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New Student Union to bring jobs for students

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu  VSU Student Life is looking for approximately 40 new workers for the Student Union, which will be the largest student employed building on campus.  “We are looking for building managers, information desk assistants, set up technicians, game room attendants and audio visual technicians,” said John Wright, Associate Director of Student Life.  The Building Manager will ...

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SGA welcomes new senators to the senate

Danielle Everson Managing Editor dveverson@valdosta.edu   VSU students will soon have the chance to vote on changes in the Student Government Association constitution, as SGA President Kelli Cody presented the senate with tentative revisions at their meeting Monday night.   Other topics of discussion included welcoming of new senators, voter registration, a senate retreat, homecoming and Judicial Board voting.  SGA finally reached ...

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ZTA paints campus pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Crissie Elrick Photo Editor  cmelrick@valdosta.edu  By wearing pink today, faculty, staff, and students can help the members of Zeta Tau Alpha paint the campus pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  ZTA will have a booth on the pedestrian mall between Nevins and West Halls. Information about breast cancer can be obtained at the booth, and with a $1 ...

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VSU student making national news

Francesca Zagami interviews Ashleigh Kenny from VSU Spectator on Vimeo. Francesca Zagami Staff Writer frzagami@valdosta.edu  Ashleigh Kenny, a VSU English major, has been at the center of a nationwide political controversy caused by a simple cotton shirt with a complex message:  “RIP the U.S. Constitution.” Kenny’s message has been debated and misinterpreted on national television and the internet.  Kenny’s T-shirt ...

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IT repairs campus wireless networks in residence halls

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu   On campus residents have apparently been having problems with Internet services on campus.  IT received the patches to fix the hardware Monday and put them on Tuesday, according to Joe Newton Director of Information Technology.  The patches were applied to the wireless network hardware  to help fix the technical issues students in residence halls have ...

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Student Life offers free Jaguar tickets

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu   VSU students have the chance to receive free tickets to the Jacksonville Jaguars game.  The Jaguars are scheduled to take on the Tennessee Titans Oct. 3 at the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium at 1 p.m.  VSU Student Life Office is offering this opportunity until Friday.  Students interested in getting put on the list to receive a ...

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Model UN to face competitions

Stephanie Turner Staff Writer sdturner@valdosta.edu   VSU’s Model UN is getting ready to address the issues of the world as they prepared Tuesday evening  at Odum Library for their upcoming competition.  This year, the group is focusing on the United Kingdom and South Africa.  James Hamilton, a political science senior, will focus on global views on the International Assessment of ...

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Upcoming forum to discuss controversial use of Southern symbols

Lendi Dickson Staff Writer jldickson@valdosta.edu   This Monday at 7 p.m. in the University Center, the Mary Turner Project is hosting an event to draw attention to the controversial use of southern symbolism in fraternities.  The Mary Turner Project originated from the 1918 racial injustice of Mary Turner’s murder.                  Since then, the group of Valdosta citizens as well as the ...

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SGA working with DMA for a student-friendly downtown

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  In the most recent SGA meeting held this past Monday, speaker Pat Sullivan from the Downtown Merchants Association spoke of ways to revitalize Valdosta’s downtown area in order to get students involved in downtown life.  Sullivan informed his audience that Valdosta’s downtown  area, only half a mile away from campus, has plenty to offer and ...

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DegreeWorks now online

Kenny Bush Staff Writer krbush@valdosta.edu  The Oasis Department encourages students to use DegreeWorks, a new web tool that will help both students and advisors monitor their transcripts and progress towards degree completion.  DegreeWorks is a new advising system that the university bought from SunTrust, the same company that created Banner. The implementation of DegreeWorks was recommended by the University System ...

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