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AFAM hosts Black History Lecture with James Alexander

Attorney James Alexander spoke to students and alumni about his books “Halfway Home From Kinderlou” and “If I Should die before I Wake…What Will Happen to My Stuff?” In these books Alexander discusses his happy childhood and growing up in Valdosta. In his lecture, Alexander discusses living in Valdosta in the 1930’s and learning from the people around him. “People ...

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Having a really bad day?

Alexander is having a bad day, a terrible day even. His day is so bad; it’s horrible, no good. It’s just a very bad day all together. Starting Fri. Feb. 5, the Valdosta and VSU communities are invited to share in Alexander’s bad day by attending a performance of the play, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad ...

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SGA approves $825 for Delta Sigma Theta

The voting process was messy at SGA’s meeting on Monday. However, SGA approved $825 for an upcoming Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. laser tag event. Also on the agenda were smoking on campus, SGA elections and Student Union food prices. Jasmine Peterson and Candace Atchison, representatives from Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, presented the organization’s request for funds for a laser ...

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Phi Beta Sigma helps in Haitian relief

Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., raised $500 and gathered 10 boxes of clothing and food for Haiti relief during a fundraiser Wednesday afternoon on the Pedestrian Mall. According to Phi Beta Sigma president Jaymien Kelly, around 300 people came out to the event and an estimated 150 people donated clothing, food and money for the cause. Kelly expressed why hosting the ...

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Valdosta Task Force raises awareness about violence in Lowndes County

People in the community visited the past in order to change the future as the Valdosta Task Force held a forum Tuesday night raising awareness about violence in the Lowndes County. City officials, pastors, off duty police officers and retired law officials were in attendance. Though numerous topics were discussed, the main topic was public safety. During the public safety ...

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Information Technology planning a revision to current security system

In response to an information security audit conducted by the Board of Regents last year, VSU’s Information Technology Division is planning a revision of the current security system. On Dec.11 of last year, Joe Newton, Director of Information Technology, reported an incident of unauthorized access to a VSU server. The server contained sensitive information on faculty from 1996 to present ...

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Gun laws could change with bill

 Georgia House Bill 615 will be presented on March 3. If the bill goes through, one will be allowed to carry a weapon on any Georgia college campus with a permit.  Bill 615 would affect at least 400,000 Georgians who hold gun permits.�  Republican House Representative Tim Bearden is co-sponsor of this bill.  He explains the rights this bill would ...

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SGA holds first meeting of new semester

 Held Monday Jan. 25 in their new meeting place in the Student Union, SGA’s first meeting of the new semester consisted of the election of a new Electoral Commissioner, several community service project suggestions, and reports from several committees.  Two of the first orders of business, presented by President Kelli Cody, involved the scheduling of the Thanksgiving and spring breaks ...

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Many campuses ban smoking

 According to a recent article on the Inside Higher Ed Web site, smoking has, to date, been banned from or restricted heavily in at least 381 educational institutions, according to Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights. However, Valdosta State retains their individual restrictions and is currently remaining a smoking environment.  “The Georgia Smoke Free Act of 2005 prohibits smoking in all enclosed ...

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43 videos on display at ‘Causes’ film festival

 VSU students, faculty and staff and people in the Valdosta area had the opportunity to participate in the Third Annual “Causes” Mini-film Festival this past Saturday.  The festival, founded by Dr. Matthew Richard, professor of anthropology at VSU, is dedicated to turning learning into action on behalf of society and the planet, with 90-second mini documentaries.  Forty three videos were ...

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