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VP retires after 20 years at VSU

 Earlier this week, Dr. Louis Levy, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, announced his intentions to retire as of Jan. 1, 2010 .  Dr. Levy has worked at Valdosta State for 20 years and is in his 10th year as vice president of Academic Affairs.  “I just decided it was a good time to retire. You get to a ...

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New buildings in the works

  Plans for a new Psychology building at Valdosta State will be presented to the Board of Regents in either January or February of next year. If plans are approved for the new building, which will consist of clinics, classrooms and offices, the two-story part of Converse Hall will be renovated, according to and President Dr. Patrick J. Schloss.  “No student ...

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Pave it or pay it

On Oct. 8, the Valdosta City Council made changes to the Stopping, Standing, and Parking Ordinance (2009-43) at the City Council Meeting. The ordinance now more clearly defines illegal parking and better explains the material that can be used for driveways and limitations on parking in front yards, according to the Valdosta City Website. Before the ordinance was changed, each ...

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Student Union to name rooms

 VSU’s Foundation Inc. is allowing individuals, alumni,  and corporate donors to name rooms within the new Student Union,  scheduled to open in January 2010.  There are 13 rooms within the Student Union that will be reserved for naming, including the ballroom, theatre, atrium and various meeting rooms.  Naming of rooms begins at $250,000 and are payable up to five years. ...

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Faculty recieves new grants

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  President Patrick J. Schloss acknowledged that despite a $15 million budget reduction, VSU’s faculty and staff continues to provide opportunities, in such that VSU received $2,607,292 in new grants and contracts during the 2008-2009 academic year.�  In recognizing Ernest Duncan, one of VSU’s chefs in his 40 years of service, in a letter, Dr. Schloss ...

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The Spectator talks with President Schloss

 The Spectator has the monthly oppourtunity to sit down with VSU President Dr. Patrick J. Schloss. This month the main topics of disscussion were homecoming, the complaints of the health center turning away students and the forum held on Monday in regards to the Confederate flag. Students are urged to submit questions to The Spectator for next month. Send questions ...

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Ask President Schloss

  Do you have any concerns or problems on campus that you think need to be addressed? If so, the Spectator is giving students the opportunity to share their concerns about VSU by asking questions to their president. Questions will be answered in the Spectator once a month. All questions should be e-mailed to gljohnson@valdosta.edu.

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On-campus voting starts next week

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu  VSU will have a new option for faculty and students to vote on campus this fall.  College Democrats and College Republicans worked together with Deb Cox, the supervisor of elections for Lowndes County, to make it easier for our students and faculty here at VSU to participate in local as well as national elections.  Not ...

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President Schloss joins Talk 92.1 FM every Monday from 5-6

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  On Monday nights from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. President Patrick J. Schloss joins Dr. John Crawford, vice president for advancement, for a live radio show on Talk 92.1 FM to discuss topics regarding VSU and the local community.  This week Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, provided news and information on what’s ...

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Planning and Budget Council discuss future

Katherine Dowdy Staff Writer kldowdy@valdosta.edu   The Planning and Budget Council (PBC) joined together with the University Council in the University Center’s Executive Dining Room to discuss and revise the budget plan for 2010.   The main topic of discussion at the recent Planning and Budget Council meeting was how to maintain the student-to-faculty ratio.  With an enrollment total of 11,092 students, ...

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