At its meeting on June 25, 2009, the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) authorized a candidacy committee to visit Southern Virginia University in the coming academic year.
Speaking to Latter-day Saints on the second day of Southern Virginia University’s annual education conference, former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom Robert A. Seiple told attendees, “If we don’t talk about religion and politics and their intersection it is to our peril.”
The 13th annual education conference at Southern Virginia University began Friday in Buena Vista, Va., with the theme: Let Freedom Ring. Hundreds of Latter-day Saints gathered to hear from some of the foremost thinkers on freedom along with men and women who have fought on the front lines of wars and in the halls of government.
A new 18,000 square-foot university ward and Institute building was dedicated on the campus of Southern Virginia University on Sunday, March 28.
Barbara Crawford, a professor of art at Southern Virginia University, is making history as an assistant to the famous American painter Cy Twombly, who was given a rare opportunity to create a painting that will cover a ceiling in the Louvre—a singular honor and a first for an American.
Southern Virginia University has added a new director and a volunteer counselor in the Career Development Center to help students identify career interests and more effectively transition to the fulltime jobs after graduation.
President James E. Faust, former 2nd Counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Ruth Wright, Sunday were honored posthumously with Southern Virginia University’s Leader-Servant Award—the highest honor given by the university.