What in the World is Going On?

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Each semester, "What in the World is Going On?", examines current issues either through books, films or speakers. These events are planned and implemented by a committee made up of VCSU faculty and Valley City community members. What in the World was begun shortly after the events of September 11th for the purpose of addressing issues of local, national & international importance.

The current members of this group vary greatly from year-to-year. Members in years past have included Professors Anthony Dutton, Gina Kelly, and Julee Russell, and emeritus professors Richard Betting and Kay Kringlie. Community members have included Pastor Ellen Arthur, Sharon Buhr, Greg and Ann Lewis, and Edie Betting.
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To find the most up-to-date What in the World is Going On? programming, please visit our Facebook page, or call 701-845-7321. For a description of past events, visit our past programs page.

Upcoming Programs

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All interested community members are invited to attend a panel discussion about Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking and related issues at the Vault Coffee Shop on Thursday, August 7th, at 7pm. Participating panelists will be drawn from the VCSU and broader Valley City community. Our panelists will include Professors Emily Fenster and Hilde van Gijssel, VCSU Librarian Ben Ferguson, community member Sharon Buhr, and emeritus professors Dick Betting and Kay Kringlie.

Please join What in the World is Going On? by reading and discussing Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking this summer. Quiet is the official 2014 selection of the VCSU Common Reading Program. For more information about the program and this year's book selection, please visit the VCSU Common Reading website.