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VSU plans drive for Haitian relief

�  Over a week has passed since an earthquake devastated the Caribbean nation of Haiti. The United States and Valdosta have answered the call for help.  Friday VSU will hold a food drive from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the baseball field house parking lot located on N. Patterson Street. Bagged rice and beans along with bottled water will ...

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Food Network star guest speaks at VSU

   VSU students, faculty, staff and other members of the Valdosta community joined together last Thursday night in celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as “The Next Food Network Star” 2008 season four winner, Aaron McCargo Jr., spoke as this year’s guest speaker.  The annual commemorative celebration was held in the University Center Magnolia room where ...

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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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Construction on campus continues

   Construction on campus may be an inconvenience for students, but the new projects reinforce the campus’ Spanish theme.  “Nevins Hall renovation was funded by the state legislature and includes the renovation of the interior of Nevins Hall to increase the number of classrooms and faculty offices,” Raymond Sable, Director of Plant Operations at VSU, said.  This operation is expected ...

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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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