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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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Opinion: VSU’s revised policies grants a step in the right direction

On Feb. 23, the University Policy Administration sent an email with an updated version on new or revised policies.  The policies include a revised non-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that adds gender identity and expression being protected by the policy. It also replaces binary and non-inclusive language in the policy.  VSU’s non-discrimination policy protects students and faculty of differing disabilities, race, ...

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Demolition of Converse Begins after Five-Year Vacancy

The demolition of Converse Hall Annex has begun after a five-year vacancy. It was rumored that there was asbestos founded in the building; however, this is untrue. In the pre-demolition asbestos inspection in Sept. 2018, Regulatory Compliance Services reported no discoveries of asbestos containing materials in Converse Hall Annex. Alan Sanderson, associate director for facilities planning, said this space was ...

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Truman Scholarship program opens for VSU graduates

VSU has opened their application period for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship program for students who want to pursue in graduate school or professional education. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Program is a federally funded scholarship granted to U.S. undergraduate students for demonstrated leadership potential, academic excellence and a commitment to public service. The program selects 55-65 Truman Scholars each ...

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VSU COVID response still evolving

VSU has been offering incentives for students and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccines, but not everyone is on board with being “bribed” to get the vaccine. The fall semester has started to return to “normal” because masks are strongly encouraged inside campus building but are not required. Those who are not fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to wear masks. ...

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Breaking: University Police investigating incident at Student Union

At 1:39 p.m. on Oct. 1, a mass text message was sent out to the student body regarding an altercation in front of the Student Union. University Police are responding to the incident, and the entrance to the building across from Hopper Hall is currently blocked off. As of now, the university is asking students to avoid the area. If ...

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Valdosta City Council votes in support of renaming Forrest Street

On July 22, the Valdosta City Council voted in favor of renaming Forrest Street to Barack Obama Blvd. after DJ Davis, the vice president of A.C.T.I.O.N. at VSU, delivered a speech in support of this decision. The vote was almost unanimous. Councilmember Andrew Gibbs was the only one to oppose the vote. According to Gibbs, there is reason to believe ...

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Study pinpoints best and worst entry-level jobs

There’s often pressure to find a job soon after graduation which can be difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help students see what jobs are in-demand WalletHub.com compiled data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford, Indeed.com and Salary.com to rank 108 entry-level jobs putting them in two different categories the worst ...

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VSU announces COVID-19 guideline updates for Fall 2021

Robbyn DeSpain, director of strategic communications, sent out an email concerning updates about COVID-19 operating guidelines. Since March 2020, students across the globe have had to handle the stress of college through online classes, mask wearing and social distancing in order to keep themselves and others safe. Since then, three vaccines have been developed, and the world is slowly opening ...

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VSU spring 2021 commencement updates

VSU graduates are preparing for their 2021 spring commencement occurring on May 7 and May 8 at the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. On May 7, the first spring 2021 commencement at 7:30 p.m. will be held for the College of Business, Education and Arts. May 8 will host the 9:00 a.m. spring commencement for graduate school, followed by another commencement at 7:30 ...

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VSU introduces new Online College

VSU’s new Online College of Career Advancements has been approved by the Board of Regents as of April 13. The college will include eight undergraduate programs that begins in summer 2021. Rodney Carr, vice president for student success, is the director of the new online college. He began the development of the college two years ago with other institutions while ...

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