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  1. Video: “I’m a Knight” – Kirsten Laurence

    December 3, 2014

    In this video, Kirsten Laurence, 2014-15 Student Association President, speaks about the growth she has experienced as a student at Southern Virginia University through forming close relationships with professors and embracing the university’s unique opportunities. A business major, she describes her experiences attending the largest CES Institute of Religion on the East Coast, serving in local organizations, and playing on the tennis team.

    (Video by John Worthington ’13.)

  2. Video: President Wilcox Forum

    November 14, 2014

    President Reed Wilcox and his wife, Diane Wilcox, spoke today about their love for Southern Virginia University and their faith in its potential. In their remarks, they discussed ways that the university’s leaders plan to improve the quality of life and learning at Southern Virginia.

    (Post by Hannah King ’13. Video by John Worthington ’13.)

  3. Video: Mark Gottfredson Devotional

    November 12, 2014

    Mark Gottfredson, director of global services firm Bain & Company’s Dallas office, spoke about leadership at a Southern Virginia University devotional on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. View a video recording of his speech below.

    (Video by John Worthington ’13.)

  4. Homecoming 2014: Day One

    October 16, 2014

    Maybe Homecoming just means more to me now that I’m about to graduate and betake myself, but I thought that this Homecoming was outstanding.

    The first event of the weekend was Rodney K. Smith’s devotional. Rod Smith was the president of Southern Virginia for seven years, including the year I was a freshman, so I felt that he was a particularly meaningful choice as the Homecoming devotional speaker. His message centered on investing in learning and becoming a lifelong learner. He compared his own experience as a young college student to those of us at Southern Virginia — choosing to attend a small college where our professors know our names, when we might have attended bigger and older colleges. It was a fantastic address. You can view the full speech below.

    After the devotional, I attended a mini-class taught by Provost Sowell. The class focused on religious iconography in annunciation paintings, and it was an eye-opener. Who knew that the presence of pentagons in said paintings could symbolize the crucifixion of Christ? Not this guy. Professors Jones and Crawford also taught mini-classes, titled “Science, Skepticism and Epistemic Humility” and “The Last Picture Show: Great Lessons from Great Art,” respectively.

    The Von Cannon library hosted an open house event with snacks, an opening of the archives and a new display of pictures showing a dozen or so faculty and staff members as young(er) folk. It was surprisingly hard to identify a few of them. I figure that everyone either aged well, or took somebody else’s photo as their own.

    At 4:00 p.m., the Ballroom filled with students, alumni, friends and Dominoes pizza. While chatting and socializing, the alumni organized themselves to share networking opportunities and career advice with current students. I got some good advice from Morgen Reynolds, alumna and adjunct instructor of English at Southern Virginia.

    To cap the afternoon off, I went to the campus bookstore, where The Fading Point hosted a release party for their new EP album. They sang a number of songs, including a few featured on the CD. The bookstore was filled to capacity, both with listeners and with awesomeness.

    (Post by Stephen Taylor ’15. Photos by Hannah King ’13, Jordan Wunderlich ’16 and Eva Sorensen ’18.)

  5. Photos & Videos: Commencement

    June 30, 2014

    We enjoyed a beautiful Commencement on May 8, 2014, with addresses by Elaine S. Dalton and three graduating seniors. View their speeches and a Commencement video below.

    Commencement 2014 Video

    Elaine S. Dalton

    Valedictorian George Ryan Sloan

    Salutatorian Sariah Benson Rodriguez

    Senior Speaker Gregory J. Turner

    (Post by Hannah King ’13. Photos by Brinn Willis ’07, Jordan Wunderlich ’16, Hysen Justo, and Hannah King ’13. Videos by John Worthington ’13.)