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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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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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The Odradek unveils new issue

Written by Darla Dunning, News Editor The Odradek: VSU’s Literary Arts Magazine, hosted its annual unveiling and gala celebration for the 2016-2017 issue on Thursday, May 18, in the UC Theater. For the past 25 years, contributors and editors have submitted their work to the Odradek which is filled with writings of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, translations and visual art. During ...

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2018 Budget takes VSU two steps forward, one step back

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The school year has come to an end, so Valdosta State University President Richard Carvajal announced the budget plans for next year which show a variety of change for the university. Carvajal said that since the school has been in an enrollment decline in the past years, the current plans for next year ...

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SGA Election results announced

Written by  Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor With over 670 votes submitted, the Student Government announced its new and returning representatives for the next academic year. Maya Mapp, a political science major, was elected as SGA President for a second year, as 500 students voted for Maya to remain president and 172 voted to abstain. Mapp gave her input over ...

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It’s a big Deal: Georgia Gov. to speak at spring commencement

By Alex Dunn Graduation is coming up fast with only two weeks to go. It will be filled with smiles, cheer and also one very prominent commencement speaker, Gov. Nathan Deal. VSU’s President Richard Carvajal sent an email to the faculty and staff last Friday, announcing the big news. He expressed how exciting it is to have a notable speaker ...

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VSU recognizes Student Employment Week

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor VSU celebrated National Student Employment Week from April 10-14, recognizing the 1,200 students who work on campus. Human Resources and Student Employment hosted events that taught students about job employment and how to prepare for jobs in their future career fields. Nancy Deida-Carballo, human resources specialist, was in charge of the events and ...

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SGA Meeting turned Q&A Session: SGA discusses elimination of Student Organization Offices and more

Written by Julie Jernigan, Asst. Copy Editor Monday’s SGA meeting ran a little differently than normal. Besides the usual agenda, the executive board held a Q&A session with the student body to discuss any of their concerns. The decision to eliminate the student organization offices was one of the main discussion topics. Maya Mapp, president of SGA, said the decision ...

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