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Fountain device filters water in Union

Student Life is “going green.” By installing the Elkay EZ H20 water fountain filter on the Student Union’s second and third floors, the department aims to cut down on plastic bottle waste. “Student Life is trying to encourage reusing water bottles and trying to stop students from throwing away so much plastic,” John Writer, Student Life associate director, said. To ...

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Global Education promotes study abroad from both sides

A bit of Eastern culture traveled to VSU earlier this semester, as 100 Southern Korean students transferred in through the “1+3 program.” The academic program, set up with Dongguk University Computer Science Institute in Seoul, requires the students to study English while completing their core classes for one year in Korea before coming to VSU to finish the rest of ...

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VSU marches for MLK

VSU hosted a series of events in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ending with a march and candlelight vigil Wednesday night. Students met outside the University Center and sang spirituals on their march down to West Hall at 5 p.m. VSU NAACP, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Mu Omicron Chapter and the Office of Social Equity hosted the ...

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Alert possible false alarm

Suspicious activity was afoot on Friday, or so one student thought. The VSU police department was notified by a student that a male in a blue windbreaker was asking students to see student IDs by the Bailey Science Center. Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, sent out a mass e-mail alert to faculty, staff and students at 1:40 ...

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VSU one step closer to Ashley Cinemas purchase

Ashley Cinemas, Valdosta’s $1.99 theatre, might one day be no more when VSU’s purchase of the theatre becomes finalized. VSU’s proposal to purchase Ashley Cinemas for various possibilities such as parking space, lecture halls and even for demolition was approved in September by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents. “We have to look at the way the campus ...

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Enrollment rises for graduate program

VSU’s graduate student enrollment has reached an all-time high this year, boasting an enrollment of 2,361 students this fall, announced VSU’s interim president, Louis Levy, on Nov. 22. Increasing by 12 percent since the fall of 2010 and a 14 percent increase over the past 3 years, the graduate enrollment has seen such a dramatic spike, largely due to the ...

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Students plan to discuss diversity with forum today

Students concerned with diversity at VSU will get a chance to express their opinions at a forum Thursday in the UC Classroom 1144 at 7 p.m. A group of sociology students have made the decision to create a forum that highlights thoughts on whether or not VSU is diverse enough. This is an attempt to allow students to have a ...

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Blazers must beat UNA to save season

Following two tough conference losses the Blazers football team is faced with a must win situation against the University of North Alabama Saturday. Against West Georgia and for the second game in a row, VSU took a lead late into the fourth quarter, only to give up a go-ahead touchdown with little time remaining. The loss dropped VSU to 6-3 ...

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Student died Monday of heart attack

A VSU student and naval reservist died of a massive heart attack while jogging Monday morning. Ben Herron, age 22, was found around 9:30 a.m., on Old Pine Road by county workers. Herron was part of the fraternity Phi Sigma Kappa Psi and was a Criminal Justice major who was taking this fall semester off. He was born in Seoul, ...

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