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Professor Receives Teaching Award

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Dr. Kathleen S. Lowney, professor of sociology at Valdosta State University, has unanimously been selected to receive the faculty 2013 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for regional and state universities. Each year, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents accepts nominations recognizing faculty from its state colleges and universities. The selection committee recognized the positive…

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Retired Teacher Provides Financial Gift for Future Educators

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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For more than 60 years Ruby R. Sullivan has been helping students succeed in and out of the classroom. Now, at the age of 98, Sullivan is continuing to help students succeed. The Camilla, Ga. native, who attended Georgia State Womans College (now Valdosta State University) from 1930 to 1932, has made a substantial gift…

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Presidential Inauguration April 1-6

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Steeped in academic tradition, the official inauguration of a university president is an opportunity for an institution to celebrate its history and chart a new course for its future. The the theme of “Engaged Innovation,” events are scheduled for April 1-6, 2013. The formal investiture ceremony of Dr. William J. McKinney will take place at…

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Construction Begins on HSBA Building

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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Valdosta State University recognized the beginning of construction on the Health Sciences and Business Administration building with a ceremonial groundbreaking on Oct. 4. The 140,000-square-foot, $32 million facility is scheduled to be completed by January 2014. The event took place at the Rea and Lillian Steele North Campus, with President William J. McKinney presiding over…

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Studying Impact of Oil Spill on Gulf’s Marine Ecosystem

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
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The 2010 explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling site and the subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico proved to be both deadly and costly. The oil spill also uncovered a lack of information regarding how such spills might affect the Gulf’s marine ecosystem. Valdosta State University biology professor Dr. James Nienow is part…

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VSU Community Mourns Loss of Dr. Hugh C. Bailey

Mar 6th, 2013 | By
Dr. Hugh C. Bailey served as VSU's president from 1978 to 2001.

The Valdosta State University community continues to mourn the loss of Dr. Hugh C. Bailey, former president of the university who passed away on Oct. 5. He was 83. “Every president leaves his or her unique mark in a university’s history. It is rare, however, to find a mark so transformative as President Bailey’s,” said…

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