News from 2019

Top 10 Stories of 2019

· December 18, 2019

We had much to celebrate in 2019: Inspirational speakers, exceptional achievements and another year of record growth. Here are the top 10 news stories of 2019.


Southern Virginia University Set to Join USA South

· December 11, 2019

This press release is courtesy of the USA South Athletic Conference


Students Share Faith, Testimonies through Performance at Annual Festival of Lights

· December 10, 2019

Kensington, Md. —Taking time from classes the week before finals, the Southern Virginia University Chamber Singers drove to the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center to share their testimonies through performance as a featured ensemble in annual The Festival of Lights hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Ensembles Perform Christmas Music at Holiday Forum

· December 6, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—Per holiday tradition at Southern Virginia University, ensembles from the music program performed at the last forum of the fall semester giving the campus community a preview of their upcoming concert: “Christmas on the Hill.”


Six Students Recognized at Southern Virginia University’s Inaugural Model U.N. Conference

and · December 5, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—Following their inaugural Model United Nations competition in the Appalachia Regional Model Arab League on November 4-6, members of Southern Virginia University’s newly formed Model U.N. team were awarded Best Delegation and Distinguished Delegation.


The Professors of the Semester Fall 2019

· November 22, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—Southern Virginia University students nominated Assistant Professor of Music Mackenzie Romriell and Associate Professor of Economics Zebulen Riley as the Fall 2019 Professors of the Semester. In a forum held in their honor, Professors Romriell and Riley told their stories, gave advice and shared why they love to teach at Southern Virginia University.


Improving Happiness Levels Through Gratitude

· November 15, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—In anticipation of the upcoming Thanksgiving season, Associate Professor of Psychology Michael Gibbons spoke to students, faculty and professional staff about ways to improve happiness levels through cultivating a grateful mindset.


Chamber Singers to Perform in Festival of Lights

· November 8, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Southern Virginia University Chamber Singers will perform selections of advent and Christmas carols as a featured ensemble in the Festival of Lights held at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center.


Elder & Sister Hafen: Simplicity on the Other Side of Complexity

· November 8, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—Southern Virginia University welcomed Elder Bruce C. Hafen, emeritus General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Sister Marie Hafen, to share the spiritual strategies outlined in their latest book, “Faith is Not Blind.”


Imam Yahya Hendi to Speak on Positive Interfaith Relationships

· November 1, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—Imam Yahya Hendi, a Muslim chaplain at Georgetown University and the founder and president of Clergy Beyond Borders and Imams for Universe, Dignity, Human Rights, and Dialogue, will speak at Southern Virginia University on Friday, November 8 as part of a series of intercollegiate, interfaith gatherings in the Rockbridge Area.