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VSU student found after disappearance

 The Lambda Beta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho will be hosting a Postpartum Depression Awareness Benefit and Forum on Dec.6, after the recent events of SGRO member Tijuana Maria Vasquez.   Vasquez, a junior art education major, went missing for about 24 hours in Cairo, Ga.and was found in the woods close to her home Friday morning. Cairo Police Department ...

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Greeks to host fall festival

  On Saturday, Oct. 24, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and the Greek community will host the 2010 community fall festival on the front lawn of VSU from 1-4 p.m.  The event will be open to all community members and children.   Boys and Girls Clubs of Valdosta will be attending the festivities. All booths are sponsored by Greek sorority and ...

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Alpha Sigma Alpha recruits new members

The colony of Alpha Sigma Alpha continuesI its efforts to be chartered at VSU. The ladies have been on campus since August 2009, recruiting and becoming socially involved with the Valdosta community through service and promotion. Community service seems to be a priority for the colony, whose members have previously participated in events such as the Special Olympics, founding the ...

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Sorority sign burned down

An act of vandalism has occurred as Sigma Gamma Rho’s sign advertising their Greek week in front of Hopper Hall was burned down early yesterday morning. The white sign was between two palms tree and read “Sigma Gamma Rho Week Royal Comeback 2010.” The president, junior art education major, Maria Vasquez, was sent a picture message at around 1:30 yesterday ...

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VSU charters Phi Sigma Kappa

On Feb. 6, VSU chartered the Greek fraternity of Phi Sigma Kappa Inc. Phi Sigma Kappa Inc., or Phi Sig for short, has a national fraternity of 93 chapters. There has been a Phi Sig colony at VSU since December 2006. The new chapter currently has 25 members. Three remain of the original 18 members who started the colony in ...

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Blazers football hosts blood drive

For the Valdosta State Blazers, winning championships is in the blood. On Monday Feb. 15, that mentality takes on an entirely different meaning as the Blazers football team will host its annual blood drive in the P.E. Complex. The blood drive is one of Georgia’s largest single-day drives, producing close to the state record of 427 units. In 2008, the ...

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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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Greeks of the week: Zeta Phi Beta, leaders in community service

Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu  The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta originated at Howard University in 1920 and made its mark here at VSU in 1977. As the only official Greek letter brother (Sigma Phi Beta) and sister organization in the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), the Zetas continue to strive for sisterhood, friendship and community service.  These standards the Zetas ...

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Kappa Pi brings all art styles together

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu  The art club Kappa Pi is more than just a regular art club. It is an honorary art fraternity (eta theta chapter) that was founded last year by Maegan Moore and Izzy Garcia, who have both now graduated.   The club was started for art majors but has evolved into anyone being interested in art; ...

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