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Communication students receive new computer lab

Students in the Communication Arts program at Valdosta State were welcomed back in style with $293,000 worth of upgrades around the department. Dr. Mark Borzi, communication arts department head, said the upgrades were made with students as its most important priority. The upgrades included two major projects and a few minor ones throughout the entire department. The first major project ...

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Wild Adventures reveals road to VSU partnership

Valdosta State University announced a new deal with Wild Adventures Theme Park—free season passes—a little under three weeks ago on Aug. 10. According to Wild Adventures Public Relations Manager Adam Floyd, this deal was a year in the making. “VSU and Wild Adventures have always had a relationship since Wild Adventures began,” Floyd said. “VSU and Wild Adventures have always ...

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Spotlight: Former alumna becomes VSU director

This year VSU has gained not just a new set of eager freshman for the 2018 fall semester, but also a new staff member to guide and provide them with ample opportunities to feel included. Sandra Jones became VSU’s director of Student Diversity and Inclusion on June 22. As the former employee relations coordinator, Jones knows she must welcome all ...

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Crime Report week 8/20-8/26: Larceny plagues the campus

August 20, 2018 At 1:06 a.m., a VSU student reported being struck by a relative of an ex-girlfriend at Langdale Hall. The incident is still under investigation. At 5:28 p.m., a VSU student reported a sexual assault at Langdale Hall. The crime was marked as sexual assault, but the incident is still under investigation. August 21, 2018 At 4:24 p.m., ...

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Recap: Stacey Abrams sends VSU a message

“My name is Stacey Abrams and I intend to be the next governor of Georgia.” It’s this statement that the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia used to impact and draw in the crowd. At an event hosted by the Young Democrats of Valdosta State University on Aug. 23 in Powell Hall, Abrams discussed her vision for Georgia in ...

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Student Government welcomes nine new senators

SGA welcomed nine students to vacant senator positions at their Aug. 27 meeting on Monday. Jimmecha Carr, Mary Carter, Ashley Casey, Amiah Hartman, Kiana Johnson, Khusbu Patel, Jenil Patel, Ravi Patel and Monica Wolfe will all be sitting at the next SGA meeting as senators. When asked about why she joined SGA, Senator Amiah Hartman delved into wanting to help ...

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Students and Valdosta residents take in Abrams’ message

Empowering, inspirational and wonderful are just some of the words used in reaction to Stacey Abrams’ visit to VSU. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee visited VSU on Thursday, Aug. 23 in hopes of inspiring the Valdosta masses to look forward to future opportunities. “Valdosta is emblematic as to why we need to be thinking about all of Georgia,” Abrams said. “You ...

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Preview: Stacey Abrams comes to VSU

As you read this, Stacey Abrams, Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia, is in route to VSU for a town hall style Q&A which is open to all students. The event, hosted by the Young Democrats of VSU, occurs on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Powell Hall. Her plan is to share her “Jobs for Georgia” ...

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VSU finds interim dean for College of Mathematics and Sciences

Dr. James LaPlant, inaugural dean of the VSU’s new College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has taken on the added position of the College of Sciences and Mathematics, VSU’s other new college. A dean was in place for the College of Sciences and Mathematics but made the decision to back out at the last minute. Dr. LaPlant stepped in on July 1 to ...

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Valdosta resident faces charges after crash

A 24-year-old is facing multiple charges after he crashed at the intersection of Baytree Road and North Oak Street. Alex Macias, 24, was arrested by Valdosta State University Police Department and is facing an interference with government property charge, as well as a possible DUI after his Aug. 11 accident. Macias crashed his 2009 Buick Enclave into the fountain array ...

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