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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 Virginia Wesleyan 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. Exhibit dates: Sept. 2 - Dec. 9. Opening reception: Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m. Call 757.455.3257 for more information.

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Heather "Ursala" Mayes

Mime and improvisational specialist Heather "Ursala" Mayes, from the University of Virginia, will perform Wednesday, September 28 at 2:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. in the Lighthouse Commons (First Floor, Clarke Hall). For more information, contact The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3359.

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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, September 28, 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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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, September 29, 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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Center for Sacred Music: Sound & Symbol Lecture Series
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Dr. Raji Kaoliji, Pediatrician with Tidewater Children’s Associates and leader in the Hampton Roads Hindu Community, will speak on "The Hindu Perspective: Women's Roles in Faith & Culture" on Thursday, September 29 from 11-11:50 a.m. in Hofheimer Theater/Fine Arts Buliding. Dr. Kathy Merlock Jackson, Professor of Communication, will speak on "What Do Disney's Women Want? Fairy Tales, Females, and Feminist Questions." For more information, contact Director of The Center for Sacred Music Sandra S. Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.

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A Liberal Arts Education Is Your Hidden Superpower
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Heather Carson will present "A Liberal Arts Education Is Your Hidden Superpower" on Thursday, September 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Convocation Center inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Carson will speak on the importance of a broad education in her 13-year career in analytics, specifically the importance of her humanities background in reaching senior management in a technical field.  Carson is the senior vice president for research and analytics at FleishmanHillard, and she has worked in the mathematical field of research and analytics for companies such as Turner Broadcasting, Earthlink, and 360i. She attributes her success to her ability to think critically and communicate effectively thanks to her liberal arts background. For more information, contact The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3359.

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Reception for Virginia Wesleyan's Chinese ACTM Students
3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join Virginia Wesleyan College in welcoming our Chinese students who are interning at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia. The reception will be held in The Lighthouse on Thursday, September 29 from 3-4 p.m. and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Sara Sewell with The Lighthouse at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.

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NATO Internship Agreement Signing Ceremony
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

As part of its ongoing partnership, Virginia Wesleyan College and NATO-ACT will sign an agreement that enables VWC students to intern at the NATO-ACT Innovation Hub in Norfolk. Thursday, September 29, 4:30-6 p.m., Lighthouse Commons. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Sara Sewell with The Lighthouse at 757.455.3237 or ssewell@vwc.edu.

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Marlin Spirit Day

Flaunt your favorite VWC gear at home, at work, or at play for Marlin Spirit Day on Friday, September 30. We're looking for photos from alumni, students, faculty, staff, and Wesleyan friends from around the world boasting your favorite Marlin shirts, hats, pants, blankets, diplomas, and more. Decorate your home, decorate your office, or decorate your kids and pets with Marlin gear and snap a picture. Tweet and post your photos to Twitter and Instagram (mention @vawesleyan with the hashtag #marlinspiritday) or share them on the Virginia Wesleyan College and Virginia Wesleyan Alumni Facebook pages. You can also send your photos directly to the Office of College Communications at communications@vwc.edu and we'll do our best to post them for you!

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Mud Games
2 p.m.

Mud Games, one of Wesleyan's most beloved campus traditions, will take place Friday, September 30 at 2 p.m. at the back of Rose Lawn (near the Fine Arts Building). Teams of students, faculty, and staff will compete in physical challenges in a muddy field--think dizzy bat relays, three-legged races, and a whole lotta mud. Open only to VWC students, faculty/staff and alumni. This event is sponsored by the Wesleyan Activities Council with support from RecX. For more information, contact Director of Student Activities Kate Griffin at 757.233.8785 or agriffin@vwc.edu.

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Study Away: Facebook Live Advising Session
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about study away at Virginia Wesleyan College? Don’t have time to stop by the Lighthouse? Join our Director of Study Away, Ms. Mandy Reinig, during her Facebook Live Advising Session on Friday, September 30 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to ask any questions you have about studying away through Virginia Wesleyan College. All you need to do is head to our Facebook page at the designated day and time and start asking your questions. It is never too early or too late to start planning your study away experience.  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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Clint Smith: Standing Together in a Culture of Fear
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Teacher, writer and Harvard Ph.D. candidate Clint Smith, whose two TED Talks, "The Danger of Silence" and "How to Raise a Black Son in America," collectively have been viewed more than four million times, will discuss how to create positive change in a culture of fear. Smith will address the culture of fear in our country caused by hatred, violence, and discrimination, and highlight ways to create a more peaceful and inclusive society. Sponsored by the President's Council on Inclusive Community in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, The Lighthouse, and Student Affairs. Friday, September 30, 7-9 p.m., Jane P. Batten Student Center, Convocation Center. Free and open to the public. Call 757.455.3129 for more information.

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October

1

One Love Festival
1 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The 11th Annual One Love Festival at Virginia Wesleyan College will feature: A presentation by Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate, Iraq War veteran, and former U.S. Army Captain who serves as Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, called "Why World Peace is Possible: Exploring the Anatomy of Violence and War" (1-2:20 p.m., Monumental Chapel); The "Standing Together in a Culture of Fear Town Hall Discussion" moderated by Barbara Hamm Lee, Host and Executive Producer of Another View Radio Program, WHRV 89.5 FM, and featuring panelists Paul Chappell, Michele Woods Jones, and Jonathan Zur (2:30-4 p.m., Boyd Dining Hall); Raja Yoga Class led by yoga instructor and VWC alumna Mari Mann '96 of IslandLotus Yoga (3-4 p.m., Batten Student Center Dance Studio); The Largest Drum Circle in the World led by Arthur Lopez from DrumYourDream.com and designed to gather a community to drum for peace (4-5:30 p.m., Jane P. Batten Student Center, Grille); and the Standing Together Concert featuring music and performances by Sharon Silverstein & The Peace Project, Teens with A Purpose, Atumpan, Hampton Roads Boy's Choir, and 3 Lives 4 Peace (6:15-9 p.m.). Free and open to the public, monetary or nonperishable food item donations for Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia accepted.

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Fall Hymn Festival: "This Little Light of Mine"
4 p.m.

Be part of an old-fashioned hymn sing where YOU choose the hymns. Selections will be accepted until 3:50pm for this celebration of Christ' s light dwelling within us. The Wesleyan Worship Choir, a massed group of singers from churches throughout the region, will lead the congregation and present two special selections under the direction of Bryson Mortensen, Director of VWC Choirs. To sing in the choir, email sbilly@vwc.edu with your voice part. (Rehearsal that day at 3:15 p.m; music provided). Taking place at Virginia Beach United Methodist Church: 212 19th St., Virginia Beach.

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API (Academic Programs International) Information Table
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester or summer, The Lighthouse will be hosting an information table with one of Virginia Wesleyan College’s study abroad programs, Academic Programs International (API), on Monday, October 3 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Marlin Main Street in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. API offers a wide variety of locations. A representative will be available to discuss the various options. For more information, 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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SFS (School for Field Studies) Information Table
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester or summer, The Lighthouse will be hosting an information table with one of Virginia Wesleyan College’s study abroad programs, School for Field Studies (SFS), on Monday, October 3 from 1-3 p.m. on Marlin Main Street in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. SFS offers a wide variety of locations. A representative will be available to discuss the various options. For more information, 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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Undergraduate Research Workshop: How I Write
11 a.m.

This workshop features an interdisciplinary faculty panel of faculty who discuss their writing strategies. Researchers all write differently. The speakers will share their insights into effective and efficient writing strategies. The workshop focuses especially on ways to begin the writing process, strategies for organizing ideas, and techniques for engaging other scholars’ research. Tuesday, October 4, 11 a.m., Lighthouse Commons. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP), located in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, visit the Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu. You may also schedule an appointment online.

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Choosing a Major and Career Exploration
12 p.m.

Engage in the first steps of career development by exploring the various majors at VWC and how those majors connect to a diverse number of careers. A Career Development 4 Year Plan, Exploration Resources and Self - Assessment tools are explained and demonstrated. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information on the CDIP, visit The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the CDIP staff, Ms. Mollie Robertson at 757.455.3107 or rrobertson@vwc.edu, or Mr. Steven Young at 757.233.8713 or syoung@vwc.edu, or set up an appointment online.

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Readings With Wesleyan: Presidential Election
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

As part of the College's Readings With Wesleyan series, a discussion on the presidential election and gender, sexuality and politics will be led by Leslie Caughell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, and Jennifer Slivka, Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Women's Resource Center, on Tuesday, October 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Enoch Baptist Church (5641 Herbert Moore Rd., Virginia Beach). Readings With Wesleyan is a unique educational program that brings free college-level teaching to the College's surrounding Bayside community. Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning. For more information, contact Denise Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning, at dwilkinson@vwc.edu or 757.455.3249.

5 - 9

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

The VWC Theatre Department presents Noel Coward's sharp-witted farce of love, manners, marriage, and ghosts, October 5-8 at 7:30 p.m. and October 8-9 and 2 p.m. In the play. novelist Charles Condomine and wife plan a seance to expose a famous medium as a fraud, but Charles gets more than he bargained for when his first wife (whom only he can see) comes back to haunt him and to insure that the two of them will spend eternity together. Dr. Travis Malone, Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Humanities Division, directs. Admission: $15-adults; $10-students (Free to VWC community with ID). Reservations: 757.455.3381 or ShowTix4U.com or theatretix@vwc.edu.

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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, October 5, 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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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, October 6, 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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What's At Stake? Gender, Sexuality, and Politics
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Dr. Kathleen Casey, VWC Assistant Professor of History, and Dr. Leslie Caughell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, will explore issues related to gender and sexuality that have emerged as important in the 2016 election, including transgender rights and candidates' attempts to appeal to female voters. Part of the What's at Stake: Election 2016 event series. Thursday, October 6 at 11-11:50 a.m., Boyd Dining Center, Shafer Room. Sponsored by Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. Free and open to the public. Call 757.455.3129 for more information.

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology: Measurements and Innovation
11 a.m.

Dr. Mary Satterfield, Chief of Staff in the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will present "Measurements and Innovation" on Thursday, October 6 at 11 a.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Measurements, although you probably take them for granted, are fundamental to our understanding of the world, and to the innovations that have made the United States the world’s technology lead. NIST is charged with promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. Come learn about NIST and how its work affects your everyday life and can impact your future directly. For example, VWC’s own Dr. Maury Howard is collaborating with NIST to create a winter session course on metrology, or measurement science. Plus, NIST has a robust Research Experience for Undergraduates program with summer internships for students. Join us to learn about NIST and NIST-VWC interactions, and ways you can be involved. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Chemistry Maury Howard at 757.233.8804 or mhoward@vwc.edu.

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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2016

The Virginia Wesleyan College community is invited to "Come Home" for this year's Homecoming & Family Weekend, October 7-9. Friday festivities will include the annual Homecoming Parade, Oktoberfest Dinner, and an alumni gathering at ShoreBreak Pizza (6-9 p.m., 2941 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach). Saturday will feature the yearly tailgate, food trucks, reunions, athletic events and alumni games. The Theatre Department's fall production of Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward will take place Oct. 7-8 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 8-9 at 2 p.m. (reservations required; call 757.455.3381). An interdenominational worship service and brunch will take place on Sunday. Visit the Homecoming & Family Weekend webpage for the full events schedule.

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Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series: Homecoming Showcase
10:30 a.m.

The Wesleyan Chorale and the Wesleyan Jazz student ensembles will perform a Homecoming Showcase on Saturday, October 8 at 10:30 a.m. in the Marlin Grille. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. For more information, contact Director of Choral Music Bryson Mortensen at 757.455.3282 or bmortensen@vwc.edu.

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QuinTango
7:30 p.m.

Tango, the eternal dance of man and woman, brought to life by this quintet of violins, cello, bass and piano. The lights dim, the temperature sizzles and the magic begins. Featuring: Eva Cappelletti Chao & Joan Singer, violins; Kukasz Szyrner, cello; Jon Nazdin, bass; Jeffrey Watson, piano. Tickets: $15, $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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Undergraduate Research Workshop: Going Pro: Taking Your Library Research Skills to the Next Level
11 a.m.

This workshop prepares students to conduct advanced library research. Students are empowered to maximize Virginia Wesleyan’s research help, resources, and beyond. Tuesday, October 11, 11 a.m., First Floor Computer Lab, Hofheimer Library. Taught by members of the library staff and hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP), located in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, visit the Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu. You may also schedule an appointment online.

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The Chemist's Code for Success
7 p.m.

VWC students are invited to join the Chemistry Honor Society and Science Club for an informational workshop on Tuesday, October 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Blocker 216. The workshop is developed by the American Chemical Society and is designed to help prepare young science and chemistry enthusiasts for the professional world. This event is open to all VWC students, but is aimed toward those interested in entering into STEM fields. For more information, contact Trevor Maloney with The Chemistry Honor Society at tjmaloney@vwc.edu.

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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, October 12, 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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Fall Break

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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, October 13, 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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CET Academic Programs Information Table
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

If you are interested in studying abroad for a semester or summer, The Lighthouse will be hosting an information table with one of Virginia Wesleyan College’s study abroad programs, CET Academic Programs, on Tuesday, October 18 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Marlin Main Street in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. CET offers a wide variety of locations. A representative will be available to discuss the various options. For more information, 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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Interviewing Skills Presentation and Mock Interview Sign-Up
12 p.m.

This workshop reviews the questions typically asked during interviews. It also explains how to navigate behavioral, case, screening, and phone interviews. Students have the opportunity to schedule mock interviews to practice interviewing skills. For the scheduled mock interviews, students should come dressed in business attire and bring copies of an updated resume. Interviews typically last 30 minutes. Students will receive immediate feedback on their answers, attire, resume, and communication style. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information on the CDIP, visit The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the CDIP staff, Ms. Mollie Robertson at 757.455.3107 or rrobertson@vwc.edu, or Mr. Steven Young at 757.233.8713 or syoung@vwc.edu, or set up an appointment online.

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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, October 19, 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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Dream Share Project Film Screening and Workshop
6 p.m.

The Dream Share Project is an engaging and inspiring presentation that helps students to discover and pursue their passions.  Visit www.thedreamshareproject.com to learn more. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information on the CDIP, visit The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the CDIP staff, Ms. Mollie Robertson at 757.455.3107 or rrobertson@vwc.edu, or Mr. Steven Young at 757.233.8713 or syoung@vwc.edu, or set up an appointment online.

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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, October 20, 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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What's at Stake? Energy and the Environmental Issues from Local Perspectives and in the 2016 Presidential Election
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Part of the What's at Stake?: Election 2016 series, "Energy and the Environmental Issues from Local Perspectives and in the 2016 Presidential Election" will take place Thursday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. This event features Joel Eisen, Professor of Law, University of Richmond. It will begin with a discussion about energy and environmental issues in Hampton Roads. Representatives from local environmental groups and organizations will participate. Dr. Eisen will also discuss current presidential candidates’ positions on energy and environmental policies and explore their consequences. He will then lead a discussion and respond to audience questions. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, and The Lighthouse.

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Mindfulness Reponses to Stress: The Science and the Experience
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

"Mindfulness Reponses to Stress: The Science and the Experience," featuring Dr. Kirk Warren Brown, will take place Thursday, October 20 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Pearce Hospitality Suite inside the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Kirk Warren Brown Ph.D. is an associate professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He studies the role of attention to and awareness of internal states and behavior, with a particular interest in mindfulness and mindfulness-based interventions. He has received fellowships from several foundations and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Dr. Brown lectures widely across the United States and Europe and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris. For more information, contact The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3359.

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Study Away Scholarship and Financial Aid Information Session
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Studying away can be an exciting opportunity. However, many students wonder how they can afford it. This session, conducted in conjunction with Virginia Wesleyan’s Financial Aid Office, discusses funding opportunities available through Virginia Wesleyan College and beyond. We also review financial aid packages and budgeting tips to make your time away affordable. Thursday, October 20, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Lighthouse Commons. More information is available 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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Rational Faith and Secular Unreason: Why Religious Freedom is Under Siege
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

"Rational Faith and Secular Unreason: Why Religious Freedom is Under Siege" will take place Thursday, October 20 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. It is commonplace to observe a “spike” in the incidence of conflicts in our law and politics between claims of religious freedom and competing claims of harm to other freedoms or principles of equality. American history has witnessed many instances of oppression experienced by minority faith communities, yet a kind of intellectual consensus has evolved regarding the basic principles of religious freedom, even while quarrels have persisted over the application of those principles. Today that consensus appears to be broken. What shattered it, and what are the prospects for its reconstruction? For answers, Cookson Visiting Scholar Dr. Matthew J. Franck '80 interrogates the narrative that reason and religious faith are somehow at odds with one another. The Cookson Religious Freedom Lecture is named in honor of the Center’s founding director, Dr. Catharine Cookson, who died in 2004. Matthew Franck is the first Virginia Wesleyan College alumnus to speak as the Cookson Visiting Scholar. Franck earned his B.A. in political science (magna cum laude) from Virginia Wesleyan in 1980, and in 1993 he received the Alumni Academic Achievement Award from VWC. Franck is the Director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute. This event is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom. Free and open to the public. Call 757.455.3129 for more information.

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D.C. Day
7 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Join the Lighthouse for a day in Washington, D.C. on Friday, October 21. Busses depart from the Jane P. Batten Student Center parking lot at 7 a.m. and leave D.C. at 6 p.m., returning to campus at approximately 10 p.m. Reservations are required and space is limited. The cost is $5. Register and pay in Clarke Hall, Office 109, by Friday, October 7. For more information, contact Ms. Amy Rush in the Lighthouse at 757.455.3401 or arush@vwc.edu.

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Study Away: Facebook Live Advising Session
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about study away at Virginia Wesleyan College? Don’t have time to stop by the Lighthouse? Join our Director of Study Away, Ms. Mandy Reinig, during her Facebook Live Advising Session on Friday, October 21 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to ask any questions you have about studying away through Virginia Wesleyan College. All you need to do is head to our Facebook page at the designated day and time and start asking your questions. It is never too early or too late to start planning your study away experience.  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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Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal!
7:30 p.m.

The Wesleyan Choirs bridge the gap between sacred and folk music in this student music performance. Selections will include Siegfried’s “Five Shaker Songs” and Wilberg’s “American Folk Hymns.” Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m., Hofheimer Theatre.

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Airband
9 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Rock on! Airband, an annual student lip-sync competition featuring music and choreographed dance routines, will take place Friday, October 21 from 9-11 p.m. in the Batten Convocation Center. Open only to VWC students, faculty/staff and alumni. For more information, contact Director of Student Activities Kate Griffin at 757.233.8785 or agriffin@vwc.edu.

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Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: Christian, Hindu, and Sikh Perspectives on Election 2016
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: Christian, Hindu, and Sikh Perspectives on Election 2016 will take place Monday, October 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Panelists include: Father James Curran (Catholic); Dr. Antipas Harris (Protestant); Dr. Dilip Sarkar (Hindu); Jadish Singh (Sikh). Complementing the “What’s at Stake?: Election 2016” series, the “Nexus Interfaith Dialogues,” will focuses on the election. Since 1998, this hallmark CSRF program has served as a point of connection to foster open and respectful dialogue among people of differing faiths or of no faith. Moderated by Cathy Lewis, host of 89.5 WHRV FMs HearSay with Cathy Lewis, the fall 2016 Nexus programs will focus on how different faith perspectives shape attitudes towards key issues, political parties, and individuals. Participants will discuss how their faith informs and influences how they make decisions. Sponsored by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Center for the Study of Religious Freedom in partnership with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities. Free and open to the public. Call 757.455.3129 for more information.

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The Thirteen
7:30 p.m.

An all-star professional choral ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Robertson, known for inspired and powerful performances in repertoire ranging from the Renaissance to the Romantic. "A tight and attractive vocal blend and excellent choral discipline." (American Record Guide). Tickets: $15, $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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Undergraduate Research Workshop: Citations/Using Mendeley
11 a.m.

This workshop offers instruction on citing sources. It focuses on the rationale for academic citations, explains when citations are necessary, and reviews tools that help with citations. It also provides an introduction to formatting citations using various academic conventions. Students will be introduced to a free online reference management tool, Mendeley. Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 a.m., Lighthouse Commons. Hosted by VWC's Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, contact the URP staff at 757.455.3372 or visit us on The Lighthouse's webpage. You may also schedule an appointment online.

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What's at Stake?: Student Perspectives
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

In this year’s election, what issues most concern college students? "What’s at Stake?: Student Perspectives" will take place Tuesday, October 25 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Marlin Grille inside the Batten Student Center. The event will be led by Virginia Wesleyan College students representing various campus organizations, partisan and nonpartisan. Participants will discuss issues of interest to students. They will pay particular attention to policies that they favor and the reasons underlying their support for these policies. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and The Lighthouse.

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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, October 26, 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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Just the Facts: Truth and Media Coverage

Just the Facts: Truth and Media Coverage will take place Thursday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 7-8:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Knight Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy and Director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Bill Adair will speak about the role of journalists in US elections, paying special attention to how journalists respond to distortions of facts or misinformation in election campaigns. He will then lead a discussion and respond to audience questions. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and The Lighthouse.

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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, October 27, 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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Center for Sacred Music: Sound & Symbol Lecture Series
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Center for Sacred Music's 2016-2017 Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, "This Little Light of Mine," continues Thursday, October 27 from 11-11:50 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg, Senior Rabbi at Ohef Sholom Temple, will speak on “The Jewish Perspective: Women’s Roles in Faith and Culture.” Dr. Sara Sewell, Professor of History and Executive Director of the Lighthouse, will speak on “Faith in Politics: Female Communist Activists in Interwar Germany.” Co-sponsored by VWC Women's and Gender Studies and the Women's Resource Center. Free and open to the public. Reservations not required. For more information, contact Director of The Center for Sacred Music Sandra Billy at 757.455.3376 or sbilly@vwc.edu.

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For Men Only
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

For Men Only, an intensive workshop of singing for male voices grades 9-12, will take place Friday, October 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater/Fine Arts. Led by Bryson Mortensen, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choirs. No charge to singers; individuals and full groups welcomed. Reservations are a must! For more information contact Dr. Mortensen at 757.455.3282 or bmortensen@vwc.edu.

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November

1

Readings With Wesleyan: Presidential Election
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

As part of the College's Readings With Wesleyan series, a panel discussion on the presidential election and the economy will take place Tuesday, November 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Enoch Baptist Church (5641 Herbert Moore Rd., Virginia Beach). The discussion will be moderated by VWC Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy O'Rourke and panelists will include VWC business professors Paul Ewell, Dave Garraty and George Jackson. Readings With Wesleyan is a unique educational program that brings free college-level teaching to the College's surrounding Bayside community. Sponsored by the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning. For more information, contact Denise Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning, at dwilkinson@vwc.edu or 757.455.3249.

1

Running as a Woman
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Running as a Woman will take place Tuesday, November 1 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center's Shafer Room. Dr. Regina Lawrence, Executive Director of the George S. Turnbull Portland Center and Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon, will speak about problems associated with campaigning as a woman for political office in the U.S. and the implications of these challenges for the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton. She will then lead a discussion and respond to audience questions. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and The Lighthouse.

2

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, November 2, 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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2

Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn Workshop Presented by GEICO
11 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Regional College Recruiters from Geico will be visiting our campus and presenting on best practices concerning your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. This event is open to all majors seeking information on and assistance with their professional documents and online presence. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information on the CDIP, visit The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the CDIP staff, Ms. Mollie Robertson at 757.455.3107 or rrobertson@vwc.edu, or Mr. Steven Young at 757.233.8713 or syoung@vwc.edu, or set up an appointment online.

3

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, November 3, 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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Ashby Pate, Be The Light
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Ashby Pate will present "Be The Light" on Thursday, November 3 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Lighthouse Commons (Clarke Hall). Pate served from 2013-2016 as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Palau. Appointed at age 34, he was the youngest justice in the island nation's history. Prior to that, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable U. W. Clemon of the United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama, and he earned his LL.M. in International Commercial and Business Law in 2010 from the University of East Anglia, where he was awarded the Sir Roy Goode Prize in international law. He currently practices law in Birmingham, Alabama, with the firm Lightfoot, Franklin, and White. For more information, contact The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery at 757.455.3359.

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What's at Stake?: Economy
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

What’s at Stake?: Economy will take place Thursday, November 3 from 11-11:50 a.m. in Boyd Dining Center's Shafer Room. Dr. Paul Ewell, Associate Professor of Management, Business, Economics, and Mr. Dave Garraty, Professor of Management, Business, Economics, will explore economic issues that have emerged as important in the 2016 election, including US trade policy and job creation in an information economy. They will pay special attention to the historical context needed to understand these issues and the candidates’/parties’ positions on policies related to the economy. They will then lead a discussion and respond to audience questions. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom.

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Fridays with Faculty Talk
4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

On Friday, November 4 from 4:15-5:30 p.m., INTEL and the Hofheimer Library will host a Fridays with Faculty Talk featuring Leslie Caughell, Assistant Professor of Political Science, who will discuss her recent book, The Political Battle of the Sexes. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Denise Wilkinson, Associate Dean of Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning, at dwilkinson@vwc.edu.

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7 - 11

Shakespeare Week (Nov. 7-11)

In a whirlwind week of performances, art exhibits, and lectures, Virginia Wesleyan’s Fine Arts Department will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the Bard himself with Shakespeare Week, November 7-11. The signature event for Shakespeare Week is the presentation of Romeo & Juliet by the internationally recognized American Shakespeare Center (Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Hofheimer Theater). Also during Shakespeare Week: A Shakespearean Celebration in Song (Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Hofheimer Theater); Shakespeare in Film—A Discussion (Nov. 8, 11 a.m., Fine Arts 9); Religion and Church Music in Shakespeare’s England—A Discussion (Nov. 10, 11 a.m., Fine Arts 9); and The Invencia Piano Duo Interprets Shakespeare (Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m., Hofheimer Theater).

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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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7

Opening Reception: "A Feast of Responses"
5 p.m.

An opening reception for the Neil Britton Art Gallery exhibit "A Feast of Responses" will take place Monday, November 7 at 5 p.m. inside the gallery. This exhibition within an exhibition, on display Nov. 7-Dec. 9, features artwork by VWC student artists that react and respond to the work of the gallery's September exhibit "A Feast of Languages." Part of Shakespeare Week at VWC. Free and open to the public. Call 757.455.3257 for more information.

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Shakespeare in Song
7:30 p.m.

Join VWC's commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with the Bard's words set in song. Featuring Jennifer Piazza-Pick, soprano, Bryson Mortensen, baritone, and Charles Woodward, piano. Works by Quilter, Finzi, Argento and Vaughan Williams. Part of Shakespeare Week (Nov. 7-11) at VWC. Tickets: $15; $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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8

Shakespeare in Film-A Discussion
11 a.m.

Join VWC's commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a discussion of the Bard's plays translated to film on Tuesday, November 8 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Featuring Dr. Michael Hall, Lamburth M. Clarke Professor of English, and Dr. Stuart Minnis, Associate Professor of Communication. Part of Shakespeare Week (Nov. 7-11) at VWC. Free and open to the public.

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8

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Writing an Abstract
11 a.m.

This workshop explains the qualities of an effective abstract, and it demonstrates strategies for writing abstracts. This workshop is especially helpful to students who will present their research at VWC’s annual Undergraduate Research Symposium and who would like to share their research on VWC’s Undergraduate Research webpage. Tuesday, November 8, 11:00 a.m., Lighthouse Commons. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP), located in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, visit the Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu. You may also schedule an appointment online.

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9

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, November 9, 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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9

Romeo & Juliet: The American Shakespeare Center
7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m., the American Shakespeare Center (ASC) presents Romeo & Juliet, one of Shakespeares earliest works, first published in 1597. ASC, based in Staunton, Virginia, at the Blackfriars Playhouse, is the internationally recognized home for the presentation of Shakespeare's works with a focus on his language, unimpeded by sets. Part of Shakespeare Week (Nov. 7-11) at VWC. Hofheimer Theater. Admission: Free to VWC community with ID, but reservations are a must! All others: $25. Reservations: 757.455.-3381 or www.ShowTix4U.com or theatretix@vwc.edu

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10

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, November 10, 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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10

Religion and Church Music in Shakespeare's England-A Discussion
11 a.m.

Join VWC's commemoration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death with a discussion of religion and church music of Shakespeare's Church of England on Thursday, November 10 at 11 a.m. in Fine Arts 9. Features Dr. Clay Drees, Professor of History, and Dr. Sandra Billy, Director of the Center for Sacred Music. Part of Shakespeare Week (Nov. 7-11) at VWC. Free and open to the public.

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The Invencia Piano Duo Interprets Shakespeare
7:30 p.m.

Andrey Kasparov and Oksana Lutsyshyn coomeorate Shakespeare's birth with Kasparov's concert paraphrase of Shostakovich's opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk and piano do arrangements of episodes form Prokofiev's classic ballet Romeo and Juliet. Part of Shakespeare Week (Nov. 7-11) at VWC. Tickets: $15; $10. Call 757.455.2101 for reservations.

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12

VWC Day Open House

The Center for Enrollment Services will host a VWC Day Open House for prospective students on Saturday, November 12. 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.

14 - 18

Fall Business Conference/The Marlin Prestige

Virginia Wesleyan College's student-led Business Conference, The Marlin Prestige, will take place November 14-18, inviting community members to participate in free workshops, presentations and interactive panels. For more information, contact Dr. Paul Ewell at 757.233.8810 or pewell@vwc.edu.

15

Social Media's Role in Revolution & Social Movements
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Social media receives substantial credit for helping citizens to mobilize in recent political revolutions, including the Arab Spring. Amanda Cronkhite, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss the opportunities and limits involved in using social media as a political organizational tool. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and The Lighthouse. Tuesday, November 15 from 11:00-11:50 a.m. in the Boyd Dining Center's Shafer Room.

15

Undergraduate Research Workshop: Creating a Research Poster/Oral Presentation
11 a.m.

This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively presents research findings. It focuses on both the technical elements of poster design and content. We will also discuss strategies for effective oral presentations. While the workshop focuses on scholarly research presentations, it also provides tips for a wide variety of academic presentations. This workshop is especially helpful to students who will present posters at Virginia Wesleyan’s Port Days or off-campus academic conferences. Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 a.m., Lighthouse Commons. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Undergraduate Research Program (URP), located in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, visit the Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the URP Director, Dr. Soraya Bartol, at 757.455.3372 or sbartol@vwc.edu. You may also schedule an appointment online.

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15

Media Coverage of Religious Conflicts
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Amanda Cronkhite, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will examine institutional and business realities governing news production. Media coverage of social conflict is often colored with bias due to the institutional and business constraints the media faces. As a result, parties involved in social movements rarely receive equal coverage, and consequently, the US public gets only part of the story. Sponsored by the Department of Political Science in partnership with the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom and The Lighthouse. Tuesday, November 15 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center 's Shafer Room.

16

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, November 16, 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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16

International Internships and Working Abroad
4:30 p.m.

As a part of International Education Week, Virginia Wesleyan College’s Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) shares information on internships and employment abroad. This workshop provides tips on how employment abroad can be part of your Pathway to professional success. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information on the CDIP, visit The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the CDIP staff, Ms. Mollie Robertson at 757.455.3107 or rrobertson@vwc.edu, or Mr. Steven Young at 757.233.8713 or syoung@vwc.edu, or set up an appointment online.

17

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, November 17, 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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17

Global Scholars Application & Interview Workshop
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The deadline for the Global Scholars application is coming up soon. Take advantage of this workshop to receive tips on how to compose a successful application and prepare for the interview. Students applying to study abroad through Virginia Wesleyan’s Global Scholars Program in fall 2017 or spring 2018 are encouraged to attend. Thursday, November 17, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Lighthouse Commons. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Study Away Program (SAP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. Applications and information are available on The Lighthouse's webpage. For more information, 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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17

Life Matters: Robin Takacs
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 Robin Takacs, VWC Director of Instructional Technology. 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, November 17, 12-12:50 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center's Shafer Room.

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Study Away: Facebook Live Advising Session
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Interested in learning more about study away at Virginia Wesleyan College? Don’t have time to stop by the Lighthouse? Join our Director of Study Away, Ms. Mandy Reinig, during her Facebook Live Advising Session on Friday, November 18 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. to ask any questions you have about studying away through Virginia Wesleyan College. All you need to do is head to our Facebook page at the designated day and time and start asking your questions. It is never too early or too late to start planning your study away experience.  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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18 - 19

Fall One-Act Play Festival
7:30 p.m.

This two-night extravaganza is produced and directed by students in the VWC Theatre program who will present a variety of plays from thought-provoking dramas to side-splitting comedies. Play titles and performance schedule to be announced. Free and open to the public. For reservations, call 757.455.3381. November 18-19, 7:30 p.m., Hofheimer Theatre.

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23 - 25

Thanksgiving Holiday

23

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, November 23, 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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24

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, November 24, 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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Preparing a Personal Statement or Writing Sample for Graduate School
4:40 p.m.

This workshop provides tips on how to prepare a stand-out writing sample for graduate and professional school applications. Students who are planning to apply to graduate school should attend. Bring in a writing prompt from a program of interest, and we will help you to revise it. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan College’s Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery and the Writing Center. For more information on the CDIP, visit The Lighthouse’s webpage or contact the CDIP staff, Ms. Mollie Robertson at 757.455.3107 or rrobertson@vwc.edu, or Mr. Steven Young at 757.233.8713 or syoung@vwc.edu, or set up an appointment online. To make an appointment with the Writing Center, contact the Coordinator of Writing Services, Ms. Kim Fahle, at kafahle@vwc.edu.

30

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, November 30, 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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December

1

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 1, 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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1

In-Lawfully Yours (Film)
7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The film In-Lawfully Yours will be shown Thursday, December 1 from 7-10 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Sean Gaffney, the screenwriter and a professor at Regent University, oversees the Regent's Script and Screenwriting and Scriptwriting graduate programs. He has authored 29 produced plays and four television pilots, as well as more than 70 videos, animation projects, and short films. He also served as the story administrator for Warner Bros. His feature film, In-Lawfully Yours (2016) is a contemporary comedy inspired by the biblical story of Ruth. Following a screening of the film, Gaffney will share insights and lead discussion. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom.

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2

A Wesleyan Christmas
7:30 p.m.

Ring in the season with an evening of holiday favorites, old and new, performed by the Wesleyan Singers, The Wesleyan Chorale, and Wesleyan Jazz with faculty soloists and instrumentalists, under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen and Dr. Jason Squinobal; George Stone, piano. Co-sponsored by The Center for Sacred Music. All seats: $5. Advance reservations are a must for this popular show: Call 757.455.2101.

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3

A Wesleyan Christmas
4 p.m.

Ring in the season with an evening of holiday favorites, old and new, performed by the Wesleyan Singers, The Wesleyan Chorale, and Wesleyan Jazz with faculty soloists and instrumentalists, under the direction of Dr. Bryson Mortensen and Dr. Jason Squinobal; George Stone, piano. Co-sponsored by The Center for Sacred Music. All seats: $5. Advance reservations are a must for this popular show: Call 757.455.2101.

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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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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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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.

9 - 16

Final Exams

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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11

2016 December Graduates Program

12

Reading Day

January

4 - 26

Winter Session

27

New Student Orientation

30

Classes Begin for Spring 2017 Semester

February

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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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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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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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.

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

16

Corporate Leaders Council Business Roundtable

20 - 24

Spring Break

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

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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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.

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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Easter Monday Holiday

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

10 - 16

Final Exams

11

Reading Day

19

Baccalaureate Service

20

Virginia Wesleyan College 48th Commencement Ceremony

20

Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony

30 - Aug 18

Summer Session

June

23

New Student Orientation (NSO)

26

New Student Orientation (NSO)