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VSU lacks famous commencement speakers

As Valdosta State University’s spring graduation ceremonies approach, it will continue to uphold its tradition of using set commencement speakers. Speakers for the graduate and undergraduate ceremonies include President Schloss, the Faculty Senate Representative, the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Five Deans of Colleges, an SGA representative and an Alumni Association Representative. The University’s communications department attributes the current commencement ...

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New campus media executive officers announced

The Campus Communications Board has made its selections for VSU’s fall 2011 Student Media executive officer positions.   The positions include station manager for Blaze FM and chief editorial positions for the Spectator and the Odradek. Bolstered by his previous experience at the campus radio station and the support of his staff, Daniel Oakes was selected to return to his post ...

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IT Plans to Stop E-Mail Hoaxes

With aftershocks still being felt nationally from Epsilon’s consumer database breach at the end of March, the Valdosta State University Information Technology department will mull a new solution to stop the onslaught of subsequent email hoaxes. Epsilon provides consumer information and market research to thousands of business, ranging from banks to boutiques. The company also gathers information through social networking ...

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Faculty struck by IT Budget Cuts

 Midway through the 2011 fiscal year, VSU’s Information Technology infrastructure will likely undergo a 35 percent budget cut, facing a decrease from $400,000 to $260,000. The cuts will not affect maintenance and upgrades to computers in labs and computer classrooms; upkeep of student-used computers are covered by the Student Technology fee. Also, the budget cuts will not affect the IT ...

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Softball team batting to win

Hot off a championship run, which left the Lady Blazers just two runs short of the Division II title in softball, the softball team looks to make another run at the title.  The team hopes to turn the 4-3 loss to Hawaii Pacific University into motivation for the approaching season.  “The seniors wanted it for everyone else on the team, ...

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