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VSU announces COVID-19 guideline updates for Fall 2021

Robbyn DeSpain, director of strategic communications, sent out an email concerning updates about COVID-19 operating guidelines. Since March 2020, students across the globe have had to handle the stress of college through online classes, mask wearing and social distancing in order to keep themselves and others safe. Since then, three vaccines have been developed, and the world is slowly opening ...

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Study Abroad Programs Continue Education Through the Pandemic

During the month of May, VSU’s study abroad and international programs shared information through interviews on the current state of their programs and their hopes for the future. According to Irina McClellan, assistant director of international programs, there are several opportunities for students to participate in study abroad even during the global pandemic. Virtual study abroad programs have been created ...

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Georgia Power Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Station on VSU’s Campus

Georgia Power installed an off-grid electric vehicle charging station in March located at VSU’s Oak Street surface parking lot in order to spread awareness and bring electric car charging to South Georgia, according to a VSU press release. The Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Charger (EV ARC) is a charging station that uses solar panels in order to obtain and store ...

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VSU spring 2021 commencement updates

VSU graduates are preparing for their 2021 spring commencement occurring on May 7 and May 8 at the Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. On May 7, the first spring 2021 commencement at 7:30 p.m. will be held for the College of Business, Education and Arts. May 8 will host the 9:00 a.m. spring commencement for graduate school, followed by another commencement at 7:30 ...

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VSU introduces new Online College

VSU’s new Online College of Career Advancements has been approved by the Board of Regents as of April 13. The college will include eight undergraduate programs that begins in summer 2021. Rodney Carr, vice president for student success, is the director of the new online college. He began the development of the college two years ago with other institutions while ...

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VSU Students’ eligible for summer and Fall relief funds

VSU is set to continue distributing the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) throughout summer and fall 2021 semesters. VSU began distributing the second round of the CARES Act, also known as the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) on April 1. Students that were eligible received an immediate $100. Afterwards, students were able to apply for any additional financial ...

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Fraternity starts petition to rename buildings

The Rho Epsilon chapter of the Sigma Lambda International Fraternity created a petition to rename the resident hall buildings of Brown, Lowndes and Patterson, which was submitted to VSU administration on April 19. Michael Tidwell, the president of Sigma Lambda International Fraternity, and the rest of the fraternity decided to prepare this petition as an attempt to break away from ...

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VSU works to recover the most common crime on campus

VSU Police Department has a method they encourage all students to take advantage of that will help handle the most common crime on campus, petty theft. Administrative Sergeant-State Certification Manager, Heidi Browning, said petty theft is the most common crime on campus and consists of students stealing items such as laptops, phones, game systems or anything of similar value. VSUPD ...

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VSU set to have five guest speakers for spring 2021 commencement

On May 7 and 8, VSU will have five guest speakers at the commencement who are healthcare workers to honor frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. John Crawford, vice president for university advancement, says the five speakers are VSU graduates. One of the speakers are psychiatric nurse practitioner Nishben Patel, who received her master’s degree at VSU in 2018 and ...

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Black Student League improves campus life for minorities

Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce attended Valdosta State College in 1963, marking the college’s first steps towards integration. Since then, Valdosta State University has changed not only in name but also in its responsibility and sensitivity to the students in attendance. Organizations, like the Black Student League, were created by VSU students to not only help with the transition of ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

Check the current number of cases on the VSU campus here!