News from 2019

Men’s Lacrosse Team Sees Miracles Amid Bus Fire Mishap

· March 13, 2019

“We’re on fire!” the bus driver yelled as he immediately pulled off to the side of the road.

ICON Health & Fitness CEO Scott Watterson Teaches Students About Critical Optimism

· March 4, 2019

Scott Watterson, co-founder and CEO of ICON Health & Fitness Inc., taught Southern Virginia University students, faculty and staff about critical optimism in forum on March 1.

Annual Writers’ Conference Presented by Southern Virginia’s Jeff Benedict and Institute for Writing & Mass Media

· February 28, 2019

Southern Virginia University’s Institute for Writing & Mass Media, in conjunction with New York Times best-selling author Jeff Benedict, will host the inaugural session of its new annual writers’ conference from June 7-8, 2019, in Richmond, Va. The event will provide non-fiction writers and storytellers the opportunity to interact with and learn from highly-accomplished writing professionals in their field.

Thomas Jefferson Visits Southern Virginia University

· February 25, 2019

Students at Southern Virginia University often visit Monticello, the historic residence of Thomas Jefferson located in nearby Charlottesville, Virginia. Last week, Mr. Jefferson made a rare visit to Buena Vista.

Jared Hamilton and Flynn Cochran: Entrepreneurship and SEAL Training Teach About Leadership

· February 25, 2019

Highly sought-after keynote speakers Jared Hamilton and Flynn Cochran taught lessons from entrepreneurship and the laws of combat in forum on February 8 at Southern Virginia University.

Deidra Dryden: How We Think About Dating and Relationships

· February 19, 2019

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Southern Virginia Title IX Coordinator Deidra Dryden led an interactive discussion in last Friday’s forum to help students explore and improve the way they think about dating and relationships.

Sean O’Brien and John Mellor: Qualifiers for USAPL Collegiate Nationals

· February 18, 2019

Sean O’Brien wants to become as strong as humanly possible.

Dr. Hirt and Dr. Maitland Share Learning Hacks with Students

· February 5, 2019

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Southern Virginia University Concludes Week of Commemoration for Martin Luther King Jr.

· January 26, 2019

Following Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Southern Virginia University held a special forum on Friday to conclude a week-long commemoration of the civil rights leader's life and teachings.