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New Nursing Technology Enhances Student Success at VSU
Valdosta State University's College of Nursing and Health Sciences recently purchased 11 new state-of-the-art, high-fidelity manikins — three Nursing Annes (scenario-based training simulators), two SimMan Essentials (core skills simulators), a SimMom (full birthing simulator), a SimNewB (newborn simulator), and four SimJuniors (pediatric simulators) — with funding from a Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce Nursing School Grant. The new manikins represent all ages, genders, and skin tones and mimic human anatomy and physiology.
VSU Student Named Dean at Augusta Tech
Aherial Polite, a doctoral student at Valdosta State University, was recently appointed dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Augusta Technical College in Augusta, Georgia. She plans to defend her dissertation and earn her Doctor of Education in Leadership from VSU in Summer 2025.
VSU Celebrates Engineering Education Success
Valdosta State University’s College of Science and Mathematics recently recognized National Engineers Week (Feb. 18-24) with its annual Engineering Night, a celebration of Blazer Nation’s commitment to providing a diverse and well-educated engineering workforce.
VSU Professor Pursues Fellowship to Improve Teaching, Promote Student Success
For Valdosta State University’s Dr. Emma Kostopolus, the learning process did not end when she earned a doctorate and started her teaching career. She believes it is a never-ending journey that ensures the best possible learning outcomes for the students in her classroom.
VSU Costume Exhibit Open in Odum Library
“Trust or Bust: The Historical Accuracy of ‘Othello,’” a theatrical costume exhibit, is now open in Valdosta State University’s Odum Library. It is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the art of costume design while also learning a bit about the importance of maintaining historical accuracy in live theatre.
Odum Library Brings Willie Houseal to VSU Feb. 22
Dr. Willie Houseal discusses his life and experience as a local civil rights and historic preservation leader at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Valdosta State University’s Odum Library Auditorium. This Black History Month presentation is open to the public.
VSU to Host Georgia Nursing Leadership Coalition Doctoral Symposium
The College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Valdosta State University is hosting the 12th annual Doctoral Symposium. Doctoral students, faculty, and organizations from nearly two dozen institutions will be in attendance.
VSU Announces Dancing Stars, Pros, and Upcoming Scholarship Fundraiser
Valdosta State University’s Music Scholarship Board and Golden Circle Scholarship and Support Fund Board will present Dancing with the Valdosta Stars 2024 at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center. Admission is $125 per person or $1,200 for a table that seats 10 people. Sponsorship and VIP tables are also available. Eight couples — one local “star” paired with one local “pro” — will dance for the Audience Favorite Award and help raise much-needed funds for music, theatre, and dance scholarships.