Homecoming Highlights
Marlins near and far returned to campus October 4-6 for Virginia Wesleyan University's 2019 Homecoming & Family Weekend. The festivities began with Marlin Spirit Day and Founders Day Convocation, and continued throughout the weekend with
celebrations honoring the 2019 Alumni Awards recipients, athletic contests and Alumni Games, crowning of the Homecoming Court, and Homecoming FinFest. View Photo Gallery and More 

2019 Alumni Awards
Graduates recognized October 5 as part of Homecoming and Family Weekend. More 

Hasbro President to VWU: SMILE
Distinguished alumnus and Trustee Eric Nyman '94 shares acronym for success during Founders Day Convocation. More
VWU Concert Series
The Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center hosts world-class artists, performers, musicians, and lecturers throughout the year as part of the VWU Concert Series.Don't miss
Duo Thalessa on November 8 at 7:30 p.m. More   
Marlins Day Open House
Virginia Wesleyan welcomes prospective students and their families to visit campus and meet our faculty and students. One of the best times to visit is during the next Marlins Day Open House on Saturday, October 19.   
Marlins in the Media
Assistant Professor of Physics and Earth and Environmental Sciences Katrina Henry quoted in the OXY article, "The Fitness Industry Wants to Clean the Air;" Professor of Sociology Kathy Stolley's article, "Does Your Dog Really Want a Trip to the Beauty Parlor?" featured in Psychology Today; Senior Vice President Mort Gamble featured in The Virginian-Pilot article," President Scott D. Miller quoted in the University Business article, "What's social media's role in college searches?" and in the E&E News article, "Colleges commit to carbon neutrality. Getting there is hard;" VWU graduates Mavis Escoffery McKenley '11 and Doug Wilson '86 mentioned in Inside Business "Business Notes" for being elected to the VWU Board of Trustees; Alumna Tiffany Boyle '14 honored as an Inside Business "Top 40 Under 40;" Batten Honors College student Jenah Creecy mentioned in the fall 2019 Chrysler Museum Magazine article, "Museum Professionals in Training." The Greer Environmental Sciences Center was featured on the cover of the October 2019 Sustainable Business Magazine. Vice President for Academic Affairs Maynard Schaus was interviewed in the feature, "Science on Display." Associate Professor of Psychology Taryn Myers was quoted in several publications: The online publication Beauty Independent in an article entitled "How Body Positive Is the Beauty Industry Really?," Yahoo! Lifestyle's online publication Fatherly in an article entitled "How to (Responsibly) Talk to Girls about Losing or Gaining Weight," the online publication Romper in an article entitled "How to stop comparing yourself to others, according to experts," the online publication HealthiNation in an article entitled "Do Fitness Trackers Cause Anxiety? What the Experts Say," and the online publication SingleCare in an article entitled "How finding a support system can boost maternal mental health and aid in breastfeeding."  
Campus Events   
October 14 - 15
Fall Break

October 16
Wearing My Kinks and Curls around the World

October 17
Human Trafficking: What It Is & What Can Be Done About It

Forced Organ Harvesting and Religious Persecution in China

October 18
D.C. Day

VWU Choral Invitational

October 19
Marlins Day Open House

October 21
When Prayer Goes to the Movies

October 22
Mock Interview Day

Life Matters: Denise Wilkinson

October 23
The Disappearing Spoon: Celebrating the 150th Year of the Periodic Table

October 24
On Deck Speaker Series: SAM KEAN, Spoons and Thumbs: Funny, Spooky, Poignant, and Completely True Science Stories

October 31 - November 3
The Christians

October 31
On Deck Speaker Series: "The Christians" Talkback Session

Fall For Virginia Wesleyan
There's no better time to support Virginia Wesleyan students than right now! Just as the leaves turn colors, we turn to our community of alumni, parents, and friends to support students through gifts to The Excellence Fund.  
The Excellence Fund helps to provide students with high-impact academic and student life programs, annual scholarships, and opportunities in undergraduate research, internships, and study-away courses. It's your turn to be a part of this incredible time at VWU.  
Fall for Virginia Wesleyan and make your gift to The Excellence Fund today.
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 alumni@vwu.edu or call 757.233.8786.

757.455.3200  //  www.vwu.edu 

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