This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Academic, administrative structure changes
• Recognition reception held at President’s House
• Ramos and students help create Head Start classroom
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…
• August & September Birthdays

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

Academic, administrative structure changes

Academic, administrative structure changes
With the appointment of Margaret Dahlberg, vice president of academic affairs, to the position of VCSU interim president, three faculty members have been selected to help manage the academic affairs of the university.

Julee Russell, professor, department of language and literature, will serve as dean of faculty and student academic affairs; Steven King, associate professor, department of social science, will serve as dean of curriculum and assessment; and Brenda Finger, associate professor, department of business, will serve as dean of academic planning and budget.

On the administrative side, Interim President Dahlberg has added the chief information officer (CIO) position to the Cabinet, which now comprises Dahlberg, CIO Joe Tykwinski, and VPs Doug Dawes (business affairs) and Vitaliano Figueroa (student affairs).

In addition, Dahlberg has added the three deans, along with the Faculty Senate and Staff Senate presidents (Peder Gjovik and Kaleen Peterson, respectively), to the VCSU Executive Team.

A VCSU organizational chart can be found online at www.vcsu.edu/documents, with a direct link of www.vcsu.edu/cmsfiles/139/f33e09501e.pdf.

Recognition reception held at President’s House

Recognition reception held at President’s House
VCSU Interim President Margaret Dahlberg hosted a recognition reception for faculty and staff who were granted tenure, appointed or promoted to new positions, and/or earned advanced degrees at the President’s House Guest Inn on Wednesday, Aug. 20.

The list of invitees and their honors are listed below; not all of those listed are pictured at right.

Tenure
The following VCSU faculty members were granted tenure; new appointments, promotions and degrees are also noted.
• James Adams, assistant professor, department of music
• Shou Ching Chao (promoted to associate professor, department of language and literature)
• Anthony Dutton (earned Ph.D., North Dakota State University; promoted to assistant professor, department of social science; also serving as department chair)
• Brenda Finger (promoted to associate professor, department of business; appointed dean of academic planning and budget; also serving as department chair)
• Peder Gjovik, assistant professor, department of technology (also serving as department chair)
• Armando Ramos, assistant professor, department of art (also serving as department chair)
• Rob Walsh (earned Ph.D., North Dakota State University; promoted to assistant professor, department of communication arts)
• Jamie Wirth (earned Ph.D., North Dakota State University; promoted to assistant professor, department of mathematics)
• Dina Zavala-Petherbridge, instructor/director of Spanish program, department of language and literature
• Jonna Ziniel, assistant professor, department of communication arts (also serving as department chair)

Appointments and Promotions
The following VCSU faculty members were promoted within the faculty ranks or appointed to new positions.
• Morgan Keasler, promoted to assistant professor, department of business
• Steven King, associate professor, department of social science, appointed dean of curriculum and assessment
• Lee Kruger, promoted to associate professor, department of language and literature (also serving as department chair)
• Susan Pfeifer, promoted to associate professor, department of computer systems and software engineering (also serves as department chair)
• Richard Ross, promoted to associate professor, department of technology
• Julee Russell, professor, department of language and literature, appointed dean of faculty and student academic affairs
• Hilde van Gijssel, promoted to professor, department of science

Advanced Degrees
The following VCSU staff members earned advanced degrees.
• Tuya Dutton, MSLIS degree, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; promoted to electronic resources librarian, Allen Memorial Library
• Marcia Pritchert, earned MBA degree, North Dakota State University; serves as assistant director of financial aid
• Stephanie Roelfsema, earned M.Ed. degree, Valley City State University; serves as director of housing
• Emma Tufte, earned M.Ed. degree, Valley City State University; serves as administrative assistant and assessment assistant, school of education and graduate studies

Ramos and students help create Head Start classroom

Ramos and students help create Head Start classroom
This summer in collaboration with the North Dakota Council for the Arts, Armando Ramos, assistant professor of art, and VCSU students Marcie Armstrong, Jose Garcia and Malik Jackson designed and installed components of an outdoor classroom at West River Head Start in Mandan, N.D.

West River Head Start has been working to create innovative teaching environments. Ramos and the VCSU students consulted with West River and assisted in organizing the completed classroom environment.

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

This year you'll notice a few new events on the “Happenings” calendar. Several student activities will be listed that faculty and staff are welcome to attend.

Monday, August 25

Fall semester classes begin at 4 p.m.

Tuesday, August 26

Fall semester first full day of classes

Wednesday, August 27

Viking Golf @ Jimmie Fall Kick-Off, Hillcrest Golf Course, Jamestown
8 p.m. Ultimate Frisbee, Shelly Ellig Field

Thursday, August 28

7 p.m. Viking Football vs University of Jamestown, Shelley Ellig Field
9 p.m. FCA/CRU meeting, Student Center Skoal Room

Friday, August 29

Pay Day
Viking Volleyball at Corn Palace Classic, Mitchell, S.D. (August 29–30)
4 p.m. Viking Cross Country hosts Valley City State Invitational

Saturday, August 30

Sunday, August 31

Monday, September 1

Labor Day—no VCSU classes, offices closed

Tuesday, September 2

Viking Golf @ Lake Region Invite, Devils Lake, N.D.
7 p.m. Viking Volleyball vs Concordia College, Graichen Gymnasium

Wednesday, September 3

9:30 p.m. DJ Hammer Street Dance, east side of Student Center

Thursday, September 4

11 a.m. All-campus convocation, Vangstad Auditorium
Viking Volleyball at Viterbo University Tournament, La Crosse, Wis. (Sept. 5–6)

Friday, September 5

Movie Night, Cinema Flix (free to VCSU students)
7 p.m. Viking Football vs Morningside College, Shelley Ellig Field

Saturday, September 6

Viking Golf at Mystic Open, Bismarck, N.D. (Sept. 7-8)

Sunday, September 7

7:30 p.m. Faculty Recital: James Adams, trombone, and Nick Meyers, percussion, Froemke Auditorium

August & September Birthdays

August & September Birthdays
August

26 Jeremy Wiebe
27 Kristi Anderson
29 Jonna Ziniel

September

2 Brad Mills
3 Adam Longmore
6 LaDonna Anderson
9 Lavesa Glover
10 Jim Boe
12 Teresa Cole
12 Jamie Wirth
16 James Adams
18 Steven Listopad
19 Loree Morehouse
21 Donna James
24 Janet Gierke
24 Ram Lau
25 David DeMuth
27 Steven King
28 Greg Brister
28 Benjamin Ferguson
29 Pat Egeberg
29 Lee Kruger
20 Anthony Dutton
20 Charlene Stenson