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SGA passes new GPA requirements

   In an effort to create a more balanced system, the Student Government Association passed new by-laws for fall 2010 regarding GPA standards for senators and executive members.  Article 5, Section 4 of the old Constitution stated, “All Senators must have at least a 2.0, and members of the Executive Branch must possess, at the time of election and throughout ...

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Transportation for the tipsy

 Valdosta has a new late-night transit service, Tipsy Transit, which was created to provide students a safe alternate form of transportation.  “We started talking about ways to give students an affordable and safe ride back to their homes after a long night of drinking,” Felix Vayner, Tipsy Transit driver and business major, said. “That’s basically how the whole idea came ...

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VSU student to run for City Council

 Sitting idle on the sidelines is not an option for VSU senior, Keith Lee, who is set to graduate this December with a bachelor’s degree in political science.     While other students will seek the usual jobs following graduation, Lee hopes to land the position of City Councilman at Large for the City of Valdosta.  Lee grew up in rural ...

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Faculty senate discusses advising and new policies

 The Faculty Senate discussed changes to advising week, and considered a proposal from the Athletics Committee regarding a university-wide policy on makeup assignments at its meeting on Sept. 16.  The Senate also discussed VSU’s Strategic Plan for 2011-12 through 2015-16.  The proposal from the Athletics Committee about a university- wide policy on makeup assignments had been remanded to the Educational ...

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New BlazeFM tower plans discussed

�  With all the construction going on around campus, it is hard to remember what is going to be rebuilt next.  One thing that may see a change is a new tower for the campus radio station, BlazeFM.  Everything concerning the tower is still in its beginning stages, but the new tower might be completed by the end of the ...

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SGA debates use of faculty-staff committees

 The SGA meeting Monday was dominated by a discussion concerning the placement of senators on Faculty Senate committees.  The discussion ended in a small debate between the senators and the executive board. Demario Jones, SGA president, was concerned about the absence of senators on the faculty staff committees. Senators are supposed to represent the student body when university issues are ...

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Flu vaccine now available at SHC

 Students will soon be able to receive a flu vaccine from the Student Health Center for $10.  The vaccine will be available starting on Sept. 29 from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. and by appointment.  The flu vaccine will also be available to VSU faculty and staff after Oct. 22 by appointment for $20. The SHC is also organizing a ...

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Fresh start program to help smokers

 From Staff Reports  The American Cancer Society is hosting a free program in conjunction with Campus Wellness for VSU faculty, staff, and students to offer group support for smoking cessation.  The Fresh Start program will consist of four classes, which meet once a week. The classes start on Sept. 27 and will be at 1 p.m. in the Student Union ...

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UNICEF to host charity tournament

 Soccer is the world’s sport. And on Oct. 8, the Society for International students will host a two-day UNICEF soccer tournament on the Front Lawn.  United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is an agency devoted to promoting the welfare of children and their needs. UNICEF currently helps over 115 developing countries and has a steady focus on providing emergency relief ...

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