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