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Random construction explained

As the winter break approaches, two major infrastructure projects have already begun, with a replacement of the main water and steam piping. Currently, the replacement of the water piping has been concentrated between Odum Library and Nevins Hall, causing a disruption in pedestrian traffic by blocking off main walkways.             However, this project is necessary, as some areas ...

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Student Union atrium, future building named

The Board of Regents along with the VSU Foundation has approved the naming of the Atrium in the Student Union as the First American Drugs Association Atrium. Jeff Sikes of the FAD has given the university a significant gift through the VSU Foundation. The VSU Foundation is a fundraising association that balances all of the school’s gifts and donations from ...

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Vice President search begins

VSU began seeking applications and nominations for the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) position on Nov. 27, when the first advertisement appeared in higher education job postings. The candidate will be selected by President Patrick J. Schloss by May 1, 2010. There are 18 committees total that will take part in the selection process for the new ...

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Schloss addresses student fee

VSU President Patrick J. Schloss addressed university issues that have been going on over the past few weeks and answered student questions at this past Monday’s “Lunch with the President” meeting hosted by the Spectator. Dr. Schloss answered questions about recent student fee increases and incidents involving some VSU students. With the recent $100 fee increase by the Board of ...

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Spring 2010 fees increase $100

University System of Georgia students will have to dig deeper into their pockets for spring 2010 tuition, due to an eight percent budget cut announced by the Board of Regents on Tuesday. The Board increased the existing six percent budget cut to eight percent because of the decline in tax collections from the state. This will double last year’s institutional ...

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SGA hears from IT, Scouts

The executive board and senate of SGA discussed Information Technology and donating to Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, nominated a new president pro tempore, and heard announcements from standing committees     at this Monday’s meeting. The first order of business was to hear from Joe Newton, Director of the Division of Information Technology. Newton first described to the senate the ...

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SGA slowed by divided senate

Due to continuous debate on issues by the senate, the SGA meetings held every Monday at 8 p.m., which are supposed to only last an hour, have been running two hours long or more. More than once, a meeting that was intended to end at 9 p.m. instead didn’t adjourn until 10 p.m. or later, including the most recent meeting ...

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SGA presents new constitution to student body

SGA is presenting some of the new constitution to the VSU student body in which students are encouraged to vote for or against the new constitution, which consists of two new committees, today until midnight Students are encouraged to get involved in what is going on in their Student Government Association by attending the Monday night meetings held at 8 ...

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Virus attacks through jump drives

VSU Internet Technology has installed a patch on all university computers to block viruses from transferring to and from jump drives. In the end of October, there were reports that a virus was being transferred through jump drives among all university computers. The virus shows up as an unusual file on the jump drive and can transfer to any computer ...

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Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle visits VSU

VSU College Republicans presented Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle on Thursday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Magnolia Room (A) of the University Center. Cagle is the incumbent candidate for the 2010 race. There will be Albany and Tallahassee news stations attending the event as well as the Valdosta Daily Times.  Also, invited guests include the Lowndes County GOP, ...

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