This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Annual Giving Campaign Continues
• Sign up for VCSU blood drive Nov. 16
• VanHorn presents at National Communication Association conference
• Viking sports update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…

The VCSU Hotline! online newsletter is published every Monday. Deadline to submit articles (photos encouraged) is 3 p.m. the Friday before publication.

Annual Giving Campaign continues

Annual Giving Campaign continues
Thank you to all faculty and staff who have already donated to the Annual Giving Campaign! We are close to 60 percent of our goal already.

We have had some faculty and staff who are very talented donate their artwork to the annual scholarship auction. Please consider a contribution that matches your passion on campus.

Oscar Suniga, pictured here in his student days, has a short and sweet “Why I Give” message. A 2018 VCSU graduate, he has started a wonderful habit by making contributions right out of college. Says Oscar, “I give because I know firsthand how much a scholarship can help with a student’s decision to go to college. It may not seem like it, but every little bit helps.”

Sign up for VCSU blood drive Nov. 16

Sign up for VCSU blood drive Nov. 16
The Viking Campus Activities Board is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Skoal Room.

To make an appointment to give blood, contact Katie Clark at katie.o.clark@vcsu.edu or Sofia Muruato at sofia.muruato@vcsu.edu.

VanHorn presents at National Communication Association conference

VanHorn presents at National Communication Association conference
Shannon VanHorn, Ph.D., attended the National Communication Association (NCA) annual conference, Nov. 7-11, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City. While there, she participated in NCA’s Executive Committee meeting as chair of the Teaching and Learning Council, met with the Teaching and Learning Council, and represented this council at the organization’s Legislative Assembly and at the Doctoral Education Committee meeting.

The theme of the conference was “Communication at Play.” Under that theme, she presented in three panels: Active Learning at Play: Student Engagement in the Online Class; Incivility Towards Women in the Academy: Case Studies on What to Do When People Don’t Play Nice; and Employing Technology to Integrate Learner Voice in the Classroom. She also participated in the Career Fair as a CV consultant, working with new scholars in creating or revising their curriculum vitae. She also was on the conference’s planning committee and organized three sessions on Teachers on Teaching, where students of well-known and published scholars in the academic community discuss the impact of that scholar on their life, and in turn, the scholar is present to discuss his or her teaching philosophies.

NCA, dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, serves more than 7,000 member scholars, teachers and practitioners by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching.

Viking sports update

Viking sports update
Volleyball
NSAA Tournament: VCSU 3, Mayville State 0; Viterbo University 3, VCSU 0
The Valley City State Volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the NSAA Tournament before losing to top seed Viterbo University on Friday. VCSU finishes the season with a 15-15 overall record.

Men’s Basketball
Friday: Peru State College 87, VCSU 65
The VCSU men’s basketball team is now 1-4 overall. The Vikings host the University of Jamestown on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Women’s Basketball
Monday: VCSU 67, Jamestown 55
Saturday: St. Cloud State 68, VCSU 56 (Exhibition game)
The Valley City State women’s basketball team is now 2-3 overall after a big victory at University of Jamestown on Nov. 5. The Vikings are on the road at University of Minnesota-Crookston tonight at 6 p.m.

Upcoming Events
Nov. 13: Women’s Basketball @ Minnesota-Crookston, 6 p.m.
Nov. 14: Men’s Basketball vs. University of Jamestown, 7 p.m.
Nov. 15: Women’s Basketball @ Concordia-Moorhead, 7 p.m.
Nov. 16: Cross Country @ NAIA National Championships (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Nov. 17: Men’s Basketball @ Minnesota-Crookston Tournament, 6 p.m.
Nov. 18: Men’s Basketball @ Minnesota-Crookston Tournament, 2 p.m.

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

Tuesday, November 13
2018 Barnes County Music Festival
12:05 p.m. Rotary, VFW
4:30–6:30 p.m. Business After Hours: Valley City Young Professionals Network, Valley City Town and Country Club
6 p.m. Viking women’s basketball @ University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston, Minn.

Wednesday, November 14
noon Kiwanis, Valley City Town & Country Club
7 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs. University of Jamestown, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Thursday, November 15
Payday
7 a.m. Optimists, Vicky’s Viking Room
noon Toastmasters, Student Center Norway Room
8:30–10:30 p.m. Vikings for Christ, Student Center Skoal Room
7 p.m. Viking women’s basketball @ Concordia College-Moorhead, Moorhead, Minn.

Friday, November 16
NAIA Cross Country National Championships, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Community Tour of Snowmen Game Board begins (November 16–29)

Saturday, November 17
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Junk in the Valley, Valley City Eagles Club (early bird shopping
8–10 a.m.)
6 p.m. Viking men’s basketball @ University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston, Minn.

Sunday, November 18
2 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs. Oak Hills Christian College, Crookston, Minn.

Monday, November 19

Tuesday, November 20
Mawlid al-Nabi begins at sundown
11 a.m. VCSU Music Department General Student Recital 3, Froemke Auditorium
12:05 p.m. Rotary, VFW
6 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs. Bemidji State University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Wednesday, November 21
noon Kiwanis, Valley City Town & Country Club

Thursday, November 22
Thanksgiving Day
No VCSU classes and offices are closed
10 a.m. Turkey Trot 5K run/walk, LaMoure, N.D.

Friday, November 23
No VCSU classes
3 p.m. Viking women’s basketball @ Montana State University-Billings, Billings, Mont.

Saturday, November 24
Small Business Saturday
3 p.m. Viking women’s basketball @ Carroll College, Billings, Mont.

Sunday, November 25
2 p.m. Viking men’s basketball @ University of Minnesota-Morris, Morris, Minn.