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Campus closed Wednesday due to Hurricane Idalia

VSU campus will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 30 due to Hurricane Idalia. VSU will be closed from 8 a.m. till midnight. The hurricane will pass through Valdosta from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students living on campus have been advised to be safe and stay inside. VSU is planning on reopening on Thursday, Aug. 31.  Face-to-face classes are canceled ...

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Fall 2023 Semester Underway at VSU

August has arrived and so has the fall semester at Valdosta State University. The scenic campus is once again teeming with life. Students have locked in their classes for the rest of the year and are settling into the hustle and bustle that comes with college. When asked how they feel about VSU, student’s responses varied. Some enjoy the diversity ...

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Tour Challenge: Beyoncé or Taylor Swift?

Two of the most successful recording artists in this generation, both with incredible talent and devoted fanbases, have made a monumental impact for people all over the world. But which star can claim to have the bigger and better tour- Beyoncé or Taylor Swift?  Both artists are currently touring on their respective world tours, Beyoncé on her Renaissance and Taylor on ...

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Odum Now Closed on Saturdays

Odum Library’s hours of operation have changed as Valdosta State University continues to face unemployment rates. Odum is now closed on Saturdays, but the staff still offers all the previous resources. Services Director at VSU, Laura Wright, found when Odum is used most frequently by focusing on traffic patterns. “Very few students use the library after 10 p.m. Saturday was ...

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Win Tickets to the Midtown Music Festival!

To kick off the 2023-24 school year, we are proud to announce one of the biggest giveaways in Spectator history. One lucky Spectator reader will win four tickets to Music Midtown, a three-day concert in Piedmont Park in Atlanta featuring some of the biggest names in music today. Musical acts scheduled to perform at Music Midtown include Pink, Billie Eilish, ...

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It’s Happening- The Happening returns to VSU

The Happening is back again this year, and the lineup of businesses has faces old and new. Here’s what students can expect this year.   The Happening is an on-campus information fair that hosts campus organizations, local businesses, local religious and civic groups, and nonprofits. Games, food, and giveaways will be provided, and guests are able to sign up for organizations.  ...

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VSU shuts down philosophy and religious studies major

A traditional college major is no longer available for VSU students. In the Faculty Senate meeting on April 20, Dr. Sharon Gravett announced the deactivation of the philosophy and religious studies major that occurred early March. While no additional students will be able to start this major, those who are already in the program will be able to complete their ...

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A glimpse into the future of SGA

A new SGA team has been elected to serve for the upcoming school year. Students elected President William Burnett, Vice President Nevaeh Wallace, Secretary Jermaine Thomas and Treasurer Makayla Horner to serve as the executive team for the 2023-2024 academic year. Burnett, a music education major who will be entering his junior year, is excited to take the role of ...

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VSU gains new housing director

VSU has a new housing and residence life director. Dr. Ricky Clark joined the university in January and plans to make several changes. Before Dr. Clark joined Blazer Nation, he worked for housing at Mercer University for 13 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Southern Mississippi, his master’s in college student personnel administration from ...

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The International Program reorganizes

As VSU continues to make a few alterations within some of the academic programs, the International Program seems to be next on the list. The International Program focuses on supporting international students, as well as exchange students, accepted into the program while also providing study abroad programs and opportunities for students native to VSU. International students usually come to VSU ...

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