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DegreeWorks now online

Kenny Bush Staff Writer krbush@valdosta.edu  The Oasis Department encourages students to use DegreeWorks, a new web tool that will help both students and advisors monitor their transcripts and progress towards degree completion.  DegreeWorks is a new advising system that the university bought from SunTrust, the same company that created Banner. The implementation of DegreeWorks was recommended by the University System ...

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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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Wesley Foundation reaches out to campus and beyond

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu The Wesley Foundation, a United Methodist Student Ministry on campus, has a busy year ahead of them, including weekly Bible studies, mission trips, and even a retreat to Panama City. Valdosta State University’s Wesley Foundation began in 1960, when a judge and his family decided to donate their house to the church organization. That same ...

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Student Health Center needs help helping us

The VSU Student Health Center has been as much a part of the problem as part of the solution. Students have complained about how they have been trying to schedule appointments throughout this semester only to be wait-listed. And their complaints are justified. After all, students paid $127 to receive a basic level of medical care on campus this semester. ...

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Blazers on the road for first time in `09

Ed Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu The Valdosta State Blazers are back to work this week after their commanding 32-7 win over Southern Arkansas on Saturday night.  The win on Saturday night was one of the most impressive defensive games in school history; the Blazers held Southern Arkansas to only 39 yards of total offense. However, the Blazers face a much ...

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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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Don’t let the memory of 9/11 fade away

As we pass this Friday by finishing up our classes, doing that last test and thinking about what we are going to do for the weekend, it can be tempting to forget what this Friday should be about.  It’s been eight years since that day that changed America forever. It has been said that the 9/11 attack is the defining ...

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Fencing Club is now en garde on campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu No, they’re not pirates, but the VSU Fencing Club can be seen wielding swords every Saturday afternoon in the VSU Recreation Center. The VSU Fencing Club became an official club in spring 2009 and is working on establishing itself on campus this semester, according to Chris Mirabzadeh, the club founder. Mirabzadeh fenced with a local ...

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Week off helps Blazers get refocused

Edward Hooper Sports Writer ephooper@valdosta.edu For the first time since 2004, the Valdosta State Blazers head into their second game of the season with an 0-1 record as they host Southern Arkansas (0-1 overall, 0-1 GSC) on Saturday night at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.  With the game on Saturday night, the Blazers kick off their quest for their first Gulf South Conference ...

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Blaze FM back on air in new Hopper Hall home

Brittany Briscoe Staff Writer blbriscoe@valdosta.edu   Valdosta is home to the radio station 90.9 FM, also known as Blaze FM.  The station, which was formally housed in the Student Union, had a delay sparking up this year due to legal issues involved with moving the station’s studio and antenna. There were several problems surrounding the relocation of their tower and antenna. ...

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