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Global prayer movement brings students together

VSU students gathered around the flag pole at 7 a.m. Wednesday morning for a global movement of prayer, better known as See You At The Pole.  VSU’s current president, William J. McKinney attended briefly to show support, as well as assistant to vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Richard Lee. Head representatives from campus ministry associations were ...

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Peanut-y professor comes to Powell Hall for seminar

Dr. Ye [Juliet] Chu works with peanuts—well, on peanuts. The next Science Seminar will take place at 4 p.m. today in Powell Hall featuring guest speaker Dr. Ye [Juliet] Chu, postdoctoral associate. Dr. Chu works in University of Georgia’s horticulture department at the Tifton campus. Though she’s been to various seminars, this will be her first time participating in a ...

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Housing, smoking ban discussed

Students spoke out on the issues of smoking, housing and construction on Monday during the student government association’s first town hall meeting of the semester. Rashanda Sanders, who did not specify her class or major, objected to the current smoking rules on campus. “I don’t like walking down the main way and having second-hand smoke blow in my face, it ...

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Lowndes County gears up for election

With fewer than six weeks until the nation votes for the next president, Lowndes County is gearing up for the election. Several organizations, both on campus and off, have held voter rallies trying to get citizens registered to vote before the Oct. 9 deadline to be eligible to cast a ballot in the November election. The Lowndes County Board of ...

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Slideshow: Storm hits VSU campus

Chcek out these photos of the storm damage around VSU! Stay tunes to The Spectator on Facebook and @vsuspectator on Twitter to know where the danger areas might still be. The Storm in Valdosta, September 20th from VSUspectator

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SGA goes on safety walkthrough

VSU officials, Student Government Association representatives and the VSU police chief all partook in a walk through campus Wednesday night in order to address concerns about campus lighting. The walk started at West Hall and ended in front of the Education Building where new lights where new LED lights have been installed. The LED lights provide clearer resolution in darker ...

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LASA features Mayan calendar for Hispanic Heritage Month

Christmas will come early for conspiracy buffs–or maybe not at all, according to the Mayan Calendar. This October, students will be able to explore the apocalypse theory of the Mayan calendar for Hispanic Heritage Month through various aspects– ranging from mathematics to astronomy. This month-long exploration of the Mayan calendar will be kicked off on Sept. 27 by the Latin ...

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Bach’s recital has bark and bite

Canines, costumes and cash for scholarships are all expected for Sunday’s 3 p.m. premiering of the PDQ Bach recital in the Whitehead Auditorium. This satirical concert is a fundraising effort to raise money for students in the music department. It is free with ID for VSU students. For anyone else interested in watching this musical, the tickets are available at ...

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Student robbed near Sustella Parking Deck

VSU police arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery of a student on the multi-purpose trail by Sustella Parking Deck on Friday. Matty Hogan, a junior theatre major, and his roommate were robbed by three men on bikes who asked to use his cell phone as he and his roommate walked. “I gave one of the guys my phone ...

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Savoie named interim Honors College dean

The VSU Honors Program has transitioned from a program to an Honors College, and Mike Savoie, professor in the College of the Arts, has taken the position as interim dean. Prior to Savoie’s acceptance of the position, an unsuccessful search went out for a permanent dean for the college. When the Honors College was still a program in fall 2006, ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!