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VSU celebrates inauguration

Written by Amber Smith   Celebration will continue on campus as the University gears up for the Investiture of VSU’s ninth president, Dr. William McKinney. Events have been planned to fill the week leading up to Dr. McKinney’s investiture on Friday, as well as the following Saturday. Events, including symposia, have focused on engaged innovation in higher education. The biggest ...

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Undergraduate research symposium kicks off a second year

Written by Joe Adgie   Some of the brightest minds at VSU showed off their research this week at the Second Annual Campus-Wide Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday and Tuesday in the Student Union Ballrooms. This symposium featured research covering a wide variety of topics, such as homelessness among children, the methanol industry, the difference between phone types and why ...

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Odum much more than just library

Written by Quasha Ross   Odum Library now offers more than just books. Most recently, Odum Library participated in International Tabletop Day on March 30. This was a day for people to come together and play tabletop board games as part of the library’s attempt to bring the community together, according to Jeff Gallant, reference librarian. On March 18, the ...

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3D printing comes to VSU

Written by Olivia McLean   Although it sounds like a future invention, 3D printing has made its way onto the VSU campus.   This past year, VSU purchased two machines named the Replicator—a desktop 3D printer introduced in January 2012 and manufactured by MakerBot Industries.   “Basically, it uses plastic to build things in layers,” Michael Holt, assistant professor and ...

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Tapingo creates ease in ordering paying for dining

Written by Shane Thomas   Lines at the restaurants on campus are known to get out of hand during a busy school day. In order to fix this problem, VSU Auxilary Services has introduced the Tapingo service. Tapingo will allow VSU students to order ahead and skip the annoying hustle and bustle of lines, while saving them precious time in ...

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Students look forward to future at career expo

Written by Ben Skender   VSU held its Spring Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday in the UC Magnolia Room to provide and discuss employment opportunities for students and alumni.   “We’re pretty happy about the amount of careers fairs we have, which is one in spring and another in fall,” Kevin Taylor, interim service director ...

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Two-car crash reported outside of Centennial Hall

Written by Will Lewis Two cars collided outside of Centennial Hall in the early evening on Thursday. The accident occurred as Joshua Warner, accounting and finance major, was leaving the parking lot to go to a meeting on North Campus.  “I was pulling out to the stop sign by Centennial, and [Kourtney Harris] swerved in,” Warner said. “And I guess ...

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VSU hosts Georgia Academy of Science

Written by Jessica Ingram   VSU has been given the honor of hosting the 90th annual meeting of the Georgia Academy of Science from March 29 to March 30.   Donald Thieme, assistant professor in the department of physics, astronomy and geosciences, said that the last time the Academy met in Valdosta was in 2000.   “The Academy is dedicated ...

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Two trees removed from front lawn

Written by Will Lewis   VSU Landscaping and Grounds plans to replace the two trees that formerly stood in front of West Hall.   The two trees were mortally damaged earlier last month after framing the university building for over 20 years.   “They were split right down the middle,” Brett Ganas, assistant director of landscape and grounds, said.   ...

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Public ring sale angers players

Written by Eric Jackson   A business partnership between the VSU athletic department and Jostens Inc. has left many members of the recently crowned national champion football team feeling bitter. VSU Athletics and Jostens Inc. are offering the public the opportunity to purchase several different memorabilia jewelry items, including an authentic Division II national championship ring. The ring available to ...

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