Successful Weekend for Fall Athletics

Viking Volleyball swept Dickinson State University in the first North Star quarterfinal match. The Vikings won the first three sets with scores of 25-13, 25-22, 25-16. The women’s team was led by Alley Theroux, Stephanie Miller, and Jen Wettstein. These three ladies were also presented with the North Star Player of the Week honors. Up next the Vikings will travel to Jamestown to compete in the semifinals. The winner will advance to the North Star Championship match.

Viking Football dominated the North Star Athletic Association as they completed their regular season 9-1 overall and 6-0 in conference play. The Vikings ended their regular season at Presentation College with a 36-14 victory. The no. 15-ranked Vikings now look to continue their post season playing in the NAIA national playoffs.

The Viking Harriers competed in the North Star/Frontier Conference National Qualifying Meet this past weekend. Richard Langdeux led the way for the men finishing 13th overall. Langdeux was the top North Star runner at the meet giving him the title of Conference Champ. The Viking men finished second in the North Star to Dakota State.

The women’s team was led by Monica Madavi who finished 31st overall. She placed 5th out of the North Star runners. The women’s team finished with a 3rd place finish in the North Star conference.

Richard Langdeux, Malik Jackson, Misael Herrera, Josh Avila, Monica Madavi, and Alexandra Cardenas all received All Conference Honors for their top ten finishes in the North Star Athletic Association.


-Malik Jackson

Happy Halloween! What’s been happening on the court?

Basketball season at VCSU officially started last weekend when the men played at home, in the Bubble, Friday-Sunday. On Friday, October 24th, the Men’s Basketball team fell short to Carroll College, 63-60. However, Saturday and Sunday the men pulled of two victories against Oglala Lakota College. The Vikings were led in scoring by Riley West (Saturday, 18pts), Briton Bussman (Sunday, 12pts), and Quin Peterson (Sunday, 12pts).

The Women’s Basketball team opened at home on Saturday, October 25th, with a victory over Brandon University from Canada. The Vikings were led in scoring by Georgia Williams (18pts) and Sierra Even (14pts).

What’s Next?

The men will travel to Iowa to take on the Red Raiders of Northwestern and Dordt College on November 7th and 8th.


The women will travel to Nebraska to battle on the court against Doane College and Concordia University (Nebraska).


-Megan T.

October update

Halloween is just around the corner! With pumpkin painting and heading to the haunted farm tonight, the students on campus are getting in the spirit.

This has also been a big week for Viking Athletics. The Viking football team moved up in the polls to number 19 after their win against Dickinson on Saturday the 18th. On Sunday the 19th, the baseball team swept a top tiered team in the conference, Mayville, with a walk off single by Jake Rambow. On the following Tuesday the 21st, the students showed their Viking pride as they filled Graichen gym to support the volleyball team in an intense match against Mayville. Both basketball teams and cross country teams prep to compete this coming weekend.

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education will continue the presidential candidate search process by interviewing candidate Tisa Mason as scheduled at its meeting October 30 on the VCSU campus.



What a Busy Week!!

It has been quite a busy and exciting week on the VCSU campus! All five presidential candidates visited our campus. The students, staff, and faculty got the opportunity to meet all of the candidates and learn about them. On Wednesday, the presidential search committee narrowed down the pool of candidates to two finalists. The two finalists are Tisa Mason and Daniel Shipp. Tisa Mason is currently the vice president for student affairs at Fort Hayes State University in Hays, Kansas. Daniel Shipp is the chief student affairs officer/dean of students and associate vice chancellor at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Both candidates are highly qualified and will bring great things to campus!


This weekend is our first Viking Visit Day! Many prospective students will be visiting and getting a firsthand look at our campus. We look forward to meeting everyone!



Homecoming Recap!

VCSU was very busy this past week with all the Homecoming, and sporting events. There was a comedian, a balloon artist who lost his bird on stage, cotton candy, caricatures, a parade, a talent show, and so many more fun events. We crowned our Homecoming Queen, Jessica Sanden and Homecoming King Zach Nelson. The Philomathian Sorority also celebrated their 100th year on the VCSU campus, and passed out cake to celebrate, along with hosting events for the alumni. The Viking Football team had a win over Waldorf College, the Viking Volleyball team dominated all Homecoming week going 2-0, and the Viking Baseball team went 3-0. It was a great week to be a Viking!



Sept/Oct update

Homecoming is almost here!


Last week was an exciting week on campus. Kicking off Jimmies Week, golf was at the UJ Invitational on Monday, Sept. 22nd. VCSU golfer Daniel Sam was named NSAA Golfer of the Week. While volleyball player, Ally Theroux was named NSAA Player of the Week on Monday. On Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, the volleyball team traveled to Mayville, but lost 3-0. Also on Tuesday, campus released a report showing VCSU is at a new record for enrollment

“Valley City State University has released its final enrollment figures for Fall Semester 2014, showing a total headcount of 1,378 students, the second highest in university history.” – from VCSU website

Wednesday night was Glow in the Dark volleyball put on by Student Senate. On Thursday, the freshmen volunteered their time to our community at the annual Squash Harvest. Way to go freshmen! Friday night was MOVIE NIGHT!

Volleyball brought their A-game, dominating Waldorf College 3-1.

Softball rolled over Bismarck College at a home game in Valley City. Good job ladies. The Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams traveled to Minneapolis, MN for a meet. They ran hard and got to watch the Division I schools race while they were down there.

Last, but not least, the football team brought the paint bucket home again on Saturday, Sept. 27th! Dominating the Jimmies 48-17 at Jamestown’s Homecoming.


This week has been a busy one. We kicked off Homecoming with the Fun Run, Meet the Homecoming Candidates, and a comedian.

There will be tons of activities all week so get involved. All I really need to say about the upcoming week is: Johnny Holm Band and Dip N Dots.




Tarah C.

Campus/Christmas Update

Happy Friday everyone! We are strolling along through the week to find some exciting events going on around campus!


On Monday night we had our 1st annual Gift Card Bingo, which was fun and stressful as ever. We had gift cards from all over town like, Shopko, Family Dollar, and Bridges, which are all great places. We also had some from the Fargo area like, Buffalo Wild Wings, West Acres, and Best Buy! On Wednesday, a celebration for Constitution Day was held, and the History Club and VCAB had cake and trivia in the student center. It tasted great! Yummy!


This week for sports there is quite a bit going on. The volleyball team will travel to Jamestown to face our rival, the Jimmies on Friday night and the football team travels to Dickinson State University to face the Bluehawks! Softball and Baseball have also been busy with fall games and as always are gearing up for this spring!


Like I said there are many events going on! I hope everyone is doing well with their educational studies and remember, only 97 days until Christmas!



Getting Back into the Swing of Things

I hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! With the completion of the first week of classes everyone is getting back into their school routine. Welcome week was a definite success!

What a busy time for fall sports! A couple different teams took the field or court over the weekend. The football team had a great showing in a 31-7 victory over the University of Jamestown to reclaim The Paint Bucket Trophy. They will host another game this week against #3 ranked Morningside College at 7 PM at Shelly Ellig Field on Saturday, Sept. 6th. The volleyball teams picked up two wins this weekend going 2-2 at the Corn Palace Classic. They will have their first home match tonight, Tuesday, at 7 PM in Graichen gym against Concordia College. The cross country team had their first meet which was here at the Country Club. The team ran well, and will have this weekend off. The golf team was also in action last Wednesday in Jamestown and are set to compete this Wednesday in Devil’s Lake.

Other events to look forward to this upcoming week are the Street Dance on Wednesday night put on by VCAB. It runs from 9:30 PM until midnight and is by the Student Center. Dr. Dahlberg will lead the All Campus Convocation on Thursday at 11:00 AM in Vangstad Auditorium. Friday night will be free movie night at Cinema Flix for all VCSU students. Happy September to all, I hope your month is wonderful!


-Jenna Coghlan

Kicking off the 2014-2015 school year!

It’s that time of the year again! It is the first day of classes, and campus is buzzing with new and returning students. Freshman are all moved into their dorm rooms, and have been welcomed onto campus with an entire weekend filled with activities, helping them with the transition into college life, and we look forward to a great semester!
The VCSU volleyball team had their opening weekend at the Morningside College tournament. The team is starting the season 0-4 against tough opponents, but a rough start will not stop them from coming out strong during future matches this season. The team plays again this weekend in Mitchell, SD at the Corn Palace Classic. The team is eager to get back on the court against two teams in the North Star Conference, and improve on last weekend efforts. The first home game for the team will be Tuesday, September 2nd against Concordia College at 7:00pm in Grachien Gymnasium.
The football team will kick of their season battling for the bucket as they face their rivals, the Jamestown Jimmies this Thursday night at 7:00 and the Shelly Ellig Field. Go Vikings!
It is a great sight to see everyone back on campus, and we are looking forward to a fantastic semester ahead of us!


It’s FINALS WEEK! Have a great summer!


I was listening to this song the other day (“Ungrateful” by Streetlight Manifesto in case you care), and it reminded me a lot of Finals Week. The beginning of the song starts slow and melancholy. One lone trombone plays elongated, muted pitches, as the song slogs along. This continues for about 30 seconds, when suddenly a burst of horns, guitars, and drums break through with the happiest music I’ve heard in my life. The song increases in speed to a frenzied pace, and you can’t help but sing (or yell) along.


That represents Finals Week to me. It can be a long, slow, arduous process at the beginning, but ultimately it contributes to the even greater sensation of joy at the dawn of summer. And that’s where we (essentially) are now! It’s Finals Week! Celebrate! (Well–after you finish that test.)


The year has gone by even more rapidly than other years it seems. And while it’s great to see another summer come, it’s tough to leave some of the people we’ve gotten to know and form solid friendships with behind. That’s what is great about VCSU! You form such strong bonds with people in this tight-knit community we have that even when you are faced with the welcome sight of three months off from school, leaving the people you see everyday is a bit somber.


For most of us, we’ll see them again in the fall, but for some of us, Finals Week marks the end of one thing, and the beginning of something even more exciting. Our seniors who are graduating this weekend are about to take the next step in their lives of moving on from VCSU to other adventures. Whether it is further education or the job force, this group of seniors will share one last experience together, and then go their separate paths. We’d like to wish a sincere kudos and congratulations to all of those graduating this week! You did it! We look forward to seeing where your experience at VCSU takes you, as well as the future alumni contributions you send our way. (Just joking! But seriously, a few bucks wouldn’t hurt…)


For everyone else, the Viking Ambassadors wish you a fantastic summer. We’re excited to see you again this fall, as well as all the new faces that will be joining us, but for now, let us all revel in the wonder that is summer, and the good tunes that accompany it.