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VPD targets jaywalkers on campus

Students who disobey traffic laws on campus may have more to contend with than VSUPD. Officers from the Valdosta Police Department were on campus Aug. 18 giving $112 tickets to jaywalking pedestrians and motorists not yielding to pedestrians in the crosswalks.Ten to 15 tickets were issued to students. Valdosta Police Chief Frank Simons stated that trying to protect students has ...

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What’s new at VSU?

Valdosta State University has recently obtained a few new dining services on campus that provide students with a better assortment of food. Recently, the food service company Chartwells has taken over a contract with the university to cater to the dining halls of Palms and Hopper. Amongst these new additions on campus, the school has also replaced the popular Quiznos ...

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Korea TaLK Program

A lot of different programs have made their way to the campus of VSU within the last year, including special interest groups that explore and enhance the talents of certain individuals. One of the newest programs to VSU is an international program known as TaLK (Teach and Learn in Korea). TaLK is a Korean Government Scholarship program in which English-speaking ...

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No access for VSU

Monday August 15, around 10 a.m. VSU faculty and students experienced problems trying to access the VSU web page due to the heavy amount of traffic the site was receiving. The VSU homepage was unavailable to both faculty and students because of the inefficient code comprising the main page. The Information Technology department already had a solution in place to ...

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Zaxby’s new location

Students who remember the fire that burnt down Zaxby’s in March of last year, will be happy to hear that Zaxby’s is being rebuilt in a new location and is scheduled to open its doors in 2012. A fire that started in the early morning March 1 2011 damaged the Zaxby’s building on Baytree Road beyond repair. The kitchen area ...

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Reade RA’s put on Triwizard Tournament to promote camaraderie

“So teach us things worth knowing, bring back what we’ve forgot; Just do your best, we’ll do the rest, and learn until our brains all rot!” – J.K. Rowling So states the school song of the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, featured in J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter series. The quote takes on new meaning this year for ...

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New Organizations on Campus

Part of being in college is the social experience—learning new things and connecting with fellow peers who share the same interests. Student Life, the office focused on the needs of the students from social to recreational, oversees campus activities and has a long list of student organizations eager for new members. In fact, four new organizations have joined VSU as ...

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SGA election results questioned

A special “Ad Hoc Committee” was approved Monday at the final Student Government Association meeting to investigate voting practices during the recent SGA Elections, which were held last week. An ad hoc committee is a committee created on an emergency notice in order to deal with an issue. “I came from a country that was full of corruption and I ...

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People Poll: What do you think of Dr. Schloss resigning?

“I’m gonna be sad to see him go, he was a great man and did a lot of great things far the university. We are gonna be hard pressed to find someone as good as he is.” Aaron Hatch freshman marketing major “I think it sucks that he’s leaving. Who will take care of the major issues for the school ...

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Jobs available, for now

College graduates: great news. This year’s graduates are finding a better job market than last year’s graduates, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The survey says that employers intend to hire about 19.3 percent more graduates than the class of 2010. The survey consisted of information from 174 schools from February through April. While the top paying ...

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