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First Day Enrollment Reports Show Continued Growth
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Valley City State University today announced first day total headcount of 1,312 students, a 10.3% increase over 2010 first day headcount of 1,190. First day new student headcount at VCSU is 324, a 5.2% increase over last year.
VCSU Receives Grant to Enhance Information Literacy
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Valley City State University has received a three year, $232,029 grant from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to develop, implement, and disseminate projects that will develop school library media programs, integrate them across the curriculum, and enhance collaboration among library media specialists, classroom teachers, and school administrators.
Theatre season kicks-off with Little Shop of Horrors
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VCSU Theatre will kick off their 2011-2012 Season with their annual 24 Hour Theatre in late August, followed by the hit musical Little Shop of Horrors in October. The season will continue with Life in the Fat Lane in February and close in April with a Student Film Festival, screening student-produced films from around the country.
VCSU's Football Field Named
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The football field at Valley City State University, which is in the midst of receiving a new artificial turf surface, is being named Shelly Ellig Field in recognition of a major contribution from the Fargo-area businessman and philanthropist.
Vikings Honored for Scholastic Achievement, Character
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Known for competitiveness on the playing field, a flurry of recent announcements recognized several Viking athletes and coaches for other wide-ranging accomplishments and honors. Viking football captain Trent Kosel, head coach of the women's basketball team Jill DeVries, DAC faculty representative Dave Bass, and the entire Viking program all received recognition.
Ray Braun Receives President's Distinguished Service Award
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VCSU president Dr Steve Shirley recently presented the President's Distinguished Service Award to Ray Braun. This award, the highest honor that the president can bestow, was established to recognize partners and friends for their exceptional contributions toward the university's vision.
Partnership Provides Path from Journeyworker to AAS to BA
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VCSU the North Dakota State College of Science (NDSCS) today entered into an articulation agreement that allows for transfer of credits from the Associate in Applied Science degree in Technical Studies – Journeyworker Track at NDSCS to the Bachelor of Science degree in Career and Technical Education from VCSU. The agreement is the first of its kind in North Dakota and is designed to help non-traditional students realize the benefit of three types of credentials: U.S. Department of Labor approved apprenticeship programs, Associate in Applied Science degrees, and Bachelor of Science degrees.
VCSU Extends, Enhances Exchange Program with UABCS in Mexico
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VCSU recently signed an agreement with the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California Sur (UABCS) in La Paz, Mexico to extend a sister university relationship for the next three years. An agreement between the universities has been in place since 1994, and the new agreement includes additional elements that extend the scope to include more emphasis on other academic areas and provide for the exchange of staff members.
WBB: Vikings Claim DAC Title in Thrilling Fashion
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The Vikings claimed the Dakota Athletic Conference (DAC) tournament title with a 74-69 win over Jamestown College.
WBB: DeVries DAC Coach of the Year
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Valley City State University women's basketball coach Jill DeVries has been selected as the 2010-2011 Dakota Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.
Spring Semester Enrollment Largest on Record
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VCSU reported final Headcount for the 2011 Spring semester of 1,221, an increase of 18% over last year's figure, marking the largest Spring semester enrollment since the University moved to a three semester academic year in the Summer of 1992. This follows VCSU's announcement of the Fall 2010 Headcount increase of 19% to the largest enrollment in 40 years.
VCSU named Champions of Character Five Star Institution
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The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has again selected Valley City State University as an NAIA Champions of Character 5 Star Institution for 2009-10.
Prairie Public to Broadcast 2009 Christmas at St. Kate's
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The 2009 performance of the Christmas at St. Kate's concert by the VCSU Concert Choir is scheduled to be rebroadcast on Prairie Public stations throughout North Dakota (except the Fargo repeater 91.9 FM) this Thursday, December 23 at 10:00 am. The best bet for reception in Valley City is to tune in to 91.5 FM (Jamestown), or, the broadcast should also be available online at http://www.prairiepublic.org/radio/listen-now.
Partnership Brings STEM Education to Native American Schools
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A partnership that includes Valley City State University (VCSU), Sitting Bull College, and a group of five K-12 schools has been formed to improve math and science proficiency at Native American K-12 schools in North Dakota. The partnership has been funded by a $360,000 grant from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction.
Dr. Stickler Named Environmental Educator of the Year
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Dr. Joseph Stickler of Valley City State University accepted the 2010 "ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR" Trees Award at the Trees Bowl and Awards Ceremony held in Fargo on November 13, 2010. Nominations were received from across the state and the award winners were recognized by the North Dakota Forest Service and North Dakota State University.
New Vocal Ensemble Selected to Perform at NDMEA Conference
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The Valkyries, a new all female vocal ensemble at Valley City State University, have recently been selected to perform at the North Dakota Music Educators Association Conference at 7:30 pm on Sunday, March 20 at the Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, ND.
RRVRC Recognizes Don Mugan with Pathfinder Award
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Dr. Don Mugan, the Director of the Great Plains STEM Education Center at Valley City State University, was recognized with the Pathfinder award at the Milestones and Horizons conference co-hosted by U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan and the Red River Valley Research Corridor.
VCSU Reports Largest Final Fall Enrollment in 40 Years
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Valley City State University today announced final Fall semester headcount of 1,285, a 19% increase over the final Fall headcount of 1,083 last year and the largest since 1970. Final new freshman headcount at VCSU is 220, a 42% increase over last year and the largest since 1988. Residence halls are filled to their highest levels since 2000.
Enrollment Increase Reflects Strategic Initiatives
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Valley City State University today announced first day headcount of 1,190, a 9.9% increase over the final headcount of 1,083 last year. First day new freshman headcount at VCSU is 226, a 46% increase over last year and the largest since 1988.
Women's Basketball, Volleyball Teams Honored for Academics
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Two women's athletic teams at Valley City State University (VCSU) were recently recognized for academic excellence during the 2009-2010 academic year by their respective national associations.
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