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Shirts tell victims’ stories

VSU’s Women’s and Gender Studies program is presenting its 5th annual Clothesline Project in recognition of Domestic Violence Awarenss month. During the week of Oct. 17, decorative shirts will hang on a clothesline on the Pedestrian Mall. The shirts will portray personal experiences of domestic violence. “We will provide shirts and paint to decorate the shirts; anyone can participate,” Dr. ...

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Withdrawal deadline today

VSU students have until 11:59:59 p.m. today to withdraw from a class without penalty. As of Fall 2010, all undergraduate students were limited to five course withdrawals, listed as a “W” on their transcript, within their entire enrollment at VSU. All withdrawals thereafter, without extenuating circumstances, will be recorded as “WF”, which for GPA purposes is seen as an “F.” ...

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New event aims to make science fun

VSU’s Chemistry Department will begin hosting Science Saturdays Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. in the Bailey Science Center. This upcoming Saturday, the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Initiative will have its first event to start off this year’s Science Saturdays in the BC Atrium consisting of science demonstrations and exciting hands-on activities for not only middle grades students to enjoy, ...

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ACA plays “Pops in the Park” today

VSU Music Scholarship Alliance will hold the annual Pops in the Park Jazz celebration today in the Amphitheater behind the Fine Arts building from 6-9 p.m. Pops in the Park is a music scholarship program held to raise money for VSU music students. The lineup of performers includes the VSU Jazz Ensemble, the New Jazz Ensemble, the Faculty Jazz Combo, ...

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Students can file SCIR

VSU’s Student Conduct Office has implemented a new Student Conduct Incident Report available for students, faculty and staff members to report incidents of student misconduct. According to Richard C. Lee, assistant dean of students for student conduct, the SCIR is a component of the school’s conduct management software program, called Maxient, which was implemented by the VPSA/DOSO in 2010. “It ...

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VSU aids military students

Last week VSU was once again recognized as a military-friendly school by G.I. Jobs magazine for their involvement in educating military veterans. The national recognition ranks VSU in the top 20 percent among other colleges, universities and technical institutions nationwide. Dr. Jerry Merwin has always had an interest in helping the military/veteran students at VSU. Promoting the “military friend” policy, ...

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Author talks about her ‘Fat’ journey

Professor Jean Braithwaite visited VSU’s campus on Tuesday to speak with students to about an epidemic that not only plagues Americans nationwide, but also the professor personally: obesity and eating disorders. While some students viewed the lecture as a positive journey through Braithwaite’s road to a healthy lifestyle, others questioned Braithwaite’s thinking patterns and drastic measures to get to the ...

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Gov.,Chancellor visit VSU

Chancellor Hank Huckaby visited the VSU campus to meet with student leaders for his series of college tours of the 35 college institutions of Georgia at the University Center on Sept 16. In his visit, Huckaby covered budget cuts, the discussion of the new Health Sciences and Business Administration building, and enrollment with student leaders. Twenty student leaders were chosen ...

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VSU rents used textbooks

Starting this fall semester, the VSU bookstore will offer a textbook rental program, giving students the option to rent instead of buy certain textbooks. Bethanie Brogdon, the director of University Stores, says that the announcement was made at the beginning of the school term. Like popular textbook rental sites, the Textbook Rental Program is designed to save students money. However, ...

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VSU nursing professor died Sept. 1

Nursing professor, Dr. Susan Wold passed away on Sept. 1. Wold was a dedicated instructor at VSU, having worked 13 years as a faculty member at the College of Nursing. Wold had devoted 42 years of her life in the pursuit of public health, working 42 years as a nurse and 35 years as an educator, according to the Valdosta ...

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