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VSU professor not guilty, not rehired

Despite his recent acquittal of battery charges, Dr. Frank Rybicki will not be allowed to continue his teaching career at VSU after spring semester 2012. Dr. Rybicki received a letter back in July from VSU administration, saying that he would not be getting a new contract for the 2012-13 academic year, according to Inside Higher Ed, a news source for ...

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VSU professor found not guilty

In the case that has drawn national media attention, VSU professor Dr. Frank Rybicki was found not guilty of the charge of injuring a student in a Georgia State Court on Monday August 15. It took a jury only a short time to come to a verdict of not guilty after a string of student witnesses took the stand to ...

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SGA reviews elections

SGA held its first meeting of the semester at the University Center on Monday evening. Among topics discussed were suggestions from Dean Russell Mast about student safety, freshman elections, and the voting results from last semester’s election. Mast greeted the senate and suggested that the senate focus on issues that have be affecting students including the jay walking tickets that ...

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Armed Robbery near campus

An armed robbery took place this past Monday at the Little Jo Court apartment complex. Around 9:15 pm, Jacob Meeks, a student at VSU was returning to his apartment after visiting the student union. An unidentified man followed him across the parking lot of Little Jo Court and then threatened him at gunpoint. “I turned into the apartment complex and ...

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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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