This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Legislative Forum at Eagles on Saturday
• CSA chamber festival set for Saturday
• Walsh attends NEA/AFT conference
• Viking sports update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…
• March and April Birthdays

The VCSU Hotline! online newsletter is published on Mondays during the academic year. Deadline to submit articles (photos encouraged) is 4:00 p.m. the preceding Friday before publication.

Legislative Forum at Eagles on Saturday

Legislative Forum at Eagles on Saturday
A Legislative Forum will be held Saturday, March 28, from 9–11 a.m. in the Riverside Room of the Valley City Eagles Club.

The forum will include presentations by District 24 State Senator Larry Robinson and Representatives Dwight Kiefert and Naomi Muscha, along with a question-and-answer period.

CSA chamber music festival set for Saturday

CSA chamber music festival set for Saturday
The VCSU Community School of the Arts (CSA) invites the public to attend its 19th annual Chamber Music Festival on Saturday, March 28, in Froemke Auditorium of Foss Hall.

Started in 1996 as a way to offer area students the opportunity to perform chamber works with high-quality musicians, the festival will feature a trio of musicians from the University of Iowa on cello, piano and violin this year. Anna Draper, CSA strings teacher, is coordinator of the event.

The community is invited to two events at this year’s fest.

New to the schedule is an afternoon of workshops led by the Iowa musicians. The group will conduct a master class, open rehearsal and question-and-answer session from 3–5 p.m. These sessions will show the audience what goes on behind the scenes as professional musicians prepare for concerts.

The day culminates with a 7:30 p.m. recital, also open to the public. Students playing in the recital include Geraldine Ong’s piano students Sarah Paulson, Erik Johnson, Jonathan Redfearn and Lydia Watkins, and Peggy Hammerling’s flute students Sarah Paulson and Mariah Westerhausen.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the Bridges Arts Council. A reception will follow the concert, and all are invited to attend.

Walsh attends NEA/AFT conference

Walsh attends NEA/AFT conference
Rob Walsh, assistant professor of communication arts, attended the National Education Association/American Federation of Teachers Joint Higher Education Conference in Orlando, Fla., March 12–15.

Sessions attended by Walsh covered the following topics: labor history for higher education unions, fighting higher education corporatization, bullying prevention, transmitting values across generations, and higher education in the wake of the Ferguson movement.

Walsh will share his impressions of the national conference at the North Dakota United All-Member Advocacy Conference in Bismarck March 27–28.

Viking Sports Update

Viking Sports Update
Baseball Results

March 16: Mount Marty 14, VCSU 4
March 17: Augustana College 13, VCSU 12 (8 innings); Augustana 15, VCSU 2
March 18: VCSU 17, Wesleyan University 3
March 19: VCSU 12, Hastings College 4; Concordia–Wisconsin 8, VCSU 6
March 20: Lubbock Christian 11, VCSU 4
March 22: VCSU 15, Williams College 3; VCSU 12, Middlebury College 1

The Viking baseball team posted a 4-5 record last week during its spring trip to Tucson, closing the trip with a pair of wins on Sunday. VCSU finished the trip with a 5-9 record and is now 16-13 overall this season. VCSU is scheduled to open conference play March 28–29 with four games at Dakota State University.

Softball Results

March 16: Oklahoma Wesleyan 5, VCSU 4; VCSU 8, British Columbia 5; VCSU 6, Mount Marty 1
March 17: VCSU 10, Huntington 2; VCSU 3, Oklahoma Wesleyan 2
March 19: VCSU 2, Minnesota–Crookston 1
March 20: Pacific Lutheran 13, VCSU 9; VCSU 10, Minnesota–Crookston 8; Central College 11, VCSU 2

The Viking softball team posted a 6-3 record last week in Tucson, Ariz., wrapping up its 18-game spring trip. The Vikings finished the trip with an 11-7 record and are now 11-9 overall this season. VCSU’s next scheduled games are the conference openers, April 3–4 at University of Jamestown.

Upcoming Events

March 28: Baseball @ Dakota State University, 1 p.m. (doubleheader)
March 29: Baseball @ Dakota State University, 12 p.m. (doubleheader)

What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City...

Monday, March 23

Spring Blast Week (watch for emails on events)

Tuesday, March 24

Wednesday, March 25

Thursday, March 26

A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens, Theatre 320 (March 26–28)
9 p.m. FCA/CRU meeting, Skoal Room27

Friday, March 27

Saturday, March 28

Viking Visit Day
3–5 p.m., CSA Chamber Music Festival workshop
7:30 p.m. CSA Chamber Music Festival concert, Froemke Auditorium
Viking baseball @ Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.

Sunday, March 29

Viking baseball @ Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.

Monday, March 30

Tuesday, March 30

Wednesday, April 1

Thursday, April 2

9 p.m. FCA/CRU meeting, Skoal Room

Friday, April 3

Good Friday—No VCSU classes, offices closed
Viking Track & Field at Vance Butler Invite, Sioux Falls, S.D.
1:00 p.m. Viking baseball vs University of Jamestown, Charlie Brown Field (double header)
1:00 p.m. Viking softball @ University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D. (double header)

Saturday, April 4

1:00 p.m. Viking baseball vs University of Jamestown, Charlie Brown Field (doubleheader)
1:00 p.m. Viking softball @ University of Jamestown, Jamestown, N.D. (doubleheader)

Sunday, April 5

Easter

Monday, April 6

No VCSU classes—Offices open
1:00 p.m. Viking baseball @ Mount Marty College, Yankton, S.D. (doubleheader)
7:30 p.m. David Burgess trombone recital, Froemke Auditorium

March and April Birthdays

March and April Birthdays
March

25 Paula Larson
26 Leslie Kalmbach
27 Laurel Westby

April

6 Casey Olney
7 Casey Williams
8 Ray Nelson
8 Emily Fenster
10 Susan Kilgore
15 Andre DeLorme
16 Robert Rohla
16 Joe Tykwinski
16 Kayla Evenson
16 Derek Burchill
17 Sarah Milner
18 Heidi Lindemann
20 Linda Trzpuc
24 Rose Berger
29 Jon Rudolph
20 Al Olson