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Valdosta honors Madeline Pitts with “Maddie Day”

June 9 will officially be known as “Maddie Day” in honor of Valdosta native, 13-year-old Madeline Pitts who is fighting two forms of terminal cancer. The event will take place in Veterans Park. Maddie has been an advocate in the pediatric cancer fight for 13 years as she supported her sister Elizabeth who had the same form of cancer she ...

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The Pier plans to stay this time around

The Pier, formerly known as Flip Flops, has reopened in Remerton and has announced big plans for the bar in order to keep it open this time around. “The owner and management have years of experience, a real passion and a hands-on approach to see it succeed,” Cale Waley, the general manager, said. The bar opened on March 22 to ...

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Kultured Kampus creates scholarship fund for Gambian children

VSU students involved with Kultured Kampus plan to fund schooling for children in Gambia, Africa through a scholarship program.  This scholarship program is organized through Enactus, a national organization committed to helping the community through entrepreneurial action. Enactus has been an on-campus organization for over 25 years. They also manage other programs that focus on community service and entrepreneurial sustainability.  VSU Enactus created Kultured Kampus to import authentic African clothing into the U.S. for resale. This opportunity gives tailors employment ...

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Academic Support Center opens new tutoring service

Valdosta State University’s Academic Support Center announced recently that, starting in the fall semester, they will provide free, around the clock, online tutoring for current students. While the ASC offers peer tutoring on campus for many subjects, they cannot meet all of the 24/7 needs of VSU students, which is why they have decided to hire an outside company to ...

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Crime Report 4/16-4/22: Financial fraud becomes prevalent

April 16, 2018 At 12:56 p.m., UPD responded to a call about financial card fraud. The victim was not a VSU student. At 2:13 p.m., UPD responded to theft of services at Palms Dining Hall. No charges were filed. April 19, 2018 At 1:52 p.m., UPD got a report of financial card fraud in Langdale Hall. The victim is a ...

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Get to know the SGA comptroller candidate

Sophomore and current SGA senator, Krupesh Patel, is running for SGA comptroller for the 2018-2019 school year, and he wants to use his financial skills to improve VSU. Patel emigrated from India to Georgia when he was 10 years old, but if you knew him now, you wouldn’t know that he couldn’t speak a bit of English. “When I came ...

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‘Narkomania’ speaker visits VSU, discusses drugs, politics

Tuesday afternoon, about 40 people attended a talk by VSU’s Dr. Jennifer Carroll, an anthropologist who works with the CDC and is an assistant professor of medicine at Brown University. Carroll held the intriguingly titled event, “Narkomania,” a seminar examining how drug use intertwines with large-scale conflicts and society in general. The event took place at the Cypress Room in ...

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Get to know the SGA vice presidential candidate: Amea Thompson

Initially running for secretary, the public relations major and VSU sophomore, Amea Thompson, is now running to be the next SGA vice president. “I wasn’t expecting to be running for vice president, but I’m really excited because this is something I’m really passionate about,” Thompson said. “I feel as if I’m prepared for it.” Thompson is a current senator in ...

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Crime Report 4/2-4/9: UPD arrests non-VSU student for marijuana

April 4, 2018 At 9:57p.m., UPD made a traffic stop due to a broken tail light. According to the police report, UPD detected the smell of weed while approaching the car. The driver allowed UPD to search the vehicle but found no illegal contraband. Afterwards, UPD searched the passenger’s bag where they found a gram of marijuana. UPD arrested the ...

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VSU to receive BlazeVIEW updates

This summer, VSU students will be greeted with a new look and feel to BlazeVIEW, VSU’s online learning management system. VSU’s eLearning department and the University System of Georgia have decided that it is VSU’s turn to receive the makeover. Starting May 7, the update will go into effect. BlazeVIEW D2L Brightspace and GoView Brightspace D2L will transition to Daylight, ...

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