November 20, 2000
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Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Valdosta State University News Now

VSU to sponsor a blood drive for the American Red Cross

Valdosta State University's Athletic Department will sponsor a community blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the P.E. Complex. A goal of 60 units has been set for this drive.

According to Becky Barnes, American Red Cross Blood Services, the Red Cross experiences seasonal blood shortages in the summer and winter months. "Nationally, patients use 40,000 units of red blood cells each day," Barnes said. Travel and vacation time cause a decrease in the blood supply during the winter holidays and regular donors do not generally give because of vacations, flu season and bad weather.

For more information on the Athletic Department Blood Drive contact Bobby Tucker, assistant professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education, at 333-5899 or Becky Barnes, American Red Cross, at 259-7244.

University Center to open new food court

Renovations have been completed on VSU's food court, located in the University Center. The remodeled food court, which is schedule to open Monday, Nov. 27, will feature an expanded menu including a hot food bar, deli and grill items. In addition, a Chick-Fil-A� stand has been added and is scheduled to open on Nov. 28.

Student to give perspective on 2000 political campaign

Ashley Bell, Student Government Association president, will give a presentation titled: "Election 2000: Reflections from the Campaign Trail," Tuesday, Nov. 28 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., in West Hall room 150. This event is free and open to the public and part of VSU's Brown Bag Lunch series.