News from 2008

President and Sister Faust Awarded University’s Highest Honor

· November 10, 2008

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.

2008 Service Award Recipients Announced

· August 29, 2008

At its opening academic ceremony today, Southern Virginia University president Rodney K. Smith announced the recipients of the Ed and Cheiko Okazaki Distinguished Service Award.

Convocation to be Held Friday

· August 28, 2008

Southern Virginia University will hold convocation on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Activity Center. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

SVU Hires Chief Operations and Systems Officer

· July 30, 2008

Southern Virginia University President Rodney K. Smith announced the appointment of Scott Y. Doxey as chief operations and systems officer.

SVU Awarded Reaccreditation

· July 26, 2008

In a letter sent this week to Southern Virginia University, the president of the American Academy for Liberal Education, the body that awarded accreditation to the university five years ago, announced that reaccreditation has been awarded for the usual five year period.

SVU Art Professor Receives International Recognition

· May 23, 2008

Southern Virginia University art professor Barbara Crawford is the featured artist this month at exhibits in Assisi, Italy, and Lewisburg, West Virginia.

SVU’s Fifth Annual Art Show and Sale

· March 31, 2008

The Shenandoah Invitational, Southern Virginia University’s annual art show and sale, will be held 11 April at 6:30 p.m. in Falls Church, Va.

Southern Virginia University Announces Appointment of New Interim Dean of Admissions

· March 21, 2008

Southern Virginia University Vice President of Student Life and Enrollment Walt Ralls today announced the appointment of Jody Mask as the new interim dean of admissions.

SVU Announces 10-Year Master Campus Plan

· March 6, 2008

Officials from Southern Virginia University today met with the Buena Vista City Council to discuss the University’s tentative plans for increasing enrollment and adding and renovating buildings to better meet the needs of up to 1,000 students.

Fall Semester 2007 President’s and Dean’s Lists Announced

· January 30, 2008

Southern Virginia University is pleased to announce the recipients of President’s and Dean’s List honors for students who excelled academically in fall semester 2007.