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Professors honored for excellence

With a new academic year upon us, Valdosta State University recognized four of its faculty members along with a staff member at the 2010 fall convocation on Aug. 9 for excellent work on campus. The Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards honors employees in areas of advising, professional activity, service, and teaching. Dr. Byron Brown (Department of English) received the Excellence ...

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Freshman to enjoy learning cohorts

As the fall 2010 school year began last week, many freshmen entered what is known as the Freshmen Year Experience Program (FYE). This program is a part of the various learning communities that were continued in the year 2010 at VSU. “The Freshman learning communities are high impact practices for students as it helps enrich and prepare them for the ...

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People Poll: Do you think freshmen should have cars?

Jazlyn Wheeler senior Media major “NO! As a senior, I should not have to park on the fifth floor or the parking deck, that really sucks man.” Marie Browne junior middle grades education major “Freshman shouldn’t be allowed to have cars unless VSU gets more parking. ” Anthony Holloway junior computer information systems major “No freshman shouldn’t have cars because ...

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Cyclemeisters attack

WARNING: The following is a work of sarcasm. Any resemblance to any persons living, dead, undead, or Super Saiyan is purely coincidental, so seriously, get off your ass and go and support these people! Beware the Cyclemeisters, dear readers! This Friday, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Bleu Pub Parking Lot on 116 N Lee St., a bevy ...

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See what Downtown has to offer

Valdosta State University faculty members are not the only ones thrilled to see the new and returning college students for the fall 2010 semester. Downtown Valdosta’s young professionals and business owners are overjoyed, as well. Downtown welcomes you into their hometown and wants you to value it as much as they do. In fact, these business owners support VSU more ...

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The Toys are Back in Town

Finalizing a brilliant, classic film series is no easy task. George Lucas proved that all too well with the less-than-brilliant prequels to Star Wars, and the sequels of many other films do not even bear mentioning. Toy Story 3, however, proves that there is a way to make it happen, because this sequel is not only well-written and masterfully executed. ...

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Inception: No dreams are safe

When it comes to appreciating a movie or a work of fiction, I must say that “Inception” is by far one of the best movies of the year. “Inception” was co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan, the man who brought us masterpieces such as “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Prestige,” and “Memento.” All of these movies are great and ...

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Jimmy Coy Named Starting Quarterback

As the new VSU football seaso­­n ra­pidly approaches, the Blazers have their man that will be calling the signals for the offensive unit this season. Redshirt junior quarterback Jimmy Coy— who entered fall camp as the No. two quarterback on the depth chart behind senior Russ Callaway— was named the starting quarterback less than 24 hours after Callaway went down ...

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Blazers Ready for New Competition

Since Aug.9 the members of the VSU football team have been hitting the same opponent—their teammates. On Sept. 4 that will change when the Blazers welcome the Wingate Bulldogs to Bazemore-Hyder Stadium to begin the 2010 season. “We are ready. I am fired up,” running back David Arnold said. “I keep it fired up (at practice) though. I challenge the ...

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No new summer construction plans

According to Robert Kellner of Auxiliary Services, VSU will not initiate any new construction during the summer, and instead will focus on completion of already existing projects such as the renovation of Langdale Hall’s C-wing. This comes as good news for environmental advocates who feel that past construction has negatively affected native animals’ habitats. “Trees being cut down affects not ...

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