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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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Students stand up to cancer

Written by Jessica Ingram   VSU students will soon have an opportunity to fight for a cause.   VSU’s annual Relay for Life will take place on the front lawn from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday.   Opening ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m., and will recognize both cancer survivors and the teams that will participate.   Relay ...

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No winners announced in SGA election

Written by Joe Adgie The SGA Elections Board declined to name a winner for any of last week’s elections, stating issues that needed to be reviewed by the judicial and elections boards. Winners in the races for SGA executive board positions were slated to be announced at Monday’s SGA meeting, but instead it was announced that election results must be held until ...

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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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