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Campus Events

November

Nov 15 - Jan 17

Neil Britton Art Gallery Exhibition - Clayton Singleton

Clayton Singleton ’94 – Solo Exhibition

Artist Reception: November 15 (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

December

Dec 9

December Graduates' Recognition Ceremony and Reception
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 9, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All students who are candidates to graduate in December 2018 will be recognized and honored in the Convocation Hall of the Jane P. Batten Student Center. Family and friends of these students are welcome to attend and guests do not need tickets (the event will also be live broadcast). There will be a light reception directly following the ceremony in the Pearce Hospitality Suite in the Batten Student Center. The recommended attire for guests and honorees is business casual. Regalia (caps and gowns) will not be worn by students or faculty. Degrees will not be conferred at the time of the event; diplomas will be available in January 2019. While this is not an official commencement ceremony, students who are eligible to graduate in December are invited to participate in both this event and walk in Virginia Wesleyan University's Commencement Ceremony on May 18, 2019.

All students who have the potential to complete graduation requirements by the end of the current semester received an invitation and are asked to RSVP by December 4 to officeofthepresident@vwu.edu or 757.455.3222. Please contact April Christman in the Office of the Provost with any questions at achristman@vwu.edu.

 

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Dec 12

Reading Day

January

Jan 3 - 25

Winter Session

Jan 28

Classes Begin for Spring Semester

February

Feb 7 - Mar 7

Neil Britton Gallery Exhibition - Abstraction: Invitational Group Show

Abstraction: Invitational Group Show

Opening reception: February 7, 2019 (6:00-8:00 p.m.)

Feb 9

Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon

The eleventh class of Virginia Wesleyan University's Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted during the annual luncheon on Saturday, February 9, 2019. Registration is $45 per person. For additional information, please contact Suzanne Savage at ssavage@vwu.edu.

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Feb 11

Virginia Wesleyan Concert Series - Duo Thalasse
7:30 p.m.

Wayla Chambo, flute, and Todd Holcomb, guitar, perform works by J.S. Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Beaser, and more in Hofheimer Theatre. Chambo is known both as performer and as classical radio host for WHRO-FM. Holcomb has been awarded top prizes in multiple international competitions as soloist and ensemble member, and is part of the Performing Artist Faculty at VWU. ($15; $10)

Feb 16

Marlins Day Open House
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Future Marlins and their families are invited to visit Virginia Wesleyan University on Saturday, February 16, for Marlins Day Open House. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful 300-acre campus, meet VWU faculty and staff, and learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, and the financial aid process. Register today: www.vwu.edu/marlinsdays

Feb 21

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

I’m Picking Up Good Vibrations - Dr. Katrina Henry, VWU Assistant Professor of Physics, and Henry Faivre, Registered Piano Technician, explain and demonstrate the physics of sound through strings, bars, salt, and the inner workings of the harpsichord, upright and grand pianos. In Fine Arts Building, Room 9.

Feb 25

An Evening of Bach
7:30 p.m.

Chorale cantatas, Johann Sebastian Bach’s gift to the Christian Church, fill an evening where the audience becomes the ‘congregation’ to sing the chorales. The Wren Masters, the faculty baroque ensemble of the College of William and Mary, join soloists Billye Brown Youmans, soprano, Charles Humphries, counter-tenor, Douglas Lynch, tenor, and Jeremy Yoder, bass, with VWU’s Vox Vera and CamerataDr. Bryson Mortensen, conductor. Cantata78 – “Jesu, der du meine Seele“  (Jesus, you are my soul), Cantata 54 – “Widerstehe doch der Sünde“ (Resist the Sin), and Cantata 140– “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”  (Awake, the Voice is calling us). Co-sponsored by the Center for Sacred Music. Hofheimer Theater. Free and open to the public.

March

Mar 12 - 14

Art Majors Portfolio Review

In Neil Britton Gallery

Student Discussion Event: Thursday, March 14, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mar 18 - 22

Spring Break

Mar 25 - Apr 5

Student Juried Exhibition

The work of VWU student artists, regardless of major or media

Artists Reception: March 28 (12:00 - 1:00 p.m.)

Mar 28

In Search of One Big Union: Folksongs and Social Movements in the United States
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Corey Dolgon, a Ph.D. in American Culture and Professor of Sociology at Stonehill College, brings his "singing lecture" to Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday, March 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Blocker Auditorium. Dolgon has been a folksinger, activist and organizer for 25 years. His words and music bring both history and theory to life through a focus on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement. This singing lecture covers labor history from a multicultural perspective and examines the function of folk songs in workers' lives, labor, and organizing. Free and open to the public.

Mar 28

Meet the Author/Book Signing: Corey Dolgon
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Corey Dolgon, Ph.D., author of "Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism's Triumph over Democracy" will greet guests and sign copies of his book on Thursday, March 28, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. in The Lighthouse Commons. Dolgon has been a folksinger, activist and organizer for 25 years. His words and music bring both history and theory to life through a focus on the role that folksongs play in the U.S. labor movement. Free and open to the public.

April

Apr 4

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

Don’t Stop the Music - Becky Watson, Board Certified Music Therapist, explores the therapeutic effects of music in various populations and the differences between listening, performing, and teaching in Fine Arts Building, Room 9.

 

 

 

Apr 8 - May 10

Senior Art Exhibition

This annual exhibition highlights the work of VWU senior art majors.

Dates and reception TBA

Apr 12 - 13

Spring Alumni Weekend

Come home for Spring Alumni Weekend April 12-13 to enjoy the Pig Pickin' Picnic, Pie Eating Contest, and much more.

 

Apr 13

Marlins Day Open House
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Future Marlins and their families are invited to visit Virginia Wesleyan University on Saturday, April 13, for Marlins Day Open House. Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour our beautiful 300-acre campus, meet VWU faculty and staff, and learn about academic offerings, scholarship opportunities, and the financial aid process. Register today: www.vwu.edu/marlinsdays

Apr 25

Let Heaven and Nature Sing Series - An exploration of the nature of sound
11 a.m.

All the Better to Hear You With - Dr. Stephanie Moody-Antonio, Associate Professor of Otology and Director of the Cochlear Implant Program at EVMS, explores the hearing apparatus and how to keep it functioning for a lifetime. In Fine Arts, Room 9.

May

May 2

Port Day

Port Day is a signature Virginia Wesleyan event that demonstrates and promotes the academic achievement of students completing capstone research, internship, and semester study away experiences. During the conference-style event, held on the VWU campus, students share their work with either an oral or poster presentation. Port Day also features Virginia Wesleyan’s own Pathway to See Change Panels in which students reflect upon their experiences and offer advice about preparing for capstone research, internship, and semester study away experiences. Student presenters should visit the Port Day page on Virginia Wesleyan’s Portal (located under The Lighthouse) for deadline information, presentation suggestions, and poster design tips. View the schedule for the Fall 2018 Port Day.

 

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May 3

Spring Honors Convocation

May 9

Reading Day

May 17

Baccalaureate Service

May 18

2019 Commencement Ceremony

May 20 - Aug 23

Summer Session