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VSU’s Department of Art and Design presents Faculty Exhibition

VSU’s Department of Art and Design opened the Faculty Exhibition on Monday, Aug. 26. It was breathtaking. The gallery was filled with family members, faculty, students and professors who all came out to support and take in the artwork. Jazz melodies by the VSU Faculty Jazz Combo floated and intermixed with little comments on the pieces around the room. Two ...

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VSU’s Ethics Week encourages valuable skills among students

The Oxford dictionary describes the word ethics as the “moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.” This week, Nov. 11-17, Valdosta State educates students on the meaning of ethics through activities and presentations. From pizza parties to scavenger hunts, the opportunities to learn about ethics incorporate more serious topics into less serious activities. Many ...

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First Latina lawmaker in Georgia Legislature motivates VSU students

Brenda Lopez Romero, the first Latina lawmaker in the Georgia Legislature, knows what it takes to stay driven and keep up your reputation while in school. In 2016, Romero became the first Latina elected to the Georgia General Assembly and now represents House District 99 in Gwinnett County.  Her focus is on education, retirement, state planning and community affairs committees. ...

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Which courses should you enroll in?

Registration for spring semester is now open. It can be hard to decide what classes you should take; some students would like for the classes to be both interesting and beneficial and that is possible. Classes that you are required to take can end up being enjoyable for you. Janai Green, sophomore and nursing major, was required to take sociology ...

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Crime Report: Larceny continues on campus

Valdosta State’s crime is following the same trend. Most of the crime reports from on campus have been attempts of larceny. Larceny is a crime involving the taking of property from another business or person. Many of these acts of larceny involve the breaking into and stealing of personal items from the vehicles around campus. On Oct. 15, a VSU ...

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VSU hosts Turkish musician Latif Bolat

Mysticism of Turkey and the Sufis will be explored tonight, Oct. 29. Philosophy and Religious Studies club will be hosting Latif Bolat, a well-established Turkish musician, in April Library Auditorium room 1160 at 7 p.m. Bolat has traveled around the world, performing at multiple universities and events, and has released four successful albums in the U.S. He perform music and ...

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Crime Report: Residence halls high crime areas

Is Valdosta State’s crime following a pattern? Most of VSU’s crime reports consist of drug law violations involved with marijuana, leading to an arrest by Valdosta State police. There have been three cases of drug law violations since Oct. 12. That were three arrests of Valdosta State students in the past nine days. Many of these arrests are coming from ...

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Departments request funding to increase enrollment

With VSU’s retention rates increasing by 5 percent but freshmen enrollment decreasing by 8%, departments are working together to improve their methods of recruitment. This year’s Budget Advisory Council meeting was held on Oct. 18, where all departments presented their funding requests on not only equipment replacements and maintenance requirements, but also different approaches to recruiting new students. Keith Warburg, ...

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Faculty Senate addresses salaries at VSU

On Oct. 17, VSU’s Faculty Senate met and discussed a controversial salary modification study, along with several other topics at its monthly meeting in the University Center. President Richard Carvajal addressed the senate, beginning the meeting by touching on the coming changes to VSU’s current compensation and classification policies. According to President Carvajal, there are faculty members across several different ...

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Organized and modernized: VSU Bookstore completes renovations

  Recently, Valdosta State’s bookstore has been drawing a lot of attention. With the construction going on, many are wondering what could be next for the bookstore and what is to come of the second floor, which was previously used as the upper level area for clothing and textbooks. Construction for the new campus bookstore began on September 29 and ...

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VSU freshman enrollment down 8%

Updated on Nov. 13, 2019: The fall 2018 freshman enrollment was originally stated as 1,650. It has now been corrected to 1,640. There has been an 8% decrease in freshman enrollment at VSU. In Fall 2018, 1,640 freshman enrolled while in Fall 2019 only 1,530 enrolled. Tee Mitchell, associate vice president for enrollment management, and Barrie Fitzgerald, director of institutional ...

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