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College of Math and Sciences finds new interim Dean

After former dean Keith Walters was arrested for the involvement of a child sex sting operation, Dr. James LaPlant took charge as the interim dean of the College of Science and Mathematics. As the new semester draws closer, Dr. LaPlant will resume his position as dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Dr. Theresa Grove will now ...

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VSU faculty encourages USG to modify contingency plan for Fall semester

While some students are happy about not taking online classes for most of the fall semester, some VSU faculty members are concerned about health risks that may occur with the university’s new contingency plan. Following the release of the contingency plan on July 2, VSU faculty came together to write a letter that voices their concerns and suggests modifications to ...

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VSU varsity sports scheduled to resume in fall semester

VSU’s Athletic Department is planning on having all varsity sports active during the fall semester, with new regulations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Herb Reinhard, director of athletics for VSU, said that he wants all students to understand upon return to make sure to do everything they can to prevent the spread of the virus. “It will be extremely important ...

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VSU classroom instruction will be adjusted

In-class functions will be adapting to Center of Disease Control guidelines as VSU returns to face-to-face classes this fall. According to a recent summer orientation discussion answering parents’ questions about the changes VSU will be making during the pandemic, Dr. Rodney Carr, vice president of Student Success, discussed how classroom instruction will operate. “Instead of putting 35 students in one ...

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Valdosta State is one of many schools planning for face-to-face instruction

On June 8, VSU officially announced plans to return to face-to-face classes this fall, aligning with the majority of universities across the nation. Some other universities that also plan to go face-to-face next semester include Florida State University, University of North Carolina in Charlotte and Georgia Southern University. The Chronicle of Higher Education, a news organization which covers colleges in ...

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Coronavirus and the impact on South Georgia

A VSU professor and one of her students are gathering data for a study they hope with eventually provide important information about how the current coronavirus pandemic is affecting South Georgia. Wesley McCauley, a senior, physics and astronomy major isconducting a study about the impact COVID-19 and how it’s affected South Georgia, according to an email sent out about the project. ...

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VSU professor and students develop possible COVID-19 treatment

Dr. Thomas Manning, VSU chemistry professor, has spent the last two months developing an antiviral application with some of his students that can potentially treat COVID-19. Before COVID-19 struck the U.S., Dr. Manning and his students focused on developing a patent application for cancer and tuberculosis. “We’ve been doing drug development for about 20 years. The number one focus has ...

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VSU IT eases process of Online Student Account Center

Checking balances have now become easier for students. The VSU Information Technology Department has now granted direct access to the Online Student Account Center. The OSAC is where students and any persons they authorize to log in can check balances created by tuition, fees and other financial payments between student and university. Before the change, students had to put in ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Melissa Wolfe

Focused on the health and wellbeing of VSU students, resident junior Melissa Wolfe seeks to truly represent the unheard students of VSU in her bid for the position of SGA president. From Tampa, Florida, Melissa Wolfe’s experience with SGA started at the beginning of freshman year after then-president Maya Mapp, our current SGA president’s predecessor, invited her and others to ...

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Get to know the SGA presidential candidate: Cassie Katen

SGA presidential candidate, Cassie Katen adapts Valdosta’s slogan “a city without limits” to steer VSU into advancing its campus “Without Limits.” Katen is in her sophomore year, majoring in history and secondary education. She believes that she is ‘the perfect candidate for president because of my drive.” “I am driven to not only better myself but to better everyone and ...

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