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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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Where’d all the lights go?

Much of VSU was lights out on Wednesday after a traffic accident occurred nearby, resulting in a several hour long power outage. According to a report from the president’s office, a female VSU student drove her vehicle into a power pole in front of the Shell gas station on Baytree Road around 12:15 p.m., knocking out complete power throughout the ...

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Valdosta to offer forensic science major

Valdosta State students will soon enjoy the benefits of the newly approved Strategic Focus proposals that became official at the April 15 Planning and Budget Council meeting. Each year, the council, headed by the Provost and made up of VSU faculty, meets to vote on the funding for Strategic Focus proposals and also the renewal of funding for previously introduced ...

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SGA elections coming soon

The Student Government Association Election Platform Wednesday night in the Powell Hall Auditorium was packed with supporters and candidates ready to let their opinions be known. The debate included all of the candidates running for the executive positions of comptroller, secretary, vice president and president of SGA in the 2011 election. Presidential candidates Jasmine Coer and Graham Davis highlighted the ...

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VSU provides a safe space

In the last year, LGBTQ students have experienced an increase in bullying and violence as well as self-inflicted harm, but Valdosta State University will offer its first-ever “Safe Space” seminar, aimed at stopping this. The three-hour program will take place on Tuesday, April 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom A and will train faculty, staff ...

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Prof suspended after arrest

 The VSU police department is still investigating the battery charges against a mass media professor after he allegedly assaulted a student.  Assistant professor, Dr. Frank Rybicki, is on paid suspension until the investigation is finished. After that, decisions will be made as to whether or not he can continue teaching at VSU.    “I haven’t heard anything yet,” he said. ...

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Librarian search narrows to two

The University Librarian Search Committee has narrowed its choice for a new library director to two candidates, Dr. Kimberly Kelley and Dr. Sarah Cron.  According to her resume, Dr. Cron received her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science at Indiana University and previously served as the assistant director for User Services for the library system at University of Missouri.  She ...

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