Weekly sports update

Viking women’s basketball is now 4-3 after the DWU classic. They went into the tournament with one loss. They dropped two games during the tournament but are still 2-0 in the conference. The basketball team is off to a fantastic start. The men’s basketball team recently lost a game to Marquette where Elwood Ellenson was able to play against both of his brothers, Henry and Wally. They have also started the season well and are currently 4-0. Jaycee George was recently named an NSAA All-Conference player. Congratulations on a well-deserved honor! On Wednesday the men’s basketball team travel to NDSU for a game, and on Thursday, the women’s team will take on the Bison. Both games start at 7pm. This weekend the men’s basketball team travels to play in the UW-Superior Tournament. The women’s team travels to Bemidji on Saturday to take on the beavers at 2pm. The men and women’s cross country teams will travel to Charlotte, North Carolina for the NAIA national tournament this weekend. Good luck to all Viking Athletics! #WEALLROW

~Megan O.

Thanksgiving and Finals are approaching…

The semester is winding down, and everyone is starting to prepare for end of the year projects and tests. We had a nice day off on Wednesday to honor our Veterans, and Thanksgiving break will be here before you know it!


The basketball teams have been keeping pretty busy lately, and they have been pretty successful. The men’s team had the opportunity to travel to Milwaukee and play the Marquette Eagles, and while they didn’t come out on top, it was still a very neat experience for the players and coaches.


The cross country team has also done very well lately. On November 7th they had their conference championships in Madison, S.D. where Jenna Coghlan, Alexandra Cardenas, and Misael Herrera all qualified for the NAIA National Championships in North Carolina. Congratulations to all three of you, and the rest of the team on a great season!


The football team closed their season with a 56-7 victory over Waldorf on Sunday, November 8th. They finished the year 7-3 overall.


On Saturday, November 14th we held another Viking Visit Day, and we had several prospective students and their families visit campus! There are a few more opportunities coming up, so if you haven’t attended one yet we’d love to have you!


~Megan G.

Students keeping busy as we slide into the Holiday season!

Can’t believe there are only 6 weeks of school left! Campus has been bustling with activities. Last week there were several Halloween themed events going on. Carmel apples, trivia, pumpkin decorating, and the dance! Students created some great costumes for the contest. Volleyball and Football have been in full swing. The volleyball team split their games this week and the football team had a bye week. Basketball has started, the women fell Rocky Mountain College by just four points on Saturday. This week has started with a comedian and many more events to follow!


Enjoying the crisp autumn air

It was an eventful past weekend at VCSU. Several athletic teams were in action, while prospective students attended Viking Visit Day.

Volleyball hosted rival, University of Jamestown on Friday evening. Unfortunately, the Vikings were swept in 3. The Vikings redeemed themselves Saturday though when they hosted Dickinson, whom the Vikings swept in 3.

The Viking football team kept the Paint Bucket where it belongs after a thrilling 12-6 victory over Jamestown. Saturday’s game was the 116th meeting all time between the two teams. VCSU leads the all time series. The Vikings also lead the Paint Bucket series 37-30, and will now kept to keep the Paint Bucket throughout the off-season.

Hard to believe, but basketball season has arrived as well. The Viking men downed Oglala Lakota College on Saturday with an impressive score of 128-52. On Sunday, the women hosted Brandon University. The Viking women were able to pull through, 57-54, to start their season off on a victory.

Approximately 15prospective students came for Viking Visit Day on Saturday. Students were able to tour campus and meet with faculty in their academic area of interest, as well as hear from President Tisa Mason.


Homecoming Recap

Hey guys!

Kicking off the week with a great fall day here at VCSU.

Last weekend we had our VCSU Homecoming football game at 2 pm against Mayville. The Vikes gave a great game but unfortunately we lost both the feeling in our hands from the wind and the game. Mayville won 14-13. Later that night we had the VCSU Alumni dance at the Eagles club, it was a lot of fun! There were a ton of current and past students in attendance, it was great to see the different generations of students getting together; though I’m not sure we all have the same taste in music!

Overall, it was a great end to Homecoming 2015 and we cannot thank Joe, Jessica and KaSaundra enough for how much effort they put into it!

Have a great week!


VCSU Homecoming and the inauguration of Dr. Tisa Mason

Homecoming week is one of the best weeks at VCSU. Why, because of the free food and activities! Everyday a new treat is given away at the Student Center along with activities held almost all day. However, this week is not just important because of homecoming this year. It is very important to our university as well. On October 1st at 3pm VCSU will be inaugurating our 13th president. Dr. Tisa Mason will go through a wonderful celebration to officially become our president! Dr. Mason came to VCSU in December 2014 and has changed our campus for the better. Her excitement about VCSU makes me proud to be a Viking. Thursday will be day to remember and I am so excited to be a part of that day! Dr. Mason will become a part of the Viking history.


I am proud to be a Viking!


Weekly Happenings

This week was an accomplished week for Valley City State University. Starting it off on Tuesday, VCSU was named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. We are proud of the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership that we represent here at VCSU.

To follow up, it was announced that we have set an enrollment record with 1,422 students, reflecting the quality of education and student life here on campus.

To round up the week, students at VCSU participated in VCSU’s Day of Service. The service projects included delivering Meals on Wheels, making cards for hospital patients and staff and others at the Abused Persons Outreach Center, cleaning up flower pots, painting fire hydrants, cleaning up lawns, and the annual squash harvest.

VCSU prepares for our Homecoming Week next week, as well as President Mason’s inauguration.


Your Packing List

Holy smokes, we are already 4 weeks into the semester!  Our sports teams are off to a great start and we have had several NSAA athletes of the week.  We are all settling into our new routines for the semester here at VCSU.  I wanted to take a moment to bring up the 5 most important (in my opinion) things to pack when leaving for college.


5) Laundry Supplies- Nothing says buzz kill quite like having a room stuffed with dirty clothes.  Make sure you bring laundry soap, fabric softener, and a laundry hamper to take care of business!


4) Toiletries- You will want to make sure you are taking care of yourself, even if you are staying up late into the night!  Deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, and other toiletries are necessary!


3) Comfort Items- There are times that you just need something to help you relax and feel at home again.  I suggest bringing pictures, familiar food, and a comfortable blanket to help you relax.


2) Nap Items- This one is VERY important!  It is essential that every college student has the right materials to take a proper nap.  Bring a comfortable pillow, blanket, and bedding to ensure that you are getting the best rest!


1) Phone- This one may seem like a no-brainer, but it is really the most important thing 21st century college students should bring.  Not only will it help you connect to all your high school and childhood friends, but it will also get you connected with your new friends!  Plus, a phone call to your mom and dad never hurts!


I hope you found this list at least a little helpful!  Enjoy the rest of your week!


Summer – please don’t go!

School is off to a great start and students have filled campus yet again! We are hanging onto any last glimpse of summer weather that we can! Last week, Wednesday, VCAB held a street dance to welcome back students. Football traveled to Mayville on Saturday and came out with a strong victory. They are kicking off the first home game of the year hosting Robert Morris University Saturday at 1:00 PM. Volleyball beat Johnson & Wales University and Grace University last week; they host the Valley City/Jamestown Invitational this coming weekend. They have several games scheduled during the invitational. Cross-country has their first meet in Moorhead starting at 8:15 PM. Men and Women’s golf will be traveling to Dickinson on Sunday for their invite. Resident’s Life has also been keeping the residents busy these first few weeks. There are several programs planned for the rest of the week and weekend! Go Vikings!



Welcome Back to VCSU!!!

Pre-Class Happenings:

The football team and volleyball team were on campus before all others practicing hard for the fall sports season. The cross country team joined a week before all students returned. The Resident Assistants also returned to campus early for training.

Friday, August 21st, 2015:

Freshmen moved in. Viking Ambassadors served as traffic controllers for the afternoon. L2L sessions began. At 5 pm, freshmen and others on campus attended Marketplace. Viking Ambassadors had a table set up with candy and information. We also stocked each dorm room with water bottles for freshmen and returning students. On Friday night, freshmen and any students on campus were invited to the Student Center for nachos, cotton candy, air brush goodies, karaoke, bingo, and inflatable games. It was a blast!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015:

Freshmen attended L2L sessions. There was a free movie at the Valley Twin Cinema.

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015:

Returners living on campus were welcomed back into the dorms. The volleyball team headed to Arizona for sunshine and volleyball.

Week of August 24th:

Jimmies Week!!! The first week of classes for the 2015-2016 academic school year kicked off on Monday night. On Saturday at 1 pm, the Vikings Football team took on the University of Jamestown Jimmies. We brought home the paint bucket…again, beating the Jimmies 41-31 in regulation play. The volleyball team returned from Arizona with a record of 2-2, kicking off the 2015 season.

Week of August 31st:

On Monday, August 31st, Viking Ambassadors had the first meeting of the year. The volleyball team will take on Concordia College in Moorhead on Tuesday, September 1st at 7 pm. There is a Street Dance on Wednesday, September 2nd at 10 pm. The volleyball team will be playing Johnson & Wales on Friday, September 4th at 9 am. The football team will take on Mayville State University on Saturday, September 5th at 1 pm in Mayville. There will be no class on Monday, September 7th. Have a Happy and SAFE Labor Day Weekend!

~ Tarah