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Alumni recognized for success

                The College of Arts and Sciences held its second annual Alumni dinner in the UC Magnolia Room on Oct. 18 to honor VSU graduates. The winner of the Outstanding Alumni award this year was John C. Robbins, an internationally known criminal defense lawyer.                 The event was organized by Dr. Connie L. Richards, dean of the College of Arts ...

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CMVSU hosts “EyeCandy” auction

            The Collegiate Men of VSU hosted their first “EyeCandy” auction in Bailey Science Center, Oct. 24. The EyeCandy auction was held to raise money for CMVSU’s semester event, Women Appreciation Dinner. This auction was far from ordinary, where the bids were placed on women and men and the prize was a date including free entry into Glo Ultra Lounge.  ...

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Students get VIP treatment at WA

Terror filled the swamps of Lowndes County Wednesday night and crept into Wild Adventures to scare the pants off thousands of VSU students. It was the annual VSU student night at Wild Adventure’s Terror in the Wild event and many students braved the long lines to experience this year’s haunted attractions. “It’s my first time here, and it is a ...

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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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