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Spring 2012

Ebilling made easier

 In addition to receiving excess financial aid electronically, students can now pay for services such as orientation and housing using VSU’s new online payment system. � The new system, known as Touchnet, is a real-time, third-party payment system that encompasses eBill and eRefund.  According to Sue Fuciarelli, vice president for finance and administration, the move to Touchnet was made in ...

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Celebrating Earth Day

 Students Against Violating the Environment (SAVE) will host Earth Day events in Drexel Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.    “The purpose is celebrating the community, celebrating the earth,” Austin Sullivan, vice president of SAVE, said.  According to the Earth Day website, the events are designed to raise awareness of environmental issues.  This year’s SAVE event will ...

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Blazefest promotes music homegrown in Valdosta

Update — April 20: The date of Blazefest has been changed to Friday, April 17. Music is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. and the event will last until 8:30 p.m. Blazefest will still be held on the Front Lawn. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————– VSU welcomes the community to the second annual Blazefest on the front lawn Sat. beginning at 12 p.m. hosted ...

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Projectors stolen from West Hall

 Tuesday morning at 10:38, three classrooms in West Hall reported stolen overhead projectors.   The department most affected by the technological setback was the Modern and Classical Languages (MCL)­­, whose classes are centered near that part of the first floor of West Hall.  “Our first four classes, especially, we shuffled around, and moved as many of those classes into our ...

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Etling recovers, may return next semester

 Dr. Larry Etling, associate professor of mass media, has relocated to South Georgia Medical Center’s Inpatient Rehab after being involved in a head-on car collision right before Super Bowl XLVI. � Though an email has been sent out earlier this week saying that he was in room 277, he has been moved to room 286 and can now have visitors. ...

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Small tuition increase, large concerns

Editor’s Note: April 20 — The graphic by Jacob McWhorter that ran alongside this article in the April 19 issue of the Spectator was created using information from VSU Financial Services’ Tuition and Fee Schedules webpage. The costs therein represent the total estimated cost of attendance for in-state and out-of-state students for two semesters including tuition and fees for 15 hours of ...

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VSU events running on empty

Anyone who has been to a campus event in the last year can attest to the fact that students simply aren’t as interested in them as they used to be. Certainly classwork, jobs, and private social events get in everyone’s way, but what if that’s not the whole story?  � Most campus events are hosted by organizations. They have the ...

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Blazers gain momentum before three game road trip

 Junior pitcher Benjamin Weil recorded four strikeouts and gave up zero runs in relief for the Blazers in their 4-2 victory over Georgia College in a non-conference match-up Tuesday night at Billy Grant Field.  “He was phenomenal,” said VSU head coach Greg Guilliams. “That’s one of the best pitching outings if not the best pitching outing that anyone in a ...

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Major projects near completion

 With two major projects nearing completion and some other new developments, the university is showing no signs of slowing down construction.  The addition to Bailey Science Center, which costs approximately $3.1 million, is scheduled to be completed on June 1, while renovations to Ashley Hall, costing approximately $5 million, have a scheduled completion date of Oct. 1.  Sue Fuciarelli, vice ...

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Never give up when the going gets tough

   During my experiences at VSU, I have been faced with many ups and downs. �   I have been faced with challenges, both on and off campus as well as in and out of the classroom. We all have.    The difference between me and those who dropped out, packed up and shipped out is that I never gave ...

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