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VSU ranked in Georgia’s top 20 online colleges

SR Education Group, an education research publisher, released their 2019 rankings for the best and most affordable online colleges in the United States. Valdosta State University earned top marks in all five of its categories. SR Education Group’s evaluation of these online colleges is based on manually-researched tuition rates, accreditation data, and PayScale salary data. This ensures accurate rankings. These ...

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VSU Nursing department celebrates 50 years

VSU’s Department of Nursing has taught, healed and medicated students, faculty and staff for 50 years. Now, the time has come to celebrate its anniversary once again. In the Spring of 1967, it was announced that the Board of Regents had approved a nursing program to be instituted in the fall of the coming 1968 school year. The four-year baccalaureate ...

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VSU changes interview process for new deans

Last December, there was news that VSU’s College of Science and Art would be splitting up into two separate entities, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics. Dr. James LaPlant, the dean of the college of science and art, transitioned into the role of College of Humanities and Social Sciences during the split, ...

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Stay vigilant: What you can do to prevent theft at VSU

On October 23rd, VSU lay witness to one of the most high-volume days of bike theft in the university’s history. At 11:30 a.m., a student reported that their bike had been stolen from Langdale Residence Hall. A little over an hour later, and only a few hundred feet away, another student reported their bike stolen from Reade Hall. For now, ...

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Crime Report 10/29-11/4: Theft, threats and indecent exposure plague VSU

Oct. 30,2018 At 2:22 p.m., a staff member reported a digital camera missing from the media center in Odum Library. At 7:14 p.m., a student reported the theft of a bicycle from a rack outside of Centennial East. Oct. 31, 2018 At 1:01 a.m., a VSU student was arrested for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of tools ...

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‘Don’t forget to vote’: A call to action on election day

Midterm elections have every voter watching the polls, and every candidate doing a political balancing act on public opinion as they make their way closer to Nov. 6. There are seats and positions up for election all over the United States, but for VSU students, the race that everyone has their eyes on is the Georgia’s gubernatorial race of a ...

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Baytree Villa stands tall through weather delays

Junior Kyle Duke was excited to see his new apartment in August, but he never expected to move into it after school started. “Constructions of the apartments themselves were on time, but it was mother nature that put some things behind,” Duke said. Construction on Baytree Villa apartments began at the beginning of the summer and didn’t get finished until ...

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UPD’s annual report shows optimistic future

The arrival of VSU PD’s Annual Fire and Safety Report brings with it hope for a safer campus and a brighter future for VSU. The numbers are encouraging, showing an overall improvement in the number of cases reported. Overall, 23 crimes were reported, and 54 arrests were made on campus during the 2017 year. Two thousand sixteen received 42 crimes ...

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Crime Report 10/1-10/7: A three-day theft spree erupts

October 1, 2018 At 7:30 p.m., a computer CPU was reported as missing from Brown Residence Hall’s front desk area. The report was marked as larceny and its disposition is open. October 2, 2018 At 8:54 p.m., a VSU student reported their wallet as lost/ stolen from a VSU shuttle. Later, the financial cards inside the wallet were used by ...

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UPD arrests four females for alleged possession of marijuana

Four females are facing a possession of marijuana charge after a late night stop went awry. Officer Caleb Lee arrested Sierra Salem, 18, Destiny Crumpler, 18, Shania Kendrick, 19, and Tayler Castleberry ,18, late Sept. 12 at approximately 9:55 p.m. However, they were not originally stopped for the possession charge. According to Sgt. Mark Williams, the four were originally pulled ...

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