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This Week's Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Blood drive to be held Tuesday
• Emergency training scheduled next week
• Pfeifer attends Women in Computing conference
• Viking Sports: Week in Review
• What's happening at VCSU and around Valley City...
• November Birthdays

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

Blood drive to be held Tuesday

Blood drive to be held Tuesday
VCAB, the Viking Campus Activities Board, is sponsoring a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Skoal Room.

To make an appointment, call Trek Wilhelmi (701-550-9693) or Kari Stricklin (701-845-7120), or visit (use sponsor code “VCSU”).

Emergency training scheduled next week

Emergency training scheduled next week
The VCSU Emergency Management Team is sponsoring emergency response training for students, faculty and staff Nov. 12 and 13.

The purpose of the training is to educate the VCSU campus community on emergency situations that have the potential to impact our campus.

Fred Thompson, Valley City police chief, will present the training session “How to Respond: Active Shooter and Shelter-in-Place Training and Discussion,” which will be repeated three times in Rhoades Science Center Auditorium (Rhoades 102).

Sessions are scheduled for Nov. 12 from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 from 3–4:30 p.m. and 6–7:30 p.m.

Emergency resources may be found online at

Pfeifer attends Women in Computing conference

Pfeifer attends Women in Computing conference
Sue Pfeifer, assistant professor in the Computer Systems and Software Engineering Department, attended the Anita Borg Institute’s Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing October 1–4 in Minneapolis. Over 4,600 attendees participated in the conference with the theme “Think Big. Drive Forward.”

Pfeifer attended presentations focusing on how to recruit and retain women in technology majors, new programming curriculum that serves nontraditional majors, technology projects used in summer camps, and many others. The Anita Borg Institute connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as an imperative.

Viking Sports: Week in Review

Viking Sports: Week in Review
Women’s Basketball
Friday: Dordt College 68, VCSU 62
Saturday: Northwestern College 83, VCSU 54
VCSU women's basketball is 0-2 to start the season.

Men’s Basketball
Friday: Dordt College 100, VCSU 93
Saturday: Northwestern College 80, VCSU 72
Viking men's basketball is 0-2. Aaron Duske scored his 1,000th career point on Friday night.

Thursday: Dickinson State 3, VCSU 0 (22-25, 21-25, 15-25)
Viking finish the regular season with a 13-24 record.

Events this week
Wednesday: VB @ Mayville State, 7 p.m. (North Star Tournament)
Thursday: MBB vs. Viterbo University*, 7 p.m.
Friday: WBB vs. Doane College, 1 p.m. (played @ Concordia University, Neb.)
Saturday: Football vs. Mayville State*, 1 p.m. (final home game)
Saturday: Cross Country @ North Star/Midlands Conference meet (Lawrence, Kan.)
Saturday: WBB @ Concordia University, Neb., 5 p.m.

*Home event

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

Monday, November 4

Muharram begins at sundown

Tuesday, November 5

Election Day
Blood Drive on campus, Skoal Room
12:00 noon Utilizing Social Media in Your Job Search and Finding Jobs, Norway Room
5:30–7:30 pm Wine and Beer Tasting Social, Barnes County Historical Museum

Wednesday, November 6

Thursday, November 7

7:00 pm Viking men’s basketball vs Viterbo University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse

Friday, November 8

1:00 pm Viking women’s basketball vs Doane College @ Concordia University, Seward, Neb.

Saturday, November 9

1:00 pm Viking football vs Mayville State University, Shelley Ellig Field
5:00 pm Viking women’s basketball @ Concordia University, Seward, Neb.

Sunday, November 10

Monday, November 11

Veteran’s Day – No VCSU classes – offices closed

Tuesday, November 12

6:00 & 8:00 pm Viking women’s & men’s basketball @ University of Minnesota–Crookston, Crookston, Minn.
7:00 pm Barnes County Music Festival, Vangstad Auditorium

Wednesday, November 13

12:00 to 4:00 pm Tri College Career Fair, Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, N.D. (must preregister)

Thursday, November 14

Friday, November 15

Woodwind Day, Froemke Auditorium of Foss Music Hall
5:00 pm Viking men’s basketball @ Cardinal Stritch University, La Crosse, Wis., Viterbo University Tournament

Saturday, November 16

12:00 pm PST Viking football @ Menlo College, Redwood City, Cal.
1:00 pm Viking women’s basketball vs William Penn University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
TBD Viking men’s basketball @ Viterbo University Tournament

Sunday, November 17

3:00 pm Andrea Swartz, soprano performance, Froemke Auditorium of Foss Music Hall