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Four candidates for Provost/VPAA chosen

 The Search and Screening Committee is currently looking for Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and have selected four candidates to appear on campus for interviews on Nov. 9-19.   More than 50 applications were received for the position.   Initially, the 18-member committee interviewed all of the candidates in Atlanta during the second weekend in October. From the 10 ...

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Blazers look to redeem`09 loss at UNA tonight

 Nobody likes to lose to a rival.  That is especially true when it is in the form of a 62-27 beatdown on national television.  That was the case last season, when the Valdosta State Blazers faced the then No. 1 ranked North Alabama Lions.  The 2009 loss, in which UNA racked up 518 yards of offense, was the sixth worst ...

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Time to vote is near

     With Midterm Elections less than three weeks away, many students at VSU aren’t aware of the candidates or the importance of voting in local elections.  “I don’t know who’s running,” Ashley Hamilton, psychology major said. “I don’t watch the news.”   According to the Georgia Secretary of State Voter Registration System, Valdosta’s highest voter turnout in the latest election was ...

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Peace corps to recruit at Valdosta

 VSU students who are interested in indulging in another culture, while helping a community flourish can attend a Peace Corps recruitment event on Nov. 18 in the Magnolia Room in the UC.  The Peace Corps is an independent government-funded agency that sends volunteers to live and work in one of 77 countries for 27 months.  The volunteers must commit to ...

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Chefs get fancy with Ramen Noodles

Thursday night, Blazer Dining held their Ramen Noodle Challenge: Battle of the Chefs in Palms Dining Center. The event was part of Blazer Dining’s monthly promotional “Game On” series.

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SHC adds Saturday hours

 Students on campus who may find themselves sick during the weekend now have the option of visiting the Student Health Center during its extended Saturday hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Typically, the center did not include weekend service, operating only Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.   Aug. 21 marked ...

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SHC to offer STD testing

 The Student Health Center will provide free testing and information about Gonorrhea and Chlamydia from the hours of 3 through 5 p.m. on Oct. 21.  This event will inform students about the dangers of living with an undocumented and untreated Sexually Transmitted Disease.  All Students must attend a brief 10-15 minute meeting before they can be tested.   Chlamydia and Gonorrhea ...

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VSUPD stops solicitors

Solicitors were stopped by Valdosta State Police outside of the Student Union yesterday. Corporal Joshua Luke and other police officers caught members of an off-campus organization trying to promote their upcoming party by leaving flyers at various locations on campus. “Solicitation on campus is unauthorized unless it is sanctioned by the events services office,” Luke said. “When people have a ...

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VSU food services up for bid

The contract for the company that provides VSU’s food services is up for bid this year. Sodexo, the current food service provider, will be facing competing companies for the bid.

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