VWU Theatre Department Presents "The Shield" March 5-8
 The VWU Theatre Department's spring production hits the stage March 5-7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center. The comedy show is based on Menander's ancient Greek comedy and adapted for modern stage by Dr. Travis Malone.

When a soldier's broken shield is found in battle, all presume the worst. Greedy relatives lay claim to the soldier's estate, and with lovers separated and fortunes taken, it falls to the soldier's servant to set everything right .The servant's brilliant plan and a surprise reunion help the survivors discover laughter, love, and hope in the aftermath of war, revealed in this daring new adaptation.

Tickets are $5-10 at at vwu.tix.com or cash at the door. Free to the VWU community by emailing goodecenter@vwu.edu .
Faculty Focus:
Travis Malone
Professor Travis Malone directs the war-time comedy "The Shield" March 5-8.
Student Spotlight:
Cecilia Ward '21
Junior Cecilia Ward helps rewrite history as dramaturg for "The Shield."
Registration Open for the 2020 Boyd Institute
Rev. Olu Brown, author and lead pastor of Impact Church near Atlanta, will present "Embracing the Church of Tomorrow Today" March 23-24 in the Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center.
From Classroom to Laboratory
Dr. Maury Howard's January Term chemisty course "Metrology: Measurement Science" took students to state-of-the-art facilities to engage with experts on high-precision analytical methods.
22nd Annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner
March 13, 2020
Virginia Wesleyan University
Boyd Dining Center
5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Ceramic Designers Association partners with Virginia Wesleyan to host the 22nd Annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner on Friday, March 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Boyd Dining Center.

Empty Bowls, an international grassroots movement, happens annually in many communities across the nation to help raise money and awareness in the fight to end hunger. All funds raised benefit local charities. The event has been hosted at Virginia Wesleyan since 1999 and features:

  • Hundreds of hand-crafted bowls to choose from, made and donated by CDA members, VWU students and faculty, and other local artists;
  • A symbolic soup-kitchen meal and musical entertainment;
  • A silent auction featuring pottery and artwork donated by CDA members and other artists.

Tickets are $25 prior to the event and $30 at the door. 
Campus Events
March 5-8
VWU Theatre Department presents "The Shield"

March 9
CSRF's Nexus Interfaith Dialogue: How Should We Present Mass Shootings in Our Communities

March 10
Leadership through the Art of Comics: The Holocaust through the Lens of 1955's 'Master Race'

March 11
A Half Century of Hofheimer Library

March 12
Who Guards the Guards When Leadership Goes Bad? The Gendered Silences in the Nigerian Military Response to the Boko Haram Insurgency

Career Exploration Night: Joan P. Brock School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

March 13
Annual Empty Bowls Charity Dinner

March 16-20
Spring Break

March 18
Model NATO Challenge

March 23-24
The Robert F. Boyd Institute

April 3-4, 2020
For fun-filled event information and ticket options, visit the Spring Alumni Weekend webpage. Don’t miss our special Value Package when you purchase your ticket before March 27!

A few weekend highlights:

·         Alumni Social at SHOREBREAK PIZZA
·          Pig Pickin’ Picnic for alumni, family, and friends
·         Annual Scroll Signing, Class of 1995
·          Pie Eating Contest
·         Live entertainment from Astro DJ
·         Bounce houses for the kids
·         On-site vendors including Hoffman Beverages and Gigi’s Cupcakes
·          12th Annual Strike Out Cancer Day
·         Alumni Games
·         Scholar Athlete Recognition

Special thanks to Sodexo, Rutter Mills, and BurgerIM - our event day sponsors! For more Spring Alumni Weekend events click here.

It’s a great weekend to be a MARLIN
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