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VSU professor not guilty, not rehired

Despite his recent acquittal of battery charges, Dr. Frank Rybicki will not be allowed to continue his teaching career at VSU after spring semester 2012. Dr. Rybicki received a letter back in July from VSU administration, saying that he would not be getting a new contract for the 2012-13 academic year, according to Inside Higher Ed, a news source for ...

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VSU professor found not guilty

In the case that has drawn national media attention, VSU professor Dr. Frank Rybicki was found not guilty of the charge of injuring a student in a Georgia State Court on Monday August 15. It took a jury only a short time to come to a verdict of not guilty after a string of student witnesses took the stand to ...

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VSU takes back the night

Valdosta State concluded Sexual Assault Awareness Month Wednesday evening with its annual Take Back the Night ceremony in front of the university’s main campus. Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual event at VSU that has been going on since 2006, bringing about sexual assault awareness among college students. This year, TBTN consisted mainly of a candlelight vigil and ...

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Where’d all the lights go?

Much of VSU was lights out on Wednesday after a traffic accident occurred nearby, resulting in a several hour long power outage. According to a report from the president’s office, a female VSU student drove her vehicle into a power pole in front of the Shell gas station on Baytree Road around 12:15 p.m., knocking out complete power throughout the ...

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Valdosta to offer forensic science major

Valdosta State students will soon enjoy the benefits of the newly approved Strategic Focus proposals that became official at the April 15 Planning and Budget Council meeting. Each year, the council, headed by the Provost and made up of VSU faculty, meets to vote on the funding for Strategic Focus proposals and also the renewal of funding for previously introduced ...

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Librarian search narrows to two

The University Librarian Search Committee has narrowed its choice for a new library director to two candidates, Dr. Kimberly Kelley and Dr. Sarah Cron.  According to her resume, Dr. Cron received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at Indiana University and previously served as the assistant director for User Services for the library system at University of Missouri.  She ...

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Professor arrested for battery

 A mass media professor is facing battery charges in connection with an incident that occurred in his 10 a.m. law class Friday, March 25.  Assistant Professor, Dr. Frank J. Rybicki, was arrested Wednesday around 10:30 a.m., according to the Valdosta State University Police Department.  Dr. Rybicki is free on bail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Lowndes County Sheriff ...

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RAD available for class credit fall 2011

 Calling all females!…if you want to learn self-defense techniques, gain self-confidence and snag some elective course credit at the same time, the Rape Aggression Defense program will offer credit hours for the first time beginning fall 2011.  The R.A.D. class has been offered at Valdosta State to all female students, faculty, staff and non-students for some time, but it has ...

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Staying safe on spring break

 If you do not want the highlight of your spring break to be a trip to jail hundreds of miles from home, contracting an unwanted souvenir from a nameless hookup, waking up in a gutter with a new tattoo, or coming home with a third-degree sunburn, these tips may help you to stay safe throughout your 2011 spring break conquests. ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!