This Week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Update on President Shirley’s Faculty/Staff Campaign Challenge
• Owen presents on gifted adult learners in teacher ed
• Allen article on saxophone vibrato published
• What's happening at VCSU and in Valley City...
• September Birthdays

The VCSU Hotline! online newsletter will be published each Monday during the academic year. Deadline to submit articles (photos encouraged) is 4:00 p.m. the preceding Friday.

Update on President Shirley’s Faculty/Staff Campaign Challenge

Update on President Shirley’s Faculty/Staff Campaign Challenge
The graph illustrates employee participation thus far in the VCSU Faculty/Staff Campaign. President Shirley has set a goal of 100% participation; help move us closer to that goal!

Owen presents on gifted adult learners in teacher ed

Owen presents on gifted adult learners in teacher ed
Jackie Owen, instructor in the VCSU School of Education and Graduate Studies, presented at the 20th Biennial Conference of the World Council on Gifted and Talented Children, held in Louisville, Ky., in August. Her presentation, “Exploring Profiles and Perceived Learning Needs of Undergraduate Gifted Adult Learners in Teacher Education,” described her ongoing qualitative study of gifted teacher candidates.

Owen hopes that her work will help provide a starting point for future research on undergraduate gifted adult learners, as well as identify practices that might better meet the educational needs of “everyday gifted” undergraduates. Her study looks at gifted students’ perceptions of current educational practices, successes and challenges with coursework, and recommendations for potential changes in practice.

Noting that current practices in educational reform include the recruitment of top students to prepare for careers in education, Owen suggested that recruiting top students to teacher education programs may be only an initial step in bringing them into the teaching profession. Understanding what gifted undergraduate learners need in order to maximize their learning potential during their undergraduate program may also be important for retention in teacher education and, ultimately, satisfaction within the profession.

Allen article on saxophone vibrato published

Allen article on saxophone vibrato published
An article by Andrew Allen, new instructor of music at VCSU, has recently been published in The Instrumentalist, the premier periodical for U.S. middle school, high school, and college band and orchestra directors.

The article, “Teaching Saxophone Vibrato,” was included in the Woodwind Clinic section of the September 2013 issue.

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

Monday, September 9

7:00 pm Auditions for Complete and Jungle Book, Theatre 320

Tuesday, September 10

12:00 noon Seminar “Internships: The How’s, the Why’s,” Norway Room
7:00 pm Callbacks from auditions for Complete and Jungle Book, Theatre 320 & Vangstad Auditorium

Wednesday, September 11

7:00 pm Viking volleyball vs University of Jamestown, Graichen Gymnasium

Thursday, September 12

North Dakota AQHA Horse Show, N.D. Winter Show Building (September 12-15)

Friday, September 13

Yom Kippur begins at sundown
Pay Day
Viking cross country at Minnesota State University Moorhead, Randy Smith Invitational, Moorhead, Minn.
2:30 pm Viking volleyball vs College of St. Mary @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.
8:30 pm Viking volleyball vs Mount Marty College @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.

Saturday, September 14

9:00 am – 1:00 pm VCSU Choir Rummage Sale, Foss Music Hall
12:30 pm Viking volleyball vs Peru State College @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.
4:00 pm Viking volleyball AIB @ Peru State Tournament, Peru, Neb.
6:00 pm Viking football vs Dakota State University, Shelley Ellig Field

Sunday, September 15

Viking golf at University of Jamestown Invitational, Jamestown Country Club (September 15-16)

Monday, September 16

Tuesday, September 17

Constitution Day

Wednesday, September 18

Graduate/Professional School Day, NDSU
Hispanic Heritage month kick off, Student Center Cafeteria
Viking golf at United Tribes Invitational, Apple Creek Country Club, Bismarck, N.D.
7:00 pm Viking volleyball vs Dakota State University, Graichen Gymnasium

Thursday, September 19

Friday, September 20

7:00 pm Viking volleyball @ Presentation College, Aberdeen, S.D.

Saturday, September 21

4:00 pm Viking volleyball vs Briercrest College, Graichen Gymnasium
6:00 pm Viking football vs Trinity Bible College, Shelley Ellig Field
ND Junior High and High School Rodeo, ND Winter Show Building (September 21-22)

Sunday, September 22

First day of autumn
Viking golf at Valley City State Invitational, Cross Roads Golf Course, Carrington, N.D. (September 22-23)

September Birthdays

9 Lavesa Glover
10 Jim Boe
12 Teresa Cole
12 Jamie Wirth
16 James Adams
19 Loree Morehouse
21 Donna James
24 Janet Gierke
24 Ram Lau
25 David Demuth
27 Steven King
29 Greg Brister
28 Benjamin Ferguson
29 Pat Egeberg
29 Lee Kruger
30 Charlene Stenson
30 Tony Dutton