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Future summer semesters will reflect Juneteenth

VSU is altering summer semester timelines to account for Juneteenth, a federal holiday and what many consider to be the U.S.’ second Independence Day. Juneteenth, or June 19, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the U.S. Although the Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery in 1863, freedom would not come for all until June 19, 1865. Even though that day ...

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AI-generated essays raise concerns about academic honesty

New artificial intelligence technology allows students to generate essays, which leads to concerns about academic honesty. AI are algorithms created within specific limits and rules. However, the boundaries within these limits are vast. AI is able to generate new ideas, problem-solve, make decisions and learn. Webster’s dictionary defines AI as, “the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior.” ...

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Advancing Gender Equality: Celebrating International Women’s Day

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it is important to recognize the immense contributions that women have made throughout history and continue to make today.  This day is not only a celebration of women’s achievements, but it also serves as a reminder of the ongoing struggle for gender equality.  Despite significant progress in recent years, women continue to face systemic ...

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New art history minor for fall 2023

Starting in the fall, VSU students will have another option in their palate – a newly approved minor in art history. The new minor was given the green light during the Faculty Senate’s Academic Committee February meeting. The minor was proposed by Dr. Glenda Swan in the Department of Art and Design. “Offering a minor in art history shows how ...

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Friends remember VSU student Blane Stone

Blane Ashley Stone, a junior psychology major from Valdosta, died unexpectedly on Jan. 1, 2023. Stone was a member of Abundant Life Church of God. She enjoyed singing and acting. She also adored her 4-year-old daughter, Blithe Beck. A GoFundMe campaign was organized by close friends of Stone’s that is going to be used to purchase a memorial for her ...

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VSU Dance Presents “WEAVE”

VSU Dance is hosting their performance of WEAVE: The Spring Dance Concert on March 2 through 5. The show, a collection of stories and perspectives, serves as a love letter to the community of culture and a medium for exploring subjects such as grief, individuality, the elements and the concept of life.                 ...

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South Georgia Film Festival back in March

The seventh annual South Georgia Film Festival returns this year to VSU. The festival celebrates the art and the industry of filmmaking and will be held on March 3, 4 and 5. The SGFF brings the film and movie industry to Valdosta and shines a spotlight on local talent. “My goal was to create an event that would draw creative ...

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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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