This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles…

• Kuipers to speak on “Secrets of the Masonic Lodge” on Thursday
• Krumwiede to be inducted into Austin (Minn.) Hall of Fame
• Viking sports update
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City …

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Kuipers to speak on “Secrets of the Masonic Lodge” on Thursday

Kuipers to speak on “Secrets of the Masonic Lodge” on Thursday
Gilbert Kuipers, Ph.D., VCSU professor emeritus, will present “Secrets of the Masonic Lodge” at the Barnes County Museum on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m.

Kuipers will speak on the history of freemasonry and its connections to medieval mysteries. The presentation, open to the public free of charge, is part of season 21 of the Barnes County Historical Society Lecture Series.

Krumwiede to be inducted into Austin (Minn.) Hall of Fame

Krumwiede to be inducted into Austin (Minn.) Hall of Fame
Lisa (Bue) Krumwiede, assistant professor in the Department of Technology, will be one of six inductees in the Austin (Minn.) High School Hall of Fame over the Jan. 31-Feb. 1 weekend.

At Austin High School, Krumwiede won 13 letters in 3 sports — tennis, track and basketball. She earned all-conference honors twice in track, and she earned state academic honors in both tennis and track, but her basketball career was exceptional. Krumwiede was named to the Minnesota all-state teams in 2003 and 2004, and she is Austin High School’s all-time leading scorer with 1,592 points in 99 games.

She went on to play at North Dakota State University, where she earned Summit League Women’s Basketball Player of the Year honors in 2008. Krumwiede played two years of professional basketball in Europe.

Viking sports update

Viking sports update
Women’s Basketball
Jan. 17: VCSU 88, Waldorf University 71
Jan. 18: VCSU 70, Viterbo University 64
The Valley City State women’s basketball team improved to 4-1 in conference play with a pair of road victories this weekend. The Vikings (6-9, 4-1 NSAA) are now in second place in the NSAA standings, and will host conference leader Mayville State on Friday.

Men’s Basketball
Jan. 17: VCSU 91, Waldorf University 79
Jan. 18: Viterbo University 76, VCSU 63
The Viking men’s basketball team split its road games this weekend, picking up a victory at Waldorf University. VCSU is now 5-13 overall and 2-3 in the NSAA. The Vikings are currently in a three-way tie for fourth place in the NSAA standings.

Upcoming Events
Jan. 21: WBB/MBB vs. Trinity Bible College, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24: WBB/MBB vs. Mayville State, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25: Track & Field @ Cobber Open, 11 a.m. (Moorhead, Minn.)
Jan. 25: WBB/MBB vs. Presentation College, 3/5 p.m.

What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City…

Tuesday, January 21
12 p.m. Rotary Club, VCSU
5 to 7 p.m. Rotary Pancake Supper, Epworth United Methodist Church
5:30 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs. Trinity Bible College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7:30 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs. Trinity Bible College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
9:10 p.m. VCAB weekly meeting

Wednesday, January 22
12 p.m. Kiwanis, Valley City Town & Country Club

Thursday, January 23
7:30 a.m. Optimist Club, Vicky’s Viking Room
6:30 p.m. In Knots Crochet, VCBC Public Library
8:30 p.m. Vikings for Christ meeting, Student Center Skoal Room

Friday, January 24
Viking Visit Day
5:30 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs. Mayville State University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7:30 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs. Mayville State University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Saturday, January 25
Chinese New Year
3 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs. Presentation College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
5 p.m. Viking men’s basketball vs. Presentation College, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Sunday, January 26

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