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Student Union leads to new office locations

      With the opening of VSU’s new student union, several offices have relocated.      These relocations have led to empty buildings around campus this semester.   Offices such as Student Life and the Dean of Students have moved from Hopper Hall into the new union as the building brought forth more office spaces  However, plans for their old offices are already ...

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VP Kurt Keppler resigns position

�  Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Kurt J. Keppler has resigned after eight years at VSU. Current Dean of Students Russell T. Mast will serve as interim VP of Student Affairs until the position is filled permanently.   As of May 1, Keppler will assume the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Enrollment Services at Louisiana State University. ...

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Police investigate off-campus fight

The Valdosta Police Department is continuing to investigate  a brawl that occurred at the Sigma Nu fraternity house on Sunday Nov. 22, according to Major Ann Farmer of the Valdosta State Police. Around 11:30 Saturday night, Nov. 21, two party-goers were allegedly involved in a fight. One fight participant was then escorted off the property. He returned a couple of ...

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SGA holds last meeting; gives $7,000 to CAB

SGA held its last meeting this past Monday in the Odum Library Auditorium, addressing aiding CAB with their spring comedy show, the SGA holiday dinner next Monday, whether or not SGA members should dress up for their meetings, and a senator being elected Parliamentarian. Tatiana Lee, head of CAB’s Coffeehouse and Comedy committee, came to ask SGA to join with ...

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Random construction explained

As the winter break approaches, two major infrastructure projects have already begun, with a replacement of the main water and steam piping. Currently, the replacement of the water piping has been concentrated between Odum Library and Nevins Hall, causing a disruption in pedestrian traffic by blocking off main walkways.             However, this project is necessary, as some areas ...

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Student Union atrium, future building named

The Board of Regents along with the VSU Foundation has approved the naming of the Atrium in the Student Union as the First American Drugs Association Atrium. Jeff Sikes of the FAD has given the university a significant gift through the VSU Foundation. The VSU Foundation is a fundraising association that balances all of the school’s gifts and donations from ...

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Schloss addresses student fee

VSU President Patrick J. Schloss addressed university issues that have been going on over the past few weeks and answered student questions at this past Monday’s “Lunch with the President” meeting hosted by the Spectator. Dr. Schloss answered questions about recent student fee increases and incidents involving some VSU students. With the recent $100 fee increase by the Board of ...

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Vice President search begins

VSU began seeking applications and nominations for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) position on Nov. 27, when the first advertisement appeared in higher education job postings. The candidate will be selected by President Patrick J. Schloss by May 1, 2010. There are 18 committees total that will take part in the selection process for the new ...

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Spring 2010 fees increase $100

University System of Georgia students will have to dig deeper into their pockets for spring 2010 tuition, due to an eight percent budget cut announced by the Board of Regents on Tuesday. The Board increased the existing six percent budget cut to eight percent because of the decline in tax collections from the state. This will double last year’s institutional ...

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SGA hears from IT, Scouts

The executive board and senate of SGA discussed Information Technology and donating to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, nominated a new president pro tempore, and heard announcements from standing committees     at this Monday’s meeting. The first order of business was to hear from Joe Newton, Director of the Division of Information Technology. Newton first described to the senate the ...

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