This Week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

Viking Softball runs the Fargo Mini-Marathon
Klingenstein serves as clinician
Staff Senate updates ...
Blackboard tip of the week!
What's happening at VCSU and in Valley City...
October & November Birthdays

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Viking Softball runs the Fargo Mini-Marathon

Viking Softball runs the Fargo Mini-Marathon
As a challenge from Valley City State University Softball Coaches Chad Slyter and Elle Fracker, the Viking Softball team participated in the annual Fargo Mini Marathon races on Saturday, October 20, 2012. Each member of the team chose a race to run, trained throughout the fall and completed their race on Saturday morning. The players represented Viking pride which was noted and commented on by VCSU alumni that also ran in the races, or were spectators along the race routes.

The following Vikings ran in the following races: 5K-Mackenzie Hamre, Caitlin Giesbrecht, Sam Nalley, Katie Langdon and Liz Hall; 10K-Taylor Schroeder, Hilary Kulczewski, Savannah McMillin, Stephanie Lahey, Katarina Boychuk, Shayna Taffinder, Cejay Hilhorst, Torri Fenton, Courtney Shadlock and Hayley Bevan; Half Marathon-Adrianna Boychuk.

Klingenstein serves as clinician

Klingenstein serves as clinician
Valley City State University Professor Dr. Beth Gigante Klingenstein recently served as the guest clinician for the Louisiana Music Teachers Association, a state affiliate of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

While in Louisiana, Klingenstein gave five presentations:
* Professionalism in the Independent Studio
* Creative Curriculum: It's Not Just for K-12
* What We Charge and Why
* Teaching Skills - Not Pieces
* Arts Advocacy

Klingenstein is active in MTNA and is currently president of the North Dakota Music Teachers Association. She is a frequent clinician for local, state, and national music organizations and has presented in California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., and Wisconsin.

Staff Senate updates ...

Valley City State Universty Staff Senate will hold the October monthly meeting on Thursday, October 25 at 10:30 am in McCarthy Hall Room 255. Agenda and minutes are available at X:\Institution\Offices\Staff Senate.

Blackboard tip of the week!

Upload Grade Center Columns:

Grades can be created off-line and then uploaded to the Grade Center. Grades that were created in another grade system can also be uploaded for inclusion in the Grade Center. The data in the file must be synchronized to the Grade Center data by using unique identifiers for each student (User Name) and each Grade Center column (Column ID number). Column ID numbers are generated by the system and should not be changed or removed.

What's happening at VCSU and in Valley City ...

Monday, October 22

Penny Lam Senior Exhibition, VCSU Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor
7:30 pm Garage Bands, Vangstad Auditorium

Tuesday, October 23

7:00 pm Viking Volleyball at Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND

Wednesday, October 24

Thursday, October 25

Eid al-Adha begins at sundown
9:15 pm VCAB sponsored Comedian Rob Gleeson, Vangstad Auditorium

Friday, October 26

MTNAS/NDMTA Competitions, Foss Music Hall
6:00 pm Viking Volleyball vs Dakota State University, Jamestown, ND

Saturday, October 27

MTNAS/NDMTA Competitions, Foss Music Hall
1:00 pm Viking Football at Lindenwood University, Belleville, IL
4:00 pm Viking Volleyball vs South Dakota School of Mines, Graichen Gymnasium
"Ruckus at the Rec" Halloween Party, Valley City Recreation Center

Monday, October 29

7:00 pm Penny Lam senior art exhibition presentation, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor
7:00 pm McCoy Hall Trick-or Treating
7:30 pm General Student Recital, Froemke Auditorium

Tuesday, October 30

7:00 pm Viking Volleyball at Trinity Bible College, Ellendale, ND

Wednesday, October 31

Halloween

Thursday, November 1

7:30 pm Valley City: Comedy Tonight II, VCSU Theatre 320

Friday, November 2

6:00-7:30 pm Penny Lam Senior Art Exhibition reception, VCSU Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor
7:30 pm Valley City: Comedy Tonight II, VCSU Theatre 320
7:30 pm Concern Band & Jazz Ensemble Performance, Vangstad Auditorium

Saturday, November 3

1:00 pm Viking Football vs Robert Morris College, Lokken Stadium
7:30 pm Valley City: Comedy Tonight II, VCSU Theatre 320

Sunday, November 4

Standard time returns

October & November Birthdays

October & November Birthdays
October

25 Karen Ostgarden
26 Jane Hammer
27 Deb Feuerherm
27 Elle Fracker
27 Nathan Trader

November

1 Richard Clark
1 Justin Parrish
1 Marcia Pritchert
2 Dina Zavala-Petherbridge
3 Jessica Frerich
3 Michael Rasmussen
4 Gregg Horner
4 Erin Klingenberg
8 John O'Day
9 Margaret Dahlberg
9 Lynn Isaacson
10 Bobby Anderson
11 Ralph Hooper
17 Sheri Okland
18 C.J. Kotta
20 Kaleen Peterson
28 Rick Ross
29 Jorge Variego