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VSU charters Phi Sigma Kappa

On Feb. 6, VSU chartered the Greek fraternity of Phi Sigma Kappa Inc. Phi Sigma Kappa Inc., or Phi Sig for short, has a national fraternity of 93 chapters. There has been a Phi Sig colony at VSU since December 2006. The new chapter currently has 25 members. Three remain of the original 18 members who started the colony in ...

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Blazers football hosts blood drive

For the Valdosta State Blazers, winning championships is in the blood. On Monday Feb. 15, that mentality takes on an entirely different meaning as the Blazers football team will host its annual blood drive in the P.E. Complex. The blood drive is one of Georgia’s largest single-day drives, producing close to the state record of 427 units. In 2008, the ...

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SGA talks budget and bills

SGA elected eight new senators and discussed important topics brought up in the semi-annual SAC meeting, including the budget proposal for the 2011-2012 school year, talk of changing requirements for HOPE and a proposed Georgia House bill that would allow guns on campus. The first report of the night came from President Kelli Cody, who recently attended a SAC (Student ...

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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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