News from 2010

Southern Virginia University Professor to Discuss Louvre Mural

· September 13, 2010

Cy Twombly: The Ceiling, an exhibition documenting the creation and installation of Cy Twombly’s mural painting within the Louvre Museum, is open from September 6 through October 8.


15 Years Serving Latter-day Saints

· September 10, 2010

When Southern Virginia University reopened its doors in 1996 with an LDS oriented mission, just 74 pioneering students enrolled. Last week Southern Virginia welcomed nearly 750 new and returning students to commence its fifteenth consecutive academic year serving the Latter-day Saint community.


Senior CIA Executive to Speak at SVU Devotional Sept. 10

· September 3, 2010

Stephanie Danes Smith, a member of the Senior Intelligence Service of the Central Intelligence Agency, will give a devotional address entitled "On Becoming Truly Converted" at Southern Virginia University Friday, Sept. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center.


Southern Virginia to Host Mormon Theology Seminar

· August 27, 2010

Southern Virginia University will host the Mormon Theology Seminar conference entitled Embracing the Law: A scholarly conference on Doctrine and Covenants 42 on Friday, Sept. 10.


Southern Virginia University Convocation to Be Held on Friday

· August 27, 2010

Interim Provost Madison Sowell will give an address entitled “The Last Lecture” at Southern Virginia University’s convocation on Friday, September 3, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center.


Southern Virginia Theatre Season Opens with Unique Musical

· August 24, 2010

Beginning September 3rd the Southern Virginia Theatre Department will present the gripping off-Broadway musical hit, “Songs for a New World” by composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.


Professor Benedict Lands Sports Illustrated Column

· August 19, 2010

Yesterday Southern Virginia University Distinguished Professor of English Jeff Benedict joined Sports Illustrated as a columnist on SI.com. Benedict will write a regular column called "Sports and Society," which will cover the off-the-field aspects of professional and college sports. His debut column appeared yesterday and takes a hard look at the recent rash of pro athletes arrested for domestic violence.


Applications for Fall Semester Up 65 Percent

· August 6, 2010

Late last month, Southern Virginia University surpassed 2,500 applications for fall semester 2010, which represents a 65 percent increase over last year and a 20 percent increase over the all-time high in 2005.


Southern Virginia Grad Documents Research at Smithsonian

· August 4, 2010

In 2007, seven million visitors explored the exhibits at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, making it the most visited of the 19 Smithsonian museums.


Dr. Madison Sowell Named Acting Provost

· July 29, 2010

President Rodney K. Smith today announced the appointment of former Brigham Young University Honors Program Director Dr. Madison U. Sowell as acting provost at Southern Virginia University.