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SHC offering flu vaccine now

Lisa Thurmond Staff Writer elthurmond@valdosta.edu  The Student Health Center now has the seasonal flu vaccine available to all students for $10. Students must call Farber to make a five minute appointment to receive the flu vaccination. Students may pay for the flu vaccine with cash, check or their Flex account.  According to the American Lung Association, “every year, an estimated ...

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SGA nominates judicial board

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  In the most recent meeting of the SGA, held this Monday at 8 p.m., the senators elected justices, nominated senators for empty seats and also attempted to review the newest suggested changes to the constitution, causing the meeting to run over two hours.  The first order of business was the judicial board nominees: Morgan Roberts, ...

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Comedy show a hit: Room reaches capacity during Wednesday night’s comedy show at the U.C.

Nina Wright Staff Writer nwright@valdosta.edu  CAB entertained VSU students with a comedy show on last night in the University Center.  Students of all classifications packed in the room, forcing the show to start late. Students were turned away at the door because the room reached capacity.  The crowd started to become anxious from the wait, but once the show started ...

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Clothesline project increases domestic violence awareness

Jasmine Hicks Staff Writer jshicks@valdosta.edu  In light of rising domestic violence in the Valdosta community, the Women and Gender studies program has made great attempts to increase awareness among the students.  Both assistant directors and activists for the WGST program agree that many types of domestic violence occur every day around our community and campus.  Now along with others they ...

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Faculty recieves new grants

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  President Patrick J. Schloss acknowledged that despite a $15 million budget reduction, VSU’s faculty and staff continues to provide opportunities, in such that VSU received $2,607,292 in new grants and contracts during the 2008-2009 academic year.�  In recognizing Ernest Duncan, one of VSU’s chefs in his 40 years of service, in a letter, Dr. Schloss ...

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Greeks of the week: Zeta Phi Beta, leaders in community service

Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu  The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta originated at Howard University in 1920 and made its mark here at VSU in 1977. As the only official Greek letter brother (Sigma Phi Beta) and sister organization in the NPHC (National Pan-Hellenic Council), the Zetas continue to strive for sisterhood, friendship and community service.  These standards the Zetas ...

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Kappa Pi brings all art styles together

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu  The art club Kappa Pi is more than just a regular art club. It is an honorary art fraternity (eta theta chapter) that was founded last year by Maegan Moore and Izzy Garcia, who have both now graduated.   The club was started for art majors but has evolved into anyone being interested in art; ...

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The Spectator talks with President Schloss

 The Spectator has the monthly oppourtunity to sit down with VSU President Dr. Patrick J. Schloss. This month the main topics of disscussion were homecoming, the complaints of the health center turning away students and the forum held on Monday in regards to the Confederate flag. Students are urged to submit questions to The Spectator for next month. Send questions ...

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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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