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VSU welcomes new faculty members

With the growing student body bringing in more revenue, VSU was able to hire over 60 new professors for the new school year. New Faculty members have become a part of the VSU staff. With new faculty members in over 20 departments, VSU has a grand total of 60 new professors who are teaching this year. Even though all of ...

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‘Deaf World’ alerts to daily struggles

Friday, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at VSU will host the “Deaf, Deaf World” event in the Student Union Ballrooms B and C. Two sessions will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The object of the event is to raise awareness of the difficulty those who are deaf or hard of ...

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Clothesline brings awareness

Video By: J.J. Wortham and Lavisa Darling T-shirts tell the story, stories of emotional abuse, physical abuse and rape. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and VSU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program is committed to reminding students of the survivors and warning that it can happen to anyone. The Women’s Gender Study Program, headed by Dr. Tracy Meyers, is a ...

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Odum now has art, new additions

Over the fall semester, Odum Library has showcased art throughout several floors of the library. Some of the more recent features included the Lamar Dodd collection, pieces from Amalia Amaki and most recently the Ross Rosenberg Collection. On Oct. 28, the Odum Library will introduce these pieces and more as a gallery showing to students and faculty from 2 p.m. ...

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VSU presents Native American minor

Starting this spring, VSU will offer Native American Studies as a new minor for students. Dr. Fred Knowles is currently serving as Chair for this new program, which took a group of professors over five years to organize. Being a member of the Creek tribe himself, Knowles knows how important it is for people to understand the Native Americans heritage ...

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Homecoming brings pep rally, parade, step show

   Despite the constant threat of rain, many students considered homecoming week a success. The week’s events, including a pep rally, parade and step show, brought forth crowds of students full of school spirit.A pep rally was held in the PE Complex on Thursday. This year the pep rally included a themed lip sync contest.The performances were comprised different themes ...

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VSU may increase minimum SAT score

Valdosta State University administration and the Faculty Senate are considering an increase to the admission requirements on SAT scores for incoming freshmen. During the Faculty Senate meeting held on Sept. 15, a proposal to increase the SAT minimum requirements moved forward to the Educational Policy Committee by unanimous vote. The proposal asked for a total composite SAT score increase from ...

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VSU brings awareness to domestic violence

In acknowledgement of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, VSU has planned several events to help better inform students of the effects of domestic violence and ways to eliminate the pattern in the future. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence reported that approximately “1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.” Dr. Tracy Woodard Meyers, sociology ...

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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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