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2013-8-22

Blazer volleyball heating up for 2013 campaign

Written by: Neil Frawley   Big things are brewing for the Lady Blazer volleyball program. After 17 years away from coaching a Division II program, Blazers’ new head coach Mike Swan returns after coaching the Evansville Aces, a Division I program in the Missouri Valley Conference. “I am very excited to join the Valdosta State family and look forward to ...

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Five burning questions for VSU Football this season

Written by: Eric Jackson   1. How will the offensive line shake up?     Presumably the strongest offensive line in Blazer history is now gone and the vacancy draws doubt in this season’s success. VSU goes into the season with five unproven starters upfront. Preseason camp is solidifying who these five will be. Returning linemen Colin Glasco, Jesse Yancy, ...

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Transfer volleyball player challenges All-conference Lala for starting spot

Written by: Shane Thomas   Jessica Caraponale Codato arrives at Valdosta State from Division I Winthrop University in search of a home away from home. VSU represents a fresh start for the transfer, who already feels comfortable in her new surroundings. “Everybody is so nice,” Codato said smiling. “I feel really welcomed here. I talk to Coach Swan a lot ...

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New season awaits for women’s soccer

Written by: Alex Tostado   Blazer soccer is ready to pick up where they left off last season. The Blazers are coming off of a 13-5-2 season which ended in a first round loss at the NCAA Tournament. Third year Head Coach Mel Heinz is eager to get her girls back on the field to compete for a Gulf South ...

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HSBA building on schedule to open in spring semester

Written by: Anthony Pope   Construction on the new Health Sciences and Business Administration building on VSU’s North Campus continues on schedule with a completion date set for Jan. 2014.   According to Robert Tindall, associate director of Facilities Planning, they are 75 percent done with the project and are on the final stages of construction.   The HSBA building ...

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West Hall construction continues

Reconstruction on the West Hall roof and dome began in July, but the work is for cosmetic reasons. As part of the yearly maintenance that Facilities Planning oversees, sections of the roof are being replaced.

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Charges and chewing gum

Welcome back, students! We’re charging up for a new semester, and we’re seeing a lot of new changes this semester. From a new Wi-Fi system for the campus to a new title for myself, (multimedia editor) everything’s getting stirred up around here. What better way to start off fall 2013 than with the energy to levitate? Today’s song is one ...

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Microsoft pacifies customers

Written by: Steven Setser   Welcome to the new academic year with a fresh edition of SpecTech. If you are new this year, welcome to VSU! SpecTech is all about keeping you up to speed with the rapid changing technology around us. I give the latest information on cell phones, tablets, computers and just about everything in between. I also ...

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VSU Wi-Fi gets an upgrade

Written by: Brian Hickey   Imagine logging into the Wi-Fi once and not needing to again. At the beginning of fall semester, VSU presented its new Wi-Fi network powered by SmartPass Connect which gives the option to login only once to the Wi-Fi with each registered device. This is a big change from past Wi-Fi usage as students were required ...

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Jimerson plans changes for SGA

New SGA president Will Jimerson came to the first meeting of the semester with a road map to success, and left with renewed interest from the senators. That road map is a three-page strategic plan that Jimerson unveiled on Monday night, which discussed changes, improvements and ways to increase the SGA’s visibility among the VSU community. “[This is] everything that ...

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