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This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Important Reminder: Form I-9
• Watterson to talk of Greece at museum Thursday
• Wellness Fair to be held in Student Center on March 1
• Viking sports update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…

The VCSU Hotline! online newsletter is published every Monday during the academic year. Deadline to submit articles (photos encouraged) is 4 p.m. the Friday before publication.

Important Reminder: Form I-9

Federal law requires that every employer who hires an individual for employment in the United States must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.

VCSU requires employees to stop by Employee Services to verify their identification documents for their I-9 forms on or prior to their first day of employment or by a notary public in the absence of a university official. This step is mandatory to ensure they are legally eligible to work.

Watterson to talk of Greece at museum Thursday

Mike Watterson will speak on “Greece, Athens, Aegean Island Cruise and Western Turkey” at the Barnes County Museum on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. Open to the public free of charge, Watterson’s presentation is part of season 19 of the Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series.

A high school science teacher in Valley City prior to his retirement, Watterson and his wife, Randi, are avid travelers. He’ll cover their most recent trip in this lecture.

Wellness Fair to be held in Student Center on March 1

Wellness Fair to be held in Student Center on March 1
VCSU Health Services, with support from Sanford Health and Essentia Health, will hold its annual Wellness Fair on Wednesday, March 1, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. in the Student Center.

More than 20 sponsors and vendors will present information and services. Participants will be able to obtain free samples and literature, register for door prizes, and do fitness testing, blood pressure monitoring and body composition analysis.

The event is open to the public free of charge.

Viking sports update

Viking sports update
Women’s Basketball
Friday: VCSU 89, Presentation College 68
Saturday: VCSU 75, No. 11 Jamestown 70 (OT)
The Viking women closed the regular season with two victories this weekend, including a 75-70 win over No. 11-ranked University of Jamestown. VCSU is now 22-7 overall and 13-3 in the NSAA. The Vikings are the No. 3 seed for the NSAA Tournament and host Presentation College at 7 p.m. Wednesday. If they win and advance, they will play again on Friday. A second tournament win will put them in the NSAA championship game on Sunday, Feb. 26.

Vandal named NSAA Player of the Week
VCSU sophomore Alli Vandal was named the NSAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 20 points and 3.5 rebounds in VCSU’s two victories this weekend.

Men’s Basketball
Friday: VCSU 82, Presentation College 75
Saturday: University of Jamestown 85, VCSU 75
The Viking men closed the regular season with a 1-1 record this past weekend. VCSU ends the regular season at 16-14 overall and 8-8 in conference play. The Vikings are the No. 6 seed for the conference tournament and play at the University on Jamestown at 3 p.m. Thursday. If they win and advance, they will play again on Saturday. A second tournament win will put them in the NSAA championship game on Monday, Feb. 27.

Track & Field
Seri Geisler (shot put) and Dennis Gonzalez (3,000 meters) both won individual conference championships Saturday during the NSAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. VCSU set several records at the meet and had eight all-conference performances. Find complete results at www.vcsuvikings.com/article/2555.php.

Softball
Saturday: VCSU 2, College of Saint Mary 0; University of Jamestown 8, VCSU 5
Sunday: VCSU 9, Mayville State 5; York College 5, VCSU 3
The Vikings softball team went 2-2 this weekend at the Presentation College Dome Tournament. VCSU (4-4) will begin conference play with games Feb. 24–26 at the Presentation Dome.

Upcoming Events
Feb. 22: WBB vs. Presentation College, 7 p.m. (NSAA Tournament)
Feb. 23: MBB @ University of Jamestown, 3 p.m. (NSAA Tournament)
Feb. 24: Softball @ Presentation Dome, 2 p.m. (vs. Viterbo)
Feb. 25: Softball @ Presentation Dome, 10 a.m. (vs. Waldorf)
Feb. 26: Softball @ Presentation Dome, 2 p.m. (vs. Bellevue)

What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…

Tuesday, February 21
noon Rotary Club meeting, VFW

Wednesday, February 22
noon Kiwanis meeting, VCSU Student Center Skoal Room
7 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs. Presentation College (NSAA tournament), W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Thursday, February 23
7 a.m. Optimists Club meeting, Vicky’s Viking Room
noon Toastmasters meeting, VCSU Norway Room
3 p.m. Viking men’s basketball @ Jamestown College (NSAA tournament), Jamestown. N.D.

Friday, February 24
2 p.m. Viking softball vs. Viterbo University, Aberdeen, S.D. (doubleheader)

Saturday, February 25
North Dakota Federation of Music Clubs Festival Festival, Froemke Auditorium, Foss Hall
10 a.m. Viking softball vs. Waldorf University, Aberdeen, S.D. (doubleheader)
5 p.m. Dakota Valley Fowlers Chapter of Delta Waterfowl Annual Banquet, Valley City Eagles Club

Sunday, February 26
2 p.m. Viking softball vs. Bellevue University, Aberdeen, S.D. (doubleheader)

Monday, February 27

Tuesday, February 28
Payday
noon Rotary Club meeting, VFW

Wednesday, March 1
noon Kiwanis meeting, VCSU Student Center Skoal Room
4:30 Viking baseball, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn. (doubleheader)

Thursday, March 2
NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, Johnson City, Tenn.
7 a.m. Optimists Club meeting, Vicky’s Viking Room
noon Toastmasters meeting, VCSU Norway Room

Friday, March 3
NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, Johnson City, Tenn.
7:30 p.m. VCSU choir concert, Vangstad Auditorium

Saturday, March 4
NAIA Indoor Track and Field National Championships, Johnson City, Tenn.
Piano Day, Froemke Auditorium, Foss Hall
9–11 a.m. District 24 Legislative Forum, Hi-Liner Activity Center
5 p.m. Guest artist Jennifer Hayghe piano performance, Froemke Auditorium, Foss Hall

Sunday, March 5
9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch Buffet, VCSU Cafeteria