This Week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

Variego's work published by the University of Rome
VCSU supports Festival of Trees
Thank you
BlackBoard tip of the week!
What's happening at VCSU and in Valley City...
November Birthdays

The VCSU Hotline! online newsletter is published weekly during the academic year. Deadline to submit articles (photos encouraged) is 4:30 pm the preceding Friday.

Variego's work published by the University of Rome

Variego\'s work published by the University of Rome
Valley City State University Assistant Professor Dr. Jorge Variego's research on the intersections between music and architecture was published by the University of Rome, in Italy. The material is the result of collaboration between the department of Architecture of the University and the Conservatorio de Santa Cecilia. The book is available in both electronic and hard copy following this link:

http://www.nuovacultura.it/prodotto.php?ipd=1627

VCSU supports Festival of Trees

VCSU supports Festival of Trees
The 17th Annual Mercy Hospital Festival of Trees will be held Saturday, November 24 at the Valley City Eagles. The Silent Auction begins at 6:30 with the Live Auction at 8:00. Admission is $15. Decorating has begun to transform the event room into a winter wonderland of lights and glitter.

VCSU employees are offered the opportunity to support this annual event by dropping dollars in the festive boxes located around campus. Donations will be used to purchase VCSU gear for silent auction baskets. Donation boxes are located in the Financial Aid Office, Business Office, SEGS Office, Tech Ed Office, Help Desk, Student Center Information Desk, and Science Department Office.

Held annually, this event supports Mercy Hospital in Valley City and is the only major fundraiser the Hospital is conducting this year. This year there will be seven live and 11 artificial trees, five wreaths, three mantel pieces, and two centerpieces on the live auction. There will also be a large array of silent auction items to bid on, a raffle for a handmade holiday quilt, and a gift basket of items and certificates worth several hundred dollars. The $15 ticket give you a chance at the gift basket - attendance not required. There will also be a beautiful buffet of holiday foods to enjoy.

VCSU employees have been offering a donation to the Festival of Trees since 1999. If you have any questions about this event, contact Rhonda Fairfield at 845-7102.

Thank you

VCSU Community,

Thank you so much for the gift certificate to the bookstore. I will pick out something special for Addison. Thanks for thinking of us!

Sarah, Ryan & Addison Milner

BlackBoard tip of the week!

The Blackboard(TM) gradebook has a Total column that can be configured to calculate as a running total which will only include items that have grades or attempts entered. To do so, click on the dropdown menu for the Total column in the gradebook and choose "Edit Column Information." In the "3. Select Columns" section, choose "Yes" to "Calculate as Running Total." If you choose no, the total column will include all items in the calculations, using a zero for items that are in the gradebook but may not have been assigned yet.

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

Monday, November 19

Tuesday, November 20

7:00-8:30 pm Stephani Steffen, Reception, VCSU Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor

Wednesday, November 21

Thursday, November 22

Friday, November 23

1:00 pm MST Viking women's basketball vs Rocky Mountain College, Dickinson, ND
3:00 pm MST Viking men's basketball vs Rocky Mountain College, Dickinson, ND

Saturday, November 24

Mercy Hospital "Festival of Trees" auction and fundraiser, Valley City Eagles
5:00 pm MST Viking women's basketball vs Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND
7:00 pm MST Viking men's basketball vs Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

Sunday, November 25

Monday, November 26

Fall Semester Student Exhibition, VCSU Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor (November 26 – December 7)
7:00 pm Audition for Tartuffe, Theatre 320
7:00 pm General Student Recital, Froemke Auditorium of Foss Music Hall

Tuesday, November 27

7:00 pm Viking women's basketball vs University of Mary, Bismarck, ND
7:00 pm Viking men's basketball vs Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN
7:00 pm Call back auditions for Tartuffe, Vangstad Auditorium

Wednesday, November 28

Thursday, November 29

East Region Instrumental Music Contest on the VCSU campus
North Dakota Winter Show North Star Classic, ND Winter Show Event Center
7:30 pm Christmas at St. Catherine's

Friday, November 30

5:30 pm Holiday Parade of Lights, Central Avenue in Valley City
North Dakota Winter Show North Star Classic, ND Winter Show Event Center

Friday, November 31

North Dakota Winter Show North Star Classic, ND Winter Show Event Center

Saturday, December 1

North Dakota Winter Show North Star Classic, ND Winter Show Event Center
3:00 pm Concert Band & Jazz Ensemble performance, Vangstad Auditorium
7:30 pm Valley City & Jamestown Orchestras, Valley Voices, Valley Children's' Choir performance, Vangstad Auditorium

Sunday, December 2

North Dakota Winter Show North Star Classic, ND Winter Show Event Center

November & December Birthdays

November & December Birthdays
November

20 Kaleen Peterson
28 Rick Ross
29 Jorge Variego

December

6 Jennifer Jenness
6 Armando Ramos
11 Don Hoff
16 Alice Beauchman
16 Jill DeVries
19 Lacey Undem
23 Diane Olson
24 Kevin McDonough
25 Diane Burr
27 Phyllis McDonough
28 Shannon VanHorn