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Alumni Spotlight: KPthewolf to play at SXSW

Some VSU alumni go on to claim impressive feats, and one alumnus is claiming his in at the South West Music Festival, commonly known as SXSW. Phillip Walton, known to his friends as KP and to his fans and followers as In fact, his performance at SXSW comes just before the launch of his album “War on Cupid,” which will ...

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Senior Spotlight: Jonas finishes on an uplifting note

“No matter what keep pushing.” It’s with these five words that senior D’Layna Jonas describes herself and her life’s journey up until this point. Jonas is slated to graduate on Dec. 14 with an interdisciplinary studies degree, and after her four years spent at VSU, she can heartily say, “It’s time for me to go.” “I just feel like I’ve ...

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Professor honored for excellent teaching award

Dr. Kenneth Rumstay, professor of physics and astronomy, received the VSU Presidential Excellence award for teaching on Aug. 7. This award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate strong commitment to their student’s success as well as utilize innovative teaching strategies. Rumstay has been teaching at VSU since Fall 1984, after graduating his Ph.D. from Ohio State. Rumstay earned his bachelor’s from ...

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Featured Photographer: Seth Willard of Urban Lights Photography

Seth Willard is the photo-editor of The Spectator at VSU. Willard started his own photography business named Urban Lights Photography this past spring. Willard’s work is known for his use of outdoor scenes and the incorporation of naturally lit settings. Urban Lights Photography was created to exhibit Seth Willard’s artistic style of portrait photography. Urban Lights launched their website in ...

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Who should get experimental Ebola medications? And are they safe?

By Tony Pugh McClatchy Washington Bureau / (MCT) WASHINGTON – As Ebola continues to devastate West Africa and new patients slowly bring the disease to other countries, experts fear the growing crisis could one day create an ugly scrum for the limited supply of experimental treatments and vaccines. Deciding which patients should be at the head of the line to ...

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Atlanta Symphony cancels performances as lockout drags on

By David Ng Los Angeles Times / (MCT) The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has canceled its opening night celebration as well as performances through Nov. 8 as a labor dispute with its musicians drags on with no end in sight. The company locked out its musicians earlier this month following a breakdown in contract negotiations. Stanley Romanstein, the orchestra’s president, said ...

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Professor who lost university job offer lashes out at school administrators

By Maura Lerner Star Tribune (Minneapolis) / (MCT)  Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him. Salaita, in a wide-ranging, 40-minute speech at Northwestern University, the first of several talks planned at Chicago-area ...

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