This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Welcome event tonight at Dacotah Pavilion
• Shakespeare in Chautauqua Park tonight at 7:30
• Planetarium show to be presented Saturday, July 26
• Food and fun at an F-M RedHawks game Aug. 6!
• “What in the World…” Common Read event set for Aug. 7
• Burr receives Blackboard award for online course
• Stricklin named ‘Staff Member of Quarter’
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…
• July Birthdays

The VCSU Hotline! online newsletter will be published every other Monday during the summer. Deadline to submit articles (photos encouraged) is 4:00 p.m. the preceding Friday before publication.

Welcome event tonight at Dacotah Pavilion

Welcome event tonight at Dacotah Pavilion
Newcomers to the Valley City–Barnes County area are invited to attend a Welcome Event at the Dacotah Pavilion in Chautauqua Park tonight (Monday, July 21) from 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Representatives from local service organizations, social groups, health care facilities, businesses, churches and more will share information about what is available in Valley City.

The event will also include food, music, games and prizes, including many gift certificates from area businesses. Plan for a fun evening.

Hosts of the event include Mercy Hospital, the Valley City-Barnes County Development Corporation, City-County Health District, Valley City State University, NDSU Extension Barnes County and the “What In The World Is Going On?” group.

Shakespeare in Chautauqua Park tonight at 7:30

Shakespeare in Chautauqua Park tonight at 7:30
Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” will be performed in Valley City at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, July 21) in Chautauqua Park. Presented by Shakespeare in the Park Fargo/Moorhead, the cast includes Jenni Lou Russi, VCSU theatre director, as Baptista, and Monika Browne, VCSU student, as the widow. Directed by David Ahumada, former VCSU theatre technical director, this production is set in the 1980s rather than the traditional Shakespearean setting.

The Valley City performance opens the run for this outdoor production, which will continue through July 27 at Island Park in Fargo. This free event is family-friendly, and people are encouraged to bring their own blankets or chairs, as well as evening picnics.

Planetarium show to be presented Saturday, July 26

A free show, “The Zodiac,” will be presented Saturday, July 26, at 1 p.m. in the VCSU planetarium in Room 309 of Rhoades Science Center.

“The Zodiac” is a fun look at the stories surrounding the 12 zodiacal constellations that fall along the ecliptic plane over the course of the year. These ancient signs have been associated with astrology and are directly related to the early vestiges of astronomy. This 30-minute program, suitable for all ages, examines these constellations and the stories of ancient gods and heroes associated with them.

Food and fun at an F-M RedHawks game Aug. 6!

Food and fun at an F-M RedHawks game Aug. 6!
The VCSU Alumni Association invites you to join alumni and friends at Newman Outdoor Field for an F-M RedHawks game on Wednesday, Aug. 6.

Cost is $15 per person and includes reserved seating, Hi-Ho burger, chips and pop. The pre-game picnic runs from 6–7 p.m., with game time at 7:05 pm.

Come out and join your fellow VCSU supporters to cheer on the F-M RedHawks!

Reserve your tickets by calling 701-845-7203 by Aug. 1.

“What in the World…” Common Read event set for Aug. 7

“What in the World…” Common Read event set for Aug. 7
The community group “What in the World is Going On?” invites area readers to join in reading the VCSU Common Read book “Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” by Susan Cain this summer.

All interested readers are invited to attend a panel discussion about the book and related issues at the Vault in Valley City on Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. Included on the panel are Sharon Buhr, Sam Stover (VCSU patron services librarian) and Dick Betting (professor emeritus).

For more information about “What in the World is Going On?” and its programming, please visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/What-in-the-World-is-Going-On/141890105857031or call 701-845-7321.

Burr receives Blackboard award for online course

Burr receives Blackboard award for online course

Diane Burr, VCSU professor of health and physical education, was named a winner of a Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course. Burr was recognized for her online Introduction to Physical Education course at VCSU. Burr is pictured receiving her award with a group of Blackboard executives July 17 at BbWorld 2014, Blackboard’s annual user conference, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Stricklin named ‘Staff Member of Quarter’

Stricklin named ‘Staff Member of Quarter’
Kari Stricklin, Student Center and Student Activities director, has been named winner of the VCSU “Staff Member of the Quarter” award.

Stricklin’s nomination for the award stated that she is always looking for ways to make life better for our students and to leave students, employees and visitors with a positive impression. “…She continually goes above and beyond what her job requires to make a positive impact on all that happens at VCSU.”

Congratulations, Kari, on this well-deserved award!

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

What\'s happening at VCSU and around Valley City ...
Monday, July 21

Tuesday, July 22

Wednesday, July 23

Laylat al-Qadr begins at sundown
10 a.m.–5 p.m. Valley City Crazy Days
7:15 p.m. Music at the Courthouse by Celebrate Recovery Praise Team

Thursday, July 24

4:30-6 p.m. BEK Communication Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Regional Technology Center

Friday, July 25

Saturday, July 26

6th Annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Cancer Ride/Event (go to www.valleycitynd.org/calendar.php for full details)
1 p.m. Planetarium Show, “The Zodiac,” Rhoades Science Center Room 309
Del Tibke Memorial Golf Tournament (contact Valley City Country Club at 845-4626 for details)

Sunday, July 27

Monday, July 28

Eid al-fitr begins at sundown

Tuesday, July 29

6-7:30 p.m. Riverboat Cruise, Bismarck (contact Kim Hesch, 37403, to reserve a ticket)

Wednesday, July 31

Pay Day

Thursday, July 31

Friday, August 1

Relay for Life Golf Tourney Fundraiser (go to www.valleycitynd.org/calendar.php for full details)

Saturday, August 2

Sunday, August 3

July & August Birthdays

July & August Birthdays
July

21 Dale Hoskisson
22 Dennis Triebold
23 Beth Throop
25 Louis Wieland
31 Keith Biggers

August

3 Taka Yamauchi
4 Jackie Owen
4 Jennifer Richman
5 Greg Vanney
9 Kari Stricklin
10 Susan Pfeifer
13 Trish Gegelman
13 Jennifer Larson
14 Karen Crooks
14 Betty Schumacher
15 Robin Allebach
17 Marcia Foss
21 Tara Praska
21 Patti Rickford
23 Jay Komrosky
26 Jeremy Wiebe
27 Kristi Anderson
29 Jonna Ziniel