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Anything but normal

Friday August 7, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! As we continue to plan and anticipate welcoming faculty, staff and students back to campus in a few short weeks, I’d like to share some personal perspectives on the appreciation I have for our entire campus and Valley City community for the incredible efforts to collaborate and assemble a plan focused on preserving the ...

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Classes and COVID

Friday July 24, 2020

Margaret Dahlberg, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs Our goals at VCSU this fall are clear: Keep the campus healthy. Provide a high-quality, accessible education. And, as much as reasonably possible, provide a personal, face-to-face experience where students can flourish. VCSU officials have been working with City-County Health officials and within CDC and North Dakota Department of Health guidelines to ...

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Planning, activities, and collaboration

Friday July 10, 2020

Alan LaFave, D.M.A Greetings from Valley City State University! Many outside higher education might think that the summer months on a college campus are slower paced, but folks on the inside know better. While the atmosphere is certainly different this summer on campus without students, faculty, camps and in-person workshops, we are moving forward at an increased pace with a ...

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Groundbreaking for the Center for the Arts

Friday June 26, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! We celebrated a major milestone in the history of VCSU this past week — the official groundbreaking for the Center for the Arts. We were so pleased to be joined by faculty, staff, students, local and state leaders, and friends of the university, along with representatives from HGA Architects, JE Dunn Construction and Strata ...

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Opening campus this fall

Monday June 15, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! As you might imagine, the most frequent question I’m asked these days is whether or not VCSU will be opening this fall and resuming face-to-face instruction. I am very pleased to enthusiastically answer with a resounding yes! In response to the pandemic, our campus Emergency Management Team is meeting twice weekly to complete our ...

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Center for the Arts construction begins

Monday June 1, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! The vision came years ago, and then came the funding from the legislature with the governor’s approval. Next was the design process, and then the redesigning and value engineering. Now we’re entering the home stretch, as the construction process for our new Center for the Arts begins in earnest. Construction fencing is being installed, ...

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Important end-of-semester messages

Friday May 15, 2020

This past week spring semester 2020 came to an end. I think we all breathed a sigh of relief to have pushed through the challenges the coronavirus presented us, but it was something of a bittersweet ending without many of the festive gatherings that typically abound this time of year. We didn’t skip the celebrations, but the events were held ...

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Finishing strong and moving forward

Monday May 4, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! As we near the end of the academic semester, preparations are underway for online celebrations of academic and athletic achievements. Our virtual commencement ceremony will be broadcast on the university’s YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/VCSUVikings on Saturday morning, May 16, at 10 a.m. I invite you to join us as we celebrate our 2020 graduates. ...

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Not everything is about COVID-19

Saturday April 18, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! As we continue to navigate through April and into the waning weeks of the semester, I’m pleased to report that faculty are delivering instruction, students are attending classes, support services are helping out with tutoring, advising and registration is taking place, and planning for summer and next fall continues. Valley City State University is ...

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VCSU update for the community

Tuesday April 7, 2020

Greetings from Valley City State University! One of the unique characteristics of Valley City and VCSU is the strong and robust town-and-gown relationship that exists between the community and university. I believe this is largely the result of mutual collaboration and support which has existed since the founding days of the university and continues in the present. Our latest decision ...

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