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A slate of musicians to bring mayhem to VSU

On Friday, April 27 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., VSU will host the Mayhem Music Festival. This event is open to the public, free for all and will take place on VSU’s front lawn. According to John Wright, associate director of Student Life, and Robin Vickery, director of Student Life, there will be five total music performances from DJ ...

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Valdosta honors Madeline Pitts with “Maddie Day”

June 9 will officially be known as “Maddie Day” in honor of Valdosta native, 13-year-old Madeline Pitts who is fighting two forms of terminal cancer. The event will take place in Veterans Park. Maddie has been an advocate in the pediatric cancer fight for 13 years as she supported her sister Elizabeth who had the same form of cancer she ...

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The Pier plans to stay this time around

The Pier, formerly known as Flip Flops, has reopened in Remerton and has announced big plans for the bar in order to keep it open this time around. “The owner and management have years of experience, a real passion and a hands-on approach to see it succeed,” Cale Waley, the general manager, said. The bar opened on March 22 to ...

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Kultured Kampus creates scholarship fund for Gambian children

VSU students involved with Kultured Kampus plan to fund schooling for children in Gambia, Africa through a scholarship program.  This scholarship program is organized through Enactus, a national organization committed to helping the community through entrepreneurial action. Enactus has been an on-campus organization for over 25 years. They also manage other programs that focus on community service and entrepreneurial sustainability.  VSU Enactus created Kultured Kampus to import authentic African clothing into the U.S. for resale. This opportunity gives tailors employment ...

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Academic Support Center opens new tutoring service

Valdosta State University’s Academic Support Center announced recently that, starting in the fall semester, they will provide free, around the clock, online tutoring for current students. While the ASC offers peer tutoring on campus for many subjects, they cannot meet all of the 24/7 needs of VSU students, which is why they have decided to hire an outside company to ...

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Crime Report 4/16-4/22: Financial fraud becomes prevalent

April 16, 2018 At 12:56 p.m., UPD responded to a call about financial card fraud. The victim was not a VSU student. At 2:13 p.m., UPD responded to theft of services at Palms Dining Hall. No charges were filed. April 19, 2018 At 1:52 p.m., UPD got a report of financial card fraud in Langdale Hall. The victim is a ...

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SGA announces new homecoming resolution, Mapp exits

On Monday, April 22, SGA began its meeting with Former President Maya Mapp’s state of the association address. The speech was about two minutes long, but she first thanked the entire SGA for their hard work on and off campus. “I have had the pleasure of serving at this position for two years, and to see SGA go from night ...

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Undergrad Research Symposium takes over VSU

From April 10-13, VSU students showcased the results of their undergraduate research that some have worked on for two years. The 24th annual VSU Undergraduate Research Council Program Symposium showcased various research projects through panel discussions, paper sessions, 3-minute research videos, and the poster session. Research topics varied from pop culture in the media to creating a portable air pollution ...

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SGA discusses 2018 senate, Karaoke Corral, Student Awards

After not having a general meeting last week due to debates, SGA resumed normal business. The meeting could not have gone underway without congratulating its newest senate and executive board. The student body voted Jacob Bell, speaker of the senate, as the president of SGA for the upcoming academic year last week. Sen. Amea Thompson will serve as vice president. ...

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Wiegand teaches VSU about Southern libraries in the 1960s

On April 12, Odum Library welcomed a well-known historian who shared stories on what southern libraries were like in the 1960s for black citizens. Wayne A. Wiegand, an American library historian and author of over 10 books, gave a presentation titled “The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South.” It is also the title of his newest book. ...

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