News from 2018

Southern Virginia Mourns the Passing of Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone

· May 22, 2018

We at Southern Virginia University join with others in mourning the passing of Elder Vaughn J. Featherstone, Emeritus General Authority Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was a marvelous leader and cherished friend of many at the University.


Father, Daughter and Son-in-Law Graduate Together at 2018 Commencement

· May 16, 2018

Watching a child receive a college diploma is a proud moment for any parent, but sharing the achievement made graduation day even more special for Charles “Chip” Erekson.


Southern Virginia Holds Commencement for Largest Ever Graduating Class

· May 8, 2018

Southern Virginia University held Commencement exercises Friday for its largest ever class of graduating seniors. With 148 graduates, the class of 2018 is 25 percent larger than last year’s graduating class.


Southern Virginia Hosts Sixth Knight Run and Luau

· May 1, 2018

Southern Virginia University sits 4650 miles from Hawaii, and even farther from other Pacific islands like Samoa and Tonga, but students from the University’s Polynesian Heritage Association brought a piece of their culture to campus over the weekend.


Michael Myers to Serve as Student Body President in 2018-19

and · April 27, 2018

Michael Myers, a rising junior from Medford, Oregon, won the recent election to serve as student body president at Southern Virginia University during the 2018-19 academic year.


Elder Callister Encourages Students to Remember Their Eternal Identities

· April 18, 2018

Elder Douglas L. Callister, emeritus General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, spoke to students, faculty and staff members at Southern Virginia University Friday. Former General Young Women’s President Ardeth Kapp and Mormon Tabernacle Choir Organist Dr. Andrew Unsworth were also in attendance as special guests of the University.


Classroom Dedicated to Honor Ardeth Kapp

· April 17, 2018

Southern Virginia University leaders honored Ardeth Kapp, former General Young Women’s President for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and long-time board of trustees member at the University, with a classroom dedicated in her name on Friday, April 13.


Southern Virginia Hosts Fifth Remote Area Medical Clinic

· April 12, 2018

Southern Virginia University hosted a clinic run by the Remote Area Medical (RAM) of Virginia on its campus last month, where people from the surrounding area received free dental, vision and general medical care. It was the University’s fifth time hosting the clinic.


Southern Virginia’s Jeff Benedict Publishes Best-Selling Biography of Tiger Woods

· April 9, 2018

Jeff Benedict, Southern Virginia’s director of the Institute for Writing and Mass Media and a New York Times best-selling author, released his most recently-published book on March 27, titled “Tiger Woods.” Benedict and co-author Armen Keteyian worked on the biography for more than three years, completing more than 400 interviews.


Southern Virginia Professors Teach About the Meaning of Easter in 2018

· April 3, 2018

Southern Virginia University students prepared for Easter weekend during a special convocation last Friday, where Professors David Cox and John Armstrong taught about the meaning of Christ’s resurrection for people today.