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Official guidelines for on-campus parking

Most students can agree there is nothing worse than coming back to a parking ticket after a long day of classes. At VSU, tickets are issued often because of the inadequate amount of spaces located on main campus. To avoid being fined, students need to know all of the rules and regulations of parking at VSU. Here is all you ...

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Beware the B.A.T.: UPD gives tips on bicycle theft prevention

In October alone, more than five instances of bicycle theft have been reported, with more occurring since, but with the help of the Bicycle Anti-Theft program (B.A.T.), students can potentially reduce the risk of bike theft. Instances of theft on campus happen year-round; however, fall semester is when UPD notice an increase in bicycle thefts. According to Patrol and Investigations ...

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Is campus lit? Students think no

Because VSU is a public campus, I never know who could be walking behind me on my way to night classes. This is why it is important for the campus to be fully lit at all times. “Certain areas on campus can get really creepy if you are by yourself at night,” Dante Hutcherson, a sophomore broadcast journalism major, said. ...

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Weekly crime report 10/16 – 10/22

Oct. 16 No crimes reported. Oct. 17 At 7:31 p.m., a student reported an incident of theft by taking to an officer. The student reported her stolen tires on her locked bicycle next to Reade Hall. Oct. 18 At 10:46 a.m., UPD took a report of damage to property. A student reported a dent on his vehicle. The location of ...

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Students share views on academic advising

VSU has many great advisers, but students agree the advising process could be improved. Taking the right classes in order to graduate is crucial to why advising is important. Advisers have several different responsibilities. They are in charge of informing advisees of any changes in degree programs or requirements and the standards for satisfactory academic progress. Also, they work with ...

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Jazz, caribbean rhythms flow through Pops in the Park

Pops in the Park was hosted by the Music Scholarship Alliance on Thursday, Oct. 5th at the Fine Arts Building Amphitheatre. This event featured performances by VSU’s very own: The Spotlighters, the Steel Drum Band and faculty and student jazz ensembles. Special guest Danté Flowers also entertained playing the piano. Flowers is the owner and chief executive officer of Enhanced ...

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Student Success Center offers helpful workshops

The Student Success Center has released several different workshops for students to attend during fall semester. These workshops are designed to serve as a compass to help students navigate their course work and get a clear bearing on success. These workshops include: “Academic Goal Setting and Role Management” on Oct. 26, “Critical and Creative Thinking” on Nov. 2, “Active Listening, ...

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CORE issues survey for National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month in September brings awareness to substance abuse disorders and celebrates those who’ve reached recovery. In honor of the special occasion, the Core Institute of Southern Illionois University is conducting their biennial alcohol and drug survey. This survey finds the general consensus among the substance use/abuse group on college colleges such as VSU. All participation is voluntary and ...

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VSU gets students ready for success

This year, VSU is starting up the Blazer Ready program once again to prepare students and alumni for life after college. The Blazer Ready program is a series of workshops designed to help develop professionalism and gain confidence in pursuing career goals. Students learn different skills depending on the workshop. VSU is offering eight workshops for the fall and spring ...

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Four unusual courses you may want to take next semester

Registration for spring semester is coming sooner than students can imagine. Aside from all of the core classes required at VSU, there are several unusual and intriguing classes every student needs to fit into their schedule. Here are just a few classes that may appeal to different students: Development of rock and roll, PERS 2360 If you have a deep ...

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