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McKinney to give the state of VSU

By: Joe Adgie For the first time, President McKinney will give the State of the University in a speech on Friday. McKinney will discuss what VSU has done in the past year and plans for the university in the future. “Because Valdosta State University’s accomplishments, your accomplishments at our university, are deserving of recognition and acknowledgement, I have decided to ... Read More »

Senior editors say goodbye

Written by: Will Lewis, Olivia McLean, Rebecka McAleer, Joe Adgie, Hillary Straba   Will Lewis Editor-in-Chief It’s weird to write something in the first person. Working with The Spectator has caused me to grow increasingly comfortable with the third person omniscient tone of a narrator, but now I am casting that tone aside as I adopt something more personal. After ... Read More »

A new order for SGA

By: Joe Adgie The Jimerson administration passed the torch to the Barker administration on Monday night. SGA President Tyler Barker was sworn in at a ceremony in the Student Union, which also served as the final SGA meeting until August. Before he was sworn in, however, outgoing SGA President Will Jimerson had some final thoughts for his past year in ... Read More »

New building up and ready

Written by: Joe Adgie It took twelve years and $36 million, but the Health Sciences and Business Administration building is now open to the public. The building was officially opened on Friday afternoon in a remarkably well-attended ceremony, despite the heavy rains that day, and featured speakers such as the Georgia secretary of state and three VSU presidents, the current ... Read More »

Barker sweeps SGA presidential election

Written by: Joe Adgie  Tyler Barker is the next SGA president. He defeated Tamelonie Thomas in a landslide victory during the SGA elections last week, winning with almost a 2-to-1 margin. “Now, it’s time to get to work,” Barker said on Monday. “We’ve been discussing about shadowing (President Jimerson), and I really want to pick up right where he left ... Read More »

SGA contestants without challenge

Written by: Joe Adgie Nick Buford and Tamelia Hall are running uncontested for the vice president and comptroller (respectively) of the SGA. Buford, who is a running mate to presidential candidate Tyler Barker, hopes to “improve the student experience.” “My job is basically going to be to implement the president’s plan, but carrying that out through the senate and through ... Read More »

Students voting up and running for SGA

Written by:Joe Adgie Students can vote online today and tomorrow in the SGA election. Voting started at midnight last night and will continue until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow night. Headlining the elections are presidential candidates Tyler Barker and Tamelonie Thomas, who both spoke of their platforms on Wednesday. “I believe a lot of power is in the student body,” Thomas said ... Read More »

SGA talks privacy for emails

Written by: Joe Adgie If the SGA has their way, the emails you receive from the Students Distribution List will shrink dramatically. The organization passed a resolution during Monday night’s meeting that asks for changes to how the emails are handled. “We all know that there’s an issue with the Student Distribution List, and we get a lot of things ... Read More »

New provost: “unambiguous choice”

Written by: Joe Adgie Dr. Hudson Rogers will be VSU’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. Rogers will come from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, where he was dean of the Lutgert College of Business. “After a thorough and competitive national search, Dr. Rogers quickly rose to the top and was the clear and unambiguous first ... Read More »

SGA preps for CAB week festivities

Written by: Joe Adgie   Sevyn Streeter will headline SGA/CAB Week, a week that will also feature the SGA elections to determine the new executive branch and senators for the 2014-2015 school year. Streeter, whose single “It Won’t Stop” was certified gold in March, will be playing at the spring concert on April 17 at the PE Complex. The concert ... Read More »