This story was originally published in Church News.
Katie Garrish is making Southern Virginia University history.
Following an invitation by Southern Virginia University Provost Jeremiah John, students, faculty and staff at the University will join in commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day through reflection on the civil rights leader’s thoughts and teachings.
Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will speak at Southern Virginia University Friday, January 11, 2019, announced University President Reed N. Wilcox.
Student, faculty and staff gathered in the Knight Arena at Southern Virginia University on Friday to honor and hear from three of the University’s top professors.
Half a world away from Southern Virginia University—4,780 miles to be exact—is the small town in West Africa where I was born. When I was a young boy only six years old, a violent civil war engulfed my country of Liberia that left 250,000 people dead. To protect my sister and me, my mother gathered us together and left everything behind. We joined the thousands of refugees fleeing our war-torn country to find a new home. Looking back, it was a miracle that we escaped with our lives.
Sitting in his decorated air force uniform, Sargent Billie G. Wells of Glasgow, Virginia, told story after story to old and new friends around his luncheon table. He showed off his dosimeter, a device that measured radiation exposure from the nuclear cargo he once carried around the world during the Vietnam war.
Southern Virginia University welcomed three generations of Knights to forum on Friday in celebration of Homecoming week.