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Faculty Senate addresses salaries at VSU

On Oct. 17, VSU’s Faculty Senate met and discussed a controversial salary modification study, along with several other topics at its monthly meeting in the University Center. President Richard Carvajal addressed the senate, beginning the meeting by touching on the coming changes to VSU’s current compensation and classification policies. According to President Carvajal, there are faculty members across several different ...

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Organized and modernized: VSU Bookstore completes renovations

  Recently, Valdosta State’s bookstore has been drawing a lot of attention. With the construction going on, many are wondering what could be next for the bookstore and what is to come of the second floor, which was previously used as the upper level area for clothing and textbooks. Construction for the new campus bookstore began on September 29 and ...

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VSU freshman enrollment down 8%

Updated on Nov. 13, 2019: The fall 2018 freshman enrollment was originally stated as 1,650. It has now been corrected to 1,640. There has been an 8% decrease in freshman enrollment at VSU. In Fall 2018, 1,640 freshman enrolled while in Fall 2019 only 1,530 enrolled. Tee Mitchell, associate vice president for enrollment management, and Barrie Fitzgerald, director of institutional ...

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Crime Report: Drug law violations, vandalism on campus

In the month of October, Valdosta State Police has seen many of the same three crimes going on around campus. These three crimes are larceny, drug law violation and vandalism. Two drug law violations were made on Oct. 2. The first was at 1 a.m. at N. Oak St. & Baytree Rd. A VSU student was arrested for misdemeanor possession ...

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VSU’s new engineering technology degree coming fall 2020

A new engineering technology program will be offered at VSU soon that will allow students to focus on industrial technology. Currently, there are about 60 students that are engineering majors, and the program in this field only fulfills two years’ worth of required courses. Most of these students are planning to transfer from VSU to a school like Georgia Tech ...

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Author Lila Quintero Weaver visits VSU, discusses memoir “Darkroom”

Hispanic Heritage month is here, and the Spanish department is hosting different events all month long to celebrate Hispanic culture and its people. Grazyna Walczak is director of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and discussed the importance of the celebration. “It (Hispanic Heritage Month) has a good impact on the Hispanic community because it shows their contribution to ...

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SGA narrows on financial aid issue in Monday meeting

SGA stands up to GBPI about the burden of financial aid. On Sept. 30, the Student Government association sat down with Jennifer Lee, policy analyst from Georgia Budget and Policy Institute for a listening session. SGA had a chance to answer questions about how attending VSU affects their daily lives. “We started doing these listening sessions a few years ago. ...

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Vape: Flavor of danger?

Vaping has been on the rise in recent years due to its flavor and convenience. Initially, vaping was thought to be less harmful than cigarettes, but now, it may be under fire as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is looking closely at the different flavored nicotine juices and other substances users may be vaping in e-cigarettes to ...

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Student Recreation Center updates hours for students’ convenience

The Student Recreation Center gives VSU students and the community a chance to experience the wonders of a recreational safe haven. It provides individuals the exposure of a healthy program for their well-being. With all these wonderful activities to do in the center, the staff has decided to updates its hours, specifically on Sunday. “We added some hours back on ...

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