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Tag Archives: 2009-09-03

President Schloss joins Talk 92.1 FM every Monday from 5-6

Candice McGriff Staff Writer clmcgriff@valdosta.edu  On Monday nights from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. President Patrick J. Schloss joins Dr. John Crawford, vice president for advancement, for a live radio show on Talk 92.1 FM to discuss topics regarding VSU and the local community.  This week Thressea Boyd, assistant to the president for communications, provided news and information on what’s ...

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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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Planning and Budget Council discuss future

Katherine Dowdy Staff Writer kldowdy@valdosta.edu   The Planning and Budget Council (PBC) joined together with the University Council in the University Center’s Executive Dining Room to discuss and revise the budget plan for 2010.   The main topic of discussion at the recent Planning and Budget Council meeting was how to maintain the student-to-faculty ratio.  With an enrollment total of 11,092 students, ...

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Constitution talks continue in SGA meeting

Ariel Felton Staff Writer arfelton@valdosta.edu  VSU’s Student Government Association held its second meeting of the year this past Monday, and many things were discussed, including upcoming elections, a new constitution, dress code policy, the possible forming of  Facebook and twitter pages and even the rumors about swine flu.  The meeting started off with President Kelli Cody listing important dates dealing ...

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Campus Police give students a few safety reminders

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu  VSU Police Department is  expanding its Adopt-A-Cop program and reinforcing student safety concepts this semester.  The program assigns each residence hall an officer.By doing so officers hope to form a bond helping make students comfortable with police officers.   “Students can expect to establish a relationship with the VSU police department through increased officer presence in their ...

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Police block intersection near campus

Amy Johstono Staff Writer acjohstono@valdosta.edu  Patrol cars from counties and cities across South Georgia lined the corner of Oak Street and Baytree Road at 8:00 last night for a sobriety checkpoint as part of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety’s 18th Annual Hands Across the Border.  Georgia officers teamed up with its five bordering states for a six-day highway safety ...

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Rant and Rave of the Week: September 3, 2009

A Spectator tradition  One thing that the Spectator is sure to have each week is the “Rant & Rave.” However, we want to switch it up a bit. Originally we have had our staff write up a rant and rave for the week, but we have all come to the same consensus of wanting them to come straight from you, ...

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People Poll: How does swine flu on-campus make you feel?

Dyeshera Anderson Freshman Psychology major “Personally, I would be scared but I’m sure the Health Center is taking care of it and South Georgia Medical Center is taking care of it so I’m kind of at ease about it.” Lauren Sanders Sophmore Pre- Pharmacy major “I didn’t know. Scary.” Ryan Smith Sophmore Education major “I think it’s an over-reaction.  I ...

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Student survival guide: How to get by

 It can never be said that I don’t care about the students. But in case it could, I present to you my short guide to a successful semester.  Attend class. Well, this one should be plenty obvious. You sign up for a class and you show up for it. Attendance is a grade in itself and, for some classes, can ...

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Enrollment increase brings school spirit

VSU is known for its championship football team after recently winning the NCAA Division II Championship in 2004 and 2007. But it seemed that VSU’s school spirit was lacking as compared to other football crazed schools. Saturday’s opener gave some a little more hope in the school spirit department.  This past weekend’s game versus Newberry proved to be the change ...

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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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