Commencement 2019

News Briefs


October is National Domestic/Relationship Violence Awareness Month.  The Counseling Center at VWU provides information and services to raise awareness about warning signs for domestic/relationship violence and how to step up and be a part of the solution. In addition, during October, the Women's Resource Center and Phenomenal Woman are sponsoring "The Clothesline Project.” The Clothesline Project is a visual display of t-shirts with designs that are created by survivors of violence, or created in honor of someone who has experienced violence. The purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the reality of violence in our society. Each t-shirt reflects the personal experience of its creator. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to paint a shirt to express their own experience or in support of others on Wednesday, October. 25, from 12- 4 p.m. in the Fishbowl (Batten Center); and on Thursday, October 26  from 10:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Fishbowl (Batten Center). On Friday, October 27, the shirts will be displayed on a clothesline on campus on the walkway from Boyd Center to the Library. The event is free and is open to the VWU campus community. For more information, please contact Jennifer Slivka, Director of the Women's Resource Center, at