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VSU’s Department of Art and Design presents Faculty Exhibition

VSU’s Department of Art and Design opened the Faculty Exhibition on Monday, Aug. 26. It was breathtaking. The gallery was filled with family members, faculty, students and professors who all came out to support and take in the artwork. Jazz melodies by the VSU Faculty Jazz Combo floated and intermixed with little comments on the pieces around the room. Two ...

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Valdosta City Council votes in support of renaming Forrest Street

On July 22, the Valdosta City Council voted in favor of renaming Forrest Street to Barack Obama Blvd. after DJ Davis, the vice president of A.C.T.I.O.N. at VSU, delivered a speech in support of this decision. The vote was almost unanimous. Councilmember Andrew Gibbs was the only one to oppose the vote. According to Gibbs, there is reason to believe ...

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Study pinpoints best and worst entry-level jobs

There’s often pressure to find a job soon after graduation which can be difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help students see what jobs are in-demand WalletHub.com compiled data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, Indeed.com and Salary.com to rank 108 entry-level jobs putting them in two different categories the worst ...

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VSU announces COVID-19 guideline updates for Fall 2021

Robbyn DeSpain, director of strategic communications, sent out an email concerning updates about COVID-19 operating guidelines. Since March 2020, students across the globe have had to handle the stress of college through online classes, mask wearing and social distancing in order to keep themselves and others safe. Since then, three vaccines have been developed, and the world is slowly opening ...

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VSU spring 2021 commencement updates

VSU graduates are preparing for their 2021 spring commencement occurring on May 7 and May 8 at the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. On May 7, the first spring 2021 commencement at 7:30 p.m. will be held for the College of Business, Education and Arts. May 8 will host the 9:00 a.m. spring commencement for graduate school, followed by another commencement at 7:30 ...

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VSU introduces new Online College

VSU’s new Online College of Career Advancements has been approved by the Board of Regents as of April 13. The college will include eight undergraduate programs that begins in summer 2021. Rodney Carr, vice president for student success, is the director of the new online college. He began the development of the college two years ago with other institutions while ...

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VSU Students’ eligible for summer and Fall relief funds

VSU is set to continue distributing the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) throughout summer and fall 2021 semesters. VSU began distributing the second round of the CARES Act, also known as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 1. Students that were eligible received an immediate $100. Afterwards, students were able to apply for any additional financial ...

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Fraternity starts petition to rename buildings

The Rho Epsilon chapter of the Sigma Lambda International Fraternity created a petition to rename the resident hall buildings of Brown, Lowndes and Patterson, which was submitted to VSU administration on April 19. Michael Tidwell, the president of Sigma Lambda International Fraternity, and the rest of the fraternity decided to prepare this petition as an attempt to break away from ...

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VSU works to recover the most common crime on campus

VSU Police Department has a method they encourage all students to take advantage of that will help handle the most common crime on campus, petty theft. Administrative Sergeant-State Certification Manager, Heidi Browning, said petty theft is the most common crime on campus and consists of students stealing items such as laptops, phones, game systems or anything of similar value. VSUPD ...

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VSU set to have five guest speakers for spring 2021 commencement

On May 7 and 8, VSU will have five guest speakers at the commencement who are healthcare workers to honor frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Crawford, vice president for university advancement, says the five speakers are VSU graduates. One of the speakers are psychiatric nurse practitioner Nishben Patel, who received her master’s degree at VSU in 2018 and ...

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VSU finally receives COVID vaccine

VSU received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine yesterday, March 9. VSU President, Dr. Richard Carvajal said, “They are Moderna doses, they came from the Department of Public Health and we believe it is enough to work with our 1A group.” 1A group are those who are 65 and older or have health conditions, etc. Appointments are now being set up. ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!