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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

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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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The theater department presents a ‘curious’ play

Sometimes, we may think limits stand in our way. Merely speaking with someone who believes in us, is all that we need as a reminder we can overcome our greatest fears and that-anyone-can do anything. “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” features Christopher Boone, a young scholar, as the main protagonist and his own hero. Boone’s teacher, ...

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Copeland Museum gleams into Black history

VSU’s Copeland African American Museum (CAAM) features different artifacts in Thaxton Hall with new hours provided for Black History Month. CAAM has a wide-ranging number of precious artifacts of African American descent that help to create the heritage that exists today. This includes letters from historical figures, instruments that were played by bona fide artists and clips from events that ...

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VSU introduces expanded health program

Just recently VSU and the University System of Georgia announced the expansion of the mental health services called Honesty, Openness, Perspective, and Empathy (HOPE) Connect @VSU. The new program provides mental health support regardless of time or location. According to Dr. Vincent Miller, vice president of Student Affairs, the program’s name was created by the SGA taskforce to brand the ...

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VSU puts new survey on MyVSU

With spring semester coming up and students coming back from winter break, VSU put a return to campus survey on MyVSU for students to complete by Jan. 11. Students may have noticed that when they log onto MyVSU, they will have to complete a survey before returning to campus. This survey will give information to health officials on campus like ...

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Valdosta State announces high enrollment growth

A virtual press event was hosted on Nov. 16 to give media outlets an opportunity to ask questions about VSU’s enrollment increase between fall 2019 and fall 2020. This is the highest enrollment increase out of all 26 schools in the University System of Georgia. According to USG’s enrollment report, the current enrollment is 12,304 while last fall 2019 had ...

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New Brown Hall renovations anger residents

On Oct. 29, Housing and Residence Life announced that they will be starting renovations in Brown  Hall in Jan. 2021. The renovations are expected to be finished by Aug. 2021. The renovations will focus on updating the style of the community bathrooms to private shower and toilet bathrooms with changing space. Brown Hall currently has 178 residents who all have ...

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Flu vaccines are being offered on Valdosta State campus

With the COVID-19, pandemic still running heavily through the nation, experts are urging citizens now more than ever to get their yearly flu vaccine, according to the Center for Disease Control. Influenza, commonly referred to as the flu, is a respiratory illness that can have a range of symptoms. Some cases can be more severe than others, especially for older ...

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