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This Week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Guest saxophone/piano duo to perform at VCSU
• Documentary film “Inequality for All” to be shown March 26 and 27
• It’s VCSU Scholarship Auction time!
• Beauchman photographs make magazine cover
• Health Fair a huge success!
• 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.

Guest saxophone/piano duo to perform at VCSU

James Fusik, Minot State University woodwinds professor, and Karl Larson, a New York-based pianist, will perform a guest recital tonight, Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Froemke Auditorium, Foss Hall.

The recital will feature contemporary classical music for saxophone and piano, running the gamut from classic works by Debussy and Ravel, to a work by modern master William Albright, to a new piece of music for saxophone and electronic sounds, written by a composer born in 1985.

VCSU students, faculty and staff will be admitted free with ID card.

Documentary film “Inequality for All” to be shown March 26 and 27

Documentary film “Inequality for All” to be shown March 26 and 27
The Barnes County Historical Society and “What in the World is Going On?” (a VCSU campus/community educational organization) are sponsoring showings of the documentary film “Inequality for All” at Rhoades Science Center on Wednesday, March 26, and at the Barnes County Historical Society Museum on Thursday, March 27.

Show time is 7 p.m. both nights; the event is open to the public with free admission.

The film shows an American economy in crisis and the link between high inequality and economic crashes. Also shown are the human stories of working American families struggling to cope. The documentary takes some big economic ideas and shows how these relate to the quality of everyday life as lived by most ordinary people.

The film’s author, Robert Reich—professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley—has been a part of American public life for years.

Local and area leaders have been invited to take part in a post-film discussion. Bring family, friends and colleagues and participate in what’s certain to be a lively exchange of ideas.

For more information, call 845-7321.

It’s VCSU Scholarship Auction time!

It’s VCSU Scholarship Auction time!
VCSU will celebrate Mardi Gras style for its 20th annual scholarship auction, Friday, April 25 at the Valley City Eagles Club.

The cost to attend is $35 per person and includes live and silent auctions, buffet dinner, two drink tickets and music by Big Hammer.

The social hour and the silent auction begin at 5 p.m. A buffet dinner will be served from 6–8 p.m. The live auction will kick off at 7 p.m. This is your chance to bid on some great deals while contributing to a great cause.

Scholarships are vital to VCSU’s success and all proceeds from the auction go directly to V-500 and Century Club scholarships. The goal is to raise $80,000 this year for scholarships.

To purchase tickets call the VCSU Foundation Office at 701-845-7203 to charge by phone OR go online to and enter Auction Tickets on line 5 of “Donation Information.”

Join the fun and let the good times roll at the 20th Annual VCSU Scholarship Auction!

Beauchman photographs make magazine cover

Beauchman photographs make magazine cover
Three photos by Alice Beauchman, administrative assistant in science and lecturer in art, won awards in the 2013 North Dakota Waterways Photo Contest and have been featured on the cover of recent issues of North Dakota Water magazine.

Beauchman’s photo “Foggy Morning” of the Sheyenne River at Chautauqua Park won top prize in the contest and was featured on the September 2013 magazine cover. Her photo “Clausen Springs Bridge” received honorable mention and appeared on the October 2013 cover.

Most recently Beauchman’s “Stump Ice” shot was featured on the March 2014 cover of North Dakota Water. The photo, taken at the Little Dam in Valley City, also received honorable mention in the contest.

Health Fair a huge success!

Health Fair a huge success!
“Thank you everyone who attended the sixth annual VCSU Health Fair at the VCSU Student Center on March 5. It was a huge success, and our vendors are looking forward to participating next year. There were many positive comments about the booths and demonstrations along with the great door prizes. Hope to see you next year!” —Pat Egeberg, VCSU health service director

Viking Sports: Week in Review

Viking Sports:  Week in Review
VCSU Baseball
March 17: Grace University 5, VCSU 4
March 18: VCSU 11, Hastings 7
March 18: Doane 15, VCSU 6
March 20: VCSU 11, Hastings 5
March 20: Bethesda 5, VCSU 3
March 21: Doane 8, VCSU 4
March 22: Bethesda 18, VCSU 15
March 23: Oberlin 8, VCSU 0
March 23: VCSU 12, Middlebury 2

VCSU baseball posted a 3-6 record during the past week in Arizona. The Vikings are now 9-16 overall.

VCSU Softball
March 17: VCSU 6, Doane 5
March 17: VCSU 4, Tabor 2
March 18: Southwestern 5, VCSU 3
March 18: British Columbia 13, VCSU 1
March 20: VCSU 2, Avila 1
March 21: VCSU 4, Antelope Valley 1
March 21: VCSU 7, Oklahoma Baptist 4
March 22: Oklahoma Baptist 4, VCSU 2
March 22: Dickinson State 3, VCSU 0

VCSU softball posted a 5-4 record during the past week in Tucson, Ariz. The Vikings went 9-9 on their spring trip and are now 11-13 overall.

The Viking golf team opened the season Friday with a meet in Iowa. Teams were only able to play one round due to weather. The Viking men took 8th place with a team total of 329. Ben Sorenson tied for 13th with a 76; Casey Colemer shot a 79 to tie for 28th. For the Viking women, Haley Christofferson carded a 98 to place 34th.

VCSU Women's Basketball
Four VCSU women's basketball players—Brittany Lehner, Stephanie Pedersen, Sierra Even and Megan Trautman—were named NAIA Scholar-Athletes last week.

Lehner also received honorable mention on two NAIA All-American teams. One was voted on by NAIA coaches and is the official NAIA All-American Team; the other was voted on by coaches in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)

Upcoming Events
March 24: Baseball in Tucson, Ariz. (vs. Williams College and Luther College)
March 29: Track & Field @ Dakota State Invite (outdoor)
March 29: Baseball @ Dickinson State, 1/3 p.m. MDT
March 30: Baseball @ Dickinson State 12/2 p.m. MDT

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

Monday, March 24

Spring Blast week
Marci Armstrong senior exhibition opens (March 24–April 4)
noon MST Viking baseball vs Williams College, Tucson, Ariz.
4 p.m. MST Viking baseball vs Luther College, Tucson, Ariz.
7 p.m. Marci Armstrong senior exhibition lecture
7:30 p.m. James Fusik/Karl Larson, guest artist performance, Froemke Auditorium

Tuesday, March 25

Wednesday, March 26

Thursday, March 27

Friday, March 28

7:00-8:30 p.m. Marci Armstrong senior exhibition reception, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd floor

Saturday, March 29

Viking Visit Day
Viking Track & Field @ Dakota State University Invitational, Madison, S.D.
1 and 3:30 pm Viking baseball @ Dickinson State University
7:30 p.m. Community School for the Arts Chamber Festival, Froemke Auditorium

Sunday, March 30

1 and 3:30 p.m. Viking baseball @ Dickinson State University

Monday, March 31

Pay Day

Tuesday, April 1

April Fools’ Day

Wednesday, April 2

Thursday, April 3

Friday, April 4

Saturday, April 5

Viking track & field @ Vance Butler Invitational, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Viking softball vs University of Jamestown (time TBA), VCSU softball complex
1 and 3 p.m. Viking baseball @ Jamestown College

Sunday, April 6

Viking softball @ University of Jamestown (time TBA)
noon and 2 p.m. Viking baseball @ Jamestown College