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Forum Speakers on Finding Beauty, Seizing Opportunity

and · November 8, 2016

James Lambert, assistant professor of English and the director of the Writing Center, and Edwin Mulitalo, defensive line coach for the football team, addressed students, faculty and staff gathered in the Stoddard Center on Friday, Nov. 4, about the value of education, serving others, and seizing opportunities.


Forum Recap: An Interview with Executive Editors at Sports Illustrated, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

· November 1, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Jeff Benedict, Director of the Institute for Writing and Mass Media at Southern Virginia University, conducted an interview-style forum with special guests B.J. Schecter, Executive Editor at Sports Illustrated, and Rick Wolff, Senior Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, in front of an audience of students, faculty and staff gathered in the Stoddard Center.


Executive Editors at Sports Illustrated, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Give Forum Interviews

· October 26, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Jeff Benedict, New York Times best-selling author and director of Southern Virginia University’s newly founded Institute for Writing and Mass Media, will conduct an interview-style forum with special guests B.J. Schecter, Executive Editor at Sports Illustrated, and Rick Wolff, Senior Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing, on Friday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center.


University Leaders Speak on the Importance of Institute at Forum

· October 10, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — President Reed N. Wilcox, along with other university leaders, addressed students, faculty and staff gathered in Southern Virginia University’s Stoddard Center on Friday, Oct. 7, about the benefits of attending Institute of Religion — part of the Church Education System of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


University Leaders Speak on “Resilience” at Forum

· October 4, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — A panel of seven university leaders from Student Life and the Athletics department addressed students, faculty and staff gathered in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University on Friday, Sept. 30, on the topic of “Resilience.”


NFL Films Producer Premieres “Steve Young: A Football Life” as Part of Inaugural Writing and Mass Media Workshop

· September 29, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Chris Barlow, Supervising Director at NFL Films, premiered his newest documentary “Steve Young: A Football Life” to a crowd of more than 800 students, faculty and staff gathered in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University on Friday, Sept. 23 as part of the two-day inaugural workshop of the school’s Institute for Writing and Mass Media, directed by New York Times best-selling author Jeff Benedict.


NFL Films Director Chris Barlow to Premiere Docudrama on Steve Young at Forum

· September 21, 2016

BUENA VISTA, Va. — Chris Barlow, Supervising Director at NFL Films, and Jeff Benedict, New York Times best-selling author, will premiere Barlow’s latest docudrama “Steve Young: A Football Life” on Friday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. in the Stoddard Center at Southern Virginia University.


An Interview with Interim Provost Dr. Scott Dransfield

· September 8, 2016

As announced on August 23 at Southern Virginia's annual university conference, Dr. Scott Dransfield, professor of English, will serve as interim provost for the 2016-2017 academic year. 



Graduate to Attend World-Class Musical Theatre Program in Scotland

· July 20, 2016

After three successful years contributing to Southern Virginia University’s music and theater departments, this fall Patrick Summers will begin a Master of Arts in Musical Theatre at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland — currently ranked sixth in the world among performing arts institutions.