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VSU announces College of Arts and Sciences split

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert Smith emailed VSU faculty and staff on Nov. 29 to confirm that the College of Arts and Sciences would be split. The separation comes into effect on July 1, 2018, when the College of Arts and Sciences will be split in to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the ...

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Ceiling collapses; VSU Bookstore suffers major flood damage

On Nov. 8, at 10 a.m., a portion of the ceiling collapsed on the first floor of the VSU Bookstore causing over $55,000 in damages. According to Lee Ann Johnson, the VSU Bookstore director, a maintenance crew was trying to flush out the drainage line connected to the Student Union food services, which caused a cast iron pipe to burst ...

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Weekly crime report 11/13 – 11/20: Theft continues to impair VSU

November 13, 2017 At 2:44 p.m., UPD took a report from a VSU student on theft of lost or mislaid property at the VSU Recreation Center. Merchandise was valued at $20. November 14, 2017 At 9:53 a.m., UPD took a report concerning damage to VSU property at the south intramural field where a ticket window was broken. At 3:45 p.m., ...

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SGA connects to grad students with latest member

SGA hopes to connect with the graduate student population through the newest member of the senate. Second year graduate student, Obediah Hall wishes to give a voice to the graduate students by joining the senate. Hall said his interest in becoming a senator stems from his belief that individual effort is what shapes college experience. Because of this, he has ...

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Freidhoff stresses student success through advising

Coming in with over a decade of experience, Robert Freidhoff arrives at VSU as its new executive director of advising with plans of focusing and making sure students are prepared for their after-college careers. Freidhoff previously held the position of Director of Engineering Advising at the University of Michigan and Director of Padnos College of Engineering & Computing at Grand ...

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VSU student reports theft of missing laptop

On Sunday, a VSU student reported a theft at Brookstone Apartments after noticing a missing laptop from their car. Amber Baugh, 20, told Officer Benjamin Graham that she locked her car on Saturday night after leaving to enter her boyfriend’s apartment. Baugh said she went out to retrieve something from her car Sunday around noon. “I went to get a ...

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SGA addresses Georgia Hall, reiterates funding

At this week’s SGA meeting, the Senate kept things short, pressing only on a few issues and noting a lack of new business. President Maya Mapp and the Senate shared their desires to fund VSU’s many organizations. “Organizations can apply for funding up to $500 per semester and $1000 for the year,” Matthew Rowe, comptroller, said. Rowe reiterated that any ...

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Weekly crime report 11/6 – 11/12 : Theft runs rampant at VSU

November 12, 2017 At 2:46 p.m., VSU student Amber Baugh reported the theft of a laptop from her vehicle. Baugh said that she noticed the laptop was missing after noticing that her back passenger door was partially open. The crime is marked as entering auto to which the disposition is still open. November 10, 2017 At 1:05 p.m., a VSU ...

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Housing allows students to stay over holiday breaks

Before this semester, VSU’s Housing Department would not allow students to stay in their dorms over breaks other than the students in Centennial Hall. This semester however, Housing is allowing students to stay during winter and spring break. Changes have also been made to how food will be provided to accommodate those who decide to stay on campus over these ...

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Student Spotlight: Dustin Wall speaks all

Dustin Wall is a junior interdisciplinary studies major at VSU with a concentration in international studies, ESOL and fine arts. He has a unique set of skills that put him ahead in his major and future career. Originally from Winder, Georgia, Wall has attended VSU since 2013. He had to test the waters before deciding on his current major but ...

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