An update to the MyVSU Portals News Widget was just released that improved the selection process of the articles that are displayed.
The appropriate functionality of the of the process is to display any news articles specified as priority first and then randomly select from standard priority articles. This was difficult because all of the articles were pulled from a single xml feed (http://xml.valdosta.edu/site/newsForMyVSU.xml). This process has been changed to now use two xml feeds (http://xml.valdosta.edu/site/newsForMyVSU.xml) for priority articles and (http://xml.valdosta.edu/site/nonpriorityNewsForMyVSU.xml) for non-priority. The article selection process loads the articles from the priority feed first and then, if less than two articles are contained, picks randomly from the non-priority feed until the list has two articles.
Version: MyVSU Portals v2015-04-28