Feature Story“Laws of Liberty & Love,” A Constitution Day Lecture By Dr. John Armstrong
Sept. 27, 2022 — In celebration of Constitution Day, Dr. John Armstrong, Willis J. Smith Professor of Philosophy and director of the Honors Program, spoke on the laws of liberty and love and how each was formative in the creation of the United States Constitution.
Feature StoryDr. Sarah Maitland Named Associate Provost
Sept. 22, 2022 — Chief Academic Officer and Provost James Lambert has named Dr. Sarah Maitland as an associate provost at Southern Virginia University.
Feature StoryScott McKeon (‘01) Named Inaugural Alumni Association President
Sept. 12, 2022 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce Scott McKeon (‘01) as the inaugural president of the University’s recently launched alumni association. After being nominated by multiple alumni, McKeon was appointed to this role by the Executive Committee of the University’s Board of Trustees, which is led by Chairman Hugh Redd.
Feature Story“You Belong Here,” Launching the 2022-23 Academic Year with University Convocation
Sept. 12, 2022 — In the first University-wide meeting of the semester, the Southern Virginia University campus community gathered on the front lawn of Main Hall for the annual Convocation to welcome incoming students, celebrate the beginning of the 2022-23 academic year, and listen to messages about belonging and loving one another.
Feature StorySouthern Virginia University Theatre Presents “All My Sons”
Sept. 8, 2022 — Southern Virginia University Theatre presents the tragic tale of “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller, an emotional and thought-provoking story about the conflicts of family loyalties against social responsibility, on September 23-24, 29-30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center (formerly known as Chandler Hall). There will be no performance on Saturday, October 1.
Official StatementWelcome to the 2022-23 Academic Year: A Letter from the Chairman and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees
Aug. 29, 2022 — Today, the Chairman and Vice Chair of the Southern Virginia University Board of Trustees issued the following letter:
Feature StorySouthern Virginia University Launches Official Alumni Association, Whipple Named Executive Director
Aug. 25, 2022 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce the formation and launch of its first official board-sanctioned and university-sponsored alumni association.
Feature StoryChoral Alumni Invited to Participate in Historic Homecoming Concert
Aug. 17, 2022 — Southern Virginia University invites choir alumni to participate in a historic homecoming concert celebrating more than 25 years of choral excellence: “I Long To See You: A Jubilee Choral Concert.” As part of Homecoming weekend, this special concert will take place on Friday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knight Arena and will also include all former principal choral ensemble conductors who will return to help guest conduct students and alumni.
SpotlightThe Opportunity to Perform: How Layne MacPherson (’21) Launched into His Acting Career
Aug. 17, 2022 — From performing in nearly a dozen college theatre productions to performing in several professional tours and productions after graduation, Layne MacPherson (‘21) attributes the unique opportunities and engaged professors at Southern Virginia University as the fuel that propelled him into his acting career.
SpotlightProfessors T.R. Porter and Randall Cluff Retire After 25 Years at Southern Virginia University
Aug. 10, 2022 — After 25 years of excellent teaching and dedicated service at Southern Virginia University, Professor of Spanish T.R. Porter and Professor of Literature Randall Cluff each decided to retire as full-time professors at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Porter and Cluff—who have each been honored with the designation of professor emeritus of the university—have been fixtures of the faculty since the school’s first days. Both professors have built their respective programs and blessed the lives of hundreds of students they taught and mentored.
News ReleaseChris Packer Named Interim Dean of Students
Aug. 10, 2022 — Today President Reed N. Wilcox announced Chris Packer as Southern Virginia University’s interim dean of students for the upcoming academic year.
News ReleaseMain Hall Lobby Undergoes Revitalization Thanks to Generous Donations Made During Recent Core of Campus Upgrade Campaign
July 21, 2022 — Earlier this week, contractors began work to refresh the lobby of Main Hall as part of the university’s ongoing efforts to honor and upgrade the historic building’s interior spaces. Funding for this project comes from contributions made during the recent Core of Campus Upgrade Campaign. Thanks to the charitable gifts of many—including current students and alumni—combined with a generous triple-matching pledge from an anonymous donor, the university raised sufficient funds to begin refreshing this central campus welcoming space.