Seventh Annual Southwest Virginia Economic Forum

May 25, 2022
8:30 am 3:30 pm
David J. Prior Convocation Center
We are pleased to announce that the Seventh Annual Southwest Virginia Economic Forum will take place both in-person and online this year and will be open to all who are excited to see how Southwest Virginia continues to collaborate and utilize resources to move the region forward. Our theme of “Building for the Future” will showcase creative and innovative local leaders, strategic partners, and businesses.

Move-In Days

August 13, 2022 August 15, 2022
Saturday, August 13th (10am-5pm) - First-Year Students (NOTE: If you are attending the August Orientation session, your move-in will be August 12.) Sunday, August 14th (10am-5pm) - Returning Students Monday, August 15th (10am-5pm) - Returning Students

Fall Convocation

August 16, 2022
10:00 am
David J. Prior Convocation Center

Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXV

September 15, 2022 September 17, 2022
Founded in 1986 by Professors Richard H. Peake and the late Jack Mahony, both of the Department of Language and Literature, the Medieval-Renaissance Conference began as a way of promoting scholarly activity on campus and providing visibility for the College in the larger academic community. The first conference was a success, hosting twelve speakers from mainly area colleges. Welcoming papers on all areas of medieval and renaissance studies, including literature, history, philosophy, art and music, the conference has enjoyed steady growth and increased national presence, with speakers representing institutions across the country – and the occasional international speaker. By the late 1990s it had grown to a gathering of thirty or forty presentations per year, growth that continues the legacy of Professors Peake and Mahony and confirms the value of an academic conference at the College. In spite of this growth, the conference remains small enough to foster a sense of academic community, generating lively discussions and feedback not always achievable at larger conferences. We also work to maintain an open, informal and friendly setting for participants. Many younger scholars, presenting their first academic paper, find their experience with the conference encouraging and helpful to their academic growth.