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January

Jan 20 - Mar 19

Neil Britton Art Gallery: Unity Flag Project

The Unity Flag Project, a nationwide traveling exhibit of flags inspiring empathy and bipartisanship, makes a stop at Virginia Wesleyan University this winter. Hosted by the Robert Nusbaum Center and Neil Britton Art Gallery, the physical exhibition is open to VWU students, faculty and staff, while a complementing virtual exhibit is available to the off-campus community. As an expression of national unity, the exhibit opens on Inauguration Day, January 20, and continues through March 19.

Virtual Exhibit

Jan 24 - 27

VWU-WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Debra Wendells Cross, flute & Barbara Chapman, harp

Virtual Event

Debra Wendells Cross, flute
Barbara Chapman, harp
January 24 (interview at 10 a.m.)
January 25 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
January 27 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Praised for their lyrical, ethereal sound, the flute and harp duo of Debra Wendells Cross and Barbara Chapman warm the hearts and souls of their audience. They perform Blavet’s Sonata in g, Op. 2/4, Godard’s Berceuse de Jocelyn, Arrigada’s Milong and Danza Venezolana, and Grady’s arrangement of the traditional melodies of Shenandoah and The Water is Wide. Both are long-time members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Wendells Cross as Principal Flute and Chapman as Principal Harp. They have been featured as part of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Chamber Music Series, on numerous recital series throughout Southeastern Virginia, and broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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Jan 25

Day and Evening Classes Begin

Jan 25

Online Term 1 Classes Begin

Jan 27

Wesleyan Wednesday

Virtual Event

12:00 p.m.

Hear from Matt Ryan '09, a Los Angeles-based cinematographer specializing in narrative and commercial work. As Director of Photography, Ryan has shot for Disney, Warner Brothers, Netflix, MTV, PBS, Microsoft, TruTV, Rolls Royce and various narrative video game content for Machinima. He'll be talking about directing during a pandemic and sharing what it is like to work with some of Hollywood's finest. Register Here

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Jan 29 - 30

Weekend Classes Begin

Jan 31 - Feb 3

VWU-WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Lee Jordan-Anders, piano

Virtual Event

Lee Jordan-Anders, piano
January 31 (interview at 10 a.m.)
February 1 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
February 3 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Lee Jordan-Anders is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Music Emerita at Virginia Wesleyan University where she served on the faculty for 29 years, founding the Familiar Faces Concert Series (forerunner of the VWU Concert Series), teaching classes in aesthetics, listening, music theory, chamber music, and applied piano. Jordan-Anders was Music Director and Conductor of the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, 2009-14, and taught at the Governor’s School for the Arts from 2014-18. She continues to perform frequently both as soloist and as collaborating pianist, and in this performance presents Debussy’s Estampes and Danse.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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February

Feb 7 - 10

VWU-WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Anna Feucht, soprano & Steve Kolb, piano

Virtual Event

Anna Feucht, soprano
Steve Kolb, piano
February 7 (interview at 10 a.m.)
February 8 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
February 10 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Anna Feucht has been praised for her ‘exciting coloratura’ and ‘exceptionally beautiful and powerful sound.’ A frequent soloist with Virginia Opera and Tidewater Opera Initiative, she has served as soloist with the Virginia Symphony, Symphonicity, and the Williamsburg Choral Guild, among others. In this performance she presents Heggi’s Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia and Bellini’s Ah! Non credea mirati . . . Ah! Non giunge (from La Sonnambula), joined by pianist Steve Kolb, known throughout the region for his command of the keyboard in both classical and jazz styles, as well as collaborating pianist. Recognized by the Cultural Alliance of Hampton Roads for his contributions to the cultural life of the region, he is past chair of the Southern Region of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and past board president of Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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Feb 8 - 19

Love Virtually in The Liberal Arts

Held annually around Valentine’s Day, the Love Liberally symposium—this year Love Virtually—explores love as it relates to the liberal arts. In this virtual age of COVID-19, Virginia Wesleyan University community members will share informal "Bob Talk" videos that explore the concept of love through their own disciplinary lens. After more than a decade, this series has become a University tradition that creates a unique opportunity for exploration of scholarly passions and engaged learning.

Feb 8

How to Apply for a Passport and a Real ID

Virtual Event

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Director of the Study Away Program (SAP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery, this session will review the documents needed to apply for a passport and a Real ID. The Real ID will be required for all domestic air travel starting October 1, 2021. Prepare for your next journey! For more information, contact the Director of Study Away, Mandy Reinig, at 757.455.5542 or areinig@vwu.edu.

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Feb 14 - 17

VWU - WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Rebecca Gilmore, cello Daniel Lau, piano

Virtual Event

Rebecca Gilmore, cello
Daniel Lau, piano
February 14 (interview at 10 a.m.)
February 15 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
February 17 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Orchestral and chamber musician Rebecca Gilmore is Assistant Principal Cello with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in her 20th year, having previously served as Principal Cellist with the Greensboro Symphony. Gilmore is co-founder of the Ambrosia String Quartet which performs both the classics and works of contemporary composers. In this performance of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No 3, Gilmore is joined by pianist Daniel Lau, who has performed world-wide in recital and with orchestras, and is praised for his ‘exemplary artistry’ and ‘beautifully shaped playing.’ Also a violinist and conductor, he has directed performances of Manon, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Merry Widow, and The Magic Flute, among others, and serves as Chair of the Department of Music at Washington Adventist University.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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March

Mar 3

Virtual Spring Career and Internship Fair

Virtual Event

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Students in all majors and alumni are invited to talk with employers about part-time employment, full-time employment, and internship opportunities. Attendees should complete their Handshake profiles prior to the event and dress in professional business attire. Hosted by Virginia Wesleyan's Career Development Program (CDP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery. Employers may register here.
For more information, contact the Director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu.

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Mar 17

Model NATO Challenge

The Model NATO Challenge will take place at Virginia Wesleyan University, as part of the Norfolk NATO Festival, on Wednesday, March 17. The Model NATO Challenge is a scholarship competition in which the top 30 high school applicants along with six alternates are chosen to participate in a mock global-crisis simulation, confronting issues facing today’s NATO Alliance. Student diplomats are chosen to represent each of the NATO Member Nations and must work together to address a crisis scenario such as piracy, immigration, or another issue that faces the NATO Alliance today. Diplomats are assigned mentors—military officers from each of the countries—who assist in preparing them for the challenge while teaching about the country's culture, national military resources, and political backgrounds. Based on their leadership and diplomacy skills, the top three finalists are awarded scholarships. Pursuant to CDC Guidelines for COVID-19, this scholarship program is currently proceeding in person with all necessary safety precautions. If unable to safely gather physically for the program’s scheduled dates, it will proceed in a virtual format.

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Mar 22

Travel Tips and Tricks

Virtual Event

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Director of the Study Away Program (SAP) in The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery, this session assists faculty and students in discovering the best airfare options for faculty-led courses and semester abroad experiences through the university partner, StudentUniverse.
For more information, contact the Director of Study Away, Mandy Reinig, at 757.455.5542 or areinig@vwu.edu.
Zoom.us - ID: 98883521026, Password: 955142

April

Apr 5

Easter Monday Holiday

Apr 9 - 10

Spring Alumni Weekend

Apr 14

Virtual Mock Interview Day

Virtual Event

Virginia Wesleyan students and alumni are invited to practice interviewing in mock interviews with various employers. Advance registration is required by Friday, April 9, at 12:00 p.m. You can register here. After registering, a meeting link will be emailed to you. Please email a copy of your resume to jharrington@vwu.edu. Dress in professional business attire. Interviews typically last 30 minutes. Each participant 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, contact the Director of Career Development, Jessica Harrington, at 757.455.3107 or jharrington@vwu.edu.

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Apr 23

Alumni Day of Giving

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

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Apr 29

PORT DAY

Apr 30

Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair

May

May 6

Reading Day

May 7 - 11

Final Exams

May 17

Online Summer Terms Begin

May 24

Traditional Summer Terms Begin

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. 

August

Aug 20

Summer Session Ends