Nelson joins VWU athletic staff

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Coach Dennis Nelson took on the role of head coach for both women’s and men’s golf at Virginia Wesleyan in July 2020. Nelson coached the Hampton University men’s and women’s golf teams for four years prior to joining VWU.          Under Nelson’s coaching, the Hampton Pirates saw improvements year after year in both the classroom Read More

Student Involvement amid COVID-19

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COVID-19 regulations have affected every aspect of Virginia Weselyan’s campus life. However students can still get involved with student clubs, activities and events. Clubs, sororities and fraternities are still meeting, just in different ways, while Off the Hook continues to host different socially distant events. Clubs and Organizations Even with COVID-19 regulations, clubs and organizations Read More

Coach Renn ends retirement, returns to VWU Athletics

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When the search for a new athletic director failed, a familiar face began to settle back in as we entered a global pandemic. Joanne Renn returned to Virginia Wesleyan University as Executive Athletic Director after a short, two-year retirement. This retirement itself  followed a 25-year career at the university.  Prior to her role as the Read More

Flamazing Flamingos

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Flamazing Flamingos. Try saying that ten times fast. From June 19 through October, Norfolk Botanical Gardens is proudly displaying seventy gorgeous topiary flamingos throughout the grounds. According to their website, NBG offered the opportunity to name and “adopt” pink flamingo topiaries the week before Valentine’s Day. They sold out within six days! As part of Read More

Adjunct Professor resigns

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On Thursday, Sept. 10, Adjunct Professor of Management, Business and Economics Francis DeMasi sent out an email to his class saying, “Class today is cancelled. I have submitted my resignation as a faculty member. The school’s handling of my case has been unacceptable.” DeMasi was the course instructor for the MBE400 Seminar in Managerial Ethics Read More

Students share perspective on the BLM movement

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Several students from Virginia Wesleyan University have participated in protests that were sparked by the death of George Floyd in May, which moved the whole nation with needs of social justice. Some of these marches are not far away from our state. A lot of protests and rallies have been in places like Richmond, Fredericksburg, Read More

A brief message from the editor’s desk

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To our readers, I’m proud to introduce myself as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Marlin Chronicle.  This team means a lot to me, and I’m excited to be leading them all, albeit in turbulent times.  The uncharted territory of higher education during a pandemic – and an all-around taxing year – is exactly why I Read More

New Work and Learn Program Launches

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At the beginning of this school year, Virginia Wesleyan students were introduced to the Work and Learn Program. On-campus jobs were sorted into four sections: Federal Work Study, Campus Cooperative, Opus and Residential Leadership.  Jason Seward, associate vice president for Campus Life and Operational Management, explained that although this program was introduced during this difficult Read More

Boyd Dining Hall gets a fresh face

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The Boyd Dining Hall has become a space for experience and socialization for all students at the university, which is why the University decided it was time to update and modernize the dining hall and the experience within.  The dining hall simply “needed some love,” according to Dr. Keith Moore, vice president for Campus Life Read More

COVID-19 and discovering new leisure activities

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2020 will forever be known as the year of COVID-19. So many events and occasions that were integral to our lives have been put on hold in order to help mitigate the threat of COVID-19. This has meant no live sports, no weddings, no parties and no other social events.  If you’re like me, you Read More