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Rain failed to dampen Earth Day festivities

Written by: John Preer     Fear of bad weather moved the Earth Day event inside.  Although the change of venue didn’t compliment the celebration of nature, attendants were still in high spirits as they observed the holiday.  SAVE spread the message of conservation with informational booths and “green” activities.   Attendants enjoyed free food and a live band, while gaining a new reverence for Mother Earth.  Children attending the ...

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March is Social Work Month: Mayor

Written by: John Preer In the first week of March, Valdosta Mayor John Gayle declared the beginning of National Social Work Month. The theme of this year’s Social Work Month is “All People Matter.” This campaign promotes the value of social work and highlights the accomplishments and vital contributions to the community that social workers have made. The information and ...

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Save schools VSU on global warming

Written by: John Preer Through the combined efforts of VSU’s student organization S.A.V.E. (Students Against Violating the Environment) and Dr. Ari Santos’ ethics and environment course, motivational speaker Dr. Gerald L. Durley presented a lecture on environmental justice and climate change in Jennett Hall Wednesday night. Born to a 16-year-old mother, Dr. Durley was placed in a special education program ...

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VSU email provides news to some, bothersome to others

Written by: John Preer   If you are a VSU student or faculty member, a certain format should be fairly familiar:  the initial of your first name, a middle initial (sometimes) and your full last name followed by “@valdosta.edu.” Every student is set up with an email address in a similar format when he or she registers at VSU.  This ...

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VSU email brings news to some, bothersome to others

Written by: John Preer If you are a VSU student or faculty member, a certain format should be fairly familiar:  the initial of your first name, a middle initial (sometimes) and your full last name followed by “@valdosta.edu.” Every student is set up with an email address in a similar format when he or she registers at VSU.  This email ...

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VSU axes class again

  Written by: John Preer For the second consecutive day VSU will close its doors as winter weather storm Leon continues to paralyze many southern states in the country.  However, Valdosta seems to be catching a break from the really severe weather.  Besides the occasional gust of flurries and freezing rain, the city hasn’t fully experienced the kinds of conditions ...

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Winter weather advisory in effect; classes cancelled

Written by: John Preer   Winter weather storm Leon has been making its way across many coastal states in the region and the Valdosta area is expected to experience a wintry mix of rain and sleet. As a result Valdosta State University, as well as many surrounding county schools, has shut down and cancelled classes as of 5:30 pm Jan. ...

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Flu ravages South Georgia

  Written by: John Preer A deadly influenza virus has South Georgia in its crosshairs and is poised to strike again. The flu season is upon us, and reports from the Center for Disease Control suggest that young adults may be at a higher risk than other age groups. In recent months there has been an influx in the number ...

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McKinney hosts ‘Science Seminar’ series

by John Preer   Last Thursday, President William McKinney led a science seminar in Powell Hall.  More specifically, the seminar was about scientific skepticism and the social contexts that fueled the “Science Wars.” For those unfamiliar with the Science Wars, the name may be a little misleading because no actual wars were fought. The Science Wars were a series of ...

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Campus organizations help students relieve stress

by: John Preer   This Thursday from 3-5 p.m. the Counseling Center and the Psychology Club are hosting a “Stress-buster” in the West Hall rotunda. The “Stress-buster” is designed to assist students with the many different stressful situations that seem to come in abundance around this time of the semester. Without the usual fall break that students have grown accustomed ...

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