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Relay for Life hosted on Front Lawn

Written by Hunter Terrell, Opinions Editor Valdosta State University held the 2017 Relay for Life on Friday, April 21, on the Main Campus Front Lawn. VSU hoped to raise $25,000 for the American Cancer Society during its movie-themed fundraiser that started at 7p.m. As of 3 p.m. on Monday, April 17, the Relay for Life of VSU had already raised ...

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Cover your eyes: partial eclipse rare but dangerous

This month VSU will witness something that hasn’t been seen in the continental U.S. since 1979, but we’ll have to look carefully. On Aug. 21 around 1 p.m., the VSU community will be able to view the beginnings of a solar eclipse as the path of totality moves across our surrounding states and through the northeast corner of Georgia. The ...

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Mapp is a team player

SGA President Maya Mapp took the nation’s capital by storm this summer. Mapp worked as a press and scheduling intern for Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia.   Mapp worked in Isakson’s Washington D.C. office for six weeks, working from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday.   “I learned that nothing was beneath me, and I learned a lot about myself,” Mapp said. “I learned how to be a better person, and it ...

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The Happening 2017: Vendors

VSU students will have the chance to explore the career opportunities at VSU and the businesses around the community at The Happening on Aug. 24. The yearly event is in its 26th year and will be held on the VSU front lawn from 1 to 4 p.m. The list of vendors for The Happening will be updated as more apply: AT&T ...

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Campus Carry is Now in Effect

Written by Alex Dunn, Campus Life Editor Photo courtesy of WCTV This month started off with a bang when the new Georgia House Bill 280, also known as “Campus Carry”, was taken into effect on July 1. The bill was proposed earlier this year to frequent and controversial debate. The campus carry legislation is meant to affect the University System ...

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Smith named Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief VSU has announced its new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Robert Smith, from Armstrong State University, will assume the position today. Dr. Robert Smith, photo courtesy of Armstrong State University. Dr. Smith, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, first moved to the south in 1982 to assume a position as an assistant professor of mathematics ...

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VSU IT department says ‘no’ to phishing

Written by Bryce Ethridge, News Editor In recent years phishing has become a big trend among hackers and scammers, but VSU Chief Information Security Officer Gary Miller and the Information Technology department have the students covered. According to its definition, phishing is the fraudulent sending of emails purporting to be from reputable companies to get people to reveal their personal ...

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VSU hosts Chief Legal Affairs Officer candidates

Written by Kelsey Dickerson, Editor-in-Chief VSU continued its search for the Chief Legal Affairs Officer on June 21 with the first of three open-campus sessions. Karla Walker, a local lawyer and partner at Copeland, Haugabrook and Walker, presented at the first session. Faculty, staff and students were welcome to the session and given a form to evaluate Walker’s credentials. Walker ...

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Dr. Carr named vice president for student success

Written by Darla Dunning, Content Editor. Photo courtesy of  Bainbridge State College. Dr. Rodney Carr will be returning to his alma mater in July as the new vice president of student success. For Dr. Carr, this is more than just a job, but the opportunity to transform students’ lives at an institution that has been there for his family during ...

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Chu named Director of Housing and Residence Life

Written by Hunter Terrell, Engagement Editor VSU has announced a new Director of Housing and Residence Life for fall 2017. Dr. Zduy Chu previously held the position at Georgia State for six years. In this role, Chu had oversight for comprehensive residential academic initiatives and services. He also coordinated first-year residential programs in addition to the programmatic curriculum for multiple residential learning ...

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Odum follows USG catalog change

Written by Darla Dunning, News Editor / Photo courtesy of Odum Library VSU’s Odum Library transitioned to a new library catalog system on May 26 so students, faculty and staff would have one catalog to search for materials at Odum Library and other University System Georgia (USG) libraries. USG decided to transition to what is known as a “next-generation library ...

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