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Former Chief Judge visits VSU

Ellesia Thurmond Staff Writer elthrumond@valdosta.edu Former Chief Judge of the Southern Judicial Circuit H. Arthur “Mac” McLane visited students in University Attorney Laverne Lewis Gaskins’ Trial Advocacy class who had listened to McLane’s lecture Trial Advocacy: Reflections from the Bench. McLane started his lecture by giving a brief discussion of what he would discuss, such as the process of a ...

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SHC seeing increase in appointments

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu The VSU Health Center has received 1,066 patients within the first 15 days of this semester. There are concerns from the students and faculty about the compensation of enrollment growth since and referrals to off-campus doctors. According to Dr. Edwin Hiatt, director of student health center, the new facility, which opened in January of this ...

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SGA discusses new women’s sports

Kenny Bush & Jasmine Hicks jshicks@valdosta.edu The SGA met on Monday to discuss future plans for two new women’s sport teams and a new sports complex, as well as address future elections. At the beginning of the meeting, it was announced by Morgan Alexander, comptroller for the SGA, that VSU was in violation of Title IX of the Equal Opportunity ...

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Dr. Schloss to perform with music department

On Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. the VSU Music Department will present a humorous program featuring the works of PDQ Bach. PDQ Bach, the creation of Juilliar professor Dr. Peter Schickele, is the fictional lost son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The recital will include faculty and student performers from across the music department, including the Presidential Brass Quintet and the ...

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Swine flu reported on campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu Several cases of H1N1 influenza have been confirmed on the VSU campus since the beginning of the fall semester, according to Health Center officials. “We had nine confirmed cases of swine flu in August and a few more the first part of this month,” Dr. Edwin Hiatt said. “Regular seasonal flu is not yet circulating ...

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VSU gets new shuttle buses

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu Due to enrollment increase, VSU added seven new shuttle buses to the university’s transportation service this past summer. From rainy days to summer days, several students wait at bus stops for the shuttle to arrive. Although some students decide to walk to class instead of riding the shuttle, others make use of the transportation service ...

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On-campus voting starts next week

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu  VSU will have a new option for faculty and students to vote on campus this fall.  College Democrats and College Republicans worked together with Deb Cox, the supervisor of elections for Lowndes County, to make it easier for our students and faculty here at VSU to participate in local as well as national elections.  Not ...

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Students concerned about campus safety

Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu Campus Safety has become an important issue at VSU. Considering last year’s theft controversy to the Langdale Hall fires, the Valdosta State Univeristy Police Department plans to keep the crime down at VSU. Scott Doner, chief of VSUPD, urges students to be the eyes and ears on-campus. “If you see something, say something,” Doner said. ...

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President Schloss joins Talk 92.1 FM every Monday from 5-6

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  On Monday nights from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. President Patrick J. Schloss joins Dr. John Crawford, vice president for advancement, for a live radio show on Talk 92.1 FM to discuss topics regarding VSU and the local community.  This week Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, provided news and information on what’s ...

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Blaze FM back on air in new Hopper Hall home

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu   Valdosta is home to the radio station 90.9 FM, also known as Blaze FM.  The station, which was formally housed in the Student Union, had a delay sparking up this year due to legal issues involved with moving the station’s studio and antenna. There were several problems surrounding the relocation of their tower and antenna. ...

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