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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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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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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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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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Students question VSU President about the university’s future

Written by Bryce Ethridge, Asst. Entertainment Editor The Student Government Association held up its promise by holding a forum with President Richard Carvajal where students could ask any question without having to go through an appointment. Dr. Carvajal brought along Vice President Vincent Miller for subjects Carvajal wasn’t sure of. Although the event did not have a big turnout (only ...

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VSU mourns Dr. Mitchell

Written by Darla Dunning, Asst. Opinions Editor VSU lost a member of its community Wednesday. Dr. Joseph Mitchell, associate professor of public relations and communication theory, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. Dr. Mitchell was a quirky professor with a sense of humor that came across in his syllabus. One student shared her experience from taking his strategic design class. ...

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Ira Flatow: Science is the new sexy

Written by Julie Jernigan Ira Flatow visited VSU with a big bang. Flatow, award-winning television journalist and host of National Public Radio’s “Science Friday,” spoke on why “science is the new sexy” in front of a full crowd on Feb. 21, as a part of Valdosta State’s first Presidential Lecture Series. In his lecture, Flatow incorporated clips from popular shows, ...

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Carvajal hopes for understanding

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor VSU President Richard Carvajal is listening. And students gave him an earful. Chad Capers, Black Student League president, and Jasmin Martin NAACP president, called together a forum for their members to allow Dr. Carvajal to directly hear students’ concerns. This meeting was not a response to any one incident according to the two ...

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Spectator takes home awards

Staff Reports For the second straight year, The Spectator won nine awards at the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. It ties the second most awards the paper has ever received, and was the third highest total in the state. “They’re well-earned,” Gabe Burns, editor-in-chief, said. “I couldn’t be more proud of what this staff has accomplished, and each ...

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Students unite in hopes of change

Written by Juston Lewis, Asst. Sports Editor What began as outrage from hateful speech written on a bathroom stall turned into a plea for equality. On Friday afternoon, racial hate speech was found inside of Lowndes Residence Hall. Campus Police were alerted of the incident and began an investigation into the matter. The writings were not removed until Saturday, after several ...

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