Feature StoryLetting God Prevail: Executive Editor of Church News Sarah Jane Weaver’s Personal Witness
Sept. 11, 2023 — On Sept. 8, the Southern Virginia University community gathered for a devotional to hear from Sarah Jane Weaver, the executive editor of the Church News for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as she spoke on the miracles of letting God prevail in our lives.
Feature StorySouthern Virginia University Theatre Presents Swashbuckling Tale “Treasure Island”
Sept. 11, 2023 — Southern Virginia University Theatre will present the well-known tale, “Treasure Island,” by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, on Sept. 22–23 and 28–29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
Feature StoryFirst Design Graduate Secures Position at Multinational Design Agency
Sept. 7, 2023 — Aly Day (‘22), one of the first graduates in Southern Virginia University’s new Design major, has joined Oliver Agency, a multinational design agency, as a junior graphic designer and credits her design classes and professor in helping develop her skills, experience, and confidence as a designer.
News ReleaseYour Path to Student Success: Celebrating the New Academic Year
Aug. 28, 2023 — On Friday, Aug. 25, students, faculty, and staff gathered in the Knight Arena for Southern Virginia University’s annual convocation and faculty processional to celebrate the beginning of the 2023–24 academic year and learn about the path to student success.
News ReleaseMichael Griffiths and Jared McBride Join Southern Virginia University as New Full-time Faculty Members
Aug. 24, 2023 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to welcome Michael Griffiths as visiting assistant professor of computer science and Jared McBride as assistant professor of mathematics.
News ReleaseMarie Withers, Hyrum Arnesen, and Eric Nielsen Join Southern Virginia University as New Visiting Faculty Members
Aug. 23, 2023 — With a new academic year beginning, Southern Virginia University is pleased to welcome three new full-time visiting professors—Eric Nielsen, Marie Withers, and Hyrum Arnesen—to join in its mission to Gather, Lift, and Launch students.
SpotlightCalling the Tune: How Three Music Majors’ Summer Experiences Are Cultivating Their Future Careers
Aug. 17, 2023 — With professors dedicated to Southern Virginia University’s mission to Gather, Lift, and Launch, Knights have the opportunity to receive personalized mentorship from their professors for their chosen careers. Through these professional relationships, several music students were connected to jobs and internships this summer that allowed them to further develop their skills as musicians.
Official StatementSouthern Virginia University to Offer Expedited Knighthood to Alderson Broaddus University Students
Aug. 4, 2023 — Buena Vista, VA— Southern Virginia University and its community offer their empathy and support to the students, faculty, and staff at Alderson Broaddus University at the unfortunate news of the university’s degree conferral revocation.
News ReleaseMichael Frye Named Director of Student Success
July 24, 2023 — Today, Provost James Lambert announced Michael Frye as Southern Virginia University’s new director of student success. In this role, Frye will lead academic’s team of success coaches who work with students to address their academic goals, needs, and development.
SpotlightJaden Nelson (‘23) Receives Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship to Pursue Dentistry at Tufts University
July 21, 2023 — The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, recently awarded a $8,500 Fellowship to Jaden Nelson (‘23) to pursue a Doctor of Dental Medicine at Tufts University this fall. Nelson is Southern Virginia University’s second student to receive this prestigious award.
News ReleaseNick Roberts Named Dean of Students
July 19, 2023 — Today, Vice President of Student Life Kristie Gibbons named Nick Roberts as Southern Virginia University’s next dean of students. In this role, Roberts will work closely with university leadership, including Gibbons, and students to enhance the student experience through campus activities and events, while also overseeing student conduct and needs.
News ReleaseKristie Gibbons Named Vice President of Student Life
July 18, 2023 — Today, Acting President Eric Denna announced Kristie Gibbons as Southern Virginia University’s new vice president of Student Life. In this role, Gibbons will oversee the Office of Student Life, including campus activities, clubs and associations, conduct, counseling, housing and residential life, and wellness. As a senior university administrator and leader, Gibbons will also serve on the President’s Leadership Council.