This Week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

Shop VCSU Bookstore the Easy Way
VanHorn Attends NCA Conference
VCSU Employees Help Pack the HAC
Viking Athletic Update
This Week at VCSU and in Valley City ...
November & December Birthdays

Shop VCSU Bookstore the Easy Way

Shop VCSU Bookstore the Easy Way
The VCSU Bookstore now has an up and running Facebook page!

Click VCSU Bookstore and "like" the page to see the newest apparel and gift items in the store and hear about upcoming sales.

Check out the newest items from your desk and then stop in the store for your Holiday shopping.

VanHorn Attends NCA Conference

VanHorn Attends NCA Conference
Shannon VanHorn attended the National Communication Association Conference in San Francisco, CA, November 13-17. More than 5,500 professionals through the United States attended and presented at this conference. VanHorn finished a three-year term on the Legislative Assembly, the association's governing body. She also completed her term as Past-Chair of the Human Communication and Technology Division (the sixth largest division of the Association) and as Chair of the Cushman Award Committee, which determines the winner of the Top Student Paper submitted to the conference.

VanHorn attended many interesting panels on the uses of technology in classrooms from dissecting the pros and cons of Teaching Naked (in response to the 2009 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education) to e-portfolios via blogs and YouTube type channels to audio and video conferencing and responses in both face-to-face and online courses. Additionally, she attended a short course entitled "Straight Talk About Teaching Communication Research Methods."

NCA is the largest national organization dedicated to communication. Researchers, educators, and professionals, work to understand and better all forms of human communication. Through publications, resources, conferences, conventions, and services, NCA contributes to the greater good of education and society.

VCSU Employees Help Pack the HAC

VCSU employee food bank contributions were taken to the Valley City High School Pack the HAC event on Wednesday, November 17. The event was coordinated by VCHS students to fill the floor of the Hi-Liner Activity Center with donations to the local food bank. The following note was received from VCHS Student Services Director, Nicole Sufficool -

"VCSU -
Thank you so much for helping us out with bring your items to "Pack the HAC" and also for the $ donations - it was all greatly appreciated!

Nicole Sufficool & VCHS Student Senate"

Viking Athletic Update

Viking Athletic Update
The Vikings Men's basketball team split over the weekend at the North Central College Tournament in Illinois defeating Edgewood College in overtime 77-72 on Friday. Saturday the Vikings Men played Division 3 Blufton and were defeated 87-74. Making the all tournament team for Valley City State was Calvin Kraft and DJ Carroll.

The Viking Women's basketball team defeated Division 2 St. Cloud State on Saturday by a score of 73-68. Leading scorer for the Vikings was Caitlyn Wojahn with 24 points.

Upcoming Home Event @ the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

The Viking Women's basketball team are scheduled to play Presentation College Monday night at 7:00 pm (Weather permitting). For all your weather updates please listen to KOVC radio @ 1490AM.

This Week at VCSU and in Valley City ...

Monday, November 22

7:00 pm Viking Women's Basketball vs Presentation College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
Barnes County Wildlife Federation Big Buck Contest, Valley City Eagles

Tuesday, November 23

Wednesday, November 24

Viking Men's Basketball @ Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

Thursday, November 25

Thanksgiving Day – No Classes / Offices Closed

Friday, November 26

Thanksgiving Holiday – No Classes
2nd Annual Meet Me on Main Celebrations, Community Holiday Kickoff Event (November 26-27)- Go to EVENT SCHEDULE for Details
6:30 pm Holiday Parade
Viking Women's Basketball @ University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD
Viking Men's Basketball @ Concordia-St. Paul Classic, St. Paul, MN

Saturday, November 27

Mercy Hospital Festival of Trees, Valley City Eagles
Viking Women's Basketball @ Crown College, Sioux Falls, SD
Viking Men's Basketball @ Concordia-St. Paul Classic, St. Paul, MN

Sunday, November 28

November & December Birthdays

November & December Birthdays
November Birthdays

28 Rick Ross
29 Glen Schmalz

December

6 Jennifer Jenness
6 Armando Ramos
11 Don Hoff
12 Darcy Borden
16 Alice Beauchman
16 Jill DeVries
20 Margie Eggert
23 Diane Olson
24 Kevin McDounough
25 Diane Burr
28 Shannon VanHorn