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RAD available for class credit fall 2011

 Calling all females!…if you want to learn self-defense techniques, gain self-confidence and snag some elective course credit at the same time, the Rape Aggression Defense program will offer credit hours for the first time beginning fall 2011.  The R.A.D. class has been offered at Valdosta State to all female students, faculty, staff and non-students for some time, but it has ...

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VSU to welcome more exchange students

 Eighteen students from a South Korean university are currently enrolled at VSU through a new program. Next spring, that number could increase to 120.  “Students want to come here, and we’re happy to have them,” Lauren Braun, International Student Advisor, said.   For the past three years, VSU and Dongguk University in Seoul, South Korea, have been working on the 1:3 ...

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SGA discusses parking meters on campus

 Controversy arose late Monday night when the idea that parking meters could be installed around VSU’s campus came up at the Student Government Association’s weekly meeting.  The Parking and Transportation Department discussed the issue at a recent meeting.  The department would temporarily implement parking meters at parking spots around campus to create more revenue.  Some SGA senators feel that this ...

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Withdrawal policy ignored by students

Students have not responded to the new policy limiting them to five withdrawals in their undergraduate career, Stanley Jones, registrar, said.    As of a couple weeks ago, the number of class withdrawals was only around 100 fewer than a year ago, meaning many students are still withdrawing from classes at nearly the same rate as they have in the ...

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Legislators make a new HOPE plan

 The more than 3,800 students receiving the HOPE scholarship at VSU may have to take out more loans to pay for college to make up for budget cuts coming from Georgia’s capitol.  Tuesday, the Georgia House approved Gov. Nathan Deal’s HOPE bill, with an amendment that reduced the GPA students must maintain in college to keep the new Zell Miller ...

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Student struck by car

A VSU student is recovering from injuries after being struck while crossing a street on campus by a vehicle. Around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Miranda McNeal was crossing Brookwood Drive, heading towards the Fine Arts building when she was struck by a 1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo. McNeal was hit on her left side, suffering injuries to her hip bone. According to ...

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VSU offers new online degrees

 For the first time ever, VSU undergraduates can stay home…and still earn their entire degree without ever having to enter the classroom.  Beginning fall 2011, VSU will offer complete online degrees in criminal justice, office administration and technology, and legal assistant studies, with many other programs to follow.  “This newly adopted program is designed to convenience such students that may ...

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Faculty senate re-evaluating

The Faculty Senate discussed the continuous problem of students not completing Student Opinion of Instructions, also known as SOIs, during Thursday’s meeting.  Teacher evaluations ( SOIs) have been a point of concern since the response rate decreased as the transition was made from paper form to electronic in fall 2010.  All faculty members are instructed to administer student evaluations for ...

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Food vendor gets canned

They say, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you”. Well VSU didn’t bite that hand, but it will send it away and hire a new one.   After five years of serving as the primary food vendor for VSU, Sodexo’s contract was not renewed. Starting in May, Chartwells will take over serving the campus’ food.   According to Sodexo General Manager, ...

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Faculty senate to discuss course eval policy

 The Faculty Senate will meet today at 3:30 p.m. in the UC Magnolia Room to discuss online teacher evaluations, possible revisions to the outdoor lighting policy, and waiving a policy relating to returning students, among other business.  As of Fall 2010, all VSU classes began to use online teacher evaluations, known as Student Opinion of Instructions.  This has become a ...

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