2009 Service Award Recipients Announced

· September 4, 2009

At its academic convocation ceremony today, Southern Virginia University Executive Vice President and Provost Paul S. Edwards announced the recipients of the 2009 Ed and Cheiko Okazaki Distinguished Service Award.

Three New Multipurpose Fields Debut

and · September 4, 2009

The 650 new and returning students at Southern Virginia University this semester will begin using three new fields constructed on 17-acres of university-owned land adjacent to campus. The fields will be used by the entire student body for activities and by scholar-athletes as practice and game fields.

Alumna Appointed Registrar

· September 2, 2009

Southern Virginia University this week announced the appointment of alumna Whitney Larsen as the university’s registrar.

University Hires New Dean of Admissions

· August 19, 2009

Southern Virginia University President Rodney K. Smith today announced the hiring of Brett W. Garcia as the new dean of admissions at Southern Virginia. Garcia will report directly to President Smith and will participate on the President’s Council.

Southern Virginia Gathering Place for 1,500 EFY Participants

· July 22, 2009

Nearly 1,500 Latter-day Saint youth gathered to Southern Virginia University in the Shenandoah Valley this summer for one of five weeklong sessions of Especially for Youth.

Student Presents ‘Lord of the Rings’ Paper at UCLA

· July 17, 2009

Skyler King never imagined he would end as a presenter at a conference at UCLA when he wrote a paper this spring on divine intervention in “The Lord of the Rings” for a class at Southern Virginia University taught by best-selling author Orson Scott Card.

Regional Accreditor Plans Visit to Southern Virginia

· June 26, 2009

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.

Spring Semester 2009 President’s and Dean’s Lists

· June 22, 2009

Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce the recipients of the President’s and Dean’s List honors for students who excelled academically in spring semester 2009.

Education Conference: Day Two Summary

· June 9, 2009

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.”

Education Conference: Day One Summary

· June 8, 2009

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.