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This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Groth named 'Staff Member of the Quarter'
• DaVinha to give lecture Oct. 19
• Public planetarium show Oct. 21
• Viking Sports Update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…

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Groth named 'Staff Member of the Quarter'

Groth named \'Staff Member of the Quarter\'
Irene Groth, administrative assistant/certification officer in the School of Education and Graduate Studies, was recently named Staff Member of the Quarter.

Groth received a host of nominations for the award, all noting her strong work ethic, dedication to SEGS and VCSU, and her willingness to help wherever needed.

One nomination read, in part, "Irene is always smiling and helpful. She will stop whatever she is doing to help a new faculty member... Irene keeps our department running smoothly."

Congratulations, Irene!

DaVinha to give lecture Oct. 19

The Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series Season 19 Presents: Luis da Vinha, Ph.D., “Geographic Mental Maps and Foreign Policy Change: Re-mapping the Carter Doctrine” at 7 p.m., Oct. 19, at the Barnes County Museum.

Da Vinha will talk about different models of policy-making, presenting the key issues in his new book: "Geographic Mental Maps and Foreign Policy Change: Re-mapping the Carter Doctrine." He will present the general argument and findings for about 20 minutes and then will be open for any questions or comments.

Luis da Vinha holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the School of Economics of the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and M.A. in Geography from the School of Humanities of the University of Coimbra. Currently, Luis is an assistant professor of geography and political science at Valley City State University. Previously, Luis was the Head of the Geographic Information Bureau of the City of Coimbra (Portugal) and the Local Dissemination Manager for the European project CIVITAS Modern.

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.

Public planetarium show Oct. 21

A planetarium show is planned for Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in Rhoades Science Center, room 309.

The featured show, "Navigating with Lewis and Clark," is a program explaining how Lewis and Clark used astronomy to navigate and map the Louisiana Purchase to remarkable accuracy. This program, suitable for grade four and above, lasts about 40 minutes.

The show is open to the public free of charge but donations are always welcome. Elevator access to the planetarium is available at the west entrance doors.

Viking sports update

Football
Saturday: VCSU 58, Mayville State 0
The Vikings rolled in their Homecoming football game, defeating Mayville State by a score of 58-0. VCSU is now 3-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

Volleyball
Wednesday: VCSU 3, Dakota State 2
Viking Volleyball went 1-0 this week, winning a five-set thriller against Dakota State University. The Vikings improved to 11-9 overall and 5-4 in conference play.

Men’s Basketball
Sunday: VCSU 82, Brandon University 69
VCSU men’s basketball opened the season Sunday with an 82-69 victory against Brandon University. VCSU goes to 1-0 on the years.

Upcoming Events
Oct. 16: Volleyball at Concordia-Moorhead, 7 p.m. (exhibition)
Oct. 20: Volleyball vs. Bellevue University, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21: Cross Country @ Mount Marty Invitational
Oct. 21: Volleyball vs. Presentation College, 1 p.m.
Oct. 21: Football vs. Dakota State University, 4 p.m.
Oct. 23: Men’s Basketball vs. Minot State University, 7 p.m.

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

Monday, October 16
4 p.m. Farmers Market, Shopko parking lot
7 p.m. Viking volleyball @ Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.

Tuesday, October 17
12:05 p.m. Rotary, VFW
7 p.m. Screening of Sundance-selected documentary: “Most Likely to Succeed” sponsored by What in the World is Going On?, Vangstad Auditorium

Wednesday, October 18
11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Valley City Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, Stoudt Ross Ford Showroom
noon Kiwanis, VCSU Student Center

Thursday, October 19
7 a.m. Optimists, Vicky’s Viking Room
11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Valley City Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, Stoudt Ross Ford Showroom
noon Toastmasters, VCSU Norway Room
4 p.m. Farmers Market, Shopko parking lot
7 p.m. Barnes County Historical Society lecture series presents: Dr. Luis daVinha
8:30-10:30 p.m. Vikings for Christ, Student Center Skoal Room

Friday, October 20
7 p.m. Viking volleyball vs. Bellevue University, Graichen Gymnasium
7:30 p.m. Instrumental concert, Vangstad auditorium

Saturday, October 21
1 p.m. Viking volleyball vs. Presentation College, Graichen Gymnasium
4 p.m. Viking football vs Dakota State University, Shelly Ellig Field at Lokken Stadium
Viking cross country @ Mount Marty Invitational, Yankton, S.D.

Sunday, October 22

Monday, October 23
4 p.m. Farmers Market, Shopko parking lot
7:30 p.m. USAF Brass Group, Vangstad auditorium

Tuesday, October 24
11 a.m. General student recital, Froemke Auditorium
12:05 p.m. Rotary, VFW

Wednesday, October 25
noon Kiwanis, VC Town & Country Club

Thursday, October 26
7 a.m. Optimists, Vicky’s Viking Room
noon Toastmasters, VCSU Norway Room
4 p.m. Farmers Market, Shopko parking lot
7:30 p.m. The Lisbon Opera House presents Never Trust a City Slicker or Two Skunks and a Trunk featuring the "No Name Players" (October 26–28, October 29 @ 2 p.m.)
8:30-10:30 p.m. Vikings for Christ, Student Center Skoal Room

Friday, October 27
7 p.m. Viking volleyball @ Waldorf University, Forest City, Iowa

Saturday, October 28
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Chuck Wagon Dinner, Congregational Church (deliveries available – 845-1977)
1 p.m. Viking football @ Presentation College, Aberdeen, S.D.
7 p.m. Viking volleyball @ Viturbo University, Lacrosse, Wis.

Sunday, October 29

Go to https://www.valleycitynd.org/calendar.php to see more events happening in and around Valley City.