QUITMAN — Brooks County Middle School (BCMS) students joined together to unite against bullying. On October 9 the school’s gymnasium was filled with students, parents, faculty and staff; many wearing orange to show that they support what is nationally known as UNITY Day. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and schools across the nation wear orange on that day to show that they are uniting together against bullying of any kind. Students entertained parents, staff and peers with a rendition of stepping in the name of unity and not contributing or supporting bullying. The BCMS cheerleaders excited the crowd by performing cheers to remind their peers that bullying is not tolerated in their school. Guest Speaker was Brooks County Schools 2001 graduate, O’Neal Wyche, now a fashion designer. Wyche spoke of his own experiences of being bullied and reminded the students how important it was to not to bully one another. He also informed the students of different measures of bullying and how to not participate in it. Students signed a pledge to not contribute or support bullying. Dr. Djana Goss, BCMS principal along with parents, faculty, staff and students made a united promise that BCMS would be a no bullying school.
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VSU Hosts Law Enforcement Training Conference
Law enforcement officers from across the region participated in a three-day workshop sponsored by Valdosta State University April 16-18.
VSU Hosts Visitors from WuFung University
Valdosta State University hosted representatives from WuFung University as part of a continued partnership to provide study opportunities for criminal justice majors. Dr.Jack Lee, WuFung University vice president, and Grace Lee, chairperson of the WuFung Board of Trustees, visited Valdosta State April 16-17 and toured thecampus, including residence halls, classrooms, and laboratories.
Students Examine Corrosion of Steel in Pipelines
A good pipeline system is key in many industries, including gas, petroleum, and pulp and paper. Pipeline corrosion can compromise the integrity and safety of proper transporting of goods and result in the loss of millions of dollars in engineering structures that are made with steel. With this in mind, students in Valdosta State University’s Engineering Studies Program have explored factors that lead to the corrosion of steel used in the pipeline industry.
VSU Student Named Director of Georgia Residence Hall Organization
Joshua Arrington, a Valdosta State University student, was voted the Georgia Residence Hall Organization (GRHO) director for the 2014-2015 academic year at a conference in Atlanta on March 22.
VSU Organizations Sponsor Blood Drive
Five Valdosta State University student organizations will team-up to sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive held 12:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 in the Student Union Ballroom.
VSU Welcomes Artist, Speaker, Documentary Film Star April 21-24
Valdosta State University welcomes artist, speaker, and documentary star Dan Keplinger to campus April 21-24. Over the course of four days, he will lead a series of printmaking sessions, conduct screenings of his Academy Award-winning film “King Gimp,” and speak at the annual Valdosta Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities banquet.
Becky Shell: Gaining Confidence In Nursing While Giving Back To The Community
Becky M. Shell was a sophomore at Lowndes High School when she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in the field of nursing. Just days after graduation, the 21-year-old Valdosta resident began taking classes at Valdosta State University.
Students Examine Physical and Mechanical Properties of Dental Ceramics
Students in Valdosta State University’s Engineering Studies Program are making strides to improve the field of cosmetic dentistry by examining the physical and mechanical properties of porcelain.
VSU Holds 2014 Career Games April 14-17
Valdosta State University will hold a variety of events and activities that focus on career planning and preparation, internships, job search and networking during the 2014 Career Games April 14-17.
VSU Continues to Engage Undergraduate Students in Research and Scholarly Activities
More than 300 students are participating in Valdosta State University’s 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium April 8-10. The symposium highlights the university’s commitment and continued expansion in the area of discipline-based inquiry for undergraduate students.
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