Valdosta State University News
- 14 May
IN THE NEWS: VSU Theatre and Dance Faculty, Students Use Sewing to Help Protect First Responders and Others
When COVID-19 forced Valdosta State University Theatre and Dance to cancel their scheduled performances of “How I Became a Pirate” and “Cats,” as well as their Emerging Artists Series, that left plenty of time for a faculty-student team from the campus-based Costume Shop to start thinking about how they could use their skills and abilities to serve others. They called themselves The Mask Force, and they started by making protective masks for a cancer center in Kansas, where a family member worked.
- 12 May
IN THE NEWS: VSU Faculty, Student Research Team Develops Potential COVID-19 Antiviral
Valdosta State University recently invited South Georgia / North Florida news media to learn more about an antiviral faculty and students from the Department of Chemistry have created to help fight COVID-19. This faculty-student research team has spent the past two months working on this initiative and has developed an antiviral using bacteria from the ocean. The researchers have submitted an application to have their antiviral tested by the National Institutes of Health and are in the process of applying for a patent.
- 14 Apr
IN THE NEWS: VSU Talks Concierge Coaching and Unwavering Commitment to Help Students Succeed
Valdosta State University recently invited South Georgia news media to learn more about a new effort to help students overcome any academic and personal obstacles they may face during the transition from face-to-face, on-campus instruction to online instruction. In addition to embedding tutors in all online courses, VSU has created a concierge coach program that connects students with a university employee completely focused on connecting them to the resources they need to be successful.
- 13 Apr
IN THE NEWS: VSU Staff Member Coordinates Effort to Support Students in Need
Juston Lewis with The Valdosta Daily Times recently talked to Graham Nguyen, lead videographer with Valdosta State University’s Office of Communications and Marketing, about a campaign he coordinated to donate boxes of food to students in need of a little support during the global health crisis. The story, “Bearing a Burden: VSU Employee Helps Students in Need,” published on April 13.
- 26 Mar
VSU Waives Test Score Requirements, Application Fees for Undergraduate Students
Valdosta State University is waiving SAT/ACT scores for all first-year undergraduate applicants who meet high school grade point average, high school curriculum, and other established requirements for admissions during the upcoming summer and fall semesters.
- 14 Mar
March 13 Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus
March 13, 2020 Update on COVID-19 Coronavirus for Valdosta State University.
Valdosta State University News
VSU’s Jacob Bell Recognized for Strong Leadership, Commitment to USG Students
Each year the Student Advisory Council of the University System of Georgia (USG) anonymously votes to recognize one of its members with the prestigious Regent Willis J. Potts Student Advisory Council Leadership Award. This year’s recipient is Valdosta State University’s Jacob R. Bell of Bristol, Georgia.
IN THE NEWS: VSU Takes Open, Honest Look at Graduating During a Global Pandemic
A little more than 57 hours before the 229th Commencement was scheduled to “go live” on the Web, Valdosta State University invited journalists from various regional news organizations to talk to a pair of graduates and hear their thoughts about all the changes that took place during their final semester of school and the plans they had made to celebrate graduation at home with loved ones.
IN THE NEWS: VSU Recognizes Spring 2020 Grads During Virtual Commencement
Amanda Usher with The Valdosta Daily Times covered Valdosta State University’s virtual 229th Commencement, including a 73-minute Graduate School Ceremony and a 120-minute Undergraduate Ceremony, on Saturday, May 9. The evening was an opportunity for the graduates to celebrate their achievements on their actual graduation day.
VSU Recognizes Faculty with Annual Awarding of Tenure, Promotion
Valdosta State University recently awarded tenure to five faculty members and promotion to 19 faculty members.
Mehvish Durrani Named Top College of Science and Mathematics Graduate at VSU
Mehvish Kiran Durrani of Valdosta, Georgia, is the recipient of the Spring 2020 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Science and Mathematics at Valdosta State University.
Danielle Collum Named Top College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate at VSU
Danielle Elizabeth Collum of Moultrie, Georgia, is the recipient of the Spring 2020 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Valdosta State University.
Madison McArthur Named Top College of Education and Human Services Graduate at VSU
Madison Lynn McArthur of Glennville, Georgia, is the recipient of the Spring 2020 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University.
IN THE NEWS: VSU Temporarily Moves Campus Tours Online
Desiree Carver with The Valdosta Daily Times recently reached out to Valdosta State University to learn more about the temporary shift from physical campus visits to the next best thing during a global health crisis — personalized, virtual tours.
IN THE NEWS: VSU Helps Students with Disabilities Achieve Success in an Online Learning Environment
Desiree Carver with The Valdosta Daily Times recently reached out to Valdosta State University to learn more about efforts to help students with disabilities achieve success in an online learning environment every day and especially during the global health crisis.
Rachel Mathis Named Top College of the Arts Graduate at VSU
Rachel McKenzie Mathis of Nashville, Georgia, is the recipient of the Spring 2020 President’s Award for Academic Excellence for the College of the Arts at Valdosta State University.