October 5, 2000
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Jennifer Tanner
Communications Specialist

Valdosta State University News Now

VSU Debate Team brings home win

The Valdosta State University debate team traveled to the University of Wyoming, Sept. 14-18, for their first competition of the season. The team, which included Randy DeBerry, Brett Taylor, Tommy Cowart and Ed Echols, came home with seven debate wins.

The VSU team competed against twenty-six other colleges and universities. The seven wins represents the most debate wins at a September competition since 1994, according to Dr. Mike Eaves, debate and individual events coach and associate professor of Communication Arts.

The team is preparing for their next competition at Middle Tennessee State University Oct. 5-8.

VSU to showcase international education opportunities

Valdosta State University will host the 12th Annual Study Abroad Fair, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the VSU's Odum Library. This event is free and open to the public.

"Students will be able to view exhibits showcasing study abroad programs and talk to program representatives," said Mark Baird, assistant director of the Office of International Programs. "They will find information on summer programs, semester or year-long exchanges, internships and volunteer opportunities abroad."

There are various programs where VSU students can earn academic credit and use their financial aid packages-including the HOPE scholarship. VSU students can apply for $500-$1,000 study abroad scholarships.

For more information, contact the Office of International Programs at 229-333-7410.