Moving Forward Together
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. ...Read More About Moving Forward Together
Campus updates, student success, and welcoming new students
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 ...Read More About Campus updates, student success, and welcoming new students
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 ...Read More About President’s Column
Recognition, support and satisfaction…
Our Viking family has had special moments for celebration during the past few weeks. Recently, we gathered to recognize employees for years of service and special achievements at our annual employee recognition and retirement dinner. The evening was extra meaningful, as last year’s event was cancelled due to COVID restrictions. This large-scale event was hosted at the Valley City Eagles ...Read More About Recognition, support and satisfaction…
Hub of activity!
Greetings from Valley City State University! The end of the year activities are winding down, and the 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. ...Read More About Hub of activity!
Greetings from Valley City State University!
Greetings from Valley City State University! Public service is often a thankless job. Now that the 2021 legislative session is complete, let’s all take the time to thank those who represent us and make decisions that will help shape the success and future of our communities and state. Our latest issue of The Bulletin featured two VCSU alumni who have ...Read More About Greetings from Valley City State University!
A lifetime of giving…
As you likely know, VCSU is embarking on its first ever capital campaign for the benefit of our students, campus and community. The campaign has already seen excellent early success with gifts and pledges of nearly $2 million. One of our significant early gifts came from Valley City resident, Ray Braun. The following article is a reprint from the April ...Read More About A lifetime of giving…
A tradition of excellence in elementary education
Greetings from Valley City State University! Good news is always a pleasure to share, and the recent top national ranking of our elementary education program is worth noting. The VCSU elementary education program was recently recognized by Study.com as the top elementary education program in the nation! Yes – best in the nation! What a tremendous tribute this is to ...Read More About A tradition of excellence in elementary education
Transitioning to a new normal
Greetings from Valley City State University! It was almost exactly one year ago – March 20, 2020 – that we made the decision to deliver academic instruction online for the remainder of the spring semester. This was the week following spring break and, while difficult, it was the correct decision to make for the health, safety and welfare of our ...Read More About Transitioning to a new normal
“Success is the result of a collective effort”
A recap of the House Appropriations Committee budget presentation On Wednesday, March 10, I had the privilege of representing VCSU in our budget appropriations presentation to the House Appropriations Committee. Other VCSU representatives who joined me and provided testimony that day were Student Senate President Angeline Gannon, Vice President for Business Affairs Wesley Wintch, and VCSU Foundation Executive Director Larry ...Read More About “Success is the result of a collective effort”