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Faculty senate discusses advising and new policies

 The Faculty Senate discussed changes to advising week, and considered a proposal from the Athletics Committee regarding a university-wide policy on makeup assignments at its meeting on Sept. 16.  The Senate also discussed VSU’s Strategic Plan for 2011-12 through 2015-16.  The proposal from the Athletics Committee about a university- wide policy on makeup assignments had been remanded to the Educational ...

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New BlazeFM tower plans discussed

�  With all the construction going on around campus, it is hard to remember what is going to be rebuilt next.  One thing that may see a change is a new tower for the campus radio station, BlazeFM.  Everything concerning the tower is still in its beginning stages, but the new tower might be completed by the end of the ...

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SGA debates use of faculty-staff committees

 The SGA meeting Monday was dominated by a discussion concerning the placement of senators on Faculty Senate committees.  The discussion ended in a small debate between the senators and the executive board. Demario Jones, SGA president, was concerned about the absence of senators on the faculty staff committees. Senators are supposed to represent the student body when university issues are ...

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Flu vaccine now available at SHC

 Students will soon be able to receive a flu vaccine from the Student Health Center for $10.  The vaccine will be available starting on Sept. 29 from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. and by appointment.  The flu vaccine will also be available to VSU faculty and staff after Oct. 22 by appointment for $20. The SHC is also organizing a ...

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Fresh start program to help smokers

 From Staff Reports  The American Cancer Society is hosting a free program in conjunction with Campus Wellness for VSU faculty, staff, and students to offer group support for smoking cessation.  The Fresh Start program will consist of four classes, which meet once a week. The classes start on Sept. 27 and will be at 1 p.m. in the Student Union ...

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UNICEF to host charity tournament

 Soccer is the world’s sport. And on Oct. 8, the Society for International students will host a two-day UNICEF soccer tournament on the Front Lawn.  United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund is an agency devoted to promoting the welfare of children and their needs. UNICEF currently helps over 115 developing countries and has a steady focus on providing emergency relief ...

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QB bows out early

VALDOSTA— Week one starting quarterback Jimmy Coy has quit the VSU football team.  The decision came less than a week after the 5-foot-10-inch quarterback was passed up on the VSU depth chart by redshirt freshman Brett Whitmire.  Coy informed head coach David Dean earlier this week that he was leaving the team and  withdrawing from his classes.  According to Dean, ...

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Parking overflow addressed

 Although parking overflow continues to be a problem on VSU campus, the administration has no definite plans to build new accommodations at this time, a VSU Parking Committee official said.  However, there will most likely be new structures sometime in the future, Rob Kellner, supervisor of the committee said.  “Obviously, there’s going to be a time in the future when ...

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Student runs from police outside University Center

 On Sept. 7, VSU student Broderick Turner was arrested and charged with obstruction of a peace officer outside of the University Center.  VSU police officer, Cpl. Joshua Luke, was securing the UC around 9 p.m. when he observed Turner running from Bazemore-Hyder stadium to the UC breezeway. Luke intercepted Turner on the west side of the breezeway by the outside ...

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