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New health science building

A new health science building is in the planning stages after receiving an appropriation of $2.8 million as part of the 2011 state budget. The new health science building will be located on North Campus across from South Georgia Medical Center and will provide a more hands on approach for students in Valdosta State University’s nursing program. “Students would have ...

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How well do you know your mascot?

These questions were formed by the Spectator Staff with information provided by Student Life. Answer all five questions correctly and you will be submitted into a drawing for a gift basket from VSU goodies from the bookstore. The answers to the questions are at various locations around VSU. Clues as to the location of the answer are hidden inside the ...

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Two VSU members died

VSU Associate Professor of Art, Danielle B. Harmon, died the morning of August 17th. She had been battling with melanoma cancer. Since 2003, she was a part of the VSU faculty in the Department of Art. She taught classes, such as foundations design and drawing. She was survived by two sons: Gus, 11, and Hopper, 2, and her husband Jamie, ...

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13.3 percent cut from 2010 budget

The 13.3 percent is near $7 million of the schools budget. According to Traycee Martin, interim vice president for Finance and Administration, the cuts will be permanent and will carry into the next fiscal year. “The Planning and Budget Committee has worked hard throughout the year to plan ahead and prepare for the reductions,” Martin said. “Operations were strategically re-engineered ...

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Professors honored for excellence

With a new academic year upon us, Valdosta State University recognized four of its faculty members along with a staff member at the 2010 fall convocation on Aug. 9 for excellent work on campus. The Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards honors employees in areas of advising, professional activity, service, and teaching. Dr. Byron Brown (Department of English) received the Excellence ...

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Freshman to enjoy learning cohorts

As the fall 2010 school year began last week, many freshmen entered what is known as the Freshmen Year Experience Program (FYE). This program is a part of the various learning communities that were continued in the year 2010 at VSU. “The Freshman learning communities are high impact practices for students as it helps enrich and prepare them for the ...

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Blaze’s 10th birthday bash

Sept. 1 Blaze will be celebrating his 10th birthday. VSU has many events planned for this special day commemorating Blaze’s decade of service.

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Damage Report

An e-mail sent by the VSU housing and residence office demanding damage fees be paid has upset some of the students living on campus. Four of the eight residence halls received bills for maintenance repairs in preparation for next year’s residence. Each resident received an equal bill amount, but the price of damages varied by each hall. Hopper residents were ...

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No new summer construction plans

According to Robert Kellner of Auxiliary Services, VSU will not initiate any new construction during the summer, and instead will focus on completion of already existing projects such as the renovation of Langdale Hall’s C-wing. This comes as good news for environmental advocates who feel that past construction has negatively affected native animals’ habitats. “Trees being cut down affects not ...

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New apartments opening

A new off-campus housing option is now available for VSU students. What will attract students most to these apartments is the proximity to campus, according to founder Kurt Lamon. “Living at CarronOak eliminates the constant parking hassle,” according to the CarronOak Web site. The CarronOak student housing, which is located on Oak Street across from Palms Dining Center, consists of ...

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