Feature StoryCelebrating the Holiday Season in Song
Dec. 5, 2023 — To celebrate the holiday season, the campus community gathered in the Knight Arena on Dec. 1 for the annual Christmas musical forum. There, Accolade, Chamber Singers, and the Camerata Orchestra performed Christmas carols and holiday classics for the last University-wide gathering of the fall semester.
Feature StoryThe Life-Changing Power of Scholarships
Nov. 17, 2023 — Aligned with the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Southern Virginia University provides faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students with a premium education at a private university at less than half the price of comparable private colleges and universities.
Feature StoryThe Healing and Unifying Power of Art with Artists Esther Hi’ilani Candari and Barbara Crawford
Nov. 15, 2023 — On Nov. 10, the campus community gathered in the Knight Arena to hear artists Esther Hi’ilani Candari and Professor of Art Barbara Crawford speak on their combined decades of artistic works and experiences and art’s healing and uniting power throughout life.
Feature StorySouthern Virginia University Recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter
Nov. 15, 2023 — Phi Kappa Phi has recently recognized Southern Virginia University’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi as a Circle of Excellence Platinum Chapter, the highest commendation a chapter can receive from the organization, for the fourth time since the Circle of Excellence distinction was created in 2018.
SpotlightHow Eryn Pawluk’s (‘21) Academic Experiences Prepared Her for Yale
Nov. 9, 2023 — A graduate in biochemistry and biology, Eryn Pawluk (‘21) praises her Southern Virginia University professors and undergraduate experiences as she prepares to complete her master’s degree at the Yale School of Public Health, where she is specializing in epidemiology of microbial diseases with a primary focus on environmental infectious diseases.
SpeechesFinding and Maintaining Happiness In Life with Alumni Scott (‘01) and Rachel (‘05) McKeon
Nov. 1, 2023 — On Oct. 27, the campus community and visiting alumni gathered in the Knight Arena to kick off the annual Homecoming Weekend and hear from alumni Scott (‘01) and Rachel (‘05) McKeon as they shared stories of their time as students and principles to find happiness throughout life.
News ReleaseJared Covington Named Director of the Launch Center for Career Development
Oct. 26, 2023 — Southern Virginia University is pleased to name Instructor of Marketing Jared Covington as the director of the Launch Center for Career Development, a career- and student-focused initiative —the next evolution of the university’s Career Center. This initiative will equip students for success after graduation by providing personalized support and guidance with faculty and alumni connections and mentorship, career preparation, and tutoring for job and graduate school applications.
SpeechesUnderstanding the History of Race and the Priesthood in Latter-day Saint Tradition with Historian Dr. W. Paul Reeve
Oct. 18, 2023 — On Oct. 13, the campus community gathered in the Knight Arena to hear Dr. W. Paul Reeve, Simmons Chair of Mormon Studies at the University of Utah, share his research and insights on the history of race and the priesthood during the early years of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
News ReleaseTheatre Takes to the Seas With Original Adaptation of “Treasure Island”
Oct. 6, 2023 — In a high seas adventure filled with pirates, treasure, and sea shanties, Southern Virginia University Theatre performed Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island,” with an original adaptation by Associate Professor of Theatre Amaree Cluff, on Sept. 22–23, 28–29 as the first production of the 2023–24 academic year.
SpeechesFormer Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon Testifies of the Blessings of Walking with the Lord
Oct. 3, 2023 — On Sept. 29, the university community gathered for a devotional to learn from Bonnie H. Cordon—former young women general president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—as she shared her testimony of the blessings of walking with the Lord and trusting His guidance.
SpotlightAlum Researches Genetic Variant in Polynesian Populations in Investigational Lab
Sept. 26, 2023 — For Jacob Taloa (‘23), going to college wasn’t originally in his life plan. Now, after graduating from Southern Virginia University with a 4.0 GPA, he is currently working as a research associate in the Summers/Holland Investigational Lab in the University of Utah molecular medicine program. With plans to become a doctor, Taloa hopes to be an example to Polynesians unsure about pursuing higher education.