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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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Event Services unveils new reservation system

Valdosta State University hosts a number of clubs and organizations that, every day, plan new gatherings and host events that liven up the day to day grind of college life. Whether it be a movie night on the front lawn of VSU or a costume party in the halls of the university center, VSU opens the doors of its buildings ...

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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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Review: ‘A Star is Born’ lives up to hype

It’s in the dying embers of a star that one will find the perfect ingredients for a new celestial body, and after watching “A Star is Born,” you’d probably think this doesn’t just apply to the stars in the sky. In the newest remake of the 1937, “A Star is Born,” a film loosely based on the 1932, “What Price ...

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MAT Students Thriving After VSU

Success is born from hard work, but there is always helping hands along the way to make sure the birth goes well. Recently, VSU bore witness to such a story of success within their resident masters of art in teaching in music education program, where the first cohort of graduates found themselves with a 100 percent job rate. All of ...

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Waves That Don’t Stop At the Shore

It only takes four seconds to hit the water after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. Four seconds before you hit the water at 75 mph and either die from the impact, drown or succumb to hypothermia. The ripples you make in the water will end at the shore, but the ones you make in your community will last forever. ...

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Take a journey with ‘Hands on a Hard Body’

VSU’s Resident Fine Arts Department kicked off their 2018-19 season with the production of “Hands on a Hardbody,” a musical based on the 1997 documentary that was first performed on Broadway in 2013.   This is a story of 10 contestants hoping to win a “hardbody” truck by being the last person to let go of it and drive away with their ...

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Financial Literacy and VSYou: Tips to help students’ financial literacy

Like a strange growth on their otherwise simple lives, finances are something all students are aware of but few truly understand. Navigating the complexities of budget-making and credit building can help younger students take that first step in accepting this new aspect of their lives and be all the better for it. Literacy is an all-time important factor for living, ...

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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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Remembering our staff

As incoming freshman start classes this semester, our hearts can’t forget those who are no longer with us for this new year of learning. Students and faculty alike mourn these bright individuals who did their best to make VSU’s campus just a tiny bit better. Amelia “Laney” Dowdy, 26, was born Feb. 10, 1992. She was a psychology major at ...

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