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Ask President Schloss

  Do you have any concerns or problems on campus that you think need to be addressed? If so, the Spectator is giving students the opportunity to share their concerns about VSU by asking questions to their president. Questions will be answered in the Spectator once a month. All questions should be e-mailed to gljohnson@valdosta.edu.

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Former Chief Judge visits VSU

Ellesia Thurmond Staff Writer elthrumond@valdosta.edu Former Chief Judge of the Southern Judicial Circuit H. Arthur “Mac” McLane visited students in University Attorney Laverne Lewis Gaskins’ Trial Advocacy class who had listened to McLane’s lecture Trial Advocacy: Reflections from the Bench. McLane started his lecture by giving a brief discussion of what he would discuss, such as the process of a ...

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SHC seeing increase in appointments

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu The VSU Health Center has received 1,066 patients within the first 15 days of this semester. There are concerns from the students and faculty about the compensation of enrollment growth since and referrals to off-campus doctors. According to Dr. Edwin Hiatt, director of student health center, the new facility, which opened in January of this ...

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SGA discusses new women’s sports

Kenny Bush & Jasmine Hicks jshicks@valdosta.edu The SGA met on Monday to discuss future plans for two new women’s sport teams and a new sports complex, as well as address future elections. At the beginning of the meeting, it was announced by Morgan Alexander, comptroller for the SGA, that VSU was in violation of Title IX of the Equal Opportunity ...

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Dr. Schloss to perform with music department

On Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. the VSU Music Department will present a humorous program featuring the works of PDQ Bach. PDQ Bach, the creation of Juilliar professor Dr. Peter Schickele, is the fictional lost son of Johann Sebastian Bach. The recital will include faculty and student performers from across the music department, including the Presidential Brass Quintet and the ...

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Swine flu reported on campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu Several cases of H1N1 influenza have been confirmed on the VSU campus since the beginning of the fall semester, according to Health Center officials. “We had nine confirmed cases of swine flu in August and a few more the first part of this month,” Dr. Edwin Hiatt said. “Regular seasonal flu is not yet circulating ...

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VSU gets new shuttle buses

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu Due to enrollment increase, VSU added seven new shuttle buses to the university’s transportation service this past summer. From rainy days to summer days, several students wait at bus stops for the shuttle to arrive. Although some students decide to walk to class instead of riding the shuttle, others make use of the transportation service ...

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On-campus voting starts next week

Molly Deaton Staff Writer mmdeaton@valdosta.edu  VSU will have a new option for faculty and students to vote on campus this fall.  College Democrats and College Republicans worked together with Deb Cox, the supervisor of elections for Lowndes County, to make it easier for our students and faculty here at VSU to participate in local as well as national elections.  Not ...

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Tenth annual book fair ends Mon.

Arel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu VSU will be hosting its 10th anniversary Scholastic Book Fair at the Dewar College of Education Sept. 8 through Sept. 14 with the hopes of instilling a love for reading in children.. The fair will be open on the first floor of the Education building from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and will close on ...

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Students concerned about campus safety

Desiree Thompson Staff Writer drthompson@valdosta.edu Campus Safety has become an important issue at VSU. Considering last year’s theft controversy to the Langdale Hall fires, the Valdosta State Univeristy Police Department plans to keep the crime down at VSU. Scott Doner, chief of VSUPD, urges students to be the eyes and ears on-campus. “If you see something, say something,” Doner said. ...

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