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SGA approves $825 for Delta Sigma Theta

The voting process was messy at SGA’s meeting on Monday. However, SGA approved $825 for an upcoming Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. laser tag event. Also on the agenda were smoking on campus, SGA elections and Student Union food prices. Jasmine Peterson and Candace Atchison, representatives from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, presented the organization’s request for funds for a laser ...

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Phi Beta Sigma helps in Haitian relief

Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., raised $500 and gathered 10 boxes of clothing and food for Haiti relief during a fundraiser Wednesday afternoon on the Pedestrian Mall. According to Phi Beta Sigma president Jaymien Kelly, around 300 people came out to the event and an estimated 150 people donated clothing, food and money for the cause. Kelly expressed why hosting the ...

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Valdosta Task Force raises awareness about violence in Lowndes County

People in the community visited the past in order to change the future as the Valdosta Task Force held a forum Tuesday night raising awareness about violence in the Lowndes County. City officials, pastors, off duty police officers and retired law officials were in attendance. Though numerous topics were discussed, the main topic was public safety. During the public safety ...

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Information Technology planning a revision to current security system

In response to an information security audit conducted by the Board of Regents last year, VSU’s Information Technology Division is planning a revision of the current security system. On Dec.11 of last year, Joe Newton, Director of Information Technology, reported an incident of unauthorized access to a VSU server. The server contained sensitive information on faculty from 1996 to present ...

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SGA holds first meeting of new semester

 Held Monday Jan. 25 in their new meeting place in the Student Union, SGA’s first meeting of the new semester consisted of the election of a new Electoral Commissioner, several community service project suggestions, and reports from several committees.  Two of the first orders of business, presented by President Kelli Cody, involved the scheduling of the Thanksgiving and spring breaks ...

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Many campuses ban smoking

 According to a recent article on the Inside Higher Ed Web site, smoking has, to date, been banned from or restricted heavily in at least 381 educational institutions, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. However, Valdosta State retains their individual restrictions and is currently remaining a smoking environment.  “The Georgia Smoke Free Act of 2005 prohibits smoking in all enclosed ...

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43 videos on display at ‘Causes’ film festival

 VSU students, faculty and staff and people in the Valdosta area had the opportunity to participate in the Third Annual “Causes” Mini-film Festival this past Saturday.  The festival, founded by Dr. Matthew Richard, professor of anthropology at VSU, is dedicated to turning learning into action on behalf of society and the planet, with 90-second mini documentaries.  Forty three videos were ...

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VSU plans drive for Haitian relief

�  Over a week has passed since an earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The United States and Valdosta have answered the call for help.  Friday VSU will hold a food drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the baseball field house parking lot located on N. Patterson Street. Bagged rice and beans along with bottled water will ...

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Food Network star guest speaks at VSU

   VSU students, faculty, staff and other members of the Valdosta community joined together last Thursday night in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as “The Next Food Network Star” 2008 season four winner, Aaron McCargo Jr., spoke as this year’s guest speaker.  The annual commemorative celebration was held in the University Center Magnolia room where ...

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Construction on campus continues

   Construction on campus may be an inconvenience for students, but the new projects reinforce the campus’ Spanish theme.  “Nevins Hall renovation was funded by the state legislature and includes the renovation of the interior of Nevins Hall to increase the number of classrooms and faculty offices,” Raymond Sable, Director of Plant Operations at VSU, said.  This operation is expected ...

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