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This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Westby named a ‘Difference Maker’
• Have a giving heart on Thursday
• Interfaith relations discussion to be held Feb. 16
• Bratrud, Hunt learn trauma tactics
• Viking sports update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…
• February birthdays

Westby named a ‘Difference Maker’

Westby named a ‘Difference Maker’
Scott Westby received Staff Senate’s “Difference Maker” award in the Enrollment Services Office Feb. 2.

Scott was nominated by the Student Affairs staff for his good work in welcoming prospective students and families when they visit campus, his friendly and professional manner, his eagerness to learn and his VCSU experience.

Congratulations, Scott!

This is the fourth “Difference Maker” award given after a subcommittee of Staff Senate updated the former “Difference is Me” award. Each month, an office group is asked to nominate someone they feel is a “Difference Maker” for them. The Difference Maker subcommittee includes Tuya Dutton, Kelli Heath, Adam Longmore and Jessica O’Day.

Have a giving heart on Thursday

Have a giving heart on Thursday
The VCSU Foundation is taking part in Giving Hearts Day, this Thursday, Feb. 11. Your online contributions of $10 or more made to the VCSU Foundation will be matched up to $5,000!

To make a secure online contribution to the VCSU Foundation and have it matched, simply go to impactgiveback.org on Feb. 11. All donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support of our mission.

p.s. This is a one-day only opportunity to multiply the benefit of your gift! On Feb. 11, donate at impactgiveback.org.

Interfaith relations discussion to be held Feb. 16

Interfaith relations discussion to be held Feb. 16
Jacqueline Bussie, Ph.D., will present “Moving Beyond Media Soundbites: Islam, Christianity and Interfaith Relations” on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. in Rhoades Science Center Room 102 on the VCSU campus.

Bussie serves as associate professor of religion and director of the Forum on Faith and Life at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. A discussion with a question-and-answer session will follow her presentation.

Open to the public free of charge, the event is sponsored by the “What in the World Is Going On?” group.

Bratrud, Hunt learn trauma tactics

HPE assistant professors Sharon Bratrud and Rachelle Hunt attended Trauma Tactics 2016 in Fargo, N.D., on Sunday, Jan. 31. This seminar was targeted to athletic trainers, paramedics, emergency medical technicians and trauma nurses.

Topics included Meth 101, Hypothermia, and Emerging Trends in Trauma Care. Presenters were highly qualified ER physicians, ER trauma nurses and one of the physicians who serves the State Penitentiary.

The seminar will benefit instruction in HPER 211: First Aid/CPR for the Professional Rescuer and HPER 332: General Medical Conditions, offered in the Athletic Training Program.

Viking sports update

Women’s Basketball
Wednesday: VCSU 86, Mayville State 66
Saturday: No. 8 University of Jamestown 69, VCSU 54
The Viking women's basketball team is now 13-9 overall and 6-3 in conference play after splitting a pair of games last week. VCSU hosts Dickinson State on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball
Wednesday: Mayville State 65, #17 VCSU 50
The VCSU men's basketball team went 0-1 last week and is now 18-7 overall and 6-3 in conference play. VCSU continues to lead the NSAA conference standings with just four conference games remaining. The Vikings host Dickinson State on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Track & Field
Viking track had field had two individuals take first place in their events at the Cobber Open on Saturday in Moorhead. Malik Jackson placed first in the 800 meter dash, and Andrew Hanretty finished first in the long jump. The Vikings also had eight Top 5 finishes at the meet. Find complete results at www.vcsuvikings.com/article/2130.php

Upcoming Events
Feb. 10: WBB/MBB vs. Dickinson State, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Feb. 13: WBB/MBB @ Dakota State, 4:00/6:00 p.m. (Madison, S.D.)
Feb. 14-15: NSAA Indoor Conference Meet (combined events only)
Feb. 17: WBB/MBB @ Mayville State University, 5:30/7:30 p.m.

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

Monday, February 8

Chinese New Year

Tuesday, February 9

Wednesday, February 10

Ash Wednesday
5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Viking women’s and men’s basketball vs. Dickinson State University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Thursday, February 11

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

Friday, February 12

Pay day

Saturday, February 13

4 and 6 p.m. Viking women’s and men’s basketball @ Dakota State University, Madison, S.D.

Sunday, February 14

Valentine’s Day

Monday, February 15

President’s Day—no VCSU classes, offices closed

Tuesday, February 16

7 p.m. “Moving Beyond Media Soundbites: Islam, Christianity Interfaith Relations,” Jacqueline Bussie, associate professor of religion and director of Forum on Faith and Life, Concordia, College, Moorhead, Minn., VCSU Rhoades Science Center Room 102

Wednesday, February 17

5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Viking women’s and men’s basketball @ Mayville State University, Mayville, N.D.

Thursday, February 18

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

Friday, February 19

Saturday, February 20

11 a.m. Viking softball vs. University of Minnesota–Crookston, Presentation College Dome Tournament, Aberdeen S.D.
3 p.m. Viking softball vs. University of Sioux Falls, Presentation College Dome Tournament, Aberdeen S.D.
4 and 6 p.m. Viking women’s and men’s basketball vs. Presentation College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Sunday, February 21

1 p.m. Viking softball vs. Presentation College, Presentation College Dome Tournament, Aberdeen S.D.
3 p.m. Viking softball vs. Dakota Wesleyan University, Presentation College Dome Tournament, Aberdeen S.D.

February birthdays

8 Jason Laczkoski
8 Tisa Mason
9 Greg Carlson
9 Ron Pommerer
11 Brian Bakke
11 Nicole Hanson
12 Ron Holten
19 Hilde van Gijssel
21 Emma Tufte
22 Susan Pommerer
27 Richard Gruman