This Week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

VCSU @ the Fargo Force
Valley City Rotary supports V-500 scholarships
Tahran new director for Community School of the Arts
Winter Show Tasting Bee offers opportunity
What's happening at VCSU and in Valley City...
January Birthdays

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VCSU @ the Fargo Force

The VCSU Alumni Association invites you to join alumni and friends at Scheels Arena for a Fargo Force Hockey game.

We have reserved the North Club Lounge for Friday, January 18. Social starts at 6:30, Game time is 7:35 pm. Cost to attend is $20 per person and includes reserved ticket for seating in the North Club Lounge area, food and fun!

Come out and join your fellow VCSU supporters to cheer on the Fargo Force.

PLEASE RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR TICKETS – THERE ARE A LIMITED NUMBER AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS!

Call 701-845-7203 to reserve yours today!

Valley City Rotary supports V-500 scholarships

The Valley City Rotary service club will be holding it's annual pancake benefit dinner January 22 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the VFW Club. Proceeds from the dinner support VCSU V-500 scholarships.

For tickets, contact the President's Office at 37102.

Tahran new director for Community School of the Arts

Tahran new director for Community School of the Arts
Valley City State University Department of Music welcomes Amy Tahran as the new director of the VCSU Community School of the Arts.

Tahran graduated from VCSU in 2007 with a BA in English and a concentration in Theatre. Since completing her M.Ed. in Counseling at NDSU in 2010, she has been employed with the Valley City Public Schools as the senior high school counselor.

Tahran has an extensive community-based theatre background and she has been active in community and VCSU theatre both onstage and as a director. She has served on the board of the Valley City Community Theater from 2005 to 2008 and has directed several productions for them. Most recently, she founded UpStage Productions in 2009, and continues to produce community and children's plays through UpStage.

Tahran and her husband Donnie reside in Tower City and have 3 children, Steven , Ashley, and Cody.

The VCSU Community School of the Arts provides private music lessons, performance classes, and recitals in voice, piano, guitar, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion to community students of all ages. Other offerings include community art classes and opportunities to perform with the CSA ensembles: Valley Children's Choir, Valley Voices (women's choir) and the Valley City Civic Orchestra.

For information on any of these programs please contact Tahan at 845-7267, or by email at csa@vcsu.edu.

Winter Show Tasting Bee offers opportunity

Valley City State University has received information regarding hosting a booth at the North Dakota Winter Show Tasting Bee on Wednesday, March 6.

VCSU clubs or groups can purchase booth space for $10.00 to share a sample size taste of an edible delight at this annual event sponsored by the Women's Division of the North Dakota Winter Show. Everyone is invited to walk through and purchase samples for 50 cents each to enjoy some new and familiar items.

The event runs from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm on Wednesday, March 6 at the National Guard Armory. If any VCSU club or group is interested, details and guidelines for the event can be obtained from the VCSU President's Office (37102).

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

Monday, January 14

Faculty Exhibition, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor (January 7 – February 8)

Tuesday, January 15

Pay Day
7:00 pm Viking women's basketball at Presentation College, Aberdeen, SD

Wednesday, January 16

5:30 pm VCSU Social in Bismarck

Thursday, January 17

Friday, January 18

2013 Special Olympics ND State Winter Games, Valley City Rec Center
VCSU at Fargo Force Hockey Game

Saturday, January 19

1:00 pm Viking women's basketball at Jamestown Tournament
Viking men's basketball at Jamestown Tournament
Viking Track & Field at Bemidji State University
BC Wildlife Federation Ice Fishing Derby, Sibley Crossing

Sunday, January 20

1:00 pm Viking women's basketball at Jamestown Tournament
TBD Viking men's basketball at Jamestown Tournament


Monday, January 21

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observed
Faculty Exhibition, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor (January 7 – February 8)
VCSU Art Faculty Exhibition, VCSU Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd Floor (January 21-February 22)
No VCSU classes - VCSU offices closed

Tuesday, January 22

5:00 – 7:00 pm Annual Rotary Pancake Supper, VFW

Wednesday, January 23

Mawlid al-Nabi begins at sundown

Thursday, January 24

5:30 pm Viking women's basketball vs Dakota State University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7:30 pm Viking men's basketball vs Dakota State University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Friday, January 25

7:30 pm Faculty Recital, Froemke Auditorium of Foss Music Hall

Saturday, January 26

Viking Visit Day
Music Scholarship Auditions
Viking track & field at Concordia College, Moorhead, MN
4:00 pm Viking men's basketball vs Oglala Lakota College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Sunday, January27

January Birthdays

January Birthdays
15 Pat Horner
15 Stephanie Roelfsema
16 Alison Kasowski
18 Misty Lindgren
18 Brooke Yanish
21 Janet Drake
26 Jenni Lou Russi
28 Sharon McCarriar