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ELI Conversation Partners Program offers cultural opportunities

The English Language Institute is one of VSU’s numerous academic programs. Formed in 2001 with the goal of giving students the experience of different cultures while also improving their English language skills. ELI’s Conversation Partner Program allows students to improve not only their English language skills, but also their academic and professional expertise. Students are provided with knowledge about other ...

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Enrollment numbers up from last fall

As of Aug. 28, VSU’s fall semester enrollment is 11,416. This is a 1.9% increase from last fall semester. The increase is seen in both graduate and undergraduate program levels. This is the first fall increase that VSU has seen in the past three years. This increase in fall semester may be important to VSU financial status, the more students ...

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VSU’s Department of Art and Design presents Faculty Exhibition

VSU’s Department of Art and Design opened the Faculty Exhibition on Monday, Aug. 26. It was breathtaking. The gallery was filled with family members, faculty, students and professors who all came out to support and take in the artwork. Jazz melodies by the VSU Faculty Jazz Combo floated and intermixed with little comments on the pieces around the room. Two ...

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VSU decides not to cancel class in the midst of Hurricane Dorian

After ripping through the Bahamas and leaving many people devastated as a category 5 storm, Hurricane Dorian is making its way up the East Coast. Even though the Bahamas were left in ruins and many areas on Georgia’s coast are expected to feel the impacts from Hurricane Dorian, the Lowndes County area is not expected to get hit by the ...

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VSU part-time job fair provides opportunities to students

A part-time job fair took place Thursday in the Student Union ballrooms from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. According to emails sent out by Career Opportunities about the event, students were encouraged to spend at least 30 minutes between classes to network with employers offering part-time jobs on and off campus, from the Student Recreation Center to Sam’s Club. Students were expected ...

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Barrow Hall becomes new headquarters of ROTC

In the 1950’s, Barrow Hall served as a male dormitory. Today it serves as the new training facility for the Air Force ROTC at VSU. VSU President Richard Carvajal and other contributors to the project celebrated the newly renovated Barrow Hall located on North Campus at 9 a.m. on August 19. Barrow Hall has been around since 1951 and was ...

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Curiosity killed the student

The cat isn’t the only one getting punished for being naturally inquisitive. Beginning as early as birth, curiosity drives infants and young children to build knowledge by developing their own way of learning. But it doesn’t last long. Children move into the education system around age 5, and instead of having the system meet their individual learning needs, they are ...

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Metal straws cut down waste in Valdosta

As the Metal Straw Movement sweeps the nation in an effort to reduce plastic waste, many companies are joining in. Now, Red Owl Coffee Company is one of them. Red Owl is a local coffee shop that began its story in Valdosta in 2017. Since then, Red Owl has made its mission to provide a sense of home to customers ...

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Young Valdostans losing interest in agriculture

As young Valdostans’ interest in agriculture and farming decreases, economic issues within the food industry increase. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association website archives show low member numbers for new applicants. For the past couple years, the NCBA has tried to boost its membership numbers. The association hopes to gain more members to expand its numbers and encourages members to recruit ...

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Art Walk going down in Downtown Valdosta

Throughout the year, the City Center Art District brings Valdosta’s community together through the Downtown Valdosta Art Walk. The Art Walk draws attention to the Art District by promoting an art-centered community and increasing exposure and revenue for local businesses. While the kickoff for this year was initially scheduled for March 15, inclement weather moved the date to March 22. ...

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