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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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Stabilization, growth, and planning for the future

Tuesday January 18, 2022

Greetings from VCSU! January brings a new year to all, and a new semester to those of us on college campuses. Even though the temperature outside may not be feel like spring yet, we are excited to welcome students back to campus for the Spring 2022 semester and finish out the academic year. While it is still a bit early ...

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2021 at VCSU

Monday January 3, 2022

Greetings from Valley City State University! It’s been an exciting year at VCSU. In this final column of 2021, I wish to reflect on some of the successes of the past 12 months. Our campus community has been recognized nationally, continues to grow, and thrives with the support of alumni, friends, community members and supporters from across the state and ...

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Commencement and Cheer

Tuesday December 14, 2021

Greetings from Valley City State University! The late fall semester weeks are among some of the most enjoyable and special on our campus. On Thursday, Dec. 16, we will celebrate commencement in Vangstad Auditorium. It is a great honor to award degrees, recognize the accomplishments of 127 students and shake their hands as they walk across stage. We are all ...

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All for which we are grateful

Tuesday November 30, 2021

Greetings from Valley City State University! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times and holidays of the year.  It’s so nice to be able to return to the many traditional gatherings with family and friends that were put on hold last year.  As we gather with important people in our lives, I hope we can pause and reflect on all ...

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