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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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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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