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September

Sep 20

Professional Clothes Closet Open House

The Lighthouse, Clarke Hall

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Come check out VWU’s Professional Clothes Closet! Pick up a free, interview-appropriate outfit to be ready for the next opportunity that comes your way. For more information, please contact the director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at jharrington@vwu.edu.

Sep 21

Sex and Violence in Nigeria: The Military Response to Boko Haram

Hofheimer Library, First Floor

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

Dr. Modupe Oshikoya will present field research looking at violence committed by the Nigerian military at the height of the Boko Haram insurgency. Boko Haram, responsible for the infamous kidnapping of 273 schoolgirls in 2014, which started the worldwide #BringBackOurGirls campaign, were reportedly defeated.  Yet, there have been increasing attacks in recent months attributed to the insurgency group, leading many to believe that more needs to be done. The event is sponsored by the Office of Gender & Sexuality Equity, as part of its "Faculty Spotlight" series, which seeks to promote the work our faculty are doing around issues of gender, sex, and/or sexuality.  The event is free and open to students, staff, and faculty. The talk will take place in the Hofheimer Library, 1st floor. For more info, contact gse@vwu.edu.

Sep 21

International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Information Session

The Lighthouse, Clarke Hall

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

In this session students will be able to learn more about VWU’s primer exchange program from our ISEP Representative. Students will also learn how financial aid applies, how to search for programs that meet their academic needs, and be able to ask questions. For more information, please contact the director of Global Engagement, Mandy Reinig, areinig@vwu.edu

Sep 23

The DNA of the United States: The U.S. Constitution

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

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

The U.S. Constitution is our DNA. It has shaped our country in important and meaningful ways, but also in ways that have fallen short of our highest ideals, as in issues relating to race and gender. Eric W. Claville, director of the Center for African American Public Policy at Norfolk State University, looks at how the Constitution frames our understanding of reality, and how our country continues to be shaped through changes like the 15th and 19th Amendments. For more information, contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757.455.3129. Free and open to the public.

Sep 23

Virtual Graduate School Fair

Virtual via Handshake

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

Meet with over 20 graduate school programs and learn more about potential degree options. Click here to learn more and register. For more information, please contact the director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at jharrington@vwu.edu.

Sep 27

The Graduate School Application and Admission Process

The Lighthouse, Clarke Hall

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

Join the Career Development Program and a panel of local graduate school admission representatives to discuss graduate school applications and the admission process. For more information, please contact the director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at jharrington@vwu.edu.

Sep 27

Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: Exodus in America

Pearce Suite, Jane P. Batten Student Center

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Exodus in America: Exploring Coastal Virginia’s Racial Legacy of Place and Displacement

The In[HEIR]itance Project is a national arts organization that navigates challenging civic conversations through collaborative theater projects inspired by sacred texts. This open-playmaking process explores the racial dynamics of the region's legacy of displacement in relationship to the Book of Exodus. No experience necessary to join this interactive salon facilitated by I[H]P Co-founders. The play premieres at the 2022 Virginia Arts Festival. For more information, contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757.455.3129. Free and open to the public.

 

 
 
 
 

October

Oct 1 - 3

Homecoming and Family Weekend

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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Oct 7

Financing Study Away Mini Fair

Batten Center near Boyd Dining Center

11:00 a.m.

Stop by and talk with the Office and Global Engagement and the Office of Financial Aid about how you can finance your study away dreams. Representatives from both offices will have information on VWU grants and awards specifically for study away and outside scholarships to assist you in making study away possible. Additionally, students will be able to check their financial aid status to determine what aid does apply to study away. For more information, please contact the director of Global Engagement, Mandy Reinig, areinig@vwu.edu.

Oct 7

Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: Exodus in America

Pearce Suite, Jane P. Batten Student Center

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Exodus in America: Faith Perspectives on Why Exodus Matters in Coastal Virginia
In the book, America's Prophet, Bruce Feiler claims that no figure has inspired Americans more than Moses and that no book of the Bible has influenced Americans more than the Book of Exodus. Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg (Ohef Sholom Temple), Rev. Dr. Sharon Riley (Faith Deliverance Christian Center), and The Rev. John Rohrs (St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church) discuss the historical significance of the Book of Exodus and its enduring importance in their faith. For more information, contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757.455.3129. Free and open to the public.

Oct 14

How Shall We Remember? Changing Narratives around Early Virginia History, Slavery, and the Confederacy

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

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

In recent decades, museum collections and interpretations of American history have been transformed to reflect new or expanded narratives that include the voices and experiences of previously marginalized people. Jamestown-Yorktown Executive Director Christy Coleman discusses questions on the presentation of early Virginia history, the display of Civil War symbols in public spaces, and on issues of historical memory. For more information, contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757.455.3129. Free and open to the public.

Oct 17

Unpacking Anti-Semitism: An Action Based Workshop

Darden College of Education Auditorium, Old Dominion University

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Dara Horn discusses her new book, People Love Dead Jews, a startling exploration of how Jewish history is exploited to flatter and comfort the living. Additional speakers and workshop facilitators represent organizations that include the Anti-Defamation League, FBI, Robert Nusbaum Center at VWU, and Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities.

Contact the Robert Nusbaum Center at 757.455.3129. Free and open to the public. Sponsored In partnership with the Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding at ODU, and the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

Click here to register www.JewishVA.org/UnpackingAntisemitism 

 

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Oct 19

Mock Interviews

Various Locations on Campus

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Virginia Wesleyan students are invited to practice interviewing in mock interviews with one of four employers. All students in all majors are welcome to participate in a day of mock interviews. Advance registration is required by October 12 at 12:00 p.m. To register, please fill out this form. Come dressed in business attire and bring copies of your updated resume. Interviews typically last 30 minutes. Each student will receive immediate feedback on his/her responses, attire, resume, and communication style. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan’s Career Development Program (CDP) in the Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. For more information, please contact the director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at jharrington@vwu.edu

 

Oct 21

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/ 

 

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

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

 

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 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 Behind Godwin Hall

12:00 p.m.

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 18

VWU Global Campus Commencement Ceremony

10:00 a.m.

January

Jan 17

Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Ceremony

April

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