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Welcome to new staff on campus

Monday September 12, 2022

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 24 individuals ...

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Welcome new faculty

Tuesday August 30, 2022

From the desk of President Alan LaFave Greetings from Valley City State University! The beginning of each new year is full of excitement and anticipation. Part of that excitement was in full display on the campus front lawn last week during our annual Marketplace event.  This was a tremendous time for our students to learn about the wealth of campus ...

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Summer Vikes on Central and the Power of Partnership

Monday August 8, 2022

Greetings from VCSU! The Summer Nights on Central evenings have been a Valley City tradition since 2019. Attracting between 500-1,000 people, the events feature live music, late night shopping, food and beverage vendors, and opportunities to connect with friends and become acquainted with the local business community. We value the excellent town-gown relationship between Valley City State University and the ...

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It’s about our people

Friday July 15, 2022

Greetings from Valley City State University. It’s no secret that VCSU is one of the most beautiful and picturesque university campuses set in one of the most beautiful and scenic communities in the nation. Our admissions office is next door to the President’s office. I interact regularly with campus tours as they come by.  One of our recent prospective students ...

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Summer renovations and honoring excellence

Thursday June 9, 2022

Greetings from Valley City State University! For those that may think the campus slows down during the summer, it might surprise you that these months are among the busiest for many. Building maintenance, summer camps, alumni meetings, foundation events, golf tournaments, athletic team camps, and work on the campus grounds are just a few of the activities underway. Specifically, you ...

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Reflections on end of year activities

Wednesday June 1, 2022

The end of the year flurry of activities have subsided, and our beautiful campus is a much quieter place this week. Students have checked out of the residence halls and following commencement and submission of final grades, we are on to a summer of planning, organizational work, and efforts to complete several projects on campus. On May 9th our campus, ...

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Finals week, commencement preparations, and spring athletics

Tuesday May 3, 2022

Greetings from Valley City State University! We are fully engaged in the final stretch of the 2021-2022 academic year. A plethora of activities fill the calendar for the next two weeks including finals week, commencement preparations, and end of spring athletic seasons. I’d like to begin my comments today with profound thanks to our faculty, staff, students, and community members ...

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President’s Column – Spring is in the air!

Monday April 4, 2022

Greetings from VCSU! With the gradual warming temps of late, the anticipation of the spring season is powerfully felt by all. We are thankful for the slow melt resulting in a diminished risk of flooding. We are appreciative of the permanent flood protection the VCSU campus enjoys thanks to a tremendous town-gown relationship we enjoy with Valley City. In this ...

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Action packed month…Alumni, Arizona, Athletics, and the Arts.

Monday February 28, 2022

Greetings from Valley City State University! In all the years I’ve been involved with higher education, the spring semester seems to “fly” by in such a hurry. This has been especially true this semester in managing to pack meaningful and important campus activities into a shortened calendar, all while enduring the challenges of mother nature. In this column, I’d like ...

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A tremendous achievement

Monday February 7, 2022

Greetings from Valley City State University! On these bitter cold days of recent weeks, we find ourselves looking forward to the return of spring. We’ve had much positive news to celebrate on campus recently highlighted by receiving official notification from the Higher Learning Commission regarding the results of our 2021 re-accreditation visit and process. At its January meeting, the HLC’s ...

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