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Student Union to name rooms

 VSU’s Foundation Inc. is allowing individuals, alumni,  and corporate donors to name rooms within the new Student Union,  scheduled to open in January 2010.  There are 13 rooms within the Student Union that will be reserved for naming, including the ballroom, theatre, atrium and various meeting rooms.  Naming of rooms begins at $250,000 and are payable up to five years. ...

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SGA elects four new senators

  SGA elected four new senators at this week’s meeting, further discussed the revision of the constitution and also allocated $200 toward a Relay for Life event.    Relay for Life members were the first to speak in Monday’s meeting.  In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Relay for Life organization will be holding several events in the upcoming ...

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Career Services hosts Fall Expo

 VSU’s Career Services hosted its Fall Career Expo Wednesday in the University Center’s Magnolia room, with a variety of organizations and graduate schools attended looking for prospective students and alumni.  According to Winifred Collins, Director of Career Services, approximately 200 students and alumni attended the event.  AVON, Frito Lay, GEICO, Hertz, Lowe’s, Sherwin-Williams, South Georgia Medical, Turner Furniture, Wells Fargo ...

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‘Zombieland’ tops the box office on opening weekend

Rachel Wayne Copy Editor vrwayne@valdosta.edu  Valdosta got a red carpet event for the opening of the zombie comedy movie “Zombieland,” which opened last Friday to the No. 1 spot and enjoyed a $24.7 million opening weekend. Thursday night, hundreds of people showed up at Valdosta Stadium Cinemas for festivities leading up to the midnight showing. As the movie was partly ...

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SHC offering flu vaccine now

Lisa Thurmond Staff Writer elthurmond@valdosta.edu  The Student Health Center now has the seasonal flu vaccine available to all students for $10. Students must call Farber to make a five minute appointment to receive the flu vaccination. Students may pay for the flu vaccine with cash, check or their Flex account.  According to the American Lung Association, “every year, an estimated ...

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SGA nominates judicial board

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  In the most recent meeting of the SGA, held this Monday at 8 p.m., the senators elected justices, nominated senators for empty seats and also attempted to review the newest suggested changes to the constitution, causing the meeting to run over two hours.  The first order of business was the judicial board nominees: Morgan Roberts, ...

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Comedy show a hit: Room reaches capacity during Wednesday night’s comedy show at the U.C.

Nina Wright Staff Writer nwright@valdosta.edu  CAB entertained VSU students with a comedy show on last night in the University Center.  Students of all classifications packed in the room, forcing the show to start late. Students were turned away at the door because the room reached capacity.  The crowd started to become anxious from the wait, but once the show started ...

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Clothesline project increases domestic violence awareness

Jasmine Hicks Staff Writer jshicks@valdosta.edu  In light of rising domestic violence in the Valdosta community, the Women and Gender studies program has made great attempts to increase awareness among the students.  Both assistant directors and activists for the WGST program agree that many types of domestic violence occur every day around our community and campus.  Now along with others they ...

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Faculty recieves new grants

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  President Patrick J. Schloss acknowledged that despite a $15 million budget reduction, VSU’s faculty and staff continues to provide opportunities, in such that VSU received $2,607,292 in new grants and contracts during the 2008-2009 academic year.�  In recognizing Ernest Duncan, one of VSU’s chefs in his 40 years of service, in a letter, Dr. Schloss ...

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Greeks of the week: Zeta Phi Beta, leaders in community service

Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu  The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta originated at Howard University in 1920 and made its mark here at VSU in 1977. As the only official Greek letter brother (Sigma Phi Beta) and sister organization in the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), the Zetas continue to strive for sisterhood, friendship and community service.  These standards the Zetas ...

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