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2011-02-24

“Students Offering Support” to hold first meeting

“Students Offering Support” will hold its first meeting Monday 5:30 p.m. on the second floor of Powell Hall East in the conference room. The meeting is open to any students who feels they need assistance with substance abuse problem and also to those who feel like they would be able to help others through their own personal motivation and success ...

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Student struck by car

A VSU student is recovering from injuries after being struck while crossing a street on campus by a vehicle. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Miranda McNeal was crossing Brookwood Drive, heading towards the Fine Arts building when she was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. McNeal was hit on her left side, suffering injuries to her hip bone. According to ...

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Pop Addict: Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Who’s enjoying this lovely weather so far this week? I see some of the girls have brought out their dresses and sandals—giving the guys something to take a second look at! Go ahead with your bad self then. Now, it’s time to fix you guys a serving of what’s been happening in the lives of the rich, the famous, and ...

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Rape reported on campus says VSUPD

­­  Valdosta State University Police responded to a report of rape at 6:45 a.m. Sunday.  According to the VSUPD police log, officers responded to South Georgia Medical Center and to Hopper Hall.  Police Chief Scott Doner said the case is still under investigation and no further information is available at this time.  According to crime statistics on the VSUPD website, ...

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Mayor to give State of City

The recession has crippled the economy, but Mayor John Fretti sees this as the “Year the Bleeding Stops,” in this year’s State of the City address.  In this year’s 35 minute address, Fretti will focus on the recovery of the Valdosta economy, how it impacts our state and city citizens  and the triumphs of Valdosta‘s road to recovery in 2010. ...

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VSU offers new online degrees

 For the first time ever, VSU undergraduates can stay home…and still earn their entire degree without ever having to enter the classroom.  Beginning fall 2011, VSU will offer complete online degrees in criminal justice, office administration and technology, and legal assistant studies, with many other programs to follow.  “This newly adopted program is designed to convenience such students that may ...

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Faculty senate re-evaluating

The Faculty Senate discussed the continuous problem of students not completing Student Opinion of Instructions, also known as SOIs, during Thursday’s meeting.  Teacher evaluations ( SOIs) have been a point of concern since the response rate decreased as the transition was made from paper form to electronic in fall 2010.  All faculty members are instructed to administer student evaluations for ...

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One day only: IHOP offers free pancakes

 Students who want to enjoy a free stack of pancakes during mid-term week can head to The International House of Pancakes for National Free Pancake Day on March 1.  Every year customers swarm to IHOP between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. to savor a free short stack of pancakes.  In exchange for this free treat, customers are asked to make ...

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A legacy in jeopardy

 Ashley Cinemas, one of Valdosta’s two movie theater complexes, is known for its cheaper ticket prices, but there might be quite a bit you didn’t know about this theater’s past.  Now VSU wants part of Ashley Cinemas’ history. While long-term plans have yet to be made, the university wants to purchase the theater, keeping it in business and using the ...

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Blazers recognize seniors

Senior night was a huge success for the VSU men’s basketball team, as the Blazers took down rival West Georgia in front of an electric crowd, 83-76.  Going in to Saturday night, VSU (19-7, 6-4 GSC) held the upper hand on West Georgia (14-10, 5-5 GSC) in overall records, but the two shared identical Conference records.  “[Saturday’s game] was very ...

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