Students, Sports & Sunshine @ VCSU


Campus sure has been busy since the snow started to melt! After the basketball teams wrapped up their seasons at the end of March, baseball and softball are in full swing. Both teams traveled down to Arizona over Spring Break to play games and soak up the sun. After playing four home games on the football turf, the softball team currently stands at 12-15, 1-2 NSAA and the baseball team stands at 12-21.

VCSU held its largest Viking Visit Day on March 29th. Prospective students of all ages had the opportunity to learn about their field of interest and explore campus while on tour with Viking Ambassadors.

Also, the first New Student Orientation Day of 2014 will be happening on Friday, April 11. The three sessions to follow will happen on April 25, June 13 and 27.

Go Vikings!

- Megan T.



It seems like January and February are the slowest months in a climate like this one. And although I’m quite positive it won’t be an early spring, at least Spring Break is right around the corner!

This weekend both the men’s and women’s basketball teams competed in their final games of the season. The men lost to Dakota State 74-56, ending their year with a 14-14 record, while the women lost to Jamestown 75-66, ending their year with a 13-12 record. The softball and baseball teams travel to Arizona mid-next week and will play there for 2 weeks. The track & field, cross country, and golf teams are preparing for successful seasons as well, while volleyball and football are training hard in their off-season, getting ready for next fall.

Many other exciting things are happening around campus as well. Tomorrow the VCSU Fitness and Exercise Prescription is putting on a health fair in the student center that should be amazing! The theatre department also just finished auditions and has begun rehearsals for the production in May.

Although there are many exciting things happening around VCSU right now, I think we can all agree that a break will be nice so that we can come back refreshed and ready to finish this school year strong.

Have a great week everyone!



Brrr…it’s cold out there!

There’s an old joke in the area: “There are four seasons in North Dakota: Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Road Construction.” I don’t think it’s premature to say that Valley City is moving into the Still Winter season, as last week saw a two-day heat wave of 34°F and 33°F. But all joking aside, the winter is not all that bad, and it’s actually moving pretty swiftly. It’s hard to believe, but VCSU is already through its 7th week of the semester, and Spring Break is only two weeks away.

The Viking men’s and women’s basketball teams are starting postseason play this Saturday and Sunday with semifinal match-ups in the North Star Athletic Association Postseason Tournament. The VCSU men will travel to Madison, SD to play Dakota State Saturday at 6 p.m. The Viking men split their two games against the Trojans, and are the 3-seed entering the tournament. Meanwhile, the Viking women head back to Jamestown to face the 2-seed Jimmies on Sunday at 3 p.m. VCSU has lost each match against Jamestown this season, but look to clinch a birth in the conference championship.

While the winter sports enter the final stages of their seasons, other sports are just getting started. The VCSU softball team traveled to the Twin Cities for a series of games this week, and the baseball team will be heading to Nebraska for some early-season games. Both teams will be spending their Spring Breaks in Arizona to play a long stretch of games. Also, the track and field team has just finished their initial run of meets, and will pick back up in late March for more meets.

And so, as the baseball/softball teams begin play and we begin to remember what grass kind of looks like, we Viking Ambassadors want to wish you a happy conclusion to your Winter. May your Still Winter be filled with 50°F days and enough road salt to make your shoes adhesive to the ice.

–Scott Westby

Viking Ambassador

Being Involved

We are in the busy part of the year. We have many visitors on campus, whether it is students doing campus tours or regional contests for the high schools around here. It is always fun to see new faces on campus!

The college students are also very busy. Many groups and organizations have events going on. Being involved in these groups makes the college experience so much more fun! I have put together a list of 5 reasons to get involved on campus when you begin college.

1) You get to make new friends- Being involved on campus gives you the opportunity to get to know more people than you normally would. The best part is that some of the people you’ll get to know are people you never would have met otherwise.

2) You stay busy- Nobody wants to get to college and then just stay in their room. Being involved will get you out of your room and interacting with other people!

3) It looks good on your resume- When you are applying for jobs, bosses want to see that you know how to work with people. Being in different groups and activities shows that you can work with others.

4) Learn about yourself- When working with others and putting on events, you get the opportunity to find out things about yourself that you never knew. College is all about growing and becoming the person you want to be, and being involved will help you become that person.

5) You make lifetime memories- The opportunities you get to have are priceless. Nothing will replace the laughs and fun that you get to have when involved in groups.

These are all just things to consider when making the transition to college. Before becoming involved, make sure you take some time to research the groups you are considering. You will want to ensure that you will have fun while participating.


Enjoy the rest of your spring semester!



Who’s ready for a long weekend?!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

Here at VCSU it’s been a week jam packed with activities! Greek Week kicked off on Monday with 6 different teams from across campus competing in various activities to determine a winner. Also included was a toga dance on Wednesday night. In other news, just announced this week was spring semester enrollment. VCSU hit an all-time high with 1,351 students! This signifies the strong growth trend of the university. AWESOME!

On Wednesday, the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams played host to Mayville State. The night concluded with a split as the Viking Women fell to 14th ranked Comets 87-65, and the Viking Men picked up a 69- 59 win. Both teams travel to Dakota State on Saturday for a conference game. The Track & Field team will also be in action on Saturday with an indoor meet at NDSU.

Thursday night was the first showing of the production “James and the Giant Peach”, put on by the theatre department. Performances will also be at 7:30 PM on Friday, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM on Saturday. Stop by and check out some great talent if you get a chance! I hope you all enjoy the long weekend ahead of you! Have a great President’s day!

Jenna C


Flying By!

This semester seems to go by faster and faster! There are lots of things going on around campus this week. On Monday night we had a program called “Culture Shock” which was a racial hypnosis, and was done by two guys, named Darnell Head and Patrick Wilson. It was pretty funny to watch people go up there and interesting as well! We keep getting closer to the performance of “James and the Giant Peach” which is next week, February 13th, 14th, and 15th. Another fun thing is that VCAB is putting on is a ski trip to Andes Tower Hills this Saturday the 8th, that should be a great way to actually enjoy being outside for once! I hope everyone is having a great year so far and trying to stay warm! Until next time!


Alli Baasch


Rivalry Time!

Hello Everyone!!

Students are finally back into the swing of things on campus. Last week the men’s and women’s basketball teams faced rival University of Jamestown. The Jimmies defeated both teams in very close games. It was definitely an exciting night to watch the Vikings compete. We also had our black light dance last Wednesday night. On Monday, we had Culture Shock on campus. Culture Shock is a racial hypnosis put on by Darnell Head and Patrick Wilson.

Next week, the sorority and fraternity will be hosting Greek Week. Organizations and other groups will have a chance to compete against each other. The men’s and women’s basketball teams will take on Mayville State University next Wednesday at the Bubble. Be sure to come on out and cheer on our Vikes. I hope you are all staying warm in the polar vortex we are experiencing. Have a wonderful week!



What’s happening in January – A LOT!

Hey! I hope everyone is doing well. We had a short week here at VCSU with having Monday off. This week VCAB put on a coffeehouse performer. His name was Jared Mahone. He was a singer/songwriter and at the end of the show he did some really cool beat boxing and even showed us how to beat box.

Coming up tomorrow, we have Viking Visit Day. Welcome to all the visiting students, I hope you enjoy your experience on campus. Also coming up, our basketball teams play the Mayville State Comets on Saturday and the UJ Jimmies on Wednesday, January 29th. I hope everyone can come out and support both teams. After the Wednesday game there is a dance at the Eagles Club!


The Start of the Second Semester!

Welcome back to all of the VCSU students from Christmas Break! There have been a couple of Mens’ and Womens’ basketball games since we have gotten back to school. We started night classes on Monday and day classes on Tuesday. The whole campus got a Snow Day on Thursday.

As an Education major, I started Student teaching in Enderlin at the beginning of the semester; the reason I started early was because I have a Kindergarten endorsement. A lot of other Student teachers will be starting in February, so they are getting ready for that. We have new residents in each of the residence halls; we welcome them to the campus and wish them luck in the new semester.

Remember, if you have any questions to give the Enrollment Services office a call. We have a Viking Visit Day coming up at the end of January and one in March. Come and visit campus!

Have a great semester!


Laura K.


Finals Week!

Students are busy this week completing projects and final tests! We would like to wish everyone good luck on their finals as well as safe travels home for winter break. Happy holidays!!!