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‘It’s a way to meet students where they are’: Formal vs. informal teaching

Students and teachers coexist here at VSU. Professors have the job of teaching information to the best of their ability while students have the job of obtaining that information and using it in their desired field of study. But can professors’ methods of instruction affect how well students obtain the information? Some professors have an informal teaching style while others ...

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‘We saw this as an opportunity’: VSU opens Learning Commons

On Feb. 19, Alan Berenstein, VSU dean of libraries, cut the ribbon for the new Common Learning student center, welcoming all students to come and explore the new renovations. Bernstein said he’s excited about the center’s future and the prospect of students coming and doing more group study sessions to increase academic success. “The library has always been a great ...

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Preview: Hackathon searches for community solutions

VSU’s STEAM Center for Applied Creativity and Innovation will be home to Azalea Health’s sixth annual Hackathon on Saturday. The Hackathon is an eight-hour software design competition where teams of up to five participants must design a solution to a problem. The problem is created by the event’s organizers, and the winners will receive a grand prize of $1,000. Although ...

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African American Male Initiative aims for student success

Blacks and Native Americans are tied for the lowest post-secondary graduation rates, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. The African-American Male Initiative (AAMI) hopes to change that. Aimed at minority groups, the organization recently came to fruition at VSU, thanks to Dr. Tameka Hobbs, coordinator of AFAM studies on campus. Through her work, the program has begun this ...

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Techno-Frat: Automation in the modern world and beyond

Forget Uber Eats. Students at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia, have been offered a more innovative and exciting alternative to their meal deliveries: robots. That’s right, students can now call upon a fleet of twenty-five cooler-sized wheeled robots to deliver their on-campus foods or midnight snacks. The robots in question can tote up to 20 pounds and, according ...

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City of Valdosta battles homelessness

Valdosta is bringing in the new year with a community service project: The Points in Time Homeless Count. At its core, the project involves city officials and volunteers to get a count of Valdosta’s homeless population. This year’s project will see the Georgia Department of Community Affairs spearheading the count by utilizing citizens’ smartphones and tablets for mobile surveys. Vanessa ...

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Don’t wait: Waitr app comes to Valdosta

From Louisiana, a brand new business graces the busy streets of Valdosta, GA. A food delivery business in the palm of your hands, Waitr is a new online service that allows you to bring the restaurants of Valdosta to your front door, all for the flat fee of $5, no matter the distance or size of the order. After its ...

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VSU’s Adult and Military Programs reopen

It’s been a while since VSU offered Adult and Military Programs (AMP) but now, nearly three years since it closed, the program has reopened. While the program has undergone a few changes, AMP Assistant Director Nathan Metzner said the student population they aim to impact remains the same. “The students which we strive to serve [are] the non-traditional students, meaning ...

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New Academic Support Center opens, library renovations finish

With a new semester comes new features, and the Academic Support Center has given no less. After half a year of renovations, the ASC officially opened its doors to VSU on Jan. 14. Students both on and off campus have already begun to take advantage of the restored VSU feature. Student employees Alanna Lewis and Candelario Calderon shared excitement after ...

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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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Current COVID-19 Stats for Valdosta State University

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