SpotlightClass of 2021 | Acceptances into Top Graduate Schools
April 29, 2021 — As we near the end of the spring semester at Southern Virginia University, many graduating seniors from the Class of 2021 are announcing acceptances to some of the country’s top graduate programs.
SpotlightAlumna’s (‘18) Young Adult Novel Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble
March 18, 2021 — Alumna Krislee Twiner Ellsworth (‘18) recently achieved her childhood dream of becoming an independent author after publishing her first novel—“Lorden Awakening”—to Amazon Books in January.
SpotlightMusic Major Mckenzie Kitchen (’19) Working in Carnegie Hall: “I Owe Everything I’m Doing Here to Southern Virginia University”
Nov. 18, 2020 — Despite powerful vocals and a strong work ethic, music education major Mckenzie Kitchen (‘19) felt that her career choices were limited prior to transferring to Southern Virginia University.
SpotlightTop 10 Student-Favorite Outdoor Activities Near Southern Virginia University
Oct. 24, 2020 — The fall is an especially beautiful time to be in the Shenandoah Valley, when the Blue Ridge mountains turn shades of crimson and ochre.
SpotlightAlumni Share Heartfelt Memories of Beloved University Hymn “Shenandoah”
May 21, 2020 — Each year, at the close of Southern Virginia University’s annual Commencement exercises, current students and any alumni in attendance are invited to gather on the steps of Main Hall to serenade graduating seniors with the American folk song and beloved University hymn, “Shenandoah.”
SpotlightFive Tips for Learning at Home
April 14, 2020 — College from home is very different from life on campus.
SpotlightSenior Places Second at Phi Alpha Theta Conference
April 13, 2020 — Three Southern Virginia University students presented papers at a regional Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society conference on Mar. 27-28, where one of them—Connor Mason, a senior history major—placed second.
SpotlightStudent Artwork to Premiere at London Exhibit
April 2, 2020 — Senior art major Ryan Dubinsky’s art piece, “Echo,” was selected to premiere at an international art exhibition in London, England, “The Extended Body - Mixing Cultures,” from March 19- April 17, 2020.
SpotlightFaculty Migrate Classes Online in Herculean Effort
March 27, 2020 — In response to the continued escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Southern Virginia University announced on March 12 that all in-person classes would migrate to online instruction beginning March 23 through the end of the 2020 Spring Semester.
SpotlightNorthpoint CEO on Real-life Stories and Powerful Goals
March 6, 2020 — John Laviter, Chairman and CEO of Northpoint Asset Management Inc., shared stories from his life with students, faculty and professional staff to teach three powerful goals: to be fearless, to let go, and define yourself by your internal accomplishments.
SpotlightBlack Student Union Helps Campus Honor Black History
March 4, 2020 — In commemoration of Black History Month, Southern Virginia University’s Black Student Union hosted events celebrating black culture from Feb. 17-21, inviting all members of campus to learn and grow together.
SpotlightLauren Morrison (‘19) Accepted to Top Hospital in Nation
Feb. 26, 2020 — Southern Virginia University biochemistry major and pre-health professional Lauren Morrison (’19) is fulfilling her “life-long dream to serve in the medical field” after recently announcing her acceptance to the physician assistant graduate program at the Mayo Clinic—the top-ranked hospital in the nation.