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SGA election results questioned

A special “Ad Hoc Committee” was approved Monday at the final Student Government Association meeting to investigate voting practices during the recent SGA Elections, which were held last week. An ad hoc committee is a committee created on an emergency notice in order to deal with an issue. “I came from a country that was full of corruption and I ...

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VSU takes back the night

Valdosta State concluded Sexual Assault Awareness Month Wednesday evening with its annual Take Back the Night ceremony in front of the university’s main campus. Take Back the Night (TBTN) is an annual event at VSU that has been going on since 2006, bringing about sexual assault awareness among college students. This year, TBTN consisted mainly of a candlelight vigil and ...

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VSU lacks famous commencement speakers

As Valdosta State University’s spring graduation ceremonies approach, it will continue to uphold its tradition of using set commencement speakers. Speakers for the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies include President Schloss, the Faculty Senate Representative, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Five Deans of Colleges, an SGA representative and an Alumni Association Representative. The University’s communications department attributes the current commencement ...

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Sankofa teaches life lessons

The African American Studies program has been honoring the accomplishments of Valdosta State University graduates for years, and this year will mark its Tenth Annual Multicultural Sankofa Celebration on May 5 at 6 p.m. in the Student Union Theater. The ceremony will acknowledge spring, summer and fall 2011 graduates. The words “san” (return), “ko” (go) and “fa” (look, seek and ...

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Schloss resigns

After three years at Valdosta State University, President Patrick J. Schloss announced to students, staff and faculty his departure from VSU to a University System of Georgia Executive position Monday afternoon.

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Technology fees to stay the same

The Student Technology fee is not likely to increase next year, according to a decision reached during the annual meeting of the Student Technology Fee Committee Tuesday evening in the Student Union. The Student Technology Fee Committee, which meets to enhance funding for support of technology, also advances teaching and learning, as well as advises on planning and budget allocations. ...

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Tuition, fees increase across Ga.

The University System of Georgia’s Board of Regents approved a three percent tuition increase and a special fees increase for fall 2011. Increasing tuition by just three percent and increasing fees across the state was a victory for the Board of Regents, who anticipated the tuition increase to be much higher because the giant cut the USG was given from ...

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Students celebrate African heritage

VSU students were able to break the stereotypes with the African Student Association on Friday night. Over 250 students attended the African Student Association’s first annual African Night.

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Admissions Director leaves VSU after 25 years

Valdosta State University Admissions Director Walter Peacock will no longer be with the school after this spring semester.    He has accepted a position to become the University of West Alabama’s director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, after working at the university for 25 years.  Peacock, who also attended VSU in the 1970s, has worked in admissions since 1977 and ...

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VSU faculty member dead

Dr. Anthelyn Jean Temple, a Registered Nurse, and the Associate Dean of the College of Nursing died April 11 at her residence in Valdosta. Dr. Temple is a native of Macon, Ga. She attended The University of Georgia in Athens, and Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and received her ...

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