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Choosing the right major

Choosing your major in college is a critical decision. However, it takes some students quite a long time to decide what they want to do with their life. In fact, according to a recent Penn State study, 20-50% of students come into college undecided, and 75% change majors while in college. There are several things to consider when choosing a ...

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Academic Support Center opens new tutoring service

Valdosta State University’s Academic Support Center announced recently that, starting in the fall semester, they will provide free, around the clock, online tutoring for current students. While the ASC offers peer tutoring on campus for many subjects, they cannot meet all of the 24/7 needs of VSU students, which is why they have decided to hire an outside company to ...

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‘Studio 18’ showcases senior art majors

Valdosta State University is showcasing 14 graduating seniors work in “Studio 18.” Studio 18 is open April 15-30, featuring drawing, painting, graphic design, photography, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry metalworking work from the seniors. Cayla Burroughs, Daisy Daniel, Aubree Denton, Zachary Di Zillo, Logan Dotson, Kyndol Ennis, Colin Entz, Marlene Gray, Evan Gunn, Nikki Haggard, Maria Jaime, Selena Mondragon, ...

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VSU buries time capsule to commemorate the split of COAS

The VSU College of Arts and Sciences commemorated the long and stoired history of the college by creating a time capsule to display the work done by the college over the years. On Friday, April 13, 2018,members of the COAS faculty placed a time capsule in the ground. Earlier in the semester the college asked several organizations and faculty to ...

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VSU accommodates students with disabilities

Every student, with or without disabilities, should have the opportunity to succeed in life. The Access Office at VSU is dedicated to making those with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else on campus. The purpose of the Access Office is to create an accessible, inclusive and sustainable learning environment, where disability is recognized as an aspect of diversity ...

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VSU hosts ‘Skin I’m In’

Students gathered Wednesday, April 18 in the rotunda of Ashley Hall for an evening of poetry, community and self-expression dubbed, “Skin I’m In.” The event, hosted by the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and Deep Release Poetry Society, featured students sharing poetry on a variety of subjects in an open forum-style setting. Chatari Humphrey, a graduate assistant with the Office ...

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Help out for Blazer Build Month

Volunteering comes with a rewarding feeling, and if you are looking for ways to volunteer at the end of the semester, Habitat for Humanity  has partnered with Council of Staff Affairs(COSA) for  an event for all students: Blazer Build Month. This event is not only for the students but it’s for all the members of the VSU community. It’s dedicated ...

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Wiegand teaches VSU about Southern libraries in the 1960s

On April 12, Odum Library welcomed a well-known historian who shared stories on what southern libraries were like in the 1960s for black citizens. Wayne A. Wiegand, an American library historian and author of over 10 books, gave a presentation titled “The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South.” It is also the title of his newest book. ...

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Drink responsibly for Alcohol Awareness Month

  Founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD), Alcohol Awareness month was created in 1987. It was created in order to reduce the disgrace associated with alcoholism. It does this by encouraging people to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcoholism and recovery. Alcoholism is a chronic progressive disease ...

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Blazer Guardian app provides more safety on campus

The VSU Police Department has introduced a new app called “The Blazer Guardian App” to enhance students’ safety on and off campus. The app allows students to create safety profiles that streamline communication with UPD as well as friends, family members and classmates. The app also features a virtual escort which can be used to alert police when a student ...

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