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Tag Archives: 2010-09-02

Front lawn policy proposed

Complaints from the City of Valdosta and the appearance of worn-out spots of grass on the Front Lawn have caused the Space and Facilities Committee to create a draft policy placing restrictions on the use of the Front Lawn. “[This issue] has been pressed upon us quickly by members of the community, the campus community and the local community,” said ...

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Provost search still on

VSU’s search for a new provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs continues, as two candidates have recently been ruled out. Dr. V.K. Unni, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bryant University and Dr. David Glassman, dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Southern Indiana were the final two candidates chosen for on-campus interviews out of ...

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2010 Happening busier than ever

The Happening brought new and returning students to the front lawn on Aug. 26 to find what Valdosta has to offer. Over 200 exhibitors came to the 19th annual event,

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Blazer Zone promotes Blazer pride

Get ready sports fans. VSU is launching a new tradition with Blazer Zone, an event happening this Saturday before the first football game. The event will be held at Drexel Park from noon to 6 p.m. and will be open to the entire Valdosta community. The purpose of the event is to draw fan support and attendance for VSU’s first ...

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Stand-up to entertain in Union

Big Badd Stand-Up comedy is making an appearance tonight at the Union Theatre at 7 p.m. The Campus Activity Board is hosting the nationally touring comedians Mike Albanese, Bob Place, Steve Mills, and Shane Leverett.

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Group work can be beneficial

Letter to the editor: I’d like to add some additional points to James Silvernale’s article “Group projects are immature.” Group work can benefit students. Students having difficulty understanding content often comprehend when others demonstrate “how to do” an assignment in a group context. The type of group activity that has been researched the most is cooperative learning (CL). Often, faculty ...

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People Poll: What do you think about possible policies with use of the front lawn?

Sydney Matheson sophomore communications major “The Front Lawn is just as much of a social gathering place as the Student Union, so putting a restriction on it would be lessening student interaction. That’s dumb.” Corey Waynedouthit freshman pre-med major “They gotta do what they gotta do. I think people should respect it.” Robert Stewart freshman undecided major “I don’t know ...

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Church protests against funerals

There are moments that I cannot believe the members of the Westboro Baptist Church exist. There is nothing wrong with living by the Bible and worshipping the God painted from it; I’m all for it.

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Technology disrupts manners

We are firmly cocooned in our digital bubbles. Technological advances can be a wonderful thing, but they should not replace basic human contact and interaction or even awareness of our surroundings. I enjoy my Blackberry, iTunes and wireless connections just as much as the next person, but wrapping yourself up wirelessly and ignoring the people around you isn’t the best ...

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Front lawn policy

– Recurring events or activities on eight or more participants on the front lawn must be reserved through event services. – Front lawn events/activities must be sponsored by a registered student organization or university department. – Regulary scheduled repetitive outdoor activitiesmust be registered through event services. – The following is not allowed on the front lawn: cleats, vehicles whom do ...

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