Beacon Dedication Celebrates University's Bright Future
Members of the Virginia Wesleyan University community braved the rain February 20 to celebrate a bright new light on campus-The Beacon. A dedication ceremony was held in the Atrium of the Greer Environmental Sciences Center where guests could look out at the updated structure in University Commons.

"The Bell Tower," as it was previously known, was built adjacent to Monumental Chapel in 1975 and quickly became a campus icon. During the University's campus master planning process in 2016, structural deficiencies were identified in the 44-year-old tower, and the choice was given to either strengthen it through complete restoration or remove it within three years for safety reasons.

Findings on this and other projects were presented to the University's Board of Trustees, and longtime Trustee Jane P. Batten funded the initiative. At the dedication, Dr. Miller thanked Mrs. Batten for her untiring support of the University and this project.

"It is fitting and proper that this once proud symbol of our historic past is now, with its new look, an iconic beacon lighting the way for the future," said Dr. Miller. More

Pictured at top (from left): Board Chair David L. Kaufman, Trustee Emerita Jane P. Batten, and President Scott D. Miller.

VWU Establishes D. Henry Watts School of Professional Studies
Named for longtime Trustee and supporter, school will build upon existing academic programs. More

Virginia Wesleyan University Elects New Board Chair
Trustee John F. Malbon to succeed David L. Kaufman as Board Chair on July 1. More

VWU Ethics Bowl Team Earns Runner-up Honors
Deliberating Ethics and Social Justice, the VWU team won all four of its rounds in the VFIC 20th annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl competition. More 
Virginia Wesleyan Inducts Eleventh Class into Athletic Hall of Fame
Members of the eleventh class represent the best of the best from Virginia Wesleyan's athletic history. More 

VWU Hosts First Spring Marlins Day
Future Marlins and their families gathered for a glimpse into life at Virginia Wesleyan on February 16 as the University hosted its first Marlins Day Open House of the spring semester. More 
Celebrating Black History Month
Student organizations such as the Black Student Union have joined together to organize activities for the campus community in honor of this special month. More 
President Miller, Higher Ed Leaders Call for Acceleration of Equitable and Just Climate Solutions
VWU President Scott D. Miller, together with higher education leaders across the country, announced a "Call to Action: Guiding Principles for Accelerating Equitable and Just Climate Solutions" in response to the recent scientific reports that strongly advise unprecedented action in the next decade to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. More

The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration and Discovery will host its annual Career and Internship Fair on Thursday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the CMAC in the Jane P. Batten Student Center. More 
The Center for the Study of Religious Freedom (CSRF) at Virginia Wesleyan University has released its spring 2019 publication, Understanding Religious Freedom, announcing programming and events for the spring semester. More 
Campus Events

February 7 - March 7

February 11-28
February 25
An Evening of Bach

February 28
Career and Internship Fair

Women's Resource Center: Let's Talk About Sex - The Personal and the Political

CSRF: Paul K. Chapell--The Journey from Rage to Radical Empathy and Realistic Hope and Protecting Ourselves and Our World from Our Five God-Like Technological Powers

March 4
Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: Divorce, the Bible, and Religious Faith

March 5
On Deck Speaker Series: Abbie Betinis - Justice Choir - Stay Local, Stay Vocal

March 7
On Deck Speaker Series: Aubrey Westfall - The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States

CSRF: Cookson Lecture- America's First Freedom Conflicts Then and Now: Musical Theatre and the Founding Fathers

March 8
Washington, D.C. Day

International Women's Day - Dress a Girl

April 12-13, 2019
Mark your calendars and start making plans now to attend!  
A few weekend highlights:
  • Alumni Social at SHOREBREAK PIZZA 
  • Pig Pickin' Picnic for alumni, family, and friends
  • Bounce houses for the kids
  • Live Entertainment
  • 11th Annual Strike Out Cancer Day
  • Alumni Games
  • State Farm Scholar Athlete Recognition
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Annual Scroll Signing, Class of 1994
Registration and Ticket Sales Information Coming Soon!
Around Campus: Photo Galleries 

Connect with President Miller  
VWU alumni and friends from around the country connect with Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott D. Miller on his travels through a series of special events.  
View upcoming Presidential Events dates and cities, and for more information or to schedule an event in your area, email or call 757.233.8786.

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