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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.


Mark & Jo Ann Skousen on Democratic Socialism and Democratic Capitalism

· November 1, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—At this week’s campus-wide forum, Chapman University Professors Mark and Jo Ann Skousen shared their perspectives on Democratic Socialism and Democratic Capitalism with students, faculty, and professional staff.


Sean Covey: Frameworks for Making Critical Decisions

· October 25, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—Sean Covey, president of FranklinCovey and author of several best-selling business books including “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens,” spoke to Southern Virginia University students about frameworks that can serve as guides in making critical life decisions.


Defining Moments: 5 Choices to Make the Most of Our Challenges

· October 18, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—Justin Knight, president and CEO of Apple REIT and a member of Southern Virginia University’s Board of Trustees, spoke at a University-wide forum about the perspectives he gained on adversity and purpose after a life-altering plane crash two years ago—something he called a defining moment in his life.


Deidra Dryden and Ed Mulitalo Teach Importance of Teamwork

· October 11, 2019

Buena Vista, Va.—To conclude Homecoming Week at Southern Virginia University, Head Football Coach Ed Mulitalo with Vice President and Athletic Director Deidra Dryden spoke to the campus community about the importance of teamwork.


Dr. Nasser Siabi on Serving God by Assisting Mankind

· September 27, 2019

Buena Vista, VA—The distinguished Dr. Nasser Siabi, OBE spoke at University Forum to students, faculty and staff about serving God by reflecting His light and assisting mankind.


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.