News from 2018

Southern Virginia Celebrates the Pursuit of Education at Annual Academic Convocation

· September 6, 2018

Southern Virginia University held its annual Academic Convocation Friday morning, a traditional all-campus gathering to celebrate the University’s faculty and welcome students into the Southern Virginia academic community.


Youth Learn About Missionary Work at Southern Virginia’s Zion’s Camp

· August 10, 2018

Forty participants recently gathered at Southern Virginia University for Zion’s Camp — a six-day missionary training experience. The camp is designed to help youth, ages 14-18, strengthen their testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ while preparing for missionary service.


Southern Virginia Launches Virtual Bookstore with eCampus.com

· July 25, 2018

Southern Virginia University recently announced the launch of its new online bookstore in partnership with eCampus.com. Available immediately, the virtual store will replace the University’s on-campus bookstore.


President Wilcox Names Dr. Jeremiah John as New Provost

· June 19, 2018

Southern Virginia University President Reed N. Wilcox has named Dr. Jeremiah John as provost and chief academic officer of the University. Dr. John succeeds Dr. Scott Dransfield for whom he served as associate provost for the past two years.


Spring 2018 President’s and Provost’s Lists

· June 12, 2018

Southern Virginia University recently announced its Spring 2018 President’s and Provost’s Lists. These lists are compiled at the end of each semester and recognize students who have excelled academically.


Women Gather for Second Annual Mothers’ Retreat

· June 10, 2018

More than 120 women from all over the country gathered to Southern Virginia University earlier this month to hear from motivational speakers at the second annual Mothers’ Retreat, a two-day conference hosted on the University’s campus.


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.