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Blazer pride 5k Saturday

 The annual 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by VSU Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness happened on Saturday.  Registration began at 6 a.m. and the race started at 7 a.m. from the West Hall fountain on VSU’s main campus.  The perimeter of the main campus served as the course for the race.  The runners raced for 5km (3.1 miles) around the course.  Entry ...

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Georgia schools face more budget cuts for 2013-14

 It’s happening again.  VSU, along with all other campuses across Georgia, is under the threat of another 3 percent budget cut to its 2013-14 budget after Chancellor Henry Huckaby issued a directive Aug. 23.  This directive is in part a result of schools across the state failing to heed Gov. Nathan Deal’s request that state agencies “identify low-priority or under-performing ...

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New staff on campus excited for fall

Tamara R. Dennis   “I am Tamara (Tami) Dennis and I’m a new instructor in the College of Nursing. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 23 years at Colquitt Regional Medical Center in Moultrie, Ga. I’ve taught Maternal-Newborn Nursing and Women’s Health at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. I am currently completing my dissertation on PTSD and childbirth. I can’t ...

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Sheet signs might be banned

 The days of colorful and creative advertising for VSU student organizations could come to an end–at least for some areas around campus.   Last spring, a professor showed concern about the sheet signs damaging the life of pine trees around campus.  Areas around the P.E. Complex and fraternity houses are just some of the areas around campus where pine trees ...

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5k set for Saturday

 Kick-start the new semester with a brand new and more healthy lifestyle.  The annual 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by VSU Campus Recreation and Campus Wellness is coming up on Saturday.  Registration begins at 6 a.m. and the race starts at 7 a.m. from the West Hall fountain on VSU’s main campus.  The perimeter of the main campus serves as the ...

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Construction ends soon

 Students may be forced to take detours to class.   Though there will be major repairs and remodeling in various areas, the most significant construction is being done to both Ashley Hall on the main campus and the Health Sciences Administration Building on north campus.  Ashley Hall is part of a historic renovation process.  Once completed, it will have faculty offices ...

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Spring 2012 commencement coming soon

Editor’s Note: The time of commencement for the Langdale College of Business Administration was listed incorrectly in the April 26 issue of the Spectator as 10 a.m. on May 5. The correct time is 1 p.m. on May 5.     ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Congratulations, grads! All commencement ceremonies are held in the P.E. Complex on Baytree Road. Parking nearest to the ...

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Hungry students learn about ill-fed community

On Wednesday night the Hunger Awareness Dinner was held to shed light on the issue of hunger and food waste around the community.  Speakers from various organizations such as: LAMP, Student Action Council, Haven, Peanut Butter and Jesus, Blazer Pantry and Hungry at Home were present to speak against the negative issue of hunger.  The event began as tables were ...

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Gas prices hurt VSU wallets

 As world leaders struggle to understanding rising gas prices, the VSU student population is heavily impacted by costs.   The rollercoaster ride associated with gas prices began its ascendancy prior to April of 2009.  At the onset, the price per gallon was close to $2 per gallon.  However, a peak of $4 per gallon, on average nationally, hit the pumps two ...

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Slut Walk seeks to change norms

 VSU has chosen to participate with the Slut Walk Valdosta today on the Palms Quad beginning at 5 p.m. for Sexual Assault Awareness month  The Slut Walk will proceed around the campus, and end at the starting point where there will be tables set up with information.  There will be speakers present at the event from the police department and ...

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