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August

Aug 23 - Dec 7

Art Rosenbaum and Margo Newmark Rosenbaum: Journeys in Art, Music, and Folklore

Neil Britton Art Gallery

Paintings, drawings, and photographs featuring the people and places that Margo and Art have encountered in their years of travel documenting and playing roots music. On loan from and curated by John Lee Matney of the Linda Matney Gallery. Free to the public.

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October

Oct 28

Virtual Study Away Fair

Virtual Event via Handshake

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in VWU’s first ever Virtual Study Away Fair. There will be sessions with VWU’s exchange partners, faculty-led course instructors, and summer program providers. Students will also have the chance to win prizes for attending. Students will be required to have an active Handshake account to participate. For more information, please contact the director of Global Engagement, Mandy Reinig, areinig@vwu.edu

 

Oct 28

Domestic Violence 101

Social Science Lab 111, Allen Village

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Makayla Martin (VWU alumna '17) from Samaritan House will give a talk about domestic violence, what abusive relationships look like vs healthy ones, and the warning signs that a relationship is unhealthy. The talk will take place in the Social Science Lab 111 in Allen Village and is open to the campus community and is sponsored by the Office of Gender & Sexuality Equity, as part of its programming for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For more details, please contact gse@vwu.edu.

Oct 28

Virtual Career and Internship Fair

Virtual Event via Handshake

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Students in all majors are invited to talk with employers about part-time employment, full-time employment, and internship opportunities. Attendees are encouraged to complete their Handshake profiles prior to the event and dress in professional business attire. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan’s Career Development Program (CDP) on Handshake. To learn more and register, click here. Employers may register here. For additional information, please contact the director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at jharrington@vwu.edu

 

Oct 29

Creating a Poster or Oral Presentation

The Lighthouse, Clarke Hall

10:00 a.m.

Get ready for Virginia Wesleyan’s next Port Day, on Tuesday, November 30! This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively represents an internship or undergraduate research experience. It focuses on both the technical elements of poster design and content. We also discuss strategies for effective oral presentations. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan’s Career Development and Research Programs in the Lighthouse. For more information, contact 757.455.3107 or careerdevelopment@vwu.edu.

 

November

Nov 3

Walk-in Graduate School Assistance

The Lighthouse, Clarke Hall

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

 

Nov 4

Controversial Women in Awkward Places: Sex, Betrayal, and Biblical Women

Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Some of the most striking paintings in the Chrysler collection focus on women in the Bible who were faced with challenging situations. Nusbaum Center Director Craig Wansink leads a walking tour through the Chrysler Museum of Art and through the Bible, and reflects on women in the Bible and how they are portrayed.

For more information, contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757.455.3129. Free and open to the public. 

(Meet in Chrysler Lobby. Face masks required)  

 

Nov 4

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Information Table

Jane P. Batten Student Center

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

During this event students will be able to learn about an amazing opportunity, offered through the State Department, to learn a language deemed critical to the security of the United States, for free. This is a summer opportunity and languages include Swahili, Punjabi, Indonesian, Hindi, and more. For more information, please contact the director of Global Engagement, Mandy Reinig, areinig@vwu.edu or visit https://clscholarship.org/ 

 

Nov 5

Tidewater Classical Guitar presents Silviu Ciulei

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Silviu Ciulei is a spectacularly rare musician. Since the age of 13 he has been earning top prizes in international competition. Not only is he among the most accomplished classical guitarists in the world, but he is also a top-tier Flamenco guitarist. Join us for a concert that will feature both the Classical and Flamenco styles of guitar. $30/$25. Free to VWU students, faculty and staff.

 

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Nov 8

Walk-in Graduate School Assistance

The Lighthouse, Clarke Hall

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

 

 

Nov 11

Veterans Day Ceremony

Veterans Memorial Monument, Godwin Hall Lawn

12:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Veterans Day Ceremony honoring Marlin veterans and active duty service members on Thursday, November 11, at noon at the Veterans Memorial Monument on the Godwin Hall Lawn.

Nov 15 - 19

Marlin Business Conference: Fall 2021

The Department of Management, Business and Economics will hold its fall Marlin Business Conference on campus from November 15-19. This year's theme will be "Commerce in the New Normal." 

Nov 18

Virginia Wesleyan Orchestra in Concert

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

The Wesleyan Orchestra, under the direction of Justin Stanley, presents an evening of traditional music for the string orchestra, including music by Mozart and Holst. Free to the public.

 

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Nov 19
CANCELLED

Virginia Wesleyan Instrumental Recital

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Join the Wesleyan Instrumental Students for a concert that features the work they have done in their lessons and ensembles. Free to the public.

 

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Nov 23

The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently

Zoom Lecture

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

In their new book, The Bible With and Without Jesus: How Jews and Christians Read the Same Stories Differently, Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler look at scripture and explore not only how Jews and Christians read the same Bible stories through different lenses, but also how Jews and Christians can learn from and understand each other better.  Dr. Levine discusses the book, and shows how to read scripture more critically.

Register by November 19 for this Zoom Lecture to receive the link. Contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757.455.3129. Free and open to the public.

 

 

December

Dec 2

Virginia Wesleyan Vocal Recital

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

11:00 a.m.

Vocal music majors take the stage to present their finest work they have prepared over the semester. Free to the public.

 

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Dec 3 - 4

A Wesleyan Christmas

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

The Virginia Wesleyan Camerata, under the direction of Martha Springstead, and Virginia Wesleyan Vox Vera, under the guidance of Serena Smith ‘21, present a concert of carols, both old and new, and songs to celebrate the season. $10/$5, Free to VWU students, faculty, and staff. 

 

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Dec 4

Virginia Chorale: Sing We Nowell

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

The Virginia Chorale welcomes the holiday season with sparkling songs and carols for chorus and guitar. Prize-winning guitarist Dr. Todd Holcomb joins the Chorale in intimate works by composers Jeffrey Van and Stephen Paulus, and Alf Houkom's exquisite Rune of Hospitality. $28/$15. Free to VWU students, faculty, and staff.

 

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Dec 18

VWU Global Campus Commencement Ceremony

10:00 a.m.

January

Jan 3 - 21

January Term 2022

Jan 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

6:00 p.m.

Virginia Wesleyan University will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, January 17 at 6 p.m. in the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. Dr. Veleka Gatling, Director of Diversity Initiatives at ODU, will serve as keynote speaker, and the Mavis McKenley ’11 Award will be presented to a student who embodies the ideals of Dr. King. 

February

Feb 12

Marlins Day Open House

Virginia Wesleyan University invites prospective students and their families to visit campus for a Marlins Day open house on Saturday, February 12. Guests will meet current students, faculty, and staff, tour VWU's beautiful 300-acre campus, and learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, the financial aid process, and more! Plus, prospective students will receive a $1,000 Visit Grant.

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April

Apr 9

Marlins Day Open House

Virginia Wesleyan University invites prospective students and their families to visit campus for a Marlins Day open house on Saturday, April 9. Guests will meet current students, faculty, and staff, tour VWU's beautiful 300-acre campus, and learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, the financial aid process, and more! Plus, prospective students will receive a $1,000 Visit Grant.

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Apr 28 - May 1

VWU Alumni & Friends New York City Tour

Save the date to join VWU alumni and friends in New York City. VWU Alumni & Friends Tour guests will stay in exceptional accommodations, dine in the heart of the city, view an art collection at one of the world’s finest art museums, attend an extraordinary concert performance by the Wesleyan Choir at a national historic landmark, and much, much more! As we finalize our plans, further tour details and how you can register to attend will be announced.

Apr 29

Spring Honors Convocation

May

May 13

Baccalaureate Service

May 13

Batten Honors College Capstone Ceremony

May 14

Commencement Ceremony 2022