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Future of public relations program unclear

Despite rampant speculation, no decision has been made on the future of the public relations program, according to the interim dean of the College of the Arts. During the first week of the spring semester, communication majors with an emphasis in public relations received some unexpected news about upcoming changes in the PR program. Public relations students were told that ...

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ACTION president arrested

The president of VSU club A Chance To Initiate Opportunities Now was arrested Jan. 28 for battery involving family violence and taken to Lowndes County Jail. In addition to being the president of ACTION, David Jonathan “DJ” Davis is a sociology graduate student and event coordinator for Deep Release Poetry Society. According to Lowndes County Jail records, Davis was released ...

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VSU mourns the loss of a student

Jackson Charles Bebiak, a VSU student and Phi Sigma Kappa brother, died on Feb. 12. President Richard Carvajal released a statement the morning of Feb. 13, informing students of the loss. “Jackson was a first-year management major from Marietta, Florida,” according to the statement. “VSU quickly became his home away from home, and he truly loved his time here. He ...

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VSU debate team finishes first tournament of the year

On Saturday, Jan. 21, VSU’s Speech and Debate team competed in the first debate tournament of the year, advancing to the quarterfinals of a nationwide competition. During this tournament, the debaters went up against opponents from different states to debate some of the most diverse topics of today. These schools included Spelman College, Florida State University, Park University, University of ...

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VSU Students Rank Tops in Global Virtual Sales Competitions

On Monday, Nov. 21, six VSU students in the Professional Selling (MKTG 4130) class taught by Associate Professor Dr. Gary Futrell were recognized during a virtual ceremony. “These students showed amazing dedication and a desire to excel,” Dr. Futrell said. “This is the first time we’ve participated in the competition, and they performed even better than I could have imagined. ...

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Top 4 survival tips for finals week

Finals are just around the corner, and for the majority of students, this is one of the most stressful times of the year. Studying and preparing for finals can seriously affect your mental health. So, how do you go through finals week without burning out? Here are four tips to get through finals. 1. Remember your limits. Above all else, ...

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Professor’s love is helping young writers

Dr. Emma Kostopolus, assistant professor in digital rhetoric, received her Ph.D. from Kansas University at only 28 years old. She has been at VSU for almost two years now, teaching a variety of English classes, including Composition I and II, Digital Writing and Professional Writing. Dr. Kostopolus has had a passion for English for quite some time now. She started ...

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Top 5 things to do before graduating

People say your school years fly by in the blink of an eye. At the moment you are told that you may think they’re wrong. You might think your school years are taking forever. However, those 8 a.m. classes will end, and the assignments will be eventually graded. So, until your graduation date arrives, what should you do? Take a ...

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Guide: Top 3 ways to stay safe on Campus

No one likes walking in the dark, especially alone. Imagine you’re walking to your car after a long day of classes. You’re excited to get some food from your favorite fast-food place or even just to have a minute to listen to your music as loudly as you want. As you’re rounding the curb that’s covered by overhanging trees, you ...

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VSU hosts multiple study abroad programs

It’s that time of year for students to consider and apply for VSU’s study abroad programs. VSU offers a broad range of experiences for students to choose from, with programs in Alaska, the Czech Republic, Dubai, Spain, Italy, Germany, Ireland and England. Studying abroad programs are a great way to experience new cultures and get a new perspective on life ...

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