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Professor Benedict Lands Sports Illustrated Column

and · August 19, 2010

Yesterday Southern Virginia University Distinguished Professor of English Jeff Benedict joined Sports Illustrated as a columnist on SI.com. Benedict will write a regular column called "Sports and Society," which will cover the off-the-field aspects of professional and college sports. His debut column appeared yesterday and takes a hard look at the recent rash of pro athletes arrested for domestic violence.


Applications for Fall Semester Up 65 Percent

and · August 6, 2010

Late last month, Southern Virginia University surpassed 2,500 applications for fall semester 2010, which represents a 65 percent increase over last year and a 20 percent increase over the all-time high in 2005.


Southern Virginia Grad Documents Research at Smithsonian

and · August 4, 2010

In 2007, seven million visitors explored the exhibits at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, making it the most visited of the 19 Smithsonian museums.


Dr. Madison Sowell Named Acting Provost

and · July 29, 2010

President Rodney K. Smith today announced the appointment of former Brigham Young University Honors Program Director Dr. Madison U. Sowell as acting provost at Southern Virginia University.


Southern Virginia Students Provide Service in Guatemala

and · July 23, 2010

“I can’t believe it,” Michael Gibbons exclaimed. “A home used to be here.”


Orson Scott Card Writing Class Aug. 2-7

and · July 22, 2010

Orson Scott Card, a best-selling author and distinguished professor of English at Southern Virginia University, will host “Uncle Orson’s Writing Class & Literary Boot Camp 2010” from August 2-7 on the Southern Virginia campus.


Women’s Soccer Coach Leads Youth at International Tournament

and · July 22, 2010

Matt Grawrock, head coach for the Southern Virginia University women’s soccer team, is coaching this week for the second consecutive year at the Gothia Cup, the largest and most international youth soccer tournament in the world, held annually in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Provost Edwards Appointed Deseret News’ Editorial Page Editor

and · July 19, 2010

Southern Virginia University Executive Vice President and Provost Paul S. Edwards today announced to faculty and staff that he has accepted an unsolicited offer to become section editor of the editorial page at Utah's Deseret News. He will help lead the overall transition of the newspaper from a local print media to a voice on topics of national and international relevance.


Regional Accreditor Awards Candidacy Status to Southern Virginia

and · June 24, 2010

At its meeting today, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools awarded initial candidacy to Southern Virginia University. SACS is the oldest, largest and most prestigious educational accreditor for the southern United States.


Summer Term Enrollment Up 15 Percent

and · June 22, 2010

Southern Virginia University's summer term enrollment is up 15 percent over last year.