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  1. Open House: A Taste of Southern Virginia

    February 10, 2016

    Open houses are a fantastic way to get a taste of what Southern Virginia University has to offer. Students can start their day with a rad breakfast buffet (those blueberry scones. Seriously.) and proceed to get to know some professors in mini classes, explore campus on student-guided tours, eat lunch in our dining hall, and glimpse what it’s like to be a student here at Southern Virginia. Those who are interested can also schedule meetings with coaches, auditions with those heading arts programs, and other such opportunities.

    You’d really be hard-pressed to find a better way to acquaint yourself with this university, especially when you take into consideration the $200 travel voucher provided to prospective students. For more information about upcoming open houses and how you can find yourself at one, check out the open house page.

    You can also read more about previous open house experiences in other blog posts, like this one and this one.

    (Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Eva Sorensen Smith ’17.)

  2. The Fifth Annual Honor Ball

    February 7, 2016

    There’s some old saying about how a picture’s worth 1000 characters on Twitter, or something like that, so I’ll keep this short and refer you to the pictures.

    Last Saturday’s Honor Ball was a classy shindig: Lots of sharp suits, dresses, ties, dinner jackets and ornate hairdos; fancy dance cards; somewhere in the neighborhood of 12,000ish delicious cream puffs, which might be exaggerating; live music from Virginia Military Institute’s Commanders Jazz Band; an impromptu snowball fight near the end of the dance; snazzy black and white decorations; great company.

    If you missed the Honor Ball, you can do two good things. You can take a look at the photos. And you can make a point of coming next year.

    (Post by Stephen Taylor ‘15. Photos by Sarah Bench ‘19.)

  3. Photos: Powder War 2016

    February 5, 2016

    Honor Week includes many wonderful traditions and opportunities for Southern Virginia students to gather together to form friendships, strengthen bonds, and throw colored powder at each other (and we keep doing it and doing it).

    In all seriousness, the powder war is one of the most cheerful and beloved traditions on this campus. Such wars are also fantastic photo ops. Enjoy these snazzy shots from this year’s powder war! (Also, isn’t the white snow a great backdrop? Really makes those colors pop.)

    (Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Eva Sorensen Smith ’17.)

  4. Photos: A Glimpse into Honor Week

    February 1, 2016

    What better way to celebrate a wintery Honor Week like this one than with warm, cozy treats? Last week, students congregated for the s’moremageddon following the snowmageddon, because everyone needs s’mores to get through a Monday.

    People braving the cold for their Tuesday morning classes met outside Durham Hall to fuel themselves with steaming hot chocolate and gooey donuts, and to write thank you cards to the university’s faculty and staff. This is a time-honored tradition at Southern Virginia and, in my opinion, one of the best parts of Honor Week. We all know how fortunate we are to attend this university and to work with such engaged, devoted and enthusiastic professors, professors who embody Southern Virginia’s core values and are willing to share both their experience and themselves with us. The reminder that we ought to let the professors know how grateful we are is one that I think invaluable.

    Later on Tuesday, students congregated in the ballroom for a special “Refinement Night,” where students practiced dancing, learned about art and refinement from Professor Doug Himes, and enjoyed refreshments (probably with their pinkies up).

    (Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Matt Anderson ’17.)

  5. Video: Al Fox Carraway Speaks at Honor Forum

    Al Fox Carraway, LDS speaker and author of “More than the Tattooed Mormon,” addressed the Southern Virginia University student body at the 2016 Honor Forum on Jan. 29. If you missed the speech, check out the video below!

    (Video by Rex Winslow ’16.)