This week’s Hotline! includes the following articles:

• Scholastic Book Fair to be held on Monday and Tuesday
• VCSU Employee Recognition date set
• VCSU Scholarship Auction needs your help
• Physiology class hosts Lose to Win competition
• Vikings Sports: Week in Review
• What’s happening at VCSU and around Valley City...
• April 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.

Scholastic Book Fair to be held on Monday and Tuesday

The SNDEA will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on Monday, April 7, and Tuesday, April 8, from 9 a.m.–3 p.m. in the Student Center Skoal Room. Please come and check out the fun assortment of books!

VCSU Employee Recognition date set

Valley City State University employee recognition dinner has been scheduled for May 15, 2014. Those being recognized include three retirees and 30 employees for years of service.

Mark your calendar and watch for details coming soon!

VCSU Scholarship Auction needs your help

Get your division or department together to contribute a bottle of wine for the Mystery Wine Table at the 20th Annual VCSU Scholarship Auction, held on Friday, April 25, at the Valley City Eagles Club. We are looking for bottles of wine that retail at least $20. They will be disguised in boxes for participants to choose from. The winners receive a bottle worth at least $20, and all proceeds benefit V-500 and Century Club scholarships.

Ask your colleagues to chip in a few dollars to put toward a bottle of wine (or two) to help support this great event. Please let Alison Kasowski know if you’ll be contributing before April 16 to ensure proper recognition of donors.

Physiology class hosts Lose to Win competition

Physiology class hosts Lose to Win competition
Sarah Milner’s HPER 444 Exercise Physiology of Peak Performance organized a Lose To Win competition for their ability project.

The competition cost each participant $5. The first 10 participants to sign up were eligible to use the BodyMedia FIT LINK Armband at no charge. Activities included weekly weigh-ins, body composition measurements and circumference measurements. If a participant missed a weigh-in or gained weight they were charged $1.

The HPER 444 students presented six free seminars on Tuesday evenings. Lose to Win seminar topics included Goal Setting and Body Composition, Eat That Not This, Fitness With Friends, Beach Bod Abs, Killer Kettlebells, and Stretching and Flexibility.

Twenty-two students began the competition, which started Tuesday, Jan. 28, and ended Tuesday, March 11. The group lost a total of 85 pounds and 181.25 total inches.

Congratulations to Erin Edinger and Tom Grossell, winners of the Lose to Win competition! They had the highest percentage of weight lost and each won $76. Congratulations to Becky Swenson on losing the highest percentage of inches.

Allen Memorial Library to celebrate National Library Week

Allen Memorial Library to celebrate National Library Week
National Library Week, April 14–17, is an opportunity to appreciate the cultural and educational contributions libraries make to our schools, universities and communities. It’s also a time for libraries nationwide to thank their users and let them know what’s new.

This year’s National Library Week theme is "Lives Change @ the Library.” Allen Memorial Library will host a daily events April 14–17 to celebrate this theme.

Monday, April 14: Lunch & Learn @ the Library
Bring your lunch to Library Classroom 207 at noon to hear Sam Stover speak about the changes to the library over the past year. Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to attend.

Tuesday, April 15: Attitudes Change @ the Library
Donna James, Allen Memorial Library’s director, will get the ball rolling with a dramatic children’s literature reading at 4:30 p.m. in the Curriculum Library. Light refreshments will be available. Parents and children are strongly encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, April 16: Tastes Change @ the Library
As a thank-you to all of our users, the library staff will be hosting a coffee and cake gathering at the Reference Desk from 1–4 p.m. Stop by and mingle!

Thursday, April 17: Waistlines Change @ the Library
You know it’s a special week when there are bacon and doughnuts in the library! Stop by the Reference Desk from 8–10 a.m. to grab some delicious bacon and a doughnut. Offer good while supplies last!

Vikings Sports: Week in Review

Track and Field
VCSU track and field opened the 2014 outdoor season with a meet Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Top 8 place winners for VCSU are below.
Jessica Meland—8th in hammer throw, 147-02
Jenna Coghlan—6th in javelin, 110-11
Niklas Ernst—4th in 400m hurdles, 58.76
VCSU Men—4th in 4x100m relay, 46.01 (Hoang, Clayton, Ernst, Reuer)

Baseball and Softball
Both VCSU baseball and softball had all of their scheduled weekend games postponed or cancelled due to weather and field conditions.

Upcoming events
Tuesday, April 8: Baseball vs Jamestown, played @ Concordia College, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, April 9: Softball @ Mayville State, 2/4 p.m.
Thursday, April 10: Softball @ Concordia College, 2/4 p.m.
Thursday, April 10: Baseball vs Concordia College, 4 p.m.
Saturday, April 12: Softball @ Presentation College (Aberdeen), 2/4 p.m.
Saturday, April 12: Baseball vs Dakota State, 1/3 p.m.
Saturday, April 12: Track & Field at NDSU Dakota Duels (Fargo)
Sunday, April 13: Softball @ Presentation College (Aberdeen), 1/3 p.m.
Sunday, April 13: Golf @ Dickinson State Open, 12 p.m. MDT
Sunday, April 13: Baseball vs. Dakota State, 12/2 p.m.

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

Monday, April 7

Adrianna Boychuk, senior exhibition opens, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd floor (April 7–18)

Tuesday, April 8

11 a.m. Viking baseball vs University of Jamestown @ Concordia College

Wednesday, April 9

High School Region 2 instrumental competition at VCSU
2 and 4 p.m. Viking softball @ Mayville State University

Thursday, April 10

High School Region 5 vocal and instrumental competition at VCSU
2 and 4 p.m. Viking softball @ Concordia College
4 p.m. Viking baseball vs Concordia College, Charlie Brown Field

Friday, April 11

Deadline to file an application for fall semester internship
6–7:30 p.m. Adrianna Boychuk exhibition reception, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd floor
7:30 p.m. General Student Recital, Froemke Auditorium

Saturday, April 12

Viking track & field @ Dakota Duels, Fargo, N.D.
1 and 3 p.m. Viking Baseball vs Dakota State, Charlie Brown Field
2 and 4 p.m. Viking softball @ Presentation College, Aberdeen, S.D.
3 p.m. Valley City and Jamestown orchestras, Valley Voices, Youth Choir, Vangstad Auditorium

Sunday, April 13

Palm Sunday
National Library Week begins
12 noon MDT Viking golf @ Dickinson State Open
12 and 2 p.m. Viking baseball vs Dakota State, Charlie Brown Field
1 and 3 p.m. Viking softball @ Presentation College, Aberdeen, S.D.
4 p.m. Epworth Choir sing, Epworth United Methodist Church

Monday, April 14

Passover begins at sundown
7 p.m. Adrianna Boychuk, lecture, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd floor

Tuesday, April 15

Pay Day

Wednesday, April 16

2 and 4 p.m. Viking Baseball vs Winnipeg, Charlie Brown Field

Thursday, April 17

Friday, April 18

Good Friday—Office closed—no VCSU classes
Viking track & field @ NSU Invite, Aberdeen, S.D.
Viking Softball vs Dickinson State University (time TBA), VCSU softball complex
1 and 3 p.m. Viking baseball vs Presentation College, Charlie Brown Field
6–7:30 p.m. Adrianna Boychuk Reception, VCSU Art Gallery, McCarthy Hall 3rd floor

Saturday, April 19

Viking softball @ Dickinson State University (time TBA)
12 noon and 2 p.m. Viking baseball @ Presentation College, S.D.

Sunday, April 20

Easter

Monday, April 21

Office Open—no VCSU classes

April Birthdays

April Birthdays
7 Casey Williams
8 Emily Fenster
8 Ray Nelson
10 Marty Costello
15 Andre Delorme
16 Kayla Evenson
16 Robert Rohla
16 Joe Tykwinski
17 Sarah Milner
24 Rose Berger
29 Jon Rudolph
20 Al Olson