This Week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Instructional Design resources available on campus
• V-Day event to be held on campus Thursday
• Gjovik receives ITEEA Emerging Leader recognition
• Solberg to be inducted into High School Hall of Fame
• Marrow donor registry event to be held in Jamestown
• Music faculty lead solo song symposium
• VCSU faculty and students attend NDCTWS
• VCSU contingent attends Fisheries Society meeting
• Four from VCSU present at N.D. Water Quality Monitoring Conference
• Vikings Sports: Week in Review
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City...
• March 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.

Instructional Design resources available on campus

The Instructional Design team has teaching resources available to VCSU faculty. Several recordings of purchased webinars are available for checkout from Kerry Gregoryk, in addition to the 20 Minute Mentor subscription for online recordings on a wide variety of topics.

In Kerry’s office, there are two PC laptops available for checkout that have several pieces of software installed for use in developing course materials, including voice-recognition software and the Articulate suite.

Thirty iPads are also available for checkout to use in your courses; all you have to do is call Kerry to reserve them.

She also has binders full of great articles to peruse for good teaching and learning ideas, strategies, and research.

As always, your Instructional Design Team representatives—Kerry Gregoryk, Amber Aberle, Diane Burr, Jim Boe, Sara Hagen, and Shannon VanHorn—are available to assist you with any teaching and learning need you might have.

V-Day event to be held on campus Thursday

V-Day event to be held on campus Thursday
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the VCSU Retention/Diversity and Inclusion Office is sponsoring a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues on Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Theatre 320 in McFarland Hall.

The award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler's interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength.

Inspired by the play, V-Day events have been held internationally since 1998 with the mission of ending violence against women and girls. This is the first year that the event will take place on the VCSU campus.

Performances of the play benefit organizations that support female victims of violence and sexual abuse. The proceeds from this event will go to the North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services.

For more information, contact Nadja Johnson at nadja.johnson@vcsu.edu or 845-7306.

Gjovik receives ITEEA Emerging Leader recognition

Gjovik receives ITEEA Emerging Leader recognition
Pete Gjovik, chair of the VCSU Department of Technology, was recently notified of his selection as an Emerging Leader by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA). The award was based on “documented evidence of leadership/management skills, participation in association education programs, and demonstration of leadership in association, community, and personal activities.” Gjovik will be recognized at the Program Excellence General Session of the ITEEA conference in Orlando, Fla., later this month.

Solberg to be inducted into High School Hall of Fame

Sheryl Solberg, visiting lecturer in the VCSU Health and Physical Education Department, will be inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) National High School Hall of Fame in Boston, Mass., July 2.

Solberg was one of the leaders in the development and growth of girls sports programs—in North Dakota and across the nation—during 34 years as assistant to the executive secretary of the North Dakota High School Activities Association (1978–2012).

In North Dakota, Solberg handled coaches and officials programs for most of the state’s sports and was involved with several national rules experiments, including rally scoring and the libero position in volleyball and the smaller-size basketball for girls. She also led numerous officiating camps and clinics throughout the country.

Marrow donor registry event to be held in Jamestown

Marrow donor registry event to be held in Jamestown
A marrow donor registry drive will be held Monday, March 17, from 1–7 p.m. at the Anne Carlsen Center, 701 3rd St. NW, in Jamestown, N.D. Through a painless cheek swab, potential marrow donors are able to join the Match Registry, which might pair them with patients suffering from diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma or sickle cell anemia. The registry event is limited to adults ages 18 to 44.

The marrow donor registry event is driven by the need of Josh Bond of Jamestown. Bond, a 27-year-old husband and father of two, is stricken with acute myeloid leukemia and is in need of a marrow transplant.

Music faculty lead solo song symposium

Music faculty lead solo song symposium
VCSU music faculty members Robin Allebach and Christopher Redfearn led the second annual Solo Song Symposium for high school singers Saturday, Feb. 22. The symposium featured eight high school singers from North Dakota and Minnesota who were selected based on audition and/or recommendation.

With VCSU’s Geraldine Ong collaborating on piano, the day included master classes and a workshop exhibiting the vocal talents of Allebach, Redfearn, and VCSU music majors Bradyn Good (tenor), Annalicia Reinig (soprano), and Joseph Wright (bass). The day culminated in a showcase recital featuring the high school singers.

VCSU faculty and students attend NDCTWS

Bob Anderson, associate professor of science, and three Fisheries and Wildlife Science students—Levi Fettig, Brandon Meyer and Matthew Kietzman—attended the North Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society (NDCTWS) Conference in Mandan, N.D., Feb. 12–14.

The NDCTWS is concerned with approaches to effective management of North Dakota’s plant and animal communities.

Students participated in all aspects of the conference and also participated in the Student/Professional Luncheon. Kietzman was awarded the Outstanding Undergraduate Wildlife Student Award and accompanying scholarship at the awards banquet.

VCSU contingent attends Fisheries Society meeting

VCSU science faculty members Andre DeLorme and Casey Williams, along with macroinvertebrate lab manager Louis Wieland, led a contingent of eight students to the 50th annual Dakota Chapter of the American Fisheries Society meeting in Chamberlain, S.D., Feb. 25–27.

Four students—Aaron Burgad, Tom Dodson, Amy Doll and Josue Hernandez—presented at the conference. Four others—Adam Larson, Ethen Preston, Victoria Silva and Josh Wert—participated as attendees.

Burgad presented a poster titled “Recovery of a Restored Native Cutthroat Trout Population after Watershed Renovation.” Dodson presented a poster titled “In Search of the Rusty Crayfish.” Doll presented a poster titled “Zooplankton, Stocking Density, and Walleye Survival in Ponds at Baldhill National Fish Hatchery.” Hernandez spoke on “Impacts of Devils Lake Discharges on Mussel Populations in the Sheyenne River.”

Burgad was named recipient of the Dr. James C. Schmulbach Memorial Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship from the chapter.

Preston received the Kreil Award, given to an undergraduate from a North Dakota university, for a one-year membership in the national American Fisheries Society.

Professor DeLorme also presented at the meeting; he spoke on “Effects of Devils Lake Water on Sheyenne River Mussels: An In Situ Field Bioassay.” His presentation tied for Best Professional Paper Award at the meeting.

Four from VCSU present at N.D. Water Quality Monitoring Conference

VCSU’s Gregory Carlson, David DeMuth, Andre DeLorme and Gary Ketterling presented at the 2014 North Dakota Water Quality Monitoring Conference, held March 4-6 at the Bismarck State College National Energy Center of Excellence.

Their presentations showcased the work of Valley City State University, including the Great Plains STEM Education Center and the Prairie Waters Education and Research Center, in support of watershed education research in the Red River Basin.

DeLorme presented “Effects of the Devils Lake East End Outlet on Mussels in the Sheyenne River,” reviewing summer research he had done with students to assess impacts of increased contaminant levels on mussel populations in the river.

DeMuth and Carlson presented “Watershed Education in the Red River Basin: A Multi-State Analysis,” highlighting collaborative research among VCSU’s Great Plains STEM Education Center, the University of Minnesota Extension, North Dakota State University Extension and the International Water Institute to address education needs in the Red River Basin.

Ketterling’s presentation, “SEPUP: Groundwater Contamination: Trouble in Fruitvale,” centered on a SEPUP (Science Education for Public Understanding Program) simulation of groundwater contamination in the fictitious town of Fruitvale. Targeted for grades 6–12, the simulation develops students’ critical-thinking skills, communication, creativity and collaboration skills to solve Fruitvale’s groundwater contamination problems.

DeLorme also moderated a session on water-quality education, which featured presentations by three high school River Watch groups that work with VCSU’s Prairie Waters Education and Research Center. Students from West Fargo High School, Mayville-Portland High School and Sargent Central High School presented data they had collected from local rivers.

Vikings Sports: Week in Review

Vikings Sports:  Week in Review
Baseball
March 8: Midland 7, VCSU 2
March 9: Midland 8, VCSU 6
March 9: Midland 16, VCSU 4
Viking baseball opened the spring portion of its schedule in Nebraska this past weekend. VCSU is now 4-7 overall.

Men’s Basketball
Aaron Duske and AJ McDonald both received North Star Athletic Association all-conference honors; Duske was named to the first team and McDonald to the second team.

Women’s Basketball
Brittany Lehner was named to the North Star Athletic Association all-conference first team.

Upcoming events
March 12–22: Softball @ Tucson, Ariz. (20 games)
March 13–24: Baseball @ Tucson, Ariz. (16 games)

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

Monday, March 10

7:30 p.m. General student recital, Froemke Auditorium, Foss Music Hall

Tuesday, March 11

Wednesday, March 12

9 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Robert Morris College, Tucson, Ariz.
11 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Concordia University, Tucson, Ariz.

Thursday, March 13

9 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Purdue University, North Central, Tucson, Ariz.
11 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Wisconsin Lutheran College, Tucson, Ariz.
5 p.m. Viking baseball vs Dordt, Iowa, Tucson, Ariz.
7 p.m. Viking baseball vs Dordt, Iowa, Tucson, Ariz.

Friday, March 14

Pay Day
9 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Baldwin-Wallace College, Tucson, Ariz.
11 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Dordt College, Tucson, Ariz.
3:30 p.m. MST Viking softball vs Olivet Nazarene University, Tucson, Ariz.
5 p.m. Viking baseball vs Olivet Nazarene University, Tucson, Ariz.
8:30 p.m. Viking baseball vs Dakota Wesleyan, Tucson, Ariz.

Saturday, March 15

Sunday, March 16

9 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Mount Marty College, Tucson, Ariz.
10 a.m. Viking baseball vs Concordia College, Tucson, Ariz.
11 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Huntington University, Tucson, Ariz.

Monday, March 17

Spring Break Week (March 17–21)
St. Patrick’s Day
High School Region 2 Vocal competition on campus
9 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Doane College, Tucson, Ariz.
11 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Tabor College, Tucson, Ariz.

Tuesday, March 18

9 a.m. MST Viking softball vs Southwestern College, Tucson, Ariz.
11 a.m. MST Viking Softball vs University of British Columbia, Tucson, Ariz.

Wednesday, March 19

Thursday, March 20

First Day of Spring

Friday, March 21

Saturday, March 22

Sunday, March 23

March Birthdays

March Birthdays
13 Gilbert Kuipers
15 Doug Hamilton
16 Katie Sather
17 Bonita Roswick
18 Jerzy Bilski
18 Jody Klier
18 Loren Lemer
20 Joseph Munowenyu
25 Paula Larson
26 Leslie Kalmbach