Hopefully everyone had a good Thanksgiving and made it back safely. The semester is nearing its end, but there is still a lot to look forward to.
The VCSU Concert Choir and University Singers are having a concert at St. Katherine’s church Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30pm.
The VCSU Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble are performing Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3pm.
There is also an ugly sweater dance on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Eagles at 10pm, so get your ugliest sweater and dance the cold away.
Starting Monday, Dec. 2 will be the Fall Semester Art Student Exhibit going through the next week.
Hopefully everyone is enjoying their last few weeks of college and getting all of their final projects finished. Good luck to everyone and don’t slip on the roads!
Hello everyone! What a busy couple of weeks we’ve had here at VCSU lately! Some sports teams are wrapping up their seasons while a few others are just really getting started. The football team just played the last game of their season this past Saturday against Menlo College in California. The Vikings fell 38-28 after a second half rally, which had them down 24-0 at the end of the first half. In the game Derek Elliott broke the career rushing record for VCSU! Eight Vikings were named All Conference this week, with Elliott being named Most Valuable Player Offense, and Viking linebacker, Jake Thurston winning Most Valuable Senior. The Vikings finished the season with a record of 5-5 and a share of the North Star Conference title. The men and women’s basketball teams were swept by Dickinson State on Tuesday night in Valley City. The men fell 60-57, and the women lost by a score of 73-58. Up next for the teams, the Viking women will be hosting Viterbo University on Friday at 6 p.m. The Viking men travel to Minot State on Sunday for a 3 p.m. exhibition game. Also, the Viking men’s cross country team will be heading to the NAIA National Meet in Lawrence, Kansas this weekend! BEST OF LUCK to these men! They’ve accomplished a lot this year, winning the conference meet and qualifying for nationals as a team. We’re proud of you!!
On Monday night, the Music department held a general student recital. The theatre department will be putting on “The Jungle Book” this week. Show times are Thursday at 7:30 PM, Friday at 7:30 PM, and Saturday at 2:00PM and 7:30 PM, so there are plenty of opportunities to get a chance to enjoy this fantastic performance! This week VCAB also put on an open mic night in the student center on Wednesday and dodge ball on Thursday night in Graichen Gym!
We are also looking forward to Viking Visit Day this Saturday, November 23rd! Can’t wait to meet new perspective students!
During the past 2 weeks at VCSU there were many fun activities! To start off, squirrel pictures from Squirrel Awareness Week were judged. The winning picture was a squirrel carrying around a DQ cup! On Thursday, Nov. 7th the Region II One-Act festival was held on campus and the students watched as props were being carried around campus. Definitely made the day interesting!
The Viking Men’s Basketball team hosted Viterbo University on Thursday, Nov. 7th as well, and the Viking Football team is beat Mayville State on Saturday, Nov. 9th to round out the season at home. They have one more game against Menlo College, which will be played in California on Nov. 16th.
Wayne McKirdy, a Korean War Veteran, came to speak to the campus about his experience in the military.
The students are busy getting their spring semester class schedules ready as the fall semester is going by really fast and there is only about a month left of it! Hope you all had a wonderful Veteran’s Day!!!
Students here at VCSU are looking forward to their long Veteran’s Day weekend! No Class on Monday, November 11th. But before they get to that, they will be taking part in many on-campus events.
Craig Clifford’s Ceramic Art sculptures are on display in the art department…if you haven’t yet, go check them out!
The Women’s basketball team is away from home this week as they travel to take on Concordia University and Doane College in Nebraska…VCSU fans wish them the BEST OF LUCK!
The Men’s basketball team has a home game versus Viterbo University at 7pm on Thursday! Come out and support your Vikings!
Valley City is excited to have a movie theatre up and running in town. On Friday night, VCSU students can bring their student I.D. and watch a movie for FREE at the NEW Cinema Flix Theatre! Freebirds and Thor 2 both begin at 9pm.
Be sure to get out and participate in all the activities on campus & enjoy the cool, fall weather!
Hey everyone! It’s a week full of activities with Halloween right in the middle. Oh… and it’s Squirrel Awareness week! How did Iforget?! With that in mind let’s go to a quick recap and pre-cap of the week in progress.
On Tuesday, VCSU students were running around the cafeteria with Bingo-style cards asking people they’ve never met before random questions both to fill out their sheet but also to get them talking. This activity was part of the Diversity @ VCSU’s program “Mix It Up Day” in the caf, in which students were encouraged to sit by someone they haven’t met before, and engage others in the Bingo-card activity. I think I can speak for everyone when I say it was a lot of fun screaming across the caf “Who’s wearing socks & sandals right now?!” and only getting a few strange looks.
Also occurring Tuesday, was the Student Senate’s highway cleanup service project. Each year the VCSU Student & Faculty senates clean a 3-mile stretch of I-94 through the Adopt a Highway system. With members of Student Senate, the EBCs, DECA, Pre-Professionals Club, and Fisheries and Wildlife majors volunteering their time, both sides of the 3-mile stretch was cleaned by the 25 students. Thanks to all for being a part of it! It was great to see so many VCSU students ready and willing to serve their community.
On Wednesday, we held our annual Halloween dance! VCAB is holding a costume contest at 11:15pm with prizes going to single, duo, and group participants. Head out to the Eagles Club in VC at 10 p.m. for the dance! Also, tomorrow is Halloween, and the RA’s are holding a “Fright Night Scavenger Hunt” at 7 p.m. in celebration. The hunt will include trips to “spooky places throughout campus” and a prize drawing will be held at the end for those that complete the hunt.
Finally, the VCSU men’s and women’s basketball teams begin their seasons tonight! Both teams face visiting Dordt College, while on Saturday the Vikings host Northwestern College. Both schools from Iowa come in with competitive teams, as both the Dordt and Northwestern men’s teams made the national tournament last year. Meanwhile, the VCSU women’s team has been receiving votes in the national NAIA poll and look to start the season well. The women’s games are at 5:30 pm Friday and 2 pm Saturday, while the men follow both around 7:30 Friday and 4 pm Saturday.
So obviously a lot is going on, so be sure to celebrate Halloween and support your Vikings!
A lot has been going on at Valley City State University in the past little while. This weekend, the volleyball team is in Forest City, Iowa, playing at their last tournament of the season. The football team plays Gustavus Adolphus College on Saturday at 1 pm at the Shelly Ellig Field, and both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are playing alumni games on Saturday. The theatre department’s production The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) is taking place on October 17, 18, and 19, so there are A LOT of events for the students to attend this weekend. As the weather gets colder and it really begins to feel like fall, make sure to dress warmly so you don’t get sick! Also, Halloween is coming up, so start thinking of costume ideas!!! Have a great week everyone!
Well homecoming week was certainly eventful! What made it better was that our Vikings pulled off the win against the Presentation College Saints. It wasn’t easy because of the frigid weather and cold rain but the final score was 31-17. Friday was a busy day on campus. Not only was it filled with homecoming related activities but it was the open house for the new and improved Rhoades Science Center. Rhoades Science Center underwent an intensive renovation and expansion, with construction beginning in November 2011. The 27,000 sq. ft. expansion was put into service in January 2013, and the 33,000 sq. ft. renovation of existing space was completed in August 2013. Housed in Rhoades Science Center are classrooms, laboratories and offices for the VCSU science and math departments, and offices and facilities for the university’s information technology services. The Great Plains STEM Education Center is also housed in the building, as is VCSU’s collaborative nursing program with Dakota College at Bottineau. What’s also exciting is that the design and construction of the Rhoades addition and renovation followed standards set forth by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). VCSU has applied for and is anticipating LEED certification for the building.
Also this week the music department had its Fall choral showcase. The choir and the University Singers group performed and had some great attendance. The University Singers then continued to work and help host several high school musicians at the 11th annual Ployhar music festival. The weekend ended with a bang as the band and choir of Ployhar festival performed with fabulous music.
IT’S HOMECOMING WEEK!!! This is always one of the most fun weeks here on campus. The homecoming chairs have put together a great week. Everyone on campus will surely stay busy! Each day has a game or activity to do in the student center. There are also bigger events going on each night. Monday, Eric Dittelman, a mentalist, will be putting on a show for everyone. Tuesday there is team theme bowling at the local bowling alley. Wednesday is the thrift shop dance (dances are always a highlight of the year!). Everyone is getting ready for the talent show on Thursday night. Students will be singing, dancing, and joking all night while trying to win. Friday the school will be showing one of my favorite movies of the year, Monster’s University. All these activities lead up to the big day; Saturday. There is another dance Saturday night.
If the week wasn’t already packed with activities, the VCSU Viking athletic teams will be in action too! The women’s volleyball team has 3 games this week. Their home game of the week will be on Thursday when they take on Briar Cliff University. Saturday the Viking football team will take on Presentation College at 1 PM. Good luck to all teams this week! Go Vikings!
School is in full force as we reach the end of September, and so are our sports teams. This past weekend our Viking Football team dominated on the field against Trinity Bible, ending the game in a glorious 66-6 win. This will bring the team to a 3-1 record, and are now ranked no. 19 on the NAIA Top 25 poll, moving up 7 spots from their previous no. 26 ranking. The team will not play this week, but will return to action next Saturday, October 4th to take on Presentation College at 1pm for our Homecoming match. We hope to see you all out there to support our Vikings!
Also in this past weekend, the Viking volleyball team found themselves sweeping two games, winning 3-0 against Presentation College during Friday night’s conference match, and as well during Saturday’s match against Briercrest College, who visited us all the way from Canada. Unfortunately the team’s winning streak came to an end Tuesday night with a thrilling and hard fought 5-match loss against rival Mayville. This brings the team to 1-3 record in conference and an 8-12 record overall. The team will travel to Dubuque, Iowa this weekend to compete in 4 matches at the Clarke University Tournament, and will return home on October 4th to take on Briar Cliff University at 7:00pm in Grachien Gymnasium. Good luck Vikings!
In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, Nadja Johnson, VCSU’s diversity coordinator, organized two events during the week of September 16-20! On Monday, a Mexican Independence Day presentation was held on campus, which included a variety of activities and information. On Tuesday, a Hispanic inspired meal was prepared in the cafeteria. The atmosphere was filled with music, and a short presentation was also given.
Toward the end of the week, students and faculty are prepared for the Vikings football game on Saturday! The Vikings defeated Trinity Bible College 66-6!
It was great to end the week with a WIN!!