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New VSU mobile app aimed at on-the-go users

Sterling Sanders Sterling Sanders
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta State University's new mobile app is helping students and staff stay connected to the university while on the go.

The V-State Mobile App allows users to have access on their cell phones to much of the information that they already have access to on their laptop or desktop computers.

"The V-State Mobile App is one step towards providing access to our resources for our faculty, staff, and students on the mobile devices and also expanding the VSU experience for our online students," said Sterling Sanders, assistant director of technical support services at VSU.

Sanders said it's important for VSU to keep up with the latest trends and changes in technology in order to help students be as successful as possible.

"If you look at the past 10 years," Sanders stated, "you'll notice that technology is everywhere and students, the main thing that they're using, are the mobile devices."

The app comes with a number of helpful features, including a button that allows users to quickly contact campus police and maps of to help get around campus in case of an emergency.

"There are also access to guides in order to serve as instructions in case of campus crisis," Sanders pointed out.

Students can also register for classes, check their grades, and even submit work orders for their student living quarters if necessary.

"So far, we've had over 1,000 downloads and over 50 new users...definitely better than expected," Said Sanders.

For more information about the app or to download the app on your mobile device, visit http://valdosta.edu/administration/it/applications-and-analytics/vsu-mobile-app-support.php

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