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Watching President Nelson’s Live Broadcast as a University

· September 17, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—More than 1,000 students, faculty, and professional staff gathered in the Knight Arena on Tuesday afternoon to listen to a special message for young adults from President Russel M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Academic Convocation: Celebrating the Blessings of Education and Faith

· September 13, 2019

Southern Virginia University students, faculty, and professional staff celebrated the beginning of the academic year at its annual Academic Convocation. Following University tradition, the event began with a faculty processional in academic regalia.


Elder Robert C. Gay: Aligning with God to Return Back to Him

· September 6, 2019

Buena Vista, Va. — More than 1,100 members of the Southern Virginia University campus community gathered in the Knight Arena to hear from Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who spoke about aligning ourselves with God to reach our ultimate goal of returning home to Him.


Welcoming Southern Virginia’s Largest Student Body Ever

· August 30, 2019

At Friday’s Welcome Back Forum, President Wilcox kicked off the new academic year by welcoming Southern Virginia University’s largest student body ever.


Dr. David Cox Wins Book of the Year Award

· July 10, 2019

Written by Southern Virginia University Visiting Professor of History Dr. David Cox, “Lee Chapel at 150,” earned the Silver Medal for Best Regional Non-Fiction Book for the Year in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.


Graduate (’19) Bound for UVA Law: “Attending Southern Virginia was the Best Decision”

· June 11, 2019

Class of 2019 graduate Phil Soelberg is certain that his acceptance to the University of Virginia School of Law—a top-ten nationally ranked law school and Soelberg’s top choice—will open many doors for him. He also believes Southern Virginia University played a key role in his journey to UVA.


The Southern Virginia Theatre Presents “The Fantasticks”

· June 7, 2019

Highlighted by strong vocalists and charismatic performances all in an intimate setting, Southern Virginia University theatre’s production of “The Fantasticks”—the world’s longest running musical—is the perfect summer show.


Knights Awarded Best Domain at NCSU Hackathon

· May 15, 2019

Competing in their first ever hackathon at the North Carolina State University ‘Pack Hacks’ event, four Southern Virginia University computer science students earned Best Domain honors for their app, Vicinia—    a localized chat service that connects friends within a close radius.


Spring 2019 President’s and Provost’s Lists

· May 4, 2019

Southern Virginia University recently announced its Spring 2018 President’s and Provost’s Lists. These lists are compiled at the end of each semester and recognize students who have excelled academically.


Launching into the Deep: The 2019 Commencement Exercises

· May 2, 2019

Celebrating the graduating class of 2019 with family and friends gathered in front of historic Main Hall, Southern Virginia University held Commencement exercises on Thursday, May 2.