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Student Life plans to enforce GPA policy

by Jennifer Gleason   Last week, campus buzzed with rumors that student organization members would be required to have a 2.5 GPA to be involved. “That is, as many things in life are, just a rumor,” said Erin Sylvester, Greek Life assistant director for organizational development. The truth: Student Life is finally enforcing a policy in which members are required ...

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Peace Corps opens ranks to VSU students

by Khiry Clements   On August 21, the Peace Corps held an interest meeting for students interested in joining. The informational, held in Powell Hall, gave students insight to what the Peace Corps is about and which steps they should take to begin their Peace Corps career. “This is also to help seniors get a chance to finally get signed ...

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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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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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LEAP to prepare students for ‘world of work, life’

Written by Isaiah Smart   As the year winds down, students are still being regarded with importance as VSU joins the Liberal Education and America’s Promise Employer-Educator Compact initiative. The LEAP initiative is sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and aims to provide students with a higher quality education. The program’s purpose is to provide students with ...

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Electrical issue leads to building evacuation

Written by Neil Frawley   An electrical malfunction forced the evacuation of the Mass Media building on Monday afternoon. The incident took place near the journalism lab where a smell of burning rubber emanated from the ceiling tiles. Students became alarmed by the foul smell and quickly informed Dennis Conway, assistant professor of mass media, about it. “I went near ...

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Korean classes offered for fall

Written by Jennifer Gleason   Students can expand their knowledge of foreign languages further during fall semester with the addition of Korean language courses. The Center for International Programs, in conjunction with Modern and Classical Languages, has offered Japanese, Russian, Arabic and Chinese for years, and they are available again for registration in the fall. With over 100 Korean exchange ...

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Dead Day may pass away

Written by Shane Thomas & Jamal Tull   The VSU Faculty Senate will meet today at the UC Magnolia Room to discuss policies as the semester winds down. Among the issues to be discussed, the Faculty Senate will propose the elimination of “dead day,” the Tuesday of finals week when no classes are scheduled, from the University calendar. Also part ...

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