Hannah King · January 16, 2015
Last year, Southern Virginia University news featured stories about students and alumni, as well as important university announcements including the presidency of the university passing from Paul K. Sybrowsky to Reed N. Wilcox. Some of the year’s highlights are included in the following list of the top ten most-viewed news stories of 2014.
Southern Virginia University annually hosts several events to celebrate the holiday season through music, dance, and fellowship. Along with the ongoing opportunity to participate in the Angel Tree, this year’s Christmas events include the Winter Formal Dance, a Celebration of Christmas and a Christmas Concert.
Remote Area Medical returned to Southern Virginia University for the third time in March to hold a free health clinic that served nearly 600 community members. Patients lined up as early as 3 a.m. to be seen by volunteer dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners who provided health care free of charge, regardless of income or insurance.
The Fading Point, Southern Virginia University’s student a cappella group, will release an EP album on Friday, Oct. 10, with a release party at the Southern Virginia bookstore at 5 p.m.
Southern Virginia University today launched a new website that features a responsive design, enabling the website to offer a custom experience to users on all mobile and non-mobile devices. The new website also includes a number of other improvements, such as the change to a new content management system, updated navigation, modernized design, faster speed, and improved search engine optimization.
Southern Virginia University Senior Corey Egbert’s newest book, “I Want to Be Baptized,” hit the shelves yesterday. Egbert, an art major and graphic designer in the Communications Office at Southern Virginia, illustrated the book, which is the sequel to another book with illustration by Egbert, “The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket.”
Southern Virginia University senior Coulter Sims gets up every morning at 4:30 a.m. to start work at his cider donuts trailer, the Shasta. After an hour of preparation, he is ready to fry fresh donuts for the first customers of the day. For Sims this is more than just a job. Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts is the newest addition to a business he cofounded last year, and which he plans to continue after graduating from Southern Virginia.
Southern Virginia University will welcome alumni, current students, faculty and staff to participate in a variety of activities, from the annual Homecoming Concert to Southern Virginia’s first home football game at The Fields, to celebrate Homecoming Oct. 10-11.
Eric Griffin (’12) recently received a Fulbright Grant to teach English as a second language to university students in Argentina beginning in March 2014. Griffin, who majored in both Spanish and history at Southern Virginia, said that this opportunity “fits perfectly” with his “long-term goal” to one day earn a doctorate and become a “professor of Latin American history.”
Paul K. Sybrowsky, immediate past president of Southern Virginia University and former general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Southern Virginia University Board of Trustees today announced that Reed N. Wilcox, co-founder of Clene Nanomedicine and former partner and director of The Boston Consulting Group has been appointed the university’s new president.