News from 2020

Student Artwork to Premiere at London Exhibit

· April 2, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.—Senior art major Ryan Dubinsky’s art piece, “Echo,” was selected to premiere at an international art exhibition in London, England, “The Extended Body - Mixing Cultures,” from March 19- April 17, 2020.


Faculty Migrate Classes Online in Herculean Effort

and · March 27, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.—In response to the continued escalation of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Southern Virginia University announced on March 12 that all in-person classes would migrate to online instruction beginning March 23 through the end of the 2020 Spring Semester.


University Decisions on COVID-19 and Campus Operations

· March 13, 2020

Dear Southern Virginia University Community,


Northpoint CEO on Real-life Stories and Powerful Goals

· March 6, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.—John Plocher, Chairman and CEO of Northpoint Asset Management Inc., shared stories from his life with students, faculty and professional staff to teach three powerful goals: to be fearless, to let go, and define yourself by your internal accomplishments.


Black Student Union Helps Campus Honor Black History

and · March 4, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.—In commemoration of Black History Month, Southern Virginia University’s Black Student Union hosted events celebrating black culture from Feb. 17-21, inviting all members of campus to learn and grow together.


Former Olympian Richard George on Personal Integrity and Faith

· February 28, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.— Southern Virginia University Senior Advisor Richard George spoke to students, faculty and professional staff at a University-wide forum about the value of personal integrity and the relationship between honesty and faith.


Lauren Morrison (‘19) Accepted to Top Hospital in Nation

· February 26, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.—Southern Virginia University biochemistry major and pre-health professional Lauren Morrison (’19) is fulfilling her “life-long dream to serve in the medical field” after recently announcing her acceptance to the physician assistant graduate program at the Mayo Clinic—the top-ranked hospital in the nation.


Healthy Habits and the BrightKnight Initiative

and · February 21, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.—Suzanne Garcia, Director of Health and Fitness at Southern Virginia University, taught students how to develop healthy habits and introduced a new “BrightKnight” initiative to help inform healthy choices.


Five Reasons to Fall in Love with Southern Virginia University

· February 14, 2020

This Valentine’s Day, we asked on social media why members of our campus community first fell in love with Southern Virginia University.


Dr. Brigitte Madrian: Risks Worth Taking

· February 14, 2020

Buena Vista, Va.— Dr. Brigitte Madrian, Dean of the Marriott School of Business at Brigham Young University, expounded on Jesus Christ’s Parable of the Talents found in the New Testament and discussed “risks worth taking.”