Finals week is coming to a close, and that means summer is almost within reach for our hard-working students! With this crazy week coming to an end we can say adios to the school year, and look forward to a warm and safe summer! Student are beginning to pack up their dorm rooms, say goodbye to their friends and classmates, and make their way back home for the next few months.
The countdown for our seniors is almost over, Graduation is coming up this Saturday, and it’s time to say goodbye to this amazing group of individuals. Weather they have been here for 4 years or 1, they have all made an impact at VCSU, and will be missed dearly.
It’s been another successful semester here at VCSU, and we wish all of our students and faculty a safe and happy summer! See you all in the fall!
It is the week before finals, which means only one more week until summer is here! While I enjoy summer, there are a couple of interesting things going on at campus this week.
First, our 5th grade pen pals are coming from Myhre Elementary to visit us on Friday, May 3rd, we will be taking them on a tour, doing an activity, and eating lunch with them.
The Art Department is having a ceramics sale, you can get nice dishes for cheap and they are food and dishwasher safe!
The college is cleaning up the highway ditches along I-94 today, it should be a nice day out for that.
Other than that, most students are studying for final tests, finishing up ability projects, and finishing up homework assignments. Good luck to everybody!
It’s a beautiful day, go out and enjoy it! Have a great summer Vikings!
Good morning, all!
It has been an eventful, and productive spring 2013 semester at VCSU. With 11 days left in the semester the library is becoming more and more of a zoo as students are finishing projects, and studying for finals. Seniors are counting down, getting antsy, and beginning to say their goodbyes as they are off on their way to beginning life! The baseball and softball teams have each held home contests, and everyone has spring fever! It’s a wonderful time of year in Valley City, ND and I hope that all of you are enjoying beautiful weather as we have at VCSU!
FINALLY… we are getting a little taste of spring! This “spring” has been more of a winter… Sprinter. The sun is shining and the snow is finally starting to melt away. We hope this means for a long hot summer in the near future. Students are getting antsy with this weather underway and finals only 2 weeks away! I know I am anxious to get to the lake and enjoy the shining sun that has been hiding for the past 9 months.
Last night was the last VCSU dance of the year! Students showed their Viking Pride on the dance floor as they danced the night away to a DJ at the Eagles.
With graduation approaching, we wish all of our graduates the best of luck in their journey after VCSU, whether they continue on to Grad school or with their new employment!
Have a a safe and sunny weekend
VCSU students are hoping that Spring is just around the corner!
Weather for Saturday is looking promising with a temperature of 60 degrees and sunny. Hopefully the snow will finally disappear off the ground, and the sun continues to shine every day. Students are excited to stop wearing winter gear and start wearing summer clothes and flip flops. On a different note, this warm weather may trigger the rivers to rise and cause flooding conditions. VCSU might have to prepare for a flood before the end of the school year!
Students are definitely wanting classes and finals to be over and summer to be here now! These next couple of weeks are going to be somewhat stressful with projects and papers, but it will surely be rewarding in the long run. VCAB is hosting the last dance of the year tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24th to hopefully relieve the students of some stress before finals week.
Enjoy this warm weather!!
It’s that time of year again… New Student Orientation! At least 50 new students will be on campus tomorrow for the first round of orientation. Activities include: Meeting with Professors, Registering for Classes and help with Financial Aide. It’s going to be a busy day, so if you’re on campus put on a smiling face and greet your future classmates! A big thank you to everyone who is helping with NSO. Now all we need is for the sun to shine and dry up our sloppy campus after our most recent snowfall. I think I speak for everyone in saying I am ready for Summer! Hopefully, one that doesn’t include freezing rain and snow…
That’s all for now, folks.
Not even the snow in North Dakota is stopping our sports teams!
Baseball and Softball
Our baseball team traveled north last week for a double header against Mayville State. They ended up losing 4-2, but we have high hopes for their upcoming games against Clarke in Dubuque, Iowa on Wednesday, April 10th!
Our softball team swept their first doubleheader against Dakota State last week! Unfortunately their games against Jamestown College on our turf were cancelled due to the fields having snow and excess moisture, but they will be travelling to Presentation College in Aberdeen, SD on the 12th to show up and play!
Track and Field
Last week the Valley City meet was postponed, however, our Men and Women will be travelling to Sioux City, IA on the 12th and 13th!
WE ALL ROW!
In April we have a Coffee House performer singing country music, at 7pm on Monday, April 15. He will play in the Student Center upper lounge! We also have a dance at the Valley City Eagles Club on Wednesday, April 10th . There will also be a comedian, Chris James, that will join us on Wednesday, April 22nd at 9pm for some laughs in Vangstad Auditorium! Our Vikings After Dark will be on Friday, April 26th beginning at 10pm with a Man vs. Food challenge!
The weather is beginning to turn around as we are looking at 30s and 40s for the rest of the week! Spring’s warmth and sunshine is beginning to find us; slowly, but surely!
Since we are deep into the spring semester and the weather is hopefully becoming nicer for the majority of Universities around the nation, I thought it would be great to share tips on staying focused. I always found staying focused during the spring semester the most difficult since summer is right around the corner (we hope). If you think you are having a hard time staying focused during the spring semester because the weather is becoming nicer just remember you’re not alone. Many students find this time of the year very difficult in staying with the books!
1. Keep a visual agenda:Write down what needs to be accomplished each day in a place where you cannot miss it! I always use my stickies on my desktop, it can be annoying but after I finish the project or assignment, there is no better feeling than deleting it out of my sight! You could also try to use a planner if you prefer a week-at-a-glace kind of view.
2. Don’t procrastinate: This was always a hard one for me, and most students when they have spring fever. When you get assigned a 10 page paper and have 2 weeks to do it, really try to write it in the first week, then you have a week to look over it and make it perfect! If you are a completely zero stress person, get things done early, especially in the second semester when you’re ready for spring break or summer!
3. Keep focused but have fun: It’s important to learn how to manage your time. If you are really good about getting your school work done, it makes life easier and allows more time with friends and family. Don’t get stressed to the point of unhealthiness about your work. Take a 30 minute break from studying when you feel overwhelmed, then go back to it when you’re ready.
4. USE THE LIBRARY: I cannot stress enough how helpful the library has been for me. I have spent hours getting work done that would have taken me days in my own space. The library allows for less distractions, easy access to printers, and an all around great place to sit in peace and quiet… make friends with the library!
5. Make a list of accomplishments: I have found that when I have a long to do list of things that need accomplishing, I get more stressed. if you make a list of things that you have already completed, it makes me feel like I am actually getting someplace and not completely underwater.
Stay focused, and fight through this last month of school!
It has been spring for almost a week now, but the weather has not been matching up! We are getting Spring Fever and are anxious to feel the warm sunshine and lose the winter jackets. This next week is supposed to be nicer; hopefully the snow will begin to melt! Even though we just got back from Spring Break, everyone is ready for Easter Break this weekend. To get in the spirit, an Easter Egg Hunt will be hosted by Student Senate tomorrow afternoon.
The Spring Semester has been flying by; it is almost April already! Hopefully the sun will shine for the next couple of days, so it feels like spring is actually here!
Enjoy the Easter Break!!
As Spring Break came to an end, we were not quite ready to return to classes and homework because spring fever overwhelmed us! Our wishes came true when an email from President Shirley was sent out Sunday night stating that campus would be closed on Monday, March 18. Even though spring was set back by the blizzard, we were overjoyed with the extra day off! Now we are officially ready to be back and celebrate our Spring Blast this week. Every day, activities are being put on by various organizations on campus. Student Senate hosted a pool party last night, Improv Club is performing tonight, Viking Ambassadors are hosting a whiteout dance on Wednesday night, EBC’s and Philo’s are tie-dying shirts during the day on Thursday, and VCAB is wrapping it up with a scavenger hunt and a comedian Friday night. We are hoping to have a fun-filled week as we ease back into homework!