Coronavirus global impact grows

1 day ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Coronavirus global impact grows
The coronavirus continues to spread, with many now seeing notable effects in the United States and the global economy at large. The coronavirus, a deadly respiratory illness, has transversed several continents and has become increasingly deadly.  The most recent death toll accounts for 2,465 with 78,800 people affected across 23 countries outside of China.  The Read More

Warm winter trends observed worldwide

1 day ago Alex Powers Comments Off on Warm winter trends observed worldwide
While many enjoy the unusually warm February temperatures, for others, the global rise in temperature is cause for concern. This current winter season is off to a warmer start than anticipated.  Some areas around the globe are experiencing record-high temperatures, and at large, 2019 has been the second hottest year on record. Bloomberg Green detailed Read More

Community grieves university leaders

1 day ago Lauren Faulkner Comments Off on Community grieves university leaders
The Virginia Wesleyan campus and community mourn the loss of Frank Blocker Jr. and Dr. Mort Gamble. At the end of January, the VWU community lost two members, Dr. Mort Gamble and Frank Blocker Jr. Gamble served as the Senior Vice President here at VWU. Blocker served as an advocate for the VWU education and Read More

Annual symposium rekindles appreciation for the liberal arts

1 day ago Kimberly DeHart Comments Off on Annual symposium rekindles appreciation for the liberal arts
Virginia Wesleyan University is a thriving Liberal Arts college within itself and to show Virginia Wesleyan had a series of programs and speakers.  From Feb. 11 through Feb. 21, the ‘Love Liberally’ symposium made many events ranging in different categories along with having different dotation spots set up as well as events and discussions to Read More

Ethics team wins championship

2 weeks ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Ethics team wins championship
The Virginia Wesleyan ethics bowl team captured the 2020 Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) championship. The team has not obtained this feat since 2000.  This year’s team consisted of sophomore Anitra Howard, freshman Criofan Shaw, and Team Captain, junior Alex Powers.  The team spent over a semester practicing weekly by going over ethical cases, Read More

Methodist Church divided

2 weeks ago Lauren Faulkner Comments Off on Methodist Church divided
While Virginia Wesleyan is a Methodist-affiliated university, the school aims to provide an environment that is accepting of all people by embracing the diversity of our campus community.  Early last year, some issues arose within the Methodist Church as LGBT-related prohibitions were established. According to the New York Times, some of the actions taken include Read More

Norfolk Zoo aids Australia

2 weeks ago Dalton Powers Comments Off on Norfolk Zoo aids Australia
“Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swaths of the country devastated since the fire season began in late July,” as reported by CNN.  The fires have been a direct cause of death for at least 28 people across the country of Australia (as of January 2020), and has Read More

VWU campus battles illness

2 weeks ago Alex Powers Comments Off on VWU campus battles illness
The Virginia Wesleyan community was ravaged by sudden and bitter illnesses over the past weeks.  Beyond mere flu-like symptoms, students reported experiencing severe nausea, loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting. Administration took notice of the problem, issuing an email to students on Tuesday, Feb. 4.  The message, from the Office of Student Affairs, acknowledged not Read More

System network update

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Following a ransomware attack at the end of the Fall 2019 semester, the IT department continues to repair network systems. The Virginia Wesleyan campus lost its internet and network access sometime on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 10, in response to a cyber attack on the campus network.   This incident came after several reports Read More

Wesleyan announces nursing program

2 weeks ago Kimberly DeHart Comments Off on Wesleyan announces nursing program
Virginia Wesleyan University is partnering with the Sentara Nursing program for students who want to go into the medical field and study Nursing Science. Wesleyan and Sentara have a partnership program that will consist of a bachelor’s degree in Nursing Science.  Virginia Wesleyan currently offers several preparatory medical programs for students to take, including pre-professional Read More