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Dr. Schloss to perform with music department

On Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. the VSU Music Department will present a humorous program featuring the works of PDQ Bach. PDQ Bach, the creation of Juilliar professor Dr. Peter Schickele, is the fictional lost son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The recital will include faculty and student performers from across the music department, including the Presidential Brass Quintet and the ...

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Swine flu reported on campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu Several cases of H1N1 influenza have been confirmed on the VSU campus since the beginning of the fall semester, according to Health Center officials. “We had nine confirmed cases of swine flu in August and a few more the first part of this month,” Dr. Edwin Hiatt said. “Regular seasonal flu is not yet circulating ...

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VSU gets new shuttle buses

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu Due to enrollment increase, VSU added seven new shuttle buses to the university’s transportation service this past summer. From rainy days to summer days, several students wait at bus stops for the shuttle to arrive. Although some students decide to walk to class instead of riding the shuttle, others make use of the transportation service ...

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On-campus voting starts next week

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu  VSU will have a new option for faculty and students to vote on campus this fall.  College Democrats and College Republicans worked together with Deb Cox, the supervisor of elections for Lowndes County, to make it easier for our students and faculty here at VSU to participate in local as well as national elections.  Not ...

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Tenth annual book fair ends Mon.

Arel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu VSU will be hosting its 10th anniversary Scholastic Book Fair at the Dewar College of Education Sept. 8 through Sept. 14 with the hopes of instilling a love for reading in children.. The fair will be open on the first floor of the Education building from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will close on ...

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Students concerned about campus safety

Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu Campus Safety has become an important issue at VSU. Considering last year’s theft controversy to the Langdale Hall fires, the Valdosta State Univeristy Police Department plans to keep the crime down at VSU. Scott Doner, chief of VSUPD, urges students to be the eyes and ears on-campus. “If you see something, say something,” Doner said. ...

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President Schloss joins Talk 92.1 FM every Monday from 5-6

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  On Monday nights from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. President Patrick J. Schloss joins Dr. John Crawford, vice president for advancement, for a live radio show on Talk 92.1 FM to discuss topics regarding VSU and the local community.  This week Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, provided news and information on what’s ...

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Blaze FM back on air in new Hopper Hall home

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu   Valdosta is home to the radio station 90.9 FM, also known as Blaze FM.  The station, which was formally housed in the Student Union, had a delay sparking up this year due to legal issues involved with moving the station’s studio and antenna. There were several problems surrounding the relocation of their tower and antenna. ...

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Planning and Budget Council discuss future

Katherine Dowdy Staff Writer kldowdy@valdosta.edu   The Planning and Budget Council (PBC) joined together with the University Council in the University Center’s Executive Dining Room to discuss and revise the budget plan for 2010.   The main topic of discussion at the recent Planning and Budget Council meeting was how to maintain the student-to-faculty ratio.  With an enrollment total of 11,092 students, ...

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Constitution talks continue in SGA meeting

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  VSU’s Student Government Association held its second meeting of the year this past Monday, and many things were discussed, including upcoming elections, a new constitution, dress code policy, the possible forming of  Facebook and twitter pages and even the rumors about swine flu.  The meeting started off with President Kelli Cody listing important dates dealing ...

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