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April

Apr 22 - 26

PORT DAY

From April 22-26, students are invited to share their academic work with the campus community through virtual engagement in Port Day, a signature Virginia Wesleyan event held near the end of each semester.

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Apr 22

Earth Day Guest Speaker: Mayanni McCourty '19

Virtual Seminar

6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

On Thursday, April 22, from  6:30-7:45 p.m., Earth Day Guest Speaker Mayanni McCourty ‘19,  Environmental Specialist, VA Department of Environmental Quality, will be discussing her role at the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality monitoring air pollution. She will be sharing how she works to improve air quality in Virginia. For more information about joining this virtual presentation, contact Dr. Elizabeth Malcolm, Professor of Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences and Chair of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, at emalcolm@vwu.edu.

Apr 23

Alumni Day of Giving

Join us as Marlin alumni #makeasplash at VWU! More information coming soon.

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Apr 23 - 24

Spring Arts Weekend

Virtual Event

The Fine and Performing Arts Department at Virginia Wesleyan University presents a weekend of the arts, April 23 and 24, including performances and presentations by the music, theatre, and art as well as presentations of student senior capstone projects. Most events will have a live premiere and be available for on-demand streaming through the weekend.

Available all Weekend:

Visual Art Virtual Gallery

Take a virtual walk through the Neil Britton “remote” annex and view the works of current art students.

Friday, April 23 

1:00 p.m. Instrumental Concert

Join the Virginia Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Jason Squinobal and Kelby Schnepel for a variety of great music and performances.. Live-premiere at 1:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

2:00 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan Choirs: “Would you Harbor Me”

The Virginia Wesleyan Camerata, directed by Bryson Mortensen, presents a collection of choral works by and about individuals who are members of marginalized communities, including the LGBTQ+ community, people of color. The concert will also include performances by Virginia Wesleyan Bravura from the Justice Choir Songbook, conducted by student conductors. Live-premiere at 2:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

3:00 p.m. JukeVox: Road Trip

Hop in the back seat while Virginia Wesleyan Vox Vera takes you on a drive around Hampton Roads while they sing some of their road trip favorite tunes, including “Lovely Day,” “Stand By Me,” and more. Live-premiere at 3:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

4:00 p.m. Theatre: Musical Revue

Virginia Wesleyan Theatre presents a Musical Theatre Revue, directed by Sally Shedd. VWU students perform show-stopping songs from musicals such as Les Miserables, Rent, Six, Wicked, and Hamilton. Live-premiere at 4:00 pm, available for on demand streaming afterwards.

7:00 p.m. Theatre: Jennifer Vega Senior Capstone, "Sick of You"

When a young couple finds themselves in quarantine together, they have to learn how to communicate with each other or they’re in for a very awkward two weeks. A short play written and directed by Jennifer Vega.

Saturday, April 24

Available All Day

Look above for links to the shows you missed yesterday afternoon. All are available to livestream on demand today!

2:00 p.m. Thomas Reinhold, Senior Recital

Thomas Reinhold presents a reprise of his senior recital as part of his Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree. Thomas will be accompanied by George Stone and is a member of Billye Brown Youmans’ Studio. Originally recorded on April 17, 2021.

4:00 p.m. Serena Smith, Senior Recital

Serena Smith presents her senior recital live as part of her Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree. Serena will be accompanied by George Stone and is a member of Billye Brown Youmans’ Studio. Join via Zoom.

Apr 27 - May 4

Final Exams

Apr 28

Reading Day

Apr 28

Virtual Wesleyan Wednesday: Tracy Keller '04

Virtual Event

12:00 p.m.

April is National Volunteer Month! Hear from Tracy Keller, Class of 2004, who has been the Chief Executive Officer for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast since 2005. She will be discussing "How the Cookie Crumbles" including the four pillars of Girl Scouts and how the unique program develops leadership, confidence, and volunteerism in young girls.

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May

May 8

Commencement Ceremony 2021

TowneBank Arena, Jane P. Batten Student Center (COVID Pending)

May 16

Commencement Ceremony 2021 - VWU Global Campus

TowneBank Arena, Jane P. Batten Student Center (COVID Pending)

May 24 - Aug 20

Summer Session

July

Jul 26 - 31

Sacred Music Summer Conference

Sacred Music Summer Conference
July 26-31, 2021
 
Wesleyan Sacred Music Institute’s annual Sacred Music Summer Conference will feature some 48 workshop sessions led by a host of nationally recognized clinicians including Dr. Kevin Fenton (choral artistry & conducting), Dr. Mary Elizabeth Bringle (hymn-writing and engaging multiple intelligences through song), Victor Johnson (diversity and inclusion activities, developing choral sound), Emily Shackleford (building music ministry), Dr. Wayne Wold (organ, hymn festivals), Alan Reese (handbells), Rev. Janet James (Celtic & Jazz services), Rev. Casey Wait (storytelling), Claudia Moorad (pre-school music), Amanda Page Smith (children’s music), Dr. Eric Bermani (working with the liturgical year), and VWU professors Dr. Craig Wansink (inspired preaching), and Dr. Terry Lindvall (hymns in the movies), and more! Evening events will include an opening chapel Christian Celtic service led by Rev. Janet James, a midweek Festival Worship with the Wesleyan Worship Choir directed by Victor Johnson, and handbell choirs from area churches led by Al Reese, a hymn festival designed and led by Dr. Wayne Wold, and the traditional finale featuring the Wesleyan Festival chorus conducted by Dr. Kevin Fenton with the Wesleyan Brass led by Lawrence Clemens.
 
Stay tuned for details on in-person or online sessions. 

October

Oct 2

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Virginia Wesleyan University will induct the thirteenth class of its Athletic Athletic Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on Saturday, October 2. Members of the thirteenth class represent the best of the best from Virginia Wesleyan's athletic history. Three former Marlin athletic greats will be recognized, and Joan P. Brock H’10, Tassos J. Paphites ’79 and Joanne Renn will be honored for their decades of support to the University’s intercollegiate athletics program. Details regarding the induction ceremony will be forthcoming.

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