Burke Olsen, head digital officer at Deseret News and former Southern Virginia vice president of communications and marketing, will return to Southern Virginia University to speak at the Homecoming Convocation at 11 a.m. in Knight Arena.
Students rose to their feet Friday morning as Southern Virginia faculty members, arrayed in full academic regalia, marched into Knight Arena for this year’s Academic Convocation.
Student speakers and faculty members from Southern Virginia’s Student Support Center spoke last week at the inaugural event for the University’s new “Wellness Wednesdays” talk series. The weekly workshops will aim to raise awareness and provide resources for mental health and wellness among University’s students, faculty and professional staff.
Students gathered in Knight Arena for the University convocation Friday morning to hear University leaders speak about the role of social media and personal conduct and appearance in creating a personal brand.
NFL Films came to Southern Virginia University last year to premiere a documentary. This year, they came to film one.
Senior NFL Films Producer Angela Torma will premiere her new short film, “Unlikely Champions,” on Friday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University. The film features New England Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy, whose brother, Travis, was a member of Southern Virginia’s 2011 USCAA national championship basketball team.
Incoming Southern Virginia freshmen gathered during new student orientation and packed over 100 backpacks full of school supplies for children at Buena Vista’s Enderly Heights Elementary School.
After growing 40 percent during the last four years, Southern Virginia University enrollment has increased to 928 students, the largest total in the University’s 21-year history. Students this year hail from 49 states, one U.S. territory and six countries.
Alex Boyé made a surprise visit to Southern Virginia University today, performing and speaking during the University’s “Welcome Back” convocation. The musician announced that he will return later in September to film a new music video with the University.
In an open letter to students, faculty, and staff, Southern Virginia University President Reed N. Wilcox announced “the University is coming home to crimson” as its official heritage color. Crimson was the University’s initial primary color for eight years after its renewal in 1996.