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Fall sports winding down, graduate studies grow

Tuesday October 26, 2021

There is a crispness in the air this time of year that makes me so grateful for our heat plant and our heat plant operators who run and maintain it. Thank you for keeping our campus warm! That brisk morning air temperature also means our fall sports are closing in on the end of another successful season. Our student athletes ...

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A visit from the Higher Learning Commission

Monday October 11, 2021

Greetings from VCSU! The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) was formed in 1895 as the North Central Association. This is a voluntary association of diverse institutions with a common purpose: the continuing improvement of higher education. The HLC is one of six regional accreditors in the United States. Its mission is to “advance the common good through quality assurance of higher ...

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Welcome to new staff on campus

Monday September 27, 2021

In addition to the new faculty, I introduced previously, we also have two dozen new staff members.  Although they’re not typically in the classroom, these individuals often have much direct contact with students and contribute greatly to making a VCSU education what it is for our students and their families. Joining the staff at VCSU are the following 17 individuals ...

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VCSU welcomes new, talented faculty

Monday September 13, 2021

Greetings from Valley City State University! As part of Welcome Week activities on campus, we welcomed several new faculty members to our campus. They range in years of experience and education, but they all have one thing in common. They all strive to help our students succeed every day. I’m excited by the energy, enthusiasm and experience they bring to ...

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Moving in and welcoming new Vikings

Monday August 30, 2021

Greetings from Valley City State University! These past two weeks have been energizing and exciting at VCSU! Our planning efforts and anticipation for fall semester have come to fruition – we are finally beginning our new academic year. For most educators and campuses, the return of students combined with the resumption of classes, athletic activities and campus events, is one ...

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Providing the best quality and affordability in the state

Monday August 16, 2021

It’s well-known that Valley City State University has one of the premiere education programs in the nation. We have dedicated faculty and staff who pride themselves on preparing students to become educators. Early last week, our campus had the pleasure of hosting members of the North Dakota Legislature’s Interim Higher Education Committee. During a presentation, the North Dakota University System ...

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Off to a Great Start

Monday August 2, 2021

Last month we were proud to officially launch the Forward Together campaign. Seeing this effort take flight this summer has been inspiring. I would like to share a few of the highlights that have happened since the campaign officially launched. On July 21, we hosted numerous friends and supporters at the W.E. Osmon Fieldhouse to celebrate the official beginning of ...

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Moving Forward Together

Friday July 16, 2021

Summer always seems to move a little slower on our campus without students filling the hallways, dorms and bleachers. But somehow this year summer feels different. This year we were ranked as the top Elementary Education program in the nation. We are well into preparations for reaccreditation this fall. Our successful athletic camps have kept the fieldhouse and turf busy.  ...

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Campus updates, student success, and welcoming new students

Wednesday July 7, 2021

Excellent progress continues to be made on the Center for the Arts and we are on track toward completion within the budget. With plans to open in late December, the facility will serve as a hub of arts activities, classes, and performances for the community and region. Student success continues to be our top priority and a contributing factor in ...

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President’s Column

Friday June 18, 2021

Greetings from Valley City State University, Summer is a time for project completion, welcoming new employees to campus, and recognizing folks for achievements and honors. I am happy to report that we’ve selected a new Dean for our School of Education to continue our legacy of inspiring teachers for North Dakota and beyond. Dr. Allen Burgad, a former VCSU student-athlete ...

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