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Freshman to enjoy learning cohorts

As the fall 2010 school year began last week, many freshmen entered what is known as the Freshmen Year Experience Program (FYE). This program is a part of the various learning communities that were continued in the year 2010 at VSU. “The Freshman learning communities are high impact practices for students as it helps enrich and prepare them for the ...

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Blaze’s 10th birthday bash

Sept. 1 Blaze will be celebrating his 10th birthday. VSU has many events planned for this special day commemorating Blaze’s decade of service.

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Damage Report

An e-mail sent by the VSU housing and residence office demanding damage fees be paid has upset some of the students living on campus. Four of the eight residence halls received bills for maintenance repairs in preparation for next year’s residence. Each resident received an equal bill amount, but the price of damages varied by each hall. Hopper residents were ...

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No new summer construction plans

According to Robert Kellner of Auxiliary Services, VSU will not initiate any new construction during the summer, and instead will focus on completion of already existing projects such as the renovation of Langdale Hall’s C-wing. This comes as good news for environmental advocates who feel that past construction has negatively affected native animals’ habitats. “Trees being cut down affects not ...

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New apartments opening

A new off-campus housing option is now available for VSU students. What will attract students most to these apartments is the proximity to campus, according to founder Kurt Lamon. “Living at CarronOak eliminates the constant parking hassle,” according to the CarronOak Web site. The CarronOak student housing, which is located on Oak Street across from Palms Dining Center, consists of ...

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Senior Demario Jones elected as new SGA president after run-off

After two tight elections, the new Student Government Association President is senior political science major Demario Jones. The run-off election began Monday between Jones and candidate Chris Nish after the results of the original election showed that Jones didn’t achieve the mandatory 50 percent plus one of the student votes to win the election. In the runoff election on April ...

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Former professor arrested

A former professor at VSU was allegedly caught with a stolen VSU laptop during a warranted search of his office by the Western Kentucky University Police Department. On March 22, Captain Lee McKinney of the WKU PD contacted VSU police about a HP Compaq tc4200 laptop found in Dr. Mark Fenster’s office at WKU. The laptop contained a VSU property ...

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Art on sale for charity

This Friday, the VSU art department will be sponsoring their eighth annual Mother’s Day sale, located in the ceramics studio of the Fine Arts Building. After being hired at VSU in 2001, professor Michael Schmidt along with students of the ceramics program began organizing such events to showcase their hard work and raise money. “Thirty percent of all sales go ...

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SGA appropriates funds

The SGA Senate heard a proposal from Alpha Phi Omega and executive and committee reports in their meeting on Monday, April 19. The senate also attempted once again to pass a community service bill. Samuel Logan, a representative from Alpha Phi Omega, presented the organization’s request for SGA to help fund a movie night for Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness ...

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CAB’s comedy show a success

Last night’s VSU CAB comedy show was a success thanks to famous comedian and host Lil’ Duval, opening act Bflat, and headliner Gary Owen. CAB committees such as comedy/coffeehouse, late night, special events, and the VSU SGA came together donating $20,000 in order to bring the comics to campus. Everyone seemed to feel host Lil’ Duval was perfect for the ...

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