Sarah and I drove to Southern Virginia this weekend to visit the campus of SVU (Southern Virginia Universtiy). It is in Buena Vista (pronounced byoona), right next to Lexington. It was GORGEOUS! The campus is very old and full of character. Sarah fell in love with it. It is small, and rural, which she prefers. But best of all, it is LDS! Like an east coast BYU. This is the main hall, perched on the top of this picturesque hill. The boys dorms are in the top two floors.
We met with most of the administration and staff at the open house. They have a fantastic Art department and everyone was so friendly and encouraging. Now...we just have to earn the scholarships...cuz it is a private school with a BIG tuition. They require all their students under the age of 21 to live on campus (more money), but everything is within walking distance, and it is only 5 hours away from us. (So much closer than Dallin and Emily). The classes are small (total enrollment is 1,500) and they strongly encourage travel study for their students and provide fairly inexpensive trips every year. Needless to say, Sarah really wants to attend SVU...we will all have to work hard to make that dream come true.