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Campus Events

November

Nov 14

American Red Cross Blood Drive
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The American Red Cross, Wesleyan Engaged, and Tri-Sigma Sorority are sponsoring a blood drive from 11am until 5pm in the CMAC. Sign-up in person on the days prior to the event by visiting the sign-up table in the Batten Center or register with Rapid Pass (redcrossblood.org/RapidPass) to make checking-in on the drive day easier.

Nov 14

Winds, Strings and More
7:30 p.m.

In Hofheimer Theater - VWU Jazz and Orchestra perform well-known classics, jazz standards, and new music composed for the ensembles, plus holiday favorites for a festive start to the holiday season. Dr. Jason Squinobal, conductor

Event is free and open to the public.

Nov 15 - Jan 17

Neil Britton Art Gallery Exhibition - Clayton Singleton

Clayton Singleton ’94 – Solo Exhibition

Artist Reception: November 15 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Nov 15

Sound & Symbol Lecture Series - Here Comes the Bride
11 a.m.

Weddings & Marriage in the Jewish Tradition

Rabbi Michael Panitz, Temple Israel-Norfolk, and VWU Adjunct Professor of History and Religion

 

Wedded Blitz: Pre- and Post-Production Promotion of the Wedding

Dr. Linda Ferguson, Dean of the Birdsong School of Social Science, Professor of Management, Business, and Economics 

Fine Arts Building, Room 9

Nov 15

Creating a Poster or Oral Presentation for Port Day
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Get ready for Virginia Wesleyan's next Port Day, on Tuesday, December 4th! This workshop explains how to create a poster that effectively represents an internship or undergraduate research experience. It focuses on the technical elements of poster design as well as content. We also discuss strategies for effective oral and poster presentations. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development & Internship Program (CDIP) and the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. This event will be in The Lighthouse.

Nov 15

Talk About Teaching: Engaging Freshmen in Winter Session Courses
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Engaging Freshmen in Winter Session Courses. A panel of faculty who will be teaching during winter session 2019 will share innovative ways in which they plan to maximize engagement in their Winter Session courses. Presenters include: Deirdre Gonsalves-Jackson, Rebecca Hooker, Bryson Mortensen, Kathy Stolley, Robin Takacs, Vic Townsend, and Craig Wansink. Sponsored by Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL)

Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11 – 11:50 am Location: Foley Classroom, Library

Nov 15

Marlins Go Green Tree Planting
1 p.m.

Join Marlins Go Green as they plant 25-30 Bald Cypress saplings on campus on Thursday, November 15, at 1 p.m. Guests are invited to meet in the atrium of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center and from there will go to the planting locations. Learn more about Marlins Go Green.

Nov 15

Rhythm & Blues Tore Down The Walls of Segregation
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

This presentation explores the effect that music, particularly Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Rock and Roll and Soul Music, had on integration in the United States. Throughout the Civil Rights Movement music played a significant role in bringing many people together in a common cause. As former UN Ambassador and Civil Rights activist, Andrew Young, stated, "You could say that music played a bigger part in the Movement than the courts."  Grammy winning veteran music producer, record company executive and studio musician, Steve Buckingham, explores this subject through archival films, interviews, a PowerPoint presentation and extensive use of music. Steve calls upon many decades of experience in the music industry to deliver this message.

Location: Greer Environmental Sciences Center, Room 255

This event is free and open to all of the VWU community and the public.

Nov 17

Family VOLUNTEER Day
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads' Family VOLUNTEER Day will take place Saturday, November 17, from 9 a.m. to noon on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan University. Through this day of service, more than 500 volunteers will complete planned projects that will benefit Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, foster families and children of Hampton Roads, and will include collaboration to complete a community art mural.

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Nov 21 - 23

Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov 29

Spotlight on Faculty: Kathy Merlock Jackson
11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.

Kathy Merlock Jackson will share her personal reflections and experiences that have led her to her research in her presentation, “Finding the Center:  The Emotional Core of Childhood, Media, and Popular Culture Studies.” Open to the VWU Community. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning

Date/Time: Thursday, November 29, 11:00-11:50 am, Location: Boyd Dining Center, Shafer Room

Nov 29

Life Matters: Dave Garraty
12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Boyd Dining Center Shafer Room

In “Life Matters,” members of the Wesleyan community offer autobiographical reflections on their emotional, intellectual, and spiritual experiences. These deeply personal talks create meaningful opportunities for greater understanding and connection, encouraging each of us to think about what has shaped us and given our own life meaning. Join us as Professor of Management/Business/Economics Dave Garraty shares his reflections. Feel free to bring your lunch or purchase lunch in the dining center. Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, the Chaplain’s Office, and the Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL). For more information, call 757-455-3129 or email csrf@vwu.edu.

 

 

 

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Nov 29

Technology Thursday: More on E-books
4 p.m.

More on E-books - Discovering Low or No Cost Books for Your Courses. This presentation will be a review of the Tech Thursday that was held last spring with updates about new e-book and collections the library has acquired. The presenters will provide practical instruction on functionality associated with ebook platforms available at Virginia Wesleyan University. Librarians Maggie Henderson and Sophie Rondeau will discuss some of the cost and accessibility benefits associated with using ebooks in the curriculum. Participants will learn to search and find ebooks in Discovery, online and offline access options, understanding concurrent access, tools within the platforms, and embedding ebooks into Blackboard with permalinks. Sponsored by Center for Innovative Teaching and Engaged Learning (INTEL)

Date/Time: Thursday, November 29, 4 pm, Location: Library Computer Lab

Nov 30 - Dec 1

Fall One-Act Play Festival

VWU theatre students produce and direct a variety of plays from thought-provoking dramas to side-splitting comedies. (Play titles and performance schedule to be announced.)

December

Dec 4

Port Day

Dec 7 - 8

Sing We Now of Christmas!

Join us for this Wesleyan favorite as the VWU choirs present a festival of holiday music and traditional tales. December 7 at 7:30 p.m. and December 8 at 2:00 p.m. in Hofheimer Theater. Tickets $5. Reservations required (registration details coming soon).

Dec 7

Christmas Tree Lighting
4:45 p.m.

VWU students will kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday, December 7 at 4:45 p.m. Join us for warm drinks and holiday music, including a rousing rendition of "The 12 Days of Christmas."

 

Dec 9

December Graduates' Recognition Ceremony & Reception

Dec 12

Reading Day

January

Jan 3 - 25

Winter Session

Jan 28

Classes Begin for Spring Semester

February

Feb 7 - Mar 7

Neil Britton Gallery Exhibition - Abstraction: Invitational Group Show

Abstraction: Invitational Group Show

Opening reception: February 7, 2019 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

Feb 9

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon

The eleventh class of Virginia Wesleyan University's Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted during the annual luncheon on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Registration is $45 per person. For additional information, please contact Suzanne Savage at ssavage@vwu.edu.

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Feb 11

Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series - Duo Thalasse
7:30 p.m.

Wayla Chambo, flute, and Todd Holcomb, guitar, perform works by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Beaser, and more in Hofheimer Theatre. Chambo is known both as performer and as classical radio host for WHRO-FM. Holcomb has been awarded top prizes in multiple international competitions as soloist and ensemble member, and is part of the Performing Artist Faculty at VWU. ($15; $10)

Feb 16

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

Future Marlins and their families are invited to visit Virginia Wesleyan University on Saturday, February 16, for Marlins Day Open House. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful 300-acre campus, meet VWU faculty and staff, and learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, and the financial aid process. Register today: www.vwu.edu/marlinsdays

Feb 21

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations - Dr. Katrina Henry, VWU Assistant Professor of Physics, and Henry Faivre, Registered Piano Technician, explain and demonstrate the physics of sound through strings, bars, salt, and the inner workings of the harpsichord, upright and grand pianos. In Fine Arts Building, Room 9.

Feb 25

An Evening of Bach
7:30 p.m.

Chorale cantatas, Johann Sebastian Bach’s gift to the Christian Church, fill an evening where the audience becomes the ‘congregation’ to sing the chorales. The Wren Masters, the faculty baroque ensemble of the College of William and Mary, join soloists Billye Brown Youmans, soprano, Charles Humphries, counter-tenor, Douglas Lynch, tenor, and Jeremy Yoder, bass, with VWU’s Vox Vera and CamerataDr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor. Cantata78 – “Jesu, der du meine Seele“  (Jesus, you are my soul), Cantata 54 – “Widerstehe doch der Sünde“ (Resist the Sin), and Cantata 140– “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”  (Awake, the Voice is calling us). Co-sponsored by the Center for Sacred Music. Hofheimer Theater. Free and open to the public.

March

Mar 12 - 14

Art Majors Portfolio Review

In Neil Britton Gallery

Student Discussion Event: Thursday, March 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mar 18 - 22

Spring Break

Mar 25 - Apr 5

Student Juried Exhibition

The work of VWU student artists, regardless of major or media

Artists Reception: March 28 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Mar 28

In Search of One Big Union: Folksongs and Social Movements in the United States
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Corey Dolgon, a Ph.D. in American Culture and Professor of Sociology at Stonehill College, brings his "singing lecture" to Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday, March 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Dolgon has been a folksinger, activist and organizer for 25 years. His words and music bring both history and theory to life through a focus on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement. This singing lecture covers labor history from a multicultural perspective and examines the function of folk songs in workers' lives, labor, and organizing. Free and open to the public.

Mar 28

Meet the Author/Book Signing: Corey Dolgon
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Corey Dolgon, Ph.D., author of "Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph over Democracy" will greet guests and sign copies of his book on Thursday, March 28, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in The Lighthouse Commons. Dolgon has been a folksinger, activist and organizer for 25 years. His words and music bring both history and theory to life through a focus on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement. Free and open to the public.

April

Apr 4

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

Don’t Stop the Music - Becky Watson, Board Certified Music Therapist, explores the therapeutic effects of music in various populations and the differences between listening, performing, and teaching in Fine Arts Building, Room 9.

 

 

 

Apr 8 - May 10

Senior Art Exhibition

This annual exhibition highlights the work of VWU senior art majors.

Dates and reception TBA

Apr 12 - 13

Spring Alumni Weekend

Come home for Spring Alumni Weekend April 12-13 to enjoy the Pig Pickin' Picnic, Pie Eating Contest, and much more.

 

Apr 13

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

Future Marlins and their families are invited to visit Virginia Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 13, for Marlins Day Open House. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful 300-acre campus, meet VWU faculty and staff, and learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, and the financial aid process. Register today: www.vwu.edu/marlinsdays

Apr 25

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

All the Better to Hear You With - Dr. Stephanie Moody-Antonio, Associate Professor of Otology and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at EVMS, explores the hearing apparatus and how to keep it functioning for a lifetime. In Fine Arts, Room 9.

May

May 2

Port Day

Port Day is a signature Virginia Wesleyan event that demonstrates and promotes the academic achievement of students completing capstone research, internship, and semester study away experiences. During the conference-style event, held on the VWU campus, students share their work with either an oral or poster presentation. Port Day also features Virginia Wesleyan’s own Pathway to See Change Panels in which students reflect upon their experiences and offer advice about preparing for capstone research, internship, and semester study away experiences. Student presenters should visit the Port Day page on Virginia Wesleyan’s Portal (located under The Lighthouse) for deadline information, presentation suggestions, and poster design tips. View the schedule for the Fall 2018 Port Day.

 

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May 3

Spring Honors Convocation

May 9

Reading Day

May 17

Baccalaureate Service

May 18

2019 Commencement Ceremony

May 20 - Aug 23

Summer Session