News from 2011

Top 10 Stories of 2011

· December 20, 2011

It has been a banner year at Southern Virginia University. Here is a list of the 10 most viewed stories on svu.edu in 2011.


98 Percent of Seniors Would Choose Southern Virginia Again

· December 14, 2011

According to the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement, 98 percent of Southern Virginia University seniors said that they would pick the university again if they had the chance.


2011 Service and Teaching Award Recipients Announced

· December 14, 2011

At the last devotional of the year, Southern Virginia University Provost Madison U. Sowell announced the recipients of the 2011 Ed and Chieko Okazaki Distinguished Service Award and of the newly established Michael and Kay Elton Lectureship for Outstanding Teaching and Scholarship Award.


Two Music Students Receive Unique Preparation for Graduate School

· December 9, 2011

Two current students at Southern Virginia University are receiving choral conducting experience that will give them a head start in graduate school and their future careers. 


Leprosy Relief Non-Profit Founder to Speak at Devotional Dec. 9

· December 5, 2011

Becky Douglas, founder and president of Rising Star Outreach, will give a devotional entitled, “Be the Change You Want to See in the World,” on Friday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University.


Christopher Richardson Appointed Director of Library Services

· December 1, 2011

Southern Virginia University Provost Madison U. Sowell announced the hiring of Dr. Christopher Richardson as the new director of library services at the university’s Von Canon Library. 


Art Show Raises Money, Lifts Spirits

· November 29, 2011

A feast of food, art and music enriched lives and raised scholarship dollars for students at Southern Virginia University.


William F. Atkin to Speak at Devotional Dec. 2

· November 28, 2011

William F. Atkin, associate general counsel–international of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will give a devotional entitled, “Opening the Doors of the Nations,” on Friday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University.


Regional Accreditation Committee Visits, Finds No “Recommendations”

and · November 22, 2011

An accreditation committee from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools visited Southern Virginia University for three days last month to evaluate the university’s application for full regional accreditation.


Southern Virginia University Holiday Events 2011

· November 21, 2011

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season at Southern Virginia University with a host of traditional events to ring in this festive time of year.