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Student Union offers variety

The new Student Union offers more food choices on campus with the returning pizza grill restaurant The Loop, along with new choices Nathan’s Famous, and Starbucks Coffee in a combined food court area. When asked about the student response to the new food establishments, the supervisors all said that the students loved to stop and grab something to eat, drink ...

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Flood in Hopper Hall

Hopper hall residents flooded out the building due to a fire alarm that went off Sunday Jan. 10.� What seemed like another fire drill was a suprising flood of water on the third and fourth floor.� According to VSUPD, the flood was triggered due to a fourth floor HVAC pipe bursting. The water began to leak down the fourth floor ...

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Odum Library renovations transitioning to first floor

 Odum Library has finished the first phase of renovations with the completion of the second floor.   Construction at Odum began the summer 2009 with plans to renovate all three floors in separate phases.  New carpet, paint, ceiling tiles and sprinklers   will be added to make the older side of the library look similar to the addition already renovated.      Plans to ...

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Student Union leads to new office locations

      With the opening of VSU’s new student union, several offices have relocated.      These relocations have led to empty buildings around campus this semester.   Offices such as Student Life and the Dean of Students have moved from Hopper Hall into the new union as the building brought forth more office spaces  However, plans for their old offices are already ...

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VP Kurt Keppler resigns position

�  Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Kurt J. Keppler has resigned after eight years at VSU. Current Dean of Students Russell T. Mast will serve as interim VP of Student Affairs until the position is filled permanently.   As of May 1, Keppler will assume the position of Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Enrollment Services at Louisiana State University. ...

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Police investigate off-campus fight

The Valdosta Police Department is continuing to investigate  a brawl that occurred at the Sigma Nu fraternity house on Sunday Nov. 22, according to Major Ann Farmer of the Valdosta State Police. Around 11:30 Saturday night, Nov. 21, two party-goers were allegedly involved in a fight. One fight participant was then escorted off the property. He returned a couple of ...

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SGA holds last meeting; gives $7,000 to CAB

SGA held its last meeting this past Monday in the Odum Library Auditorium, addressing aiding CAB with their spring comedy show, the SGA holiday dinner next Monday, whether or not SGA members should dress up for their meetings, and a senator being elected Parliamentarian. Tatiana Lee, head of CAB’s Coffeehouse and Comedy committee, came to ask SGA to join with ...

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Random construction explained

As the winter break approaches, two major infrastructure projects have already begun, with a replacement of the main water and steam piping. Currently, the replacement of the water piping has been concentrated between Odum Library and Nevins Hall, causing a disruption in pedestrian traffic by blocking off main walkways.             However, this project is necessary, as some areas ...

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Student Union atrium, future building named

The Board of Regents along with the VSU Foundation has approved the naming of the Atrium in the Student Union as the First American Drugs Association Atrium. Jeff Sikes of the FAD has given the university a significant gift through the VSU Foundation. The VSU Foundation is a fundraising association that balances all of the school’s gifts and donations from ...

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Schloss addresses student fee

VSU President Patrick J. Schloss addressed university issues that have been going on over the past few weeks and answered student questions at this past Monday’s “Lunch with the President” meeting hosted by the Spectator. Dr. Schloss answered questions about recent student fee increases and incidents involving some VSU students. With the recent $100 fee increase by the Board of ...

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