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New buildings in the works

  Plans for a new Psychology building at Valdosta State will be presented to the Board of Regents in either January or February of next year. If plans are approved for the new building, which will consist of clinics, classrooms and offices, the two-story part of Converse Hall will be renovated, according to and President Dr. Patrick J. Schloss.  “No student ...

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VSU students arrested

 Two VSU students were arrested Thursday, Oct. 22 for two counts of financial transaction card theft and 25 counts of financial transaction card fraud, according to the Valdosta State Police.  Another VSU student was also arrested on a similar, but unrelated charge the following day.  The first case involved students Cydney Hartfield and Sandra Wilson. On Oct 5, police alleged ...

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Mayor says “Go Green”

Some VSU students attended a tour and press conference with Mayor of Valdosta John Fretti this past Tuesday Oct. 27. Students in VSU’s 3510 News Writing class arrived for class downtown at City Hall around 11 a.m.   A tour of City Hall was given to students by Public Information Officer Sementha Mathews, during which she gave background information on ...

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Relay for Life sponsors ‘Spookin’ out Cancer’

Relay for Life hosted their annual kickoff event, “Spooking out Cancer.”  The events at the kickoff included a “Thriller” competition, “Pie-A-Professor,” a sack and spoon race, and a cake walk.    Their mission this year is to make VSU aware of Relay for Life and to get more students involved.  “We are going to have plenty of entertainment this year, awareness ...

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Mayor discusses Going Green Events

On Tuesday, Mayor John Fretti announced The Electronics Recycling Event, for the City of Valdosta’s attempts to go green.  The event, in association with the City of Valdosta Public Works Department, Keep Valdosta/Lowndes Beautiful and Atlanta Recycling Association, will host the event at Mathis City Auditorium on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. People can bring here unwanted ...

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SGA fails to meet quorum on Monday

 The Student Government Association continues to have problems with inactive senators, and active members and executive officers are becoming frustrated with the inability to achieve their goals for the year.  The meeting was called to order at 8:05 p.m. on Monday night in the Odum Library Auditorium. The meeting began with a roll call. President Kelli Cody was disappointed to ...

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Alumni survey positive

Mac Banks graduated two years ago with a degree in mass media, broadcast journalism and is currently working and waiting to find a career.  Four months after graduating Banks received an unpaid internship doing video editing for seven months. Because it was unpaid Banks left and continued working with the job he had in college which is not in his ...

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BSL holds event for VSU community

 Black Student League indeed answered to the call for action as they held “Scream Fest” last Saturday, Oct. 24, collecting donations from students in efforts to contribute to VSU and the Valdosta community.  Students joined BSL’s cause by donating while enjoying free food, music and activities that lasted from 7 p.m. to midnight. Students were given the chance to exchange ...

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Lions roll over Blazers 62-27

Valdosta— The North Alabama Lions (9-0, 7-0 GSC) showed the Valdosta State Blazers (4-4, 4-3 GSC) and the entire nation on Thursday night exactly why they are the number 1 ranked team in Division II football. The Lions outgained, outscored and outplayed the Blazers from the start of the game and the Blazers had little chance to recover. “We had ...

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National Denim Day on October 28

Health Promotions will be holding Lee National Denim Day, a day to wear denim in recognition of breast cancer and those inflicted with it, on Oct. 28. Lee National Denim Day has been held every October since 1996 and “has become one of the largest single-day fundraisers nationwide for breast cancer”, according to the campaign’s official website. For the past ...

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