This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Presidential search chair thanks committee, campus and community
• Viking Basketball to host kickoff social on Thursday
• Yamauchi to speak on Japanese middle and high schools Thursday
• Dieken participates in Toronto art event
• VCSU, Egeberg recognized for workplace wellness
• Instructional design team attends technology conference
• Rhoades Science Center earns design award
• Biggest losers are winners in Lose to Win competition
• Viking sports update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…
• October Birthdays

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Presidential search chair thanks committee, campus and community

Presidential search chair thanks committee, campus and community
From Kirsten Diederich, chair, State Board of Higher Education and VCSU Presidential Search Committee:

“As you know, last week the VCSU Presidential Search Committee met on campus and conducted interviews with five candidates for the VCSU presidency.

“I would like to thank the members of the search committee for the many hours they invested in the process. I would also like to thank VCSU students, faculty, and staff, along with the Valley City community members, for their participation in the interviews and their efforts in hosting the candidates.

“The committee has put forward two well-qualified candidates—Tisa Mason and Daniel Shipp—for final interviews with the State Board of Higher Education, to be held Oct. 30 on the VCSU campus. I’m confident that you and the new president will continue the great work happening in Valley City.”

Viking Basketball to host kickoff social on Thursday

The VCSU athletic department and the Viking basketball programs are hosting a Winter Kickoff Social on Thursday at noon in the VCSU Skoal Room. Enjoy a $5 lunch and listen to Viking basketball coaches Jill DeVries and Jeff Kaminsky preview the upcoming season.

The Vikings open the 2014–15 season at home this weekend. The VCSU men host Carroll College at 7 p.m. Friday and Oglala Lakota College at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. The Viking women host Brandon University at 5 p.m. Saturday.

Yamauchi to speak on Japanese middle and high schools Thursday

Yamauchi to speak on Japanese middle and high schools Thursday
Takayuki Yamauchi, assistant professor of mathematics, will speak on “Middle School and High School Education in Japan” Thursday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Barnes County Museum as part of season 17 of the Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series.

Yamauchi will highlight features of middle and high school education in Japan, including the entrance examination system.

Dieken participates in Toronto art event

Dieken participates in Toronto art event
Karri Dieken, assistant professor of art, participated in Nuit Blanche, an all-night celebration of contemporary art in Toronto, Canada, Oct. 3.

Dieken was a part of Individual Project 27, “Sandwich Boards (For My Dearest Friends),” wearing a sandwich board painted by Canadian artist Michelle Forysth and walking with the artist and other friends throughout the city.

Dieken also toured the Art Gallery of Ontario and the print facility at OCAD University (formerly the Ontario College of Art and Design). In addition, she met with current OCAD professional-practice painting students for individual critiques.

VCSU, Egeberg recognized for workplace wellness

VCSU, Egeberg recognized for workplace wellness
Valley City State University and Pat Egeberg, VCSU’s worksite wellness coordinator, were recognized with the Lt. Governor’s Well Workplace Award, presented at the Healthy North Dakota Wellness Summit on Oct. 6 in Fargo.

Instructional design team attends technology conference

The VCSU Instructional Resource Center Design Team members—Shannon VanHorn, Diane Burr, Amber Aberle and Julee Russell—attended the Teaching Professor Technology Conference Oct. 9–12 in Denver, Colo.

Faculty and instructional designers from throughout the United States and beyond learned about curriculum, instructional pedagogy, online learning, e-texts, mobile learning, student engagement and retention, and various apps and tools for use both in and out of the classroom. The VCSU group brought back many ideas to share with the campus community in the months leading to the Teaching Academy next spring.

Biggest losers are winners in Lose to Win competition

Biggest losers are winners in Lose to Win competition
For the third year, Sarah Milner’s HPER 444 Exercise Physiology of Peak Performances organized a campus “Lose To Win” competition.

Open to students faculty, and staff, the competition cost each participant $5 to compete. If a participant missed a weigh-in or gained weight, he or she was charged a $1 fine. The first 10 participants to sign up were eligible to use the BodyMedia Fit Link Armband at no cost to measure physical activity and calories.

Activities included weekly weigh-ins and seminars and pre-, mid-, and post-testing with weight, body composition and circumference measurements.

The HPER 444 students presented five free seminars and workouts on Wednesday evenings. Seminar topics included Nutrition and Goal Setting, Strength in Motion, Clot-Busting Cardio, Beach Washboard Wednesday, and Get Limber. The competition began Wednesday, Sept. 10, and ended Wednesday, Oct. 15. Eleven participants began the competition.

Congratulations to all participants; a total of 56 pounds were lost along with 24.5 total inches. Winners of the competition were Lacey Undem and Eric Schauer, with the highest percentage of weight loss. Natasha Hintz lost the highest percentage of inches.

Rhoades Science Center earns design award

Rhoades Science Center earns design award
Rhoades Science Center is one of three projects by JLG Architects named to the 2014 Architectural Portfolio of American School & University magazine.

Rhoades received recognition in the category of Outstanding Design: Post-Secondary Facilities category. The projects will be featured in the November 2014 issue of the magazine.

Viking sports update

Viking sports update
Football

Saturday: VCSU 22, Dickinson State 17

The Vikings won their sixth straight game and improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play. VCSU has a bye this week and resumes action Saturday, Nov. 1, at Mayville State.

Volleyball

Friday: VCSU 3, Stephens College 0; VCSU 3, Mount Mercy 2

Saturday: Waldorf 3, VCSU 0.

VCSU went 2-1 at the Waldorf College Tournament and is now 13-14 overall. The Vikings host Mayville State at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Baseball

Sunday: VCSU 13, Mayville State 9; VCSU 5, Mayville State 4

The Viking baseball team swept Mayville State in their final fall games on Sunday. VCSU finished the fall season with an 8-3 record.

Cross Country

VCSU was off this weekend but will continue the cross country season Oct. 24 at a meet hosted by the University of Mary in Bismarck.

Basketball

The Viking women’s and men’s basketball teams had their annual alumni games on Saturday. Both current VCSU teams picked up victories.

Both the Viking men and women open the 2014-15 season at home with games this weekend.

Friday: MBB vs. Carroll College, 7 p.m.
Saturday: WBB vs. Brandon University, 5 p.m.
Saturday: MBB vs. Oglala Lakota College, 7 p.m.
Sunday: MBB vs. Oglala Lakota College, 1 p.m.

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

Monday, October 20

Lisa Jensen, Art Show, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall third floor
9 p.m. The Norman Magic Experience Campus Magic Show, Vangstad Auditorium

Tuesday, October 21

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Rotary wine and beer tasting social, Barnes County Museum
7 p.m. Viking volleyball vs Mayville State University, Graichen Gymnasium

Wednesday, October 22

6:30 p.m. Poetry reading with Ekere Tallie, Student Center main floor lounge

Thursday, October 23

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

Friday, October 24

Muharram begins at sundown
Viking cross country at Mike Thorson Invitational, Bismarck, N.D.
7 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs Carroll College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Saturday, October 25

3 p.m. Concern Band/Jazz Ensemble performance, Vangstad Auditorium
5 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs Brandon University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs Oglala Lakota College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Sunday, October 26

1 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs Oglala Lakota College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Monday, October 27

7:30 p.m. General student recital, Froemke Auditorium
Drawing/painting art show opens, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd floor (Oct. 27 – Nov. 7)

Tuesday, October 28

University of Jamestown/Valley City State University fall job and internship fair, Reiland Fine Arts Center, Jamestown

Wednesday, October 29

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. National “Mix It Up” day
7 p.m. Viking volleyball vs Dickinson State University, Graichen Gymnasium
10 p.m. Halloween dance and costume contest, Valley City Eagles Club

Thursday, October 30

SBHE meeting at VCSU, Student Center Skoal Room
7 p.m. Viking men’s basketball @ Minnesota State University–Moorhead, Moorhead, Minn.
9 p.m. FCA/CRU meeting, Student Center Skoal Room

Friday, October 31

Halloween
Pay Day
7 p.m. Viking volleyball @ Presentation College, Aberdeen, S.D.
7–8:30 p.m. McCoy Hall Trick-or-Treating

Saturday, November 1

All Saints Day
Piano seminar, Froemke Auditorium
1 p.m. Viking football @ Mayville State University, Mayville, N.D.
3 p.m. Viking volleyball @ Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.

Sunday, November 2

Standard Time returns

October Birthdays

October Birthdays
21 Irene Groth
26 Jane Hammer
27 Deb Feuerherm
27 Brenda Tyre
27 Nathan Trader
27 Elle Fracker