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  1. Photos: Pasta, Prose and Poetry

    March 27, 2015

    Besides the obvious benefit of having a title that can be rearranged in any number of ways to reference the event, Pasta, Prose and Poetry is a great opportunity to have a decent meal in an art-focused environment on a budget. Organized yearly by staff of “The Review,” the university’s literary magazine, the event promotes the exploration of literary ideas and marks the beginning of the season of excitement for the publication, given that it’s about to be released. Between the good food, the close friends and the expressive written art, the experience was phenomenal and one that I wouldn’t suggest that anyone miss next year.

    (Post and photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16.)

  2. It’s Election Season at Southern Virginia

    March 20, 2015

    On any other week, it would be unnerving to walk into Durham Hall and be met by hundreds of faces staring straight at you, but not this week! It’s election week at Southern Virginia, and what would election week be without the innumerable posters plastered around campus?

    I suppose it’s more important to consider what election week would be without the handful of dedicated students who spent hours putting those posters up, campaigning for positions on next year’s Student Executive Council. This week, we had the opportunity to hear from these students about their hopes and plans for our university, and I think that this is a demonstration of appreciation and love for Southern Virginia that shouldn’t go unnoticed.

    My housemate, Elissa Greenman, is this year’s vice president of campus programming, and living with her has allowed me to see how many late nights, early mornings, and effort those who are a part of Southern Virginia’s Student Association (SVSA) invest in the university. Perhaps that’s why I took more care with my vote this semester and why I’m looking forward to the announcement tomorrow of the 2015-2016 Student Executive Council.

    I have confidence that the Student Executive Council and the university’s hours of behind-the-scene work make a difference at Southern Virginia and can help the university continue to progress and develop, and I can’t wait to see what the 2015-2016 year brings.

    (Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16 and Eva Sorensen ’18.)

  3. A Concert ‘All About Love’

    March 17, 2015

    I recently had the opportunity to perform with Southern Virginia University’s Concert Chorale in a concert with the theme “All About Love.” As always, the pieces Dr. Carter selected for the choir included a variety of moving, enjoyable and downright hilarious songs.

    I loved the many moments during the concert when I could sit back and listen to the amazing solo and duet pieces, performed by some of Southern Virginia’s finest vocalists, musicians and performers. I also enjoyed listening to several performances by Bella Voce, the Southern Virginia women’s choir. All in all, it was a great night and I hope you enjoy reliving it with these photos!

    (Post by Hannah King ’13. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’16.)

  4. Remodeling Jonzzey’s

    March 10, 2015

    Arguably the most trafficked part of campus for the student body is Jonzzey’s. But the cafe has been in need of some TLC lately. Student Body President Kirsten Laurence and members of the Student Senate have taken it upon themselves to transform Jonzzey’s into the cleaner, brighter hangout on campus that we all want it to be. To accomplish this, the Student Association has been organizing fundraisers and asking family and friends for donations to help raise money for the project.

    Once the money is raised, it will be used to replace things in the cafe area like the chalkboard menu, tables and chairs, and couches. New lighting and paint will also be added to help the space. If there is enough funding, the hope will be to install a new sound system that will allow for music to be played throughout the student hangout.

    “KL, our Student Body President, has a real drive and vision for [Southern Virginia],” said Erik Flores, a member of the Student Senate. “She encouraged us as senators to contribute funds by reaching out to our friends and families to help improve Jonzzey’s.”

    Senator Flores has taken the initiative to coordinate two fundraising activities: The Fading Point’s Singing Valentines and cupcakes made by Red Umbrella, a local cupcake company, sold at a Knight Sounds event. Both helped to raise money and awareness for the project.

    “This university is special,” said Kirsten Laurence. “It takes an ordinary person like me and makes them into a remarkable student and leader. [Southern Virginia] has changed my life and many others. We want to give back to this university and show our gratitude.”

    This incredible project started on Saturday, March 7, and will continue throughout this week. As a student, if you are interested in helping out with the remodeling, please contact Kevin Prince.

    (Post by Delaney Bigelow ’18).