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NFL Films Producer Premieres “Steve Young: A Football Life” as Part of Inaugural Writing and Mass Media Workshop

· September 29, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Chris Barlow, Supervising Director at NFL Films, premiered his newest documentary “Steve Young: A Football Life” to a crowd of more than 800 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University on Friday, Sept. 23 as part of the two-day inaugural workshop of the school’s Institute for Writing and Mass Media, directed by New York Times best-selling author Jeff Benedict.


NFL Films Director Chris Barlow to Premiere Docudrama on Steve Young at Forum

· September 21, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Chris Barlow, Supervising Director at NFL Films, and Jeff Benedict, New York Times best-selling author, will premiere Barlow’s latest docudrama “Steve Young: A Football Life” on Friday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University.


Convocation 2016

· September 15, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — On Friday, Sept. 9, President Reed N. Wilcox, Interim Provost Scott Dransfield, and Interim Associate Provost Jeremiah John, addressed Southern Virginia University students, faculty and staff at the university’s annual Convocation.


Southern Virginia Presents “The Impossible Dream: 20 Years of Performing Arts” on Sept. 14, 15

· September 9, 2016

Southern Virginia University will present "The Impossible Dream: 20 Years of Performing Arts" on Sept. 14 and 15 at 7:30pm in Chandler Hall.


An Interview with Interim Provost Dr. Scott Dransfield

· September 8, 2016

As announced on August 23 at Southern Virginia's annual university conference, Dr. Scott Dransfield, professor of English, will serve as interim provost for the 2016-2017 academic year. 



Provost Sowell to Enjoy Sabbatical

· August 26, 2016

After six successful years as Southern Virginia University’s chief academic officer, Provost Madison U. Sowell announced at the school’s annual university conference on Tuesday, August 23, that he is stepping down from administrative service on September 1st to enjoy a sabbatical leave. A sabbatical is typically one year — usually every seventh — of release from normal work duties while the professor or administrator remains employed by the university.


Southern Virginia Provost and Humanities Professor Present New Book in Rome

· July 27, 2016

Dr. Debra H. Sowell, Professor of Humanities at Southern Virginia University, and Dr. Madison U. Sowell, Provost of the university, recently published another book together — this one in French.


Graduate to Attend World-Class Musical Theatre Program in Scotland

· July 20, 2016

After three successful years contributing to Southern Virginia University’s music and theater departments, this fall Patrick Summers will begin a Master of Arts in Musical Theatre at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland — currently ranked sixth in the world among performing arts institutions.


Southern Virginia University Granted Full NCAA DIII Membership Status

, and · July 5, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Southern Virginia University Director of Athletics Jason Lamb today announced that the NCAA Division III Membership Committee has granted the Knights full and active NCAA Division III membership status effective Sept. 1, 2016.