8, 12-12:50 p.m., Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room.

Dec 9 - 16

Final Exams

Dec 9

Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

A "Food for Thought: Soup on Friday Celebration" will take place Friday, December 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom office suite in Clarke Hall. The occasion will celebrate the CSRF 20th Anniversary Religious Freedom Essay Contest winners. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. Call 757.455.3129 for more information.

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Dec 9

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
4:30 p.m.

Virginia Wesleyan's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on Friday, December 9 at 4:30 p.m. on the Campus Lawn Behind Godwin Hall. Students, faculty, and staff sing carols, light candles and drink hot cocoa before lighting the tree behind Godwin. The highlight is a rousing rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The ceremony celebrates the life of '76 graduate and Navy Seal Lt. Slator Clay Blackiston III.

Dec 11

2016 December Graduates Program
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The 2016 December Graduates’ Recognition Ceremony and Reception will take place on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center at Virginia Wesleyan College. Assistant Professor of Education Bill McConnell will deliver the address to potential graduates. December graduates are also eligible to participate in Commencement in May.

Dec 12

Reading Day

Dec 18

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads 5K
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Catch the thrill as 1,800 runners conquer one continuous loop that combines cross-country grass, woodlands, gravel, and pavement on the Virginian Wesleyan College campus! The Girls on the Run 5K takes place on Sunday, December 18 with a 2 p.m. Start Time. Girls on the Run is a life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade with a mission to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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January

Jan 4 - 26

Winter Session

Winter Session is a term during the first three weeks in January when students concentrate their studies on one intensive course. Students have the opportunity to take unique courses not offered during the regular semester and to participate in faculty-led travel experiences. Learn more about Winter Session on our website or contact Director of Winter Session Dr. Susan Wansink at swansink@vwc.edu.

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Jan 27

New Student Orientation

Jan 30

Classes Begin for Spring 2017 Semester

February

Feb 6

Patricia Nixon, Soprano

With a nod to Michael Cunningham's book Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats, soprano Patricia Nixon performs classic Spirituals interspersed with readings by VWC faculty and students, selected from Cunningham's first-person accounts. Co-sponsored by VWC's Women's and Gender Studies and Women's Resource Center. Tickets: $15, $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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Feb 9 - Apr 14

"Innocent Objects" by Luisa Adelfio

International artist Luisa Adelfio works in a variety of materials including stone, bronze, paper, and glass. Consistent themes in her work are archetypes and symbols, cultural memory, the intersection of science and spiritual practices like meditation and chanting, and the transcendence of the material world to the spiritual world. "Innocent Objects" focuses on the personal and cultural meaning that humans give to the physical world and the objects in it. Objects are innocent, and have no meaning until we project our ideas onto them. On display in the Neil Britton Art Gallery February 9 to April 14. Opening reception to be held in the gallery on Thursday, February 9 from 6-8 p.m.

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Feb 9

Opening Reception: "Innocent Objects" by Luisa Adelfio
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

An opening reception for Luisa Adelfio's "Innocent Objects" exhibit will take place Thursday, February 9 from 6-8 p.m. in the Neil Britton Art Gallery. International artist Adelfio works in a variety of materials including stone, bronze, paper, and glass. Consistent themes in her work are archetypes and symbols, cultural memory, the intersection of science and spiritual practices like meditation and chanting, and the transcendence of the material world to the spiritual world. "Innocent Objects" focuses on the personal and cultural meaning that humans give to the physical world and the objects in it. Objects are innocent, and have no meaning until we project our ideas onto them. On display in the Neil Britton Art Gallery February 9 to April 14.

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Feb 12 - 13

VFIC Ethics Bowl

The statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) and Wells Fargo, will be held on the Virginia Wesleyan College campus on February 12-13. VWC students will take a stand against 13 other highly qualified teams from independent colleges and universities across Virginia, debating a variety of case studies highlighting potential ethical dilemmas of a civic nature. For additional information about the VFIC Ethics Program, visit www.vfic.org.

Feb 25

VWC Day Open House

The Center for Enrollment Services will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, February 25. This half-day visit includes a tour of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; meetings with faculty to learn more about the College's academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life, and more. Complimentary lunch is provided in the newly renovated Boyd Dining Center. For more information, visit the VWC Day Open House registration page or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684, or email admissions@vwc.edu.

March

Mar 10

D.C. Day

Students, faculty and staff join the Lighthouse Center for Exploration and Discovery for a day in Washington, D.C. Busses depart from the Jane P. Batten Student Center parking lot at 7: am. Busses leave D.C. at 6 p.m., returning to campus at approximately 10 p.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $5. Register and pay in Clarke Hall, Office 109 by Friday, March 3. Space is limited, so reserve your seat early.

Mar 15

Summer 2017 Study Away Course Grant Applications Due
3 p.m.

Grant applications for funding for the Virginia Wesleyan’s summer 2017 study away courses are due on March 15, 2017. Applications and information on Virginia Wesleyan’s study away courses can be found on The Lighthouse's webpage. For more information, contact the Director of the Study Away Program, Mandy Reinig, in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3116 or set up an appointment online.

 

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Mar 16

Corporate Leaders Council Business Roundtable

Mar 20 - 24

Spring Break

Mar 27

Jason Squinobal, Saxophone & Kevin Harris, Piano
7:30 p.m.

VWC Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music Jason Squinobal and Kevin Harris perform traditional jazz standards and the music of Thelonius Monk, Charles Mingus and Wayne Shorter. Tickets: $15, $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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April

Apr 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.

Apr 8

VWC Day Open House

The Center for Enrollment Services will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 8. This half-day visit includes a tour of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; meetings with faculty to learn more about the College's academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life, and more. Complimentary lunch is provided in the newly renovated Boyd Dining Center. For more information, visit the VWC Day Open House registration page or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684, or email admissions@vwc.edu.

Apr 8

VWC Day Open House
8:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.

The Center for Enrollment Services will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 8. This half-day visit includes a tour of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; meetings with faculty to learn more about the College's academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life, and more. Complimentary lunch is provided in the newly renovated Boyd Dining Center. For more information, visit the VWC Day Open House registration page or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684, or email admissions@vwc.edu.

Apr 10

Duo Vela
7:30 p.m.

Fresh from tours of China, Australia and New Zealand, Duo Vela presents the sounds, rhythms, and cultures of different lands. Marla Nistico, flute; Daniel Nistico, guitar. "Together they create an astoundingly beautiful world of sound." (Nicholas Goluses) "World-class instrumental artistry." (Scott Regan, WRUR Radio) Tickets: $15, $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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Apr 17

Easter Monday Holiday

Apr 25

VWC Day Open House
8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Center for Enrollment Services will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, April 25. This half-day visit includes a tour of VWC's beautiful 300-acre campus; meetings with faculty to learn more about the College's academic programs; opportunities to ask questions about financial aid, admissions, athletics, extracurricular activities, residence life, and more. Complimentary lunch is provided in the newly renovated Boyd Dining Center. For more information, visit the VWC Day Open House registration page or call 757.455.3208 / 800.737.8684, or email admissions@vwc.edu.

Apr 25

Red Priest
7:30 p.m.

Piers Adams' four-piece baroque super-group has become an international phenomenon, turning the period instrument on its head with its thrilling, no-holds-barred approach to the genre the only early music group to be compared to the Rolling Stones, the Marx Brothers and Cirque du Soleil. "Astonishing virtuosity." (Gramophone) "Some of the most spectacularly virtuosic playing you are likely to ever hear." (WDR3-Germany) Tickets: $15, $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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May

May 10 - 16

Final Exams

May 11

Reading Day

May 19

Baccalaureate Service

May 20

Virginia Wesleyan College 48th Commencement Ceremony

May 20

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

May 30 - Aug 18

Summer Session

June

Jun 23

New Student Orientation (NSO)

Jun 26

New Student Orientation (NSO)