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Celebrating Earth Day

 Students Against Violating the Environment (SAVE) will host Earth Day events in Drexel Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.    “The purpose is celebrating the community, celebrating the earth,” Austin Sullivan, vice president of SAVE, said.  According to the Earth Day website, the events are designed to raise awareness of environmental issues.  This year’s SAVE event will ...

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Blazefest promotes music homegrown in Valdosta

Update — April 20: The date of Blazefest has been changed to Friday, April 17. Music is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. and the event will last until 8:30 p.m. Blazefest will still be held on the Front Lawn. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————– VSU welcomes the community to the second annual Blazefest on the front lawn Sat. beginning at 12 p.m. hosted ...

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Etling recovers, may return next semester

 Dr. Larry Etling, associate professor of mass media, has relocated to South Georgia Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehab after being involved in a head-on car collision right before Super Bowl XLVI. � Though an email has been sent out earlier this week saying that he was in room 277, he has been moved to room 286 and can now have visitors. ...

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Major projects near completion

 With two major projects nearing completion and some other new developments, the university is showing no signs of slowing down construction.  The addition to Bailey Science Center, which costs approximately $3.1 million, is scheduled to be completed on June 1, while renovations to Ashley Hall, costing approximately $5 million, have a scheduled completion date of Oct. 1.  Sue Fuciarelli, vice ...

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Event raises awareness of sexual assualt issues

 Abuse and exploitation of women happens around the world, and the Vagina Monologues was created to raise funds and awareness for this rising problem.   The Vagina Monologues is a production written by playwright Eve Ensler.  Ensler interviewed over 200 women of all ages about their memories and experiences with their own sexuality.  “Each year is a different spotlight,” Alvinette ...

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‘Dancing’ gets local

 The Student Union Grand Ballroom will be twinkling as the Music Scholarship Alliance Board and the Golden Circle Board host their very first “Dancing with the Valdosta Stars” event Saturday, beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m.   This event is being held in an attempt to raise scholarship money for the music, theatre and dance programs.  Similar to ...

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Umbrella involved in student’s arrest

 William Mathews didn’t expect his Friday evening plans, a trip to a local coffee house, would land him in a jailhouse and cost him $1,000. � Mathews, a senior psychology major, was arrested Friday evening at 7:40 pm, and charged with theft by taking.  The item he was charged with stealing: a large black and white striped VSU umbrella.  According ...

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Vigil planned for Martin

CORRECTION:  April 5 – This story was written based on an email that was sent out to the Black Student League on Wednesday stating that the silent protest and vigil would take place today. DeAndre Jones, former VSU NAACP President, told the Spectator today that all Trayvon Martin events took place last night. We apologize for any confusion. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————– VSU’s ...

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Campus-wide event highlights research

 The very first campus-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium will begin in the Student Union Ballroom and Theatre at 9 a.m. today and will continue on Friday.   For the last 17 years, only students within the geosciences department could participate.  This year, the symposium is open to all undergraduates.  Dr. James LaPlant, associate dean for College of Arts and Sciences, is ...

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Presidential finalist announced

 After a nationwide search, Dr. Bill McKinney has received the recommendation as the finalist for VSU’s next president.  Don Leebern, chair of the Special Regents’ Committee for the presidential search at VSU, and University System of Georgia (USG) Chancellor Hank Huckaby  announced the recommendation in a press release Friday.  McKinney said that he is both very excited and humbled by ...

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