This week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Black History Museum exhibit, speaker on campus Tuesday
• “Along the Path” artist talk and reception this Friday
• Fisheries and wildlife group attends Wildlife Society meeting
• Redfearn attends choral directors 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.

Black History Museum exhibit, speaker on campus Tuesday

Black History Museum exhibit, speaker on campus Tuesday
“A Tribute to the African-American Journey”—a traveling exhibit from the True Black History Museum in Troy, Michigan—will be hosted in the Student Center lounge on the VCSU campus from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. That afternoon, museum founder Fred Saffold III will speak on the African-American experience at 12:30 p.m. in the VCSU Student Center Skoal Room.

“Along the Path” artist talk and reception this Friday

“Along the Path” artist talk and reception this Friday
Brenna Winter's senior art exhibition, “Along the Path,” is on display in McCarthy Gallery through March 29 with an artist talk and reception this Friday, March 22 at 4 p.m. She invites the public to “walk along the path and view the beauty of what's not always right in front of us.” Winter's exhibition includes floral dry point prints, canvas photographs and ceramics.

Fisheries and wildlife group attends Wildlife Society meeting

Fisheries and wildlife group attends Wildlife Society meeting
Ten fisheries and wildlife science students and Bob Anderson, professor of science, attended the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society (NDCTWS) Conference in Mandan, N.D., Feb.13-15.

Students participated in all aspects of the conference, including the Student/Professional Luncheon. VCSU student Ellen Anderson was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Wildlife Student Award and Scholarship at the awards banquet.

The NDCTWS provides a forum for discussion of ecological issues among natural resource professionals to enable its membership to pursue conservation of natural resources and to inform the public on ecologically wise uses of natural resources in support of a conservation ethic. The NDCTWS is specifically concerned with approaches to effective management of North Dakota’s plant and animal communities.

Redfearn attends choral directors conference

Redfearn attends choral directors conference
Christopher Redfearn, D.A., associate professor and chair of the VCSU Department of Music, participated in the 2019 national conference of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) from Feb. 26-March 1 in Kansas City, Missouri.

During the conference, Redfearn attended choral literature reading sessions and concerts from peer-reviewed choral ensembles, as well as connecting with composers and producers of choral literature and pedagogical materials.

In addition, Redfearn participated as a member of the conference’s Legacy Directors Choir. The 80-member choir, chosen through an application process, was directed by a committee of “legacy directors” in the field. The choir rehearsed for a total of seven hours during the conference, with their performance held in the renowned Muriel Kauffman Theater on March 1.

Redfearn serves as collegiate coordinator for the North Dakota chapter of ACDA.

Viking sports update

Viking sports update
Softball
March 11: VCSU 9, Roosevelt University 1; VCSU 9, Mount Marty 1; VCSU 8, Dordt College 0
The Valley City State softball team improved its record to 20-1 overall with three more victories last week in Arizona. The Vikings are ranked No. 11 in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll released on March 12. VCSU will start conference play against Dakota State on March 24-25 at the Presentation College Dome in Aberdeen, S.D.

Baseball
March 13: Minot State 17, VCSU 10; Benedictine University at Mesa 12, VCSU 3
March 14: VCSU 3, Lourdes University 2
The VCSU baseball team wrapped up its spring trip to Tucson last week, finishing the trip with a 3-6 record. The Vikings are now 4-10 overall. VCSU will open conference play against Dakota State on March 24-25 at Bellevue West High School in Bellevue, Neb.

Track & Field
The VCSU track and field team opened the 2019 outdoor season this past weekend, traveling to Boulder, Colo., for the University of Colorado Jerry Quiller Classic. Viking junior Garret Roemmich qualified for nationals in javelin, topping the NAIA “A” standard for nationals with his third-place throw of 57.46 meters (188 feet, 6 inches). View complete results from the meet at www.vcsuvikings.com/stats/2018-19/Track_&_Field/2019%20Jerry%20Quiller%20Classic%20Results.pdf.

Upcoming Events
March 24: Baseball vs. Dakota State @ Bellevue, Neb., 12/2:30 p.m.
March 24: Softball vs. Dakota State @ Presentation College Dome, 3/5 p.m.
March 25: Softball vs. Dakota State @ Presentation College Dome, 10 a.m./12 p.m.
March 25: Baseball vs. Dakota State @ Bellevue, Neb., 12/2:30 p.m.

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

What\'s happening at VCSU and around Valley City ...
Monday, March 18

Tuesday, March 19
12:05 p.m. Rotary, Student Center Student Senate Room

Wednesday, March 20
First Day of Spring
noon Kiwanis, Valley City Town & Country Club

Thursday, March 21
2019 Youth Tech and Entrepreneurship Event – Regional STEM/Entrepreneurship Event, VCSU campus
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

Friday, March 22

Saturday, March 23
Viking Visit Day

Sunday, March 24
12 noon Viking baseball vs. Dakota State University @ Bellevue West High School, Bellevue, Neb. (double-header)
3 p.m. Viking Softball vs. Dakota State University @ Presentation Dome, Aberdeen, S.D. (double-header)

Monday, March 25
10 a.m. Viking baseball vs. Dakota State University @ Bellevue West High School, Bellevue, Neb. (double-header)
10 a.m. Viking Softball vs. Dakota State University @ Presentation Dome, Aberdeen, S.D. (double-header)

Tuesday, March 26
11 a.m. General Student Recital, Froemke Auditorium
12:05 p.m. Rotary, Student Center Student Senate Room

Wednesday, March 27
noon Kiwanis, Valley City Town & Country Club

Thursday, March 28
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

Friday, March 29
Pay Day

Saturday, March 30
noon Viking baseball @ Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa (double-header)
1 p.m. Viking softball vs. Dickinson State University, (VCSU softball complex (double-header)
5–7 p.m. Spaghetti and silent auction benefit for Seth Hanson, VCSU student, Valley City Eagles Club

Sunday, March 31
11 a.m. Viking baseball @ Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa (double-header)
1 p.m. Viking softball vs. Dickinson State University, (VCSU softball complex (double-header)

Go to www.valleycitynd.org/calendar.php to see more events happening in and around Valley City.