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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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Students get in shape at exercise symposium

Written by Brian Hickey, Jr.   VSU students will have the chance to learn about getting in shape this Saturday during the “Exercise is Medicine” symposium at 8:15 a.m. in Jennette Hall room 1111. The Exercise Physiology Club will host the event with an initiative to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of disease prevention and treatment in ...

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Grad students show off their research

Written by Amanda Usher   On Friday from 3-6 p.m., the VSU community piled into the UC Magnolia Room to see graduate students present their research during the Fifth Annual Graduate Student Research and Scholarship Symposium. According to Teresa Williams, administrative coordinator of the Graduate School, this year’s symposium broke the record for the amount of poster presentations by graduate ...

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Pearce appointed dean of the College of the Arts

Written by Neil Frawley   Blake Pearce has been appointed VSU’s newest Dean of the College of the Arts. Pearce has served as head of the department of art at VSU since 2000, and has served many roles during his 12 years. According to Pearce’s application sent to the Dean of Search Committee, Pearce wrote:  “I am responsible for all ...

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