A dedication ceremony took place Oct. 24 for Virginia Wesleyan College's Birdsong Field, named in honor of George and Sue Birdsong and Birdsong Corporation. The $2.9 million synthetic turf field, which officially opened Sept. 1, supports field hockey, men's and women's lacrosse and soccer, and intramural sports. Pictured from left are Virginia Wesleyan College Board Chair Gary D. Bonnewell '79, Sue Birdsong, George Birdsong, Virginia Wesleyan President Scott D. Miller, and VWC Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Joanne Renn. More 
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Dr. Scott D. Miller is president of Virginia
Wesleyan College. Respected as one of the most entrepreneurial higher education executives in America, he is in his 24th year as a college president. Dr. Miller has dedicated his career to the opportunities available through education. He especially values the small, classical, liberal arts college environment that offers students personalized pathways to life and career success. Previously, he was president of Bethany College (2007-2015), Wesley College (1997-2007), and Lincoln Memorial University (1991-1997). He was also Executive Vice President (1988-1991) and Vice President for Development (1984-1988) at Lincoln Memorial University and Director of College Relations and Alumni Affairs at Rio Grande College (now University) in Ohio. More
The President's Letter
November 2015

A daily blog by Dr. Scott D. Miller

The Huffington Post
By Dr. Scott D. Miller
Unpacking the Briefcase for a New Presidency (August 2015)
My Postscript to the Class of 2015 (June 2015)
Global Challenges Drive Need for International Awareness (March 2015)
Is Hand-Held Literacy Enough? (March 2015)

College Planning & Management
By Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Adding Athletics to Boost Enrollment (September 2015)
Budgeting for Today's Institutions (May 2015)
Budgeting for New Demographics (March 2015)
The Student as Consumer (January 2015)

Presidential Perspectives: Innovative Concepts to Achieve Campus Transformation 
Edited by Dr. Scott D. Miller & Dr. Marylouise Fennell
Chapter 3: What is Lost: The Error of Reducing Complex Higher Education Processes to Metrics and Singular Narratives
Chapter 2: Managing the College Investment and Measuring Its Return
Chapter 1: Strategy
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News and Noteworthy
CSRF Selected for Kettering Foundation Research Exchange
President Miller Attends National Foundation Conversation
Readings With Wesleyan: Topics in Early Childhood Education
Students Exercise Sociological Skills at Problem Solving Competition
SunTrust Foundation Supports the Social Sciences

Campus News

Wesleyan Welcomes High School Biology Students
Dedication Held for Birdsong Field
Marlins Make a Mural
Inside Story: Greer Environmental Sciences Center
See Something, Say Something
College to Host "Entangled Identities: Legacies of 1619"

College Events
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Nov. 6 - Satyagraha and Mulligatawny, Clarke Hall, 11:30 a.m.
Nov. 7 - Swinging Down the Red Road, Pearce Hospitality Suite, 7 p.m.
Nov. 9 - Rachel Ordaz, Flute, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 - History of Hip-Hop, Marlin Grille, 8 p.m.
Nov. 13-Jan. 13 - "Strange Loops" by Reni Gower, Neil Britton Gallery
Nov. 13 - "Strange Loops" Opening Reception, Neil Britton Gallery, 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 14 - VWC Day Open House
Nov. 14 - Women's Basketball vs. Salisbury, 2 p.m.*

Nov. 16 -
Wearing My Religion, Boyd Dining Center/Shafer Room, 7p.m.
Nov. 19 - CSM Sound & Symbol Lecture Series, Fine Arts Building, 11 a.m.
Nov. 19-20 - Fall One-Act Play Festival, Hofheimer Theater, 7:30 p.m. 
Nov. 20-21 - Marlin Tip-Off Tournament*  
Nov. 24 - Women's Basketball vs. Mary Washington, 6 p.m.*
Nov. 28 - Men's Basketball vs. Emory & Henry, 2 p.m.*
Nov. 29 - Men's Basketball vs. N.C. Wesleyan, 2 p.m.*

*Forsyth Court, Convocation Center, Jane P. Batten Student Center. Visit for full athletics calendar.

Notable Meetings
Nov. 5 - VFIC Fall Luncheon
Nov. 6 - Hampton Roads Chamber Of Commerce CEO Welcome Breakfast
Nov. 7 - VWC Alumni Association Board of Directors Meeting
Nov. 10 - CICV Meeting with Governor McAuliffe
Nov. 11 - President's Cabinet/Executive Staff Meeting
Nov. 11 - Veterans Day Ceremony
Nov. 12 - Virginia Summit on Economic Competitiveness in Higher Education
Nov. 13 - Western Bayside College-Community Partnership Meeting
Nov. 14 - VWC Day Open House
Nov. 14 - Elizabeth River District Meeting (VAUMC)
Nov. 15 - Alumni Gathering in Dover, Delaware
Nov. 17 - Saint Patrick Catholic School Breakfast
Nov. 17 - National Philanthropy Day AFP Lunch
Nov. 17 - President's Leadership Council Meeting
Nov. 18 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 20 - Marlin Prestige Social Media Workshop Presentation
Nov. 24 - President's Cabinet Meeting
Nov. 24 - Athletic Management Council Meeting
Nov. 25-27 - Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 30 - Meeting with Bishop Young Jin Cho (VAUMC)
Nov. 30 - CICV Reception