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Seminar held at VSU for managing student organization funds

VSU’s Office of Student Life held a Money Matters Seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 31 for representatives from various student organizations regarding how to gain and manage funds. The event featured a presentation by De’Essence Cox, a graduate assistant with the Office of Student Life, along with guest speakers Guy Ervin, accountant for University Advancement, and Student Government Association Comptroller Matthew ...

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SGA discusses new plan for parking, Blazer Trail Color Rush

Moving into the fourth week of the spring 2018 semester, SGA is pushing the envelope to make campus life better. The meeting’s agenda started with the introduction of Executive Director of Advising Robert Friedhoff, who opened the floor for discussion. Majority of the students in attendance asked questions about how advising has been from a student’s perspective. They expressed how ...

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Crime Report 1/19-1/28: Theft stays present on VSU campus

January 19,2018 At 5:19 p.m., UPD responded to Chick-Fil-A regarding an employee caught stealing merchandise. They declined to press charges. January 22, 2018 At 12:49 p.m., UPD responded to a stolen one card at the College of Education building. At 3:09 p.m., UPD responded to reported theft of bicycle from rack on the south side of the College of Education. ...

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Valdosta State University sends out accidental acceptance letters

For some students, getting accepted into college is the achievement of a lifetime. But, for some prospective VSU students, this lifetime achievement lasted only one day. On Jan. 23, an automated email was sent from the VSU Admissions Department to prospective students and students who did not apply to VSU congratulating them on their acceptance to VSU. “On Tuesday morning, ...

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Student diversity roundtable aims to unify VSU

A new initiative developed by VSU’s Department of Student Diversity and Inclusion aims to bridge the gap between the universities black and white populations. The new program is an effort to bring unity to the two communities, and those in-between. Dr. Gerald Williams, director of the department, said he spoke with several students who have had issues around campus that ...

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Crime Report 1/14 – 1/22: Bike theft wave sweeps campus

January 14, 2018 At 7:15 p.m., UPD took a report Hopper Hall in regard to a stolen bicycle. The bicycle was values at $110. At 7:45 p.m., UPD took a report of a stolen bicycle between Georgia and Reade hall. The bicycle was valued at $300. January 15, 2018 At 2:45 p.m., UPD took a report to criminal damage to ...

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SGA discusses energizer booths, rec center, new student fee

With the third week of the spring 2018 semester in the books, SGA has begun to settle into the swing of things. The first resolution of 2018 concerning the implementation and scheduling of energizer booths was unanimously passed.  These booths are aimed at collecting student suggestions and feedback to foster student participation and usage of the many university amenities at ...

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Helium balloons may be grounded by Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate will consider outlawing the release of helium-filled balloons by students at organization events on Thursday at the its monthly meeting. The senate will discuss this and other issues on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 3:30 p.m. in the University Center Magnolia Room. The helium-balloon policy was submitted by the Environmental Issues Committee at the senate’s November meeting. Discussion ...

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Students react to new sign

Members of the VSU community, along with a good portion of Valdosta commuters, have probably noticed a flashy new electric sign popping up around campus. In early January, the new sign was first positioned on the lawn in front of the Student Union at the intersection of North Oak Street and Baytree Road. The first message that was broadcasted at ...

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Tennessee residents receive in-state tuition for VSU

The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved Valdosta State and nine other institutions to extend in-state tuition to eligible residents of Tennessee starting this spring semester. Starting the academic year of 2015, VSU offered the Border States Waiver for all residents of Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. “We are very excited about this announcement,” Ryan ...

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