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Promethean Training Scheduled at VCSU
BROWN BAG SEMINAR: Keep Those Laptops Open!
THE ABBEY ROAD BAND Comes to Lisbon October 19
Lecture Series Event October 21
James Attends & Presents at State Librarian's Conference
Walsh Presents at CSTAND
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October Birthdays

Promethean Training Scheduled at VCSU

Valley City State University is offering several opportunities for Promethean Training on campus. Check out these times and places:

Monday, October 11, Noon-12:50: Introductions: Come and see what the Promethean Boards are all about and what they can do!
LOCATION: Student Center Lower Conference Room

Monday, October 18, 1-3 p.m.: In the Beginning: Learn about the capabilities and basic information of this technology, including browser.
LOCATION: Student Center Lower Conference Room

Thursday, October 21, 2-4 p.m.: In the Beginning: A repeat of Monday, October 18 training.
LOCATION: McCarthy 254

Monday, November 1, 10-noon: Intermediate Capabilities: Learn various ways to implement this technology into your classes.
LOCATION: Student Center Lower Conference Room

Tuesday, November 2, 2-4 p.m.: Intermediate Capabilities: A repeat of Monday, November 1 training.
LOCATION: Student Center Lower Conference Room

Attend as many sessions as you want!

Got class during one of these time periods? Consider putting your class(es) online instead!

For each session you attend, your name will be entered in a drawing for a Wacom Bamboo Fun Tablet/Pen. What's that?

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BROWN BAG SEMINAR: Keep Those Laptops Open!

This week's Brown Bag will be a frank discussion on student laptop usage in the classroom. Julee Russell and the Design Team, along with attendees, will discuss their thoughts on student usage and how to keep students engaged with their laptops in the classroom. Handouts will be provided.

When? Wednesday, October 13, Noon-12:50
Where? Norway and Presidents' Rooms

Box Lunches are available for just $5! Please RSVP by Wednesday 9:00 am to Shannon VanHorn.

THE ABBEY ROAD BAND Comes to Lisbon October 19

THE ABBEY ROAD BAND Comes to Lisbon October 19
Premier Beatles tribute band, "The Abbey Road Band," brings its authentic re-creation of the Beatles sound to Lisbon, ND on October 19 at 7:30 pm at the Lisbon High School Commons. This timeless and highly entertaining show will thrill teenagers to senior citizens and is brought to Lisbon by the Lisbon Concert Association.

Headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, the Abbey Road Band is well known throughout the Dakotas and has been performing their Beatles tribute show since 2002. They are a group of veteran musicians who also happen to be passionate Beatles fans. They have discussed at length "how to present a fitting tribute to the Beatles without fake wigs, costumes and some attempt to actually look like the Beatles." They're not 20 years old anymore, so they decided that their emphasis would be on the music and the sound. The challenge of performing Beatles music live, especially from the later albums, is met through the use of synthesizers and digital drums. Every part is live. It's fun music and they're having fun playing it and involve the audience as much as possible during the show.

Admission is through the Lisbon Concert Association and also through membership in the Valley City Area Concert Association. Season memberships may be purchased at the door of every concert: Adult-$30; Student-$12; Single-Parent Family-$40; Family-$65. For additional membership information, contact Diana Skroch at 845-1848.

For further information about this performance in Lisbon and how you can attend it, please contact Julie Waswick at 701-678-2717.

See more about this band by clicking ABBY ROAD BAND

Lecture Series Event October 21

Lecture Series Event October 21
The Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series Season 13 presents Lori Orser, "Spirits of the Northern Plains," 7:00 pm Thursday October 21, 2010.

It's true that if you count only the living, North Dakota is one of the least populated states in the country. The mainly agricultural economy of the state leaves wide open spaces, and a traveler driving through the state will see abandoned farmhouses, schools, churches, and sometimes entire towns. But just because they seem deserted doesn't mean they are. Other presences make their homes here, and they don't plan on leaving any time soon. Travel the prairies of North Dakota with me to discover the ghost stories, rural legends, and haunted places that dot this state. Some of them include San Haven Sanatorium, where some of the victims of tuberculosis still linger; the Former Governor's Mansion in Bismarck, where the spirit of Governor Briggs may still walk; college buildings where students may have died, but never left; and more.

Lori Orser, author of the soon to be released book, "Spooky Creepy North Dakota," is a native North Dakotan with an interest in the paranormal. She spent her senior year of college in a haunted apartment, and currently lives in a historic home that may hold an unseen roommate. For her Master's thesis, she spent a summer on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation collecting language and some scary stories along the way. After a lifetime spent doing field archaeology, teaching English to foreign students and doing environmental licensing and compliance work for an alternative energy developer and a gold mine, she moved back to her hometown of Bismarck and spends her time writing and researching when she's not walking her large Akita.

All Lectures are at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum and held in conjunction with Valley City State University. They are free and open to the public.

For more information contact Wes Anderson at 701-845-0966.

James Attends & Presents at State Librarian's Conference

James Attends & Presents at State Librarian\'s Conference
Donna James, Library Director and graduate faculty at VCSU, attended and presented at the North Dakota State Library (NDLA) Conference in Grand Forks, ND September 29-October 1, 2010.

Donna participated in a panel discussion entitled Information Literacy: The Transition from High School to Higher Education along with Kathy Hill from Red River High School in Grand Forks, Janet Spaeth and Sally Dockter of University of North Dakota. Concerns pinpointed at the presentation addressed the need for a K-20 information literacy continuum, resulted in the adoption of a joint resolution of the Academic & Special Libraries (ASL) and School Library & Youth Services (SLAYS) Sections by the North Dakota Library Association to further pursue solutions to this concern.

While at the conference, Donna met with recent graduates from the Valley City State University M.Ed./LIT program to discuss presenting at the national American Association of School Librarians (AASL) conference which will be held October 27-30, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN.

James, who served as president of NDLA from 2007-2008, was chosen as chair-elect of the Academic & Special Libraries (ASL) Section during the conference. She will chair the ASL Section in 2011-2012.

Walsh Presents at CSTAND

Walsh Presents at CSTAND
Rob Walsh, VCSU Communication Arts and Social Science Instructor, presented at the Communication, Speech, and Theater Association of North Dakota (CSTAND) annual conference in September. CSTAND promotes more effective Speech and Theatre Arts training and extracurricular activities throughout the State. CSTAND seeks to strengthen the links between communication, speech, and theatre programs in high schools, colleges/universities, and community theatres in North Dakota

Walsh contributed as a member of two panels: "Encountering Diverse Learners" and "Teaching, Research and Service Talk." In Encountering Diverse Learners, Walsh elaborated on a three-year cooperative with Sheyenne Care Center and ENGL 110 students. In Teaching, Research and Service Talk, Walsh illustrated a service learning project started in South Korea which has become an international collaboration between VCSU, NDSU, and Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.

Tip of the Week:

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Congratulations to ...

Congratulations to ...
Lee and Elizabeth Kruger on the birth of their third son, Quintilian (Quin) Max was born on September 25 at 5:17 am. He weighed 8.5 lbs and was 21' long. Quintilian joins brothers Casey (5) and Jacob (4).

This Week at VCSU and in Valley City ...

Monday, October 11

Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 12

Wednesday, October 13

10:00 am and 2:00 pm 'Healthy, Wealthy, and Whys?' Program, Student Center Skoal Room
11:30 am to 12:30 pm Flu Shot Clinic, Student Center Skoal Room

Thursday, October 14

7:30 pm VCSU Theatre Production 'Run for Your Wife, Theatre 320

Friday, October 15

4:00 pm Viking Cross Country @ Minot State Invitational
7:00 pm Viking Volleyball @ Dickinson State University
7:30 pm VCSU Theatre Production 'Run for Your Wife, Theatre 320
7:30 pm VCSU Faculty, Robin Allebach, Soprano Performance, Froemke Auditorium
10:00 pm – 1:00 pm Vikings After Dark, Student Center

Saturday, October 16

Viking Visit Day
Music Scholarship Auditions for 2011-2012 Academic Year
1:30 pm Viking Football vs Dakota State University
2:00 pm VCSU Theatre Production 'Run for Your Wife, Theatre 320
5:30 pm Women's Basketball Alumni Game, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7:30 pm Men's Basketball Alumni Game, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7:00 pm Viking Volleyball @ Minot State University
7:30 pm VCSU Theatre Production 'Run for Your Wife, Theatre 320

Sunday, October 17

3:00 pm Micki Buchholz, Saxophone, and Amber Olson, Soprano, Froemke Auditorium

October Birthdays

October Birthdays
13 Rachelle Hunt
14 Brenda Finger
15 Jamie Paurus
17 Sam Bjorling
18 Tyler Tufte
18 Julee Russell
18 J. David Moore
19 Margaret Hammerling
20 Kristin Mueller
21 Diana Skroch
21 Irene Groth
23 Kristin Slyter
25 Karen Ostgarden
26 Jane Hammer
27 Deb Feuerherm
27 Nathan Trader
29 Kaneia Kenney
20 Ryan Milner