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VSU bids Bailey farewell

 Dr. Hugh C. Bailey, who served as president of Valdosta State as long as most traditional college students have been alive, died on Oct. 5 at the age of 83.  Dr. Bailey began his presidency in 1978 when VSU was still called Valdosta State College and retired in 2001 from Valdosta State University. During his time here at VSU Bailey ...

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Students help Rivers Alive keep waterways clean

 Last Saturday had VSU students up the creek without a paddle, but what they didn’t lack was a bunch of garbage. � Multiple student organizations took part in Rivers Alive, an annual event hosted by the city of Valdosta.  Three organizations, The Collegiate Women of VSU, Black Student League and Chi Omega Sorority reported to the Oak Street Parking deck ...

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Former University president dies

Shortly after 10 a.m. today, Dr. Bill McKinney, VSU president, informed University employees of former VSU president Dr. Hugh C. Bailey’s death via email. “It is with great sadness that I inform the Valdosta State University family of the death of Dr. Hugh C. Bailey, sixth president of Valdosta State,” the email read. “Serving from 1978-2001, Dr. Bailey's legacy on our campus is apparent not only in its physical structure, but also in its spirit of strong community that we all value so highly.”

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Peanut-y professor comes to Powell Hall for seminar

Dr. Ye [Juliet] Chu works with peanuts—well, on peanuts. The next Science Seminar will take place at 4 p.m. today in Powell Hall featuring guest speaker Dr. Ye [Juliet] Chu, postdoctoral associate. Dr. Chu works in University of Georgia’s horticulture department at the Tifton campus. Though she’s been to various seminars, this will be her first time participating in a ...

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From condoms to roses: Golden Key members encourage safe sex

From left: Vontessa Kendall, senior middle grades education major; Terri Harris, junior communication sciences and disorders major; and Molly Seal, Health center graduate assistant work to create condom roses in a effort to encourage safe sex. Photo by Jennifer Gleason, The Spectator.

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Students feel campus lacks safe lighting

VSU students are still concerned with lighting around campus. Though many are well acquainted with the familiar late night walks around campus to and from their car, library or dormitory, some feel these walks have turned fearful.  This fear is frequently present among the students of VSU due to the dark corners, empty walkways and the lack of lighting among ...

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VSU professor hit by car

A VSU psychology professor will be unable to return to the classroom for the rest of semester after being struck by a car while on a morning bike ride Monday. Dr. Mark Whatley, associate professor of psychology, was riding south down Inner Perimeter road near Jaycee Shack Road at 6:30 a.m. when he was hit from behind by a Ford ...

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Take books, leave others behind at Odum Library

The “Take-One-Leave-One” bookcase, located in Odum Library, has revamped this semester. Previously a cart that read “free books”, the Odum staff decided it was time for a change. The cart has been replaced with a bookshelf located near the reference desk, on the second floor of the library. The redesign of the once cart, has opened up a larger world ...

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Keeping safe on VSU streets

          The VSUPD are concerned about crosswalk safety again.           “Last year, we had several students receive jay-walking tickets from the city of Valdosta for not crossing properly,” Russell Mast, vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, said. “I’m really hoping that students will walk on the lane all the time even when the walk sign is up.” ...

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Shuttle bus catches fire

 No one was hurt when a VSU shuttle bus caught on fire in a parking lot at North Campus at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.  The driver smelled smoke and pulled over to investigate, safely evacuating the two or three passengers.  As the students evacuated, the smoke began to intensify, prompting the driver to call police, according to Thressea Boyd, assistant ...

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