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  1. More Campus Improvements

    February 24, 2016

    Campus just continues to evolve at warpspeed lately, and I have to say — I am one happy camper. It’s wonderful to see the school I love so dearly become better, and especially to see the kinds of changes students are really hankering for.

    One such change took place in the favorite hangout/cafe Jonzzey’s. The furniture has been updated and now complements the spiffy paint job and new menu and logo designs from the past year. I think that the wooden armrests on the chairs are a particularly handy improvement. Much friendlier toward textbooks and notebooks and food items. Take it from a klutz that flat surfaces are best.

    Personally, I am most excited about the improvements to the Rice Fitness Center. I love being able to use the school’s facilities every morning before class. The space is clean, utilitarian, and bright (a remarkably important thing at 6:00 or 7:00 a.m.). The expanded hours for the area now include later nights and Saturdays, which is also music to my ears. The fact that this school can nourish me intellectually and physically is an enormous plus in my book, and the new and improved facilities help make that happen.

    Though I graduate this May, I’m eager to hear about future development and to see the university become even more suited to students’ needs and desires. If there’s one thing that the last year has taught me about how business is done here, it’s that the voices of students are being heard, and the response is change.

    Way to be, Southern Virginia. Way to be.

    (Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Hannah King ’13 and Eva Sorensen Smith ’17.)

  2. 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.)

  3. Turkey Bowl 2015

    December 1, 2015

    What would the Thanksgiving season be without our annual Turkey Bowl? Last month, students met at The Fields to clobber each other (or snatch flags, anyway) in the name of good ol’ Turkey Day. I’m too chicken (terrible pun only kind of intended) to really participate in such things, but these guys seem to have what it takes. As well as far more energy than I have at the beginning of the day. I wonder if that same energy carries over to 8 a.m. classes?

    (Post by Madeleine Gail Rex ’16. Photos by Sarah Bench ’19.)

  4. Raymond D. Zinn: ‘Tough Things First’

    November 13, 2015

    Last Friday, we had the opportunity to hear from Ray Zinn, the longest-serving Silicon Valley CEO, as he told us about his keys to success. He focused on what he considers a primary tool: the willingness to do the “tough things first” and to work diligently. Zinn also gave a pep talk to the Southern Virginia football team and, following his forum address, privileged us with a book signing featuring his new book, titled “Tough Things First.”

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

  5. 2015 Homecoming Football Game

    October 25, 2015

    The Southern Virginia football team suffered a tough loss to Montclair State 45-0, on their Homecoming weekend. The Red Hawks led the way with 491 yards of total offense, compared to the Knights’ 176 yards.

    The Knights (0-5, 0-4 NJAC) were held scoreless throughout the game but saw action from QB’s Shawn Honeycutt and Jacob Hatch. Honeycutt was 7-13 and threw for 65 yards with three interceptions. Hatch went 1-8 with 28 yards and one interception

    On the ground Jared Watts led the Knights in rushing with 52 yards on 8 carries. Nathan Wilson led the way for the Knights in receiving with one catch for 37 yards followed closely by Bryan Lorenzen‘s three catches for 34 yards.

    The Knights’ defense recorded 68 tackles and a forced fumble that led to a Knights recovery. Chris Owens led the Knights defense with 10 tackles, followed by Joel Bergman who had 8 tackles and Sam Mellor with 6 tackles.

    (Post by Joseph Holland. Photos by Jordan Wunderlich ’15 and Eva Sorensen ’16.)