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This Week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Higher Education Funding Committee to meet on campus Wednesday
• L2L Symposium to be held Thursday
• Emerging Leaders Conference set for Thursday and Friday
• VCSU group attends Minnesota ASUG 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.

Higher Education Funding Committee to meet on campus Wednesday

On Wednesday, Nov. 20, VCSU will host a meeting of the North Dakota Legislature’s Higher Education Funding Committee. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Student Center’s Skoal Room and will last most of the day.

The agenda for the meeting can be found at

L2L Symposium to be held Thursday

The service-learning projects of the 14 groups of freshmen in the Learning to Live, Living to Learn course will be featured in a symposium Thursday, Nov. 21, from 11–11:50 a.m. in Graichen Gym. The groups will each have their own exhibition space to present their projects in a variety of ways, including posters, photos, and multimedia presentations.

This year’s project topics included VCSU athletics website analysis, free public computer lessons, Medicine Wheel Park experience and maintenance, campus sharing of personal cultural diversity, raising recycling awareness, introducing the public library to young readers, creation of self-motivational videos for college success, and a bullying prevention workshop and hand-washing clinic for elementary school students, among others.

All are invited to attend the symposium.

Emerging Leaders Conference set for Thursday and Friday

The Business Department’s first annual Emerging Leaders Conference is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, November 21–22.

The conference begins on Thursday at 3 p.m. with keynote speaker Kostas Voutsas, an author, corporate trainer, motivational speaker and assistant professor of business at Dickinson State University. At 4 p.m. kick-off speaker Sandy Kjelvik, vice president of human resources with Discovery Benefits, will present 360-degree leadership. Students will then experience dining etiquette with a dinner, followed by a fashion show sponsored by New York and Company, and Men’s Warehouse.

Friday’s sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. with a meet and greet, followed by breakout sessions with speakers Kayla Gefrow and Ted Cox from Microsoft and Casey Stoudt from Stoudt Motors. Closing the conference is Greg Allen from Cavendish Farms.

The conference is sponsored in part by DECA and SHRM.

VCSU group attends Minnesota ASUG conference

VCSU group attends Minnesota ASUG conference
Eleven Valley City State students—accompanied by VCSU’s Susan Pfeifer, computer systems and software engineering department chair, and Jamie Paurus, academic alliance coordinator—attended the Minnesota Chapter ASUG (Americas’ SAP Users’ Group) Conference in Minneapolis, Nov. 6.

VCSU students attending were Logan Berg, Tyler Swenson, Deven Lemer, Trek Wilhelmi, Marshall Hopp, Donlee Donnelly, Ben Clifton, Nick Hines, Rob Klein, Jose Garcia and Derek Jacobs. Students attended presentations from corporate IT leaders in the area of change management as well as presentations in SAP ALM, BusinessObjects, Tech and User tracks. They also participated in multi-topic breakout sessions and a networking reception.

On Friday, Nov. 8, the group toured Thomson-Reuters, where VCSU alumni Ryan LeNoue and Kodee Ussatis presented on their utilization of SAP. The group then visited Deluxe Corp., where they discussed the importance of new employees entering the workforce with SAP experience and knowledge.
Over 95,000 companies in over 120 countries run SAP software—from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small businesses and midsize companies to suite offerings for global organizations. VCSU is the leading university in several surrounding states participating in the SAP University Alliance program.

Viking Sports: Week in Review

Saturday: Menlo College 38, VCSU 28
VCSU ends the season with a 5-5 record.

Men’s Basketball
Tuesday: VCSU 65, Minnesota–Crookston 47 (exhibition)
Friday: #1 Cardinal Stritch 69, VCSU 56
Saturday: VCSU 76, Silver Lake College 69
The Viking men now have an overall record of 1-4.

Women’s Basketball
Tuesday: Minnesota-Crookston 63, VCSU 48 (exhibition)
Saturday: VCSU 74, William Penn 69
Sunday: St. Cloud State 91, VCSU 65 (exhibition)
The Viking women now have a record of 2-3. Senior Brittany Lehner scored her 1,000th career point in Saturday's win against William Penn.

Tuesday, Nov. 19: WBB/MBB vs. Dickinson State, 5:30/7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 22: WBB vs. Viterbo University, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 23: Men's Cross Country @ NAIA National Championships (Lawrence, Kan.)
Sunday, Nov. 24: Men's Basketball @ Minot State, 3 p.m. (exhibition)

What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City...

Monday, Nov. 18 
7:30 p.m. General student music recital, Froemke Auditorium of Foss Music Hall
Tuesday, Nov. 19
5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Viking women’s and men’s basketball vs. Dickinson State University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
Wednesday, Nov. 20
8:30 a.m. Higher Education Funding Committee meeting, Skoal Room, Student Center
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Native American Heritage Kick Off in the Cafeteria with Native American-inspired cuisine
7:00 p.m. Native American Heritage Month Movie Screening, “Smoke Signals,” Froemke Auditorium
Thursday, Nov. 21
11:00–11:50 Learning to Live, Living to Learn Symposium, Graichen Gym
7:30 p.m. The Jungle Book theatre performance, Vangstad Auditorium

Friday, Nov. 22
6:00 p.m. Viking women’s basketball vs. Viterbo University, W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse
7:30 p.m. The Jungle Book theatre performance, Vangstad Auditorium
Saturday, Nov. 23 
2:00 and 7:30 p.m. The Jungle Book theatre performance, Vangstad Auditorium
Sunday, Nov. 24
3:00 p.m. Viking men’s basketball at Minot State University
Monday, Nov. 25
Fall semester student art exhibition opens (November 25–December 13)
3:30 p.m. State of the University Address
4:15–5:30 p.m. Open House, President’s House Guest Inn
7:00 p.m. Viking women’s basketball at Minnesota State University–Moorhead
Tuesday, Nov. 26
6:30 p.m. Native American Heritage Month cultural presentation, Richard Langdeaux, Student Center Upper Lounge
Wednesday, Nov. 27
Thursday, Nov. 28 
Thanksgiving Day
No classes—Offices closed
Friday, Nov. 29
No classes
3:00 p.m. MST Viking men’s basketball vs. Rocky Mountain College at Dickinson State Classic
Saturday, Nov. 30 
7:00 p.m. MST Viking men’s basketball at Dickinson State Classic
Sunday, Dec. 1

November birthdays

November birthdays
18 C.J. Kotta
20 Kaleen Peterson
23 Christopher Redfearn
27 Heidi Larson
28 Rick Ross